11/07/2007 || “It’s all about experience” ||News||

There is rock everywhere in the JWOC areas. How is it possible to map it? The chief mapper Eric Andrews says it’s all about experience. The Australian has a lot of experience, but he had in fact retired a long time before this year’s Junior World Orienteering Championships. “I retired in 2003, but I was […]


11/07/2007 || “Very inspiring to be on home ground” ||News||

Vanessa Round and Simon Uppill have looked forward for a long time to competing in JWOC on home ground. The two Aussies have also done very well. In the long distance they were both among the six best. The two 19-year-old juniors have both taken part in the two previous JWOCs and both have improved […]


11/07/2007 || The orienteering world is getting bigger ||News||

Runners from 23 nations qualified for the final of the middle distance at JWOC in Australia. New nations are making progress. The big orienteering nations have again demonstrated their strength, of course, but the most interesting thing in today’s qualification in the middle distance was that so many nations managed to get runners among the […]


10/07/2007 || Athletes’ Commission in MTB orienteering established ||News||

An Athletes’ Commission in Mountain Bike Orienteering has now been formed with triple world champion Michaela Gigon (AUT) as co-ordinator. The three other commission members are Remigijus Arlauskas (LTU), Anke Dannowski (GER) and Adrian Jackson (AUS). It is envisaged that the commission will hold its first meeting in conjunction with the 2007 World MTB Orienteering […]


10/07/2007 || What a day for Norway! ||News||

Siri Ulvestad (18) won her first gold. Olav Lundanes (19) won his second. Norway took four of the six medals in the long distance. Olav has been a favourite for today’s race for a long time and he really felt the pressure before the competition. “It was tougher than I expected and I didn’t mange […]


09/07/2007 || Junior World Orienteering Championships: Photos from the sprint distance ||News||

28 nations are taking part in the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Dubbo, Australia. Sarka Slobodna (left), CzechRepublic, Eva Svensson, Sweden and Maja Alm, Denmark took the medals. Among the men Olav Lundanes (left), Norway, Vojtech Kraal, Czech Republic and Ivan Sirakov, Bulgaria were the fastest. The sprint was run in a zoo with animals […]


08/07/2007 || The Czechs are coming up ||News||

For the third time in 12 months, there was a gold medal today for a junior from the CzechRepublic in a junior world championship. A strong generation of good and eager juniors is on the way up and doing well. Vojtech Kral wasn’t among the big favourites, but he has experience from JWOC, knows the […]


08/07/2007 || Junior World Orienteering Championships: Eva wins more and more golds! ||News||

Now Eva Svensson has also become a world champion in foot orienteering; she has already won five gold medals in ski orienteering. “I was so happy when it was for certain”, smiles Eva. In the last three years the Swede has had marvellous results in world championships in ski orienteering, foot orienteering and cross-country skiing. […]


06/07/2007 || NEW DEADLINE for entries to the 2007 World Cup Finals ||News||

The deadline for entries to the World Cup Finals to be held in Stein Am Rhein, Switzerland, on 6-7 October has been extended to 1 August 2007. The entry form is available at


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