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World Ski Orienteering Championships

World Ski Orienteering Championships
Status active
Genre sporting event
Date(s) February–March
Frequency annual
Location(s) various
Inaugurated 1975 (1975)
Organised by IOF

The World Ski Orienteering Championships (Ski-WOC) is the official event to award the titles of World Champions in ski orienteering. The World Championships is organized every odd year. The programme includes Sprint, Middle and Long Distance competitions, and a Relay for both men and women. The first Ski-WOC was held in 1975.

Host towns/cities

Year Date Place
1975 February 26–28 Hyvinkää, Finland
1977 March 25–27 Velingrad, Bulgaria
1980 February 26 - March 1 Avesta, Sweden
1982 February 8–12 Aigen, Austria
1984 January 30 - February 4 Lavarone, Italy
1986 February 19–24 Batak, Bulgaria
1988 March 2–6 Kuopio, Finland
1990 March 1–4 Skellefteå, Sweden
1992 January 28 - February 2 Pontarlier, France
1994 February 1–5 Val di Non, Italy
1996 February 19–24 Lillehammer, Norway
1998 January 19–25 Windischgarsten, Austria
2000 February 28 - March 5 Krasnoyarsk, Russia
2002 February 23 - March 2 Borovetz, Bulgaria
2004 February 11–15 Åsarna-Östersund, Sweden
2005 March 5–12 Levi, Finland
2007 February 23 - March 3 Moscow region, Russia
2009 March 3–8 Rusutsu, Japan
2011 March 20–28 Tänndalen, Sweden
2013 March 3–8 Ridder, Kazakhstan
2015 7–15 February Hamar, Norway
2017 6–12 March Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Classic/Long

This event was called "Classic distance" from 1975 to 1986. Since 1988 it is called "Long distance".

Men

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1975 Olavi Svanberg Jorma Karvonen Heimo Taskinen 23.4 km, 4 cp, 33 part.
1977 Örjan Svahn Pekka Pökälä Jorma Karvonen 22.0 km, 29 part.
1980 Pertti Tikka Jan-Erik Thorn Matti Väisänen 23.9 km, 9 cp, 38 part.
1982 Olavi Svanberg Pertti Tikka Sigurd Dæhli 20.5 km, 12 cp, 61 part.
1984 Anssi Juutilainen Stefan Larsson Pertti Tikka 19.6 km, 10 cp, 64 part.
1986 Claes Berglund Anssi Juutilainen Hannu Koponen 19.1 km, 8 cp, 69 part.
1988 Anssi Juutilainen Hannu Koponen Anders Björkman
1990 Anders Björkman Stig Mattsson Vidar Benjaminsen
1992 Vidar Benjaminsen Vesa Mäkipää Ivan Kuzmin 25.0 km, 12 cp, 65 part.
1994 Nicolo Corradini Lars Lystad Vladislav Kormtshikov 17.7 km, 14 cp, 60 part.
1996 Nicolo Corradini Vidar Benjaminsen Bertil Nordqvist 22.0 km, 25 cp, 78 part.
1998 Viktor Korchagin Pekka Varis Nicolo Corradini 21.0 km, 16 cp, 79 part.
2000 Vladislav Kormtshikov Jukka Lanki Andrei Gruzdev 64 participants
2002 Matti Keskinarkaus Eduard Khrennikov Raino Pesu
Bertil Nordqvist
19.85 km, 32 cp, 70 part.
2004 Eduard Khrennikov Tomas Löfgren Tommy Olsen 23.23 km, 28 cp, 63 part.
2005 Eduard Khrennikov Andrei Gruzdev Jukka Lanki 25.5 km, 37 cp, 59 part.
2007 Eduard Khrennikov Kirill Veselov Andrei Gruzdev 24.81 km, 48 cp, 69 part.
2009 Andrei Lamov Eduard Khrennikov Olli-Markus Taivainen
2011 Andrey Grigoriev Staffan Tunis Vladimir Barchukov

