The World Orienteering Championships 2017 is just around the corner and everything is ready for the biggest event in the calendar. This year it will be held in Tartu and Southern Estonia, becoming the most important event in the history of the Estonian orienteering.
As WOC is the most important event of the orienteering calendar and it´s a competition that gathers top-level orienteers from all over the world, the organisers have been working on this project since the decision of organising it was taken, in 2013. The Event Director is Markus Puusepp, an Estonian historic orienteer who has been working almost full time on this exciting challenge since November 2014 to ensure a good performance. The organisation is formed by 500 people, including the main clubs that organise the event: OK Kobras, OK Ilves, OK Võru and SK 100 and volunteers from 20 different countries.
Both organisation and athletes have worked hard for this moment and will do their best at WOC....
The Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships, WOC, held in Estonia 1 – 7 July, will be broadcast throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The championships will be broadcast live in Denmark, Estonia, Finland and Sweden. Highlights programs will be broadcast in 139 countries around the world.
– We are very happy that we have been able to further increase the visibility of orienteering and WOC through several new broadcasting deals, says Tom Hollowell, IOF CEO. We have also established a consistent quality in our live productions and are glad to see a continued interest from core markets. We are still awaiting last-minute answers from several other broadcasting partners, among others in North America, so the above numbers might grow slightly.
Denmark, Estonia, Finland and Sweden will send the full live package including all medal races. Switzerland is receiving the full live package to tape ...
On Wednesday May 24th 2017, the second World Orienteering Day took place all over the world.
It has proved an even greater success than last year, with more than 288 000 participants in 79 countries all around the world.
In the latest World Orienteering Day newsletter you will find inspiring reading from WOD events all over the world.
You find the latest newsletter hereSome of the articles presented in the newsletter: Trail WOD in Latvia Singapore is moving forward with schools The British Army takes part in World Orienteering Day...
Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships starts with Sprint qualification June 30. 50 nations have athletes registered for the championships and all continents are represented.
50 nations from all over the world will participate in Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships in Tartu, Estonia. All continents are represented and you find interesting and exciting orienteering countries in the list: Brazil and Chile from South America, Egypt from Africa, Hong Kong and China from Asia and Moldova and Serbia from Europe.
Your find the entry summary here
Jukola & Venla 2017 was again a great event – with lots of great orienteering. Relive the event by enjoying the GPS-tracking and take a look at the challenges the runners met.
Below are links to GPS-tracking from all the 7 legs of the Jukola relay and the 4 legs of the Venla relay.Jukola relay Jukolan Viesti 1. osuus
IFK Göteborg secured their first ever Jukola victory after a very tight battle with Koovee on the last leg. IFK was in the lead throughout nearly all of the relay – building up a 7(!) minute lead already after 3 legs. These 7 minutes shrank slowly leg by leg – until Eskil Kinneberg had only 1:40 left when starting on the last leg with Koovee’s Daniel Hubmann following in second place.
The last leg was a real thriller, with Kinneberg losing the lead already to the second control after a “beginner mistake” where the IFK Göteborg runner just continued nearly 100 meters past the control – and lost 2 minutes!
Alfta-Ösa won the 2017 edition of Venla after a very strong team effort. Alfta-Ösa was in the lead already out from the start – and except for some trouble at the third leg the Swedish team was in the lead all the way until the finish.
Swiss OL Norska took the first ever podium place for a Swiss team after a fantastic performance by Simone Niggli at the third leg where Niggli took OL Norska all the way into a one minute lead to Alfta-Ösa.
On the last leg Alfta-Ösa’s Natalia Gemperle was too fast for OL Norska, catching Sabine Hauswirth and increasing the gap second by second. Behind Stora Tuna’s Tove Alexandersson was chasing, but a gap of 3:54 on the...
The CISM World Military Orienteering Championships has been held in Finland this week. Estonian Timo Sild and Russian Svetlana Mironova had a successful championship, both of them winning both the Middle and the Long distance. The Polish team also had a good championship, winning several medals, with the gold in the women’s Relay as highlight.
The Middle distance winners were Timo Sild and Svetlana Mironova. Olli-Markus Taivainen and Miika Kirmula, both Finland, took the silver and the bronze in the men’s class. It was an Austrian silver in the women’s class through Ursula Kadan. Anastasiia Rudnaia, Russia took the bronze.
Timo Sild also won the Long distance, with Leonid Novikov, Russia second and Wojciech Kowalski, Poland third. And after unbeatable Svetlana Mironova, Anastasiia Rudnaia took the silver and her second medal in the Long distance. It was Poland on the third place also in the Long though Aleksandra Hornik.
Russia won the men’s Relay with Dmitry...
Jukola – the largest orienteering relay in the world – starts Saturday at 22:00 CET (23:00 local time). 9 hours earlier at 13:00 CET the women start their relay – the Venla relay. Here you find all the information you need about the Jukola and Venla relays. This is the 69th edition of the Jukola relay and the 40th edition of the Venla relay.
Jukola 2017 is organized close to Joensuu – and there will again be high quality international webTV-broadcast available from both the Jukola and Venla relays (Euro 16.-). A lot of live GPS tracking and interesting interviews are promised. This international broadcast also has its own director, with 20...
