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12.07.2019 WMOC concludes in Latvia with Long distance
This year’s World Masters Orienteering Championships concluded today with the Long Distance, more than 3,300 athletes enjoying a fine day in complex forest by the Latvian coast. With a wonderfully scenic route to the start, it was a beautiful day in the Latvian terrain. Seven women and six men became both Middle and Long distance […]

12.07.2019 JWOC Relay titles to Norway’s men and Great Britain’s women
Norway’s Kasper Fosser won his third gold medal of the championships, bringing the Norwegian team in to the finish with a 2.09 lead over Sweden 2. The women’s race was a close fight between Great Britain and Russia, with Grace Molloy holding her nerve to take the win by 18 seconds. At the end of […]

11.07.2019 JWOC Middle final: second gold for Kasper Fosser
The Norwegian Kasper Fosser again showed his class with a win by 1.09 in today’s Middle Final. Isa Envall, Sweden won the women’s race by a convincing margin. Isa Envall set the marker point for the women’s race from a position half-way through the start list, and towards the end in particular there were several […]

10.07.2019 Big names from the past, now Masters Champions
Galina Vinogradova RUS, Yvonne Gunell FIN, Alida Abola LAT, Svajunas Ambrazas LTU, Håkan Eriksson SWE – all once well-known elite athletes at the top of the tree, now winning their classes at the World Masters. This year’s World Masters Orienteering Championships are being held in Latvia, and many athletes who have run in World Championships […]

10.07.2019 JWOC Middle distance: 24 nations in A-finals
There will be athletes from 24 nations in the A-finals tomorrow, following today’s qualification races in Denmark. Heat winners include Kasper Fosser, Norway and Aston Key, Australia, champions in Long and Sprint respectively. Kasper Fosser, Norway running in the Long distance race     Photo: Malin Fuhr The six heats, from which the top twenty in […]

10.07.2019 New Event Applications open
Event Applications List is updated with new Application Forms and Guidance Forms. For FootO  forms for AsOC 2022, NAOC 2022, SAOC 2022, EYOC 2022, EOC 2023 (Sprint) and WOC 2024 (Sprint) is available. For MTBO forms for EMTBOC + WCup 1 2022, WCup 3 2022, WMMTBOC 2022. JWMTBOC 2023 and WMTBOC 2023 is available. For […]

09.07.2019 Joint gold medal in JWOC Long distance women’s race
It is gold medals for both Ida Haapala, Finland and Veronika Kalinina, Russia in the Long distance race, following a jury meeting yesterday and the absence of any further protest by the deadline. The back-up timing system recorded the same time, 53:46, for both athletes. Grace Molloy, Great Britain takes the bronze medal, her second […]

08.07.2019 JWOC men’s Long distance: defending champion wins again
Defending champion Kasper Fosser, Norway retained his title in the JWOC Long race in Denmark today in emphatic fashion. Despite a mistake one-third of the way through the course, he won by more than three minutes. The race was dominated by a near master-class performance from Fosser, whose closest challengers in the end proved to […]

07.07.2019 Junior Sprint gold medals to Australia and Switzerland
Today’s Sprint was a success story for Aston Key, Australia and the Swiss athlete Eline Gemperle, in two very fast and tight races in Aarhus, Denmark. Gemperle’s winning margin was 3 seconds, whilst Key ended with a convincing lead of 13 seconds. The race was held in a complex area of flats and houses, with […]

06.07.2019 Romania is the rocket of WOD 2019
With 17 779 participants at 59 locations, Romania increased their participation with more than 1400% compared to last year. With an average of 291 participants per WOD event, and with 1437 at the biggest event, Romania is showing how effective World Orienteering Day is to promote orienteering into the target group, youngsters between 10-16 years […]

04.07.2019 World Masters Orienteering Championships: Riga welcomes 3 700 Masters
Latvia is host for this year’s World Masters Orienteering Championships, which start with the Sprint races in Riga on Saturday and Sunday. 3 700 orienteers have entered in categories M/W35 up to M/W 90 from countries all over the world. Finland has the biggest entry, with more than 700 competitors, followed by Sweden and Norway. […]

03.07.2019 Map meeting with WOC 2019 map maker Kristen Treekrem
The Norwegian Orienteering Federation invites everyone interested in orienteering maps to a Map meeting during World Orienteering Championships in Østfold, Norway. Tuesday 13th August there will be a forest session at «Knatterudfjellet» after the middle distance qualification and the spectator race. The WOC 2019 mapper, Kristen Treekrem, will be present. Thursday 15th August, after the […]

03.07.2019 Ski Orienteering in the Winter Universiade 2021
Ski Orienteering will be included in the Winter Universiade 2021 competition programme as the 10th discipline. This was decided yesterday by the International University Sports Federation. The competitions will be held in the Biathlon Arena Lenzerheide. Ski orienteering will complete the competition programme of the 30th Winter Universiade in Switzerland from 21 to 31 January […]

