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Svrd goes pro

Gunilla Svä, SWE & IF Thor, is going to be a full time orienteer in preparation for next years World Championships in Väerå Sweden. Gunilla has been working as a teacher, but as soon as the schools break up for christmas her profession wil be training. The 33 year has plenty of international me...

World Cup 3, Finals

Bulletin 2 has been released for the 3rd round and finals of the 2004 Orienteering World Cup in Dresden, Germany. http://www.world-cup2004.de/

WUOC Bulletin 2

Bulletin 2 of the World University Orienteering Championships in the Czech Republic this June has been released. http://www.orientacnibeh.cz/english/wuoc2004/

Craft increase support

Swedish clothing company Craft have increased their support for Nordic orienteering by sponsoring next years Norges Cup, the Norwegian Elite Series. Craft already sponsor the O-Ringen and provide kit for the swedish national team. Details of Craft-Cupen can be found here www.orientering.no

Who will stop Halden???

Well IFK Göorg certainly intend to. This weekend they are having a training camp in next years 10Mila terrain. IFK Göorg were second in the 10Mila last year, with GBR international Jamie Stevenson on last leg bringing them up from 6th. Last yeer the leading teams went round so fast that the last...

Lwegren on his way back

Fredrik Lören, IFK Göorg and Swedish international was ranked number one in the world at the end of the 2002 season. 2003 was ruined by injuries, he only competed twice in the whole year - but now he is seriously on his way back. Lören has been spending a lot of time in Stockholm working with ...

EOC + O-Ringen = Tough!

Next year the super elites could find themselvs with a very tough schedule. The European Championshipss (also first round of World Cup) in Rosklide, Denmark is followed by the O-Ringen. 10 July: EOC Long Qualifiers 11 July: EOC Middle Qualifiers 12 July: Rest 13 July: Middle Final 14 July:...

O-Ringen 2004 - Mass Start?

The latest edition of the O-Ringen magazine has revealed that there may be plans to have a mass-start competition in the Super-Elite class at the O-Ringen next summer in Göorg. Per Forsberg put the idea to Gö Andersson (Sweden National Team Coach)in an interview. Gö said this would create a spec...

Swedish Team Nominated

Swedens gold medal winning mens relay team of Niclas Jonasson, Mattias Karlsson and Emil Wingstedt have been nominated for the Jerringpriset, the most prestigious sporting award in Sweden. The swedes won the relay for the first time since the 80s by saving Karlsson who was aiming for the classic ...

World Universities

Bulletin 2 now available here Big news: addition of sprint race. Selection races are BUSA Individual, 0007Severn Weekend and British SprintChamps weekend.

Elite Transfers

Norwegian internationals Holger Hott Johansen and Bernt Bjornsgard have both left the Oslo Elite club Baekkelagets, home of Dan Marston, where they both won Jukola in 2002. Bjornsgard will now run for the swedish club Malungs OK Skogsmardarna, home of Jimmy Birklin. Hott Johansen, and his Canad...

Swedish Nights Too Easy

In a report put to the Swedish Orienteering Federation it was stated that the SM Natt championships was too easy. "The Swedish national championships in night-O is today decided in mass start form...the races has more or less become cross-country running with headlamps". This is somthing Mharky a...

PWT 2003

The 2003 Park World Tour Finals took place in Southern Sweden from 23rd-25th of October. In the Mens series World Middle Distace Champion Thierry Gueorgiou (FRA) reigned supreme, ahead of Grant Bluett (AUS) and Mikhail Mamleev (RUS). In the womens there was a suprise victory by Anne Margrethe...

IOF World Ranking Events

The International Orienteering Federation has announced the world ranking events for 2004. Britain has 3 world ranking events next year. Both individual races of the JK and the NGOC national event, 2nd May. In 2004 there will be 4 WR events in Kazakhstan, and 5 in Serbia and Montenegro! For ful...

Trewan suing PWT

Aussie elite runner Cassie Trewan is sueing the PWT for 42,000 EURO after injuring her back landing on a crash mat in a Leibnitz sprint race in 2000. Trewan was not alone in injuring herself on this mat, Jamie Stevenson was forced to retire after twisting his ankle on the landing. This lawsui...

JWOC 2004

The IOF has chosen Poland to be the host nation for the Junior World Orienteering Championships in 2004. Bulletin 1 has been released and is available on the website. http://www.wksflotagdynia.pl/jwoc_2004.htm Russia were forced to withdraw after not meeting the required deadlines set by the...

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