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EOC 2010 Bulgaria: All you need to know!

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The European Championships in Orienteering starts Sunday morning 08:00 CET with Sprint qualification – the final starts from 14:30 CET in the afternoon. The championships in continues through the coming week – the last competition being the Long Final next Saturday. All individual events are also World Cup events. Below you find the key information you need in order to follow EOC 2010 in Bulgaria.

Most of the information below is taken from Bulletin 4 and from the EOC webpage.

Latest updated files

I’ll try to update here with useful files during the championships:

EOC Relay

Women: Victory for Sweden
Sweden took the gold medal with a smashing final sprint from Helena Jansson, second are Finland with Minna Kauppi and third are Switzerland with Simone Niggli on third Leg.  Results below are unofficial from live results.

1 Sweden swe 00:00 81:15 93:26 111:11 112:37
2 Finland fin 00:00 82:25 93:14 111:10 112:49
3 Switzerland sui 00:00 83:09 93:14 111:51 113:35
4 Czech Republic cze 00:00 81:39 93:27 113:48 115:38
5 Russia rus 00:00 86:04 99:47 119:13 121:18
(6) Czech Republic II cze 00:00 88:27 99:45 119:45 121:40

Men: Victory for Switzerland

Switzerland took the gold medal in the Men Relays. France are second and Norway came third.

1 Switzerland sui 00:00 89:27 97:52 113:08 114:44
2 France fra 00:00 89:22 98:08 113:30 115:20
3 Norway nor 00:00 90:01 99:12 114:51 116:36
4 Sweden swe 00:00 90:00 99:14 115:20 116:57
(5) Sweden swe 00:00 91:54 100:59 116:38 118:03
(6) Switzerland sui 140:00 92:34 101:03 116:36 118:08
Program EOC 2010

Note especially that there is qualification for all individual events. 17 from each qualification heat go to the finals in sprint/middle/long.

  • Sunday May 30th – Sprint Qual 08:00 CET, Sprint Final 14:30 CET
  • Monday May 31st – Long Qual 09:30-13:00 CET
  • Tuesday June 1st – Middle Qual 09:00-12:30 CET
  • Wednesday June 2nd – Relay 08:00-13:00 CET
  • Friday June 4th – Middle Final 08:30-14:00 CET (A/B finals)
  • Saturday June 5th – Long Final 08:00-15:30 CET (A/B finals)

See more details about exact program for each competition at the bottom of this page – including exact start times for each category.

Startlists and Results
Fantasy World Cup 2010

Remember to submit your team to the Fantasy World Cup 2010. 10 of the 13 World Cup events count in the overall – so you’d better set up a team already ahead of the first World Cup event – being the EOC Sprint on Sunday. At the time of writing, startlists for the sprint are not yet available, but they will be available at the EOC 2010 webpage (entries for Sprint Qual by Saturday 11:00 CET – expect the startlist ready after the team official meeting starting at 18:00 CET – maybe also earlier). The World of O Ranking Sprint for men and women is a good starting point for setting up your team for EOC Sprint. See also the results from the last WOC and EOC sprint below.

Results EOC Sprint 2008

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Results WOC Sprint 2009

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Sprint

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Middle

Qualification
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Final
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Long

Qualification
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Final
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Relay
  • Maximum number of runners for each nation is 6 runners (+ European Champion)
  • The Relay is over 3 legs (maximum of 2 teams for each nation)

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Background information

You find a good background article about the terrain and favourites at Ultimate Orienteering.

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Jan Kocbach is the founder of WorldofO.com - taking care of everything from site development to writing articles, photography and analysis.

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