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IOF President: Great example of fairplay

WOC 2009, Hungary

The president of the IOF, Åke Jacobson, expressed gratitude to the three sportsmen before the prizegiving ceremony. Martin Johansson is doing well.

"You are an inspiration for all of us" - Jacobson said. He described the work of the three orienteers as an example of extremely sportsmanship and fairplay.

According to the organisers, Martin Johanson is in hospital now, and is doing fine. The stick that got into his leg reached more than 10 cm deep, and Thierry Gueorgiou used his shirt to stop the blooding.

At the moment Martin Johansson's injury is on the top in the leading newspapers in Scandinavia.


The article in the Norwegian newspaper VG. Facsimile from VG.no