Around 120 of the 700 volunteers during WOC 2019 are youngsters aged 16-25. Out of the 120, 96 are involved in the project “Youth Volunteer”.
4500 spectators gathered for Wednesday’s long-distance at WOC 2019. Thursday volunteers still worked at the arena to make adjustments for even more spectators coming for the weekend.
The entire area of is contributing when Østfold’s about to organise a World Championship for the first time. For the spectators that means a good variety of healthy fresh food based on raw materials from entire Østfold when arriving the arena in August.
Master-class gold show by Lundanes and Alexandersson
Olav Lundanes won the long-distance at WOC for the fourth consecutive time. The JWOC champion took a strong silver medal and secured double Norway. Switzerland’s Daniel Hubmann took the bronze just three seconds ahead of team mate Matthias Kyburz.
All of the controls are guarded by control personel during WOC 2019, among other things to make sure no controls are removed. Sheltered by a small evergreen tree we found Gerd Klavestad from Fredrikstad SK during the men’s long-distance final.
WOC 2019 has young volunteers as a focus area. At the opening ceremony on Monday the extra young volunteers were shining.