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Course of the Year 2015: Last chance to add suggestions

Monday November 30th 2015 is the last chance to add suggestions to “Course of the Year 2015″. We al...
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Lauri Sild: – Had to perform many difficult tasks ...

Estonian Lauri Sild picks the most technical and challenging course he ran this year as his candida...
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Matthias Kyburz chooses Tasmanian wilderness!

– The competition area in the middle of the forest allowed for high technical orienteering fr...
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Olle Boström: – A relationship with the course

– A real long distance is a unique adventure every time you do it, Olle Boström says when ask...
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24.11: World of O

Course of the Year 2015: Submit your suggestions!

What was the best orienteering course of 2015? The World Champs middle in Italy won in 2014 –...
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Super proud to represent Belgium at the Euro XC Champion...

Super proud to represent Belgium at the Euro XC Championship in Hyères (FRA) on December 13th...
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25.11: World of O

Rising Star Lucas Basset about Course of the Year 2015

– Man, this race is going to be amazing, no matter how you feel today! This is what this year...
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28.11: World of O

World Champion Ida Bobach about Course of the Year 2015

– It was terrain all the way! I think I ran for like 100 meters on a real path, Ida Bobach co...
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27.11: World of O

Cat Taylor: – A complete race in wild and varied t...

Cat Taylor has had big success in 2015 – with two top 6 result at the World Champs on home gro...
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19.11.2015 - News from CAN
20:07 - Team Canada

Mind Reps

Over the past few months, I’ve been unable to do any physical training due to a stress fracture. So since I couldn’t train my body, I decided to make the most of it by training my brain. I talked ...
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31.10.2015 - News from CAN
14:55 - Orienteering Canada

Orienteering Canada Strategic Plan Survey – Nov 13 ...

Orienteering Canada Strategic Plan Survey Orienteering Canada is just about to start the process of creating a new 3 to 5 year Strategic Plan for the organization. Of course, this affects the orientee ...
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19.10.2015 - News from CAN
12:01 - Team Canada

2nd Annual Calgary Training Camp

I always look forward to the various training camps in Canada. Seldom do we get the opportunity to meet up with other high level orienteers from across this vast nation. Training camps aren’t simply ...
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18.10.2015 - News from CAN
02:51 - Orienteering Canada

High Performance Program Application Due Oct 31

The High Performance Program (HPP) is designed specifically to support athletes who wish to achieve excellence in international orienteering. The HPP offers coaching support, training opportunities, a ...
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16.10.2015 - News from CAN
06:14 - Orienteering Canada

Volunteer Opportunity: HPP Regional Coach

Orienteering Canada’s High Performance Committee is seeking a HPP Regional Coach in the Pacific region. Interested individual please email hpp AT orienteering DOT ca and explain and your int ...
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13.10.2015 - News from CAN
16:56 - Orienteering Canada

Pumpkin Carving Contest – with an orienteering twis...

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08.10.2015 - News from CAN
23:49 - Orienteering Canada

In Memoriam: Jack Lee

Jack Lee, one of the key figures in the development of Canadian orienteering passed away October 7, 2015 in Hamilton. Mike Waddington wrote this about Jack on the Attackpoint website: “Jack ...
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28.09.2015 - News from CAN
23:27 - Team Canada

Seattle Adventure Running Tournament

This past weekend an contingent from GVOC headed down to compete in the Seattle Adventure Running tournament. The event was asprint orienteering tournament featuring an 80 person bracket.There were 6 ...
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16.09.2015 - News from CAN
16:08 - Orienteering Canada

Junior Development Project Internship

Type of position: Contract Duration: Fall and winter 2015-16 on a part-time basis, to be negotiated, with possibility of renewing Number of positions available: 1-3 depending on skills of candidates L ...
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07.09.2015 - News from CAN
08:28 - Team Canada

Making Maps

Although I have (over the years) run on more maps than I can count - with countless names written in the bottom corner as to who made those maps - I had never really considered the amount of work that ...
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20.08.2015 - News from CAN
21:04 - Team Canada

Scottish 6 Day

My big race this season was the Scottish 6 Day event which turned into 8 days because I signed up for the two sprints as well. That meant 8 days of racing with no rest, man did I feel tired at the end ...
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16.08.2015 - News from CAN
00:38 - Orienteering Canada

Introducing the Icebug Orienteering Ambassador Program

Orienteering Canada is extremely excited to be partnering with Icebug Canada and the o-store to present an Icebug Orienteering Ambassador Program. During the Canadian Orienteering Championships (and a ...
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15.08.2015 - News from CAN
22:44 - Orienteering Canada

2015 Canadian Orienteering Championships are underway

The Maritime Orienteering Festival, including the Canadian Orienteering Championships, is underway. There are seven orienteering races taking place in New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia as well as a n ...
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07.08.2015 - News from CAN
20:29 - Orienteering Canada

