They are going on right now, and orienteering starts on Friday! USA has a team there! Woo! Go team!
Live streaming of the events at http://wg2013.orienteering.org/
Looks like the first race is tomorrow, sprint distance. They'll be streaming live, with GPS, starting at 10am (women) and 11am (men), Cali time. I believe that means 11am and noon for EST. Start lists are up already - Can't wait to watch! Go USA!!
coverage of the sprint has started. First starts in 15 mins.
Have you got any sound Eddie?
The feed appears to have stopped. I could barely hear the announcing in the background - it was very low. Now I can't get the vid. Well, the vid is just a title card. Saw the "parade of nations" walk into the arena, and heard them announce "united states" but then it stopped. Looked like a few handfulls of spectators there.
Ah yes, mine too...shouldn't have gone away for a few mins!
Funny, the spanish audio is on the left channel and the english on the right (in acrobatic gymnastics). Too bad you can't get both at the same time :)
Eddie >> Ditto. Got the first minute or so, but then it disappeared :(
Live tracking should start soon...
Unfortunately I have an 11 AM meeting today. Hopefully will be done for the men's race at least.
Looks like the video feed is working, no sound yet.
I'm getting some sound now.
Still no sound for you guys?
Is it really quiet Brendan?
The start procedure looks a little rushed, no?
Yeah, it's really quiet, only English coverage, no Spanish.
Yeah, the start gate seems to be adding some confusion.
When I switched to English the sound started working
Weird location ... all that dirt, bamboo, and graffiti
They seem to have worked out the kinks in the start procedure.
Is the live tracking available somewhere?
Is there a start list somewhere?
Interesting that they teammates starting 2 minutes apart. Random draw?
They just announce that the best will start last.
Hahah, that was weird. Weightlifting for 4 seconds. :)
The liveresults don't seem to be live updating
Hehe, @vmeyer: yep, ouch! Glad I'm wearing headphones ... uh oh
The live tracking link is not working either.
I watched a little of the recording of the opening ceremony, but the audio is broken. Was like there was an echo.
I watched a bit of the frisbee coverage earlier and the announcers were talking about the difficulties they were experiencing with bandwidth yesterday and that they were working hard to overcome problems. Guess too many orienteering fans have logged in!
This is not very good, is it?
Live results are showing now. Hit refresh.
SVT has them beat on production hands down. There's no sense of the "story" of the sprint, which is what I think SVT does so well.
But, we junkies will watch anything. ;-)
Oh indeed. :) It's orienteering! On TV!
IMO, the fact that we are able to watch at all is amazing! Live orienteering from world games? Awesome. Go ALI
What's the deal with the tracking? Do they have the womens GPS on the mens map? because otherwise everyone is screwing up and not realizing it.
Ali in the lead through 6!!
Yes, through 6 ... so far.
Yeah, the tracking
is showing the mens map.
What's the link for the tracking?
Is that just the broadcast tracking, or did you find it somewhere? It's not linked on the event site http://wg2013.orienteering.org/
it is now linked there, they added it recently.
Wow, am I reading correctly -- Ali finished and she is in the lead among all finishers so far.
Video working well for me. Kewl!
2nd by 0.5 seconds so far Terry
Some guy in the background just yelled "Minna!".
Ali only 3 seconds behind Minna at 12!
Really a great run for her. What an awesome start to the World Games! Still holding 3rd!
Looks like the loop at the end is throwing some people.
is Control 17 on the map in the right place? Everyone seems to be missing it without a DQ.
no, they are showing the mens map.
Looks like top 6 at least.
Looks like it's going to be 5!! And only out of the money so far by 3 seconds!!!
Ali now fifth ... still seriously awesome ...
5th it is. Fantastic race! Congrats!
Unbelievably awesome!!! Yay Ali!
And on to the men....
Anybody still have video?
In an airport, watching! Hopefully Eric can finish before I have to board.
Great run by Ali. She looked tired when we could see her on #12 and in the run-in... I wonder how hot it is?
Tove lost a minute in the end :(
(wouldn´t have been enough for victory though...)
Nope, my coverage has gone.
Yowsa!! Less than 3 seconds off the podium? That is totally cool... And a rather impressive list of names behind her too...
