Denmark is one of the leading orienteering nations when it comes to sprint orienteering. In recent years, several World Championship medals have been won by Danish runners, both individually and in the sprint orienteering relay.
The high level with which the Danish Orienteering Federation operates was also evident in the organisation of the WOC 2022 in Southern Denmark. Here, the world champions in sprint orienteering were determined in the Danish cities of Kolding, Fredericia and Vejle at the end of June.
What could be more obvious than to get some input in the northern neighbouring country? So the organisers of the German Sprint Orienteering Championships went to several events in Denmark to observe the organisational procedures and to have a close look at the representations of special terrain parts in urban areas on the orienteering maps. Some observations will also be incorporated into the organisation.
One result is that for the first time all orienteering maps of the sprint orienteering competitions in Hamburg will be produced by a Danish printing company, which has an IOF certification and also printed the WOC maps in 2022. A one hundred percent representation according to the current IOF map standard is thus guaranteed.