Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Oystein Kristiansen on micro O'


Oystein Kristiansen wrote about mirco O' on the OPN discussion. I don't have the energy to translate everything he wrote, but I'll summarize his two main points:

1. Kristiansen is glad to see the IOF making an effort to try something new to make the sport TV friendly. It might not work. But, it might.

2. Micro O' is about managing the changes in map scales during a race and carefully reading the control description. Those are both things that are easy to train.

I think both of these are good points. I've been a bit suprised (but only a bit) at how negative the reactions have been to including micro O' in the WOC. If it were up to me, I wouldn't include micro O'. But given the decision, I think it is intersting to think about how best to deal with it.

posted by Michael | 6:50 PM


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