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Welcome to Genova

The city will be full of events and manifestations during the competition! Don't miss the wonderful attractions that only a magical city like this is able to offer: many structures are ready to welcome you, hotels, restaurants, shops and much more! Discover the traditions and characteristic aspects of the place; experience the city with the warmth of organized events, for all ages! What are you waiting for, book now!

WOC 2026

World Orienteering Championship 2026 Genova

The year will start with a Training Camp in March and the Selection Races for the national teams in May, then the grand finale in the first week of July with the World Championships!
The program includes the Individual Sprint on Tuesday 7, the K.O. on Thursday 9 and the Mixed Relay Saturday 11 July.
In the meantime, the third edition of the “5 Days of the Apennines” will take place.


Registered Athletes

We look forward to more than a thousand participants from every corner of the world for these events.

WOC 2026


Genova & Worldwide

The televisions of several European countries will broadcast these exciting competitions among the narrow streets of the historic centers, our parks and villas and alongside the splendid coasts that overlook always clean waters.

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An internationally renowned event ready to warm the hearts of the many orienteering enthusiasts

Passion will be the real engine of the event: the energy of the public present and connected on TV & Web


Other Orienteering Activities

Here you can find the national and international Orienteering events, the main news and indications: stay tuned!

Italian Cup Final 2023

After the 2022 experience in Sanremo, we start again on 21st October in the new scenario of Genova Bolzaneto for the Final of Coppa Italia Sprint and the following day a jump into the traditional woods and meadows of Piani di Praglia, into the hills surrounding Genoa, for the Italian Relay Championships. The peculiarity of the Italian territory and the beauty of its unique characteristics merge with sport, giving truly unique emotions to every athlete.

World Cup 2024

From 27th May to 2nd June all in Liguria! at the end of a World Cup weekend in Switzerland, we will set up a week of organized training sessions which will lead to the second edition of the “3 Days of Apennines”, valid as Italian Cup, and above all the Orienteering World Cup in Genova Voltri on Saturday 1st for the Individual Sprint and Sunday in Genova Nervi for the Mixed Relay. The parks and coasts will be a unique and wonderful frame of the races.

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Events 2025

On the weekend of March 29-30th, the aperitif will consist of two Coppa Italia Sprint WRE, while the first week of October will open with organized training sessions but ending with the Test Races on October 4th and 5th, when the organization team will test all for the World Championships of the following year and the National Teams will arrive to test terrains, routes and cartography. There will also be plenty of space for competitions and side events.

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Event Organizers

Like all the best teams we too are supported by great partners whom we thank for their support in the realization and organization of these projects and events.


Welcome everyone

Our warmest regards to all participants, organizers and the whole world of orienteering. Good competition!


Regione Liguria


Comune di Genova


Comune di Genova


C.O.N.I. Liguria




Org. Committee


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