31/08/2010 || Background material to the Press Release: Ski orienteering bids for inclusion in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games ||News||

Ski orienteering is an endurance winter sport combining navigation and skiing across rough terrain. A successful ski orienteer combines high physical endurance, strength and excellent technical skiing skills with the ability to navigate and make the best route choices while skiing at a high speed. As a sport, ski orienteering is extremely demanding but safe, […]


31/08/2010 || Ski orienteering bids for inclusion in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games ||News||

The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) has applied for ski orienteering to be included in the programme of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. In the past few years, ski orienteering has grown considerably in terms of global spread. The growth has been boosted by the inclusion of ski orienteering into the Asian Winter Games and the […]


19/08/2010 || World Military Orienteering Championships: New faces, familiar winners ||News||

The CISM World Military Orienteering Championships take place in Kongsberg, Norway this week. Thierry Gueorgiou took revenge after the World Orienteering Championships by winning both middle and long distance at the CISM championships. Wojciech Kowalski from Poland won silver on the middle distance. The reigining World Orienteering middle distance Champion Carl Waaler Kaas did not […]


16/08/2010 || World Orienteering Championships: Kauppi faster than the rest ||News||

Hungary surprised everyone by the World Orienteering Championships women’s relay after the first leg. On the second leg Sweden’s Emma Claesson took Sweden to the lead, followed by Finland’s Merja Rantanen and Anne Margrethe Hausken from Norway. In the end, the relay was a battle between three teams: Sweden, Norway and Finland. Sweden’s Helena Jansson […]


16/08/2010 || World Orienteering Championships: Dramatic men’s relay ||News||

For third year in a row, Thierry Gueorgiou was leading the World Orienteering Championships relay on the last leg. And for third year in a row, something dramatic happened. This time Gueorgioou was in lead, together win Valentin Novikov, Russia, just a couple of kilometres before the finish, when he suddenly skipped a control. The […]


14/08/2010 || World Orienteering Championships: Exciting finish at middle distance ||News||

Women’s middle distance race at Granåsen, Norway, stayed exciting to the very end, when sprint and long distance winner Simone Niggli made a mistake on the third last control. With the help of tracking, the audience could see that Minna Kauppi approached the same control flawlessly a couple of minutes later, and was able to […]


14/08/2010 || XXV IOF General Assembly in Trondheim ||News||

The XXV IOF General Assembly was held on 13 August 2010 in conjunction with the World Orienteering Championships in Trondheim, Norway. Appointments of organisers The General Assembly appointed Italy organiser of the World Orienteering Championships and World Trail Orienteering Championships 2014. The events will be held in the Asiago-Lavarone highlands in Northern Italy. Estonia was […]


14/08/2010 || World Trail Orienteering Championships: the Swedes mastered Granåsen ||News||

The second day of the World Trail Orienteering Championships was tough, with a maximum time of 2 hours 45 minutes. After the first day, there were several people with a chance to win, but in the end it was the Swedes who mastered the tough terrain of Granåsen, Norway.   Ola Jansson won the Paralympic […]


12/08/2010 || World Orienteering Championships: Norwegian long distance ||News||

Simone Niggli took her 17th World Orienteering Championships title on a technically demanding long distance course in Trondheim, Norway today. With this victory Niggli proved that she can win her Nordic competitors in any terrain, even on their home ground. Marianne Andersen, Norway, finished second and Emma Claesson, Sweden, third. In the men’s class it […]


11/08/2010 || Two World Orienteering Championships finals ahead ||News||

Elite athletes from 42 countries and 6 continents have ran World Orienteering Championships qualification races for two days near Trondheim, Norway. The middle distance qualification took place on Monday and long distance qualification on Tuesday. Middle distance heat winner were Merja Rantanen, Finland, Anni-Maija Fincke, Finland, Marianne Andersen, Norway, Anders Nordberg, Norway, Carl Waaler Kaas, […]


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