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JWOC Relay: GOLD for Sweden and Finland


The Gold medalists from the long distance – Olli Ojanaho (Finland) and Sara Hagström (Sweden) – each anchored their teams to Gold medals at the Junior World Orienteering Championships relay in Rauland, Norway at the last day of the championships. While the Finnish men won a clear victory with few ...

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JWOC Long 2015: GPS and Splits Analysis

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Technical difficulties rather than major routechoice problems decided the Junior World Orienteering Championships Long distance 2015 in Rauland, Norway. Some of the top runners did several minutes of mistakes – often very close to the controls (see for example Markus Holter’s mistake at the 11th control above)   Analysis Men ...

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Norwegian team for WOC in Scotland

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Veterans Hans Gunnar Omdal and Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordberg are part of the Norwegian team for the World Championships in Scotland which was selected earlier this week. No Norwegian athlete will run all disciplines – and only one athlete, Anne Margrethe Hausken (photo above from WOC 2009), will run both urban ...

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Maps and course JWOC Middle Qualification


– More tricky than it looks from the map, was the informations the athletes got before the JWOC middle qualification. But the courses look quite tricky even on the map – especially the first part which follows a slope with many diffuse marshes and light green areas. Maps JWOC Middle ...

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Elise Egseth back after 4 years: Wins WOC test sprint


Elise Egseth won a clear victory in the Norwegian WOC test race sprint Thursday – 34 seconds ahead of Silje Ekroll Jahren. The winner on Wednesday’s Middle distance, Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordberg, finished 4th, 38 seconds behind Egseth. Egseth is now working full time and had not expected to reach ...

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Gonon wins European Vertical Championships


Former French national team member Francois Gonon won the European Vertical Championships in Chamonix last week with a new course record – finishing the course with 1000 meter climb in 34:07. Francois Gonon (photo above is from WOC 2012) finished his international orienteering career after the WOC relay bronze medal with ...

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EYOC 2015: Maps and Results


One week before the Junior World Orienteering Championships starts in Rauland, Norway, some of the best youth and junior orienteers in Europe met for the European Youth Orienteering Championships (EYOC) in Romania. EYOC is open for competitiors from 15 to 18 years, and competition is done in 15-16 and 17-18 ...

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Czech Selections for WOC 2015 (with maps)


Six men and six women have been selected for the Czech team for the World Championships in Scotland after interesting selection races last week. Analysis and maps For interesting GPS-analysis of the selection races (Czech text, but nice illustrations): Women long Men middle       Women Vendula Horčičková (Slovan ...

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Video: Greatest Moments of Jukola 2015


A fantastic atmosphere – and runners on all levels enjoying orienteering day and night. That’s Jukola – and Puresive Films manages to show it in a great way in this video. Enjoy & share!

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