01.07.2019 41 nations at Junior World Orienteering Championships in Denmark
The Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) bring more than 160 women and 180 men from 41 nations in classes M20 and W20 to Silkeborg and Aarhus, two places in Jutland (western Denmark) that were venues for the World Championships in 2006. JWOC runs from Saturday 6 July until the following Friday. Many of the athletes […]

01.07.2019 41 nations at Junior World Championships in Denmark
The Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) bring more than 160 women and 180 men from 41 nations in classes M20 and W20 to Silkeborg and Aarhus, two places in Jutland (western Denmark) that were venues for the World Championships in 2006. JWOC runs from Saturday 6 July until the following Friday. Many of the athletes […]

01.07.2019 European Youth Orienteering Championships conclude in Belarus
The European Youth Orienteering Championships took place in Belarus over the weekend. Young orienteers from 32 countries arrived in the city of Grodno, Belarus, with a Long Distance, Relay, and a Sprint to look forward to. Throughout the weekend, the organisers put on a high quality event from ceremonies and transports to courses and terrain. […]

29.06.2019 World TrailO Championships Relay: wins for Czech Republic and Finland
Finland’s Pinja Mäkinen won her second gold medal in two days as a member of the victorious team in the Open class in the Relay competition held in challenging terrain in Portugal. Sami Hyvonen and Antti Rusanen combined with Pinja Mäkinen to produce an overwhelming victory with Spain taking the silver medal and Great Britain […]

29.06.2019 TempO triumph for Sweden’s Marit Wiksell
The TempO competition today was won convincingly by the 28-year-old Swedish trail orienteer Marit Wiksell, who ended with a lead of 53 seconds over the silver medallist, Portuguese Ines Domingues. The bronze medal went to the very consistent Finn Antti Rusanen. Both Finland and the Czech Republic had two competitors in the top six. Today […]

28.06.2019 World TrailO Championships: first golds to Finland and Sweden
Gold medals at the end of the 2-day PreO event in Portugal went to Pinja Mäkinen, Finland in the Open class and Ola Jansson, Sweden in the Para. Mäkinen won with a 1-point advantage, whereas Jansson finished with a 2-point lead. There were big changes in the leading positions in both classes compared to Day […]

27.06.2019 European Youth Orienteering Championships in Belarus coming up
European Youth Orienteering Championships in Belarus starts today with Model event. The first medal race is Long Distance on the 28th and then a Relay the 29th followed by a Sprint the 30th. It is the first IOF Major Event ever held in Belarus. Event centre is Grodno in western Belarus. There will be a […]

25.06.2019 World TrailO Championships: Czech and Finnish leaders after PreO Day 1
Pavel Dudik, Czech Republic and Pinja Mäkinen, Finland are the leaders of the Para and Open classes respectively after Day1 of the PreO competition. Mäkinen was the only competitor to achieve a full score of 28 points. Competition was tight on a very warm day with a long and tricky course in Portugal, and following […]

24.06.2019 Marit Wiksell stars in TrailO curtain-raiser
A win and a second place in the two weekend competitions in Penamacor, Portugal was a perfect lead-in to the World TrailO Championships for 28-year-old Marit Wiksell, Sweden. Defending TempO World Champion Petteri Halkala, Finland also impressed with two third places. The weekend’s competitions are part of this year’s European Cup in TrailO, and overall […]

20.06.2019 World Orienteering Day 2019 final result
The registration has closed and the final figures for this year’s World Orienteering Day are in. Orienteers in as many as 85 different regions and countries have organised 2202 events for athletes, enthusiasts, friends and beginners. In total, 398 268 people participated in this year’s World Orienteering Day, an increase of almost 50 000 from […]

19.06.2019 Achieving a dream with WOC Clinic
Roberto García, an Argentinian orienteer who participated in the World Orienteering Championships thanks to WOC Clinic, tells us about his experience in Latvia Roberto García discovered orienteering in 2006, aged 23, in his natal Argentina, while he was working as a tourist guide with a group of European orienteers: World Wide Orienteering Promotion. For 20 […]

18.06.2019 25 nations at World Trail Orienteering Championships
The peak of the 2019 Trail Orienteering season is reached this weekend when the World Championships (WTOC) begin in Idanha-a-Nova in eastern central Portugal. The Open class has 89 competitors and the para class 43. The Championships start with the Opening Ceremony on Sunday, and on Saturday and Sunday a pre-WTOC event, part of this […]

14.06.2019 European MTBO Championships: medals to 8 nations
Interesting statistics from the recent championships in Poland: eight different nations won medals in the two individual events (Sprint and Mass Start Long Distance), and as many as eleven nations can look back in the satisfaction of achieving a top-six placing in at least one of the races! Very high standards are being reached in […]

