28/06/2010 || Swiss and Swedish strength shows in World Cup standings ||News||

With the Nordic Orienteering Tour now over, 4 of the top 6 in the current men’s World Cup standings are Swiss, showing how strong the Swiss team is at present. The Swedish women’s team is almost as strong, with 3 in the top 6. Simone Niggli and Daniel Hubmann, both Swiss, hold commanding leads. A […]


23/06/2010 || Helena Jansson and Fabian Hertner win sprint finals ||News||

Helena Jansson SWE and Fabian Hertner SUI won the knock-out sprint in the old town of Stockholm this evening. In the women’s race, Simone Niggli was in the lead until she made a mistake on the very last section of the course with only 2 controls to go, and dropped down to fifth place. Fabian […]


18/06/2010 || World Cup: Wins again for Niggli and Hubmann ||News||

The Swiss pair Simone Niggli and Daniel Hubmann, both leading the World Cup standings by a large margin, demonstrated yet again today that they are the best in the world with victories in the first race of the Nordic Orienteering Tour, a mixed middle distance and sprint, held in Tuusula, Finland in conjunction with the […]


15/06/2010 || World Cup Round 2: The Nordic Orienteering Tour ||News||

Following the European Championships held in Bulgaria earlier this month, the 2010 World Cup continues with three races from the Nordic Orienteering Tour, one race in each of Finland, Sweden and Norway. All three races have interesting new formats. It is Finland’s turn on Thursday 17th June with a middle distance and sprint combination race […]


15/06/2010 || “The rocket of the fourth leg” leads the IOF team to Jukola ||News||

When the IOF Council for the first time takes part in the biggest orienteering relay in the world, it is not a beginners’ team that stands on the start line. First leg runner Leho Haldna, Estonia, was called “the rocket of the fourth leg” in Juvan Jukola 1990, where he was an amazing 6 minutes […]


09/06/2010 || Scientific Journals of Orienteering now available online ||News||

The Scientific Journal of Orienteering has been published since 1985. All the issues from 1985 until 2009 are now available for download on the IOF homepage. The journal gives an overview on what is going on in orienteering, in different fields of the sport. The topics vary from Sports Psychology, Sports Medicine and Sports Orthopedics […]


07/06/2010 || Mountain Bike Orienteering World Cup: A successful mixed relay ||News||

Mountain Bike Orienteering World Cup introduced a new relay on the second round of the 2010 World Cup this weekend: mixed relay. Each three-rider team included at least one woman, and the teams could freely decide which rider would take which leg. Most teams chose to have the woman ride the first or the second […]


06/06/2010 || Mountain Bike Orienteering World Cup: Strong orienteering skills key to success ||News||

Michaela Gigon, Austria, was again strongest in the women’s class when the Mountain Bike Orienteering World Cup Round 2 continued on a techically very challenging middle distance in Gdansk, Poland. In the men’s class, Anton Foliforov, Russia, rose from a second place on the long distance to a victory on the middle distance, just before […]


05/06/2010 || European Orienteering Championships: Reigning World Champions still best at long distance ||News||

Daniel Hubmann got earlier this week European Championships silver in sprint and bronze on middle distance, but on long distance he was unbeatable. Hubmann, last year’s long distance World Champion, finished 3.5 minutes ahead of Philippe Adamski, France, and more than 4 minutes ahead of Fabian Hertner, European Champion in sprint. Hubmann’s team mate, also […]


04/06/2010 || Mountain Bike Orienteering World Cup: Familiar names in the top spots ||News||

Second round of the Mountain Bike Orienteering World Cup takes place this week in conjunction with the World Masters Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships in Gdansk, Poland. There were no surprise winners at the first event, long distance, on Friday. Five-fold world champion Michaela Gigon, Austria, won the women’s race before current World Cup leader Christine […]


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