Behind Sweden’s success: 25-30 full-time orienteering coaches

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– We are proud that even with half of the budget we still manage our goals, Sweden’s Head Coach Susanne Wiklund Björk explained at the International Orienteering Coach Conference in Faak am See, Austria. Since 2011 the budget for elite orienteering in Sweden has gone down step by step. – We ...

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Finland: A new golden generation

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– Our juniors have been improving the last few years, a new golden Finnish generation may be coming up, an optimistic Petteri Kähäri, sport director of the Finnish Orienteering Federation, said when presenting Finland’s approach to elite orienteering at the International Orienteering Coach Conference in Faak am See, Austria. It may ...

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Insight into Denmark’s road to 4 x GOLD at WOC 2015

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– For us it is all about winning at the World Orienteering Championships and at the European Championships – everything else is training, head coach of the Danish national team Lars Lindstrøm explained at the International Orienteering Coach Conference in Faak am See, Austria. Just having returned from the World ...

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Updates from International Orienteering Coaches Conference 2015

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Here updates will be posted from the International Orienteering Coaches Conference 2015 during the three days the conference lasts. From Monday August 24th until Wednesday August 26th representatives of seven of the leading orienteering nations – Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland – will gather in southern Austria ...

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International Orienteering Coaches Conference 2015

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From Monday until Wednesday representatives of seven of the leading orienteering nations – Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland – will gather in southern Austria to talk about how elite orienteering is developed in their country.  The last conference of this type in 2009 was covered on Ultimate Orienteering ...

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LIVE Friday Night & Saturday: NightHawk

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[Live from Friday 22:15 CET] NightHawk is working hard to become Norway’s answer to Jukola and 10Mila. There is still a way to go in building up the Jukola & 10Mila atmosphere, but tonight more than 300 runners will head into the night together in a forest close to Oslo, Norway at the ...

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WOC 2015 Pictures: A lot of them – sorted by Country!

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Nearly 2000 pictures from WOC 2015 have been sorted by country & runner and has been posted at WorldofO.com’s Facebook page and at the WorldofO athlete profiles. There is one album for each country in the WorldofO.com’s Facebook page. There were eight countries sharing the 27 medals handed out – here are ...

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WOC 2015 Long Women: The BIG Analysis!

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The WOC 2015 Long distance in the women’s class was decided on the long legs like a real long distance race should be decided – and both choice of route and execution of route was important for the medals. Above the longest leg in the course is shown – the ...

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WOC Long 2015 Men: The BIG analysis!

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The WOC 2015 Long distance in the men’s class was a very tight race where the lead changed 8(!) times during the race. Although there were not many routechoice legs at first sight, the runners did choose a lot of different routes in the Scottish wilderness. The short routechoice leg ...

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WOC Long: Gueorgiou and Bobach take GOLD

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[Updated with maps and splits analysis] The King is back – and Ida Bobach could very well be the new Queen of the long distance. After 99 minutes of running in the men’s class, the gap was only 25 seconds to silver. In the women’s Bobach had a “massive” gap ...

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