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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

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Swedes in Kilts!

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.

Men's Sprint medallists (L-R): Martin Hubmann (Switzerland), Jonas Leandersson (Sweden), Jerker Lysell (Sweden)

03rd Aug

Middle Start List

Tuesday 4th August, Darnaway

03rd Aug  

Volunteers – we couldn’t do it without you!

Volunteer Manager Linda Cairns reflects on the huge volunteer effort behind the World Orienteering Championships

You probably remember the success of the London 2012 Games Makers and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Clydesiders. You might have even heard of volunteers who paid to help at the Ryder Cup! The World Orienteering Championships also relies on a volunteer workforce, and in fact all but a handful of the 650-strong Event Team are volunteers.

03rd Aug  

Watch the Sprint Relay from the air!

Local resident Richie Main used a drone to film the race from above

Nairn resident Richie Main, whose garden the Sprint Relay courses passed through, used a drone to capture some fantastic aerial footage of athletes racing around the town on Saturday.

03rd Aug

Sprint Gold for Maja Alm and Jonas Leandersson

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  

Sprint Final Start List

Sunday 2nd August, Forres

02nd Aug