World Cup 2021 – Back on track

After the cancelled 2020 season, the World Cup is back for 2021. The program is strong and the World Cup Consortium is proud to present organisers keen to arrange good competitions.

Orienteering World Cup 2020:

Comp. Date Format Event Country
1 13 May Sprint Relay World Cup round 1 with European Championships Switzerland
2 14-15 May Knock-Out Sprint
3 16 May Sprint
4 12 August Long Distance World Cup round 2 Sweden
5 14 August Middle Distance
6 15 August Relay
7 30 September Long Distance World Cup round 3 Italy
8 2 October Middle Distance
9 3 October Sprint Relay

The program is kicking off in Neuchâtel, Switzerland in May. The competitions were planned for 2020 and are now spiced up with European Championships status. The program follows the championships model and is fully sprint focused. The winding and narrow streets and alleys of Neuchâtel will for sure place high demands on the athletes.

The Nokian Tyres World Championships in Czech Republic will take place in July, between World Cup rounds 1 and 2.

The second round of the World Cup will be contested in the mountains at Idre Fjäll, Sweden, in August. The round in Idre Fjäll had always been planned for 2021 but moves from spring to early fall. The round is fully focused on forest formats and is characterized by true wilderness terrain.

Italy is hosting the third and final round of the 2021 World Cup. The competition were originally planned for 2020 and the program has changed a bit. The first two races are both individual and will be held in the beautiful Cansiglio forest, high up in the Italian Prealps. The World Cup season 2021 will close with a Sprint Relay in Cortina d’Ampezzo on Sunday 3rd of October.

– The program is well balanced and athletes will need to show a broad set of skills to attain the World Cup title”, says IOF CEO Tom Hollowell.
He continues;
– We were of course disappointed to have to cancel the 2020 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic but the World Cup will return in 2021 with a strong presence in the calendar.

The prize money schedule is found in the bulletins. The overall winners will be rewarded with Euro 5000, which is considerably higher than previous years. Winning a single race is rewarded with Euro 1000.

New bulletins can be found in IOF Eventor here;