19/07/2012 || Olav Lundanes: “My best performance” ||Arena||

Olav Lundanes took a very convincing victory today, and believes this performance is better than the last time he won WOC gold. Now he has won the Long distance title twice.  “This victory comes in a terrain I have not grown up in”, he says.  The 24-year-old Norwegian won the same distance in WOC in […]


19/07/2012 || International Development Clinic in conjunction with Championships ||News||

At the beginning of the Championships a two-day Development Clinic was held for runners from small orienteering nations led by two members of the IOF Council, Astrid Waaler Kaas and Brian Porteous.


19/07/2012 || World Orienteering Championships, men’s Long final: Lundanes is supreme ||News||

Olav Lundanes, Norway, European Champion in Long distance, had a dominant run again today to beat all the opposition by 2 minutes and 52 seconds. He ran strongly throughout and still had the energy for a sprint finish at the end.


19/07/2012 || World Orienteering Championships, women’s Long final: new triumph for Niggli ||News||

Home runner Simone Niggli had extra determination to win today, after her mistake in the Middle final. And this time all went according to plan, with a win by 1.31 over Middle distance gold medallist Minna Kauppi, Finland.


19/07/2012 || Seminar held prior to General Assembly ||News||

The 2012 IOF General Assembly (GA) will be held tomorrow, and this morning the customary pre-GA seminar was held.


18/07/2012 || JWOC and WMOC in 2015: organisers announced ||News||

The IOF Council has decided that the Junior World Orienteering Championships 2015 will be held in Norway, and the World Masters Orienteering Championships in the same year will be in Sweden.


18/07/2012 || A news magazine every day ||Arena||

  Every day the Daily O Magazine rolls off the press in the early hours and is distributed to various outlets so that everyone attending the championships can easily get a copy. Sixteen pages in each issue, it is full of news, reports, results and comment. Today’s issue focuses on the Middle distance final and […]


18/07/2012 || Organisers for JWOC 2015 and WMOC 2015 to be announced today ||News||

The IOF Council will announce today who will organise the Junior World Orienteering Championships 2015 and the World Masters Orienteering Championships 2015.


17/07/2012 || An injury got Edgars back to the forest ||Arena||

The first ever Latvian winner at a World Championships in orienteering ended up again with map and compass because he couldn’t run on the roads.  The 27-year-old athlete is from eastern Latvia originally and grew up in an orienteering family, but he wasn’t so eager to orienteer. “It was first when I became 17 years […]


17/07/2012 || A joyful time for Minna ||Arena||

Minna Kauppi didn’t hide her joy today just after she had finished. The Finn knew she had run a specially good race.  Just a few small mistakes were made on the 5.5 km long course, with 18 controls. “It is maybe the most demanding course I have ever run. All the time there was orienteering […]


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