World Ski Orienteering Championships

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The World Ski Orienteering Championships (Ski-WOC) is the official event to award the titles of World Champions in ski orienteering. The World Championships is organized every odd year. The programme includes Sprint, Middle and Long Distance competitions, and a Relay for both men and women. The first Ski-WOC was held in 1975.

Host towns/cities[edit]

Year Date Place
1975 February 26–28 Finland Hyvinkää, Finland
1977 March 25–27 Bulgaria Velingrad, Bulgaria
1980 February 26 - March 1 Sweden Avesta, Sweden
1982 February 8–12 Austria Aigen, Austria
1984 January 30 - February 4 Italy Lavarone, Italy
1986 February 19–24 Bulgaria Batak, Bulgaria
1988 March 2–6 Finland Kuopio, Finland
1990 March 1–4 Sweden Skellefteå, Sweden
1992 January 28 - February 2 France Pontarlier, France
1994 February 1–5 Italy Val di Non, Italy
1996 February 19–24 Norway Lillehammer, Norway
1998 January 19–25 Austria Windischgarsten, Austria
2000 February 28 - March 5 Russia Krasnoyarsk, Russia
2002 February 23 - March 2 Bulgaria Borovetz, Bulgaria
2004 February 11–15 Sweden Åsarna-Östersund, Sweden
2005 March 5–12 Finland Levi, Finland
2007 February 23 - March 3 Russia Moscow region, Russia
2009 March 3–8 Japan Rusutsu, Japan
2011 March 20–28 Sweden Tänndalen, Sweden
2013 March 3–8 Kazakhstan Ridder, Kazakhstan

Classic/Long[edit]

This event was called "Classic distance" from 1975 to 1986. Since 1988 it is called "Long distance".

Men[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1975 Finland Olavi Svanberg Finland Jorma Karvonen Finland Heimo Taskinen 23.4 km, 4 cp, 33 part.
1977 Sweden Örjan Svahn Finland Pekka Pökälä Finland Jorma Karvonen 22.0 km, 29 part.
1980 Finland Pertti Tikka Sweden Jan-Erik Thorn Finland Matti Väisänen 23.9 km, 9 cp, 38 part.
1982 Finland Olavi Svanberg Finland Pertti Tikka Norway Sigurd Dæhli 20.5 km, 12 cp, 61 part.
1984 Finland Anssi Juutilainen Sweden Stefan Larsson Finland Pertti Tikka 19.6 km, 10 cp, 64 part.
1986 Sweden Claes Berglund Finland Anssi Juutilainen Finland Hannu Koponen 19.1 km, 8 cp, 69 part.
1988 Finland Anssi Juutilainen Finland Hannu Koponen Sweden Anders Björkman
1990 Sweden Anders Björkman Sweden Stig Mattsson Norway Vidar Benjaminsen
1992 Norway Vidar Benjaminsen Finland Vesa Mäkipää Russia Ivan Kuzmin 25.0 km, 12 cp, 65 part.
1994 Italy Nicolo Corradini Norway Lars Lystad Russia Vladislav Kormtshikov 17.7 km, 14 cp, 60 part.
1996 Italy Nicolo Corradini Norway Vidar Benjaminsen Sweden Bertil Nordqvist 22.0 km, 25 cp, 78 part.
1998 Russia Viktor Korchagin Finland Pekka Varis Italy Nicolo Corradini 21.0 km, 16 cp, 79 part.
2000 Russia Vladislav Kormtshikov Finland Jukka Lanki Russia Andrei Gruzdev 64 participants
2002 Finland Matti Keskinarkaus Russia Eduard Khrennikov Finland Raino Pesu
Sweden Bertil Nordqvist
19.85 km, 32 cp, 70 part.
2004 Russia Eduard Khrennikov Sweden Tomas Löfgren Norway Tommy Olsen 23.23 km, 28 cp, 63 part.
2005 Russia Eduard Khrennikov Russia Andrei Gruzdev Finland Jukka Lanki 25.5 km, 37 cp, 59 part.
2007 Russia Eduard Khrennikov Russia Kirill Veselov Russia Andrei Gruzdev 24.81 km, 48 cp, 69 part.
2009 Russia Andrei Lamov Russia Eduard Khrennikov Finland Olli-Markus Taivainen
2011 Russia Andrey Grigoriev Finland Staffan Tunis Russia Vladimir Barchukov

