Dear participants of the 2nd European Universities Orienteering Championship 2023
A warm welcome to Switzerland and to the University of St.Gallen! We are proud to host this year’s European Universities Orienteering Championships.
A Latin motto states that “mens sana in corpore sano” – “a healthy mind in a healthy body.” Student athletes like yourself are living proof of that: sports is key to our overall health and is also conducive to our intellectual stamina. As a leading business university, St.Gallen provides all students with attractive facilities to take care of their physical fitness so that they are able to perform academically. Orienteering combines physical and intellectual fitness like few other disciplines, and we are excited to host you this year in fair and challenging competitions.
We thank our volunteers and our sports’ department for the great work they put into this joint endeavor. We wish all of you a great stay with us – and the best of luck in the competitions!
Bernhard Ehrenzeller, Prof. Dr., President of the University of St.Gallen
Dear Orienteering Community
The Organizing Committee of the 2nd European Universities Orienteering Championship warmly welcomes you!
The University of St.Gallen has a long tradition in organizing major student events. Together with our orienteering specialists from Swiss Orienteering and the surrounding orienteering clubs, we are sure to provide you with an unforgettable experience in Switzerland.
We are pleased to be able to provide you with the first information in Bulletin 1. Convince yourself of Eastern Switzerland, the hospitality of Switzerland, the scenic and cultural diversity with us, the professionally organized EUOC on a high level - participate next summer in the EUOC Orienteering - we are already looking forward to you and a great August week 2023!
Chair of the OC EUOC 2023
WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY SPORT ASSOCIATION
My warmest welcome to all participants of the European Universities Championships 2023.
The European Universities Championships, as previous editions have proved, are a wonderful occasion to be together and experience the beauty of university sport. I am pleased that a great number of students and officials, sharing their love for sport, respecting Fair Play, competing in truly university sport spirit will meet in many cities across the Europe.
During such events we do more than just sport – we broaden our horizons, get to know other cultures, we promote a healthy society, we stand on the side of peace, respecting and celebrating diversity.
Being the Organizer of the Championship is challenging but at the end rewarding as well. I want to express my appreciation to the Organizing Committees, its Partners and the volunteers who give their crucial contribution to the success of the event. My gratitude extends to the National, Regional and Local Authorities for their auspices of this event.
I believe that the European Universities Championships will bring the participants unforgettable experiences and lots of personal achievements. I hope all of you will enjoy your time, and life-long friendships between European Students will be legacy of all the events.
With wishes of good luck, I welcome you on behalf of EUSA to the European Universities Championships 2023!
President of the European University Sports Association (EUSA)