World Cup season off to an intense start in Sweden

The international orienteering elite runners will have to tie their fastest shoes, when the World Cup season 2022 begins in Borås, Sweden this week.

From Thursday through Sunday three sprint competitions await: Individual Sprint, Knock-Out Sprint and Sprint Relay, all in urban terrain in and around Borås.

Last year’s overall World Cup winners, Tove Alexandersson (SWE) and Kasper Fosser (NOR) will be there to begin their title defence.

Tove Alexandersson proved to be in good shape by winning the Swedish Knock-Out Sprint championship a week ago and finishing second at the Individual Sprint the following day.

Kasper Fosser’s pre-season training was hampered due to an injury, but he finished second at the WOC Selection Races Sprint in Denmark and feels on his way back to full speed.

– It will be good to get back and compete against the best in the world again. I feel that my shape is getting better after struggling with injuries for a long time, so I think the World Cup in Borås will be a lot of fun. I will put a lot of effort into it and overall, it is very important to me, Fosser said during the races in Denmark.

If you’re not able to travel to Borås, IOF LIVE offers great options to follow Alexandersson, Fosser and the rest of the orienteering superstars during the competitions.

IOF LIVE commentators Katherine Bett and Jonas Merz will handle the English commentary on the Web-TV stream for all competitions.

Here Jonas Merz picks his favourites for the women’s Sprint on Thursday.

Tickets are available at IOF LIVE center, where you will find live results and GPS-tracking as well.

The price for the TV stream is 6 EUR for one competition or 12 EUR for all three competitions.

Web-tv schedule – local time zone, CEST  (UTC+2) :
Thursday, 26/5 Sprint 12:00 – 14:30
Saturday, 28/5 Knock-Out Sprint 16:00 – 17.50
Sunday, 29/5 Sprint Relay 13:00 – 14.30

232 athletes from 25 different nations have entered the World Cup Round 1.

The World Cup 2022 season consists of three rounds, with nine competitions in total.