At least splits are working.
I refreshed the whole page and now it works.
My splits have stopped working.
Refreshed too late and missed Eric and Ross at start. ARG!!
My splits haven't refreshed in over 10 minutes - keep reloading page but I get the 11:04 set.. ;-(
Wow, nicely done Ali! And Sam in 28th, that's solid!
It looks like quite a runner's course - no artificial fences this time? Time for the men to rock!
Great video of Kramhov starting.
Looks like Ross has passed his man up and possibly his man up.
Dang, there is a surprising amount of time up for grabs in the final loop.
Hey, a Columbian, that's neat to see.
Lots of foot traffic to dodge.
Lots of video of Ross finishing!
I wonder how hot it is?
looks like around 90F/32C with heat index 97F/36C. hot!
Good on that Scott Fraser. It must have been tough running with that wagon attached to his back.
The men's finish times are so close. Looks like USA men beat China, Columbia, and Brazil (though one of the Chinese men beat Eric).
Cali elevation is 997m, by the way.
Live video of major orienteering events, twice, only a month apart ... love it. I could get used to this.
Are we going to get to see the maps?!
Ken talks about the heat, Ali had a blazing run. Go USA.
Ali will be part of a live chat happening some time this afternoon, so look for that!
Live chat starting in less than 10 minutes here: http://orienteering.org/the-world-games-chat/
You'd think that with a group of people who love the letter O, and look at a lot of maps, that we'd be spelling Colombia correctly (both here and on Facebook.)
I also recently saw the same misspelling on a war memorial in Wichita that I was considering for a 'Hood Hunt checkpoint!
Does the live chat not work anymore? The link doesn't work, I'm wondering I there's a chat archive or something?
And the women's middle has started. Looks like a very long sprint course...
Yep. On the big screen here!
Ali is featured in the sequence of 4 highlight pix of front page of World Games!
"Sport Takes the Streets"
Sam passes previous starter!
Funny to see "Hill" and "Saeger" running together on the tracking.
Ali has her battle face on.
The vid is a min or so behind the tracking.
The start seems so relaxed. You can barely see the one official sitting there. ALmost looks like a self-start.
The Spanish announcer is really trying to get the crowd cheering.
Looks like she overran 27 and had to backtrack
Can someone post the full URL of the live feed, please? I can get to it on the iPad...
They're doing a fine job with the coverage. The only thing missing is Koptercam :)
The river crossing looks treacherous, with or without piranhas!
What is the story on that one-eyed pink panther they seem to be using as a portable map feature?
Pretty good run for Sam. She'll be angry about the bobble on 27.
Ali will be at the pink cat in a min or so.
Gyurko clinging to her coat tails
Let's go, Ali!! BRING THE HEAT! New best time at the TV control.
Ali has passed Annika - thats 4 mins.
Ali is cutting through the bamboo to 23?
And just when it gets interesting my tracking froze.
Oh my I hope she's not really there
I think Ali may have done a loop backwards. I sure hope my tracking was just screwy.
Yeah, sure looked like she went to 25 first. She posted in the results now at least.
Wow, Billstam had some blood on her forehead in the finish chute.
Nuts, they're not showing Ali in the results any more; it could be a mispunch. Alas. The Australian Kathryn Preston also has her finish split omitted, so perhaps she met the same fate.
Darn it. Still an awesome race though.
I like the soundtrack today :)
They just showed her as 8th
I wonder if the competitors at the spectator control can hear the announcer; it could be very discouraging to hear live commentary on your race. "Here comes Maja Alm; she has made some mistakes and is over five minutes behind Minna Kauppi."
Did Tove just cut through?
On the replay of 23, yes she went just left of straight, and it was the fastest of the leaders.
Yes, cut through, and gained some time.
Anyone have men's tracking?
ok, looks like its up now!
Results official, says PF for Ali which probably translates to MP...
Double lead for Brazil must be a first!
Ross starting, referred to as 'gringo'...
Something is jamming his signal. Maybe its the pin in his elbow :)
Eric's made up 40 seconds or so on Ross.
There he is!! THERE HE IS!!!!!
We'll see Eric at the spectator in about 1 min.
