European Orienteering Championships

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The European Orienteering Championships were first held in 1962. They have been held biennially since 2000.

The current championship events are:

  • Relay - for three-person teams
  • Long distance
  • Middle distance
  • Sprint

Host towns/cities[edit]

Year Date Place
1962 September 22–23 Norway Løten, Norway
1964 September 26–27 Switzerland Le Brassus, Switzerland
2000 June 30 - July 4 Ukraine Truskavets, Ukraine
2002 September 25–30 Hungary Sümeg, Hungary
2004 July 10–17 Denmark Roskilde, Denmark
2006 May 7–14 Estonia Otepää, Estonia
2008 May 25 - June 1 Latvia Ventspils, Latvia
2010 May 27 - June 6 Bulgaria Primorsko,[1] Bulgaria
2012 May 14 - May 20 Sweden Falun, Sweden[2]
2014 April 9–16 Portugal Palmela, Portugal
2016 May 25–31 Czech Republic Jeseník, Czech Republic

Individual/Classic/Long[edit]

Men[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1962 Norway Magne Lystad Sweden Bertil Norman Sweden Sivar Nordström 16.5 km, 13 controls (individual event)
1964 Finland Erkki Kohvakka Switzerland Alex Schwager Finland Aimo Tepsell 15.0 km, 15 controls (individual event)
2000 Russia Valentin Novikov Slovakia Marian Davidik Norway Bjørnar Valstad Classic distance
2002 Switzerland Thomas Bührer Norway Bjørnar Valstad Sweden Emil Wingstedt 12.4 km, 23 controls
2004 Sweden Kalle Dalin Finland Mats Haldin Sweden Emil Wingstedt 14.5 km, 29 controls
2006 Finland Jani Lakanen Switzerland Daniel Hubmann Estonia Olle Kärner 16.21 km, 33 controls
2008 Russia Dmitry Tsvetkov Switzerland Daniel Hubmann Sweden Emil Wingstedt 16.9 km, 33 controls
2010 Switzerland Daniel Hubmann France Philippe Adamski Switzerland Fabian Hertner 17.3 km, 30 controls
2012 Norway Olav Lundanes Switzerland Matthias Merz Russia Valentin Novikov 15.36 km, 33 controls

Women[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1962 Sweden Ulla Lindkvist Norway Marit Økern Sweden Emy Gauffin 7.5 km, 7 controls (individual event)
1964 Switzerland Margrit Thommen Sweden Ann-Marie Wallsten Sweden Ulla Lindkvist 8.1 km, 10 controls (individual event)
2000 Norway Hanne Staff Switzerland Brigitte Wolf United Kingdom Yvette Baker Classic distance
2002 Switzerland Simone Niggli-Luder Norway Hanne Staff Norway Birgitte Husebye 6.7 km, 17 controls
2004 Switzerland Simone Niggli-Luder Sweden Emma Engstrand Russia Tatiana Ryabkina 9.6 km, 21 controls
2006 Switzerland Simone Niggli-Luder Finland Heli Jukkola Finland Minna Kauppi 10.93 km, 25 controls
2008 Norway Anne Margrethe Hausken Russia Tatiana Ryabkina Sweden Emma Engstrand 11.0 km, 24 controls
2010 Switzerland Simone Niggli-Luder Czech Republic Dana Brozkova Sweden Helena Jansson 11.0 km, 26 controls
2012 Switzerland Simone Niggli-Luder Russia Tatiana Ryabkina Finland Minna Kauppi 9.76 km, 24 controls

Middle[edit]

Men[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2002 Russia Michael Mamleev Ukraine Yuri Omeltchenko United Kingdom Jamie Stevenson 5.2 km, 15 controls
2004 France Thierry Gueorgiou Finland Jarkko Huovila Sweden Emil Wingstedt 6.4 km, 22 controls
2006 France Thierry Gueorgiou Latvia Martins Sirmais Russia Valentin Novikov 6.7 km, 18 controls
2008 France Thierry Gueorgiou Latvia Martins Sirmais Finland Pasi Ikonen 6.7 km, 22 controls
2010 Russia Valentin Novikov Switzerland Matthias Merz Switzerland Daniel Hubmann 6.4 km, 22 controls
2012 Norway Olav Lundanes Russia Valentin Novikov Norway Carl Waaler Kaas 6.24 km, 23 controls

