European Orienteering Championships

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.

European Orienteering Championships
Statusactive
Genresports event
Date(s)May–June
Frequencybiannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1962 (1962)
Organised byIOF

FormatEdit

The competition format has changed several times. From the beginning in 1962, the World Championships consisted of only two competitions: an individual race and an unofficial relay. The relay event was an official event for the first time in the 1964 European Championships. EOC was not arranged from 1964 to 2000. In 2000, a sprint race (roughly 12–15 minutes winning time). In 2002, a short distance race (roughly 20–25 minutes) was added. The middle distance (roughly 30–35 minutes) replaced the short distance in 2004 On IOF's 23rd congress in Lausanne in 2012, it was decided that a sprint relay event would be added in the 2016 European Orienteering Championships in Jeseník, Czech Republic.[1] The sprint relay are competed in urban areas and consists of four-orienteer mixed-gender teams with starting order woman-man-man-woman.

Current competition formatEdit

The current championship events are:

Forest EOC (even years)
Distance Winning Time Notes
Long distance 90–100 min Previously called classic distance
Middle distance 30–35 min Replaced short distance (20–25 min) in 2004
Relay 3 × 40 min Three-person teams
Urban EOC (odd years)
Distance Winning Time Notes
Sprint 12–15 min
Knock-out sprint 5–8 min First held in 2021
Sprint relay 4 × 12–15 min Four-person teams, two men and two women.

Host towns/citiesEdit

Year Date Place
1962 September 22–23   Løten, Norway
1964 September 26–27   Le Brassus, Switzerland
2000 June 30 - July 4   Truskavets, Ukraine
2002 September 25–30   Sümeg, Hungary
2004 July 10–17   Roskilde, Denmark
2006 May 7–14   Otepää, Estonia
2008 May 25 - June 1   Ventspils, Latvia
2010 May 27 - June 6   Primorsko,[2] Bulgaria
2012 May 14 - May 20   Falun, Sweden[3]
2014 April 9–16   Palmela, Portugal
2016 May 25–31   Jeseník, Czech Republic
2018 May 5–12   Cadempino, Switzerland
2020[4] August 16–23   Rakvere, Estonia
2021 May 13–16   Neuchâtel, Switzerland
2022 August 1 - 7   Rakvere, Estonia
2023 October 3 - 7   Verona, Italy
2024 August 15 - 20   Mór, Hungary
2025 August 20 - 24   TBA, Belgium

Individual/Classic/LongEdit

MenEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1962   Magne Lystad   Bertil Norman   Sivar Nordström 16.5 km, 13 controls (individual event)
1964   Erkki Kohvakka   Alex Schwager   Aimo Tepsell 15.0 km, 15 controls (individual event)
2000   Valentin Novikov   Marián Dávidík   Bjørnar Valstad Classic distance
2002   Thomas Bührer   Bjørnar Valstad   Emil Wingstedt 12.4 km, 23 controls
2004   Kalle Dalin   Mats Haldin   Emil Wingstedt 14.5 km, 29 controls
2006   Jani Lakanen   Daniel Hubmann   Olle Kärner 16.21 km, 33 controls
2008   Dmitry Tsvetkov   Daniel Hubmann   Emil Wingstedt 16.9 km, 33 controls
2010   Daniel Hubmann   Philippe Adamski   Fabian Hertner 17.3 km, 30 controls
2012   Olav Lundanes   Matthias Merz   Valentin Novikov 15.36 km, 33 controls
2014   Daniel Hubmann   Olav Lundanes   Fredrik Johansson 20.3 km, 30 controls
2016   Daniel Hubmann   Magne Daehli   Martin Regborn 16.1 km, 23 controls
2018   Olav Lundanes   Matthias Kyburz   Gernot Kerschbaumer 14.9 km
2022   Martin Regborn   Eskil Kinneberg   Elias Kuukka 17.29 km, 31 controls

WomenEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1962   Ulla Lindkvist   Marit Økern   Emy Gauffin 7.5 km, 7 controls (individual event)
1964   Margrit Thommen   Ann-Marie Wallsten   Ulla Lindkvist 8.1 km, 10 controls (individual event)
2000   Hanne Staff   Brigitte Wolf   Yvette Baker Classic distance
2002   Simone Niggli-Luder   Hanne Staff   Birgitte Husebye 6.7 km, 17 controls
2004   Simone Niggli-Luder   Emma Engstrand   Tatiana Ryabkina 9.6 km, 21 controls
2006   Simone Niggli-Luder   Heli Jukkola   Minna Kauppi 10.93 km, 25 controls
2008   Anne Margrethe Hausken   Tatiana Ryabkina   Emma Engstrand 11.0 km, 24 controls
2010   Simone Niggli-Luder   Dana Brožková   Helena Jansson 11.0 km, 26 controls
2012   Simone Niggli-Luder   Tatiana Ryabkina   Minna Kauppi 9.76 km, 24 controls
2014   Judith Wyder   Svetlana Mironova   Catherine Taylor 13.3 km, 23 controls
2016   Tove Alexandersson   Anne Margrethe Hausken   Svetlana Mironova 10.3 km, 15 controls
2018   Tove Alexandersson   Natalia Gemperle   Julia Gross 11.3 km
2022   Venla Harju   Tove Alexandersson   Marika Teini 12.93 km, 20 controls

