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20/02/2014 || Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: repeat win for Finland’s Tuomala ||News||

The second competition day of the Championships featured the Long distance race, in three loops with a mass start. Misa Tuomala, Finland won the men’s race for the second year in succession, but by only 3 seconds in a thrilling finish. In the women’s race it was success for Evelina Wickbom, Sweden who enjoyed a comfortable victory over her compatriot Frida Sandberg.

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19/02/2014 || Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: good start for Frida Sandberg ||News||

Last year in Latvia, Frida Sandberg from Sweden won all the individual women’s gold medals in the Junior World SkiO Championships. This year, still a junior, she has set her stall out again with a clear win at Middle distance, the first race in the 2014 Championships in Estonia. Jonas Madslien Bakken, Norway, second at this distance last year, won the men’s gold.

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18/02/2014 || First deadline for World Masters (Brazil) entries approaching ||News||

The early bird dealine for entries to the World Masters Orienteering Championships to be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1-8 November, is 20 February.

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14/02/2014 || First ever Ski Orienteering World Ranking Event in Turkey ||Arena||

The first ever Turkish Ski Orienteering World Ranking Event was held yesterday at a new ski resort Ergan at Erzincan, Turkey.

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14/02/2014 || World Cup Special Rules updated ||News||

The information about overall World Cup prize money was missing in the World Cup Special Rules, and it has now been added there.

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14/02/2014 || New terrains for Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships in Estonia ||News||

As there is unfortunately no snow in Põlva, Estonia, the organising committee of the Junior World Championships and World Masters Championships has decided to move the competitions to Pannjärve, in Ida-Virumaa county, approx. 180 km from Põlva.

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14/02/2014 || Inside Orienteering 1/2014: World Masters terrains in Brazil, TV production of Ski Orienteering, and more! ||News||

This year’s first issue of Inside Orienteering has been published. Senior Event Adviser Oivind Holt tells about the Brazilian terrains that wait for the World Masters, and you can read more about the huge work the Russian organisers of European Ski Orienteering Championships are doing to guarantee top-quality TV broadcast from the events in Tyumen in March.

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13/02/2014 || Deadline for WOC, WSOC and WTOC applications extended ||News||

The IOF Council has decided to extend the deadline for World Orienteering Championships 2018, World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017 and World Trail Orienteering Championships 2017 and 2018 applications.

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06/02/2014 || WMTBOC Long distance qualification system under revision ||News||

The IOF is currently revising the qualification system for the World MTB Orienteering Championship Long distance final. The main motivation for the revision is that the old system does not allow the flexibility to allocate start slots to quickly developing overseas nations that are unable to take part in the World Championships every year.

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05/02/2014 || Start lists for WREs in early 2014 based on season 2013 final standings ||News||

The IOF is in the process of developing a new World Ranking system. In the meanwhile, all Foot Orienteering World Ranking Events will use the official IOF World Ranking List as at 31 December 2013 as the basis for start lists.

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