Posted on | July 17, 2013 | Category: News
For the World Orienteering Championships 2014 in Italy, the following countries will have three nation start slots in the middle and long distance finals according to previous world championships performance:
The following countries will have two start slots on the basis of previous results:
*Italy is in division two but, as the host country, will be entitled to three start slots in both classes.
The rest of the countries will have one guaranteed starting slot for both middle and long distance race. The countries closest to division two are New Zealand, China, Bulgaria, Belgium, and Japan in women’s class and Belgium, Slovakia, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand in men’s class.
The new model means that all countries are guaranteed at least one start slot in both middle and long distance finals. In addition, all nations are allowed to have three runners in the sprint qualification race and one team in the sprint relay and in the “traditional” relay.|| Print page ||