Orienteering World Cup

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Orienteering World Cup
Statusactive
Genresports event
Date(s)January–October
Frequencyannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1983 (1983)
AreaEurope
Organised by IOF
Website ranking.orienteering.org
Current event clock.svg 2018 Orienteering World Cup

The Orienteering World Cup is a series of orienteering competitions organized annually by the International Orienteering Federation. Two unofficial cups were organized in 1983 and 1984. The first official World Cup was held in 1986, and then every second year up to 2004. From 2004 the World Cup has been held annually.

Orienteering group of sports that requires navigational skills

Orienteering is a group of sports that require navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain whilst moving at speed. Participants are given a topographical map, usually a specially prepared orienteering map, which they use to find control points. Originally a training exercise in land navigation for military officers, orienteering has developed many variations. Among these, the oldest and the most popular is foot orienteering. For the purposes of this article, foot orienteering serves as a point of departure for discussion of all other variations, but almost any sport that involves racing against a clock and requires navigation with a map is a type of orienteering.

International Orienteering Federation sports governing body

The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) is the international governing body of the sport of orienteering. The IOF head office is located in Karlstad, Sweden.

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Hosting nations

YearHosting nationsNotes
1986Norway, Canada, USA, France, Sweden, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Switzerland8 events
1988Hong Kong, Australia, Great Britain, Finland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Sweden8 events
1990Poland, Denmark, Norway, Canada, USA, Switzerland, France, Germany8 events
1992Sweden, Finland, Russia, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Canada, USA8 events
1994New Zealand, Australia, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic9 events (6 individual, 3 relays)
1996Lithuania, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, France10 events (7 individual, 3 relays)
1998Ireland, Great Britain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia, Estonia, Finland13 events (10 individual, 3 relays).
2000Japan, Australia, Ukraine, Finland, Portugal12 events (9 individual, 3 relays)
2002Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Hungary, Czech Republic17 events (13 individual, 4 relays).
2004Denmark, Sweden, Germany12 events (9 individual, 3 relays)
2005Great Britain, Japan, Italy12 events (9 individual, 3 relays)
2006Estonia, Denmark, France12 events (9 individual, 3 relays)
2007Finland, Norway, Sweden, Ukraine, Switzerland10 events (all individual)
2008Latvia, Norway, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland13 events (all individual)
2009Finland, Norway, Hungary, Switzerland9 events (all individual)
2010Bulgaria, Finland, Sweden, Norway, France, Switzerland12 events (all individual)
2011Czech Republic, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland10 events (all individual)
2012 Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Finland13 events (all individual)
2013 New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland13 events (all individual)
2014Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Italy, Switzerland14 events (all individual)
2015 Australia, Norway, Sweden, Scotland, Switzerland14 events (11 individual, 3 sprint relays)
2016 Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland14 events (10 individual, 4 sprint relays)
2017 Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Switzerland15 events (10 individual, 5 relays)
2018 Switzerland, Latvia, Norway, Czech Republic20 events (11 individual, 9 relays)
2019 Finland, Norway, Switzerland, China13 events (9 individual, 4 relays)

World Cup overall results

Simone Niggli-Luder, winner 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010. Simone Niggli-Luder orienteering1.jpg
Simone Niggli-Luder, winner 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010.
Anne Margrethe Hausken, winner 2008. Anne Margrethe Hausken 2008.jpg
Anne Margrethe Hausken, winner 2008.
Tove Alexandersson, winner 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. WOC Middle Distance Tove Alexandresson 3.jpg
Tove Alexandersson, winner 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Women

