Orienteering is a navigation race ‒ often held in unfamiliar terrain ‒ using a map and compass. It's easy to learn and a fun way to exercise your body and mind as you enjoy the outdoors. To mark this extremely interesting kind of sport Estonia Post has released a special stamp that also celebrates Veterans' World Championships in orienteering.
StampNews.com invites our readers to appreciate the original design of this special philatelic item.
Orienteering as a sport started developing at the beginning of the 20th century. Soon other countries joined in and in 1961 the International Orientation Federation (IOF) was set up. By today it has 80 member countries. In Estonia the first orientation competition took place in 1926 at Pirita.
90 years later, at a venerable age, Estonia will organize veterans' world competitions, which has the biggest number of competitors through time. 3500 veteran athletes will compete in Tallinn and Harju county from 5th to 14th August 2016.