Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Friday, January 11, 2008
More World Ranking O' TriviaThe United States has 249 names listed in the IOF World Ranking list.
I thought it'd be interesting to see which nations are most similar to the U.S. in terms of the number of names on the ranking list. So, here is a list of the nations within +/- 100 names of the United States:
Back to okansas.blogspot.com. posted by Michael | 7:56 PM
Yikes - Canada not even within 100 runners of USA? A result of our 2007 WRE's being in a relatively remote (orienteering-wise) area in the past year, perhaps. Should improve for 2008.
I believe the numbers Mike is giving include everyone currently associated with each country who has run a WRE since the WRE system began. So the location of COC's last year could only have made a difference if it prevented someone Canadian from showing up who would have run a WRE for the first time in their lives if one had been held elsewhere. That can't be very many people.Post a Comment
BTW, the US number should be one higher and the Canadian one one lower since the APOC 2006 organisers entered Dan into the system as a Canadian to match my club affiliation despite being told she was American.