Orienteering World Cup Round 1 8th-11th June in Vihti and in Helsinki has been completed. Now is time to convey the experiences of the organizers of the three top-level orienteering competitions.
The main feeling is it was great to be a member of Helsingin Suunnistajat orienteering club in World Cup in Vihti and at the Senate Square in Helsinki, says Jouko Lahtinen, the Chairman of the club. Lahtinen says that the feedback from the international supervisor of the event Göran Andersson and the General Secretary of IOF Tom Hollowell has been great to hear. Both Andersson and Hollowell mentioned that the Sprint Relay was one of the best ever organised sprint competitions and they also praised the atmosphere in the sprint arena.
Lahtinen and Pekka Väisänen, the Competition Director, would like to thank all the athletes, orienteers and spectators who participated in the events during the world cup for creating this great and supportive atmosphere.