Anybody still have video?
Goes in and out, but have it now.
many of the men (including Eric) have been cutting straight through on 20-21.
Mine dropped out just as I finished today's work and settled down to watch!
Any tips? I'm not getting anything at all.
Wooo, Ross! Take it OFF!! :)
Eric will be finishing in a couple of minutes. Will the kiddies in the river splash him when comes through?
Yay, Ross finished on camera.
GO ROSS!! Keeping it rated M for mature!
Becky, I went all the way out and re-connected to the vid page. Waited for the main stream to come up (track and field), then switched to O, and waited there maybe 2-3 mins and it finally came up.
"Tips?" I did restart my browser a few times, but I don't know if that did anything positive.
Valerie, are you going to the Summer Series event today, appropriately in Columbia, MD.
The kiddies in the water must be novel experience on a course? En mass that is, single bear sightings aside.
Chris Forne's time is holding up well here.
Looks like Scotty is done for the day.
Yay, back, just in time to see Kyburz finish .... and, say, well, hmmm, nice booty.
They haven't yet posted Kyburz's finish time in the live results - I wonder if he mispunched. It might explain how he could have gained a full minute in the last 2 km.
Update - I guess not, since they're interviewing him about winning the gold.
Yay, go Hubmann!! Holy crap, 0.3 over Aleliunas!
See you guys tomorrow for the relay.
Scott was jogging already out of the start gate so obviously never in it...
Hey AP friends! It's great to come on and read all the chatter here. The course today was physically tough with some steep climbs, thick green, and oppressive heat.
In terms of US updates from today, Ali was really pleased with her course, apart from taking the butterfly loop backward. Sam in 26th place again, she says it's fun to race in the Colombian jungle. Eric and I both agreed that our legs were pretty tired by the end of the course.
I thought that I would hop on here to publicly announce that for tomorrow's mixed relay NZ and USA have formally challenged each other for AP supremacy. The winner gets glory, national pride and perhaps most importantly bragging rights on this very site! Also, to sweeten the deal, 50 million pesos are also on the line.
A look back at the past two days will show a slight advantage for the US women and a slight advantage for the NZ men... anything could happen, so follow along tomorrow and help us crush some Kiwis!
Excellent! I'll make a crushed kiwi smoothie tonight! Mmmm, green and delicious.
Ross, did you mean fifty thousand pesos? Go USA!!
I do mean 50,000 pesos. The 50,000 peso note has 50 mil written on it, so it's more fun to refer to the lump sum as 50 million pesos :) don't worry, we haven't promised the crown jewels.
10 there is 11 here. Where have you been? :)
Anyone getting the live broadcast? I just get a static screen showing a graphic of an orienteer.
Got back in time to just catch the start!
what was that at the start?
Eric takes a different route!
Thanks, Bo. Went for the big screen today - video and results. AP on the ipad. Trying to add the tracking now.
Passed by New Zealand ...
Lost Eric's tracking out of #8 :-(
Chris Forne gives NZL a big lead ....
Eric hands off to Sam ... wish I could have seen Eric's race ...
Woah, no pressure Cat ...
We'll get to see if Scott's "rest day" yesterday pays off ..
Yikes, SWE goes straight 14-15?
Eww ... Just announced GBR is DQ'd too.
Oh, here's NZL, 50K on the line.
China just now catching USA!
USA and Chine tag off together. Go, Ali!!
NZL probably thinking about how they are going to spend their 50K ...
China makes big mistake, USA pulls ahead
What the hell happened to the Swedes? The Norwegians? Where were the Finns?
Sweden was missing a women, I believe Annika ran, but not Tove.
Minna was a team of 1 at the games, so no relay for her.
Exciti.ng fight for the bronze between Austria and Czech Republic
Czech Republic mispunched?
Oh, there's NZL, 1 control head....
may get interesting right now
Ali's taking a more aggressive line ... go Ali ...
Ali has her target in her sights! Rahr!
Her different route to 21 is helping her close in on NZ!!
Wow, Ali's really gaining!
50 mil pesos in the bank!
What a finish!!!! Bravo Ali!!!
