The Organizing Committee and the Latvian Orienteering Federation are delighted to be the hosts for the 7th European Orienteering Championships and World Cup in Ventspils, Latvia from 25 May to 1 June 2008. We welcome all friends of orienteering in Ventspils.

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It was very exciting last competition day in these European championships here in Ventspils. Extremely fast and also tricky courses made it very interesting, as even after the spectator's control there were big changes in the placings of the teams.
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Middle final

A great day for Finland! The Finnish girls took all the three medals in women's class and Pasi Ikonen was the 3rd in men's class in the middle distance final today in Jaunupe.
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Middle qualification

A lot of big surprises after the qualification races of the middle distance. Damien Renard, Matthias Merz, Olav Lundanes, Edgars Bertuks, Ingunn Hultgreen Weltzien, Ines Brodmann - they all have missed the final.
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EOC Tour 2008

Information and 1st day start list for EOC Tour - a satellite race of the European Orienteering Championships 2008, available here


Long final

Three of the sprint medallists won the medals also in the long distance final today, which was held in Irbene, some 50 km from Ventspils. Emil Wingstedt (SWE) changed his sprint gold to bronze medal in long, Daniel Hubmann (SUI) got his second silver and Anne Margarethe Hausken (NOR) is the first to get two gold medals in these championships.

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Long qualification

Today was the long distance qualification near the Liepene camping, aproximately 20km from Ventspils. It was 10,9km race for men and 6,5km long course for women classes. The best 17 for every heat qualified for the tomorrow's race in Irbene.
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Videos from the competitions

The Video reports section has been created on the EOC 2008 web page. There you can found all the interviews with runners and also the day reviews, that are published in the evening of every day.


Sprint final

Today the first medals of the European championships 2008 were awarded to the winners of the sprint distance that was held in Ventspils, the host city of the championships.
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Sprint Final results

Due to technical difficulties no live results will be available today. Results and splits will be only provided after the finish.


Sprint qualification

Women class was dominated by the Scandinavian runners - there were four Swedish runners, three Finnish runners and one from Denmark and Norway in the TOP 3 in all qualification runs.
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The first day of EOC 2008

Today was the first day of the European championships 2008. After the arrival most of the teams used the opportunity to take part in the model events for the sprint distance in the centre of Ventspils, as well as for middle and long distances outside the city. In the evening the offical opening ceremony was held.
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Model maps

Because of requests, model event maps will be available starting with 9:00 in the morning of the May 24 at the Event Office (though the official registration starts at 16:00 only).


Map scale at ETOC 2008

Map scale at European Trail Orienteering Championships will be 1:4000


Additional Transport and Accommodation Requests to be Fulfilled upon Availability

After May 6 any additional requests for transport during the competition (entire team or extra competitors) as well as for accommodation will be provided only if vacancies are available.


EOC and ETOC bulletins 3 updated

Bulletin 3 of EOC updated with embargoed area in Ventspils and entries received. Bulletin 3 of ETOC updated with entries received.


Bulletins 3 and Final entry forms

Bulletin 3 of European Trail Orienteering Championships and European Orienteering Championships /World Cup/ available here. Final entry forms available here.


Registration for EOC Tour Opened

All orienteering fans are kindly invited to EOC Tour in Ventspils, Latvia. You have an opportunity to participate at a 2- day event to be held exactly on the same terrains and maps as the EOC races. The first starts are scheduled in a way to give the orienteering friends a chance to feel the atmosphere of one of the world's top orienteering events and to cheer your national team.
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Ventspils to host well over 300 EOC and ETOC 2008 participants

Preliminary entries received by the EOC and ETOC organisers have been summarised. In May 2008, Ventspils will host close to 200 runners and 50 officials from altogether 17 countries for EOC, and about 70 runners and 10 team officials, representing 9 countries, for ETOC.


2 Orienteering Clubs Volunteer to Help ETOC Organisers

Up to now, OK Viga and OK Ziemeļkurzeme, 2 Latvian orienteering clubs, have kindly offered their help to the EOTC organising team.
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Organisers Visit EOC 2008 Arena Sites in Ventspils

On 20 and 21 November, 2007, EOC Organising Committee met in Ventspils to visit the actual event sites and finalize the layout of arenas, the location of start and finish areas – all despite the weather conditions that were not exactly field-visit-friendly.
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EOC 2008 Organisers meet in Saldus

The EOC 2008 Organising Committee met in Saldus on 26 October 2007, to discuss the current issues and to elaborate on the planning.
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IOF makes adjustments to World Cup 2008

At its recent meeting in Helsinki, the IOF Council decided to implement a number of adjustments to the foot orienteering World Cup 2008. One of the news is that all three individual finals in the European Orienteering Championships in Ventspils, Latvia will be included in the World Cup.
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ETOC dates have been changed

To be able to organize EOC and ETOC opening ceremonies at the same time we have been forced to change the dates of the ETOC events. Please see bulletin 2 or programme section of the web site for updated information.


Bulletin 2 of EOC 2008

Bulletin 2 of European Orienteering Championships is published.
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Bulletin 2 of ETOC 2008

Bulletin 2 of European Trail Orienteering Championships is published.
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Parakstīts līgums ar Ventspils pilsētas domi par Eiropas čempionātu

Piektdien, 1.jūnijā plkst. 11.00 Ventspils galvenās bibliotēkas telpās tika parakstīts līgums par Eiropas čempionāta orientēšanās sportā organizēšanu Ventspilī laikā no 2008. gada 25. maija līdz 1. jūnijam. Līgumu parakstīja Ventspils pilsētas domes izpilddirektora v.i. Aldis Ābele un Latvijas Orientēšanās federācijas prezidents Pēteris Apinis. Lasi vairāk »


2008. gada Eiropas Čempionāts orientēšanās sportā norisināsies Latvijā!

2008. gadā laika posmā no 25. maija - 1. jūnijam Ventspilī pirmo reizi Latvijā notiks Eiropas Čempionāts orientēšanās sportā. Starptautiskā Orientēšanās Federācija (IOF) ir piešķīrusi Latvijas Orientēšanās Federācijai tiesības rīkot vasaras orientēšanās Eiropas Čempionātu, kas orientieristiem ir viens no nozīmīgākajiem sporta pasākumiem gadā. Lasi vairāk »

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