2014 WOC MEN'S SPRINT FINAL PHOTO-OThe
2014 World Orienteering Championship Sprint Finals were held on the
island of Venice in early July. What a fabulous area for sprint
none of the Canadian team made it to the finals but it was still
exciting to watch all the other athletes dart in and out of the alleys,
parks, and plazzas. The athlete photos were taken at the
Qualification race on the island of Burano.
The day after the
Sprint Final, Gloria and I walked the course and took pictures at most
of the control sites for the photo-O. Several of the sites were
indistinguishable from other sites (in a photo) so I have excluded them
from the set. For example, the "objects" at the crossover and GO
controls were gone.
You can find the control descriptions on the
map file. The photos were taken at random angles - indicating the angle
for this photo-O would make it too easy. : ) Gloria is posing at
several of the sites to help you locate exactly where the flag was hung.
There are 15 control sites in the set, randomly
identified as A thru O. The sites that I have included are:
START - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 12 - 13 - 17 - 18 - 19 - FINISH
The winner of this race
took only 14 minutes to complete his course. Can you match the photos
to the map control areas just as quickly? The resolution of the photos is pretty good so you can expand them for closer viewing.
The link to the map file is HERE. NOTE: In
Internet Explorer (for example), right-click and "Open in a new window" so you can
arrange the windows and view the photos and map as a split screen. If you can't configure a split screen, print the map - it's easier than flicking back and forth.
Here are the ANSWERS. Cheers, Bill Anderson