Follow Orienteering World Cup


The World Cup in 2020 is cancelled due to the outbrake of corona. None of the planned 9 competions will take place.



The World Cup 2021 is back to its expected format; three events with a total of nine races. Six of the nine events are individual races while each of the three events also offers one relay each.

The program:

Date Format Event Location
13 May Sprint Relay World Cup round 1 with European Championships



14-15 May Knock-Out Sprint
16 May Sprint
12 August Long Distance World Cup round 2 Idre Fjäll,
14 August Middle Distance
15 August Relay
30 September Long Distance World Cup round 3 Cansiglio,
2 October Middle Distance
3 October Sprint Relay

The first round, in Switzerland, was originally planned for 2020. It also has status of European Championships and is fully sprint focused. The event follows the championship formula with Sprint, Knock-Out Sprint and Sprint Relay.

The second round, in Sweden in August, was originally scgeduled for June 2021 and as the first round of the year. With the changes of other events, the new date will allow teams to fully focus on the Nokian Tyres World Championships in July. The program in Sweden is fully forest focused.

The decisive round, in Italy, is moved from 2020. The program still includes the planned Long Distance and Middle Distance. New is that the very final race will be a Sprint Relay.

Most of the races, if not all, will be broadcasted live on and on national TV in several countries.

The three venues are competing about having the largest wow factor; the picturesque and charming Swiss town Nuechâtel, the wilderness of the Swedish Idre Fjäll or the stunning beauty of Italian Cansiglio dressed in autumn colours.

More can be read in the Pre-Bulletin


Previous years

Link to events and results for previous world cup years