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Event information: European Junior MTB Orienteering Championships

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20th August: Event is cancelled.
The progress of the Covid-19 situation and particularly the changes in restrictions applied by the Finnish government in the past week has led to a decision to cancel all IOF MTBO events in Finland 9th to 13th September 2020. The situation today looks very different from the situation when IOF made the decision to go forward with the organisation of EMTBOC (including Juniors) and WMMTBOC at the beginning of July. At that point in time, Finland was successively removing entry and quarantine restrictions and it appeared across Europe that the Covid-19 situation was settling down. That is no longer the case and restrictions are being tightened in many European countries and not just in Finland. Concerns from member federations and athletes that were planning to enter has also been raised. As an international organisation we need to take our part in responsibly responding to the global pandemic.

The organisers are considering to still proceed with the races as national events and maybe as World Ranking Events. The decision will be made in the coming days. SEA, Mark Stodgell, reports world class maps and courses and excellent terrain.

Further information and contacts:
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General information
Event European Junior MTB Orienteering Championships
Organising federation Finland
Organising clubs Lahden Taimi
SOC Asikkala
Status cancelled
Date 9 September 2020 - 13 September 2020
Team size start 13 June 2020 at 0:00 local time (UTC+3)
Team size deadline 30 August 2020 at 23:58 local time (UTC+3)
Team names deadline 30 August 2020 at 23:59 local time (UTC+3)
Discipline MTBO
Class information
Classes Women 20, Men 20, Team Officials
Contact details and main officials
Contact persons Kari Kokkinen
Juho Saarinen
Contact phone number +358 40 7530 957
Contact email
Event director Kari Kokkinen
Course setter Heikki Saarinen
Course controller Matti Laitinen
IOF Senior Event Adviser Mark Stodgell


Mass start
Date 10 September 2020 at 10:00 - 15:00 local time (UTC+3)
Competition format Middle
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Date 11 September 2020 at 10:00 - 15:00 local time (UTC+3)
Competition format Sprint
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Date 12 September 2020 at 10:00 - 15:00 local time (UTC+3)
Competition format Long
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Date 13 September 2020 at 12:00 - 17:00 local time (UTC+3)
Competition format Long
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Entry summary
Federation Women 20 Men 20 Team Officials Total
Sum 19 27 8 54
Austria 2 2
Czech Republic 3 5 2 10
Denmark 3 3 1 7
Estonia 1 1 1 3
Finland 6 6 1 13
Lithuania 3 3 1 7
Poland 1 3 1 5
Spain 2 2 4
Sweden 1 1 2
Switzerland 1 1
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Location of the event

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