Spectator Info

Information relating to spectating at the World Orienteering Championships 2015

Sprint Gold for Maja Alm and Jonas Leandersson

Sprint Final Report

Sprint gold medallists Jonas Leandersson (Sweden) and Maja Alm (Denmark)

Maja Alm of Denmark picked up her second gold medal in two days with an emphatic win in the Sprint Final. Ukraine's Nadiya Volynska took silver and Galina Vinogradova of Russia bronze.

In the men's race, Jonas Leandersson of Sweden won the gold medal, with Martin Hubmann of Switzerland in second place and Leandersson's Swedish teammate Jerker Lysell taking the bronze.

03rd Aug   Read more...


Swedes in Kilts!

Men's Sprint medallists (L-R): Martin Hubmann (Switzerland), Jonas Leandersson (Sweden), Jerker Lyse, Credit:Erik Borg

Jonas Leandersson and Jerker Lysell, the gold and bronze medallists from yesterday's Sprint Final, delighted the local crowd at this afternoon's medal ceremony by collecting their medals wearing traditional Scottish kilts.

03rd Aug


Middle Start List

Tuesday 4th August, Darnaway

03rd Aug   Read more...


Sprint Final Start List

Sunday 2nd August, Forres

02nd Aug   Read more...


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   Read more...


Sprint Relay Start List

Saturday 1st August, Nairn

01st Aug   Read more...


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   Read more...


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   Read more...


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   Read more...


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   Read more...


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