11.06.2019 World Cup Sprint Relay: master class from Sweden
Sweden’s team of four produced a flawless perfomance today to win the Sprint Relay in Helsinki centre by a clear margin over Switzerland, with the Czech Republic taking third place. Tove Alexandersson for the favourites Sweden showed her superior speed and strength straight from the start, setting up a several-second lead in no time and […]

10.06.2019 Golds for Denmark and Russia in MTBO Mass-Start race
After more than an hour of hard riding, Camilla Søgaard, Denmark and Anton Foliforov, Russia were the gold medallists in today’s Mass-Start race in Poland. Søgaard rode clear to win by 2.22, whilst Foliforov’s winning margin was tighter – 23 seconds. Søgaard is a very consistent and versatile rider, and she solidly improved on her […]

09.06.2019 European MTBO Championships: Czech and Estonian golds in Sprint
Czech rider Veronica Kubinova won by a large margin in the women’s Sprint in Poland today, but for Lauri Malsroos, Estonia, victory came by just 3 seconds. Kubinova was fastest throughout in the women’s race and won by 1.17 over Camilla Søgaard, Denmark, who finished strongly to pick up a place in the later stages. […]

09.06.2019 World Cup chasing start: Swedish pair hold on to win
Tove Alexandersson and Gustav Bergman retained their good leads from yesterday’s race without coming under the pressure of being sighted by others today, and finished 1.30 and 1.58 respectively in front of the rest of the field. Joy from Tove Alexandersson on the finish line The race was a shortened Long distance with a very […]

08.06.2019 European MTB battle of the nations: Czech Republic takes first win
There was much fast and furious cycling on the first day of the European MTBO Championships, being held in Strzelin, Poland. The Mixed Relay ended with victory for the Czech Republic over their close rivals Russia, with Finland third. The first leg, the women’s, was won by Denmark’s Camilla Søgaard. She came to the change-over […]

08.06.2019 Sweden double in World Cup Middle distance
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden began her new World Cup season in emphatic style with a win by more than 1½ minutes in the Middle race in Finland today. Her compatriot Gustav Bergman was a clear winner in the men’s race. Alexandersson lost 10-15 seconds around control 9 of the 17-control course, but otherwise ran the course […]

07.06.2019 Exciting Orienteering World Cup season ahead
Defending champions Tove Alexandersson, Sweden, and Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland, are finalising their preparations for repeating the feat of winning the Orienteering World Cup – the first round of the 2019 competition starts Saturday the 8th of June. This year’s Orienteering World Cup features four rounds and comprises nine individual races and three team races. Finland […]

07.06.2019 Orienteering in Nepal kicks off with a successful WOD Event
The successful World Orienteering Day (WOD) event held on 15th of May 2019 at the Royal Nepal Golf Club, Tilganga, Kathmandu not only symbolises the official take-off for Nepalese orienteering but is also a demonstration of what passion for the sport can achieve. Just a few months ago, the Nepalese Orienteering Federation asked the IOF […]

07.06.2019 Live Web-TV from World Cup Round 1
This year’s World Cup kicks off in Finland with three races: a Middle Distance, a Long Distance Pursuit (chase start) and a Sprint Relay. All 3 competitions will be covered with full TV broadcast on Web-TV. At the event’s page at orienteering.sport you will find: Live Web-TV GPS tracking Live results Official results Social media […]

06.06.2019 Poland hosts European MTBO Championships this coming weekend
Riders from 19 nations are heading for Poland this week to compete in the European MTB Orienteering Championships, which consist of two individual races and a Mixed Relay. The three races also contribute to the three-round 2019 MTBO World Cup. The races are being held in and around the town of Strzelin in southern Poland, […]

05.06.2019 World Orienteering Day: New record!
At the moment almost 375 000 participants have been registered for World Orienteering Day 2019. This means a new record and more WOD participants than ever before. 2065 different WOD locations are registered and you can find them all on the WOD map on worldorienteeringday.com. Many events have shared photos and maps and they are […]

04.06.2019 JWOC 2019, an important milestone for Ethics work
In just over one month, the 2019 Junior World Orienteering Championships will take place in Denmark. Since 1990, JWOC is one of the highlights of the annual IOF event calendar, as many developing athletes get their first experiences of international competition. But equally important in the objectives for the event is creating a strong social […]

03.06.2019 Bulletin 2 for the World Cup final in China
The Bulletin 2 has been released, please follow link to IOF Eventor: Event Bulletin 2

03.06.2019 First World Cup round in Finland
This year’s Orienteering World Cup kicks off in Finland with three competitions: a Middle Distance, a Long Distance pursuit (chase start) and a Sprint Relay. Most of the world’s top stars will be there, gauging their form as they move forward towards the pinnacle of the season, the World Championships in Norway in mid-August. For […]

03.06.2019 First World Cup round in Finland – less than one week away!
This year’s World Cup kicks off in Finland with three races: a Middle Distance, a Long Distance Pursuit (chase start) and a Sprint Relay. Most of the world’s top stars will be there, gauging their form as they move forward towards the pinnacle of the season, the World Championships in Norway in mid-August. For the […]

