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WOC 2010 - Sprint Final

An exciting climax to the first day of racing at the World Champs 2010, Trondheim.

PWT: Bulletin 1

For those looking to take on some of the world's best orienteers in Perth at the Park World Tour, get your entry in by the end of July to take advantage of cheap entry rates - prices rise on August 1.

WUOC: Relay - Sweden and Switzerland victorious

The World University Orienteering Championships ended with victories for Sweden in the men's race and Switzerland in the women's race, as Great Britain's week ended in disappointment with the men 8th and women 11th.

WUOC: Middle - GG takes Bronze

Graham Gristwood recovered from a troublesome start to take a Bronze medal from today's World University Orienteering Championships middle race, as Matthias Merz once again took Gold ahead of Patrik Karlsson of Sweden. Radka Brozkova of the Czech Republic won the women's race over 90 seconds clear of Sofia Haajanen of Finland and Ines Brodmann of Switzerland.

WUOC: Sprint - Silver for Scott Fraser

The World University Orienteering Championships today provided an exciting sprint race around the town of Borlänge in Sweden, with home favourite Jerker Lysell winning by just nine seconds from Great Britain's Scott Fraser. France's Anelie Chataing won the women's sprint by a similarly slim margin of just seven seconds from Switzerland's Caroline Cejka.

WUOC: Long Distance

It was a Swiss double header today in the World University Orienteering Championships, as Sara Lüscher and Matthias Merz won the Long Distance, with Merz winning convincingly by over four and a half minutes.

WUOC: World University Orienteering Championships preview

This week the World University Orienteering Championships are taking place in Borlange, Sweden, with a record 31 nations and 309 athletes taking part. Amongst them will be a strong British team, looking to follow on from a successful competition in Estonia two years ago.

Silver for Kris Jones in JWOC sprint

Kristian Jones got the Junior World Orienteering Championships off to a flying start for the British team with a silver medal in today's sprint.

JWOC 2010: Silver medal for Kris Jones

Kris Jones ran a fantastic race to claim silver medal in sprint distance at the Junior World Championships today.

JWOC 2010

The Junior World Orienteering Championships gets underway tomorrow with the sprint distance event around the grounds of Aalborg University, Denmark.

Park World Tour - Scotland: Entries Now Open

The Park World Tour in Scotland offers competitors the opportunity to take on some of the world's best at sprint orienteering, including the top Swiss pairing of Daniel Hubmann and Fabian Hertner.

Vote for the Orienteering Achivement of 2009

2009 has been another year full of great orienteering achievements and as we now are moving towards 2010, it is time to decide the greatest of achievements of the year. World of O and Ultimate Orienteering are hosting an annual poll to find the biggest Orienteering Achievements of the year - but be quick, voting ends December 4th!

Severe damage to forests of SW France

A storm described as worse than those of December 1999 has damaged the forests of ther Landes

Ski-WOC 2009 in Japan

As the European orienteering community gradually starts to wake up from it's winter slumber the World's ski orienteers go East to compete for international glory on the ski and scooter tracks of Rusutsu, Japan.

"The Orienteering Adventure" is on-line

Finn van Gelderen, David Healy and Ondrej Pijak's film featuring Irish elites running in Wicklow is now on-line. It has animated route gadget, a fantastic score and great running action.

mtbo :: european champs day 2

Emily Benham once again took sprint silver in the European Mountain Bike Orienteering championships, replicating last year's result but missing out on Gold by an agonising one second margin. Following on from yesterday's bronze medal, Emily blasted round the 3km course on the somewhat flatter ...

mtbo :: european champs day 1

Today saw the opening day of the European Mountain Bike Orienteering championships, taking place on the Curonian Spit in Lithuania, which separates the Baltic Sea from the Curonian Lagoon. The terrain is mainly forested sand dunes with numerous paths will test their navigation and leg strength of...

Jukola - Rosco Speaks!

Jukola 2008, first leg for JOK. It's really hard to know where to begin. There were so many emotions and sensations and activities and actions and reactions and thoughts and people and challenges and triumphs and disasters. And other things. And they all happened at once! For 97 really really ...

gbr :: woc team selections

The British team for the World Orienteering Championships, taking place in the Czech Republic next month from 10-20th July, has now been announced following the weekend's selection races. Read more about them here: Sprint | Middlet | Long. Men: Jon Duncan Scott Fraser Graham Gristwood ...

gbr :: world universities team

The British Team for the World University Orienteering Championships, held in Estonia from 28th July to 3rd August, has now been announced. Men: Oleg Cheplin (Edinburgh) Matthew Crane (Sheffield) Scott Fraser (Edinburgh) Ewan McCarthy (Stirling) Neil Northrop (Sheffield) Women: Racha...

World Schools: Middle Distance

At today's ISF World Schools Championship Orienteering middle distance at Barr Wood near Stirling, the success for the host nation, along with the other home countries, continued with more individual and team medals. England topped the medal tables ahead of Sweden and Latvia, while Scotland picke...

World Schools: Classic Race

Sweden and Latvia looked the strongest of the teams at the opening event of ISF World School Championship Orienteering in Scotland today. In wet conditions at Devilla Forest, both nations had six top three finishes, with Sweden taking convincing victories in both the D1 School and Select classes,...

British Spring Cup Success

This weekend in Hillerøenmark, several thousand competitors, including many Brits, have been taking part in the Spring Cup. This annual event traditionally marks the start of the Scandinavian orienteering season, and as such attracts a strong field. Three races take place over the weekend, a shor...

England triumph at Interland

England took overall victory, along with eight class victories, at Interland at Weerterbergen in the south of Holland this weekend. Interland takes place on a yearly basis and comprises of representatives from England, two Belgian teams (Flemish and French speaking), the Dutch and a NW Germany te...

world :: Schools Orienteering

ISF WORLD SCHOOLS ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, G BRITAIN. Scotland hosts the ISF World Schools Orienteering Championships, sponsored by Airtricity, from the 21st to 27th April 2008 in Edinburgh. The opening ceremony involving over 450 competitors from 21 countries...

World Old Boys (+Girls) Champs

In about seven months, Portugal will be the centre of the Orienteering world: here will be held the World Masters Orienteering Championship 2008. The International Orienteering Federation (IOF), during the Congress in Japan in August 2005, awarded to the Portuguese Federation of Orienteering (FP...

wc :: world cup 2008 details

At the recent IOF Council meeting a number of changes to the World Cup series were discussed and outlined. The biggest change is that the qualification system has been simplified, with each round standing separately from the others in terms of qualification for finals. Other main changes a...

Mrten Bostrm Interview

For the first of in a series of winter interviews we are pleased to introduce the charismatic young Finn, Måen BoströHaving started orienteering at 4 years old and going on to a successful junior career (including JWOC silver in classic distance, 2001), Måen decided to try to realise his potentia...

wc :: season finale

Last weekend in Switzerland saw the culmination of the 2007 World Cup series, a strange transitionary year with the introduction of a new format in an attempt to rejuvenate the competition. 10 races, took place across the year, and the format gives nations the opportunity to enter up to 10 runne...

wre :: event roundup

Last week while some of the world's elite were building up for the final World Cup races of the year, a host of other world ranking events were taking place in the southern hemisphere. The Oceanic Championships took place around Canberra during the first week of October, with World Ranking rac...

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