Media / Press

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

Press releases only

Orienteering? What’s that?

Orienteering Control, Credit:ActivNorth

Orienteering is a sport that combines map reading and running. Competitors have to find their way between a series of checkpoints, called controls, as quickly as possible. There’s no set route between the controls, so you have to decide which way to go and then find your way there without getting lost.

22nd Jul  

The world is coming to Scotland!

With entries having closed, we are delighted to confirm that 353 athletes from 49 countries will be coming to Scotland from as far afield as Japan, Colombia and Australia to compete in the 2015 World Orienteering Championships.

Four countries will be making their World Championships debut in Scotland: Cameroon, Egypt, Nepal and Uganda.

The full list of entries for the World Championships can be found on the IOF Eventor website.

A further 5,200 competitors will be taking part in the Scottish 6 Days public races that will run alongside the World Championships.

22nd Jul

Alasdair McLeod interview

Featured on BBC Adventure Show

Show on BBC Scotland television Sunday 19th July

20th Jul

GB Team announced

Graham Gristwood, Credit:Philip Baxter

For home World Orienteering Championships

The final selections have been made to the British Team for The 2015 IOF World Orienteering Championships (WOC2015) being staged in the Highlands and Moray from Friday 31 July to Friday 7 August.
Full list of athletes, disciplines and race dates below.

17th Jul  

Athlete Photos

Alasdair McLeod SHI Relay 2014, Credit:ActivNorth

Hi resolution photos of the GB team are available to download and use in publications.

Info and photos of Scottish athletes is also available on the Scottish Elite Develoment Squad website

For information and photos of all International athletes visit athlete database.

12th Jul  

GB orienteers to do battle for World Championships places

Press Release – Thursday 9 July

As Scotland prepares to host The 2015 IOF World Orienteering Championships (WOC 2015) - from 31 July to 7 August 2015 in the Highlands and Moray – a number of Britain’s top elite orienteers will battle it out this weekend for the final spots on the GB squad; and the honour of competing in a World Championships on home soil.

10th Jul  


Depending on the subject of your enguiry use the following addresses. Also see the Event Team page for more details of who is doing what.

01st Jul  

Logo and images

Arena WOC2013, Credit:koptercam

Images/logos for download and use in publications.

GB Athlete photos here

16th Jun  

Media Information

All Media registration should be made via this form and directed to Communications Manager . Note there is no accreditation fee for any category of Media.

01st Jun  


Glen Affric view, Credit:Colin Matheson


British Orienteering has a long tradition of competing in and staging successful international events. The World Championships have been staged in Great Britain twice: in 1976 and 1999. Once again British Orienteering is excited and pleased to welcome international orienteering to the challenging, inspiring and unique terrain found in the Highlands of Scotland.

Martin Ward
Chair, British Orienteering

01st Sep  

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