2017 World Orienteering Championships

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2017 World Orienteering Championships
Host city Tartu
CountryFlag of Estonia.svg  Estonia
Opening ceremony 30 June 2017
Closing ceremony7 July 2017
Website www.woc2017.ee
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The 34th World Orienteering Championships were held in Tartu, Estonia in June/July 2017. [1] The official name of the event is Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2017 after the title sponsor Nokian Tyres.

Tartu City in Tartu County, Estonia

Tartu is the second largest city of Estonia, after Estonia's political and financial capital Tallinn.

Estonia Republic in Baltic Region of Northern Europe

Estonia, officially the Republic of Estonia, is a country in the Baltic Region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland with Finland on the other side, to the west by the Baltic Sea with Sweden on the other side, to the south by Latvia (343 km), and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia (338.6 km). The territory of Estonia consists of a mainland and 2,222 islands in the Baltic Sea, covering a total area of 45,227 km2 (17,462 sq mi), water 2,839 km2 (1,096 sq mi), land area 42,388 km2 (16,366 sq mi), and is influenced by a humid continental climate. The official language of the country, Estonian, is the second-most-spoken Finnic language.

Nokian Tyres Oyj, headquartered in Nokia, Finland, produces tyres for cars, trucks, buses, and heavy-duty equipment. Known for its winter tyres, Nokian operates the only permanent winter tyre testing facility in the world. The company's Hakkapeliitta brand name is recognised in Finland as a reputable trademark.


Event dates and locations

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Event locations within Estonia
30.06.Sprint Qualification Tartu
Opening Ceremony Tartu
01.07.Sprint Final Tartu
02.07.Sprint Relay Viljandi
03.07.rest day
04.07.Long Distance Rõuge
05.07.rest day
06.07.Middle DistanceVitipalu (Nõo)
07.07.RelayVitipalu (Nõo)


Men's sprint [2] Flag of Switzerland.svg  Daniel Hubmann  (SUI)14:30.6Flag of France.svg  Frederic Tranchand  (FRA)14:33.5Flag of Sweden.svg  Jerker Lysell  (SWE)14:35.8
Women's sprint [2] Flag of Denmark.svg  Maja Alm  (DEN)13:55.5Flag of Russia.svg  Natalia Gemperle  (RUS)14:32.5Flag of Russia.svg  Galina Vinogradova  (RUS)14:34.2
Sprint relay [3] 1:03:321:04:021:04.26
Men's middle distance [4] Flag of France.svg  Thierry Gueorgiou  (FRA)33:12Flag of Switzerland.svg  Fabian Hertner  (SUI)33:37Flag of Ukraine.svg  Oleksandr Kratov  (UKR)33:42
Women's middle distance [4] Flag of Sweden.svg  Tove Alexandersson  (SWE)32:34Flag of Norway.svg  Marianne Andersen  (NOR)34:44Flag of Finland.svg  Venla Harju  (FIN)36:44
Men's long distance [5] Flag of Norway.svg  Olav Lundanes  (NOR)1:45:25Flag of Russia.svg  Leonid Novikov  (RUS)1:47:15Flag of Sweden.svg  William Lind  (SWE)1:47:38
Women's long distance [5] Flag of Sweden.svg  Tove Alexandersson  (SWE)1:19:10Flag of Denmark.svg  Maja Alm  (DEN)1:20:42Flag of Russia.svg  Natalia Gemperle  (RUS)1:24:46
Men's relay [6] 1:34:501:36:061:36:53
Women's relay [6] 1:41:121:43:531:45:35

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  1. Official webpage
  2. 1 2 "Official results for Sprint".
  3. "Official results for Sprint Relay".
  4. 1 2 "Official results for Middle".
  5. 1 2 "Official results for Long".
  6. 1 2 "Official results for Relay".