It`s a great pleasure to welcome you all to Euromeeting 2017, and to the county of Østfold. This is the first time for many of you to get more knowledge about this region in the South-East part of Norway. You will also have the pleasure to visit the 1000-years old city of Sarpsborg, which is the host city for WOC 2019. Here you will find the official event hotel and the venue for the medal ceremonies. Sarpsborg is known for its long industrial history, a lot of green areas and the big waterfall called Sarpefossen. In 2016 the biggest orienteering event in Norway, O-festivalen, was arranged in and around the city. During 3 days about 3000 participants had the pleasure to run in beautiful surroundings.

The venues for Euromeeting 2017 are placed near to the city of Moss and at Rudskogen, the national venue for motorsports. By taking part in the competitions, you will get a lot of useful experience ahead of the WOC 2019. You will also have the opportunity to train in different terrains after the competitions. Østfold also has a variety of nice terrain and high quality maps for training. Our clubs in the region will organize different technical challenges for you. Most of these trainings are only a short drive from the WOC 2019 hotel. I look forward to seeing you at the exciting competitions during the weekend and wish you all good luck. I also wish you a very nice stay in Sarpsborg, the WOC 2019-city.

Sigmund Vister
Chairman of the Organizing committee

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