17/02/2013 || European Ski Orienteering Championships: Russia and Norway win relays ||News||

The favourites Russia won the women’s relay, but it was close – Sweden finished just 12 seconds behind. In the men’s race the gap was 21 seconds between first and second, Norway just ahead of Russia as had been the case more or less throughout the race.


16/02/2013 || Mother of three and better than ever ||Arena||

Mervi Pesu has been among the best in the world for almost twenty years. At least now and then. Now it is ‘now’ again. The 39-year-old Finn is heading from medals in Latvia to – she hopes – medals in Kazakhstan. She got silver on the Sprint today, 26 seconds after winner Tatiana Kozlova. On […]


16/02/2013 || Day of satisfaction ||Arena||

For a year now, success in Latvia has been the goal for Ulrik Nordberg, and even though he got a silver medal in the long distance it was first on the Sprint that he was really satisfied. “I think I have a good chance to win. I haven’t made any mistakes. It’s been a good […]


16/02/2013 || A special birthday present ||Arena||

Today Stanimir Belomazhev won his first international title, on his 25th birthday. The Bulgarian was back in business in the Sprint. “Why it went well? It was my birthday”, smiles Stanimir. The now 25-year-old athlete didn’t have a good start to the European Championships. On the middle distance he made a lot of mistakes, and […]


16/02/2013 || European Ski Orienteering Championships: second gold for Kozlova ||News||

The Russian athlete Tatyana Kozlova followed up her victory in the Long race two days ago by winning the individual Sprint today with an impressive margin of 26 seconds. Bulgaria’s Stanimir Belomazhev, leader in the IOF SkiO World Rankings, enjoyed a 1-second victory in the men’s race.


15/02/2013 || POM: Gueorgiou & Niggli winners in Monsanto’s Sprint ||Arena||

Ending the Portugal O’ Meeting 2013’s 3rd day, the Sprint race at Monsanto was an unforgettable event. Sure of a very special moment, many were those who were keen to be present in ‘the most Portuguese village in Portugal’. In the end, Simone Niggli and Thierry Gueorgiou carried, once again, the laurels of victory! To […]


14/02/2013 || Arnesson – “Last summer, a gold seemed years away” ||Arena||

Peter Arnesson suffered from sickness for some months last year, but he is really back in business, and with better strength than expected so soon afterwards. After a long break due to TWAR the Swede was training well from September/October onwards, with the big focus on ESOC and WSOC this winter. The plan was for […]


14/02/2013 || Tatyana’s first individual gold ||Arena||

For some years now Tatyana Kozlova has been among the very best in the world, but first now has the Russian won an international individual championship race. “I am so happy! This is really big for me”, smiles the 26-year-old athlete. In relay races she has won both World and European Championships earlier. She also […]


14/02/2013 || Lauri Nenonen found a good rhythm ||Arena||

The Finn Lauri Nenonen broke a ski in the middle distance race in the Junior Championships. On the Long there was no problem at all: the final-year junior got the gold. “I found a good rhythm without stress and made no big mistakes, and think I found good route choices”, says Lauri. Already after the […]


14/02/2013 || Frida Sandberg – got the wanted victory ||Arena||

Frida Sandberg was especially looking forward to the mass start in the Junior Championships long distance race. “I haven’t done so well on mass starts earlier, so the long distance was the distance I really wanted to win”, she says. The very talented Swede had strength both physically and mentally on the second individual distance, […]


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