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woc :: middle final

Middle final race is over 22.08.2007 Today's middle final race was quite challendging for the runners. It is over now and we would like to congratulate new World Champions in middle distance, these are Thierry Gueorgiou from France and Simone Niggli from Switzerland. Full set of results co...

woc :: middle qualification

Results from Middle Qualification are available 20.08.2007 Results of today's Middle Qualification are published. Download it. See also: split results audio stream live text report new photos from finish

woc :: long qualification

Results from Long Qualification are available 19.08.2007 Results of today's Long Qualification are published. Download it.

woc :: sprint qualification

Results from Sprint Qualification are available 18.08.2007 Results of today's Sprint Qualification are approved by team officials and published. You may download both official results and split times for the race.

jwoc :: sprint

The Junior World Orienteering Championships today started at speed with the sprint discipline which was always likely to be the race that would go to form. Away from the tricky rocky terrain competitors will face over the rest of the championships, the sprint was on terrain less unique to Austral...

spring cup :: gb junior's star

The first major international event of the year was held in Denmark this weekend with the gb juniors putting on a good show. The 3 race spring cup weekend consisted of the night race on firday evening, a classic race on saturday with the highlight being the relay on sunday. The elite class was no...

gb interest in portugal

Over the past week several athletes from UK have travelled to sunny Portugal for some warm weather training and also test how their winter training has gone in the Portugal O Meet and Norte Alentejano “O” Meeting. Portugal O Meet: First up was the 4 Day Portugal O Meet based just east of P...

o today gets a makeover

The orienteering-magazine Orienteering Today has been through a rearrangement. The makeover has been successful, and the new norwegian owner and publisher SPORT of TODAY is very pleased with the new look. More maps and pictures is one of the biggest differences from the earlier versions. Also ...

event :: venice street o 2006

The 27th Venice Orienteering Meeting saw over 3000 competitors coming from all parts of the globe to navigate the multitude of alley ways, canals, and bridges (plus plenty of dead-ends!) that make this event quite unique. The weather was just about perfect for both the main event on Sunday and th...

wc :: middle final

Thierry Gueorgiou made it a clean sweep of wins in the individual races this week by taking the Middle distance title today. Yet another technical area managed to trip up some of the stars on show but Thierry showed his superiority again. It was Valentin Novikov who pushed him again today but had...

wc :: long final

The World Cup Finals continued today after the interruption of the storms. The Long final was held today in some very unique volcanic terrain. No surprises for guessing who reigned supreme in the mens class - Frances' very own Theirry Gueorgiou was the clear winner, just under 4mins ahead of Russ...

wc :: storm hits world cup

Winds in excess of 60mph have forced a significant alteration to World Cup week, as trees falling down on todays middle race forced it to be abandoned and risks of worse weather tomorrow altering plans for the rest of the week. At 11:08 CET this morning the Middle Distance final was halted, wi...

wc :: 8 through in middle

Tha final ever round of the 'traditional' world cup kicked off today in the Auvergne region of France, amid the twering green volcano's pictured on the label of Volvic water. Athletes from across the globe will be fighting it out over old lava flows rife with thick green forest this week, in t...

Jarkko Huovila leaves Halden

The World Champion Jarkko Huovila signs for Tampereen Pyrintö Finnish national team member Jarkko Huovila will join the Finnish orienteering club Tampereen Pyrintö in the near future. The 2-year contract was signed and made public on Friday at a press conference held in Tampere, Finland. At t...

nm :: norwegian champs

Scott Fraser finished an impressive 4th place today in the Norwegian Championships Long race. He trailed over 7 minutes behind the winner, former JWOC champion Olav Lundanes, but was only 15 seconds behind 2nd. The result will help Scott secure his 3rd place in the Craft-cup, a series of ra...

wuoc :: helen bridle interview

You can read our promised interview with Helen here.