Den 7-13 augusti åker 32 talangfulla orienterare på läger i Kiskunhalas, Ungern. I ett längre perspektiv är lägret en förberedelse inför framtidens utmaningar, i ett kortare perspektiv är det viktigt inför Junior-VM 2018.
On Wednesday May 24th 2017, the second World Orienteering Day took place all over the world. It has proved an even greater success than last year, with 288 000 participants all around the world taking part in an orienteering event. This is new record, with 35 000 more participants than last year.
In the end, 288 007 participants at 2265 locations in 79 countries have been part of something bigger, World Orienteering Day. Turkey is showing a fantastic result and has increased the number of participants with more than 75% compared to last year. As a final result, Turkey registered 86 436 WOD participants. Amazing!
From Antarctica to Greenland, from Singapore to Cameroun, from Ecuador to Kosovo, from Indonesia to Cyprus, hundreds of thousands of youngsters participated in World Orienteering Day. Following the idea “Be part of something bigger-Colour the World”, people all over the world took part in locally organised orienteering events, and celebrated the biggest world-...
The Final Draft version of the revised IOF Control Descriptions has now been published. Thanks to all who have submitted responses about the previous drafts.
There is one significant change in the revised document. From Australia came a proposal to change the control descriptions for boulder, boulder cluster and dot knoll, and to more closely align these with their symbols in the mapping standard ISOM. The rationale being that this simplifies understanding for beginners in our sport. Initial feedback on the proposed changes was largely positive, and that the transition for those already familiar with the control descriptions would be relatively quick. So the final draft includes these changes:
• A boulder to be described by a filled-in circle (which was previously used for a dot knoll)
• A boulder cluster to be described as a black triangle (which was previously used for a boulder)
• A dot knoll to be described as a filled-in semi-circle with the straight...
I höst väntar tre internationella tävlingar på seniorsidan. Euromeeting i Norge och världscuper i Lettland och Schweiz.
The IOF Ethics Panel has made a decision regarding whether there was a conflict of interest behind the criticised jury decision at the European Ski Orienteering Championships.
The IOF Ethics Panel holds unanimously that the two jury members violated the IOF Code of Ethics by not declaring conflict of interests and not refraining from the decision-making process of the jury. The two jury members will be issued with a caution based on their failure. The decision does not affect the result list.
In the report below you find information about the issue, the potential violation of the IOF Code of Ethics, the Ethics Panel process, the hearing, the decision and the appeal:
IOF ETHICS PANEL 01/2017 (regarding ESOC2017 Jury and Conflict of Interest)
After two wins in the first round Emily Benham, Great Britain leads the women’s standings by 20 points. In the men’s table Vojtech Ludvik, Czech Republic and Luca Dallavalle, Italy share the lead.
Benham is in her familiar position at the head of the standings, with Martina Tichovska CZE her closest challenger. There is then a big gap to third-placed Gaelle Barlet, France, with other athletes close behind. Seven nations are represented in the top ten placings; the nation with the highest number of athletes is Finland with three.
Six nations are represented in the men’s top ten, including four Russians. Third-placed is Baptiste Fuchs FRA who is 16 points down on the joint leaders. The Czech Republic’s success in the first round is shown in having two riders in the top four.
The full list of standings can be found on the IOF website www.orienteering.org; click on ‘World Rankings and World Cup’, top right.
Emily Benham, Great Britain took her second win of the round today in convincing style, finishing the fastest by almost 4 minutes. The Czech Republic team has achieved a victory in each of the three races, this time through Vojtech Ludvik.
Ingrid Stengard FIN was the closest challenger to Benham at the end of the 25.1 km race, 3.58 down, and third-placed Svetlana Poverina was 6.15 down on the winning time. In the early stages Martina Tichovska CZE and Camilla Søgaard DEN had short spells in the lead, then Benham was fastest from control 6 onwards. Apart from the legs to control 5 (19th fastest) and 7 (23rd) she was within the fastest six on every leg. Her average speed on the very hilly course with some complex route choices in Grafenschlag, Austria was 3.49 min per km.
Another notable performance was that of Algirda Zaliauskaite from Lithuania, currently IOF World Ranked number 16, who finished sixth today.
Ludvik enjoyed a fine victory but it was close: 6...
The women’s 1-2 was the reverse of yesterday, with Emily Benham, Great Britain in front of Martina Tichovska, Czech Republic by 19 seconds. The men’s race featured a convincing victory for the Czech rider Krystof Bogar.
On a hilly course with a mix of terrain in and around Zwettl, Austria, it was Emily Benham who rode to victory on the women’s course. She didn’t have it all her own way, however, and had to work very hard for her win after a poor second leg on which she was 39th fastest. In the later stages, Tichovska led over a 3-control span before Benham got ahead on the last 2 legs. Third was the Finn Antonia Haga, 29 seconds down on Benham’s time. Olga Shipilova Vinogradova RUS led in the early stages but mispunched towards the end. Sixth place was taken by Hana Garde FRA who is World Ranked number 68.
Krystof Bogar also had a slow second leg, but rode consistently after that and held the fastest time all the way from control 4 to the finish. His team-mate Vojtech...