1st World Deaf Orienteering Championships
in Veszprém, Hungary   14th - 19th August 2006

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Picture gallery and maps
You can see picture gallery and maps from 1st World Deaf Orienteering Championships.
Click here for picture and maps.                                                                                                                                          Upd. 24.08.2006

Exciting relay competition for men!
At the first WDOC mens relay, the lead changed after every lap. Tomas Kuzminskis started the final lap in third place by 4˝ minutes and fought through to win for Lithuania by less than two minutes from Ukraine, with Russia a further four minutes behind.
The Ukraine ladies compieted a clean sweep of gold medals, followed by Russia and Lithuania.
Click here for results.                                                                                                                         


    Upd. 20.08.2006

Third competition of 1st World Deaf Orienteering Championships: middle distance
Another surprise result in the mens competition: 21 year-old Victor Dinges of Russia won by 12 seconds from favourite Tomas Kuzminskis of Lithuania.
Ukraine triumphed again in the ladies competition, with Maryna Chekhunova winning her second gold medal. Anita Kormány of Hungary unexpectedly took second place.  
Click here for results.                                                                                                                         
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Long distance competition was in hard terrain
Suprise result in the mens competition: Sankin Oleksandr of Ukraine won, beating pre-race favourite Tomas Kuzminskis of Lithuania into second place. Tomas said he lost too much time.
Ukraine also triumped in the ladies competition with Melnyk Iana winning from Chekhunova Maryna.
Click here for results.                                                                                                                       
 
                  Upd. 16.08.2006

First competition sprint on 1st World Deaf Orienteering Championships
Tomas Kuzminskis from Lithuania won the championship, by only 2 seconds from Russian Victor Dinges. Maryna Chekhunowa from Ukraine won sprint for women. Click here for results.                                                                                                                         
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


             Upd. 15.08.2006 


Pakistan deaf athletes not coming to Hungary
The Pakistan team is not coming to the World Deaf Championships because of politics. The Hungarian authorities have refused visas at the last minute.
Now only 14 nations and 62 o-runners will participate in the World Deaf Orienteering Championships.                                       Upd. 15.08.2006
   

15 Nations and 69 o-runners to participate in World Deaf Orienteering Championships
The upcoming World Deaf Orienteering Championships: We already got many final registration. 15 nations and 69 o-runners will compete in the week-long international event.
Four nations: Australia,
Norway, Switzerland, and USA dropped
out of World Deaf Orienteering Championships in Veszprém.
Click here: Numbers of competitors.                                                                                                                                                 Upd. 12.08.2006
   

USA has dropped out of WDOC in Veszprém

They are sorry to inform you, that the USA Team will not participate in the 1st WDOC in Veszprem. For different reasons, the athletes will be indispensable.                                                                                                                                                   Upd. 22.07.2006


News about change chairman for WDOC Organizing Committee

Hungarian Deaf Sports Federation will inform you that the Board Meeting electeded Mr. Zsolt Nyriö to be chairman of 1st WDOC Organinzing Committee after Bela Panyi´s withdrawal.                                                                                                               Upd. 15.07.2006


Switzerland has dropped out of WDOC in Veszprém

They are sorry to inform you, that the Swiss Team will not participate in the 1st WDOC in Veszprem. For different reasons, the athletes will be indispensable.                                                                                                                                                Upd. 14.07.2006


Inform from the WDOC host!  Concerning transport and accommodation
Please do contact to HDSF Office about transport and accommodation. Their mail address is: msssz@msssz.hu.
Also you can look at the HDSF homepage for the WDOC in Veszprém address etc.: http://www.msssz.hu.                          Upd. 05.07.2006

Cancellation Deaf Junior and Deaf Masters
Due to too few entry. Unfortunately we have to cancell Deaf Junior and Deaf Masters. But my suggestion are: you can instead participate in "Pannon O-days" (hearing arrangement). It takes place same time. Then you can still be together with us and stay at hostel.
Please visit "Pannon O-days": http://www.tajfutas.hu/ptn2006/eng/index.php?p=1 and remember to book WDOC for accommodation
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Now there are 19 Nations and 69 o-runners to Participate in World Deaf Orienteering Championships
Now we also got preliminary entry from Italy and Pakistan. First time ever Pakistan is participating.                                          Upd. 04.05.2006   

