”Orient Show” was started by the Russian orienteer Maxim Ryabkin more than 13 years ago. He saw the opportunity to add a new format to the traditional orienteering to get more attention from media and spectators. His vision about “Orient Show” was built on the fundamental ideas as follows:
- It is a way to present orienteering as a spectacular sport for media and introducing orienteering to new groups of the population.
- Spectators can watch and follow actions of professional orienteers under competitive conditions in real time, all the way from start to finish.
- A chance for everyone to get involved. Everyone can find controls in the competition area without any special technical and physical abilities.
Labyrinth-O, or a maze, is very useful to set up in a small area. During 10-MILA 2016 in Falun, the organiser showed people how they can organise a great event in a simple manner. You can build your own terrain in the school yard and change it whenever you want. Great training to practice orientating your map, or using the concept “Red-to-Red”!