Year1st2nd3rdNotes
1986 Flag of Norway.svg Ellen Sofie Olsvik Flag of Norway.svg Jorunn Teigen Flag of Sweden.svg Karin Rabe
1988 Flag of Norway.svg Ragnhild Bratberg Flag of Norway.svg Brit Volden Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jana Galikova
1990 Flag of Norway.svg Ragnhild Bente Andersen Flag of Norway.svg Ragnhild Bratberg Flag of Sweden.svg Katarina Borg
1992 Flag of Sweden.svg Marita Skogum Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jana Cieslarova Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Yvette Hague
1994 Flag of Sweden.svg Marlena Jansson Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Yvette Hague Flag of Norway.svg Hanne Staff
1996 Flag of Sweden.svg Gunilla Svärd Flag of Sweden.svg Marlena Jansson Flag of Norway.svg Hanne Staff
1998 Flag of Norway.svg Hanne Staff Flag of Finland.svg Johanna Asklöf Flag of Sweden.svg Katarina Borg
2000 Flag of Norway.svg Hanne Staff (2) Flag of Switzerland.svg Simone Luder Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Heather Monro
2002 Flag of Switzerland.svg Simone Luder Flag of Switzerland.svg Vroni König-Salmi Flag of Norway.svg Hanne Staff
2004 Flag of Switzerland.svg Simone Niggli-Luder (2) Flag of Russia.svg Tatiana Ryabkina Flag of Sweden.svg Karolina Arewång-Höjsgaard
2005 Flag of Switzerland.svg Simone Niggli-Luder (3) Flag of Switzerland.svg Vroni König-Salmi Flag of Norway.svg Anne Margrethe Hausken
2006 Flag of Switzerland.svg Simone Niggli-Luder (4) Flag of Norway.svg Marianne Andersen Flag of Finland.svg Minna Kauppi
2007 Flag of Switzerland.svg Simone Niggli-Luder (5) Flag of Finland.svg Heli Jukkola Flag of Finland.svg Minna Kauppi
2008 Flag of Norway.svg Anne Margrethe Hausken Flag of Finland.svg Minna Kauppi Flag of Sweden.svg Helena Jansson
2009 Flag of Switzerland.svg Simone Niggli-Luder (6) Flag of Norway.svg Marianne Andersen Flag of Sweden.svg Helena Jansson
2010 Flag of Switzerland.svg Simone Niggli-Luder (7) Flag of Sweden.svg Helena Jansson Flag of Denmark.svg Maja Alm
2011 Flag of Sweden.svg Helena Jansson Flag of Finland.svg Minna Kauppi Flag of Sweden.svg Lena Eliasson
2012 Flag of Switzerland.svg Simone Niggli-Luder (8) Flag of Finland.svg Minna Kauppi Flag of Russia.svg Tatiana Ryabkina
2013 Flag of Switzerland.svg Simone Niggli-Luder (9) Flag of Sweden.svg Tove Alexandersson Flag of Sweden.svg Annika Billstam
2014 Flag of Sweden.svg Tove Alexandersson Flag of Switzerland.svg Judith Wyder Flag of Denmark.svg Maja Alm
2015 Flag of Sweden.svg Tove Alexandersson (2) Flag of Switzerland.svg Sara Lüscher Flag of Ukraine.svg Nadiya Volynska
2016 Flag of Sweden.svg Tove Alexandersson (3) Flag of Switzerland.svg Judith Wyder Flag of Denmark.svg Maja Alm
2017 Flag of Sweden.svg Tove Alexandersson (4) Flag of Russia.svg Natalia Gemperle Flag of Switzerland.svg Sabine Hauswirth
2018 Flag of Sweden.svg Tove Alexandersson (5) Flag of Sweden.svg Karolin Ohlsson Flag of Russia.svg Natalia Gemperle


Thierry Gueorgiou, winner 2006 and 2007. Thierry Gueorgiou 2007.jpg
Thierry Gueorgiou, winner 2006 and 2007.
Daniel Hubmann, winner 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015. Daniel Hubmann WOC2008 long final.jpg
Daniel Hubmann, winner 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015.
Matthias Kyburz, winner 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Matthias Kyburz JWOC 2010.jpg
Matthias Kyburz, winner 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Men

