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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.

JWOC Sprint Men 2016: GPS and Split Analysis

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Joey Hadorn (Switzerland) wins the Junior World Championships Sprint 2016 despite taking the wrong route choice on the long route choice leg, costing him 27(!) seconds to the fastest split time. The Swiss runner Hadorn takes the title due to high running speed and a consistent race (except for this long leg). ...

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JWOC 2016 Sprint: Maps and Results


A fantastic day for Switzerland at the opening race of the Junior World Championships (JWOC) in Scuol, Switzerland today: A clear gold for Simona Aebersold in the women’s class – and both gold and silver in the men’s class with Joey Hadorn ahead of Thomas Curiger. In the women’s class Anna Dvorianskaia (RUS) was ...

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JWOC 2016: Quick look at previous results


The Junior World Orienteering Championship (JWOC) starts in Scuol, Switzerland with the Sprint tomorrow at 09:00 CET. Below is a quick look at earlier results of the athletes. See also: JWOC 2016 – All You Need To Know and  JWOC 2016 team overview. There will be live GPS-tracking, live results, live web-TV ...

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JWOC 2016: All You Need To Know


JWOC starts Sunday with Sprint: Expect great live coverage, spectacular scenery and intricate orienteering when the Junior World Orienteering Championships starts in Engadin, Switzerland the coming weekend. After Sunday’s Sprint, the championship continues with Long on Monday, Middle Qualification on Wednesday, Middle Final on Thursday and Relay on Friday.  Central parts ...

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EYOC 2016: Maps and Results


[Updated with more maps/courses] Finland won the overall team competition at this years’ European Youth Orienteering Championships (EYOC) ahead of Czech Republic and Hungary. Finland won two individual gold medals and two relay gold medals. Both home nation Poland and France won two gold medals.  EYOC is the step before the ...

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EYOC 2016: Coming Up This Weekend


Long distance Friday, Relay Saturday, Sprint Sunday. This is the program for this years’ European Youth Orienteering Championships (EYOC) which is organized in Poland this weekend from Friday July 1st until Sunday July 3rd. Nearly 400 athletes from 33 countries will be on the start line this weekend. EYOC is ...

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Jukola 2016: Koovee wins exciting relay


[With recap of the relay leg-by-leg] Koovee run a very strong Jukola relay – being within 2 seconds from the lead all the way from the second exchange to the finish. Oleksandr Kratov decided it for Kovee on the 6th leg of 7 by giving Daniel Hubmann a nearly 5 minute lead. ...

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Venla 2016: Halden wins tight battle


Halden wins Venla 2016 after strong last leg by Mari Fasting: – I made some mistakes in the start, but then I ran very good, Fasting said after the race. Halden’s team was very international: Sabine Hauswirth (Switzerland), Hollie Orr (Great Britain), Anni-Maija Fincke (Finland) and Mari Fasting (Norway). – ...

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Jukola 2016: All You Need to Know


22:00 CET (23:00 local time) on Saturday Jukola  starts – the largest orienteering relay event in the world. 9 hours earlier at 13:00 CET the women start their relay – the Venla relay. Here you find all the information you need about the  Jukola and Venla relays. This is the ...

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