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18/07/2009 || The World Games: -I’m getting to be more a navigator than a competitor ||News||

Hanny Allston won The World Games middle distance by the impressive margin of 76.4 seconds. The Australian showed remarkable strength at Chengcing Lake. She has taken new steps forward since she became a World Champion. Photo: Erik Borg –I had a good race. I followed my plan exactly, she says. –And that was? – I […]

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17/07/2009 || The World Games: -We will fight for the medals ||News||

The Norwegian team coach Petter Thoresen is hoping for medals from his team. The goal is to fight among the very best at all distances. Two of the four in the Norwegian team, Elise Egseth and Øystein Kvaal Østerbø, together with Petter Thoresen went directly to Taiwan from a training camp in Hungary related to […]

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17/07/2009 || The World Games: Follow the middle distance online ||News||

There is more to come after the exciting sprint: the middle distance race takes place tomorrow at the Chengcing Lake. The event will be broadcast live online from 06:30 CET (GMT +2:00). In addition, live results and tracking will be available from the IOF homepage. To access the live video, results and tracking, please click […]

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17/07/2009 || The World Games: 2009 ambition achieved! ||News||

Andrey Khramov has The World Games as his big goal this year. Today he got the gold he wanted, and there are still two races left in the orienteering part of the big multi-sport games. – It wasn’t easy at all and I made some small mistakes. Maybe I lost 20-25 seconds in all, says […]

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17/07/2009 || The World Games: -I’m not unbeatable ||News||

Minna Kauppi did just what was expected and what she wanted to do. Now the incredible Finn has also won gold at The World Games. Photo: Erik Borg – It’s great to win. That’s always good, and especially so here as this was an important race, smiles Minna. The Finn ran her first race ever […]

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17/07/2009 || The World Games: Kauppi and Khramov sprint winners – now photos! ||News||

The sprint races at The World Games were exciting to the very end. In the men’s race, reigning sprint world champion Andrey Khramov beat the long distance world champion Daniel Hubmann by a mere second. Minna Kauppi’s victory in the women’s class was clearer, but the winning margin might have been smaller had not Hanny […]

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17/07/2009 || The World Games: He who can, teaches ||News||

Wan-Jyuan Sie (left) and Chieh Chen are teaching orienteering to children in Chinese Taipei, and at the same time practising the sport at a high level. They are representing Chinese Taipei at The World Games. Photo: Erik Borg -This here has become our home town and we are feeling a bit nervous, the two athletes […]

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17/07/2009 || The World Games: -What else should I go for than victory? ||News||

Minna Kauppi is aiming high at The World Games. She wants to be the very best. Of course, it is something you’d expect from the woman who has won the last three World Cup races. -My goal? That is to win to all three gold medals. What else should I go for, Minna smiles. The […]

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16/07/2009 || The World Games: Kaohsiung is ready! ||News||

40 000 spectators, amongst them 72 orienteers, witnessed the spectacular opening of The World Games 2009 at a sold-out stadium in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei. The IOC Vice President, Mr Chiharu Igaya, brought the best wishes from the entire Olympic Family to the athletes. He congratulated the organizers for a job well done and concluded: “Kaohsiung […]

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16/07/2009 || The World Games: Follow the events online ||News||

The World Games orienteering competitions kick off on Friday with sprint distance at the Museum of Fine Arts in Kaohsiung. Middle distance (Saturday) and Mixed Relay (Sunday) will be held at Chengcing Lake. All three orienteering events will be broadcast live online. In addition, live results and tracking will be available from the IOF homepage. […]

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