Opening Ceremony welcomes 51 nations from all corners of the world
Great Britain Team
Back row - left to right: Ed Nicholas (Team Support), Scott Fraser (Individual Sprint and Forest Relay), Alasdair McLeod (Middle and Long), Murray Strain (Individual Sprint), Dave Schorah (Mixed Sprint Relay), Kris Jones (Individual Sprint), Chris Smithard (Mixed Sprint Relay), Hector Haines (Middle and Long), Ralph Street (Forest Relay)
Front row - left to right: Catherine Taylor (Mixed Sprint Relay, Middle, Forest Relay, Long), Hollie Orr (Mixed Sprint Relay, Middle, Forest Relay), Jessica Tullie (Middle), Claire Ward (Forest Relay, Long), Charlotte Watson (Long), Alice Leake (Individual Sprint), Ruth Holmes (Individual Sprint), Charlotte Ward (Individual Sprint), Chloe Haines (Team Cook), Liz Campbell (Team Coach), Graham Gristwood (Middle, Forest Relay, Long)
The Opening Ceremony for the 2015 World Orienteering Championships took place last night, welcoming 400 of the world's best athletes from 51 nations.
The ceremony began with the Nairn Pipe Band leading the national teams into the Nairn Arena, that was situated close to the town's promenade, with a magical and stunning backdrop looking across the Moray Firth towards the Black Isles. The flags from competing nations added more colour to what was otherwise a sea of red, white and blue, provided by throngs of British supporters who were waving and wearing flags and banners in support of their GB team.
Martin Ward, Chair of British Orienteering, and Councillor Laurie Fraser, Provost of Nairn, welcomed the teams and thanked everyone who has dedicated their time and effort to making this Championships happen before Brian Porteous, President of the International Orienteering Federation, declared the 2015 World Orienteering Championships open.
Good luck to the Great Britain team throughout the Championships.
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