Who is Who
Jacinto Eleutério, WMOC Course coordinator
Responsible for the courses of WMOC, Jacinto Eleutério, 54 years old, military, is the Évora Athletics Association's president (since 1995) and the coordinator of the Orienteering's section of ADFA. He began to run orienteering in 1993, won 6 medals in Iberian championships and 10 in National championships. He participated in the CISM 2 times, as military national team coach, and competed in Spain, Austria and Finland.
This WMOC has 5 official races and 5 race planners. What is the purpose of such variety?
There were no defined objective, this was only to avoid overburdening the race planners and avoid saturation of work. In this WMOC, including competition races, open races, accompanying people races, model events and substitute races, we have 15 races that were divided by the available planners and each one planned one competition race.
How many controls will be in the terrain in the 5 competition races and for all events (including open races and model events)?
In the 5 official races there will be on the terrain 715 controls, giving rise to 348 courses. In all official races, plus open races and model events, there will be on the terrain 1079 controls to 393 courses.
In the Long, both in Qualifying as in the Final, the courses were entrusted to planners different from the cartographers, even when they were able to plan the race. Why is that?
Four eyes see better than two. When the cartographer finishes a job, of course he thinks that it is perfect, but it certainly is not and, accordingly, it was thought in a different planner to be better detected possible errors.
Besides the coordination of the team, you personally planned the 1st Qualifying of the Long (Pataias). This is perhaps the most important race that you planned in your life, or not? Did you felt some special responsibility?
This is undoubtedly the greatest challenge that I had until now, but I did not feel any special responsibility. I tried to do what, if I was participating, I would like to find.
Without making any confidences about the map and the terrain, may you, in general terms, suggest which challenges will pose to competitors?
Challenges will be very diverse. In the sprint the speed of reasoning and the speed of run will dominate, while in the forest it will be essential a good physical preparation and adaptation to possible high temperatures.
It was felt a lot the presence of the international supervisor (IOF Senior Event Advisor)? He did recommendations? Proposed changes? Refused work already done? Corrected? Improved?
It has been well noticed the presence of the IOF supervisor. Personally for me, it has been a privilege working with David May, with whom I have learnt a lot. I think that the entire team of work that has worked with the supervisor thinks the same way. It has been very important its presence in the organization, sometimes making recommendations, correcting to improve and refusing when it is not as he wishes.
The team of controls' placement on the terrain includes current and former national champions, including two athletes that many Portuguese would like to see running in the Masters Class M45 (Mário Duarte and Manuel Luís). It was really necessary to call them to this function?
When we started to think and put people in the right places for the various tasks, we had to recur to the people available at the time, which were not many. All of them would like to participate, like me, but this is an organisation of a country and as such, without any disregard by many athletes who could also perform these tasks, among those available we have chosen those that give to the direction of WMOC all the guarantees to not have errors.
This WMOC proofs the ability of Portugal in organising events? Or will contribute to organise it better?
In terms of organization we have already given evidence, such as the World Cup in Leiria, the CISM in Beja or the POM that each year is disputed in our country and regularly have the participation of some of the best values worldwide. It is obvious that after this event we all will be with a different vision of the organizational concept.
The CISM was disputed in 2001 in "your" Alentejo? Did you intervene in any way in organizing such competition?
In that edition of the CISM, I had technical functions in the military national team.
Until today, in orienteering, what were the most significant moments for you, as athlete and as organiser and sport's leader?
As athlete, the national titles reached and the friendships that I have with each athlete. As organiser, I highlight the year 2004, when I led the organization of POM (Évora and Reguengos de Monsaraz) and the XII Iberian Championship (Vendas Novas).
(Interview by Manuel Dias. Questions and answers by e-mail. Received on 2008 May 24th. Translation by Fausto Ferreira.)
