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31/08/2013 || World MTB Orienteering Championships: Long distance titles to Finland and Czech Republic ||News||

Marika Hara, Finland won her third gold medal in successive races today, taking the Long distance title with a ride 2 minutes 53 seconds faster than her compatriot Susanna Laurila. The young Czech Krystof Bogar, riding in his first senior World Championships, won the men’s race by more than 3 minutes with Samuli Saarela, Finland in the silver medal position. Cedric Beill, France ended the week with 4 gold medals in the Junior Championships.

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30/08/2013 || World MTB Orienteering Championships: Czech Republic’s first-ever relay victory ||News||

The always-strong Czech Republic team at last achieved a first-ever World Championship relay victory today, taking the men’s title ahead of Finland and Estonia with Russia in 4th place. The strong favourites for the women’s title, Finland, won comfortably in the end but got into the lead only on the last leg.

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30/08/2013 || CISM World Championships in Sweden ||News||

The CISM World Military Orienteering Championships take place in Eksjö, Sweden. The two individual distances, middle and long, have gathered an impressive startfield of 193 men and 58 women.

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28/08/2013 || World MTB Orienteering Championships – second gold for Tõnis Erm ||News||

Home rider Tõnis Erm has clearly hit top form at just the right time; today he won his second gold medal in two days, winning the Middle distance race at Mõedaka in Estonia by 5 seconds. The very experienced Marika Hara, Finland, second in the IOF World Rankings before these Championships, took the women’s title.

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27/08/2013 || World MTB Orienteering Championships: home victory in men’s sprint ||News||

Tõnis Erm was a popular winner of the first race of the championships, the sprint, held in Estonia today. His compatriot Lauri Malsroos also excelled himself by gaining the silver medal. Cecilia Thomasson, Sweden, won her first World Championships gold – she won the European Championships Long distance race earlier in the season.

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23/08/2013 || Mountain bike orienteers head for Estonia ||News||

The World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships at both senior and junior level take place this coming week in Estonia. 261 athletes from 26 nations will be taking part in the three individual races and the relay. Furthest travellers are from Australia, Japan and USA.

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23/08/2013 || Minutes from the annual meeting for orienteering federations in Europe ||News||

Minutes from the annual meeting for orienteering federations in Europe have been published on the Europe page on the IOF website.

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21/08/2013 || Unofficial Sprint Relay World Cup to be introduced in 2014 ||News||

The IOF Council has approved the IOF Foot Orienteering Commission’s proposal to introduce an unofficial Sprint Relay World Cup series in the year 2014. Sprint Relay will be part of the World Orienteering Championships programme for the first time in Italy next year and the new event format was decided to be tested in advance in conjunction with World Cup 2014.

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20/08/2013 || Orienteering World Cup Final sprint to be broadcast live ||News||

The sprint race of the Orienteering World Cup Final on 6 October 2013 in Baden, Switzerland, will be broadcast live by Swiss national TV, with the same production team as at the World Orienteering Championships 2012.

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11/08/2013 || World Masters Orienteering Championships: seven win double gold ||News||

Seven of the Sprint gold medallists from earlier in the week, three women and four men, repeated the feat in the Long distance finals held on a hot day in Sagna Longa in the Italian Alps. One of these was M35 Petteri Muukkonen, Finland who achieved the same results in 2012 as well.

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