Saturday afternoon sees the start of one of the biggest orienteering competitions in the world and you can join the festivities from home.
IOF TV is with you all the way in both English and Swedish commentary from the hectic start of the Venla relay to the decisive seventh leg of Jukola Sunday morning.
More than 18.000 athletes in over 3000 teams will race the Venla and Jukola 2023 relays, which this year takes place in Southern Finland.
The terrain at Porvoo/Borgå east of Helsinki is diverse with both steep and sharp hill areas and flatter bare parts, just as there are rocky areas and occasional thick undergrowth resulting in low visibility.
IFK Göteborg (SWE) showed great shape by winning the women’s relay at Tiomila a month ago and holds the title from last year’s Venla relay, where IFK Lidingö (SWE) was four minutes behind.
Stora Tuna OK (SWE) has the chance of winning their fourth Jukola-title in a row and can be strengthened by the memory of last year’s victory in more than three minutes ahead of OK Ravinen (SWE).
The 25 EUR ticket at IOF TV gives you more than 12 hours of orienteering action in high quality from both relays with English and Swedish commentary.
IOF TV’s experienced commentators Katherine Bett and Jonas Merz will guide the viewers through the relays on the English stream, and speaker legend Per Forsberg will be the voice of the Swedish stream. During the night, Josefine Heikka will join as the expert commentator.
If you haven’t created a user profile at IOF’s new streaming platform IOF TV, you should do that before you can buy the Venla/Jukola ticket.
(Eastern European Summer Time – EEST – UTC+3)
Saturday, June 17th
13.45 – 17.30
22.45 – 07.30 (Sunday, June 18th)
Start lists and results
Start lists and live results via orienteering.sport/live
Photo: Jarmo Koskela