27.05.2019 Countdown to Winter World Master Games 2020 in Innsbruck.
The countdown to the Winter World Masters Games 2020 is on. In less than 240 days the World’s Greatest Winter Sports Festival for 30+ Year Olds will open in Innsbruck, Austria. With the clock ticking down to the start of the event, the Mayor of Innsbruck Georg Willi joined WWMG 2020 ambassadors Niki Hosp, Manni […]

24.05.2019 IOF Governance: Best-in-Class and areas of improvement identified
As a service to its members, the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) has carried out an external independent review of a number of parameters related to the good governance of sports organisations. The study was performed by the company I Trust Sport Ltd and was focused around the governance of the 54 members […]

23.05.2019 IOF Financial Report for 2018 is published
The Annual Report regarding the IOFs finances for 2018 was approved by the IOF Council at its meeting in April, and has now been signed by the IOF Auditors. The accounts will be formally approved by the IOF General Assembly in 2020 and are now published on the General Assembly 2020 page here on orienteering.sport. […]

22.05.2019 Entry deadline for World Masters Orienteering Championships
Have you registered for World Masters Orienteering Championships, WMOC, in Latvia? If not make sure to do so before June 1. The WMOC Sprint competition consists of one Qualification race and a Final race. The WMOC Forest competitions consist of one Qualification race, a Middle Final race and a Long Final race. PROGRAMME WMOC 2019 […]

21.05.2019 Media invitation Orienteering World Cup 2019
The IOF invites all media to the Orienteering World Cup 2019. Program Round 1, Helsinki Finland June 8 Middle June 9 Chase start June 11 Sprint Relay Round 2, World Orienteering Championships, Oestfold Norway August 14 Long August 16 Middle August 17 Relay Round 3, Laufen Switzerland September 27 Middle September 28 Knock-out sprint September […]

20.05.2019 Invitation to IOF Foot Orienteering Event Advisers’ Clinic, 26-27 August 2019, Hokuto, Japan
Japan Orienteering Association will organise the IOF FootO Event Advisers’ Clinic in conjunction with Asian Junior & Youth Orienteering Championships in August. This Event Advisers’ Clinic is organised for the education and recruitment of new IOF licensed Foot Orienteering Event Advisers. National orienteering federations are asked to identify and enter suitable candidates. Deadline 1: With […]

16.05.2019 World Orienteering Day: More than 60 000 participants already
World Orienteering Day is here. This year any orienteering activity held between May 15th and May 21st can be registered as a World Orienteering Day event. After only one day more than 60 000 participants are registered. At the moment 272 events in 41 countries/regions. Have you registered your event yet? If not, do it […]

10.05.2019 WOC 2019: Bulletin 3, IOF-family(VIP), Media accreditation and Social media
Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2019 is coming closer. All you need to know is found in recently published Bulletin 3. New IOF Family concept IOF Family is a new concept to motivate more people within the “IOF Family” to meet and enjoy the World Orienteering Championships together. It replaces the previous VIP concept at […]

08.05.2019 World Orienteering Day – One week left!
World Orienteering Day kicks off the 15th of May. Any orienteering activity held between the 15th and 21st of May can be registered as a World Orienteering Day event. Have you preregistered your event yet? At the moment 1066 locations are preregistered for World Orienteering Day 2019. The locations are in 76 regions/countries. One of […]

06.05.2019 The IOF joins “Sports for Climate Action” initiative
At it’s latest meeting the IOF Council approved the proposal from the Environment and Sustainability Commission about joining the “Sports for Climate Action” initiative. Sports for Climate Action is a project by United Nations – Climate Change, UNCC and the IOC (International Olympic Committee). The Sports for Climate Action invites sports organisations to join a […]

06.05.2019 New members in five commissions
At the latest meeting the IOF Council approved the following commission members: • FootO Commission (FOC): Ulrich (Ulu) Aeschlimann (SUI) • IT Commission (ITC): Edoardo Tona (ITA), Magnus Bengtsson (NZL) • Regional and Youth Development Commission (RYDC): Cem Gondogu (TUR), Christine Wu (TPE) • SkiO Commission (SOC): Bernd Kohlschmidt (GER) • TrailO Commission (TOC): Ari […]

03.05.2019 Follow ISF World Schools Championship Orienteering live
The ISF World Schools Championships in Orienteering is going on in Otepää, Estonia. More than 800 young orienteers from 23 countries are taking part in the event. The School Championships are about competing but they also have a big focus on friendship and meeting young athletes from all around the world. The Long Distance was […]

02.05.2019 Council discusses increased athletes’ representation
At the latest IOF Council meeting the Council discussed the importance of athlete representation in the Council and in the discipline commissions. Improving athletes’ representation in the governing bodies of the IOF, beyond the current advisory Athletes Commission structure, is something that has been discussed on and off informally by Council. But this was the […]

