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date: 10 August 2020


Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Roland SeilerRoland SEILER

Competitive orienteering is the sport of finding one’s way in unknown terrain with the help of a map and a compass; there may or may not be a time limit. Developed in Scandinavia, the sport was popularized first in Europe in the twentieth century and is now becoming popular around the world. Different disciplines include foot, ski, and bicycle orienteering, as well as trail orienteering for physically impaired persons. The sport offers different competition formats and age categories that allow participation with adapted physical and mental demands for all ages. ...

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