Global progress of ski orienteering disciplines qualified for XXIX Winter World Universiade

Teoriya i praktika fizicheskoy kultury №3 2019

Associate Professor A.A. Khudik1
Dr.Hab., Professor A.Yu. Bliznevsky1
Dr.Hab., Professor V.S. Bliznevskaya1
Associate Professor S.V. Khudik1
1Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk

The present article analyzes the sport discipline qualification requirements of the Winter World Universiade for the optional sport quotas; outlines the current progress and benefits of the modern ski orienteering disciplines; offers the frame program of competitions that has been tested in the past world university championships; and analyzes the public appeal related benefits of the modern ski orienteering disciplines for the mass media companies.
For the purposes of the study, we run a questionnaire survey and interviews of the ski orienteering experts from 22 countries of the International Orienteering Federation, made a comparative/ ranking analysis of the output data, and offered an action plan for the ski orienteering disciplines qualification for the Winter World Universiade -2019.
Having analyzed the International University Sports Federation (FISU) operations and regulatory framework, we found a new window of opportunities for the ski orienteering progress on the global arenas with good prospects for the ski orienteering disciplines qualification for the nearest Winter World Universiade. As required by the valid FISU regulations, a sport discipline may qualify for the This means that the ski orienteering disciplines may qualify for the 2012 Winter World Universiade in Switzerland and 2023 Winter World Universiade in the US, with the sport community supported by the International Orienteering Federation management encouraged to take persistent efforts to make this happen.

Keywords: Winter World Universiade, sport discipline, ski orienteering, International Orienteering Federation.


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