30.04.2019 WADA 2019 Symposium from an athlete’s perspective
In March, the annual WADA Symposium invited athletes for the first time to participate in a specially curated programme running alongside the other sessions. The IOF representative was Jan Petržela of the Foot Orienteering Athletes’ Commission. He has kindly written about the experience, giving us interesting insight into the topic of athlete representation: I’ve got […]

29.04.2019 Successful Clinic with 38 participants in Russia
An Orienteering Event Advising Clinic has been held in Vladimir, Russia. The Clinic had 38 participants, all representing Russia. The Clinic was organised by IOF Foot Orienteering Commission and lead by the commission members Vladimir Gorin, Unni Strand Karlsen, Janos Manarin and by IOF Senior Event Advisor Száva Zsigmond. The participants represented 20 of the […]

26.04.2019 New record for orienteering on mainstream live television
The television broadcasts from the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships in Norway August 12 – 17 will be broadcast live on more mainstream channels than ever before. ERR in Estonia, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, TV2 in Denmark and YLE in Finland will each be broadcasting live on August 14, August 16 and August […]

24.04.2019 Erik Blomgren IOF representative at the biggest ever International Athletes’ Forum
More than 350 athlete representatives from 185 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), 50 International Federations (IFs), five continental Athletes Commissions (ACs), the ACs of all the Organising Committees of the upcoming Olympic Games, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the World Olympians Association (WOA) met in Lausanne for the 9th edition […]

23.04.2019 Event appointments at the latest council meeting
Orienteering Council appointed Russia as organisers for Sprint European Orienteering Championships (EOC) 2021. The suggested dates are August 23-29. The venue will be in Saransk in Republic of Mordovia. Council appointed Lithuania as organisers of the European Youth Orienteering Championships (EYOC) 2021. The suggested dates are June 25-27 and the venue is Vilnius.   Ski […]

18.04.2019 World Orienteering Day 2019: Less than one month to go!
Is there anything more exciting than half a million people practising orienteering at the same time? 500 000 participants at 5.000 events in 100 regions are the goals for World Orienteering Day 2019, which takes place between May 15th and May 21st. All events organised during those days can be registered as WOD events. World […]

18.04.2019 Minutes of IOF Council Meeting 12-13 April published
The IOF Council met in Budapest the weekend of April 12-13. The minutes of meeting 194 are now published on the IOF website Council page. Among the topics and discussions at the meeting Approval of the new Specification for Sprint Orienteering Maps ISSprOM 2019 New member of the IOF – Greece Organiser appointments The IOF […]

17.04.2019 The future Orienteering World Cup without O-Ringen round
The IOF and Verein Swiss Cup have made an agreement for the Orienteering World Cup 2020 and beyond. The IOF has over the past few years been working on the development of the Orienteering World Cup to increase its attractiveness to athletes, the media and orienteering fans. The goal being to develop the quality and […]

09.04.2019 Foot O Event Advising Clinic in Brazil 3 – 5 May 2019
The IOF Foot Orienteering Commission and  Brazilian Orienteering Federation (CBO) welcome you to an IOF Event Advisers Clinic in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil from May 3-5 2019. The Clinic is open to anyone who would like to seek accreditation as an IOF Event Adviser. The clinic is also open for experienced organisers who want to […]

08.04.2019 Ski Orienteering Commission meeting minutes published 2019-1
The meeting was held during WSOC 2019 in Piteå. Link to minutes

08.04.2019 Algeria, a new orienteering destination
There is no better satisfaction in my volunteer orienteering development work, than when I see the orienteering flame that I introduced to a new place start burning. This was exactly the case with Algeria, says Zoran Milovanovic, IOF Regional Development Coordinator. Only 4 months after the first visit to Algeria, and after just one seminar, […]

08.04.2019 Bulletin 1 for WMSOC 2020 is published
For the first time the World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships will be held together with the Winter World Masters Games 2020 (WWMG). Bulletin 1 has now been published and you find it and other related information on the event’s page on IOF Eventor.

04.04.2019 A new start for orienteering in Nepal
Since 2014, Nepal has been a provisional member of the IOF. However, partially due to the disastrous earthquake that affected the country in 2015, there has been very little actual activity going on. Enter Radheshyam Dahal, Secretary General of the rejuvinated Nepal Orienteering Federation (NOF). He had heard about orienteering during a trip to Norway […]

03.04.2019 What causes MTBO Injuries?
The MTBO Commission together with the MTBO Athletes Commission started to collect data on MTBO competition accidents and injuries in April 2016, including historic data. MTBO is the orienteering discipline that inherently carries a higher level of danger and possibility of serious injuries due to high speed travel over unknown terrain in competition situations. Athletes […]

03.04.2019 New World Orienteering Day newsletter published
As WOD 2019 approaches, the latest newsletter is full of inspiration from around the world. Find out what’s happening in Kiribati, the latest country to register for WOD, as well as in other places such as Lithuania, France, Norway and Egypt. Also, don’t miss the offers from WOD sponsors SPORTident, DOBAS and OCAD. Check out […]

