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WUOC 2016: All You Need To Know

wuoc2016_logo_300x144July 31st – August 4th: The World Orienteering University Championships (WUOC) is organized in Miskolc, Hungary, from Sunday July 31st until Thursday August 4th. The program is intense – 5 races in 5 days – starting with Sprint on Sunday, Long on Monday, Sprint Mixed Relay Tuesday, Middle Wednesday and finally Relay on Thursday.

WUOC takes place every two years and is where the best student athletes from around the world come to battle it out. WUOC was first held in 1978 in Finland and is a FISU event. WUOC is an arena for upcoming stars – many of the medalists from WUOC have later taken medals in other international championships like WOC and EOC. 149 men and 117 women are registered for this edition of WUOC. Each nation may enter up to 4 athletes in each discipline (except for in the relay where each nation may have two teams for each gender).


  • Sunday July 31st: Sprint – Live from 10:00 CET
  • Monday August 1st: Long – Live from 10:20 CET
  • Tuesday August 2nd: Sprint Relay – Live from 16:45 CET
  • Wednesday August 3rd: Middle – Live from 10:20 CET
  • Thursday August 4th: Relay – Live from 09:45 CET

Live services

Radio split times, GPS tracking of selected competitors, and speaker voice will be available online from the event website. The start of the live services for each day (for individual competitions, this is the closing time of the quarantine): Sprint: 10:00; Long Distance: 10:20; Sprint Relay 16:45; Middle Distance: 10:20; Relay: 9:45.

Useful links

Old maps

See below for old maps for the long and middle/relay areas.




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