Job opportunity: Edmonton

Junior development position available The Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club wishes to hire a suitably qualified individual to organize and deliver our schools orienteering program and take a lead ...
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11:39 - Team Canada

WOC Long

The WOC Long took place at the remote Glen Affric. The forest was a mix of runnable areas and fallen trees, with some complex contours and few paths. People likened it to some Scandinavian terrain. Th ...
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05.08.2015 - News from CAN
11:53 - Team Canada

WOC Relay

What an exciting day! The WOC relay was in Darnaway again, but this time the terrain seemed much faster than yesterdays middle. The map can be found here.The Canadian womens team put in a very solid p ...
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04.08.2015 - News from CAN
10:54 - Team Canada

WOC Middle Final

The Middle Final took place today in Darnaway. The terrain seemed to be quite varied (rough with poor visibility in the beginning and more runnable near the end). Lots of athletes were making mistakes ...
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02.08.2015 - News from CAN
15:06 - Team Canada

WOC Sprints - Athlete's Perspective

Youve seen the results, the maps, the GPS tracking, and this blog (of course), but what was this years World Championships Sprint & Sprint Relay experience for the athletes like? Heres a bit of an ...
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01.08.2015 - News from CAN
21:06 - Team Canada

WOC Sprint Relay

It was an exciting day in Nairn! For the sprint relay, each team has 4 runners (2 male and 2 female). The map was a combination of tricky sand dunes, lots of parallel streets, some added fences, and i ...
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31.07.2015 - News from CAN
16:10 - Team Canada

WOC Sprint Qualifier

Today, our team raced in the sprint qualifier at Forres. There were a couple of tough route choices, and lots of opportunities to lose track of where you were in tiny alleys. The top 15th from each he ...
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30.07.2015 - News from CAN
23:12 - Orienteering Canada

Team Canada at the 2015 World Orienteering Championships

Here’s Team Canada at the 2015 World Orienteering Championships Men’s Long: Robbie Anderson, Will Critchley Women’s Long: Emily Kemp, Louise Oram Men’s Middle: Brian May, D ...
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16:42 - Team Canada

WOC Preview

The World Orienteering Championships in Inverness, Scotland start tomorrow (Friday)! Heres what you need to know about the Canadian athletes, schedule and how to watch. Day Race Start Times ...
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29.07.2015 - News from CAN
11:48 - Damian Konotopetz. Ranked 372nd

Final Days Until WOC

It has been pretty busy for me since I arrived in Europe with non stop training and racing. I really enjoyed all the races at O-Ringen in Sweden where I managed to win the middle selection race for ...
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27.07.2015 - News from CAN
02:17 - Team Canada

Terrain, maps and courses at O-Ringen 2015

O-Ringen was my first big orienteering event in Sweden and it certaintly lived up to the great orienteering that Scandinavia is famous for.For most of the days, the terrain was composed of fairly ru ...
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26.07.2015 - News from CAN
04:45 - Team Canada

The Oringen Experience

I would say, most North Americans attending a big Nordic multi-day orienteering competition are struck by the enormous scale. This year at Oringen, there were 18 058 runners (including a whopping 40 C ...
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21.07.2015 - News from CAN
14:02 - Team Canada

Training Camp in Stromstad, Sweden

Monday July 13th, 2015 I took the bus from Halden, Norway to Stromstad, Sweden in the morning and met up with Brent Langbakk and Jeff Teutsch at the bus station. Brent would be our coach for the t ...
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18.07.2015 - News from CAN
12:38 - Team Canada

Things We Learned in Strmstad

A portion of Team Canada held a training camp inStrmstad, Sweden. World Championships in 2016 will be held around this area so getting a chance to run around similar forests almost a year in advance ...
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03:37 - Damian Konotopetz. Ranked 372nd

O-Ringen and Canadian WOC Team Selections

I have not posted anything in a very long time, so I thought I should try and write something before the madness of O-Ringen starts. I have been in Europe for just over a week now after an excellen ...
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10.07.2015 - News from CAN
12:32 - Team Canada

JWOC Relay

Sadly, our JWOC spectating has come to an end. The athletes competed in the final race--the relay. Sweden won the womens race, finishing in 1:44:17. Finland won the mens race in 1:36:39.Our womens tea ...
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09.07.2015 - News from CAN
09:58 - Team Canada


Today was the last individual race of JWOC--the long. According to my sources, most of Team Canada was generally pleased with their long races. Michael Svoboda and Jan Erik Naess in particular had str ...
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08:54 - Team Canada

JWOC Middle Qualifier and Final Interview

Monday and Tuesday were the cold and rainy JWOC middle qualifier and middle final. Both races which challenges speed, technical ability, and focus in very detailed and tricky terrain. Canada had one a ...
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06:57 - Team Canada

