JWOC 2016 - Support our future stars
In the week from 9th to 15th July, 2016, the best juniors in the world will compete for the Junior World Orienteering Champion titles. Come and support the future stars of your country at the Junior World Orienteering Championship (JWOC) 2016 in the Lower Engadin! After each JWOC race and on the rest day you will have the opportunity to run in the footsteps of the new world champions on their courses in unique surroundings.
Swiss O Week - Orienteering meets the sky
The Swiss Orienteering Week is an international multi-day orienteering event that combines holidays with sport and a pinch of adventure. In the week from 16th to 23rd July, 2016, around 4000 orienteering competitors from over 30 countries will compete in six races in the Upper Engadin. Combine JWOC and SOW for an unbeatable two-week orienteering holiday experience!
Secrets from the Middle Distance Qualifying Race in Ftan on 13 July, 2016
Sara Lüscher and Sophie Tritschler, the Course Setters of the middle distance qualification, talk about the race.
Secrets from the Long Distance Area in Val Müstair on 11 July, 2016
The course setters of the Long Distance in Val Munstair talk about the second competition of this years JWOC.
Secrets from the Sprint Area in Scuol on 10 July, 2016
The course setters of the Sprint in Scuol talks about the first competition of this years JWOC.
The Bulletin 3 (1 May 2016) contains detailed informations about the JWOC-week.
The Media Bulletin 1 (March 2016) is available here.
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The Media Bulletin 2 (June 2016) is available here (for Swiss Media in German only).
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Simultaneously with the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) and just before the legendary Swiss Orienteering Week (SOW), we are offering an attractive competition and training program to all recreational athletes, spectators and vacation guests. Special treats are the events in those towns and woods where just a few hours beforehand the future elite athletes have fought for medals. No less than SIX former world and european champions are setting the best possible courses in that marvellous competition area. Take advantage of this opportunity and cheer on the junior elite stars!
The Junior World Orienteering Championships centre is in Scuol, which has been a well-known wellness resort for over 130 years. Over 20 mineral springs form the basis for the spa culture. The pristine nature and the active Romansh culture are characteristicof Scuol and the national park region.
Here it is, the official Song of the Junior World Orienteering Championship 2016 Switzerland!
“OUR ROAD is a song preformed by Emma Sundvall. Emma has been running orienteering races since she was born. „I used to say that I was born in a tent because already as a baby I was taking part at my ﬁrst O-Ringen when I hadn’t even turned one year old yet.“ Emma has been running a lot during her childhood and youth years. But nowadays she is more into music and other things. „I never thought I would be able to go to JWOC and I did definitely not think it would be as the singer songwriter of the official JWOC-song“, Emma says.
„I have written the JWOC song together with my brother Johan, since he is really good at it“, Emma says. „At first, we thought it would be a little bit hard to write a song about orienteering, so we needed to dig deeper into the subject matter and really think what it’s all about. We wrote down guidelines and then it all just came together with time“.