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Estonian Ski-O Team – Inside

We met with the most northern folk of Baltics at the beginning of December, during the annual training camp in Äkäslompolo, Finland. As already a tradition, the team stayed there for two weeks to build up a good foundation for the upcoming winter. To get an insight into the soul of the Estonian Ski-O Team, we had a chat with the athletes.

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Swedish Cup in Orsa Grönklitt

Competition review

This season, Swedish ski-orienteering introduced a new concept for national ski-orienteering races: Swedish Cup, a national circuit of ski-orienteering competitions, consisting of 13 individual races.

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Ski-O in December: Review

Ski-orienteering season 2020/21 started in several countries with official or unofficial races.

The main hotspot for ski-orienteering in December was undoubtedly Gornozavodsk in Russia, which hosted three multi-day competition weeks with Russian ski-o elite.

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Ski-O in January: Preview

Competition Calendar

Ski-O season 2020/21 is a special one, challenged by COVID-19 pandemic and snow conditions all over the world.

Here is a small insight into national and international competitions scheduled to take place in January 2021.

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Swiss selection races “in a bubble”

Competition review

Swiss national ski-o team decided to organize selection races for all athletes who are applying for international competitions. To take part in the selection races, all athletes had to provide a negative PCR test no older than 72h.

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Inside Ural Patterns

Competition review

Ski-O season 2020/21 has started! At least in Russia. Nearly 300 athletes got together in the Perm region, in the city of Gornozavodsk, to take part in the first ski-orienteering races of the season – “Ural Patterns”.

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Ski-O in December: Preview

Competition calendar in December

We are living in times of uncertainty, but it doesn’t stop winter sports enthusiasts from looking forward to a new season.
Here is a small insight into national and international competitions scheduled to take place at the beginning of the season 2021.

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Episode 1

Knowledge in Ski-O
Swiss Ski-O Library

Welcome to the first episode of Ski-O Inside. In this video, Gion is going to describe the concept of Swiss Ski-O Library – a measurement tool to analyse the level of athletes and the Swiss ski-orienteering team.

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What is ski-orienteering

Ski-orienteering is an endurance winter sport combining navigation and cross-country skiing across a rough terrain using prepared cross-country ski tracks. A ski orienteer combines high physical endurance and strength, excellent technical skiing skills and the ability to choose the best routes.

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