26.03.2019 World Ski Orienteering Championships: Russia tops medals table
Russia was just ahead of Sweden in the medals statistics after 4 days of hectic racing at World Ski Orienteering Championships. It was a very well-organised championships in the very north of Sweden, with for SkiO some high quality ground-breaking TV coverage for on-line viewers. In the individual races, Russia won 3 gold, 1 silver […]

25.03.2019 SOC Open Meeting in Pitea
During WSOC,JWSOC and WMSOC in Pitea SOC had an open meeting with good attendance from athletes, team leaders, coaches and potential organisers of future SkiO Events. SOC introduced its members and their obligations. The main topics were: Universiade 2019;  Step forward in visibility and recognizing our sport. TV production. Interesting formats. Stadium format. WUC 2020 […]

24.03.2019 WSOC: Double Russian triumph in Relays
On the final day of the World Ski Orienteering Championships, Russia demonstrated strength in depth by winning both women’s and men’s relays by clear margins. Alena Trapeznikova gave Russia a perfect start on leg 1 of the women’s race, and this was cemented by Tatyana Oborina on leg 2, giving Mariya Kechkina a healthy lead […]

23.03.2019 WSOC: Kechkina and Rost take Middle Distance crowns
Two intense competitions ended in narrow victories for Mariya Kechkina, Russia (by 10 seconds) and Erik Rost, Sweden (5 seconds). Sixteen men finished within a minute of the winner. It was fast and furious skiing with several changes in the lead as the field fanned out after the mass starts. Tove Alexandersson, Sweden was the […]

21.03.2019 Second gold for Alexandersson, tie for gold in men’s race
Sprint instead of Long – it makes no difference for Tove Alexandersson, Sweden, who powered round the 4.3 km course in 14.36 to take the Sprint gold by 28 seconds. In an exciting finish to the men’s race, the gold was shared by Sergey Gorlanov, Russia and Erik Rost, Sweden. Behind Alexandersson, who was fastest […]

21.03.2019 Open Ski O Commission Meeting at Pitea
An Open Ski O Commission Meeting will be held in Event Center on Friday 22.3 17:00 at Team Leaders Meeting Room. All Athletes, Team Officials and interested people are invited to discuss the future of Ski Orienteering.  

20.03.2019 World Ski Orienteering Championships: Alexandersson and Lamov win first golds
The Long Distance race proved a success story for IOF World Ranking leaders Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Andrey Lamov, Russia, both of whom set out their stall for the week with emphatic victories. Especially so Alexandersson, who won by 6.11 on a gruelling course that took her almost 108 minutes to complete. Tove Alexandersson was […]

19.03.2019 Invitation to training camps for WOC 2020
Want to prepare for WOC 2020 in Denmark? The first official WOC 2020 training camp will take place in the period 18-26 May 2019. The training camp will start in Odense, where it will join the traditional Fynsk Sprint Cup competitions. After one week with several high-quality training opportunities in the Triangle Region, it will […]

18.03.2019 Sweden poised for Ski Orienteering climax
The world’s Ski Orienteering elite are gearing up right now for the climax of the season: the World Ski Orienteering Championships (WSOC) start on Wednesday at Piteå in northern Sweden, with four days of intense and exciting competition in prospect. European Championship (ESOC) gold medallists Tove Alexandersson, Magdalena Olsson and Erik Rost are on home […]

18.03.2019 Regional Development Seminar: “How to organize small and sprint orienteering events”.
IOF Regional and Youth Development Commission, together with the Hellenic  Federation of Modern Pentathlon (Orienteering Committee), invitation to Regional Development orienteering seminar “How to organize small and sprint orienteering events”. Not only participants from Greece are welcome, but also from other developing end emerging nations. Welcome!  

15.03.2019 World Cup National Quota and Bulletin 1 For the World Cup Final in China
The National Quota for World Cup competitions 2019 and Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2019 is described in a new document. Every National Team have defined number of start-slots for each competition. You can find it here. Bulletin 1 for World Cup final in China is released, please find it here.

14.03.2019 Global Orienteering Volunteer Platform: “Volunteering abroad … and why not you?”
Orienteering volunteers Valentin CHAREYRE and Frédéric TRANCHAND from France talked about their experiences in the French Orienteering Magazine CO Mag. IOF RYDC took the opportunity to share their enthusiasm and also asked David Poland from Australia and Diana Malaed from Lebanon to comment on developing orienteering through the IOF Volunteer Platform. Valentin is a 26 […]

10.03.2019 Joergen Baklid and Liisa Nenonen win Middle distance gold
As the inaugural edition of Ski Orienteering at the Winter Universiade came to an end, Norway’s Joergen Baklid and Finland’s Liisa Nenonenn won the men’s and women’s Middle distance races at the Raduga Cluster. Fifty athletes lined up at the start line in the men’s Middle distance Ski Orienteering race. Gorlanov and Kiselev, already medallists at […]

