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  Orienteering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orienteering originated in Scandinavia, as a military exercise, in the late 19th century.
In its formal recommendation that ski orienteering not be included in those games, the Olympic Programme Commission focused on a lack of participation in the sport outside Nordic countries, "the challenges for broadcasters and spectators to easily follow the competition", and the costs associated with new technology and a new results system.
An orienteering course is marked in purple or red on a map using a triangle to indicate the start and a double circle to locate the finish.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Orienteering   (2635 words)

 Orienteering - tScholars.com
Orienteering is a sport involving navigation with a map and compass.
An orienteering course is marked in red on a map using a triangle to indicate the start and a double circle to locate the finish.
The four types of orienteering recognized by the International Orienteering Federation are foot, mountain bike orienteering, ski, and trail orienteering.
www.tscholars.com /encyclopedia/Orienteering   (2156 words)

 Riverfront Recapture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Orienteering is a sport for people of all ages, abilities, and sexes.
An Orienteering course consists of several checkpoints located at the geographical features that are circled on a map.
The chapter holds Orienteering events in the spring and fall at parks in Connecticut, with courses suitable for beginners through experts.
www.riverfront.org /Orienteering.asp   (474 words)

 Online Orienteering
Orienteering originated in Scandinavia, as a military exercise, in the 19th century.
Orienteering started to spread to countries outside Scandinavia in the 1960s.
Orienteering is a tremendous way to get in shape and it is loads of fun.
www.online-orienteering.net   (265 words)

 Orienteering -
Orienteering is a competitive form of land navigation.
The object of orienteering is to locate control points by using a map and compass to navigate through the woods.
This site aims to inform you about the sport of Orienteering, you can find that information at the left under "The Sport." We also have information on learning how to read maps and peform land navigation using such tools as a compass.
www.4orienteering.com   (119 words)

Orienteering is often called the “thinking sport” because it involves map reading and decision-making in addition to a great workout.
Orienteering is a sport for everyone, regardless of age or experience.
Most orienteering events use staggered starts to ensure that each orienteer has a chance to do his or her own navigating, but there are several other popular formats, including relays and events in which the orienteer must find as many controls as possible within a specified time.
www.csn.ul.ie /~opc/Links/Orienteering/Orienteering.htm   (453 words)

 Introduction to Orienteering - Chicago Area Orienteering Club
Orienteering is a sport that gets you off the roads and into the forest preserves in the Chicago area.
Orienteering in the Midwest is a spring/fall sport; in the summer there are too many bugs and flourishing vegetation for comfortable forest running.
Orienteering is a balance between speed and accuracy, and there's always a fine line, whether you¹re a beginner or advanced.
www.chicago-orienteering.org /intro.htm   (2821 words)

 Orienteering UK, British Orienteering, - Try My Sport.
Orienteering is a sport involving navigation between control points marked on a unique orienteering map.
Orienteering is a great sport to take up with friends and family allowing you share your adventures afterwards.
Orienteering at the elite level is a highly competitive sport involving intense concentration, skill and fitness running against the best in the world at international competitions.
www.trymysport.co.uk /orienteering.htm   (511 words)

 About Orienteering
Orienteering originated in Sweden in the early 1900's as a military exercise and came to the U.S. in the 1940's.
The U.S. Orienteering team regularly participates in international competitions, but orienteering is primarily a recreational activity for the weekend athlete, the fitness hiker, and the puzzle junkie.
Orienteering appeals to everyone - from the active family, to the athlete, to the conservationist.
www.floridaorienteering.org /orient.htm   (266 words)

 Orienteering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Orienteering is a sport in which orienteers use an accurate, detailed map and a compass to find points in the landscape.
A standard orienteering course consists of a start, a series of control sites that are marked by circles, connected by lines and numbered in the order they are to be visited, and a finish.
To verify a visit, the orienteer uses a punch hanging next to the flag to mark his or her control card.
www.williams.edu /Biology/Faculty_Staff/hwilliams/Orienteering/o~index.html   (238 words)

