14/04/2014 || Judith Wyder: “It’s good to have the extra pressure” ||Arena||

Judith Wyder after the victory in Sprint. Photo: Erik Borg For Judith Wyder it’s kind of a new world this season. The Swiss athlete is happy to be more responsible for her results. “Of course there is a change for us others in the team now that Simone (Niggli) has stopped her career”, Judith says. […]


13/04/2014 || European sprint champions are Wyder and Leandersson ||News||

Judith Wyder, Switzerland and Jonas Leandersson, Sweden are the two new Sprint champions after closely-fought races in Portugal today. Wyder was fastest by just 2 seconds, whilst Leandersson had a more comfortable victory by 9 seconds in retaining his European Sprint title from 2012.


12/04/2014 || Nicholas Simonin: “I had to move away” ||Arena||

Five of the nine from Ireland at the European Championships in Portugal. From left: Regina Kelly, Olivia Baxter, Nicholas Simonin, Hugh Cashell and Ruairi Short. Photo: Erik Borg Already as a youngster, Nicholas Simonin spent a year away from home. Now he has been living abroad for five years, just to do very well with […]


12/04/2014 || “This helps the sport to be better known” ||Arena||

João Figueiredo is happy to have all the best orienteers in the world on home ground, and that’s not only for getting tough competition. João has the Sprint as his main distance, and the fast Portuguese was number eight in one of the three heats and secured a safe place in the A-final. “I had […]


12/04/2014 || Keren Ziv – making history ||Arena||

Keren Ziv is the big Israeli hope in the Long final. Pavel Gvozdev, Guy Sabo and Alexey Marchenko are proud team friends. Photo: Erik Borg There is a new nation represented among the finalists in the women’s classes at the European Championships: an Israeli who likes to work hard over a long period, and that’s […]


12/04/2014 || Ursula Kadan – going for three times top 20 ||Arena||

Laura Ramstein (left), Julia Bauer, Anna Nilsson Simkovic, Elisa Elstner and Ursula Kadan represented Austria in the Sprint. Ursula succeeded in getting to the A-final. Photo: Erik Borg Ursula Kadan is better prepared than ever. The Austrian is hoping for new international steps forward in the coming days. “I want to be among the 20 […]


12/04/2014 || Italian team: important races on the route to home ground ||Arena||

Some of the Italians going for good races and getting more self-confidence before the World Championships on home ground later this year. From left. Carlotta Scalet, Nicole Scalet, Emiliano Corona, team leader Roland Pin and head coach Jaroslav Kačmarčík. Photo: Erik Borg For the Italians there’s no doubt what’s most important this year, but the […]


12/04/2014 || Swiss dominance in Sprint qualification ||News||

Swiss runners won four out of the six Sprint qualifying heats in the European Championships run today, and also took two second places in the women’s heats by just 2 seconds in each case.


11/04/2014 || Emily Kemp: big decision ahead ||Arena||

Emily Kemp at the European Championships. Photo: Erik Borg Two years ago Emily Kemp became the first Canadian with a medal in the Junior World Championships. This year she is aiming for a new personal best as a senior, and an important decision is on the way. The 22-year-old Canadian is currently taking part in […]


11/04/2014 || Even Alexandersson can get tired! ||Arena||

Tove Alexandersson at a qualification race at the European Orienteering Championships. Photo: Erik Borg Tove Alexandersson is the “super-woman” who appears to be on top form the whole year, but even this Swede can have times when it’s a bit tougher. During the winter the 21-year-old athlete became both European Champion in ski orienteering and […]


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