17 Nations and 64 o-runners to Participate in World Deaf Orienteering Championships
The upcoming World Deaf Orienteering Championships: We already got many preliminary entries. 17 nations and 64 o-runners will compete in the week-long international event. A record in the history of deaf orienteering competition.
The other teams are Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Great Britain, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania,
Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine and USA.
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Hungarian Deaf Sports Federation invites to both Deaf Junior and Deaf Masters.
Hungarian Deaf Sports Federation arrange both International Deaf Junior Orienteering and International Deaf Masters Orienteering during WDOC in Veszprém in August. Because we wish to take in more young people. Also we invite Deaf Masters, because they still can enjoy the sport of orienteering. They still can contribute a lot and "show off" to our young people. We wish you welcome to Hungary.
Click here:  Deaf Junior   Deaf Masters                                                                                                                                               Upd. 11.04.2006
   

Inspection visit March/April 2006 World Deaf Orienteering Championships in Hungary.
Deaflympics TD-Orienteering Marek Mir-Mackiewicz carried out the local inspection in Veszprem and
in Budapest 31 March - 1 April. We met chairman of the Veszprem Orienteering Club in Veszprem.
We visited to the accommodations on college and it is good comfort. The college building is near
the forests for training and the competition site in sprint. They took me out to look at the sites
and
facilitics. There where 3 forests in a distance of aprrox. 12 – 40 km around Veszprém – there will
be held competition in long, middle and relay. I was satisfied with the forests and the terrain is good. Condition are international because Veszprem Cup Orienteering for hearing have international competition every year. And the two last days of our WDOC, we will be together with the hearing competition. This is no problem, we will benefit from their arrangement and get a chance to show our deaf orienteering.
  

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We sent out information and invitations about World Deaf Orienteering Championships in Hungary.
We sent out  information and invitations to all National Member Federations about World Deaf Orienteering Championships 2006.
There will be 1st World Deaf Orienteering Championships in Veszprem, Hungary on August 14th - 19th 2006.
Yes, finally, they will arrangere the first WDOC and we want to welcome you all to Hungary!    Click here - to see the mail.             Upd. 10.03.2006   

Again inform about World Deaf Orienteering Championships in Hungary.
At the moment Hungarian Deaf Sports Federation are doing the final "paperwork" on hosting the World Deaf Orienteering Championships.
They are in contact with the Deaflympics and Deaflympics have to give the final confirmation.
If no further problems accure the WDOC will take place in Veszprem, Hungary on 14th - 19th August 2006, (Budapest - Veszprem 110 km)

 

 

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Inform about World Deaf Orienteering Championships in Hungary

I will inform you about World Deaf Orienteering Championships in Hungary. Hungarian Deaf Sports Federation will arrange host WDOC in 2006.
Yes, it is very late, because of HDSF had problem within old board and new board was elected last November 2005.
New board will carry out host WDOC in 2006 and they choose date to held WDOC on 14th - 19th  August 2006.
But everything is not clear yet. For example applications form to Deaflympics. Deaflympics have set deadline to Januar 30th 2006.
A soon as everything is clear, Hungarian Deaf Sports Federation will send out invitations and information to the deaf sports federations in all countries.
I hope you that Australia, Japan, USA and other country outside Europa will take part in WDOC in Hungary in 2006, so we can carry out the WDOC, because we have to follow the rules:
DEAFLYMPICS members from at least two regions taking part. Where there are less than five DEAFLYMPICS members from at least two regions taking part in the event, the host nation shall have the responsibility of terming the sporting event as an international competition or cancelling the event.
If we don´t meet the requirements in the rules, we have to cancel the WDOC in 2006, and then we must wait until 2010 for the next WDOC!
Marek Mir-Mackiewicz, Deaflympics TD-Orienteering                                                                                                                                     
                                                Upd. 05.01.2006