Bjørn Axel Gran appointed Event Director of WOC 2019

Posted on | August 30, 2017 | Category: News

Bjørn Axel Gran brings experience from “Grenserittet” and Halden Skiklubb to the job for the WOC organization.

WOC 2019 has appointed Bjørn Axel Gran as Event Director. This means that Bjørn Axel will be responsible for the championship events at WOC 2019, as well as the World Cup Races (Pre-WOC) in 2018.

He is educated as a master of science engineer/PhD, and works as a professional group leader in the Department of Energy Technology (IFE).

He has a wide range of experience from orienteering both as a runner and an organizer, as well as organizing Grenserittet (popular cycling race in Halden). As an orienteer he has experience both as a runner, ten years as coach of the German national team, leading the elite section in Halden Skiklubb and at the moment as a race director for the Norwegian championships in Halden this coming autumn.

– I look forward to contribute together with skilled people towards this WOC that will be a highlight for the sport of orienteering, both in the Østfold region and the whole country of Norway, Gran says.

He now joins in a central role for the whole journey towards WOC 2019, including Norwegian champs this autumn and Pre WOC (with World Cup) next year.

– It’s a huge advantage that I can join for the whole process in my opinion, and I really look forward to this job, even though I know it will be both intensive and challenging.

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