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Report from the IOF General Assembly 2014


[Updated during the meeting] The XXVII IOF Ordinary General Assembly is held in Lavarone, Italy today. The General Assembly is where important decision for the sport of orienteering are made. This article will be updated during the General Assembly with interesting topics for the public. The report will be mostly ...

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WOC Long 2014 Women: The BIG analysis


Svetlana Mironova decides the race by running a technically good race in the first part of the course – and executing the long legs very well. Wyder makes too many mistakes – Alexandersson does not have her normal speed after stomach problems, and also does some small mistakes. Mistakes are ...

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WOC Long 2014 Men: The BIG analysis


Not the choice of routes on the longer legs, but rather higher speed towards the end of the course, good execution of the planned routes and stable orienteering was decisive when Thierry Gueorgiou won the gold medal at the World Championships long distance 2014 in Lavarone, Italy. Daniel Hubmann took ...

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WOC Long 2014: Maps and Results


Thierry Gueorgiou (France) and Svetlana Mironova (Russia) won the WOC long distance in Lavarone, Italy today. Mironova was an outsider after her medal at the European Championships long distance, and did a technically close to perfect race on a day where the main favourites Tove Alexandersson (Sweden) and Judith Wyder ...

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The King of Long Distance: Thierry Gueorgiou


Thierry Gueorgiou – the King of Middle Long distance! With his victory in today’s World Championships long distance Gueorgiou is the first man ever to win three gold medals on the long distance. – It is easier to win the long distance because there you can make some mistakes and ...

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Favourite preview: Who will win WOC Long 2014?


[Start from 12:00 CET – last start at 15:12 CET] Thierry Gueorgiou, Daniel Hubmann, Olav Lundanes, Judith Wyder and Tove Alexandersson are the big favourites in the WOC long distance in Lavarone, Italy tomorrow. Read on to get the full background on the favourites – and see who the outsiders ...

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WOC Mixed Sprint Relay: Full Analysis


The mixed sprint relay in Trento was an exciting race – partly because the lead changed often during the race. However, it was difficult to understand exactly why the lead changed during the race – especially due to the GPS not working well in the narrow streets of Trento. Was ...

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WOC Mixed Sprint Relay: Victory for Switzerland


[Updated with maps] Switzerland’s Judith Wyder ran Switzerland to gold when the first World Championship in mixed sprint relay was decided in Trento, Italy today. Belgium and Denmark had a clear lead after two legs, but Switzerland’s Matthias Kyburz basically decided the race on the third leg were he brought ...

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WOC Sprint Women 2014: The full analysis

Both Maja Alm and Tove Alexandersson did bad technical races taking wrong route choices and doing navigational errors – but they still managed to win medals due to their high running speed. Judith Wyder secured gold through a very stable race – at a bit lower speed. The sprint in ...

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