British Orienteering News

World Orienteering Day - A continued success

On Wednesday May 24th 2017, the second World Orienteering Day took place all over the world. It has proved an even greater success than last year, with over 288, 000 participants all around the world taking part in an orienteering event. This is a new record, with 35, 000 more participants than last...

World Orienteering Championships to be Broadcast Worldwide

The Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships, held in Estonia 1 – 7 July, will be broadcast throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The championships will be broadcast live in Denmark, Estonia, Finland and Sweden. Highlights programs will be broadcast in 139 countries around the wo...

Celebrating 50 Years - A short film

British Orienteering is celebrating it's Golden Jubilee.  We were formed exactly 50 years ago today! Have you ever wondered what orienteering looked like when it all began? Katherine Bett (ShUOC/SN) presents a look at 50 years into the past and the future of orienteering.

The British Orienteering 50th Anniversary Award

For 50 years orienteering in the United Kingdom has been developed, nurtured, promoted and led with passion and dedication by a succession of volunteer sports men and women. Between them, they have brought British orienteers from small beginnings to the front of the world stage as well as spreading ...

Celebrating 50 years of British Orienteering

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the British Orienteering Federation. The inaugural meeting was held at 7.30 p.m. on 17 June 1967 in Barnard Castle, and the first British Orienteering Championships were held in Hamsterley Forest, Co. Durham the following day.

Great start to the MTBO World Cup season for Emily Benham

The mountain bike orienteering (MTBO) World Cup 2017 season started this weekend, with a series of three races in Zwettl, Austria. Great Britain's Emily Benham had a superb start to the season, finishing second in the Middle Distance race on Saturday, and then winning both the Sprint race on Sun...

Celebrating 50 years of British Orienteering

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the British Orienteering Federation. The inaugural meeting was held at 7.30 p.m. on 17 June 1967 in Barnard Castle, and the first British Orienteering Championships were held in Hamsterley Forest, Co. Durham the following day.

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