 Orienteering Merit Badge
Show that you know first aid for the types of injuries that could occur while orienteering, including cuts, scratches, blisters, snakebite, insect stings, tick bites, heat and cold reactions (sunburn, heatstroke, heat exhaustion, hypothermia), and dehydration.
Explain to your counselor why you should be able to identify poisonous plants and poisonous animals that are found in your area.
While orienteering is primarily an individual sport, BSA Youth Protection procedures call for using the buddy system.
www.meritbadge.com /mb/080.htm   (368 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
First day was one of the hardest, as the ahtletes had to do two races in one day- a cross country running in the morning (5 km for men and 3km for women) and a mass start event in the afternoon.
Temperatures were high (30 degrees) and physical shape was to be tested, as even the orienteering part had to be done in high speed, as the event washeld in a technically easy terrain with good runnability.
It is a traditional meeting between youth, junior and elite runners from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.The long distance race on Saturday was also counting for WRE and it was one of selection races for the WOC for Lithuanian and Latvian teams.
www.orienteeringonline.net   (878 words)

 Minnesota Orienteering Club: Home
The Minnesota Orienteering Club is a group of orienteering enthusiasts volunteering their efforts to promote the enjoyment of their favorite sport within Minnesota and the neighboring areas of western Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Orienteering is the skill of finding your way through a series of checkpoints on an unfamiliar course using a map and a compass.
Orienteering is a year round activity that attracts both recreational and competitive participants of all ages and abilities.
www.mnoc.org   (471 words)

 Orienteering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Basic orienteering (map and compass reading) courses are offered at the park visitor center in March and November.
The basic orienteering course is located near the park visitor center and consists of 10 points, the first six points constitute a loop of approximately 1.5 miles which was designed for the beginner.
If you are experienced in orienteering and wish to practice your skills, the park maintains two courses that are available for public use from November 1st through April 15th.
www.nps.gov /cato/recr/orient.htm   (240 words)

 BOF: Welcome To British Orienteering An Adventure Sport For All
Orienteering is a sport where competitors navigate their way between control points marked on a specially drawn map.
There are various orienteering disciplines, foot orienteering is the most common.
At the competitive and elite level Orienteering is a highly competitive sport involving intense concentration, skill and fitness running against the best in the world at international competitions.
www.britishorienteering.org.uk   (272 words)

Orienteers navigate around a series of control locations, usually in a park or forest, using only their maps, their compasses and their wits.
While the serious competitor's ultimate goal is to complete the course in the shortest possible time, recreational orienteers enjoy testing their navigational and map reading skills by choosing the optimum route as they leisurely hike through the forest.
Orienteers use detailed topographical maps, usually produced by orienteering clubs, the cost of which is recouped by charging a nominal fee to particpants in meets.
members.aol.com /RLShadow/ORIENT.HTM   (462 words)

 Mountain Bike Orienteering : Orienteering Western Australia
Mountain bike orienteering (MTBO) is an endurance sport attracting both orienteering and mountain bike enthusiasts.
The most important orienteering skills needed are route choice and map memory, and these need to be combined with good bike handling skills and the ability to cope with steep slopes, both up and down.
Mountain bike orienteering can be practised in many different types of terrain.
wa.orienteering.asn.au /mtbo   (305 words)

Orienteering is a sport wherein participants must navigate from one point to another using a map.
In orienteering, participants receive a map of an area which shows a series of sites to visit.
In a regular orienteering meet, participants use a special pin-punch located at each station to punch a control card.
www.orienteeringunlimited.com /aboutorienteering.htm   (147 words)

Orienteering, which originated in Scandinavia, is the skill of navigating through the natural world by using a compass.
While some orienteering activities involve the use of a map, this experience will only involve a compass and a data sheet.
When done competitively or in a club, orienteering is a timed event that brings a unique blend of long distance running, compass use, map reading, and outdoor knowledge that many people find incredibly challenging and fun.
www.rbnc.org /schoolunits/orientrng.htm   (894 words)