Women

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1975 Sinikka Kukkonen Agneta Mansson Lena Samuelsson 13.8 km, 2 cp, 16 participants
1977 Marianne Bogestedt Sonja Johannesson Sinikka Kukkonen 13.0 km, 18 participants
1980 Mirja Puhakka Kaija Silvennoinen Ann Larsson 15.6 km, 9 cp, 22 part.
1982 Arja Hannus Mirja Puhakka Sirpa Kukkonen 13.0 km, 8 cp, 41 part.
1984 Mirja Puhakka Lena Isaksson Ann Larsson 14.2 km, 5 cp, 46 part.
1986 Ragnhild Bratberg Arja Hannus Virpi Juutilainen 12.6 km, 5 cp, 45 part.
1988 Virpi Juutilainen Ragnhild Bratberg Sirpa Kukkonen 12.1 km, 6 cp, 36 part.
1990 Ragnhild Bratberg Arja Hannus Annika Zell 18.95 km, 9 cp, 34 part.
1992 Annika Zell Mirja Ojanen Arja Hannus 13.0 km, 8 cp, 53 part.
1994 Pepa Milusheva Virpi Juutilainen Maret Vaher 13.0 km, 13 cp, 54 part.
1996 Annika Zell Hilde G.Pedersen Arja Nuolioja 14.0 km, 18 cp, 51 part.
1998 Liisa Anttila Annika Zell Lena Hasselstrom 15.6 km, 18 cp, 61 part.
2000 Arja Hannus Liisa Anttila Hanna Kosonen 34 participants
2002 Lena Hasselstrom Erja Jokinen Mervi Väisänen 13.7 km, 22 cp, 41 part.
2004 Stine Hjermstad Kirkevik Hannele Valkonen Natalia Tomilova 15.94 km, 22 cp, 43 part.
2005 Tatiana Vlasova Natalia Tomilova Olga Shevchenko 18.1 km, 26 cp, 43 part.
2007 Tatiana Vlasova Hannele Valkonen Reenaas Marte 13.91 km, 31 cp, 49 part.
2009 Anastasia Kravchenko Barbora Chudíková Helene Söderlund
2011 Helene Söderlund Tatiana Kozlova Marte Reenaas

Short/Middle

This event was called "Short distance" from 1988 to 2000. Since 2002 it is called "Middle distance".

Men

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1988 Hannu Koponen Vidar Benjaminsen Anssi Juutilainen 9.2 km, 11 cp, 63 participants
1990 Anssi Juutilainen Vidar Benjaminsen Anders Björkman 12.31 km, 9 cp, 60 participants
1992 Vidar Benjaminsen Vesa Mäkipää Ivan Kuzmin 10.0 km, 12 cp, 65 participants
1994 Nicolo Corradini
Ivan Kuzmin
  Vidar Benjaminsen 7.7 km, 12 cp, 61 participants
1996 Bjorn Lans Vidar Benjaminsen Raino Pesu 8.0 km, 14 cp, 78 participants
1998 Raino Pesu Nerijus Šulčys Kjetil Ulven 10.8 km, 23 cp, 73 participants
2000 Nicolo Corradini Eduard Khrennikov Andrei Gruzdev 64 participants
2002 Eduard Khrennikov Andrei Gruzdev Kjetil Ulven 11.2 km, 64 participants
2004 Tomas Löfgren Tommy Olsen Arto Lilja 12.38 km, 36 cp, 68 participants
2005 Ruslan Gritsan
Andrei Gruzdev
  Eduard Khrennikov 12.7 km, 21 cp, 63 participants
2007 Eduard Khrennikov Staffan Tunis Kirill Veselov 11.48 km, 29 cp, 71 participants
2009 Olli-Markus Taivainen Staffan Tunis Matti Keskinarkaus
2011 Staffan Tunis Andrei Lamov Peter Arnesson

