50th World Military Championship in Orienteering 2017

The Finnish Defence Forces will host the International Military Sports Council’s (CISM) 50th World Military Orienteering Championship (WMOC) from 10-16 June 2017 in the town and municipality of Hamina. In this jubilee event, the WMOC competition programme features competitions in three distances: Middle distance, Long distance, and Relay.

Approximately 260 military athletes and a hundred team leaders representing up to 30 countries are expected to take part in the competitions with details on the participating countries due in March.

The underlying theme of the championships is the CISM motto: "Friendship through Sport".

The Army Academy is responsible for the competition arrangements.

Finland will host these championships for the sixth time in 2017, with the previous venues for the WMOC having been Dragsvik in 1968, Hämeenlinna in 1976, Lahti in 1984, Säkylä in 1995, and Lappeenranta in 2005.

The Finnish Defence Forces hosted the CISM’s World Military Skiing Championship the previous time in Sodankylä and Levi in 2014.

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Finland achieved two medals in the CISM World Military Orienteering Championship

Finland achieved two medals in the CISM World Military Orienteering Championship

The highest number of medals in orienteering was achieved by Estonia, Russia, and Poland.
16.6.2017 | 9.30
Poland and Russia the gold medalists in the relay race

Poland and Russia the gold medalists in the relay race

Poland and Russia were the best nations on the closing day of the World Military Orienteering Championships 2017 in Hamina.
15.6.2017 | 16.30
50 CISM World Military Orienteering Championships

50 CISM World Military Orienteering Championships

For fifty times now military athletes have competed for the CISM World Military Orienteering Championships. Of these fifty venues, Finland has hosted the championships for six times, and Sweden, Norway as well as Brazil each for five times.
14.6.2017 | 9.47
Mironova and Sild now double champions in Hamina – Polish athletes surprised with two

Mironova and Sild now double champions in Hamina – Polish athletes surprised with two

After their successful middle distance competition on Monday, Russian Svetlana Mironova and Estonian Timo Sild were again the strongest orienteers in Tuesdays’ long distance race in the World Military Championships in Orienteering.
13.6.2017 | 17.52
Sild and Mironova won the gold medals in the middle distance

Sild and Mironova won the gold medals in the middle distance

The World Military Championships in Orienteering commenced with the middle distance race in the Mustalampi terrain. Altogether 158 men and 56 women challenged themselves in the drizzle and temperature of 15 degrees Celsius.
12.6.2017 | 17.27
Start lists, results and GPS tracking

Start lists, results and GPS tracking

You can link from this page to start lists, results and GPS tracking.
11.6.2017 | 19.19
The Athletes Became Acquinted With the Finnish Terrain in Model Event

The Athletes Became Acquinted With the Finnish Terrain in Model Event

Sunday was a model event day in the World Military Orienteering Championships in Hamina. The participants familiarized with the terrain to know what kind of challenges are waiting them on the coming days.
11.6.2017 | 18.01
WMOC2017 Opening Speech

WMOC2017 Opening Speech

The Finnish Defence Force´s Chief of Education Brigadier General Jukka Sonninen’s Opening Speech
11.6.2017 | 16.43
Team Manual FINAL VERSION

Team Manual FINAL VERSION

Enclosed the final version of the WMOC2017 Team Manual
10.6.2017 | 10.00
The Athletes of WMOC2017

The Athletes of WMOC2017

Enclosed you will find the names of participating athletes in WMOC2017.
9.6.2017 | 17.03