 Orienteering Merit Badge for Boy Scouts BSA
Show how to orient a map using a compass.
Set up a score orienteering course with at least 12 control points and a time limit of at least 60 minutes.
Act as an official during an orienteering event.
www.boyscouttrail.com /boy-scouts/meritbadges/Orienteering.asp   (383 words)

 Orienteering Association of South Australia
Orienteering is finding one's way through the country side, typically bushland, using a detailed map and compass.
An orienteering course involves visiting a number of locations in the bush (such as creek junctions, gullies, boulders, etc.) in the correct order.
Orienteering can be enjoyed by both young and old, either as a relaxing recreation or as a competitive sport.
www.oasa.asn.au /default.htm   (122 words)

 UNO - Up North Orienteers
We are a dynamic and friendly orienteering club, noted for welcoming newcomers, for our families with children of various ages, and for our top-level national competitors.
It is good for first time orienteers, please tell friends whom you think might be interested.
Orienteering is a sport in which participants use a detailed map and a compass to locate points in the landscape.
www.geocities.com /Yosemite/Trails/5910   (404 words)

 Home : Orienteering ACT
Orienteering is a sport in which participants navigate around a course using a map and compass.
Orienteering ACT is the body that organises and promotes Orienteering in the ACT.
ACT High Schools and Colleges Orienteering Championships Wednesday, 2 August 2006 Entry form and details now available for the ACT High Schools and Colleges Orienteering Championships.
www.act.orienteering.asn.au   (196 words)

 Amazon.com: Orienteering (Essential Guides (Stackpole)): Books: Ian Bratt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Orienteering is a sport that combines a variety of physical and mental skills and appeals to people of all ages and fitness levels.
Covered are the four different types of orienteering recognized by the International Orienteering Federation: foot, ski, mountain bike, and trail orienteering.
Examples of extended scope include "Trends in orienteering" in the description of the sport and also a chapter that covers general and orienteering specific training, nutrition, stretching through to the mental angle.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0811720543?v=glance   (1241 words)

 Orienteering Today
52 pages full of exciting orienteering reading; new design of posters and higher quality paper of the cover are the improvements from the previous year.
Orienteering Today was founded in 2005 with the aim of giving the orienteering world a professional media platform which can report on orienteering from a truly international perspective; showing all varieties, peculiarities and beauties of this amazing sport no matter where it is performed.
Orienteering Today is lovingly produced by enthusiastic orienteers for whom this sport indeed is a way of life.
www.orienteeringtoday.com   (229 words)

 About Orienteering  Orienteering
The annual Sass Peepre training camp for junior orienteers was Aug 23-25th in Mansfield, ON.
Canadian orienteers, Patrick Goeres and Sarah Brandreth competed in the 15th World University Orienteering Championship in Kosice, Slovakia from Aug 15 - 19.
Plans are underway for a national orienteering conference to be held before the 2007 COCs in Saskatchewan.
www.orienteering.ca   (400 words)

 Stirling Surveys makers of 'Footprint Maps' for cycling, backpacking, walking & orienteering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We have been associated with the biennial Scottish Six Day Orienteering Event since 1989, producing at one time or another anything from photogrammetric base maps to final artwork and coordinating the printing and overprinting of tens of thousands of maps.
Our PG Base Maps are widely recognised as the best orienteering base maps in the UK, used by all the top professional and amateur mappers.
Most of our orienteering base maps are produced at scales of 1:5,000 or 1:7,500 with a 2.5m or 5m contour interval and supplied in colour on clear film.
home.btconnect.com /StirlingSurveys/orienteer.html   (351 words)

 ScoutBase UK: Programme Support - Activities - Orienteering
Providing the suspense and excitement of a treasure hunt, orienteering is an adventurous activity for people of all ages, fitness and skill levels.
Orienteering is a versatile activity and can be done anywhere, from a dense forest to a playing field.
Orienteering can be adapted for all ages and even Beavers could take part by using a string course and later teaching them to read simple maps so that they can progress onto more complex courses.
www.scoutbase.org.uk /ps/activities/factfile.php?ID=53   (367 words)

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