Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Nice (old) Norwegian map


Peter posted this map a few days ago. It is from the 1978 WOC relay. The area is near Kongsberg. Nice terrain. You can compare to a newer map that overlaps some of the same terrain.

Peter also linked the mens' relay results. Here are the places for the "peer nations":

Canada 8th
USA 13th
Japan 14th
Belgium 16th
Ireland 17th
New Zealand 19th

Portugal - one of the peer nations - didn't have a team. France (not a peer nation, though it fit based on my initial criteria - was 12th.

Back to okansas.blogspot.com.

posted by Michael | 7:53 PM


how do you define a peer nation?
Here is the original explanation for the peer nations:


Here is the original complete list:


I dropped several nations from the original list of USA peers. I dropped Slovakia, France, Poland and Bulgaria. They fit the criteria, but I had some feedback indicating that the US didn't want to be compared with those nations. I think it was because those nations tend to have much better results than the rest of the group.

As a concept, the peer nation approach never got much traction, though I've found it interesting and I've learned a lot from it.

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