Women[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1975 Finland Sinikka Kukkonen Sweden Agneta Mansson Sweden Lena Samuelsson 13.8 km, 2 cp, 16 participants
1977 Sweden Marianne Bogestedt Sweden Sonja Johannesson Finland Sinikka Kukkonen 13.0 km, 18 participants
1980 Finland Mirja Puhakka Finland Kaija Silvennoinen Sweden Ann Larsson 15.6 km, 9 cp, 22 part.
1982 Sweden Arja Hannus Finland Mirja Puhakka Finland Sirpa Kukkonen 13.0 km, 8 cp, 41 part.
1984 Finland Mirja Puhakka Sweden Lena Isaksson Sweden Ann Larsson 14.2 km, 5 cp, 46 part.
1986 Norway Ragnhild Bratberg Sweden Arja Hannus Finland Virpi Juutilainen 12.6 km, 5 cp, 45 part.
1988 Finland Virpi Juutilainen Norway Ragnhild Bratberg Finland Sirpa Kukkonen 12.1 km, 6 cp, 36 part.
1990 Norway Ragnhild Bratberg Sweden Arja Hannus Sweden Annika Zell 18.95 km, 9 cp, 34 part.
1992 Sweden Annika Zell Finland Mirja Ojanen Sweden Arja Hannus 13.0 km, 8 cp, 53 part.
1994 Bulgaria Pepa Milusheva Finland Virpi Juutilainen Estonia Maret Vaher 13.0 km, 13 cp, 54 part.
1996 Sweden Annika Zell Norway Hilde G.Pedersen Finland Arja Nuolioja 14.0 km, 18 cp, 51 part.
1998 Finland Liisa Anttila Sweden Annika Zell Sweden Lena Hasselstrom 15.6 km, 18 cp, 61 part.
2000 Sweden Arja Hannus Finland Liisa Anttila Finland Hanna Kosonen 34 participants
2002 Sweden Lena Hasselstrom Finland Erja Jokinen Finland Mervi Väisänen 13.7 km, 22 cp, 41 part.
2004 Norway Stine Hjermstad Kirkevik Finland Hannele Valkonen Russia Natalia Tomilova 15.94 km, 22 cp, 43 part.
2005 Russia Tatiana Vlasova Russia Natalia Tomilova Russia Olga Shevchenko 18.1 km, 26 cp, 43 part.
2007 Russia Tatiana Vlasova Finland Hannele Valkonen Norway Reenaas Marte 13.91 km, 31 cp, 49 part.
2009 Russia Anastasia Kravchenko Czech Republic Barbora Chudíková Sweden Helene Söderlund
2011 Sweden Helene Söderlund Russia Tatiana Kozlova Norway Marte Reenaas

Short/Middle[edit]

This event was called "Short distance" from 1988 to 2000. Since 2002 it is called "Middle distance".

Men[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1988 Finland Hannu Koponen Norway Vidar Benjaminsen Finland Anssi Juutilainen 9.2 km, 11 cp, 63 participants
1990 Finland Anssi Juutilainen Norway Vidar Benjaminsen Sweden Anders Björkman 12.31 km, 9 cp, 60 participants
1992 Norway Vidar Benjaminsen Finland Vesa Mäkipää Russia Ivan Kuzmin 10.0 km, 12 cp, 65 participants
1994 Italy Nicolo Corradini
Russia Ivan Kuzmin
  Norway Vidar Benjaminsen 7.7 km, 12 cp, 61 participants
1996 Sweden Bjorn Lans Norway Vidar Benjaminsen Finland Raino Pesu 8.0 km, 14 cp, 78 participants
1998 Finland Raino Pesu Lithuania Nerijus Šulčys Norway Kjetil Ulven 10.8 km, 23 cp, 73 participants
2000 Italy Nicolo Corradini Russia Eduard Khrennikov Russia Andrei Gruzdev 64 participants
2002 Russia Eduard Khrennikov Russia Andrei Gruzdev Norway Kjetil Ulven 11.2 km, 64 participants
2004 Sweden Tomas Löfgren Norway Tommy Olsen Finland Arto Lilja 12.38 km, 36 cp, 68 participants
2005 Russia Ruslan Gritsan
Russia Andrei Gruzdev
  Russia Eduard Khrennikov 12.7 km, 21 cp, 63 participants
2007 Russia Eduard Khrennikov Finland Staffan Tunis Russia Kirill Veselov 11.48 km, 29 cp, 71 participants
2009 Finland Olli-Markus Taivainen Finland Staffan Tunis Finland Matti Keskinarkaus
2011 Finland Staffan Tunis Russia Andrei Lamov Sweden Peter Arnesson

Women[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1988 Norway Ragnhild Bratberg Finland Virpi Juutilainen Finland Sirpa Kukkonen 6.7 km, 8 cp, 35 participants
1990 Norway Ragnhild Bratberg Finland Virpi Juutilainen Sweden Arja Hannus 9.23 km, 9 cp, 34 participants
1992 Sweden Arja Hannus Finland Virpi Juutilainen Sweden Annika Zell 7.0 km, 10 cp, 53 participants
1994 Finland Virpi Juutilainen Finland Sanna Savolainen
Norway Hilde G. Pedersen
  5.5 km, 9 cp, 55 participants
1996 Finland Arja Nuolioja Sweden Annika Zell Russia Svetlana Haustova 6.0 km, 12 cp, 53 participants
1998 Sweden Annika Zell Sweden Lena Hasselstrom Finland Liisa Anttila 8.6 km, 23 cp, 64 participants
2000 Russia Tatiana Vlasova Sweden Lena Hasselstrom Finland Liisa Anttila 32 participants
2002 Sweden Stina Grenholm Finland Erja Jokinen Sweden Lena Hasselstrom 8.4 km, 42 participants
2004 Norway Stine Hjermstad Kirkevik Sweden Marie Lund Sweden Stina Grenholm 9.03 km, 27 cp, 46 participants
2005 Russia Tatiana Vlasova Finland Erja Jokinen Sweden Stina Grenholm 10.1 km, 17 cp, 44 participants
2007 Russia Tatiana Vlasova Finland Liisa Anttila Russia Natalia Tomilova 7.45 km, 20 cp, 49 participants
2009 Russia Tatiana Vlasova Sweden Helene Söderlund Sweden Josefine Engström
2011 Russia Polina Malchikova Russia Alena Trapeznikova Norway Stine Olsen Kirkevik

