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22/07/2007 || The IOF introduces blood testing for haemoglobin control ||News||

The IOF has decided to introduce blood testing for haemoglobin control as part of its anti-doping activities. As a first step, all elite runners participating in the World Cup events in Mjölby, Sweden, on 23 – 25 July 2007 will be tested. The IOF has engaged Professor Bengt Saltin, who has been a member of […]

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17/07/2007 || Double Victory for Salmi family ||News||

World Masters Orienteering Championships, Kuusamo, Finland Vroni König-Salmi and Janne Salmi were victorious in W35 and M35 respectively in the 2007 World Masters Championships, held last week at Kuusamo, a Finnish winter resort close to the Russian border. Vroni’s win was by a convincing 1 minute 42 seconds over Anna Gornicka-Antonowicz from Poland, whilst Janne’s […]

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14/07/2007 || All dependent on the run-in ||News||

The women’s class was decided only on the run-in from the very last control into the finish. Siri Ulvestad made it a Norwegian victory. It really looked likely to be a Swedish victory in the women’s class on the last leg. Jenny Lönnkvist, who won the middle distance and is superb technically, had a lead […]

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14/07/2007 || Superb Czech men’s performance ||News||

Had it been possible for two teams from each country to take medals, Czech Republic would have got two sets in the men’s class. The first Czech team finished as winners. The second team took third place in the relay, the last competition at JWOC in Australia. Czech was among the best all the way. […]

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13/07/2007 || Sprint finish in women’s relay ||News||

Testing courses again put the emphasis on technical skills in the final event of JWOC, the relay. Gold medallists at the end of an exciting day’s racing were Norway’s women and the CzechRepublic’s men. The women’s relay developed into a particularly exciting last leg, where Sweden’s Jenny Lönnkvist headed Norway’s Siri Ulvestad for most of […]

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12/07/2007 || Fourth gold for Lundanes ||News||

Olav Lundanes took his second gold of the championships and his first on the middle distance. “I am seen a bit as a long distance runner and it was really nice to win”, he says. The Norwegian had a very challenging goal before the championship: a medal in every distance. He has achieved that so […]

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12/07/2007 || Success for world champions’ daughter ||News||

Jenny Lönnkvist’s parents are both world champions in relay, and they have taught their daughter how to find the fastest way through the forest. Today Jenny became junior world champion at middle distance. Barbro and Lars Lönnkvist were for years among the best in the world and they have given their daughter Jenny a lot […]

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12/07/2007 || A proud president ||News||

Bob Mouatt is a proud and happy President of Orienteering Australia. The best juniors in the world are having a great time in Australia and the Aussies are doing a great job and also getting good results. “It’s good to have the championships here. It strengthens the sport in Australia and I am grateful for […]

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12/07/2007 || Photos from the middle distance in Dubbo, Australia ||News||

It has been a great Junior World Orienteering Championships in Dubbo, Australia. The organiser has offered the best juniors in the world well-organised competitions with good maps, good arenas and a wonderful atmosphere. Here are some photos from the middle distance race. The Swede Petter Eriksson got silver. Martin Hubmann from Switzerland got some good […]

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11/07/2007 || Invitation to the Trail-O Technical Clinic ||News||

Kiev, Ukraine on Saturday 25 August 2007 in association with the World Trail Orienteering Championships 2007. The IOF Trail Orienteering Commission is pleased to invite participants to a Technical Clinic during and immediately following the World Championships in Trail Orienteering WTOC 2007, these being held in conjunction with WOC 2007. This Technical Clinic is open […]

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