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There has been a recent discussion on the BayONet ( about orienteering videos on the Internet. I spent some time searching through people's recommendations and YouTube, and came up with the list below (which is also available in this PDF file [PDF/68KB]). I tried to pick ones that cover the main aspects of orienteering, showing beginners, how to's, as well as advanced races, relay, night, and Ski-O, plus a few short advertisements for orienteering. I sorted them in what I think would be roughly the order of interest for a newcomer.
I think it would also be useful to add one made at a BAOC event, showing the entire process from finding the road signs to get there, to registering, running, reporting back, downloading, and post-mortem discussions with friends. I also could not find anything good explaining how to read an orienteering map, so we might want to make one of those if we can't find one already done. Anybody interested in helping?
Werner Haag
(November 19, 2010)
  • Orienteering, what’s that? ( (5:04) – Shows juniors orienteering and describing their experience in orienteering
  • Join Orienteering ( (3:23) – Racing action through the forest
  • Orienteering GPP 2005 ( (1:32) – Sample race at large European event
  • Tiomila 2006 ( (4:23) – 10-runner orienteering relay with night start (Sweden)
  • Follow me ( (3:32) – Follow 14-time world champion Thierry Gueorgiou on a course with map showing his route
The following are added to Werner's list:
  • The last run of the King of Orienteering ( (5:40) – Thierry Gueorgiou takes his 14th World Championship gold in his last individual orienteering WOC race at WOC2017 in Estonia
As usual, after viewing any of the YouTube videos above, other orienteering videos are offered for viewing. Enjoy!