WUOC will start on Wednesday in Switzerland

More than 200 athletes traveled to northwestern Switzerland to compete in the FISU World University Orienteering Championships starting Wednesday.

Five championship races in five days await you – Sprint Wednesday, Long Thursday and a Sprint Friday relay before the middle and the Saturday and Sunday relay.

The forest competitions will take place on terrain with moderate to steep slopes with good passability and visibility, while the sprint competitions will take place on flat urban terrain in the cities of Biel/Bienne and Langenthal.

The WUOC is for athletes between the ages of 18 and 25 who are currently studying at a university or similar institute or who have graduated in the year preceding the event.

28 nations participated in the championships with Australia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Japan, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland taking part with a maximum of 12 athletes.

Wednesday’s sprint (from 2:30 p.m. CEST) and Saturday’s middle distance (from 8:45 a.m. CEST) will be broadcast on IOF LIVE.

WUOC schedule – every hour CEST (UTC +2):
Wednesday August 17
Sprint: 2.30 p.m. – 5 p.m. – TV

Thursday August 18
Long distance: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

friday august 19
Sprint Relay: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday August 20
Middle distance: 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – TV

Sunday August 21
Relay: 9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Dino J. Dotson