Saturday, November 28, 2015

Inside Orienteering: Issue 3, November 2015 is now published

The latest issue of the IOF publication Inside Orienteering is now available on the IOF webpage. On it, you may read about the upcoming SkiO Season, meet the new IOF Office in Sweden, follow the first ever Egyptian Sprint Orienteering Championships and much more.

In the last issue of Inside Orienteering, published in June [HERE], you could enjoy a look back at the years that the IOF Office spent in Finland, and remember the hard work and progress that was undergone there. Since then, a lot has been happening behind the scenes. The entire IOF Office has upped sticks and moved, from Finland’s capital Helsinki, to the regional capital Karlstad, in Värmland, Sweden. This is probably one of the main reasons why Inside Orienteering's third issue is been published so late. Written by Kirsty McIntire, “IOF Office – The Beginning of a New Era” is an informal (and nice) presentation of all staff, from Tom Hollowell, the new Secretary General / Chief Executive Officer, to David Wästlund, the Sports Administrator, Malin Björqvist, responsible for the Global Development & Communications Officer, Hans Jørgen Kvåle, the Marketing Manager, Jörn Sundby, IOF Senior Event Adviser for the World Orienteering Championships, Henrik Skoglund, who works with Eventor, Ed Niland, manager of the IOF's Anti-Doping plans and, of course, Kirsty McIntyre, the Office Administrator.

The Winter is here and Erik Borg talks about Ski Orienteering and the “Great motivations with the big events”. The 2018 World Cup Ski Orienteering races will be at Craftsbury Outdoor Center, in northern Vermont, USA, and the subject deserves his special attention. But also the next European Championships, in Obertilliach, Austria, “A perfect location for a Championship”. We can also read a nice interview with Daisy Kudre, expecting to see her “back in the ski-o world with a smiling face”, and another Interview with Juraj Nemec, IOF Event Adviser for the World University Championships and “a door opener on the Olympic Road”. We may also see in the words of Brian Porteous, the IOF President, a reinforcement of this “Olympic project”: “The International Olympic Committee's Agenda 2020 gives us real opportunities to be included especially in the Olympic Winter Games and it is important therefore that all federations who can support and encourage our skiO discipline.”

“Around the World”, José Angel Nieto Poblete presents the “Women and Sports” project, a program developed by the Spanish Orienteering Federation and the National Sports Council; Zoran Milovanovic invites us to the beautiful Al Azhar Park, in Cairo, for the first ever Sprint Orienteering Championships of Egypt; and Dominic Yue left us a general idea about the sixth World Military Games, in Mungyeong, South Korea. Finally, Daniel Hubmann, the current leader of the IOF World Ranking, describes his favorite map: Irbene, in Latvia. In this interview, conducted by Erik Borg, you can read that “he has been on the map only once. It was on the Long Distance at the European
Championship in 2008. Daniel finished second after Dmitry Tsvetkov. The difference between the Russian and Hubmann was 33 seconds on the 16,9 km long course with 33 controls.”

Joaquim Margarido

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