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   Describe
 Orienteering




ORIENTEERING INST COURSE
12-13 September 2009
        Orienteering - Introduction


•   definition of orienteering
•   purpose of orienteering
•   description of an event
•   rules of the sport
•   short history
•   types of competitions/events
  What is
Orienteering?
          …a recreational activity
          or competitive sport
          the combines the
          physical fitness of
          cross-country running,
          with the mental
          challenge of navigating
          by map and compass.
                                           Decision making
         Why
      Orienteer?

                                     Navigation
                                       Skills




Physical Fitness                                     Time
                                                  Management
                   Problem Solving
 Description of an
 Orienteering Event



• orienteering map and
  compass
• description sheet
• control marker / punch
• control card
  Description of an
  Orienteering Event


An Orienteering
Course …
consists of a start, a
series of controls to
be visited, and a
finish.
                         FINISH



                                  START
Rules of the Sport
          •Ethics
          •Safety
          •Rules
     A Really ‘Short’ History of
           Orienteering
•1886 – ‘orienteering’ first developed in Norway
•1897 – civilians invited to first organized military
         orienteering competition
•1919 – first major civilian competition in Sweden
•1932 – first international competition
•1948 – orienteering came to Canada
•1961 – International Orienteering Federation formed
•1966 – first world orienteering championships
•1998 – first ski-orienteering event held at Winter
        Olympics (Nagano, Japan)
•2000 – IOF now has 58 member countries
          Types of Competitions
    Classic Orienteering       Score Orienteering
             1                       6        2
                               5
                       2             4

            4                  1
6                                            3
                           3

      5                                  7
        Types of Competitions
    Line Orienteering           Relay Orienteering
           1                      8            1
                            7
                                                     2
          3

6                       2
                                                     3
                4           6
    5                                           4
                                      5
  Competition - Variations
                      Night Orienteering
                      Street Orienteering
                      Trail Orienteering
                      Canoe Orienteering

 Bike Orienteering
Memory Orienteering
     Rogaine
      Sprint

				
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