PWT: What should the runners expect from MOC Championships and MOC Camp 2021?
GV: The long lost feeling of competing!! To enjoy our sport, running free and challenging themselves with a map and compass. We will make sure to give to each participant the best we can following all the safety regulations.
PWT: 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of PWT Italy, what does it personally mean to you having MOC in this special moment right in your homeland?
GV: If I think that we have been organizing orienteering competitions (and other sports too) for twenty years, I get chills. Mainly 20 years dedicated to promoting this sport in countless countries, regions, provinces. Many times we have been pioneers of orienteering, I have truly often felt like an explorer. I don’t dare to think about how many miles I have covered with the car. We have thousands of orienteering friends all over the world. Today PWT Italia is a consolidated organization, which works with great effort and as many others are trying to resist the Covid crisis also looking beyond orienteering. During these time we have never stopped to focus on our elite team and a team that works on important projects to support high-level athletes . The Covid crisis has taught us that the area where you live is also important, so we decided to organize the MOC 2021 in the area where the headquarter of PWT Italy is located. In addition, we’ll organize a series of events to commemorate these 20 years, and some great orienteering party in autumn, on the occasion of the various 5 days that we will organize (5 days Land of Venice in conjunction with the World Cup finals, Five days Sicily and 5 days Domina Coral Bay in Sharm el Sheikh). To celebrate this 20th anniversary we are also making a dedicated book and a commemorative t-shirt, which will be available soon.
Thanks Gabriele, it was great to hear that all is set and ready and that you are ready to welcome all runners in you homeland.
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