How to follow Orienteering World Cup Round 2 in Italy

We have only just said goodbye to Olten, Switzerland but it’s already time to continue the Orienteering World Cup in Genoa, Italy this weekend.

Round 2 consists of a sprint on Saturday and a sprint relay on Sunday at the edge of the Mediterranean. And it is literally on the edge of the Mediterranean, since Saturday’s sprint arena in Genoa Voltri west of the city center is on the seafront, whereas Sunday sprint relay arena lies in the Nervi Park east of Genoa centre.

Compared to last weekend’s two sprint races, the races in Genoa will feature a lot more meters to climb for the athletes and a mix of park and urban orienteering.

30 nations have registrered close to 250 athletes for the races in Italy.

After Round 1, Tuomas Heikkilä (FIN) leads the men’s World Cup and Natalia Gemperle and Simona Aebersold (both SUI) are tied in the womens’ top standings.

Regardless of whether you go to the arenas in Genoa or watch from home, you will have great opportunities to follow the competitions.

A high quality TV broadcast from Saturday and Sunday is available at IOF TV and a number of national tv-channels: Sweden (SVT), Finland (YLE) and Czechia (CzTV Sport).

IOF TV offers commentary in English, French and German:

Katherine Bett and Jonas Merz are behind the microphones on the English stream, while Robin Devrieux and Matthieu Puech take care of the French commentary. Lukas Deininger and Philipp Sauter will be handling the commentary in German.

The tickets at IOF TV are 9 EUR per race.

Go to IOF TV

Start lists, results, GPS-tracking, maps and link to photos on IOF LIVE

The Event local time zone is CEST (UTC +2). 

World Cup Round 2 programme

Saturday, June 1
11.18 Sprint, expected first start
13.00-15.30 IOF TV broadcast

Sunday, June 2
15.30 – 17.00 IOF TV Broadcast
15.40 Sprint Relay, start

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Photos: Silvan Schletti and Kristina Lindgren