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27/08/2016 || WTOC 2016: Double gold for Sweden ||WOC news||

At the end of Day 2 of the PreO competition, Martin Fredholm and Michael Johansson were the winners of the gold medals in the Open and Paralympic classes respectively. Both athletes repeated their excellent performances from the first day of this competition, tasting once more the sweet flavour of success.

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26/08/2016 || 17th International Conference on Orienteering Mapping ||News||

Around 40 map-makers met in Strömstad to learn about and discuss the latest developments in the production of the most important requirement for any orienteering event, the map. Some of those present started with a walk on the Sprint map used at the beginning of WOC, looking at how various sites were interpreted using the […]

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26/08/2016 || First Sprint WOC goes to Denmark ||News||

In 2020 the first Sprint WOC will be in Denmark. Sprint, Sprint Relay and a third format are on the program. The FootO Commission presented two variants of Knock-Out Sprint for the IOF Council as the third option.

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26/08/2016 || Leho Haldna from Estonia is the new IOF President ||News||

Leho Haldna has been elected as new President of the International Orienteering Federation at the General Assembly in Strömstad, Sweden. He mentions visibility and development as key points in his 2020 vision. – We have to make our sport less complicated, for beginners, for tv audience and for IOF event organisers, Leho Haldna says. Estonian […]

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25/08/2016 || Natalia Gemperle: new name, new medals, big smile ||WOC news||

Natalia Gemperle has made the journalists smile. She has also been smiling a lot herself. The Russian, who is newly married and lives in Switzerland, is really back in business.

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25/08/2016 || Olav Lundanes: “The dream came true” ||WOC news||

Eight years ago now, Olav Lundanes moved to Halden to try to be one of the world’s best. Four years ago he set himself a special goal. Now the Norwegian has fulfilled it.

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25/08/2016 || The fight against doping in orienteering ||News||

Doping is a threat to any sport and the IOF do their part to fight for a clean sport. The past year, the IOF has worked with a new more professional and organized strategy to make the testing even more efficient.

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25/08/2016 || Olav Lundanes is men’s champion ||WOC news||

Olav Lundanes, Norway ran a superb race today on a very tough course to take victory by the impressive margin of 1.46. The silver medal went to Thierry Gueorgiou and the bronze to Daniel Hubmann – giving the same three medallists as in 2015.

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25/08/2016 || WOC Long Distance: Tove Alexandersson again victorious ||WOC news||

The finish to the women’s race was intensely exciting as Tove Alexandersson, Sweden gradually closed on the time of Natalia Gemperle, Russia, and with her trademark strong finish on the last loop finally won by 26 seconds. Bronze medallist is Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordberg, Norway.

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25/08/2016 || Pre General Assembly documents published ||News||

The Pre-General Assembly, an informal forum for questions and discussions regarding the upcoming decisions to be made at the General Assembly itself, took place this morning. Delegates from many of the IOF Member Federations gathered to discuss and exchange viewpoints, an important part of the preparations for the General Assembly. For reference, and for any […]

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