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Share  Tweet Thursday 23rd May 2024

Just announced: WOC 2024 to be broadcasted live on TV channel Eurovision Sport!

In an extremely exciting development, the IOF have today announced that the World Orienteering Championships 2024, which is taking place from 12-16 July 2024 in Edinburgh, will be broadcast live via eurovisionsport.com in France, Germany and the UK.  

The news comes as the International Orienteering Federation, IOF, has entered a partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the world’s leading alliance for public service media. 

This means that even if you are unable to attend the event as a spectator or participant in the WOC Tour 2024, you will be able to follow and support Team GB by watching all the live action for free! All you need to do is sign up to access the coverage.  

Follow the action together as a club! 

 Get involved in the spirit of WOC 2024 from wherever you are based by setting up a WOC 2024 watch party for your club members! It’s a great opportunity to see Team GB in action as the events unfold and support the national team as they embark on the competition.  

Can’t wait until WOC 2024? Highlights from other International Competitions starts this weekend. 

 That’s right, from 25 May you will be able to catch all the highlights from the Orienteering World Cup Round 1 in Switzerland! Watch the event live via IOF TV.  

You will be able to watch back on how our athletes navigated the course around the ‘railway central’ of Switzerland – Olten. Here is the full upcoming programme of orienteering events that will be broadcast: 

2024 International Orienteering Programme 

May 25-26 
Orienteering World Cup Round 1, Switzerland – highlights only 

June 1-2 
Orienteering World Cup Round 2, Italy – highlights only 

July 12-16 
World Orienteering Championships, Scotland – live broadcast 

August 17-20 
European Orienteering Championships, World Cup Round 3, Hungary – highlights only 

September 26-29, Finland 
Orienteering World Cup Round 4, Finland – highlights only 

For full details, please read the IOF's press release. 

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Share  Tweet Thursday 23rd May 2024

World Cup Round 1 is approaching...support Team GB and watch via IOF live!

The International Orienteering season is finally upon us! This week the selected athletes for Team GB will travel to Switzerland for World Cup Round 1. Here is a reminder of who will be representing the squad and how you can watch the competition online. 

Event programme

Friday 24 May: KO Qualification

Start times are yet to be confirmed but it is likely the Men's teams will commence the race at 2pm and the Women at 2:50pm. All times CEST (UTC +2)

Representing Team GB are:

  • Ralph Street
  • Jonny Crickmore
  • Freddie Carcas
  • Nathan Lawson
  • Peter Hodkinson
  • Will Gardner

 

  • Megan Carter-Davies
  • Grace Molloy
  • Charlotte Ward
  • Fiona Bunn
  • Cecilie Andersen
  • Rachel Brown

Saturday 25 May: KO Sprint Final

Sunday 26 May: Individual Sprint- First Start 12:03

  • Ralph Street
  • Jonny Crickmore
  • Freddie Carcas
  • Nathan Lawson
  • Peter Hodkinson
  • Will Gardner

 

  • Megan Carter-Davies
  • Grace Molloy
  • Charlotte Ward
  • Fiona Bunn
  • Cecilie Andersen
  • Rachel Brown
  • Mairi Eades

Good luck to each and every one of our athletes, we are very excited for the start of the international season and cannot wait to see all that it brings!

How to catch the action

Visit the IOF's website to learn more about how you can catch all the action from the event. Or, simply follow this link to IOF TV to choose which package you wish to purchase. 

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Share  Tweet Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Recruitment of Chairs of Rules Group and Officials Group

Are you passionate about our sport and want to contribute to the way competitions are officiated and delivered? This is a fantastic opportunity to influence the development of our competition rules and support our dedicated volunteer officials.

Open Positions:

We are currently seeking two Chairs:

  • Chair of the Rules Group
  • Chair of the Officials Group

Responsibilities:

Both Groups report to the Events & Competitions Committee, and as Chair, you will (in summary):

  • Lead and coordinate the efforts of your respective group.
  • Work closely with volunteers and stakeholders to ensure the effective implementation and evolution of competition rules and officials' standards.

Why Join Us?

  • Impact: Your contributions will directly affect the delivery and quality of competitions.
  • Collaboration: Work with a team of passionate volunteers dedicated to the sport.
  • Development: Help in the continuous improvement and development of rules and officiating standards.

If you are interested in taking on a leadership role and making a significant impact on our sport, we encourage you to apply for one of these exciting opportunities.

Please see the Job Description for further details.

If you are interested?

Please send an email to Howard Blackman (hblackman@britishorienteering.org.uk) stating your interest, a note to explain your motivation and experience.

Expressions of interest should arrive before 28 June 2024

 

 

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Share  Tweet Thursday 9th May 2024

Heart Research UK’s Heart of Scotland Appeal announced as Official Charity Partner of the Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2024

The Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2024 (WOC 2024), which will take place in Edinburgh from 12-16 July 2024, is delighted to announce Heart Research UK’s Heart of Scotland Appeal as the Official Charity Partner of the event.

The Heart of Scotland Appeal works towards research and community projects in Scotland aimed at reducing the number of people affected by heart diseases. Currently 48 people a day die from cardiovascular disease in Scotland.

The partnership with WOC 2024 aims to raise awareness of the risks of heart diseases amongst the orienteering community, promoting heart health through exercise. The partnership will also help raise funds and awareness for the Heart of Scotland appeal, with all money raised distributed to research projects across Scotland.

The partnership will also be looking to explore opportunities for people to fundraise and take part in the WOC Tour – the amateur races running during WOC 2024. Additionally, various social media collaborations and storytelling activities will help raise awareness of the great work the charity do, in the build up to and during the World Championships in July.

“Heart Research UK’s Heart of Scotland Appeal are delighted to be the official charity partner of the World Orienteering Championships 2024 in Edinburgh. Heart diseases are unfortunately prevalent in Scotland; however, we know that orienteering is a great form of cardiovascular exercise that works out both your heart and your mind,” said Mary Campbell, Director of Income Generation at Heart Research UK.

Getting outside and trying orienteering, whether in the Scottish countryside or your local town or city, can really benefit both your aerobic and anaerobic fitness, both of which are key to increasing your heart’s strength, reducing your blood pressure, and resting heart rate. We are dedicated to doing all we can to raise awareness of the impact of heart diseases on families up and down the country. The money raised through this partnership will be spent right here in Scotland on lifesaving medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart diseases.”

WOC 2024 Event Director Andy Mitchelmore said of the partnership: “Orienteering is a great form of exercise for all ages and the perfect sport for helping heart health. This is why we felt that a partnership with Heart Research UK’s Heart of Scotland Appeal was such a great fit with WOC 2024 and why we are delighted to have them on board as our Official Charity Partner.”

“We hope we can work together to raise awareness about the work they do in Scotland and help raise funds to support their projects across Scotland. We know the orienteering community will get behind the charity and in July Edinburgh will welcome the orienteering community from around the world, whilst at the same time raising funds for this fantastic cause.”

WOC 2024 is organised by Scottish 6 Days Orienteering in conjunction with Scottish Orienteering, British Orienteering and the International Orienteering Federation, with primary event partners EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, and The City of Edinburgh Council.

To find out more about WOC 2024 visit the official website. Sign up to the WOC Tour hereand for Heart Research UK’s Heart of Scotland Appeal visit their website.

Kirsten Maxwell and Mairi Eades of Team GB with the Heart Research UK mascot
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