WORLD CUP 2017 BULLETIN No. 1 + 2.

ORGANISATION
Event Director: Jānis Lazdāns
Event Secretary: Inese Purgaile
IT Manager: Kārlis Osis
Media: Aija Pakalna
Mappers: Leonīds Malankovs,  Igors Bužs
Course planners: Aigars Leiboms, Juris Knēts

EVENT CONTROLLERS
IOF Senior Event Adviser: Rimas Jovaisas / LTU
IOF Assistant SEA: Vitalijus Paulauskas / LTU
Event Controller: Guntars Mankus / LAT

PROGRAMME
23.08. WEDNESDAY
Free training

24.08. THURSDAY
Model Event
Team leaders’ meeting

25.08. FRIDAY - Arena Ozolkalns
Middle distance, IOF World Cup,
Team leaders’ meeting

26.08. SATURDAY - Arena Ozolkalns
RELAY
Public competition “Cēsis OPEN”
Team leaders’ meeting

27.08. SUNDAY - Arena Cēsis
Sprint distance Q & F, IOF World Cup
Public competition “Cēsis OPEN”

EMBARGOED AREAS
Embargoed areas apply to all potential WC2017 (round 3) competitors, team officials, and other persons who, through knowledge of the terrain, may influence the results of the competitions or may be in a position to give information to the team members. The embargoed area can be viewed from the link.

MAP AND TERRAIN
Middle distance and Relay
Map › ISOM 2000, 2016.-2017., scale 1:10’000, contours 5 m, mapper Leonîds Malankovs
Terrain › A ravine with side ravines on the left-hand bank of the Gauja River. Spruce forest, passability from good to hard.
› Occasional undergrowth and fallen trees which obstruct the running. Height difference in the slope 85m.
› Roads of various categories.

Sprint distance Q
Map › ISSOM 2007, 2017, scale 1:4’000, contour 2 m, mapper Igors Bužs.
Terrain › The southern part of the Cēsis city. The terrain features family houses, apartment houses and public buildings.
The map covers a part the Old Town.
Height difference 15 m.

Sprint distance F
Map › ISSOM 2007, 2017, scale 1:4’000, contour 2 m, mapper Igors Bužs.
Terrain › Old Town of Cēsis with city parks.
Height difference 30 m.


CLIMATE
In August, the average temperature is 17°C, ranging from 15°C to 23°C. There are 15-20 rainless days in August.

CLASSES, PARTICIPATION AND STARTING ORDER
The Competition Rules for IOF Foot Orienteering Events (valid from 1 January 2017, and special rules for the 2017 world cup in orienteering published on the IOF website www.orienteering.org) apply to all competitions.

In the individual competitions, in each of the men’s and women’s events the leading 6 Federations (according to the IOF World Federation League as of 1 January 2017) may enter 8 competitors, and all other Federations may enter 6 competitors. In addition to this all 2016 individual World Champions have a personal place.

Middle distance competition.
The start order is determined strictly by the standing of the IOF Middle/Long Distance World Rankings as published on 23 August 2017* (leader starts last) with a start interval of 2 minutes. If more than 70 entries are received, start interval will be reduced to 90 seconds.

Sprint competition with a qualification and final.
The sprint qualification will consist of three equally strong heats, drawn according to the provisions of
rule 12.8. The starting order in each qualification race is determined strictly by the standing of the IOF Sprint World Rankings as published on 25 August 2017* (leader starts last) with a start interval of 1 minute. The leading 15 athletes from each heat qualify for the A final and the remaining competitors qualify for the B final, with the starting sequence in each final as determined by rule 12.9.

* References to IOF World Rankings at a particular date mean the rankings as at 21:00 local time on that day.

COURSE LENGTHS AND WINNING TIMES
According to Competition rules 16.9

MAP SCALE, CONTOUR INTERVAL
Middle Distance 1:10000, 5 m contours
Relay 1:10000, 5 m contours
Sprint 1:4000, 2 m contours

PUNCHING SYSTEM
SPORTIdent punching system.
In Sprint distance touch-free SPORTident Air+ punching system will be used. Air+ chips will be provided by the organisers.

COMPETITION CLOTHING
Full body cover recommended for the Middle distance and Relay. As to Sprint, running shoes with studs are allowed only for the Sprint Finals.

REGISTRATION
Entries via IOF Eventor. The entry form will be available from December 2016: https://eventor.orienteering.org/Events/Show/5394
Entries are done by the National team manager.

INITIAL ENTRIES
The following information shall be filled via Eventor:
- Number of competitors per race (men and women)
- Number of team officials (men and women)
- Number of teams for the Relay
- Team manager: Name, address, phone, e-mail
Initial Entry Deadline: 15 July 2017.

NAME ENTRIES
Name entries have to be made no later than 13 August 2017 via Eventor.

Please note that the name entries can only be accepted if the initial entry has been done by the national federation by 15 July 2017.

ENTRY FEES
Middle 40.- €
Relay 150.- € / team
Sprint 50.- €
Accreditation fee athletes 20.- € all 3 days
Accreditation fee team officials 20.- € all 3 days
NB! Entry fees must be paid by 17 August 2017. Please note that a late payment fee of + 100% per person will be charged for late payments.


BANK INFORMATION
The payment should be transferred to the Latvian Orienteering Federation bank account.
IMPORTANT – all bank charges shall be covered by the payer.

Payment details:
LATVIJAS ORIENTÇÐANÂS FEDERÂCIJA
(LATVIAN ORIENTEERING FEDERATION)
Registration No.: 40008021960
IBAN: LV14RIKO0002013111372
DNB Banka
SWIFT: RIKOLV2X
Address: Grostonas iela 6b, Riga, LV-1013, Latvia

Please write to lof@lof.lv to request an invoice.

TRANSPORT
The distance from the Riga International Airport (RIX) to Cēsis is 100km. It takes 1 hour and 40 minutes by car. We recommend using the car rentals located in the
airport. From the Riga City centre, one can easily get to Cēsis also by train or by bus. More information: www.1188.lv/transport
The organisers may help the teams with transport arrangements from their hotels to the arenas upon request.

VISAS
Nationals of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and any third-country national holding a residence permit of a Schengen State do not need a visa to enter Latvia. For more information, please refer to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs www.mfa.gov.lv

MEDIA
Media contact – Aija Pakalna, aijapakalna@gmail.com.
Phone +371 28720436.

TRAINING POSSIBILITIES
A variety of training maps and information about training camps will be made available on the competition website www.wcup2017.lv/training-opportunities/ and https://eventor.orienteering.org/Events/Show/5394

ACCOMMODATION
More information find in www.wcup2017.lv/accomodation/.

OLD MAPS
Old maps find in www.wcup2017.lv/old-maps.


CONTACT INFORMATION
Event Director:
Jânis Lazdāns, janis.lazdans@woc2018.lv

Event Secretary:
Inese Purgaile, info@woc2018.lv
Phone +371 29751855

Event website:
www.wcup2017.lv

TOURIST INFORMATION
www.tourism.cesis.lv/en/start-page/
www.entergauja.com

EVENT CENTRE
The Event Centre will be in Cēsis, in the premises of the Cēsis Primary School No. 2.

PTRINT VERSION OF BULLETIN - http://www.wcup2017.lv/augsuplades/files/WCup2017_web.pdf

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IOF LOF Cesis Amatas Novads Ozolkalns

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