Media / Press

Information and resources for the press and media covering the World Orienteering Championships.

Press releases only

Sprint Final Start List

Sunday 2nd August, Forres

02nd Aug  

Victory for Denmark in the Sprint Relay!

Sprint Relay Report

Superb run from Maja Alm on last lap to take the gold medal

Denmark's victorious Sprint Relay team

Denmark secured the first gold medal of the 2015 World Orienteering Championships in a thrilling Sprint Relay in Nairn this evening, with Norway in second place and Russia third, while Switzerland, the pre-race favourites, had to settle for fourth.

02nd Aug  

Sprint Relay Start List

Saturday 1st August, Nairn

01st Aug  

Sprint Qualification – Report

Michiels and Alexandersson impress

Yannick Michiels impressed with a big win in his heatThe World Orienteering Championships began this evening in Forres with the Sprint Qualification race. There were big victories for some of the pre-race favourites, with Tove Alexandersson (Sweden) and Yannick Michiels (Belgium) winning by significant margins, while two previous Sprint bronze medallists – Lena Eliasson (Sweden) and Venla Niemi (Finland) – missed out on a place in the Final. Last year’s gold medallists Judith Wyder (Switzerland) and Søren Bobach (Denmark) finished 2nd and 4th respectively in their heats.

01st Aug  

Sprint Qualification Results

31st Jul  

A runaway success for the Highlands and Moray

A press release from VisitScotland

Tourism in the Highlands and Moray is set to benefit as the area gets set to host a major world level orienteering event, Highland 2015, with support from VisitScotland.

Highland 2015 comprises both the 2015 World Orienteering Championships (WOC), from 31 July – 8 August, and the 20th Scottish 6 Days orienteering event, both of which are expected to bring an influx of visitors into the North of Scotland and an economic benefit to the local area of over £2.5m.

The 6 Days event runs every two years at different locations in Scotland and has this year been developed to be an integral part of the WOC. The majority of the 5,000 entrants for the 6 Days will then go on to spectate at the elite WOC competition.

31st Jul  

The World’s Orienteering Elite To Do Battle In The Highlands

Press Release Thu 30th July

The world of international orienteering is heading to Scotland as the elite of the sport get ready to do battle for nine World Championship titles.

30th Jul  

Race Schedule

This schedule gives the basic outline of the World Championships week. Follow the links for more details of what's happening on each race day.

30th Jul  

Watch the World Championships Live on BBC Alba!

2015 World Orienteering Championship athletes, Hollie Orr and Murray Strain with BBC ALBA programme , Credit:BBC ALBA

We're thrilled to confirm that BBC Alba will be broadcasting live coverage of the Sprint Relay, Sprint Final, and Relay races at the 2015 World Orienteering Championships.

28th Jul  

What is the World Orienteering Championships?

The World Orienteering Championships is the pinnacle of the orienteering calendar, bringing the best in the world together to compete for world titles. The competitors are brilliant athletes, with many being international-standard road or cross-country runners as well as having exceptional navigational skills.

26th Jul  

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