How to punch with Emit

Some of you may not have encountered the Emit punching system, as both Canada and the US use SportIdent as well as most of central Europe. The two countries you are likely to encounter this system are ...
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08.07.2015 - News from CAN
08:37 - Team Canada

JWOC Sprint Interview

An interview with Emma WaddingtonSunday morning was the first of five Junior World Orienteering Championship races in Rauland, Norway; the sprint, held in the small village of mot. It was a hot, sun ...
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07.07.2015 - News from CAN
08:57 - Team Canada

JWOC Middle Final

The JWOC middle final looked tricky today with several top runners making mistakes. The results for team Canada are below. Remember that the A final had the top 60 runners from the qualif ...
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06.07.2015 - News from CAN
09:05 - Team Canada

JWOC Middle Qualifier

It looks like it was a wet and cold day in Norway! For the middle qualifier, there are three separate heats (A, B, and C). The top 20 from each of those move onto the A final, the next 20 are in the B ...
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00:51 - Team Canada

Let the Games Begin!

4 JulyThis morning we went to the sprint model to walk some controls and check out the mapping again. There were some inconsistencies with it, namely vegetation and man-made features.We swung back to ...
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05.07.2015 - News from CAN
13:49 - Team Canada

Learning to punch

3 JulyThe day started off with fixing the Irish team’s flag atop their cabin, since it had been almost sideways for about a day. We duct taped it to the chimney and added our own touch, a small Cana ...
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27.10.2014 - News from CAN
22:13 - Damian Konotopetz. Ranked 372nd

North American Orienteering Championships

It has been two weeks since the North American Orienteering Championships wrapped up in Arnprior, Ontario. The weekends races were top notch and I think they were the best Canada has ever put toget ...
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10.10.2014 - News from CAN
16:46 - Damian Konotopetz. Ranked 372nd

US Nationals 2014/ NAOC Preview

This past weekend was the US Champs in New York where I had three great races. I ended up winning the sprint and was second overall in the long. I mp in the middle because I skipped a control but w ...
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07.10.2014 - News from CAN
07:25 - Emily Kemp. Ranked 34th

Wherever you go...

... And there you are.This simple expression has taken on so much meaning for me when, all of a sudden, I found myself re-starting my life in a new country, a new city, and creating a new home. About ...
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20.08.2014 - News from CAN
09:34 - Damian Konotopetz. Ranked 372nd

WUOC 2014- Final Thoughts

WUOC 2014 was one of my main goals for this season and was a competition that I thought I would be able to perform well at. I was in good shape physically and my orienteering was not even comparabl ...
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13.08.2014 - News from CAN
09:50 - Damian Konotopetz. Ranked 372nd

WUOC Sprint Mixed Relay

Yesterday was the sprint mixed relay in the town of Kromeriz. The course was mostly in park with a little loop in the town at the end. I thought the forkings were way better than the WOC sprint mix ...
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09.08.2014 - News from CAN
12:54 - Damian Konotopetz. Ranked 372nd

Silesia Grand Prix/WUOC

Last weekend I raced in the Silesia Grand Prix which was a 5 stage competition over 4 days in the North of Czech Republic. The terrain was very enjoyable and generally fast with some slower green a ...
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31.07.2014 - News from CAN
14:54 - Damian Konotopetz. Ranked 372nd

Scotland Training Camp- "Heather" and "Bracken...

Most of team Canada was in Scotland for a twelve day training camp in preparation for next year’s world champs. We were training twice a day on maps which was not just good preparation for ne ...
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10.07.2014 - News from CAN
07:52 - Damian Konotopetz. Ranked 372nd

WOC 2014

It was a great feeling to be back on the start line after missing last years world champs but a little nerve racking being my first time in the sprint qualification. I did not have the technical ra ...
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02.07.2014 - News from CAN
08:58 - Damian Konotopetz. Ranked 372nd

WOC Bound 2014 or Am I?

After being left off last year’s WOC team I have finally qualify for the sprint and the first ever sprint relay in Italy. The team was selected based on the results of the Alpe Adria Cup. I a ...
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19.06.2014 - News from CAN
06:57 - Damian Konotopetz. Ranked 372nd

Europe 2014- Where Orienteering Thrives

I have been in Europe for the past six days to start my preparations for the Canadian team trials, WOC, and WUOC. After getting injured at Sage Stomp earlier this spring my foot is almost back to 1 ...
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29.04.2014 - News from CAN
14:10 - Damian Konotopetz. Ranked 372nd

Winter/Spring Training

After a great indoor track season with the University of Calgary Dinos which wrapped up at the end February I have shifted my training and started to focus on building my volume while maintaining m ...
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31.12.2013 - News from CAN
20:40 - Damian Konotopetz. Ranked 372nd

New year, New Ambitions

After improving tremendously in the 2013 season, 2014 is looking promising. I have decided to focus on running this winter with hopes of developing my orienteering further. After many seasons of sh ...
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