"WRE participation today is by individual athletes competing for the club or association they represent, not by named national teams."
This sentence is part of one of the IOF Council's views on RUS proposal to the GA in 2016 Strömstad, SWE. Nothing wrong with the explanation but I got a feeling (again) that WR is here really only just to support the WOC competition model and nothing more. A small additional info. by no means would not hurt the image of WR. http://ranking.orienteering.org/Ranking