The World of O Wall Calendar 2008 is a free download high-quality PDF-file which you can print out and hang on the wall. It contains all international competitions from World of O Calendar (as of January 5th), along with chosen pictures from World of O Runners from 2007. This preview of the calendar is shown to give organizers time (and motivate them) to add their competitions to World of O Calendar – the final version of the calendar will be available for download in early January. Click here to add competitions to World of O Wall Calendar / World of O Calendar!
12 runners – 12 countries
For each month, a runner from a different country is featured…
The following days, each of the runners featured in the World of O Wall Calendar 2008 will be presented here at World of O. For each month, a runner from a different country is featured – summing up to give runners from 12 different countries. You will not find the World number one at the men and women side – Thierry Gueorgiou and Simone Niggli in this calendar. Instead, other criteria have been chosen. Some of them are runners with exceptionally good homepages – who the readers of World of O therefore know better than many others. Others are emerging stars – just breaking into the top 10 World Elite – and maybe also the stars of tomorrow? And finally, some are runners who just deserve some extra attention – there are many, many runners below the absolute world elite who work hard every day to get a better orienteer …
A completely different orienteering calendar for 2008 is Thierry Gueorgiou’s calendar – which he describes here. It looks like another masterpiece from the “unbeatable Frenchman” – see a preview of Tero’s 2008 calendar here (see also Tero’s homepage).
June 2008: Eva Jureníková
The runner chosen for June is Eva Jureníková from Czech Republic. Eva has been close to being top 10 in a World Orienteering Champs since the WOC in Tampere, Finland in 2001, where she got a 15th spot on the middle distance. Until now, her 12th spot at the middle distance in Kiev in 2007 is her best WOC result, but she has big plans for 2008 on home ground in Czech Republic – not far from where she grew up. See an interview with Eva from this years Spring Cup by woO-TV here:
Eva has one of the most interesting orienteering homepages of the world orienteering elite (which has not been updated for some time now, though) – with a good mix of maps, pictures and stories. It is well worth a visit!
About WoO Wall Calendar 2008
This is a preview of World of O Wall Calendar 2008: 12 runners – 12 countries. It will be available for free download as a high-quality PDF-file in January 2008. The preview of the calendar is shown to give organizers time (and motivate them) to add their competitions to World of O Calendar. All international orienteering competitions inside World of O Calendar at January 5th will be included in World of O Wall Calendar 2008. The pictures in the calendar are selected from World of O Runners – choosing 12 runners from 12 different countries to show the spread of orienteering around the world.