Year1st2nd3rdNotes
1986 Flag of Sweden.svg Kent Olsson Flag of Norway.svg Øyvin Thon Flag of Sweden.svg Michael Wehlin
1988 Flag of Norway.svg Øyvin Thon Flag of Sweden.svg Jörgen Mårtensson Flag of Norway.svg Håvard Tveite
1990 Flag of Norway.svg Håvard Tveite Flag of Sweden.svg Niklas Löwegren Flag of Sweden.svg Jörgen Mårtensson
1992 Flag of Sweden.svg Joakim Ingelsson Flag of Sweden.svg Martin Johansson Flag of Norway.svg Petter Thoresen
1994 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Thoresen Flag of Finland.svg Janne Salmi Flag of Finland.svg Mika Kuisma
1996 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Ivarsson Flag of Sweden.svg Jörgen Mårtensson Flag of Finland.svg Timo Karppinen
1998 Flag of Denmark.svg Chris Terkelsen Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Ivarsson Flag of Norway.svg Bjørnar Valstad
2000 Flag of Finland.svg Jani Lakanen Flag of Norway.svg Tore Sandvik Flag of Denmark.svg Allan Mogensen
2002 Flag of Norway.svg Bjørnar Valstad Flag of Russia.svg Michael Mamleev Flag of Finland.svg Mats Haldin
2004 Flag of Norway.svg Holger Hott Johansen Flag of Russia.svg Andrey Khramov Flag of Norway.svg Øystein Kvaal Østerbø
2005 Flag of Russia.svg Andrey Khramov Flag of France.svg Thierry Gueorgiou Flag of Switzerland.svg Daniel Hubmann
2006 Flag of France.svg Thierry Gueorgiou Flag of Switzerland.svg Daniel Hubmann Flag of Russia.svg Valentin Novikov
2007 Flag of France.svg Thierry Gueorgiou (2) Flag of Norway.svg Anders Nordberg Flag of Switzerland.svg Daniel Hubmann
2008 Flag of Switzerland.svg Daniel Hubmann Flag of France.svg Thierry Gueorgiou Flag of Switzerland.svg Matthias Merz
2009 Flag of Switzerland.svg Daniel Hubmann (2) Flag of France.svg Thierry Gueorgiou Flag of Sweden.svg Peter Öberg
2010 Flag of Switzerland.svg Daniel Hubmann (3) Flag of Switzerland.svg Matthias Müller Flag of France.svg Thierry Gueorgiou
2011 Flag of Switzerland.svg Daniel Hubmann (4) Flag of France.svg Thierry Gueorgiou Flag of Switzerland.svg Matthias Merz
2012 Flag of Switzerland.svg Matthias Kyburz Flag of Norway.svg Olav Lundanes Flag of Switzerland.svg Matthias Merz
2013 Flag of Switzerland.svg Matthias Kyburz (2) Flag of Switzerland.svg Daniel Hubmann Flag of Switzerland.svg Fabian Hertner
2014 Flag of Switzerland.svg Daniel Hubmann (5) Flag of Switzerland.svg Fabian Hertner Flag of Switzerland.svg Matthias Kyburz
2015 Flag of Switzerland.svg Daniel Hubmann (6) Flag of Switzerland.svg Matthias Kyburz Flag of Norway.svg Olav Lundanes
2016 Flag of Switzerland.svg Matthias Kyburz (3) Flag of Switzerland.svg Daniel Hubmann Flag of Norway.svg Olav Lundanes
2017 Flag of Switzerland.svg Matthias Kyburz (4) Flag of Norway.svg Olav Lundanes Flag of Switzerland.svg Daniel Hubmann
2018 Flag of Switzerland.svg Matthias Kyburz (5) Flag of Switzerland.svg Daniel Hubmann Flag of Norway.svg Olav Lundanes

Records

Most overall wins

The table shows all winners of the overall World Cup who achieved minimum two top 3 finishes.

Most race victories

This is a list of the orientees who have won two or more World Cup races.

As of 7 October 2018

See also

The World Orienteering Championships is an annual orienteering event organized by the International Orienteering Federation. The first World Championships was held in Fiskars, Finland in 1966. They were held biennially up to 2003. Since 2003, competitions have been held annually. Participating nations have to be members of the International Orienteering Federation (IOF).

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The European Orienteering Championships were first held in 1962. They have been held biennially since 2000. From 2020, the European Orienteering Championships will be held annually, with sprint events and forest events in alternate years

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