With SILVANUS an eco-sustainable and resilient Foresta Umbra
With SILVANUS an eco-sustainable and resilient Foresta Umbra One month after the conclusion of the World Masters Orienteering Championships in Gargano, the beauty of one of their main stages, the Foresta Umbra, is still vivid in our eyes.
WMOC 2022, SATELLITE ACTIVITIES OF 5 MILLION EUROS
WMOC 2022, SATELLITE ACTIVITIES OF 5 MILLION EUROS Participation of over 3 thousand athletes from 40 countries will make up the daily presence in the Gargano of 5 thousand people, also considering their companions, equal to a total of 50 thousand in the ten days of average stay. Relevant numbers are those linked to the now forthcoming World Masters Orienteering Championships. One month after the start of the competitions, at a round table at the Sala Giunta of the Province of Foggia, we talked about the fundamental sporting, social and economic value generated by the event, which will remain the heritage of the territory.
The World Champion Janne Salmi course setter at WMOC 2022
The World Champion Janne Salmi course setter at WMOC 2022 The name of Janne Salmi is among those universally known to orienteers. Among his victories: Gold medal at WOC 1997 middle distance and Gold medal at WOC 2001 in Relay, 4 silver medals, and 1 bronze medal at WOC, 2 times winner of Jukola with Turun Suunnistajat team (1996 and 2001).
Jörgen Mårtensson International WMOC 2022 Ambassador
The orienteering legend Jörgen Mårtensson is officially the WMOC 2022 International Ambassador. Jörgen is one of the most successful Swedish orienteer of all times. Twice a winner of the World Orienteering Championships, he also won the 5 days O-Ringen in 1981 (at age 21), 1996 and 1997 (at age 37). Furthermore, he won the Swedish Championship in Marathon at Stockholm Marathon in 1993 . Now retired, he had one of the longest spanning careers in orienteering at world class level, taking part in World Championships over a period of twenty years. Starting with the 1978 World Orienteering Championships, where he placed eighth in the individual contest, he competed in every world championship until 1997. Is also thanks to Jörgen if orienteers with be able to run and enjoy Foresta Umbra because when back in the early 2000’ with Gabriele Viale and Bernt Bjørnsgaard they drove up to the forest and found a real paradise for orienteering and decided to make the first orienteering map.