Krasnoyarsk got the flag of 2017 World Ski Orienteering Championships
on April 21, the ceremony of awarding the flag of the 2017 World Ski
Orienteering Championships to Krasnoyarsk, the future host city of this
event, took place in Sochi.
The President of the International
Orienteering Federation (IOF) Brian Porteous, IOF Secretary General Tom
Hollowell, Minister of Sport of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Sergey
Alekseev, Director General of the Executive Directorate of the 29th
Winter Universiade of 2019 in Krasnoyarsk Maxim Urazov, and the Chairman
of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Orienteering Federation Alexander
Bliznevsky took part in the ceremony.
The flag was brought and handed to the Minister of Sport of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Sergey Alekseev.
us it is a great honour to host the World Ski Orienteering
Championship. The traditions of this sport are very strong in the
Krasnoyarsk Territory. Our athletes always come back home with the
medals of world competitions, and in 2017 and in 2017 they will have an
opportunity to win medals in the native land. Besides, we have an extra
opportunity to test ourselves at the threshold of the 2019 Winter
Universiade, where ski orienteering is included into the programme as an
optional sport. And I'm sure all the guests and participants of this
competition will remember Krasnoyarsk starts with great pleasure and
will do come to us for the Universiade", - the Minister of sports of the
Krasnoyarsk Territory Sergey Alekseev said.
The World Ski
Orienteering Championships will be held in Krasnoyarsk from the 5th to
13th of March, 2017. Over 150 athletes from 25 countries of the world
will compete in 6 disciplines of the programme. These competitions will
become a test event in ski orienteering and they will give an
opportunity to test the venues readiness, to develop the team’s unity,
to find out mistakes and correct them before 2019.
has already hosted the international ski orienteering competitions. In
1997 the World Cup was held and in 2000 the World Ski Orienteering
Championship took place in the city.