The World Masters Orienteering Championships (WMOC) (formerly the Veteran World Cup) is an annual orienteering competition organized by the International Orienteering Federation (IOF).

World Masters Orienteering Championships
Statusactive
Genresporting event
Date(s)July–August
Frequencyannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1983 (1983)
Previous event2021
Next event2022
Organised byInternational Orienteering Federation

Participants must 35 years of age or older. The classes of competition are divided into women and men in five-year age groups from 35 to 100+ with a total of 28 classes.

The first competition was held in 1983 in Lahti, Finland. However, the event was not sanctioned by the IOF until 1988. From 1986 to 1994, the competition was held biannually. In 1998, the event changed its name to the World Masters Orienteering Championships.[1]

Until 2008, the competition consisted of a long ("classic") distance race with 2 qualification runs, after which a sprint race was added to the program.[2] In 2018, a middle-distance race was added as well.[3]

Venues

Year Date Location
1983 Finland Lahti, Finland
1986 Norway Mysen, Norway
1988 Sweden Åmål, Sweden
1990 Hungary Körmend, Hungary
1992 Australia Tasmania, Australia
1994 United Kingdom Strathspey, United Kingdom
1995 Russia Saint Petersburg, Russia
1996 April 8–12 Spain Murcia, Spain
1997 September 29 – October 4 United States Minnesota, United States[4]
1998 July 1–5 Czech Republic Novy Bor, Czech Republic[5]
1999 July 18–23 Denmark Aarhus, Denmark[6]
2000 January 1–7 New Zealand Feilding, New Zealand[7]
2001 July 1–5 Lithuania Nida, Lithuania[8]
2002 October 6–11 Australia Bendigo, Australia[9]
2003 July 13–17 Norway Halden, Norway[10]
2004 July 3–10 Italy Asiago, Italy[11]
2005 July 22–31 Canada Edmonton, Canada[12]
2006 July 1–8 Austria Wiener Neustadt, Austria[13]
2007 July 7–14 Finland Kuusamo, Finland[14]
2008 June 28 – July 5 Portugal Marinha Grande, Portugal[15]
2009 October 10–18 Australia Sydney, Australia[16]
2010 July 31 – August 7 Switzerland Neuchâtel, Switzerland[17]
2011 July 1–8 Hungary Pécs, Hungary[18]
2012 July 1–7 Germany Bad Harzburg, Germany[19]
2013 August 2–10 Italy Sestriere, Italy[20]
2014 November 1–8 Brazil Porto Alegre, Brazil[21]
2015 July 27 – August 1 Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden[22]
2016 August 7–13 Estonia Tallinn, Estonia[23]
2017 April 21–30 New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand[24]
2018 July 7–13 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
2019 July 5–12 Latvia Riga, Latvia[25]
2020 postponed until 2023 Slovakia Košice, Slovakia
2021 August 7—13 Hungary Velence, Hungary
2022 July 9—16 Italy Gargano, Italy
2023 August 11—18 Slovakia Košice, Slovakia
2024 TBA Finland Turku, Finland[26]

References

  1. ^ "WMOC Handbook". Yumpu. IOF. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  2. ^ "WMOC 2008 Portugal". Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  3. ^ "WMOC 2018 Copenhagen". Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  4. ^ "World Masters Orienteering Championships 1997 Minnesota, USA, 29 September – 4 October". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  5. ^ "World Masters Orienteering Championships 1998 Novy Bor, Czech Republic, 1-5 July". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  6. ^ "World Masters Orienteering Championships 1999 Aarhus, Denmark, 18-23 July". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  7. ^ "World Masters Orienteering Championships 2000 Feilding, New Zealand, 1-7 January". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  8. ^ "World Masters Orienteering Championships 2001, Nida, Lithuania, 1-5 July". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  9. ^ "World Masters Orienteering Championships 2002 Bendigo, Australia, 6-11 October". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  10. ^ "World Masters Orienteering Championships 2003, Halden, Norway, 13-17 July". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  11. ^ "World Masters Orienteering Championships 2004 Asiago, Italy, 3-10 July". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  12. ^ "World Masters Orienteering Championships 2005 Edmonton, Canada, 22-31 July 2005". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  13. ^ "World Masters Orienteering Championships 2006 Wiener Neustadt, Austria, 1-8 July". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  14. ^ "World Masters Orienteering Championships 2007 Kuusamo, Finland, 7-14 July". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  15. ^ "World Masters Orienteering Championships 2008 Marinha Grande, Portugal, 28 June – 5 July 2008". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  16. ^ "World Masters Orienteering Championships 2009, Sydney, Australia, 10-18 October 2009". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  17. ^ "World Masters Orienteering Championships 2010 Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 31 July – 7 August 2010". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  18. ^ "World Masters Orienteering Championships 2011, Pecs, Hungary, July 1-8". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  19. ^ "World Masters Orienteering Championships 2012, Bad Harzburg/Harz, July 1-8". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  20. ^ "World Masters Games 2013 with WMOC 2013". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  21. ^ "World Masters Orienteering Championships 2014 Porto Alegre, Brazil". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  22. ^ "2015 World Masters Orienteering Championships". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  23. ^ "World Masters Orienteering Championships in August 5-14, 2016 in Tallinn". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  24. ^ "The Auckland World Masters Games 2107 featuring the World Masters Orienteering Championships (WMOC 2017)". Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  25. ^ "WMOC 2019 in Riga, Latvia, 5-12 July 2019". Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  26. ^ "Suunnistuksen veteraanien MM-kilpailut Suomeen 2024". Retrieved 2022-05-05.