Orienteering

Seiler, Roland (2013). Orienteering. In: Levinson, David; Pfister, Gertrud (eds.) Berkshire encyclopedia of world sport, 3rd ed. 2 (pp. 914-917). Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group

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Competitive orienteering is the sport of finding one’s way in unknown terrain with the help of a map and a compass; there may or may not be a time limit. Developed in Scandinavia, the sport was popularized first in Europe in the twentieth century and is now becoming popular around the world. Different disciplines include foot, ski, and bicycle orienteering, as well as trail orienteering for physically impaired persons. The sport offers different competition formats and age categories that allow participation with adapted physical and mental demands for all ages.

Item Type:

Book Section (Encyclopedia Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW)
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW) > Sport Science II

UniBE Contributor:

Seiler, Roland

Subjects:

700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment

ISBN:

978-1-61472-936-5

Publisher:

Berkshire Publishing Group

Language:

English

Submitter:

Roland Seiler

Date Deposited:

28 Mar 2014 12:14

Last Modified:

10 Sep 2017 07:29

Uncontrolled Keywords:

orienteering, sport, nature, terrain, map, compass, route choice, navigation, age classes, competition, individual, relay, foot-orienteering, ski-orienteering, bike-orienteering

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.41230

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/41230

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