The County council of Østfold has today granted the WOC organization NOK 2000000 (Around 212000 euros) to put into the preparations for World Championships. WOC 2019 will be the biggest sporting event ever held in the county.

Bulletin 1-2 for WC 2018 is to be found at the "For teams" page.

In the second edition of WOC2019's GPS Analysis Column World of O's Jan Kocbach takes a look at the GPS-tracking from the Norwegian Championships Long distance, organized September 7th 2017 in the neighbour terrain of the 2018 pre WOC and World Cup races. A must read for those interested in WOC 2019 terrain.

Bulletin 1 for WOC 2019 is to be found at the "For teams" page.

Around 30 national team runners from Sweden are currently on a ten day training camp in Østfold.

In WOC2019's GPS Analysis Column World of O's Jan Kocbach takes a look at the GPS-tracking from selected races or trainings in WOC 2019 relevant terrain. In this first edition of the column focus is on the Euromeeting Long distance organized at Rudskogen September 3rd 2017.

-I will maybe come to Østfold in 2019 either as a spectator or as a coach, the terrain is fantastic!

-Perhaps my opinion is a bit subjective, still I give Euromeeting in Østfold top grades!

The words come from Sigmund Vister, the chairman of WOC 2019, after Sundays long distance race organised by Varteig Orienteringslag.

The Swedish women, lead by 21 y.o. Johanna Öberg, took care of no less than the ten(!) top places on the chase start in Euromeeting in Våler Saturday. Amongst the men 29 y.o. Estonian Timo Sild was the top guy.

Information given at the Team Officials Meeting, Friday 1. Sept at Quality hotel Sarpsborg is available here

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