08.03.2019 Leho Haldna: “The Winter Universiade is a unique opportunity to make orienteering more visible”
The culmination of the Ski Orienteering season is approaching The snow has already melted in my garden in Estonia, but the Ski Orienteering season is still to reach its peak. Now, Ski Orienteering is on the program at the FISU Winter University for the first time in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Ski Orienteering was included as Universiade […]

08.03.2019 Russia takes Sprint Relay title as two Norwegian teams follow
In the ski orienteering Sprint Relay at Winter Universiade 2019, the Russian duo of Marina Viatkina and Sergei Gorlanov took the team title, with a time of 47:39. The Norwegian pair of Evine Westli Andersen and Joergen Baklid followed the host nation team in second position, at 48:42. Completing the podium was another Norwegian team, […]

06.03.2019 Updated IOF Control Descriptions published
The IOF Control Descriptions have been updated with some minor changes which improve the useability for Trail Orienteering.  Changes include clarification that “side” can be used with linear features such as track or stream  and there are small improvements to a number of the examples at the end of the document. Link to Control Descriptions

05.03.2019 19-year old wins women’s Ski Orienteering Pursuit
The Raduga Cluster hosted the second day of competition in Ski Orienteering at the Krasnoyarsk 2019 Winter Universiade, with the men’s and women’s Pursuits. Both gold medals were awarded to Russians – Sergey Gorlanov and Marina Viatkina. After the individual Ski Orienteering races the day before, athletes left the start line at time intervals based […]

04.03.2019 Gold medals for Russia and Finland at the Winter Universiade
As Ski-Orienteering made its Winter Universiade debut in the 29th edition with the sprints, Russian fans were treated to intense competition in a fascinating sport that combines navigational skills and endurance. Ski-Orienteering kicked off at 3pm (local time) in chilly conditions at the Raduga Cluster multi-functional complex and the near-capacity crowd was treated to spectacular […]

04.03.2019 The Winter Universiade kicks off with sprint
Today the ski orienteering athletes enter the Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk Russia, where Ski Orienteering is included for the first time.Sprint is on the agenda and the competitions can be followed on Olympic Channel. All information can be found here: https://krsk2019.com/en/pages/schedule_and_results Olympic Channel Winter Universiade 2019

28.02.2019 Latest newsletter is here!
The latest IOF Newsletter follows yesterday’s launch of the new website on orienteering.sport. The SkiO season is at its peak, with both the FISU Winter Universiade and the World Ski Orienteering Championships coming up, so naturally there is a SkiO focus in the newsletter. Make sure to catch up on how it went at the […]

28.02.2019 “Crystal snow of alpine quality” for Turkey showpiece
The European Ski Orienteering Championships (ESOC) in Sarıkamış, Turkey is officially over. It was a successful event, showing that a new country for Ski Orienteering can organise it at a high level. IOF Ski Orienteering Commission Chair Tatiana Kalenderoğlu talked to quite a few elite competitors, and all said that they did not really know […]

28.02.2019 IOF High Level Event Seminar presentations published
All presentations at the IOF High Level Event Seminar and TV seminar held in Praha recently are now published online. You find all interesting presentations here  

28.02.2019 Financial support of global development projects
The IOF Regional and Youth Development Commission (RYDC) will select a number of development projects to receive financial support. Selected projects by sub-regional groups must contribute to the achievement of the IOF Goals 2020: Regional Development ✓ The number of IOF Member Federations has increased to 80. ✓ Regional and sub-regional structures are functioning on […]

28.02.2019 World Orienteering Day approaches
With World Orienteering Day 2019 approaching, the orienteering community is stepping up its efforts in preparation for the event. In the most recent WOD Newsletter, you can read about the approach of both British Orienteering and the Swedish Orienteering Federation. Why not see if any of their ideas might inspire your own activity? Or perhaps […]

28.02.2019 A note from the president
The culmination of the Ski Orienteering season is approaching The snow has already melted in my garden in Estonia, but the Ski Orienteering season is still to reach its peak. At the beginning of March, Ski Orienteering is on the program at the FISU Winter University for the first time in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Ski Orienteering […]

27.02.2019 The IOF relaunches official website at orienteering.sport
The International Orienteering Federation is pleased to announce the re-launch of its official website and at the same time the rebranding of the site within the global .sport initiative. The address of the new site is orienteering.sport. The remade website provides a user-friendly environment for anyone interested in orienteering sports. With a simplified navigation the […]

26.02.2019 Restart of the IOF Environment and Sustainability Commission
The IOF Environment and Sustainability Commission has two new members; Stefano Bisoffi, Italy, who is the new Chairperson, and Andrei Yakauleu from Belarus. The IOF Environment and Sustainability Commission has three main goals: a) to provide Federations and Clubs with easy-to-use guides on the management of environmental issues in the organisation of orienteering events and […]

21.02.2019 Ski Orienteering Event 2020 Appointed to Latvia
IOF Council appointed Ski Orienteering World Cup 2020 , Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships 2020 and European Youth Ski Orienteering Championships 2020 to Latvia. The World Cup Round and Championships will be organized in Madona which is the skiing sports capital of Latvia. Madona has hosted two major IOF SkiO events before – ESOC 2013 and […]

12.02.2019 Sweden top nation in European SkiO Championships
Highest score in medals terms in the individual races at the very successful Championships in Turkey was achieved by Sweden, whilst in the Relays it was Russia that scored highest. Overall, Sweden was best with 20 points to Russia’s 17.

