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World Orienteering Day - A continued success

Fri, 2017-06-23 00:00
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...

Did you see orienteering on BBC Breakfast?

Fri, 2017-06-23 00:00
Did you catch Mike Bushell BBC One Breakfast Sports Presenter on Saturday morning (17 June 2017) taking part in South East Lancs Orienteering Club event at Media City, Manchester?

British Orienteering supporting Women in Sport Week

Fri, 2017-06-23 00:00
19-25 June 2017

World Orienteering Championships to be Broadcast Worldwide

Thu, 2017-06-22 00:00
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

Sat, 2017-06-17 00:00
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

Sat, 2017-06-17 00:00
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 ...

Key milestones achieved along the way!

Fri, 2017-06-16 00:00
17 June 1967 - 17 June 2017 British Orienteering celebrates 50 years! Highlighting some of the key milestones achieved along the way!

50th Anniversary Fasteners

Thu, 2017-06-15 00:00
British Orienteering safety pin-less 50th anniversary fasteners – now available!

Mike Bushell BBC One Breakfast Sports Presenter takes part in orienteering!

Thu, 2017-06-15 00:00
British Orienteering was delighted to welcome Mike Bushell BBC Breakfast Sports Presenter to take part in an exciting orienteering course taking him around Media City.

Celebrating 50 years of British Orienteering

Thu, 2017-06-15 00:00
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

Mon, 2017-06-05 00:00
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

Fri, 2017-06-02 00:00
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.

Tayside Orienteers welcomed participants at Perth's Riverside Park

Fri, 2017-06-02 00:00
Tayside Orienteers held a fun score activity at Perth's Riverside Park in glorious evening sunshine, welcoming 25 people, a mix of club members and some new faces keen to try out the sport.

British Sprint and Middle Championships - Entries now open

Thu, 2017-06-01 00:00
Entries for the British Sprint and Middle Championships are now open! You can enter the Championships through the SI Entries website here.

Looking back to another successful World Orienteering Day!

Tue, 2017-05-30 00:00
Wednesday 24 May 2017, saw the second ever World Orienteering Day took place.

The British Army takes part in World Orienteering Day 2017!

Thu, 2017-05-25 00:00
Yesterday saw only the second ever World Orienteering Day with thousands of participants taking part in different events and activities throughout the UK. 

Bronze! In the World Cup Mixed Sprint Relay

Wed, 2017-05-24 00:00
Congratulations to Cat Taylor, Peter Hodkinson, Ralph street and Tessa strain who have finished 3rd in the Mixed Sprint Relay in Turku, Finland! A fantastic achievement!

The National Office joins in with World Orienteering Day!

Wed, 2017-05-24 00:00
The British Orienteering National Office made the most of the glorious World Orienteering Day weatherand ran a fun Xplorer event around the grounds of the Head Office at Scholes Mill in Tansley, near Matlock in their lunch hour today.

World Orienteering Day is Today!

Wed, 2017-05-24 00:00
Wednesday 24 May 2017

Great Britain has two strong teams taking part in the World Cup Sprint Relay tonight in Finland.

Wed, 2017-05-24 00:00
Timed to coincide with World Orienteering Day, the relay will take place in the heart of the Finnish city of Turku. With around 30 teams competing, the racing will be fast, furious and exciting. You can follow all the action here.

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