World Cup Selection
Mmh, it seems like IOF wants to put some movement into orienteering. Great!
Unfortunately the strategic moves they have done seem extremely clumsy to me. Besides many decisions that are quite shocking, the new rule of restricting the number of runners from the weaker nations to 1 or 2 is a tragedy.
I will not enter in the debate; there is enough to read on every other orienteering homepage (check out www.attackpoint.org). What I do not understand the most, is why IOF has not yet learned the fundamentals of democracy… I had hoped they had learned something after the Micro O disaster from last year.
So, my message to the IOF: One needs visions to develop our sport, and the moves towards “evolution” will certainly not please everybody. But please, present your ideas first to the concerned ones and let us debate about it. After also hearing our point of view you might come out with an even more attractive solution, and on top of that we will stand behind your decision.
Let our sport be dynamic and fair! The second has been our jewel in comparison to the other sports, let us not loose it!