The World Ski Orienteering Championships started with the sprint, followed by the pursuit. Today, you can follow the middle-distance races live on SC Play with English commentary.
You can follow the competitions live through our streaming service SC Play, with English commentary.
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Below, you can check the start lists for today’s races:
World Ski Orienteering Championships – Program and broadcast times with links to SC Play
Tuesday, January 23 – Sprint 11:30 – 14:10 CET
Wednesday, January 24 – Pursuit – 11:50 – 14:20 CET
Friday, January 26 – Middle distance – 11:30 – ~14:45 CET
Saturday, January 27 – Mixed relay – 12:50 – ~14:10 CET
On ProXCskiing.com, we will continuously report on the competition. If you want to watch the competitions live, you can do so on our streaming service, SC Play, with all competitions broadcast with English commentary. SC Play is included in the ProXCskiing.com membership.
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Is ski orienteering a new sport for you? Here’s everything you need to know:
Ski orienteering is very similar to summertime orienteering. But there are some differences. One of these is, of course, that the athlete is skiing. Free technique is allowed on all distances, and skiers carry the map in a map holder on their chest.
The aim is to take the checkpoints in numerical order as quickly as possible, and one of the challenges in ski orienteering is to make course decisions at high speed and also to make judgments about the fastest route between each checkpoint.
The competitions are held in areas where, in addition to the already existing track system, “extra tracks” are laid by snowmobiles in order to create more options for the skier.
On the map, the tracks have different widths depending on how wide the track is. A wide track (corresponding to traditional skate width) has a thick green line as a symbol, while a narrow track has a dashed green color. On the latter, it is not possible to ski “traditional skating” but is about getting around with more focus on the double poling.
Athletes from several different countries are expected to compete for medals. Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Switzerland, and Bulgaria are the main favorites.
In parallel with the World Championships, the Junior World Championships and the European Youth Championships will also be held.
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