[2008-06-20] Carlos Monteiro, WMOC Event Director
[2008-06-20] Dieter Wolf, M55, SUI
[2008-06-19] Timo Teinila, WMOC speaker
[2008-06-19] Jorge Simões, WMOC Event Director assistant
[2008-06-18] Blair Trewin, M35, AUS
[2008-06-18] Mariett Matias, WMOC Media responsible
[2008-06-17] David May, WMOC Senior Event Advisor
[2008-06-16] Gottfried Tobler, M60, AUT
[2008-06-16] Tuulikki Salmenkylä, W45, FIN
[2008-06-16] Arvo Majoinen, M80, FIN
[2008-06-14] Fernando Costa, WMOC Marketing responsible
[2008-06-13] Sarah Dunn, W40, GBR
[2008-06-12] Santos Sousa, WMOC planner
[2008-06-11] Sigurd Daehli, M55, NOR
[2008-06-10] Alexandre Reis, WMOC mapper and planner
[2008-06-09] Nick Duca, M40, CAN
[2008-06-07] Tiago Aires, WMOC mapper and planner
[2008-06-06] Irina Stepanova, W55, RUS
[2008-06-05] Luís Sérgio, WMOC mapper
[2008-06-04] Ari Kattainen, M50, FIN
[2008-06-03] Rui Antunes, WMOC Mapping coordinator
[2008-06-02] Jon Musgrave, M45, GBR
[2008-05-31] Jacinto Eleutério, WMOC Course coordinator
[2008-05-30] Rune Carlsson, M70, SWE
[2008-05-29] Åke Jacobson, IOF President
[2008-05-29] Augusto Almeida, POF President
[2008-05-28] Jurate Uleviciene, W55, LIT
[2008-05-26] Vladimir Ioffe, M70, ISR
[2008-05-23] José Fernandes, M45, POR
[2008-05-21] Ezio Paris, M55, ITA
[2008-05-19] Gabriella Györffy, W40, HUN
[2008-05-16] Alberto Minguez, M40, ESP
[2008-05-14] Tomas Zdrahal, M55, CZE
[2008-05-12] Paulo Becker, M45, BRA
[2008-05-09] Ingrid Roll, W70, NOR
[2008-05-07] Jerzy Parzewski, M55, POL
[2008-05-05] Hugh Moore, M60, AUS
[2008-05-02] Martin Checkley, M55, GBR
[2008-04-30] Etienne Bousser, M60, FRA
[2008-04-28] Andreas Grote, M40, SUI
[2008-04-24] Liudmila Labutina, W65, RUS
[2008-04-22] Freddy Sillien, M60, BEL
[2008-04-17] Tomislav Kaniski, M35, CRO
[2008-04-14] Eero Tuuteri, M85, FIN
[2008-04-10] Lena Nordahl, W80, SWE
[2008-04-07] Albano João, M45, POR
[2008-04-03] Tom A. Karlsen, M55, NOR
[2008-03-31] Kayoko Sakai, W55, JPN
[2008-03-27] Finn Arildsen, M45, DEN
[2008-03-24] Anne Nurmi, W45, FIN
[2008-03-20] Peo Bengtsson, M75, SWE
[2008-03-17] Alida Abola, W50, LAT
[2008-03-13] Matti Railimo, M60, FIN
[2008-03-10] Cornelia Eckardt, W35, GER
[2008-03-06] Joaquim Sousa, M35, POR
[2008-03-03] Birgitta Olsson, W75, SWE
[2008-02-20] J. Salmenkylä, M75, FIN
[2008-02-18] Torid Kvaal, W65, NOR
[2008-02-15] Mykola Bozhko, M55, UKR
[2008-02-13] Pavlina Brautigam, W45, USA
[2008-02-11] Ferran Santoyo, M35, ESP
[2008-02-08] Sole Nieminen, W80, FIN
[2008-02-06] Stefano Galletti, M40, ITA
[2008-02-04] Gillian Ingham, W50, NZL
[2008-02-01] Jörgen Mårtensson, M45, SWE
[2008-01-30] Tom Hiltebrand, M50, SUI
[2008-01-28] Baiba Ozola, W40, LAT
[2008-01-25] Eddie Harwood, M55, GBR
[2008-01-23] Marje Viirmann, W45, EST
[2008-01-21] Alexander Afonyushkin, M40, RUS
[2008-01-18] Paulina Majova, W55, SVK
[2008-01-16] Björn Linnersjö, M65, SWE
[2008-01-15] Lillian Røss, W85, NOR
[2008-01-10] Tapio Peippo, M55, FIN
[2008-01-07] Elizabeth Brown, W90, GBR
[2008-01-04] Erkki Luntamo, M90, FIN