The Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships, WOC, will begin on Saturday 20 August in Strömstad, Sweden and last until 27 August. There are over 400 participants from 46 countries. Nokian Tyres, the world’s northernmost tyre manufacturer, is the title sponsor for the championships.
“The Nokian Tyres brand demonstrates the same mentality: succeeding under exceptionally demanding conditions through intelligence and relentlessness. This is exactly why Nokian Tyres is the title sponsor for the World Orienteering Championships this year and in 2017,” says Antti-Jussi Tähtinen, vice president, marketing and communications for Nokian Tyres.
“Nokian Tyres is an excellent partner for us, since the company’s product development focuses on the control of challenging conditions and eco-friendliness, both of which are also important for orienteering enthusiasts. We are very happy to have Nokian Tyres as a title sponsor,” says Tom Hollowell, CEO of the International Orienteering Federation.
During the championships week, elite orienteers from around the world compete in five events: sprint, sprint relay, middle distance, long distance and relay. Spectator races are also arranged during the week, under the heading of Rocky Orienteering Circus. Thousands of orienteers are expected to attend these races. Several other events are also expected to bring thousands of people to Strömstad.