Women[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2002 Sweden Gunilla Svärd Switzerland Brigitte Wolf Norway Birgitte Husebye 4.5 km, 13 controls
2004 Norway Hanne Staff Lithuania Dainora Alšauskaitė Russia Tatiana Ryabkina 5.3 km, 21 controls
2006 Finland Minna Kauppi Norway Marianne Andersen Finland Heli Jukkola 5.679 km, 15 controls
2008 Finland Heli Jukkola Finland Merja Rantanen Finland Minna Kauppi 5.2 km, 16 controls
2010 Switzerland Simone Niggli-Luder Denmark Signe Soes Sweden Lena Eliasson 5.4 km, 22 controls
2012 Switzerland Simone Niggli-Luder Finland Minna Kauppi Russia Tatiana Ryabkina 5.19 km, 18 controls

Short/Sprint[edit]

Men[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2000 Russia Valentin Novikov Ukraine Yuri Omeltchenko Norway Tore Sandvik Short distance
2002 Sweden Emil Wingstedt Sweden Håkan Pettersson Ukraine Yuri Omeltchenko 3.2 km, 10 controls
2004 Sweden Emil Wingstedt Russia Andrey Khramov Finland Mårten Boström 3.0 km, 20 controls
2006 Sweden Emil Wingstedt United Kingdom Jamie Stevenson Russia Andrey Khramov 3.07 km, 17 controls
2008 Sweden Emil Wingstedt Switzerland Daniel Hubmann Russia Andrey Khramov 3.3 km, 19 controls
2010 Switzerland Fabian Hertner Switzerland Daniel Hubmann Sweden Emil Wingstedt 3.3 km, 24 controls
2012 Sweden Jonas Leandersson Bulgaria Kiril Nikolov Sweden Jerker Lysell
Switzerland Daniel Hubmann
3.54 km, 20 controls

Women[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2000 Sweden Jenny Johansson Switzerland Simone Luder Poland Anna Górnicka-Antonowicz Short distance
2002 Switzerland Vroni König-Salmi Norway Elisabeth Ingvaldsen Norway Anne Margrethe Hausken 2.85 km, 11 controls
2004 Switzerland Simone Niggli-Luder Sweden Jenny Johansson Sweden Emma Engstrand 2.5 km, 16 controls
2006 Switzerland Simone Niggli-Luder Norway Marianne Andersen Finland Minna Kauppi 2.73 km, 14 controls
2008 Norway Anne Margrethe Hausken Finland Heli Jukkola Sweden Helena Jansson 2.5 km, 14 controls
2010 Sweden Helena Jansson Switzerland Simone Niggli-Luder Denmark Maja Alm 2.8 km, 21 controls
2012 Switzerland Simone Niggli-Luder Sweden Lena Eliasson Denmark Maja Alm 3.21 km, 16 controls

Relay[edit]

