Bulletin 1

WOC PROGRAMME
WOC2018 will be the last championships according to the “old” system which combines urban and forest races. Further on, there are going to be separate forest based and urban based competitions.

The WOC races are planned to be held as follows:
03.08.2018 Friday    Arrival
04.08.2018 Saturday    Sprint Qualification Riga / Sprint final Riga
05.08.2018 Sunday    Sprint relay Riga
06.08.2018 Monday    Rest day
07.08.2018 Tuesday    Middle distance Sigulda
08.08.2018 Wednesday    Rest day
09.08.2018 Thursday    Relay Sigulda
10.08.2018 Friday    Rest day
11.08.2018 Saturday    Long distance Sigulda
12.08.2018 Sunday    Departure
Spectators and fans will be able to enjoy a number of sportive events in the competition arenas.

COMPETITION RULES
The 2018 edition of the competition rules for IOF Foot Orienteering events will be applicable to the 2018 World Orienteering Championships.


CLASSES AND ENTRY REGULATIONS
  • There is one class for women and one class for men. There are no age restrictions (Rule 5.7)
  • All competitors represent a Federation (Rule 6.5)
  • A competitor may represent only one Federation during any one calendar year (Rule 6.1)
  • Competitors who are representing a Federation shall have full passport-holding citizenship of the country of that Federation (Rule 6.2)
ANTI-DOPING
The Organisers will comply with the IOF Anti-Doping Rules valid at the time of the WOC 2018.

ORGANISATION
Event Director: Jānis Lazdāns, janis.lazdans@woc2018.lv
Event Secretary: Inese Purgaile, info@woc2018.lv
Finances: Ģirts Mamis, lof@lof.lv
IT Manager: Kārlis Osis

EVENT CONTROLLERS
IOF Senior Event Adviser: Jorn Sundby (Norway)
IOF Assistant Event Adviser: Urs Hofer (Switzerland)
National Controler: Guntars Mankus (Latvia)


RIGA and SIGULDA will be the competition centres
The opening ceremony and sprint races will be held in Riga, the capital of Latvia.
The Riga International Airport (RIX) is the largest airport in Latvia and in the Baltic countries.
It is situated 13 km south-west from Riga. The city can be reached by a bus or a taxi. Several car rental companies have their offices in the airport.
Forest races will take place in Sigulda, “the Latvian Switzerland”. Sigulda is 53 km away from Riga and is among the most popular tourist destinations in Latvia. From Riga, Sigulda can be reached by train, bus or car (A2 motorway).

EVENT CENTRE
The event centre is located in the Culture Centre of Sigulda. The prize-giving ceremony will be held in the square near the railway station (350 m from the event centre).

ACCOMMODATION
Competitors will be offered a variety of accommodation options within a wide price range in Sigulda and nearby vicinity. National teams will have a choice from A, B, C and D categories:
A – 80-100eur
B – 50-80eur
C – 30-50eur
D – 20-30eur
Booking information will be available on the WOC2018 website.


EMBARGOED AREAS
With regard to the IOF Competition Rules (article 26.5), the embargoed areas are forbidden for all potential WOC2018 athletes, team officials and other persons that may be in a position to give information to the team members.
More information and maps are available on the WOC2018 website: www.woc2018.lv/embargoed-areas/

TRAINING POSSIBILITIES
Free training possibilities within the boundaries of the Gauja National Park are subject to specific rules. All trainings of a foreign national team should be co-ordinated with the organisers of the event. Information: janis.lazdans@woc2018.lv
We recommend purchasing training maps from the WOC2018 organisers. Only the maps provided by the organisers will have accurate information about the accessible and embargoed areas. In case of doubt, please do not hesitate to mail your questions to the above e-mail address.
http://www.woc2018.lv/training-opportunities
TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE
The preparations for WOC2018 include four official training camps that are adjusted to the Latvian Orienteering Federation events and will offer relevant and exclusive terrains for national teams and individual runners.
 PLANNED TRAINING CAMPS
 Training camp 2 May/June 2017
 Training camp 3 September/October 2017
 Training camp 4 May/June 2018
Training possibilities on alternative dates are available upon request. For more information, please contact: janis.lazdans@woc2018.lv
 COMPETITIONS (We offer use our competition events for training.)
 1. 8.-9.04.2017 Kurzemes Pavasaris WRE Middle WRE, long
 2. 22.-23.04.2017 Rîgas Kausi WRE Middle WRE, long 2017
 3. 6.-7.05.2017 Latvian Championships 2017 WRE Sprint, sprint relay
 4. 14.05.2017 Latvian Championships 2017 Long
 5. 30.06.-02.07.2017 Kâpa 2017 WRE Long, middle, long
 6. 25.-27.08.2017 WCup 2017 WRE Middle, relay, sprint
 7. 9.-10.09.2017 Latvian Championships 2017 Middle, relay
The all 2017 competition calendar will be available on the Latvian Orienteering Federation website www.lof.lv.
COSTS
The cost of maps and training camps have been posted on http://www.woc2018.lv/training-opportunities


INFORMATION UPDATES
The WOC2018 website contains more information on training, facilities and map availability and is regularly updated.
The Latvian Orienteering Federation website www.lof.lv is a source of information about the upcoming competitions and events.

ADDRESS
Grostonas 6b, Riga, LV-1013, Latvia
E-mail: info@woc2018.lv
Phone: +371 26470447

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT RIGA AND SIGULDA
PHOTOS : www.LiveRiga.com / www.photomiller.com / Donatas Lazauskas - www.orienteering.lt / Gunārs Dukšte

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