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BG Cup 2017
 
brizos
 
 

Foot O

Orienteering is a sport in which the competitors navigate independently
through the terrain while running. Competitors must visit a number of
control points marked on the ground in the shortest possible time aided only
by map and compass. The course, defined by the location of the controls, is
not revealed to competitors until they start. The map gives detailed
information on the terrain. To be successful in foot orienteering, the athlete
needs excellent map reading skills, absolute concentration and the ability to
make quick decisions on the best route while running at high speed.

Ski O

Ski Orienteering is winter sport combining navigation and cross-country skiing
across a rough terrain using prepared cross-country ski tracks. The athletes need
to read a map and make hundreds of route choices on a course while skiing at full
speed. Ski orienteers use a map to navigate in a dense network of ski trail and to
visit number of control points marked on the ground in right order. The course,
defined by the location of the controls, is not revealed to competitors until they start.
Route choices are made on the basis of the quality of the ski tracks, gradient and
distance, all of which can be read from the map. Ski orienteering is time-measured
and objective – the fastest time wins.

Bike O

Mountain bike Orienteering is a sport in which the competitors, using cycles, navigate
independently through the terrain. Competitors must visit a number of control points
marked on the ground in the shortest possible time aided only by map and compass.
The course, defined by the location of the controls, is not revealed to competitors
until they start. Mountain biking and navigational skills shall be tested in such a
way that navigational skill is the decisive element. The course shall be completed
by the cyclist riding, carrying or pushing his/her mountain bike. Riding off tracks
or trails is allowed only in areas shown on the map by the appropriate symbols.