WOC 2029 awarded to Sweden

The forest World Orienteering Championships in 2029 will take place in Örnskjoldsvik, Sweden.

That was decided by IOF Council during a meeting on Friday.

WOC 2029 will be the fifth World Championships taking place in Sweden – the most recent being WOC 2016 in Strömstad.

Sweden also made a bid for the World Orienteering Championships in 2027 and was praised for their bid of high quality.

The coming World Orienteering Championships are: 2024 Scotland (Sprint), 2025 Finland (Forest), 2026 Italy (Sprint), 2027 Hungary (Forest)

Photo: Sweden won the WOC 2023 women’s relay in Switzerland. By Thomi Studhalter