Australian Team for MTB WOC 2008 in Poland

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The selection trials for the 2008 MTBO WOC and JWOC teams were held over the weekend of 19th and 20th April, in Victoria. Saturday 19th April    – LONG Distance  held near Newstead ( west of Castlemaine) Sunday 20th April am – MIDDLE Distance held at Nerrina, on the northern eastern outskirts of Ballarat Sunday 20th April pm – SPRINT Distance  held … Read More

Dent Sets the Standard

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Julian Dent showed why he is Australia’s top ranked orienteer with five dominating wins in gold mining, granite and campus terrain types. Winners (best 4 of 5 scores) Course 1    Julian Dent     Susanne Casanova Course 2    Michael Burton     Belinda Lawford Course 3    Steve Flick      Eleanor Ross Course 4    Dave Lotty     Sandra Tarr Course 5    Brodie Nankervis     Nicola Blatchford Course 6    Ashley Nankervis     Lanita … Read More

2009 MTBO Selection Policy

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Selection Process for Australian Team to compete at MTBO WOC 2009  1.      The selection will be for up to 8 riders (total) for both Men’s and Women’s Team. Selectors will use the three ‘picks’ system as a priority order. ·    Pick A:     A maximum of 2 riders chosen with regard to all relevant performances, including previous WOC’s. ·    Pick B:    … Read More

2009 MTBO Squads

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Australian MTBO 2009 squads High Performance Squad In recognition of reaching the highest standard in World MTBO Adrian Jackson                VIC Senior A Squad = those who have represented Australia at WOC, have strongly contested selection or have performed well in major events and demonstrated commitment to elite MTBO racing MEN Tony Clark*                      VIC Anthony Darr                    NSW Paul Darvodelsky              NSW Andrew … Read More

Outer Edge features Australian Orienteering

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Australia’s outdoor adventure magazine, Outer Edge, has a special Orienteering feature in its latest edition. Editor Pat Kinsella spent three days watching the action at the Australian Championships Carnival in Maryborough, Queensland. Kinsella presents the sport from an outsiders perspective, and shows the many positive attributes of the sport we love. Look at for it in the news stands today. … Read More

Level 2 Coaching Workshop

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The Level 2 Coaching Workshop will be held in Canberra on January 31st and February 1st. The workshop will be led by experienced Level 3 coach Paul Pacqué. Paul has many years experience in all facets of orienteering including coaching the Australian JWOC team and Junior Squad for many years. The course willl be held at the Carotel Motel in … Read More

Adrian Jackson continues to improve

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Adrian Jackson, our present middle distance world champion in MTBO, again demonstrated his outstanding fitness by winning the elite MTBA National Round Crosscountry event on the Gold Coast on Nov 31.  In very hot and wet conditions AJ maintained  great consistency in his laps and had a 2 minute margin after completing the course in 1hr53 mins.   He competes again … Read More

OA Challenge

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Following the first day of the Annual OA Conference delegates from the states joined the OA Board in the OA Challenge. Given the conference was being within the ANU, it was the natural setting for the most important event on the orienteering calender. Two hagaby style courses gave an opportunity for some head-to-head racing which produced some good battles. Construction … Read More

New IOF Anti-doping rules

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Dear Member Federations, Please find attached the new IOF Anti-Doping Rules. The rules have been revised to be compliant with the new (2009) World Anti-Doping Code. In accordance with the required procedure, the rules have been submitted to WADA for review and approval. WADA has confirmed that the rules are in line with the Code. The rules are also to … Read More

IOF Commissions

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The International Orienteering Federation has announced that 5 Australians have been reappointed to IOF Commissions. This includes: Michael Dowling to the Foot Orienteering Commission Blake Gordon to the MTB Orienteering Commission David Hogg to the Environment Commission Barry McCrae  to the Rules Commission John Brammall as IOF Regional Development Delegate for Oceania. Orienteering Australia congratulates these five on their appointment … Read More