wuoc :: banquet

"In the olden days the British team would always win the banquet. That doesn't seem to happen any more" were the words of the Czech coach to Jon Musgrave, coach of the British Students team. Little did he know... All major international competitions conclude with a closing ceremony and banquet...

wuoc :: relay

Gold for GBR girls but disappointment for the boys. A late battle by Helen Bridle, the teams most successful competitor of the week gave the girls team a tasty and, for some, surprising end to the week. Bridle started the 4.5km last leg in 4th with a seven minute deficit to a strong Suisse ...

wuoc :: sprint

WUOC Sprint A great run by Murray Strain round the streets of Kosice resulted in a very nail-biting ending to the final individual race at the World Student Championships as the Scot ended up in 4th place, less than 10 seconds from getting a medal. The 3.3km course was won by Norwegian spri...

wuoc :: middle

The ShUOC (Sheffield University) runners of Matt Crane and Rachel Elder were top Brits with 9th and 10 th place respectively today in a tricky and hilly middle distance race. Simonas Krepsta of Lithuania was the dominanat winner of the Mens race, over 2 minutes ahead of the silver medal winnin...

wuoc :: Long

The World University Orienteering Championships kicked off today in Kosice, Slovakia and it was a good day for the GBR. Helen Bridle, fresh off her podium finish in Denmark last week, took a silver medal in the long. Helen said she had a really good run and was very pleased with Silver. It was qu...

woc :: relay

"it was a hard day at the office" for the British team today Jamie Stevenson said. Tired legs, soaring heat and draining terrain took its toll on results today as the british relay teams finished 11th and 14th in the womens and mens races respectively. Two strong 1st leg runs by Sarah Rollins...

woc-live :: middle final women

A reasonable day for the British women in todays middle final. Sarah Rollins had a good run to finish in 16th place. Sarah spoke to the nopesport team at the end of her race. Sarah really wanted a good clean run today and wasn't focused on a good result. The route choices were all 'mega safe' ...

woc-live :: middle final men

Jamie Stevenson (Alternativet) ‘YESSS!!!!’ That’s the sound of Bronze medallist Jamie Stevenson when Thierry Gueorgiou, despite a great last loop, failed to get in front of the British Number 1. Today Great Britain secured their first medal at the World Championships and their first since...

woc :: middle final women

The results are in from the womens middle final and it is gold again for Simone Niggl-Luder. Like the long final, Simone had to put in a top performance to secure top spot as she was pushed the whole way again by Norways Marianne Anderson. Marianne put in another superb effort and ave it her all ...

woc-live ::long final

Another final completed and another set of medals dished out. Finlands Jani Lakanen took gold and was crowned long distance champion and showed his deglight as he punced the air the whole way down the finish chute. Marc Lauenstein SUI took silver with a superb run considering he only decided at t...

woc :: long final

Jani Lakanen and Simone Niggli are the new World Champions in the King Distance - the long race. For Simone it was her 11th world title and 3rd title in the long distance, while Jani described it as "the best day of my life, in sport". Jani is the first Finn to win the classic distance since 1...

woc-live :: sprint final

So we reach our first final of WOC 2006 and its been a good day for team GBR. Helen Bridle reach her highest ever WOC position in 6th place. Helen told nopesport that she was very confident after the sprint qualification and carried through to the final. The speaker announced her 4th at the spect...

woc :: girls sprint

Podium For GBR! Helen Bridle finished 6th in a historic race, where the young Australian junior Hanny Allston claimed a unique double by being JWOC and WOC champion in the same season. There were other strong British runs from Pippa Whitehouse who was an early leader and finished 12th, and ...

woc :: mens sprint*

***NEWSFLASH*** Three runners have been disqualified. Martins Sirmais, Troy de Haas and our own Matt Speake. The silver-lining to this is that Martins beat Graham, so GG has moved up to 9th place. More on this when we find it out. ******************** Britain took its first top 10 finis...

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