NEWS

Today it was officially announced that Eidsberg Sparebank is WOC 2019's first Golden Sponsor. By that the organisers are one step closer to create a once in a lifetime experience. Østfold has never hosted any World Championships of any kind before, but that'll change with next year's WOC from 12th to 17th of August.

The competitors in the spectator races during WOC 2019 will get close to WOC and experiences to remember. The duo Anne Elisabeth Ramtvedt and Finn Henry Lillestrand bear the responsibility for conducting the six spectator races during WOC 2019 in Østfold from 12th to 17th of August.

There was a fantastic turnout for tonight´s volunteer kick off! We will need even more people, and here you can read more about how to report as a volunteer for WOC 2019.

Newly appointed Svend Sondre will help the WOC county on the way towards mapping of all schools, and a well structured organisation of volunteers during WOC 2019.

Tove Alexandersson and Thierry Gueorgiou have been awarded orienteering achievements of the year for 2017. One of them will be a gold medal contender in Østfold 2019.

In the third edition of WOC2019's GPS Analysis Column World of O's Jan Kocbach takes a look at the GPS-tracking from Småleneløpet - a long distance race organized in April 2017 in very WOC relevant terrain north of Mysen. Again a must read for those interested in WOC 2019 terrain. This article is co-posted on World of O as Day 12 in World of O's "Route to Christmas".

In 2019, the world leading control chasers will gather to fight out for titles in Østfold. The event will be held with athletes from more than 50 nations, but the fun is not reserved exclusively for the elite runners. Schoolchildren will also be led on the right path.

The 2019 organizers with great ambitions when they met up with the Norwegian national team squad.

During last week’s training assembly for the Norwegian national team, representatives from the WOC 2019 organization showed up to tell a bit of what to expect in less than two years’ time.

The County council of Østfold has today granted the WOC organization NOK 2000000 (Around 212000 euros) to put into the preparations for World Championships. WOC 2019 will be the biggest sporting event ever held in the county.

Bulletin 1-2 for WC 2018 is to be found at the "For teams" page.

Bergman decided the men’s relay Bergman decided the men’s relay 2019-08-17 - - In the hills towards the sixth control I realised I’m going to win, Swedish last lap runner Gustav Bergman said after he’d secured gold for Sweden in a thrilling men’s relay at WOC 2019’s last day. More detail
Relay: Swedish ladies with WOC 2019 treble. Relay: Swedish ladies with WOC 2019 treble. 2019-08-17 - Sweden’s Karolin Ohlsson outsprinted Swiss Julia Jakob on the golf course towards the last control. This means that Sweden will take all the women’s gold medals home from WOC 2019. More detail
Volunteer of the day: Have sent close to 10.000 runners into the forest. Volunteer of the day: Have sent close to 10.000 runners into the forest. 2019-08-17 - WOC 2019 will have close to the estimated 10.000 spectator race starters during the WOC week in Østfold, and Saturday we paid the staff at the start a visit in the pouring rain. More detail