20/08/2011 || Thierry had to speed up ||Arena||

The French phantom Thierry Gueorgiou had to speed up on the middle distance. The course wasn’t that challenging – for him.


20/08/2011 || “I just followed my plan” ||Arena||

At the prize-giving Helena Jansson had tears in her eyes. The Swede showed what she had written on her right hand.


20/08/2011 || Silver and still a junior! ||Arena||

At the Junior World Championships (JWOC) Ida Bobach won four medals. In the middle distance here she beat all the seniors except for one.


19/08/2011 || Second gold medal for Gueorgiou ||News||

The large French crowd watching the middle distance final in hot sunshine today had plenty to cheer about, with Thierry Gueorgiou winning his second gold medal and Francois Gonon taking sixth place. A very close race for the other medal positions resulted in silver going to Peter Öberg, Sweden, 2 seconds faster than bronze medallist Olav Lundanes.


19/08/2011 || Helena Jansson powers to middle distance victory ||News||

Helena Jansson, Sweden, took the World Championships middle distance title today by 1 minute 16 seconds from Ida Bobach, Denmark, who is still a junior and won all three individual gold medals in the Junior World Championships earlier in the summer. The bronze medal went to Judith Wyder, Switzerland, 45 seconds slower than Ida Bobach.


19/08/2011 || IOF 50 years ceremony in World Championships arena ||News||

A ceremony was held today in the finals race arena to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the IOF. The International Orienteering Federation was formed in May 1961 with 10 member nations, all European; now there are 73 members on 5 continents.


19/08/2011 || Ski Orienteering event organisers appointed ||News||

The IOF Council has awarded the World Ski Orienteering Championships 2013 to Kazakhstan. The events will be held in Ridder, East Kazakhstan, at the end of February and beginning of March 2013.


19/08/2011 || Back to Inverness ||Arena||

The team from Great Britain that has been working with the World Championships 2015 bid had big smiles when it was announced who will be the host in 2015. They succeeded. Now they are ready for the next stage.


19/08/2011 || Record attendance at Presidents’ Conference ||News||

Representatives from a record 45 nations attended the Presidents’ Conference – a meeting held every alternate year, between IOF Congress years, at the World Orienteering Championships.


18/08/2011 || World Championships organisers appointed ||News||

Great Britain has been appointed organiser of the World Orienteering Championships 2015. The Championships will be held in Inverness, Scotland. ”It was a tough decision between two very good candidates, Sweden and Great Britain”, IOF Senior Vice President Marcel Schiess says.


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