Orienteering Columnist, Hans Werp, wrote this on his Facebook page 15th September 2018:
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.
From 2006 and onwards the white moose Albin became a Norwegian and international celebrity while he peacefully strolled around in the WOC forest in the Mørk-area. It all came to an end a beautiful autumn day in 2011 when he met a Danish hunter.
Who will represent their countries at WOC was decided as around 15 nations gathered for two test races at Rokke in Østfold last weekend.
No less than 88 WOC medals have been won by runners representing one of the clubs from Østfold. We will present all of them in the build-up to WOC 2019. Number 23 is Gaute Hallan Steiwer.