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New free O-simulation The Forest

The Forest aims to help with contour interpretation for navigation.

Volunteers needed for World Masters

If you have the time, and can get to Sestriere in August, your help as an experienced orienteer is needed.

Jukola 2012: Live!

Welcome to our live coverage from the biggest orienteering event of the year, as over 1600 men's teams tackle the Jukola relay's seven legs through tough Finnish terrain, starting at 20:30 BST (22:30 Finnish Time) and running through the short midsummer night.

Venla 2012: Live!

Welcome to our live coverage from a field in Finland of some exciting orienteering action as over 1200 women's teams compete in the Venla relay, little sister to Jukola, across 4 legs starting at 12:00 BST.

WOC 2015: Scotland!

Scotland will host the World Orienteering Championships for the third time, after their successful bid to host the championships in 2015 was chosen ahead of Sweden.

WOC 2011: Qualification

Britain came through the three WOC qualification races in France successfully, with five from six qualifying for the long final on Wednesday, and four from six qualifying for the middle final on Thursday, and this morning all six (eventually) qualified for today's Sprint final.

WOC 2011: France

Tomorrow sees the start of the World Orienteering Championships in France, with the Long Qualification races heading a week of tough and technical competition in the Savoie Grande region of France

Orienteering at 2013 Maccabiah Games - Maybe

The Maccabiah Sports Committee has conditionally agreed to include the sport of orienteering at the Maccabiah Games in 2013, provided the Israel Sport Orienteering Association (ISOA) submits a list of 50 non-Israeli Jewish orienteering athletes by July 31, 2011.


The second race of the 2011 Junior World Championships was the long distance. Again, no qualification races just a straight final with 7.6km for the women and 11.1km for the men over the fast beach forest hills.

JWOC Sprint

JWOC 2011 opened on Sunday with the sprint distance in the small town of Lebork in north Poland. With no qualification race it was a straight final with 134 women and 164 men from 36 nations.

Venla/Jukola 2011

We're at Jukola this weekend, along with around 14,000 competitors taking part in the Venla and Jukola Relays, and many more thousand spectators and helpers. We'll have live updates from the field, along with the occasional video and other bits and pieces here.

Sweden dominates Middle Distance

On the second competition day of the 2011 ISF World School Championship in Primiero, Italy, Swedish athletes won in four out of eight categories. Marcus Andersson got first place in the M1 selected teams category, Anton Johansson was the fastest in the M1 School teams category. In the same female classes, Frida Sandberg and Olivia Kollberg ruled.

ISF Worlds: Tomorrow Middle Distance

Again the stunning landscape of Val Canali will be the backdrop of the Middle Distance race to be held tomorrow, second event of this ISF World School Championship of orienteering taking place in Primiero-Vanoi Valley below the Dolomites this week.

ISF Worlds: Long Distance, Sweden and Italy rule

The first winners were crowned at the ISF World School Championship in Primiero today. In the Long Distance competition, the favourites from Sweden and the local heroes from Italy orienteered to victory in seven of eight categories. The last Gold medal went to Austria.

Postcards from across the Ocean: West Point A Meet

Becky Carlyle continues her reports from across the big pond, with a tale of orienteering, US Military style.

Team USA kickstart their season

Becky Carlyle introduces Nopesport to orienteering life on the other side of the big pond - in the magical forests of the US East Coast.

ISF Orienteering 2011

The World Schools Orienteering Championship will be held in Primiero this May, and the organisers are looking forward to hosting over 30 nations to the competition.

Team GB arrive at Ski WOC 2011, Sweden

Team GB has arrived in Tänndalen, Sweden for the ski-orienteering World Championships!

Park World Tour 2010 video

Scottish Orienteering and the team behind the Park World Tour in Perth last year have released a highlights video from the race showcasing what was a fantastic event for both the elite competitors and those in the public races.

No WOC for Simone Niggli-Luder in 2011

17 times World Orienteering Champion Simone Niggli-Luder has revealed she won't be competing at WOC this year in France as she is expecting her second child in September.

Boström and Volynska win G-COM 2011

Olle Boström from Sweden and Nadiya Volynska from Ukraine win the first ever Gran Canaria Orienteering Meeting.

1:10,000 vs 1:15,000 - Elite Runners vs IOF & other elite runners

Elite orienteers are taking a stance against IOF, following their refusal to consider the organiser's request to use 1:15,000 maps for the WOC classic in France next year, with Anne Margrethe Hausken starting a petition and Facebook group to gather support. However other orienteers have also added their weight behind retaining 1:15,000 maps for classic races.

Park World Tour: wins for Jansson and Østerbø

Following Friday's tricky qualification at Scone Palace, Perth City Centre hosted an exciting and contrasting Park World Tour final on Saturday, as the technical orienteering through narrow alleyways proved as difficult a test as avoiding startled shoppers for some of the world's best orienteers with Helena Jansson and Øystein Kvaal Østerbø victorious.

Park World Tour: Qualification

The grounds of Scone Palace proved a tricky orienteering challenge for those seeking Park World Tour qualification yesterday afternoon. Swedish sprint star Helena Jansson and Britain's Graham Gristwood both took convincing victories to give them confidence, and the precious final starting spots, ahead of today's Park World Tour final in Perth City Centre.

Park World Tour: preview

Ahead of the Park World Tour in Perth at the weekend, we look back at the history of the competition, check out some of the favourites for the races, and catch up with a few of the British athletes to get their views on the world class orienteering coming to Scotland.

Istanbul 5 days 2010

Istanbul Orienteering Group invites you to the 7th "Istanbul 5 days" Orienteering Event which will be held in and around Istanbul, Turkey on 2-7 November 2010.

Park World Tour: One week to go!

With just one week to go until the Park World Tour brings world class orienteering to Perth, we are pleased to announce that we have over 17 nations competing including some of the world’s best athletes. Entries have been extended until Tuesday 7 September for the open races, so get your entry in while you can and take on the best at the Park World Tour.

Park World Tour: Elite entries update

It is now only 3 weeks until the event and we have some new updates on our elite entries and some of the additional activities taking place during the weekend of world class orienteering in Perth on 10/11 September.

WOC 2010 - Middle Final

Yesterday saw the Middle Distance Final of the 2010 World Orienteering Championships.

WOC 2010 - Long Final

An exciting climax in both the Mens and Womens races.

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