Jun 17

2017-Hamina, Finland. Best World Military Orienteering Championship ever !

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Finland organized our 50th World Military Orienteering Championship in Hamina 10-16 June 2017. The first was organized in 1965 and has been organized annually since then except for three years. Finland asked me years ago to host the 50th Championship. If there is something you really want, you do your very best and the result will be outstanding. In addition to a “normal” WMilOC” they included a number of special activities to celebrate. Finland lived up to her reputation as an organizer and made this Championship a real memory for life. In my final speech I included without any doubts and hesitation:

This has been the best World Military Orienteering Championship ever !

Harald Østbye, Norway

President CISM Sport Committee Orienteering 2000-2016

CISM Official Representative 2017

 

Jun 15

2017-Hamina, Finland. 15th June. Relay. Poland and Russia !

What a day in the Finnish woods !

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1 102 POL Poland 1:25:43 Aleksandra Hornik 27:49
2 101 RUS Russia +1:18 Svetlana Mironova 27:23
3 103 LTU Lithuania +3:18 Sandra Paužzaite 30:50

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1 2 RUS Russia 1:39:58 Leonid Novikov 34:38
2 6 EST Estonia +3 Timo Sild 34:45
3 3 POL Poland +1:03 Wojciech Kowalski 35:49

Jun 14

2017-Hamina, Finland. 14th June. Free time. Sightseeing-Dinner in the Bastion-Finnish baseball

 

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Jun 13

2017-Hamina, Finland. 13th June. Long Distance.

For GPS-Tracking see:

http://puolustusvoimat.fi/en/web/sotilasliikunta/artikkeli/-/asset_publisher/lahtolistat-tulokset-ja-gps-seuranta

Like on the Middle, Timo Sild and Svetlana Mironova took the gold medals.

Flowers men:

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1 146 EST Timo Sild Estonia 1:08:08
2 133 RUS Leonid Novikov Russia 1:09:53 +1:45
3 116 POL Wojciech Kowalski Poland 1:10:28 +2:20
4 136 AUT Gernot Kerschbaumer Austria 1:10:34 +2:26
5 124 RUS Valentin Novikov Russia 1:11:11 +3:03
6 83 EST Lauri Sild Estonia 1:11:14 +3:06

Flowers women:

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1 323 RUS Svetlana Mironova Russia 48:23
2 337 RUS Anastasiia Rudnaia Russia 49:34 +1:11
3 351 POL Aleksandra Hornik Poland 50:03 +1:40
4 310 RUS Tatiana Ryabkina Russia 50:37 +2:14
5 353 RUS Natalia Efimova Russia 51:05 +2:42
6 340 EST Annika Rihma Estonia 53:03 +4:40

Jun 12

2017-Hamina, Finland. 12th June. Middle Distance.

For GPS-Tracking see:

http://puolustusvoimat.fi/en/web/sotilasliikunta/artikkeli/-/asset_publisher/lahtolistat-tulokset-ja-gps-seuranta

Men flower ceremony:

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1 157 EST Timo Sild Estonia 29:59
2 121 FIN Olli-Markus Taivainen Finland 30:42 +43
3 141 FIN Miika Kirmula Finland 30:51 +52
4 96 RUS Leonid Novikov Russia 31:08 +1:09
5 144 RUS Valentin Novikov Russia 31:15 +1:16
6 120 SUI Jonas Egger Switzerland 31:51 +1:52

Women flower ceremony:

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1 350 RUS Svetlana Mironova Russia 29:06
2 352 AUT Ursula Kadan Austria 29:56 +50
3 343 RUS Anastasiia Rudnaia Russia 30:38 +1:32
4 304 RUS Natalia Efimova Russia 32:09 +3:03
5 355 FRA Fanny Roche France 32:24 +3:18
6 344 POL Aleksandra Hornik Poland 32:44 +3:38

 

Jun 11

2017-Hamina, Finland. 11th June. Opening Ceremony.

A very compact and to the point Opening Ceremony. Brigadier General Jukka Sonninen opened the 50th World Military Orienteering Championships. LtCol Harald Østbye, CISM Official Representative. Pictures of the opening, United Arab Emirates and Palestine.

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Jun 11

2017-Hamina, Finland. 11th June. Model Event and Opening Ceremony.

Sunday 11th June is the day of the Model Event and Opening Ceremony. First on the programme this morning is the Model Event. See the map !

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The runners really liked the Finnish terrain. Everybody was smiling after the Model Event.

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Jun 10

2017-Hamina, Finland. Men Long tested.

Today we have run Men Long. 13 km. 24 controls visited in correct order !

Expected winning time after the test run: 69 minutes.

We are very happy about terrain, maps and courses !

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Jun 09

2017-Hamina, Finland. Competition center checked.

Jouni Lipponen, Event Advisor and Harald checked the competition center this afternoon. Everything looks perfect. The organizer is using their very best people. Tero Föhr is Secretary General and has a lot of experience from military and civilian world championships.

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Jun 09

2017-Hamina, Finland. Middle distances tested.

I have this morning run Men Middle. Rain and 12 degrees Celsius. Terrain perfect for a middle distance. The courses are set by experts according to IOF regulations and will offer the competitors some challenges.

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