The Organizing Committee and the Latvian Orienteering Federation are delighted to be the hosts for the 7th European Orienteering Championships and World Cup in Ventspils, Latvia from 25 May to 1 June 2008. We welcome all friends of orienteering in Ventspils.

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European Trail Orienteering Championships 2008
Ventspils, Latvia
26 May - 30 May 2008

Bulletin 1

1.Welcome to the European Trail Orienteering Championships in Ventspils, Latvia

The Organizing Committee, the organizing orienteering clubs, the Latvian Paralympic Committee and the Latvian Orienteering Federation are pleased to welcome all friends of orienteering to the European Trail Orienteering Championships.

Peteris Apinis
President of the Latvian Orienteering Federation

2. Organizing committee

Event Director:
Peteris Apinis

Secretary General:
Inese Purgaile;

Financial Director:
Girts Mamis;

Chief mapper and course planner:
Janis Gaidelis

Media Director:
Ilze Vesere

IT Director:
Guntars Mankus

3. Event Controllers

IOF Senior Event Advisor:
Knut Ovesen /Norway/;

National Controller:
Jurgis Krastins /Latvia/;

4. Preliminary Program of EuTOC 2008

Monday 26.05 Ventspils
Opening of the Event Centre in Ventspils

Tuesday 27.05 Ventspils
Model event

Wednesday 28.05 Ventspils
Day 1 competition

Thursday 29.05 Ventspils
Day 2 competition

Friday 30.05 Ventspils

5. Terrain Description

The terrain of both competitions days is suitable for wheelchair users. The venue of the competitions is a town park.

6. Training Opportunities

Please consult Secretary General // for updated information about the official training opportunities. From 2006 it is possible to train on terrain similar to EuTOC 2008.

  • Kapa 3-days, Liepaja, 29.06.-1.07.2007.

  • 7. Embargoed Areas

    The following areas are embargoed until further notice.

    Map Name of the map Nearest settlement
    685 Ventspils-centre Ventspils
    687 Ventspils-camping Ventspils
    709 Seaside park Ventspils

    8. Event Centre and Accommodation

    The Event Centre will be situated right in the heart of Ventspils. All EuTOC participants will be accommodated in hotels. Complete information will be available in Bulletin 2. For further information please contact the organizers by e-mail: ;

    9. Anti-doping

    Let us keep our sport and the EuTOC 2008 free of doping! We, the organizers, are fully committed to support the endeavours of the anti-doping authorities with the highest priority. We will also keep the participants, through their member federations, informed about the current developments of the applicable anti-doping laws and regulations in Latvia.

    10. Payments

    EuTOC 2008 payments have to be made to:

    Account Name: Latvian Orienteering Federation
    Bank Name: SEB Latvijas Unibanka
    IBAN: LV49 UNLA 0050 0045 4965 7

    11. Further Information

    Web site:

    E-mail: ;

    Latvian Orienteering federation
    Marijas 13/1, Riga, Latvia
    EuTOC Secretary General: Inese Purgaile

    Tel. /mobile/: +371 29751855
    Fax: +371 3107045

    Bulletin 2 will be published on May 2007

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