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The arena for the finals during WOC 2019 in Østfold will be at Mørk gård (Mørk farm)/golf course. WOC 2019 is held 12th to 17th of August 2019.

IFK Göteborg won the big relay event 25-Manna in Stockholm this weekend, an event that gathers nearly 10000 participants. At the same time they were announced as the ambassador club for WOC 2019.

The Norwegian Orienteering Federation is very pleased with the news that the government is proposing to grant the World Orienteering Championships 2019 2 million NOK on the next years government budget, says Astrid Waaler Kaas, president of the Norwegian Orienteering Federation.

Once upon a time Østfold was a just a collection of skerries.

Orienteering Columnist, Hans Werp, wrote this on his Facebook page last saturday:

On this day (15th September) 40 years ago, the individual WOC was organised by NOF (Norwegian Orienteering Fedration) and Eiker OL. From the arena at Bermingrud the runners could enjoy some of the best terrain Norway and Eiker had to offer.

Østfold Energi has signed a deal to become the main sponsor on a national level for WOC 2019. This obviously is music to the ears of WOC Director Per Bergerud.

In the fourth edition of WOC2019's GPS Analysis Column World of O's Jan Kocbach takes a look at the GPS-tracking from the 2018 pre WOC and World Cup long distance - a race dominated by the Swedish runners, with Gustav Bergman and Tove Alexandersson on top. How did Bergman and Alexandersson attack the Norwegian forest? Another must-read for those interested in WOC 2019 terrain.

Straight on from WOC to inspecting next year’s terrain along with representatives from national broadcaster NRK and IOF.

Big margin in favour of the Swedes among the women – a thriller all the way to the end for the men.

Tove Alexandersson with performance that outclassed the rest – William Lind victorious after a highly dramatic sprint.

200 entries reached for the WOC races 200 entries reached for the WOC races 2019-02-22 - Now we have reached 200 entries for the spectator races during WOC 2019 from August 12thto 17th. You have the chance to join in as well!  More detail
Volunteers from Russia and USA have signed up to help Volunteers from Russia and USA have signed up to help 2019-02-12 - It is today exactly six months left before Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships is held in Østfold, Norway. Nearly 30 of the applications to become a volunteer during WOC 2019 have so far come from countries outside of Norway. More detail
244-year old map of the WOC terrain 244-year old map of the WOC terrain 2019-02-05 - Most of WOC 2019 will take place around Mørk in Spydeberg. Let us present a map from 1775 over the terrain – where dangerous elk once threatened people in the woods. More detail