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Czech EOC selection: Team, Maps & Results


The Czech Team for the European Orienteering Championships on homeground has been selected. World Champion from the World Championships on homeground in 2008, Dana Safka Brozkova, is heading the strong team – being best among the women in the selection races. The Czech selection races for the forest disciplines in EOC 2016 ...

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Russian EOC Selection: Team, Maps & Results


Russia has selected a strong team for the European Championships in Czech Republic, including several World Champions and World Champs medalists. The selection was done based on selection races in March and April. Below you find the selected team as well as maps, GPS-tracking and results from the selection races. The competitions ...

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Norwegian EOC Selection: Team, Results & Maps


Marianne Andersen is back in the Norwegian Team for the European Championships in Czech Republic in May – after struggling with injuries for several years, her last World Championships start being 5 years ago. Read on for the Norwegian EOC Team, the Norwegian World Cup Poland Team and maps and ...

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Long Distance Winning Time: Majority for equal winning time


In an informal Twitter poll at WorldofO.com, the majority of the nearly 250 voters voted for equal winning time in the women’s and men’s long distance. 63% of the votes were for a common estimated winning time of either 90 minutes (43%) or 100 minutes (20%).  This is compared to ...

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Swiss EOC Selection Races: Maps and Results


[Updated with Team Selections] Matthias Kyburz, Daniel Hubmann, Rahel Friedrich and Elena Roos won the Swiss selection races for the European Championships in Czech Republic and the World Cup round in Poland. Thursday’s long distance had some tricky controls in stony terrain were some of the top runners searched for ...

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How long should the women’s Long Distance be?

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Is 70-80 minutes as today enough for the women, or should the estimated winning time be increased towards 90-100 minutes as for the men for IOF Long Distance events? The best women are clearly capable of running 20 minutes longer, but does that mean that a longer winning time is ...

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Swedish League & EOC observation races: Maps & Results


Gustav Bergman, Sarah Hagström, Tove Alexandersson, Albin Ridefelt and Emma Johansson took the victories in the Swedish EOC observation races over middle, sprint and long distance between Friday and Sunday. This weekend’s sprint and long distance races were also the first two Swedish League races of the season.   Maps ...

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World Orienteering Championships 2019 goes to Østfold, Norway


Norway will organize the World Orienteering Championships 2019. This will be the first forest only World Championships in the “Split WOC” model with three disciplines; middle distance, long distance and forest relay. The races will be organized in southeastern Norway in the Østfold-region – not far from Strömstad where this year’s ...

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First real test ahead of WOC 2016 in Strömstad: Maps & Results


Many of the best orienteers in the world were present in Strömstad for the first real test in relevant terrain ahead of the World Championships this August. Norway won the men’s middle and long distance with Olav Lundanes and Eskil Kinneberg, respectively. Sweden’s Helena Jansson won both races for the women. ...

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Thanks for showing the way, Emma Klingenberg!

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Emma Klingenberg – winner of two Gold medals in relay with Denmark at the World Championships in Scotland last year – has decided to stop her elite career as of now. Many will remember Klingenberg’s fantastic first leg at the Sprint Relay at the World Championships in Scotland last year ...

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