Women

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1988 Ragnhild Bratberg Virpi Juutilainen Sirpa Kukkonen 6.7 km, 8 cp, 35 participants
1990 Ragnhild Bratberg Virpi Juutilainen Arja Hannus 9.23 km, 9 cp, 34 participants
1992 Arja Hannus Virpi Juutilainen Annika Zell 7.0 km, 10 cp, 53 participants
1994 Virpi Juutilainen Sanna Savolainen
Hilde G. Pedersen
  5.5 km, 9 cp, 55 participants
1996 Arja Nuolioja Annika Zell Svetlana Haustova 6.0 km, 12 cp, 53 participants
1998 Annika Zell Lena Hasselstrom Liisa Anttila 8.6 km, 23 cp, 64 participants
2000 Tatiana Vlasova Lena Hasselstrom Liisa Anttila 32 participants
2002 Stina Grenholm Erja Jokinen Lena Hasselstrom 8.4 km, 42 participants
2004 Stine Hjermstad Kirkevik Marie Lund Stina Grenholm 9.03 km, 27 cp, 46 participants
2005 Tatiana Vlasova Erja Jokinen Stina Grenholm 10.1 km, 17 cp, 44 participants
2007 Tatiana Vlasova Liisa Anttila Natalia Tomilova 7.45 km, 20 cp, 49 participants
2009 Tatiana Vlasova Helene Söderlund Josefine Engström
2011 Polina Malchikova Alena Trapeznikova Stine Olsen Kirkevik

Sprint

This event was first held in 2002

Men

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2002 Andrei Gruzdev Viktor Korchagin Raino Pesu 4.2 km, 11 cp, 66 participants
2004 Eduard Khrennikov Bengt Leandersson Peter Arnesson 3.96 km, 21 cp, 73 participants
2005 Matti Keskinarkaus Bertil Nordqvist Tobias Aslund 3.9 km, 10 cp, 63 participants
2007 Eduard Khrennikov Vadim Tolstopyatov Staffan Tunis 3.84 km, 16 cp, 70 participants
2009 Andrei Lamov Olli-Markus Taivainen Staffan Tunis
2011 Olli-Markus Taivainen Staffan Tunis Peter Arnesson
2013 Peter Arnesson Andrei Lamov Kirill Veselov

Women

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2002 Lena Hasselstrom Erja Jokinen Tatiana Vlasova 3.3 km, 8 cp, 41 participants
2004 Tatiana Vlasova Liisa Anttila Stine Hjermstad Kirkevik 3.48 km, 19 cp, 48 participants
2005 Stine Hjermstad Kirkevik Erja Jokinen Katja Rajaniemi 3.6 km, 10 cp, 44 participants
2007 Tatiana Vlasova Olga Novikova Liisa Anttila
Tatiana Kozlova
2.79 km, 14 cp, 48 participants
2009 Hannele Tonna Helene Söderlund Tatiana Vlasova
2011 Tove Alexandersson Helene Söderlund Liisa Anttila

Relay

Men

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1975 Finland Sweden Switzerland
1977 Sweden Bulgaria Czechoslovakia
1980 Sweden Finland Bulgaria
1982 Sweden Norway Finland
1984 Sweden Finland Norway
1986 Norway Bulgaria Finland
1988 Finland Sweden Norway
1990 Sweden Finland Norway
1992 Finland Russia Norway
1994 Norway Finland Russia
1996 Sweden Finland Norway
1998 Russia Sweden Finland
2000 Russia Finland Sweden
2002 Russia Finland Sweden
2004 Russia Norway Finland
2005 Russia Finland Sweden
2007 Russia Sweden Switzerland
2009 Finland Russia Sweden
2011 Finland Sweden Norway

Women

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1975 Finland Sweden Great Britain
1977 Finland Sweden Czechoslovakia
1980 Finland Sweden Czechoslovakia
1982 Sweden Finland Norway
1984 Sweden Finland Bulgaria
1986 Norway Sweden Bulgaria
1988 Finland Norway Sweden
1990 Finland Sweden Norway
1992 Sweden Finland Norway
1994 Sweden Norway Finland
1996 Sweden Russia Finland
1998 Finland Sweden Norway
2000 Finland Sweden Russia
2002 Russia Sweden Finland
2004 Finland Russia Sweden
2005 Norway Sweden Finland
2007 Russia Finland Sweden
2009 Sweden Russia Czech Republic
2011 Russia Norway Finland

Mixed Relay

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2011 Russia
Andrey Grigoriev
Polina Malchikova
Sweden
Peter Arnesson
Finland
Matti Keskinarkaus
Liisa Anttila

See also

External links and references

  • World Ski Orienteering History
  • IOF International Orienteering Federation
  • Ski-WOC2009 World Ski Orienteering Championships
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