The IOF Council has decided to award JWOC 2021 to Portugal.
The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2021 will be held in Aguiar da Beira, Portugal. The city is located 165 kilometre from Portu southeast of Portu. The terrain for both sprint and forest distances is new for IOF major events.
There were three bidders from Portugal, Romania and Sweden. All bids had the high standard neccessary to host JWOC. Portugal had the best overall concept and best terrains.