Asia

August orienteering heatwave continues

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The summer heat is not over yet—not the orienteering heatwave either. The World Orienteering Championships are upcoming in Norway. Then comes the Asian Junior and Youth Orienteering Championships in Japan. But there are much more going on in Asia just now: 1. Newer orienteering nations step up in national teams Nations like Malaysia and Singapore […]

Asia

Did you know…?

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Hong Kong is probably the earliest place in Asia to have orienteering as a sport. Being one of the last remaining British colonies in the 20th century, the British Armed Forces brought the sport from Europe to Hong Kong in the 1950s/1960s, then taught the police and the scouts how to play it, then taught […]

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MetOC launches app with Asian calendar function

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Metropolitan Orienteering Club of Hong Kong (MetOC) has launched an app that makes it possible to check events quickly and links to major entry channels such as IOF Eventor. Although the app is mainly targeted at orienteering in Hong Kong (links to weather reports in Hong Kong are included), the app has an Asian calendar—although […]