The development of the sport of orienteering throughout the world has been an important focus of O-Ringen since the very first 5‑day event was organised in 1965. O-Ringen has incorporated some form of training and development activity ever since.
The aim of O-Ringen Academy is to assist the development of orienteering around the world. It does this by providing selected representatives from developing orienteering countries with education and training designed to help grow the sport in the countries concerned.Participants in the Academy will also receive training to develop their own individual skill levels in the sport.
Academy is a unique opportunity for orienteering federations and interested individuals to work on developing the sport in their home countries. The idea behind Academy is, through the transfer of knowledge and experience, to develop individual competency to be able to promote, organize and teach orienteering in your own country and at the same time participate in the world's greatest orienteering event, O-Ringen.
Academy is primarily intended for participants from new and developing orienteering countries, where there is a need to quickly learn new skills and routines needed to organize orienteering events.
Academy will each year host around 30-50 participants, from countries identified by IOF. All those selected for the Academy must be involved in developing orienteering in their country and, in the event of there being more applications than the places available, priority will be given to those individuals who are likely to make the greatest contribution to growing the sport. O-Ringen Academy is recommend for participants 18 years of age and older.
For more infomration contact Jaroslav Kacmarcik