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Lucky Voters: Check if you won fantastic prizes!


Check here if you won any of the prizes worth more than 5000 Euros in total in your voting for “The Orienteering Achievement of 2016″! 

The vote has been decided by the big international readership of WorldofO.com – nearly 4500 unique votes from around 60 different countries have been delivered – making these results very representative for the worldwide orienteering community. Big thanks go to all voters and to the event sponsors Five + Five days of Sicily, Scottish 6 Days, Durmitor Orienteering Challenge, Aguiar da Beira “O” Meeting, Antalya Orienteering Festival, OOCup, Wawel Cup, Lipica Open and Danish Spring.

Winners of “The Orienteering Achievement of 2016″ were Tove Alexandersson and Olav Lundanes – read more about their fantastic achievements and read interviews with the winners here. Although it is too late to vote now, you can read more about all the nominated athletes at the voting page:

In addition some websites who helped spread the news about the poll have been awarded with free ads. Check at the bottom of this page if your website took home one of those prizes!

Event sponsor: Five + Five days of Sicily, October 1st – 13th 2017

  • Prize offered: Package for 2 people consisting in accommodation half board and entry fee for the second week of Five + Five days of Sicily – October 2017. Value 1510 euro. Transferable to other persons.
  • 10 stages to discover all Sicily! First week from 1st to 6th October on the east coast, second week from 8th to 13th October on the west coast of this beautiful sunny Italian island! Read more at www.orienteering.it and facebook.com/pwtorienteering.
  • Winner: Hanna Rudakouskaya


Event sponsor: Scottish 6 Days. July 30th – August 5th 2017

  • Prize offered: Package for 2 people consisting of Package for 2 people consisting of free entry for the complete Scottish 6 Days 2017, including accommodation in a multi person room (4 or 8 beds) at the hostel in Ballatar (which Scottish 6 Days has booked completely; the accommodation is 300 m from event centre and main shops in Ballater, 400m to bus pick-up to events which is free if booked online at time of entry).  Value about 670 Euro. Transferable to other persons.
  • More information:  The 21st Scottish 6-day event is being held in Royal Deeside between the 30th July and 5thAugust 2017. This will be the 4th time the 6-Days has come to Deeside (1983, 1993, 2005) and the event will use some of our best areas with a variety of terrain, superb arenas and car parking and stunning views to the hills and mountains around Deeside. Read more at www.scottish6days.com
  • Winner: Tomas Udrzal


Event sponsor: Durmitor Orienteering Challenge. August 24th – 27th 2017

  • Prize offered: 2 packages, each for 2 people. Each package consists of: Entry for 4 competitions (3 of them WRE competitions), accommodation for 4 nights in bungalows, one training map, plus special Event T-shirt. Value about 620 Euro, transferable to other persons.
  • More information. Orienteering in Montenegro will be an unforgettable experience. The Durmitor Orienteering Challenge is co-organized with the South East European Orienteering Championships, and three of the four races are World Ranking events. Read more at www.dochallenge.me.
  • Winners: Kine Hallan Steiwer and Tomi Mattila


Event sponsor: Aguiar da Beira “O” Meeting 2017. March 3rd – 5th 2017

  • Prize offered: Aguiar da Beira “O” Meeting 2017 Competition Package for 2 persons – including entry to 3 events (Middle WRE, Sprint WRE, Long Distance and Model Event), 5 nights accommodation and a 4-map package for each person to train around the event area. Value about 535 Euro. Transferable to other persons.
  • ABOM 2017 will be held from 3 to 5 March on one of the best Portuguese terrains. High quality mapmaking and amazing terrains are waiting for you! More info at: abom2017.ori-estarreja.pt
  • Winner: Emil Alexandersson


Event sponsor: Antalya Orienteering Festival 2017. October 29th October – November 5th 2017

  • Prize offered: One big Antalya Orienteering Festival package for one person: Accommodation + Entry for all 5 races + All Transfers. Value about 500 Euro. Transferable to other person.
  • Antalya Orienteering Festival will be held for the 3rd time in Antalya, Turkey. We provide 5 different terrains and challenging courses, good maps and good weather for orienteering holiday.  See more at www.antalyaofest.com
  • Winner: Judith Wyder


Event sponsor: OOCup 2017. July 24th – July 28th 2017

  • Prize offered: 2 packages – each for 2 people – consisting of: Entry for the complete 5 days OOCup competition plus OOCup 2017 T-shirt for each competitor. Value 325 euro. Transferable to other persons.
  • OOCup is a 5 Day orienteering event organized annually in Slovenia. OOCup 2017 will offer new maps in great, technical forests close to Ljubljana – city, seaside, caves and mountains all within driving distance. The event is famous for its Karst orienteering and excellent combination of orienteering and holidays. More at oocup.com.
  • Winners: Tomas Sokol and Lita Dudele


Event sponsor: Wawel Cup 2017. July 5th – 9th 2017

  • Prize offered: Package for 2 people consisting of free entry to complete 5 Day Wawel Cup competition, the popular Wawel Cup T-shirt, and accommodation. Value about 325 Euro. Transferable to other persons.
  • More information: Two stages will be held in Olkusz were running through medieval post-mine pits might be quite an exam for orienteering skills. Other stages are in the exceptional Bledowska Desert and in rocky Jaroszowiec. Read more at wawelcup.pl.
  • Winner: Andrew Lumsden


Event sponsor: Lipica Open 2017. March 11th – 15th 2017

  • Prize offered: 2 packages – each for 2 people – consisting of: Entry to complete 5 Day Lipica Open competition + hard floor accommodation in Postojna. Value about 320 euro. Transferable to other persons.
  • In 2017 Lipica open will again be organized as a 5 day event – and again some great terrains! Training conditions in this part of Europe are now better than ever – both on forest maps and on sprint maps of nice little towns on the Adriatic coast! More at www.lipicaopen.com
  • Winners: Georg Groell and Alva Olsson


Event sponsor: Danish Spring. March 24th – 26th 2017

  • Prize offered: Package for 2 people consisting in free start in all three competitions and 2 nights in Hostel. Value about 280 Euro. Transferable to other persons.
  • More information. Feel the flow in the early spring forest of North Sealand in Denmark and get part of the cool competition in a great atmosphere! Three World Ranking Events, with classes for all ages and levels. Highly relevant terrain for WMOC 2018 in the same area and also for WOC 2017 in Estonia. Easy access to and nice accommodations in “Denmark’s Royal Retreat”. Ideal for your club camp. Get it all at www.danishspring.dk
  • Winner: Ana Grib


Pages linking to the poll

Pages linking to the poll for “Orienteering Achievement of the Year are important for spreading the news about the great achievement of the nominies. This year as always some prizes are drawn among the websites linking:

Each of these pages have the right to get a free “Sponsored Link” for a month at World of O for an orienteering related race/product/cause. Please contact Jan Kocbach at jan@kocbach.net for more information.

Some pages linking to the poll (Thanks to all websites who helped spread the news!):

About Jan Kocbach

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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