Visit of International Orienteering federation controllers

From the 12th to the 15th of May two International Orienteering federation controllers – Daniel Leibundgut and Urs Hofer – visited Latvia to survey event arenas in Riga and Sigulda where World Orienteering Championships 2018 will be held. All the organizational questions were discussed and the plan for further visits till WOC 2018 was made.

On the 14th of May controllers participated in the Latvian Championships in Long distance and also got acquainted with the job of our IT/TV command.

Next meeting with the IOF inspectors will take place during WOC2017 in Estonia.

Our organising WOC team who participated in the meeting:
Guntars Mankus – WOC2018 Nacional director
Inese Purgaile - WOC2018 Event Secretary
Indulis Peilāns – WOC2018 The Director of the Map and Distance service
Kārlis Osis – WOC2018 IT Department director
Jānis Lazdāns – WOC2018 Director


On behalf of the Latvian Orienteering federation (LOF), this May we would like to invite you to participate in the World Ranking events (WRE) in Latvia. We offer competitions which will be held in similar terrains as the 2017 World Orienteering Championships in Estonia and 2017 World Orienteering Cup in Latvia, as well as the 2018 World Orienteering Championships in Latvia.
In this year’s first Latvian National Orienteering championship orienteers will compete for medals in the sprint race. The competition will take place on the 6th of May in one of the biggest cities in Latvia – Liepāja – which is located on the Baltic seashore. The competition centre will be placed at Liepājas Seaside park. More information can be found in the Bulletin: The registration for Elite classes men (M21E) and women (W21E) is possible via the IOF Event Management System EVENTOR:
On the 7th of Mayorienteers will have the ability to compete against the strongest runners of the Baltic countries in sprint relay (Bulletin: Terrain in both distances – mixed construction with irregular street network, park area and seaside dunes. But the day before, on the 5th of May, there will be a special event – an indoor orienteering competition in the concert hall “Liepājas Dzintars”.
At the end of the next week, on the 14th of May, in the northern Latvia, the Latvian National Orienteering championship in long distance will be held. Terrain is mostly mixed forest with different runnability, expressed relief forms, different size and shape swaps. We would like to note that the event area is only 20 km away from the 2017 World Orienteering Championships competition centre in Estonia, so the terrain is very similar (Bulletin: The registration for Elite classes men (M21E) and women (W21E) via the IOF Event Management System EVENTOR:
As different orienteering sport events on the summer season in Latvia are accessible every day, we invite everyone to spend the week between both WRE by participating in competitions organized by local Latvian orienteering clubs. More details can be found at:


Please request your reservation by sending e-mail to
Reserved dates are 23-27.08.2017. If additional days are needed, please let us know ASAP, as places might not be available closer to summer!

HOTEL TIGRA [fully booked]
30-35 EUR per night, per person, in a double/twin room with breakfast.
Full board 50-55 EUR.
Driving time to Cesis - 5 min, to middle distance - 10 min. Location
Training maps available nearby.

HOTEL MELTURI [only 12 places left]
20-25 EUR per night, per person, in a double/twin room with breakfast. Shared/private bathrooms.
Dinner available upon request, lunch not available in the hotel.
Driving time to event centres - 10 min.
Location map: 
Training maps available nearby.

HOTEL CĒSIS [fully booked]
40 EUR per night, per person, in a double room with breakfast. Full board 60 EUR.
Next to the sprint arena!
Location map:

10-13 EUR per night, per person. In the room 2-7 persons, shared bathrooms. Possibility to order food.
Driving time to Cesis - 5 min, to middle distance - 10 min.
Location map:
Training maps available nearby.

12 EUR per person, for a team up to 7 persons.
Shared bathroom, big room. Full board 32 EUR. Swimming place next to house! Less than 10
min driving to the event centres.
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1, 2, 3, 4  bed rooms. Full board 47EUR per night. The same hotel where accomodation for Euromeeting 2016 was offered.
35 min drive from event centre
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WCUP 2017/ WOC 2018 Training Camp 2  will be held at May/June 2017

You can find more  information about trainings  here: TRAINING POSSIBILITIES


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