It's Friday afternoon and the JWOC Event Centre is buzzing with activity: teams arriving and checking in, others getting back from the last day of the pre-JWOC Training camp.
Tomorrow, things move up a gear: two model events (morning and afternoon), split by the Opening Ceremony with teams in procession through traffic-free streets with shops and cafés to Silkeborg’s central square, where the weekly summer jazz concert will make way briefly for the Grand Opening. Then to finish the day, the Technical Model Event, and the first Team Officials Meeting.
And after the Opening Ceremony, the JWOC Tour - the spectator races - kick off with the Sprint Prologue in central Silkeborg's streets, backyards, passages and little parks.
A sunny and fresh day today with temperature of 18 degrees – but tomorrow morning might be a bit damp … Let’s hope any rain clears away in time for the lunchtime ceremony.