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17/02/2007 || Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: A strong team is the secret ||News||

The very good team environment is the secret of the Swedish success at JWOC in ski orienteering. ‘The blue and yellow’ have taken all the relay gold medals and six of the twelve individual medals awarded prior to the final race, the long distance. The Swedes have, of course, a very strong team of athletes. […]

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16/02/2007 || Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: Sweden takes double gold ||News||

Swedish teams took the gold medals in both men’s and women’s classes in the JWOC relay. The men had the narrower victory; they led throughout, but at the finish their final leg runner, Johan Edin, was only 15 seconds ahead of his Norwegian rival Øyvind Watterdal. Finland moved steadily up the field – 8th after […]

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16/02/2007 || Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: Changed schedule ||News||

The programme is a bit changed at the championships in Austria. The relay is now on Thursday and the long distance on Friday. The changing weather conditions is the reason for the new programme. Because of a severe danger of avalanches at the originally planned venue, all the competitions will now be held in Sportgastein; […]

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15/02/2007 || Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: Tarus has fulfilled his dream ||News||

Tarus Kashchuk doesn’t have to dream about an individual gold any longer. The 18-year-old junior from Moscow completed an incredible middle distance race. “I made no mistakes, and had optimal speed”, smiles Tarus. Last year he won two silver medals, behind his outstanding team-mate Andrey Lamov. In the relay Tarus was a member of the […]

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15/02/2007 || Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: Gold medals for Svensson and Kashchuk ||News||

The Middle Distance race took place at Sportgastein in fair conditions after a day’s delay, with Eva Svensson, Sweden getting back to gold medal-winning ways after ‘only’ getting bronze in the sprint. The young Swedish star took the gold medal by 34 seconds over the Russian Olga Trifanova, with third place being taken by Helene […]

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13/02/2007 || Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: Gold for Czech Republic in Sprint Race ||News||

Hana Hanciková, Czech Republic, was the ‘star of the show’ in the first race of the Championships held at Sportgastein, near Salzburg, Austria. She won the sprint by 4 seconds from Helene Söderlund, Sweden, with Eva Svensson, also from Sweden, in third place a further 13 seconds down. For Hana this was a brilliant victory […]

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13/02/2007 || Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: Very tough for the organisers ||News||

The snow has been and is a big problem for the organisers in Austria, but they have taken up the challenge with plenty of energy and a friendly smile. First of all, the snow didn’t come and two of the four competitions have been moved. Just two weeks ago the organisers started to make a […]

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13/02/2007 || Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: Young talents took gold in the sprint ||News||

Hana Hanciková, 18, and Olli-Markus Taivainen, still only 17, are the new junior world champions in ski orienteering. “Hard training is the key to my success”, says Hana. Olli-Markus does not really know why he is doing so well but says: “Can it be because I am training the right way?” The Czech Success Continues! […]

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09/02/2007 || Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: Venue change forced by lack of snow ||News||

Almost 200 athletes representing 19 nations will be taking part in this year’s Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships, which starts on Monday in low alpine terrain just east of Salzburg, Austria. Russia has the largest number of competitors, with the maximum allowed 7 men and 7 women in their team. Finland and Sweden travel with […]

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01/02/2007 || New WRE and World Masters’ Guidelines available ||News||

The IOF Foot Orienteering Commission has recently finalised the 2007 versions of its Guidelines to World Ranking Events (WRE) and the World Masters Orienteering Championships (WMOC) and each has been updated to include reference to exciting new developments in both areas. The World Masters’ Guidelines give advice on the new Masters’ Sprint Championships which are […]

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