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The Course of the Year 2010: Jukola!


– The courses for the Jukola Relay are as difficult as we could make them, the course planner Ari Kattainen said an hour before the start of the men’s relay. For Kattainen, the greatest challenge in the course planning was to have the self-restraint to make the legs short enough. ...

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Number Two: Long and tough is what they want!


We are moving up to number two in the course of the year 2010 competition, and find yet another long distance race. There are fewer and fewer long distance races on the international calendar – but these races are still the ones the orienteering community long for. Number two in ...

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Matthias Müller: Swiss Alps for Sprint Champ

– The area is just great, demanding both physical and even more technical, the reigning World Champion on the Sprint distance tells WorldofO.com when asked about the best course he run in 2010. The competition in question is the Swiss long distance championships held at the map Got Grond in ...

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Fantasy WC: Tighter than the real World Cup!

Whereas Simone Niggli and Daniel Hubmann took clear victories in the real World Cup, it was a lot tighter in the Fantasy World Cup. The team OrientExpress with manager Ulis took the victory with 7745.45 points according to the unofficial results – only 11.3 points ahead of the BennyB-team. With ...

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World Cup Final: Will Hubmann take it home?


More technical orienteering than in the previous editions of the World Cup Final weekend (see map from Model event above) is what the world orienteering elite will meet in the Swiss part of the Jura mountains – just on the border to France – this Saturday. The World Cup Final ...

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WOC of the future: What will it look like?


Significant changes will be introduced in the WOC program from 2014 – or even earlier – but the only thing which is certain is that more races will have a format in which the first runner to the finish is the winner. During the XXV IOF General Assembly held in ...

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Road to WOC: Russia (with maps)


The Russian WOC selection process is quite different from what you see in many of the other top orienteering countries in the world. The selection races were held in Priozersk near Sankt-Petersburg July 2nd-July 6th a few weeks ago (see map from the long distance above), but 3 of 6 ...

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JWOC Long: Live from 09:00 CET

Update: “Live results” will only be finish-times, and they will be updated approximately every 5 minutes. There will be reports from Christian Bobach from the arena directly in the LiveBlog. The start goes from 09:00 to 14:10 – and the men have a course of 11.3 km – so prepare ...

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JWOC Denmark: All you need to know


The Junior World Championships starts with the Sprint Monday July 5th at 10:00 CET – and continues with Long distance on Tuesday, Middle qualification on Thursday, Middle final on Friday and Relay on Saturday. The JWOC is followed with big interest all over the orienteering world – and starts just ...

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EYOC Preview: Elite of tomorrow live Friday-Sunday


The orienteering elite of tomorrow have arrived in hot Soria, Spain – and are ready for Friday’s long distance which marks the start of this years European Youth Orienteering Championships (EYOC). Demanding and varied terrain never previously used for orienteering awaits the runners -you can follow the championships live via ...

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