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Ski-WOC 2011

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 22 March 2011, 4:23 PM  
Chris and Emily start the WOC Ski-O in Sweden today: 10:21 Em and 10:52 Chris in the sprint. NZ time 12 hours later. Live web-TV, tracking etc promised. http://www.skiwoc2011.com

Show Profile  Chris Forne Posted: 24 March 2011, 2:55 AM  
Emily has been updating her blog each day, so if you are interested to read some ski O banter and see some pictures of the Kiwis trying to ski check out: http://sillybilliesreturn.blogspot.com

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 24 March 2011, 6:41 PM  
Maybe relevant to proposals for the foot-o WOC, there's a mixed sprint relay today Sweden time (3am NZ time). I think its a bit different (1M+1W doing 3 legs each) but it might throw some light on whether it's fun to follow or so many handovers that you can't figure out what's going on.

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 30 March 2011, 2:10 PM  
Chris has come out of the World Ski-O Champs with a world ranking of 168, Emily is 181. It seems that in Ski-O they take the average of the best 5 scores rather than the sum. This means that those who can't maintain 5 current scores are given a more realistic ranking. There might be statistical reasons for wanting several results for an athlete, but I wonder if we should be arguing for this basis in MTBO and Foot-O.

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 30 March 2011, 2:19 PM  
That diverted me... I was going to note one of the big surprises in the Ski-O was an 8th place in the long by USA's Alison Crocker, who is now ranked 33. And in spite of a lack of depth the US women made 8th in the relay. Crocker is also a tidy foot-orienteer, she's ranked 115 there.

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