25/08/2009 || World Trail Orienteering Championships: Happy winners ||News||

Lennart Wahlgren won the paralympic class gold at the World Trail Orienteering Championships in Hungary, and became the first athlete to have two individual gold medals from WTOC. However, he might be challenged already next year: open class winner Vitaliy Kirichenko says that he will be prepared to win again in Trondheim. The gold medal […]


25/08/2009 || Slovakia appointed organiser of JWOC 2012 ||News||

At its meeting held in conjuncion with the World Orienteering Championships in Hungary, the IOF Council awarded the Junior World Orienteering Championships 2012 to the Slovak Orienteering Association. The events are going to be held in the second largest city of Slovakia, Kosice, in July 2012. The terrain types vary between an old town centre […]


25/08/2009 || World Orienteering Championships: Swiss Sunday ||News||

It was double gold for Switzerland in the long distance final on the last day of the World Orienteering Championships: both Simone Niggli and Daniel Hubmann produced superb performances to take the titles. First it was Simone Niggli, who clearly had this title as the chief goal of her week, as this is the format […]


25/08/2009 || World Trail Orienteering Championships: Victories to Ukraine and Sweden ||News||

Photo: Erik Borg World Trail Orienteering Championships ended today at the Miskolc Zoo. Lennart Wahlgren (SWE), who was leading the paralympic class after the first day performed well today too and secured a victory in the competition. In the open class, the world champion title went to Vitaliy Kirichenko, who was on the 8th place […]


25/08/2009 || Finland will host World Orienteering Championships in 2013 ||News||

For first time in the IOF history a nation will host the World Orienteering Championships for a fourth time: Finland won the fight against Italy for the World Championships 2013. Finland has previously organised the World Championships in 1966 in Fiskars, and in 1979 and 2001 in Tampere. The newly appointed organisers are promising good […]


22/08/2009 || World Orienteering Championships: Dramatic relays ||News||

Today’s World Championship relays took place at the same venue as the middle distance competition. The tracks were tough both physically and technically, and no team managed to do a flawless performance. Russia led the men’s relay after the first leg, but Francois Gonon passed Valentin Novikov a few meters before the finish on the […]


22/08/2009 || World Orienteering Championships: Ultimate expression of fair play ||News||

The athletes Thierry Gueorgiou, Anders Nordberg and Michal Smola stopped on the last leg in the World Championships relay to help their fellow competitor who had got injured. The president of the IOF, Åke Jacobson, expressed a special thanks to the three athletes at the prize giving ceremony. “Orienteering prides itself on the idea of […]


21/08/2009 || World Trail Orienteering Championships: Day 1 ||News||

The World Trail Orienteering Championships kicked off yesterday in Miskolc, Hungary. After day 1, Lennart Wahlgren from Sweden has the lead in the paralympic class, and Masayuki Tashiro (JPN) in the open class. The competitions continue tomorrow. This year for the first time both open and paralympic class have a two-day event. In addition, the […]


20/08/2009 || World Orienteering Championships: Khramov knows how to sprint ||News||

Two intensely exciting sprint finals around the zoo and woodlands west of Miskolc ended with victories for Helena Jansson, Sweden and Andrey Khramov, Russia, both by substantial margins. Andrey Khramov really knows how to sprint. Last year he won sprint gold at the World Championships in Czech Republic, and just a month ago he was […]


19/08/2009 || World Orienteering Championships: Middle distance gold to Brozkova and Gueorgiou ||News||

The first World Orienteering Champions of 2009 have been crowned: Dana Brozkova, Czech Republic and Thierry Gueorgiou, France. Brozkova, reigning long distance champion, showed her class with a win by 10 seconds over Marianne Andersen, Norway. Andersen has now got four world championship silver medals and one bronze. Bronze medal today went to Simone Niggli, […]


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