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World Cup Finals in China!

The highlight of the year, World Cup Finals in China, is finally starting!

The middle distance event starts at 11:30 (05:30 CET) on Saturday, with paid online TV from 14:00 (08:00 CET).

The sprint relay is on Sunday (paid online TV from 14:30, NOTE WINTER TIME IN EUROPE = 07:30 CET). Individual sprint is on Tuesday afternoon.

Sprint terrain is unique in China with villages even more thrilling to orienteer than Italian old towns. But, according to this article (in Swedish), the Swedish federation captain Hånan Carlsson thinks Chinese forest terrain is unique with “paved paths, deep caves and old graves”! (Also read Jan Kocbach’s analysis on WorldOfO.) (And yes, the “grave” symbol in ISOM2000 that was removed in ISOM2017, owed its existence to these Chinese graves that are scattered across plots of land with good feng shui.)

If you want to see this unique terrain in orienteering action, you might have to spend some bucks unless you’re in Finland or China with TV broadcast (Czech TV will only broadcast sprint relay).

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