MiddleEdit

MenEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2002   Michael Mamleev   Yuri Omeltchenko   Jamie Stevenson 5.2 km, 15 controls
2004   Thierry Gueorgiou   Jarkko Huovila   Emil Wingstedt 6.4 km, 22 controls
2006   Thierry Gueorgiou   Martins Sirmais   Valentin Novikov 6.7 km, 18 controls
2008   Thierry Gueorgiou   Martins Sirmais   Pasi Ikonen 6.7 km, 22 controls
2010   Valentin Novikov   Matthias Merz   Daniel Hubmann 6.4 km, 22 controls
2012   Olav Lundanes   Valentin Novikov   Carl Waaler Kaas 6.24 km, 23 controls
2014   Daniel Hubmann   Fabian Hertner   Thierry Gueorgiou 7.9 km, 22 controls
2016   Matthias Kyburz   Gustav Bergman   Lucas Basset 5.7 km, 24 controls
2018   Matthias Kyburz   Florian Howald   Olav Lundanes 5.4 km, 19 controls
2022   Albin Ridefelt   Anton Johansson   Gustav Bergman 6.3 km, 22 controls

WomenEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2002   Gunilla Svärd   Brigitte Wolf   Birgitte Husebye 4.5 km, 13 controls
2004   Hanne Staff   Dainora Alšauskaitė   Tatiana Ryabkina 5.3 km, 21 controls
2006   Minna Kauppi   Marianne Andersen   Heli Jukkola 5.679 km, 15 controls
2008   Heli Jukkola   Merja Rantanen   Minna Kauppi 5.2 km, 16 controls
2010   Simone Niggli-Luder   Signe Soes   Lena Eliasson 5.4 km, 22 controls
2012   Simone Niggli-Luder   Minna Kauppi   Tatiana Ryabkina 5.19 km, 18 controls
2014   Signe Søes   Maja Alm   Tove Alexandersson 6.4 km, 17 controls
2016   Tove Alexandersson   Judith Wyder   Marika Teini 5.0 km, 21 controls
2018   Marika Teini   Tove Alexandersson   Simona Aebersold 4.3 km, 16 controls
2018   Simona Aebersold   Evely Kaasiku   Venla Harju 5.3 km, 20 controls

Short/SprintEdit

MenEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2000   Valentin Novikov   Yuri Omeltchenko   Tore Sandvik Short distance
2002   Emil Wingstedt   Håkan Pettersson   Yuri Omeltchenko 3.2 km, 10 controls
2004   Emil Wingstedt   Andrey Khramov   Mårten Boström 3.0 km, 20 controls
2006   Emil Wingstedt   Jamie Stevenson   Andrey Khramov 3.07 km, 17 controls
2008   Emil Wingstedt   Daniel Hubmann   Andrey Khramov 3.3 km, 19 controls
2010   Fabian Hertner   Daniel Hubmann   Emil Wingstedt 3.3 km, 24 controls
2012   Jonas Leandersson   Kiril Nikolov   Jerker Lysell
  Daniel Hubmann
3.54 km, 20 controls
2014   Jonas Leandersson   Jerker Lysell   Martin Hubmann 2.8 km, 22 controls
2016   Matthias Kyburz   Gustav Bergman   Florian Howald 3.4 km, 22 controls
2018   Matthias Kyburz
  Daniel Hubmann
  Kristian Jones 4.2 km, 27 controls
2021   Emil Svensk   Yannick Michiels   Gustav Bergman 4.4 km, 25 controls[5]

WomenEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2000   Jenny Johansson   Simone Luder   Anna Górnicka-Antonowicz Short distance
2002   Vroni König-Salmi   Elisabeth Ingvaldsen   Anne Margrethe Hausken 2.85 km, 11 controls
2004   Simone Niggli-Luder   Jenny Johansson   Emma Engstrand 2.5 km, 16 controls
2006   Simone Niggli-Luder   Marianne Andersen   Minna Kauppi 2.73 km, 14 controls
2008   Anne Margrethe Hausken   Heli Jukkola   Helena Jansson 2.5 km, 14 controls
2010   Helena Jansson   Simone Niggli-Luder   Maja Alm 2.8 km, 21 controls
2012   Simone Niggli-Luder   Lena Eliasson   Maja Alm 3.21 km, 16 controls
2014   Judith Wyder   Nadiya Volynska   Julia Gross 2.3 km, 19 controls
2016   Judith Wyder   Nadiya Volynska   Maja Alm
  Galina Vinogradova
3.0 km, 18 controls
2018   Tove Alexandersson   Judith Wyder   Natalia Gemperle 3.8 km, 23 controls
2021   Tove Alexandersson   Elena Roos   Simona Aebersold 4.0 km, 21 controls[6]

RelayEdit

MenEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1962   Finland
Aimo Tepsell
Esko Vainio
Rolf Koskinen
Erkki Kohvakka
  Sweden
Bertil Norman
Per-Olof Skogum
Sven Gustafsson
Halvard Nilsson
  Norway
Per Kristiansen
Ola Skarholt
Knut Berglia
Magne Lystad
not part of the Championship
1964   Finland
Juhani Salmenkylä
Rolf Koskinen
Aimo Tepsell
Erkki Kohvakka
  Norway
Ola Skarholt
Per Kristiansen
Magne Lystad
Stig Berge
  Sweden
Sven-Olof Åsberg
Sven Gustavsson
Bertil Norman
Pontus Carlson
2000   Switzerland
Matthias Niggli
Christoph Platner
Thomas Bührer
  Czech Republic
Vladimír Lučan
Michal Jedlička
Rudolf Ropek
  Sweden
Fredrik Löwegren
Thomas Asp
Jörgen Olsson
2002   Finland
Jani Lakanen
Pasi Ikonen
Mats Haldin
  Sweden
Johan Näsman
Fredrik Löwegren
Emil Wingstedt
  Denmark
Mikkel Lund
René Rokkjær
Carsten Jørgensen
2004   Finland
Jarkko Huovila
Pasi Ikonen
Mats Haldin
  Denmark
Chris Terkelsen
René Rokkjær
Carsten Jørgensen
  Sweden
Kalle Dalin
Johan Modig
Emil Wingstedt
2006   Sweden
Niclas Jonasson
Peter Öberg
David Andersson
  France
Francois Gonon
Damien Renard
Thierry Gueorgiou
  Norway
Lars Skjeset
Carl Waaler Kaas
Øystein Kvaal Østerbø
2008   Russia
Dmitry Tsvetkov
Andrey Khramov
Valentin Novikov
  Switzerland
Baptiste Rollier
Matthias Merz
Daniel Hubmann
  Finland
Jarkko Huovila
Pasi Ikonen
Mats Haldin
2010   Switzerland
Matthias Müller
Fabian Hertner
Matthias Merz
  France
Frédéric Tranchand
Philippe Adamski
Thierry Gueorgiou
  Norway
Holger Hott
Carl Waaler Kaas
Olav Lundanes
2012   Switzerland
Martin Hubmann
Matthias Müller
Matthias Kyburz
  Sweden
Jonas Leandersson
Fredrik Johansson
Anders Holmberg
  France
Frédéric Tranchand
Philippe Adamski
François Gonon
2014   Sweden
Jonas Leandersson
Fredrik Johansson
Gustav Bergman
  Czech Republic
Jan Petržela
Vojtěch Král
Jan Prochazka
  France
Frédéric Tranchand
Lucas Basset
Thierry Gueorgiou
2016   Switzerland
Martin Hubmann
Florian Howald
Baptiste Rollier
  Norway
Carl Godager Kaas
Magne Daehli
Eskil Kinneberg
  Czech Republic
Vojtěch Král
Jan Petrzela
Jan Sedivy
2018   Norway
Eskil Kinneberg
Magne Daehli
Olav Lundanes
  Switzerland
Florian Howald
Matthias Kyburz
Daniel Hubmann
  France
Nicolas Rio
Lucas Basset
Frederic Tranchand
2022   Norway
Magne Daehli
Kasper Harlem Fosser
Eskil Kinneberg
  Sweden
Viktor Svensk
Isac von Krusenstierna
Max Peter Bejmer
  Switzerland
Daniel Hubmann
Florian Howald
Matthias Kyburz

WomenEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1962   Sweden
Siri Lundkvist
Emy Gauffin
Ulla Lindkvist
  Norway
Lillis Kielland
Babben Enger
Marit Økern
  Switzerland
Margrit Thommen
Sonja Ballestad
Käthi von Salis
not part of the Championship
1964   Sweden
Ann-Marie Wallsten
Eivor Steen-Olsson
Ulla Lindkvist
  Switzerland
Käthi von Salis
Marlies Saxer
Margrit Thommen
  Denmark
Ellen Berg
Bodil Jakobsen
Karin Agesen
2000   Norway
Elisabeth Ingvaldsen
Birgitte Husebye
Hanne Staff
  Sweden
Katarina Allberg
Maria Sandström
Jenny Johansson
  Great Britain
Jenny James
Yvette Baker
Heather Monro
2002   Norway
Elisabeth Ingvaldsen
Birgitte Husebye
Hanne Staff
  Switzerland
Brigitte Wolf
Vroni König-Salmi
Simone Niggli-Luder
  Lithuania
Giedre Voveriene
Vilma Rudzenskaite
Ieva Sargautyte
2004   Sweden
Karolina Arewång-Höjsgaard
Jenny Johansson
Gunilla Svärd
  Norway
Marianne Andersen
Elisabeth Ingvaldsen
Hanne Staff
  Russia
Natalia Korzhova
Olga Belozerova
Tatiana Ryabkina
2006   Finland
Paula Haapakoski
Heli Jukkola
Minna Kauppi
  Switzerland
Lea Müller
Vroni König-Salmi
Simone Niggli
  Sweden
Emma Engstrand
Kajsa Nilsson
Karolina Arewång-Höjsgaard
2008   Sweden
Lina Persson
Emma Engstrand
Helena Jansson
  Russia
Natalia Korzhova
Yulia Novikova
Tatiana Ryabkina
  Finland
Katri Lindeqvist
Merja Rantanen
Minna Kauppi
2010   Sweden
Karolina A-Höjsgaard
Lena Eliasson
Helena Jansson
  Finland
Merja Rantanen
Anni-Maija Fincke
Minna Kauppi
  Switzerland
Vroni König-Salmi
Caroline Cejka
Simone Niggli-Luder
2012   Russia
Natalia Efimova
Svetlana Mironova
Tatiana Ryabkina
  Finland
Sofia Haajanen
Merja Rantanen
Minna Kauppi
  Sweden
Annika Billstam
Lina Strand
Tove Alexandersson
2014   Switzerland
Julia Gross
Sabine Hauswirth
Judith Wyder
  Sweden
Lilian Forsgren
Karolin Ohlsson
Alva Olsson
  Russia
Julia Novikova
Irina Nyberg
Natalia Gemperle
2016   Finland
Sari Anttonen
Marika Teini
Merja Rantanen
  Sweden
Lina Strand
Emma Johansson
Tove Alexandersson
  Russia
Anastasia Rudnaya
Natalia Gemperle
Svetlana Mironova
2018   Switzerland
Judith Wyder
Elena Roos
Julia Gross
  Sweden
Lina Strand
Sara Hagström
Karolin Ohlsson
  Denmark
Cecilie Klysner
Ida Bobach
Maja Alm
2022   Sweden
Lina Strand
Sara Hagström
Tove Alexandersson
  Czech Republic
Vendula Horčičková
Adéla Finstrlová
Tereza Janošíková
  Norway
Ane Dyrkorn
Marie Olaussen
Andrine Benjaminsen

Sprint relayEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2016   Russia
Natalia Gemperle
Gleb Tikhonov
Andrey Khramov
Galina Vinogradova
  Denmark
Cecilie Klysner
Tue Lassen
Søren Bobach
Maja Alm
  Switzerland
Judith Wyder
Andreas Kyburz
Martin Hubmann
Rahel Friederich
2018   Switzerland
Judith Wyder
Florian Howald
Martin Hubmann
Elena Roos
  Sweden
Lina Strand
Emil Svensk
Jonas Leandersson
Karolin Ohlsson
  Norway
Sigrid Alexandersen
Trond Einar Moen Pedersli
Øystein Kvaal Østerbø
Andrine Benjaminsen
2021[7]   Switzerland
Simona Aebersold
Joey Hadorn
Matthias Kyburz
Elena Roos
  Sweden
Lina Strand
Gustav Bergman
Emil Svensk
Sara Hagstrom
  Norway
Victoria Haestad Bjornstad
Eskil Kinneberg
Kasper Harlem Fosser
Andrine Benjaminsen

See alsoEdit

External links and referencesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sprint Relay in EOC 2016 Programme". EOC 2016. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  2. ^ Host town of EOC 2010
  3. ^ "Bulletin 1 of EOC 2012 in Falun/Mora/Orsa" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-11-26. Retrieved 2010-08-09.
  4. ^ Event cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  5. ^ "- IOF World Ranking".
  6. ^ "- IOF World Ranking".
  7. ^ "IOF Eventor - Official results for Orienteering World Cup Round 1 with European Orienteering Championships 2021 - Sprint Relay".