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Discussion: WOC 2019 Relay Predictions

in: Orienteering; General

Aug 16, 2019 8:00 PM # 
Runner99:
Mine:

MEN
1.Norway
2.Sweden
3.France
4.Switzerland

WOMEN:
1.Sweden
2.Switzerland
3.Finland
4.Norway

I'm placing 4 in case someone mispunches....

Order matters!! :)
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Aug 16, 2019 8:12 PM # 
Guisborough1:
MEN
1.Switzerland
2.Sweden
3.Norway
4.GBR

WOMEN
1.Sweden
2.Norway
3.GBR
4.Switzerland.

I'm placing 4 incase a miracle happens.
Aug 16, 2019 8:39 PM # 
BorisGr:
Anyone seen running orders?
Aug 16, 2019 9:32 PM # 
Dooby:
Start list
Aug 17, 2019 4:18 AM # 
Aragorn:
My top 6 for the men

1 Norway
2 Sweden
3 Switzerland
4 France
5 Finland
6 Czech Republic

For the women

1 Sweden
2 Switzerland
3 Finland
4 Russia
5 Norway
6 Czech Republic
Aug 17, 2019 6:10 AM # 
Ecmo:
Men

1 Sweden
2 Norway
3 France

Women

1 Sweden
2 Norway
3 Switzerland

It would have been interesting if Norway selected Fosser - I wonder if they selected the relay team in advance of WOC? Not to criticise the inclusion of Steiwer though.
Aug 17, 2019 9:26 AM # 
slow-twitch:
In recognition of the Swedish coaching team I'm possibly not being entirely serious with this prediction...

Both Swedish teams to be leading until partway through the third leg, when some kind of freakish circumstances intervene causing them to drop out....
Aug 17, 2019 10:35 AM # 
simmo:
Not happy with the change of timing from the traditional mid-morning start for the relay. Realistically no-one in NZ or AUS can watch the event, and arguably we are a bigger audience than the USA and Canada, which the change seems to be aimed at.
Aug 17, 2019 10:39 AM # 
Shingo:
@Simmo, I'd suggest Norwegian TV has had the biggest say in the scheduling of this year's events, not convinced they're targeting the North American market in preference to us downunder.
Aug 17, 2019 11:07 AM # 
blairtrewin:
Norwegian TV was definitely the main factor - not every year you can get a prime-time slot. I fear that not enough attention may have been paid to the time of sunset though....

For the Australians (and others with awkward timezones), I gather that the web TV broadcast is available as a replay, although how you get to it without seeing spoilers on the results is a question I don't have an answer to.
Aug 17, 2019 11:43 AM # 
Shingo:
I believe replays on the Web TV broadcast are behind the paywall until after the last event, maybe some binge viewing coming up!
Aug 17, 2019 11:56 AM # 
jjcote:
Targeting North America for orienteering coverage would be hysterical. Not even the IOF is that dumb. How big is the potential NA audience? Dozens?
Aug 17, 2019 12:12 PM # 
blairtrewin:
Web TV broadcasts are paywalled for 48 hours (or so I've been told).
Aug 18, 2019 4:16 AM # 
gruver:
Simmo remember these? When your man comes in at the front of the field you should be there shouting.
Aug 18, 2019 9:59 AM # 
tRicky:
Realistically no-one in NZ or AUS can watch the event

Hahahaha... you mean just like every other international sporting event on the other side of the world?
Aug 24, 2019 1:11 PM # 
riley mcfarlane :
Bet no one predicted what henry did...
Aug 24, 2019 6:12 PM # 
blairtrewin:
Wouldn't say I predicted it, but I wasn't overly surprised - he's had some very good first legs on big relays in Scandinavia.

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