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Boys and girl of the bus
Having rolled down from Sweden with a busful of top orienteers, journalists and organisers, driver Ingemar Carlund was thanked by Park World Tour champions Jörgen Mårtensson and Reeta Kolkkala after the final in Prague, Czech Republic, 29.10.1996. Crew members Erik Unaas, Gåvert Wååg and Hans Mårtensson joined in. Where did the double-decker bus stop for … Continue reading Boys and girl of the bus
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On the football field
In Oslo, 31.7.1996, the Park World Tour racers got to share the arena with 15,000 young soccer players, taking part in the Norway Cup. Ragnhild Myrvold and the orienteers got a share of their cheers. Which terrain dominated the course? Check it out in the anniversary book Made for loving it.
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A dive before the crowds
Diving into the river Laxån was the fastest route to the second last control at Park World Tour race number two in Sweden 20.7.1996. Marie-Luce Romanens stayed calm, in front of thousands of eyes. Also Carsten Jørgensen was not able to finish with dry feet. What made so many people watch the PWT race in … Continue reading A dive before the crowds
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All in one
Outside the spa hotel where all the runners stayed, the Park World Tour started in Vaasa, Finland, 13.6.1996, live on TV. Carsten Jørgensen, Rudolf Ropek and Jörgen Mårtensson finished on the podium, with sauna and banquet dinner waiting. What was the map scale at the premiere event? Find it – and 120+ more maps in … Continue reading All in one
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Endorsed, approved
In early 1996, the new series got its name and logo, created by Peter Björknäs, and the endorsement of the International Orienteering Federation. On 15.2.1996, the Park World Tour association was approved by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office. Who thought the logo was a red-haired woman? Get your copy of Made for loving it … Continue reading Endorsed, approved
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Heard of the Park World Cup?
Heard of the Park World Cup? Find out much more in the anniversary book Made for loving it.
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