Men[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1962 Finland Finland
Aimo Tepsell
Esko Vainio
Rolf Koskinen
Erkki Kohvakka
Sweden Sweden
Bertil Norman
Per-Olof Skogum
Sven Gustafsson
Halvard Nilsson
Norway Norway
Per Kristiansen
Ola Skarholt
Knut Berglia
Magne Lystad
not part of the Championship
1964 Finland Finland
Juhani Salmenkylä
Rolf Koskinen
Aimo Tepsell
Erkki Kohvakka
Norway Norway
Ola Skarholt
Per Kristiansen
Magne Lystad
Stig Berge
Sweden Sweden
Sven-Olof Åsberg
Sven Gustavsson
Bertil Norman
Pontus Carlson
2000 Switzerland Switzerland
Mattias Niggli
Chrstoph Platner
Thomas Bührer
Czech Republic Czech Republic
Vladimir Lucan
Michal Jedlicka
Rudolf Ropek
Sweden Sweden 2
Fredrik Löwegren
Thomas Asp
Jörgen Olsson
2002 Finland Finland
Jani Lakanen
Pasi Ikonen
Mats Haldin
Sweden Sweden 2
Johan Näsman
Fredrik Löwegren
Emil Wingstedt
Denmark Denmark
Mikkel Lund
René Rokkjær
Carsten Jørgensen
2004 Finland Finland
Jarkko Huovila
Pasi Ikonen
Mats Haldin
Denmark Denmark
Chris Terkelsen
René Rokkjær
Carsten Jørgensen
Sweden Sweden
Kalle Dalin
Johan Modig
Emil Wingstedt
2006 Sweden Sweden
Niclas Jonasson
Peter Öberg
David Andersson
France France
Francois Gonon
Damien Renard
Thierry Gueorgiou
Norway Norway 2
Lars Skjeset
Carl Waaler Kaas
Øystein Kvaal Østerbø
2008 Russia Russia
Dmitry Tsvetkov
Andrey Khramov
Valentin Novikov
Switzerland Switzerland
Baptiste Rollier
Matthias Merz
Daniel Hubmann
Finland Finland
Jarkko Huovila
Pasi Ikonen
Mats Haldin
2010 Switzerland Switzerland
Matthias Müller
Fabian Hertner
Matthias Merz
France France
Frédéric Tranchand
Philippe Adamski
Thierry Gueorgiou
Norway Norway
Holger Hott
Carl Waaler Kaas
Olav Lundanes
2012 Switzerland Switzerland 2
Martin Hubmann
Matthias Müller
Matthias Kyburz
Sweden Sweden 2
Jonas Leandersson
Frederik Johansson
Anders Holmberg
France France 1
Frédéric Tranchand
Philippe Adamski
François Gonon

Women[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1962 Sweden Sweden
Siri Lundkvist
Emy Gauffin
Ulla Lindkvist
Norway Norway
Lillis Kielland
Babben Enger
Marit Økern
Switzerland Switzerland
Margrit Thommen
Sonja Ballestad
Käthi von Salis
not part of the Championship
1964 Sweden Sweden
Ann-Marie Wallsten
Eivor Steen-Olsson
Ulla Lindkvist
Switzerland Switzerland
Käthi von Salis
Marlies Saxer
Margrit Thommen
Denmark Denmark
Ellen Berg
Bodil Jakobsen
Karin Agesen
2000 Norway Norway
Elisabeth Ingvaldsen
Birgitte Husebye
Hanne Staff
Sweden Sweden
Katarina Allberg
Maria Sandström
Jenny Johansson
United Kingdom Great Britain
Jenny James
Yvette Baker
Heather Monro
2002 Norway Norway
Elisabeth Ingvaldsen
Birgitte Husebye
Hanne Staff
Switzerland Switzerland
Brigitte Wolf
Vroni König-Salmi
Simone Niggli-Luder
Lithuania Lithuania
Giedre Voveriene
Vilma Rudzenskaite
Ieva Sargautyte
2004 Sweden Sweden
Karolina Arewång-Höjsgaard
Jenny Johansson
Gunilla Svärd
Norway Norway
Marianne Andersen
Elisabeth Ingvaldsen
Hanne Staff
Russia Russia
Natalia Korzhova
Olga Belozerova
Tatiana Ryabkina
2006 Finland Finland
Paula Haapakoski
Heli Jukkola
Minna Kauppi
Switzerland Switzerland
Lea Müller
Vroni König-Salmi
Simone Niggli
Sweden Sweden
Emma Engstrand
Kajsa Nilsson
Karolina Arewång-Höjsgaard
2008 Sweden Sweden
Lina Persson
Emma Engstrand
Helena Jansson
Russia Russia
Natalia Korzhova
Yulia Novikova
Tatiana Ryabkina
Finland Finland
Katri Lindeqvist
Merja Rantanen
Minna Kauppi
2010 Sweden Sweden
Karolina A-Höjsgaard
Lena Eliasson
Helena Jansson
Finland Finland
Merja Rantanen
Anni-Maija Fincke
Minna Kauppi
Switzerland Switzerland
Vroni König-Salmi
Caroline Cejka
Simone Niggli-Luder
2012 Russia Russia
Natalia Efimova
Svetlana Mironova
Tatiana Ryabkina
Finland Finland
Sofia Haajanen
Merja Rantanen
Minna Kauppi
Sweden Sweden
Annika Billstam
Lina Strand
Tove Alexandersson

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