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PWT China Tour 2017


[Maps & Results from Stage 1 now out] Some of the world’s best sprint orienteers are gathered in China for the PWT China Tour 2017 this week. The PWT China tour consists of 5 races, of them 2 WRE sprint races. The first stage was won by Robert Merl (Austria) and Maija ...

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World Cup Sprint Finland Men: Quick GPS and Splits Analysis


The nice course at the World Cup  Sprint in Lohja (Finland) deserves some analysis. There were several legs were significant parts of the field took a slower choice as you can see in the leg-by-leg GPS-analysis below. An excellent example of how a  good modern sprint course can be made ...

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World Cup Sprint Relay Finland: Maps and Results


Helena Jansson decided the first race in the World Cup Sprint Relay 2017 for Sweden in a close fight with Denmark’s Maja Alm. Alm was later disqualified due to a miss-punch, and Switzerland’s Elena Roos did thus lead Switzerland in to second place 13 seconds behind with Great Britain in ...

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WOC 2017 selection races for many nations in Estonia this weekend


[With GPS-tracking and live results] More than 300 top orienteers come to South-Estonia to compete for their place in national teams with Sprint Friday, Middle Saturday and Long Sunday.  Many nations participate with their national teams in this competition, including Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Lavtia, Germany, Estonia, Belarus, Ireland, Denmark, France, Ukraine ...

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Live TV broadcasting from Swedish League finals May 12th-14th


[Friday 14:45 CET, Saturday 10:45 CET, Sunday 09:45 CET] The Swedish League finals with live web-TV broadcasting from all 3 disciplines May 12th – May 14th. Commentator is Michael Hallner, assisted by orienteering experts Jerker Lysell (sprint, Friday), Joakim Ingelsson (middle distance, Saturday) and Kalle Dalin (finals with pursuit start, shortened ...

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Aguiar da Beira O-Meeting 2017: Maps and Results


Thierry Gueorigou and Svetlana Mironova (WRE Middle) and Andreu Blanes and Ekaterina Nikitina (WRE Sprint) won the two World Ranking events organized on the same day at Aguiar da Beira O-Meeting in Portugal on Saturday. Sunday’s long distance (not WRE) was won by Thierry Gueorgiou and Maren Jansson Haverstad. Aguiar da Beira ...

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Portugal O-Meeting 2017 Day 3 WRE: Maps and Results


Lucas Basset (France) and Simone Niggli (Switzerland) won the World Ranking stage of this year’s edition of Portugal O-Meeting – a middle distance in tricky terrain were some had trouble reading the very detailed map.  Basset won the men’s class half a minute ahead of Swedes Johan Runesson and Rassmus Andersson ...

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World Ranking Races & LIVE GPS-tracking this weekend


Two World Ranking races with live GPS tracking in Portugal (Sprint on Saturday and Middle on Sunday) and one World Ranking race in Spain (Long on Saturday) are on the plan for this weekend. Highly ranked athletes are on the start in all three events. Links to Live GPS-tracking: Men ...

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MapAnt: Gigantic Orienteering Map covering Finland!


Jarkko Ryyppö, Joakim Svensk and Mats Troeng have made an orienteering map of nearly all of Finland based on publicly available laser scanning data and topographic maps from the National Land Survey of Finland using Karttapullatin. What an effort! In comparison, a human mapper spending 30 hours per square kilometer would ...

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