Wish we could see team USA right now! So cool that on the video they replayed the GPS tracking of Ali's catch up.
Never count yer 50 mil pesos before you have them in hand ...
WOW!! What a kick ass finish for both the US and New Zealand!
Do we know why Canada's not there; was it just budget reasons?
I've taken some (blurry) screenshots of Team USA- you can find them on MerGeo Nav Race's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/navigationraces
And be sure to put October 5 on your calendar and join us for the 8-hour Cleman Mountain Nav Race here in Washington State. ;) Don't worry- it's in Eastern Washington, where the blackberries don't grow!
For nations without top orienteers, only one team per continent was admitted. Or something like that. USA got to go instead of Canada because of our performance in the North American champs?
And maybe China represented Asia, and NZL reprsented Oceania? And Brazil, South America?
stever, apparently there was only one team from North America allowed in the WG. Since USA did better at the WOC thanks to Allison, they got to go. Will Crichtley spoke at the Sierra Summerfest and mentioned that.
Nice screenshots, Rebecca!
No, USA knew we were going to World Games well before WOC 2013. I remember Eric mentioning it in December or so.
That one team decision seems strange given Colombia, as hosts, got to run, and were so far behind in this race. It would have been good for them to have some company (talking about all nations here, obviously not just CAN, who would have been way ahead of Colombia!).
Selection was based on results at WOC 2012. Top X teams, plus best one in other IOF regions that didn't otherwise have a country qualified, plus the host country.
Thanks all for the info. Given the qual rules, strikes me as kind of lame that Finland didn't send a full team. (Kudos to Mina for showing up.)
Think Ross will try to pack that pink cat in his luggage?
What's the story on the abundance of DQ's in the relay? (Besides Sweden not fielding a full team.)
Higk speed stress & not checking codes...
What is the deal with Tove? Is she ok?
No additional news about Tove on orientering.se
or the team's World Games blog yet. Hopefully just a simple cold (if that is possible in such hot weather).
Sweden actually mispunched too - before the DNS on the last leg.
So who won, USA or NZ? Can't find results at their website.
USA by a tenth of a second. Must have been a lean at the line. Wish I had been able to see it.
Yep it was pretty close! Ali just managed to reel Georgia in on the finish sprint. A very well matched race within a race. Just a shame we couldn't hold the USA out... And end up on that other side of that tenth of a second!
There were two controls close to each other (woman's #5) and the teams that were dsq'ed (Sweden, Norway and GB) all mud pinched there. Don't know what happened to the Czechs. Tove has a cold, so will be healthy enough to fly home tomorrow at least!
Yep, super fun having our mini competition with New Zealand. Tight race made it super exciting!!
Very, very close! I'm not sure I've ever had such a close head-to-head finish in an o-race! I was chasing Georgia tumbling down the hill, then punched immediately after her at the last control and we raced the run-in.
Thanks for following all!
It actually was really cool to watch -- almost all on the GPS tracking, with the gap narrowing on the last loop and not at all clear if there was enough course left to give Ali a chance. And then leaving the next-to last control it looked on the GPS like Ali was taking the lead, and then they switched to the TV, and suddenly there was Georgia first into the last control, and not a very long chute still ahead. And then the TV view switched to the finish, a head-on shot, and it looked like Ali first, but so close.
It looked like both were totally wasted afterwards.
Sure would be nice if that bit was available for replay somehow.
And both countries in the top 10 is also cool. You still have to punch all the correct controls.
Thinking about the old saying "you had to see it to believe it", this was different. This was more like "you couldn't believe it as you were seeing it!"
And it staggers the mind to try to think what the US runners will be able to do with 50 mil worth of ice cream. That's like 6 month's worth of the entire ice cream production of South America!
Replay of the relay broadcast is here
. The big finish is at 01:02:00
I have heard of support for big events from the army in Europe. But that was about logistics.. not standing around with weapons.
I'm wondering how that 1:5k Middle map got past Håvard Tveite.
I imagine World Games success is more important than preserving Scandinavian map culture.
That one team decision seems strange given Colombia, as hosts, got to run, and were so far behind in this race.
See also: World Cup and Olympics.
Tremendous represent, Team USA!!! This has been a great World Games.
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