For teams

Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2017 will be held in Tartu and South Estonia with the competition terrains in Tartu, Viljandi, Rõuge and Vitipalu.


Bulletin 4 (2.0) (June 2017). PDF (4.5MB)
Bulletin 3 (April 2017). PDF (6MB)
Bulletin 2 (July 2016). PDF (3 MB)
Bulletin 1 (July 2015). PDF (4 MB)

NB! ISOM 2000

National Quotas for WOC 2017

Team Officials Meeting

29.06 Team Officials Meeting (Sprint distances)
03.07 Team Officials Meeting (Long)
06.07 Team Officials Meeting (Middle&Relay)


Tartu offers wide range of accommodations from 4 stars hotels to university dormitories all within walking distance from the Event Centre and the Old Town. Official WOC 2017 hotel is Dorpat which is connected to the Event Centre.

Hotel Dorpat lies in the centre of Tartu, just 5 minutes from the Town Hall Square.
Teams may choose their accommodation freely. WOC 2017 Event Office will accept requests for accommodation in Tartu according to the categories below.

For more information, contact:


Doping is strictly forbidden, and the organizers of WOC2017 are dedicated to supporting the anti-doping authorities in their work. Doping controls may be carried out any time during the competition period. Selected athletes will be given instruction to report to the doping control after finishing their race, and will be escorted by a chaperon. Random doping control may occur even during the days when there are no competitions. Doping tests will always be carried out in accordance with the procedures described in the WADA International Standard of testing. The IOF Anti-Doping Code and rules apply as of 1st of January 2015.

Athletes selected for the doping tests must bring an official identification document (with photo) to the doping test area. Accreditation cards with photo must be used for this purpose. The athlete should also bring along their Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) if applicable

Model events

General information regarding Model Events:
• The Model Events will provide an area and a map relevant to the WOC competitions.
• Some controls (only flags) will show typical control features.
• Locations and access routes will be published in Bulletin 4.

Technical Model Event and Model Event for all sprints

Thursday June 29, from 10:00 to 14:00, Tartu (close to the Event Centre)
The start, finish and control set-up used at the WOC competitions and the device used for punching and timing (Emit touch-free and EQ-timing) will be demonstrated. Runners will have the possibility to test the equipment. The sports drinks used at the refreshment controls will also be served.The area used for the model event is approximately 0.5 km2

Long Distance Model Event

Monday July 3, from 10:00 to 15:00, Rõuge (Kiidi)
Model Event area for the Long Distance will be open from Thursday June 29, 12:00 to Monday July
3, 18:00. During July 3, from 10:00 to 15:00, control flags will be on the terrain and an official with
extra maps will be at the Model Event. The area used for the model event is approximately 2.5 km2
Middle Distance and Relay Model Event

Wednesday July 5, from 10:00 to 15:00, Kirikuküla
Model Event area for the Middle Distance and Relay will be open from Thursday June 29, 12:00 to
Wednesday July 5, 18:00. During July 5, from 10:00 to 15:00 control flags will be on the terrain and an official with extra maps will be at the Model Event. The area used for the model event is
approximately 1.5 km2

Embargoed areas

A number of areas have been embargoed for potential WOC 2017 team members (athletes, coaches, team leaders etc.) for Fair Play reasons according to the IOF competition rules. Areas have different strictness of embargo: some may not be entered at all whereas some can be visited without a map and so on. Embargoed areas can be viewed in Bulletin 3.

Latest updates of Embargoed Areas can be viewed in Google Maps. By clicking on each of the areas, more detailed information regarding the entering rules will pop up, as well as a list of previous orienteering maps of those areas.


Estonia is known for demanding terrains that push the athletes' navigational and physical skills to their limits. World Orienteering Championships 2017 offers a variety of these terrains: from hilly to flat, from fast to slow and from medieval to classical. Each of the five WOC medal races will offer a worthy challenge and an exciting orienteering experience to award the titles of the World Orienteering Champions.

Previous maps

Previous orienteering maps of the embargoed areas can be viewed and downloaded as GIF-files (300 dpi).

Sprint and Sprint Relay
Middle Distance and Relay
Long Distance