For the night owls and insomniacs, the first round of the 2021 IOF World Cup, aka the European Championships, starts early morning Friday New Zealand time.
Strict Covid protocols are in place with competitor bubbles, pre-accreditation Covid tests, and mask wearing except when eating, drinking or running. The round is made up entirely of sprint races and NZL is represented by Tim Robertson, who will run in both the Knock-out Sprint and the Individual sprint.
Web TV etc. can be found at https://orienteering.sport/event/2021-world-cup-round-1-and-european-championships/welcome/ . Web TV costs Eur 6 per race or Eur 12 for all races. The programme (times in NZST) is:
Friday 14 May 0240 – Sprint Relay
Saturday 15 May 0100 – Knock-out Sprint Qualification
Saturday 15 May from 2320 – Knock-out Sprint Quarters, Semis and Final
Sunday 16 May from 2310 – Individual Sprint