Sprint[edit]

This event was first held in 2002

Men[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2002 Russia Andrei Gruzdev Russia Viktor Korchagin Finland Raino Pesu 4.2 km, 11 cp, 66 participants
2004 Russia Eduard Khrennikov Sweden Bengt Leandersson Sweden Peter Arnesson 3.96 km, 21 cp, 73 participants
2005 Finland Matti Keskinarkaus Sweden Bertil Nordqvist Sweden Tobias Aslund 3.9 km, 10 cp, 63 participants
2007 Russia Eduard Khrennikov Russia Vadim Tolstopyatov Finland Staffan Tunis 3.84 km, 16 cp, 70 participants
2009 Russia Andrei Lamov Finland Olli-Markus Taivainen Finland Staffan Tunis
2011 Finland Olli-Markus Taivainen Finland Staffan Tunis Sweden Peter Arnesson
2013 Sweden Peter Arnesson Russia Andrei Lamov Russia Kirill Veselov

Women[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2002 Sweden Lena Hasselstrom Finland Erja Jokinen Russia Tatiana Vlasova 3.3 km, 8 cp, 41 participants
2004 Russia Tatiana Vlasova Finland Liisa Anttila Norway Stine Hjermstad Kirkevik 3.48 km, 19 cp, 48 participants
2005 Norway Stine Hjermstad Kirkevik Finland Erja Jokinen Finland Katja Rajaniemi 3.6 km, 10 cp, 44 participants
2007 Russia Tatiana Vlasova Russia Olga Novikova Finland Liisa Anttila
Russia Tatiana Kozlova
2.79 km, 14 cp, 48 participants
2009 Finland Hannele Tonna Sweden Helene Söderlund Russia Tatiana Vlasova
2011 Sweden Tove Alexandersson Sweden Helene Söderlund Finland Liisa Anttila

Relay[edit]

Men[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1975 Finland Finland Sweden Sweden Switzerland Switzerland
1977 Sweden Sweden Bulgaria Bulgaria Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
1980 Sweden Sweden Finland Finland Bulgaria Bulgaria
1982 Sweden Sweden Norway Norway Finland Finland
1984 Sweden Sweden Finland Finland Norway Norway
1986 Norway Norway Bulgaria Bulgaria Finland Finland
1988 Finland Finland Sweden Sweden Norway Norway
1990 Sweden Sweden Finland Finland Norway Norway
1992 Finland Finland Russia Russia Norway Norway
1994 Norway Norway Finland Finland Russia Russia
1996 Sweden Sweden Finland Finland Norway Norway
1998 Russia Russia Sweden Sweden Finland Finland
2000 Russia Russia Finland Finland Sweden Sweden
2002 Russia Russia Finland Finland Sweden Sweden
2004 Russia Russia Norway Norway Finland Finland
2005 Russia Russia Finland Finland Sweden Sweden
2007 Russia Russia Sweden Sweden Switzerland Switzerland
2009 Finland Finland Russia Russia Sweden Sweden
2011 Finland Finland Sweden Sweden Norway Norway

Women[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1975 Finland Finland Sweden Sweden United Kingdom Great Britain
1977 Finland Finland Sweden Sweden Czech Republic Czechoslovakia
1980 Finland Finland Sweden Sweden Czech Republic Czechoslovakia
1982 Sweden Sweden Finland Finland Norway Norway
1984 Sweden Sweden Finland Finland Bulgaria Bulgaria
1986 Norway Norway Sweden Sweden Bulgaria Bulgaria
1988 Finland Finland Norway Norway Sweden Sweden
1990 Finland Finland Sweden Sweden Norway Norway
1992 Sweden Sweden Finland Finland Norway Norway
1994 Sweden Sweden Norway Norway Finland Finland
1996 Sweden Sweden Russia Russia Finland Finland
1998 Finland Finland Sweden Sweden Norway Norway
2000 Finland Finland Sweden Sweden Russia Russia
2002 Russia Russia Sweden Sweden Finland Finland
2004 Finland Finland Russia Russia Sweden Sweden
2005 Norway Norway Sweden Sweden Finland Finland
2007 Russia Russia Finland Finland Sweden Sweden
2009 Sweden Sweden Russia Russia Czech Republic Czech Republic
2011 Russia Russia Norway Norway Finland Finland

Mixed Relay[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2011 Russia Russia
Andrey Grigoriev
Polina Malchikova
Sweden Sweden
Peter Arnesson
Finland Finland
Matti Keskinarkaus
Liisa Anttila

See also[edit]

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