First international orienteering event in Mauritius

The first ever international orienteering event in Mauritius, the Mauritius 3 days Orienteering 2022, took place from 17th to 20th November 2022 and it was organized in a collaboration between Orienteering M, Park World Tour, the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sports & Recreation, and the Ministry of Education of Mauritius.

The work to bring an international orienteering event to Mauritius began during the O-Ringen Academy 2019 with the contact between Park World Tour (PWT) and Mr. John Domah of Orienteering M. Since then, PWT has worked with Orienteering M to make the event possible. A series of webinars have been held to educate the local orienteering officials and a visit by the PWT General Manager Jaroslav Kacmarcik and Project Manager Giulia Zenere took place a year ago. Orienteering mappers from Czech Republic have visited Mauritius to make high quality maps fit for orienteering.

The event included three different stages, which took place in Palmar Beach (sprint), Domaine de Lagrave (middle), and SSR Botanical Garden Pamplemousses (sprint).

90 international orienteers from 15 different countries, and almost the same amount of local Mauritian sports people and students, joined the event.


The Sprint Orienteering World Champion 2022 Megan Carter-Davis from Great Britain, and Sprint World Championship bronze medallist 2022, Yannick Michiels from Belgium were also present.