|Opening ceremony||20 August 2016|
|Closing ceremony||27 August 2016|
The 33rd World Orienteering Championships in conjunction with the 13th World Trail Orienteering Championships was held in Strömstad and Tanum, Sweden.
Strömstad is a locality and the seat of Strömstad Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 6,288 inhabitants in 2010. For historical reasons, Strömstad is called a city despite its small population.
Tanum Municipality is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Tanumshede, with 1,600 inhabitants.
Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.4 million has a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.
|Mixed sprint relay||52:35||52:51||53:36|
|Men's middle distance||37:09||37:23||37:32|
|Women's middle distance||33:57||34:32||34:35|
|Men's long distance||1:33:27||1:35:13||1:35:32|
|Women's long distance||1:26:24||1:26:50||1:28:25|
|PreO Open||48 pts.|
|PreO Paralympic||46 pts.|
The Junior World Orienteering Championships are an orienteering competition held every year. They were first held in 1990. Entry is open to national teams aged 20 and below as of 31 December in the year of competition. Representative countries must be members of the International Orienteering Federation (IOF).
Olav Lundanes is a Norwegian orienteering competitor, hailing from Ålesund. He has won gold medal at the World Orienteering Championships eight times and the European Orienteering Championships four times.
Magne Dæhli is a Norwegian orienteering competitor, ski-orienteer and cross-country skier. His achievements include five medals in the relay at the World Orienteering Championships, of which three are gold medals. His best individual performances include a silver medal in the long distance from the European Orienteering Championships, and a fourth place in both the middle and long distances from the world championships.
Silje Ekroll Jahren is a Norwegian orienteering competitor and junior world champion.
Maja Møller Alm is a Danish orienteering and Athletics competitor who has won seven World Championships and two World Games titles. She is especially known for her four gold medals on the sprint distance, where she has won the title four years in a row: 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. She is also a medalist from the Junior World Championships. Since 2006 she has been coached by Danish national coach Lars Lindstrøm. Alm is remarkable for her dominant running speed, which gives her a great advantage over other competitors at the sprint distance.
Judith Wyder is a Swiss orienteering and ski orienteering competitor.
Jerker Lysell is a Swedish orienteering competitor, and world champion in sprint.
Jonas Leandersson is a Swedish orienteering competitor. He won a gold medal in the sprint at the 2012 European Orienteering Championships in Falun. Gold at the 2014 European Orienteering Championships in relay and gold at the 2014 World Orienteering Championships relay competing with the same relay team.
Gustav Bergman is a Swedish orienteering competitor. He won a bronze medal in the middle distance at the 2013 World Orienteering Championships.
The 34th World Orienteering Championships were held in Tartu, Estonia in June/July 2017. The official name of the event is Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2017 after the title sponsor Nokian Tyres.
The 35th World Orienteering Championships were held in Latvia in August 2018. The hosts were Riga, Sigulda and Turaida.
Håkon Jarvis Westergård is a Norwegian orienteering competitor.
Julia Jakob, formerly Julia Gross is a Swiss orienteer. She was born in Richterswil and resides in Zürich.
Jan Petržela is a Czech orienteer.
The 14th World Orienteering Championships were held in Birštonas, Lithuania in July 2017.
The 2018 Orienteering World Cup was the 24th edition of the Orienteering World Cup. The 2018 Orienteering World Cup consisted of 11 individual events and 9 relay events. The events were located in Switzerland, Latvia, Norway and Czech Republic. The European Orienteering Championships in Ticino, Switzerland and the 2018 World Orienteering Championships in Riga, Latvia were included in the World Cup.
Karolin Ohlsson is a Swedish orienteering competitor who competes internationally. She became world champion in the sprint relay in 2018.
Emil Svensk is a Swedish orienteering competitor. He was born in Borlänge. At the 2018 European Orienteering Championships in Cadempino he won a silver medal in the mixed sprint relay with the Swedish team. He competed at the 2018 World Orienteering Championships in Latvia, where he placed sixth in the sprint final, and won a gold medal in the mixed sprint relay, together with Karolin Ohlsson, Jonas Leandersson and Tove Alexandersson. He won a gold medal in the middle distance at the 2013 Junior World Orienteering Championships.
Jakob Edsen is a Danish orienteering competitor. He was born in Aarhus. He competed at the 2018 World Orienteering Championships in Latvia, where he placed 15th in the sprint final, and won a bronze medal in the mixed sprint relay with the Danish team. He won a silver medal in the relay at the 2012 Junior World Orienteering Championships in Kosice, and placed fourth in the sprint and seventh in the long distance in the same championship.
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