11.02.2019 Symbol set for School Maps
The IOF Map Commission have published a set of symbols for school maps.

11.02.2019 Russia and Norway win European SkiO Relays
The Russian women’s team enjoyed a clear victory by more than 1½ minutes, whilst the Norwegian men came through on the last leg to take victory by 13 seconds in the final races of the European Ski Orienteering Championships in Turkey today.

10.02.2019 Tove Alexandersson back to winning ways
The European SkiO Long distance race brought the first win of the championships for Tove Alexandersson, Sweden. The Sprint champion Lars Moholdt, Norway, won his second individual gold in a close race with Sergey Gorlanov, Russia. After mass starts, the leads changed several times, giving plenty of excitement for both competitors and spectators.

08.02.2019 European SkiO Championships: double Middle triumph for Sweden
Sweden’s Magdalena Olsson and Erik Rost emerged victorious from today’s Middle distance race in hilly terrain in Turkey. Olsson took her first-ever international championships win in convincing fashion, whilst Rost’s victory was tight – by just 3 seconds.

07.02.2019 Russia wins European SkiO Sprint Relay
Alena Trapeznikova, individual Sprint champion yesterday, teamed up with Sergey Gorlanov today to take a second gold medal in the European SkiO Championships; Russia finished the course 29 seconds ahead of Sweden, with Norway getting the bronze medals.  

06.02.2019 Norway and Russia win first European golds
European SkiO Sprint champions 2019 are Alena Trapeznikova, Russia, fastest by 9 seconds, and Lars Moholdt, Norway, who won his race by an impressive 27 seconds.

01.02.2019 TV: Running camera gives a true feeling of the speed
Today, a running cameraman is a must for high-quality TV production in orienteering. The running camera brings a true feeling of the runner’s speed and demonstrates the difficulty of the terrain.
– It gives the viewer a kind of insider look, something you can´t get when you watch other sports such as football or ice hockey, says Karel Jonak.

01.02.2019 The Orienteering World 2018 magazine released!
In the new issue you will find many interesting orienteering articles; orienteering in TV, athletes role in orienteering development, orienteering in Singapore and much more. Don´t miss out!

01.02.2019 O-Ringen Academy 2019: Scholarship opportunities
The IOF Regional and Youth Development Commission will give financial support to participation in O-Ringen Academy for applicants from an orienteering developing country or a country which is not yet a member of the IOF.

31.01.2019 WMSOC in the Winter World Master Games in Innsbruck 2020
We are very pleased to announce that the World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships will be the part of the Winter World Master Games for the first time in Innsbruck 2020. The best Ski Orienteering Master athletes will compete for the World Champion title at three disciplines: Sprint, Middle and Long.

30.01.2019 Minutes from IOF Council and Commissions’ meetings published
The minutes of the latest IOF Council Meeting, which took place 18-19 January in Warsaw, Poland, are now published. The minutes of the RYDC and Map Commission are also published.

30.01.2019 New World Masters Orienteering Championships Manual 2019 (WMOC Manual)
A new version of the manual is now published. All significant changes are marked with a vertical line in the document. WMOC Manual 2019

30.01.2019 News for Foot Orienteering World Ranking Events (WRE) in 2019
New WRE manual A new version of the World Ranking Event Manual has been published. All significant changes are marked with a vertical line in the document. The document is focused on Foot Orienteering Events but also contain relevant guidance for MTBO, SkiO and TrailO Events. WRE Manual 2019 Extended test period for 1:10 000 […]

29.01.2019 European Ski Orienteering Championships in Turkey
In a week’s time the European Ski Orienteering Championships get under way in Sarikamiş in north-eastern Turkey, with some 80 athletes from 10 nations taking part. All the top-ranked ski orienteers will be present, including Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Andrey Lamov, Russia who head the IOF SkiO World Rankings lists by 115 and 57 points respectively.

24.01.2019 IOF Eventor Maintenance 30th January
IOF Eventor will be migrated to new infrastructure environment and will be shut down temporarily on the 30th January. The downtime window is planned to be 06:00 to 12:00 CET. If you have any questions, please contact david.wastlund@orienteering.org.

23.01.2019 O-Ringen Academy 2019
The organizers of O-Ringen Kolmården 2019 together with PWT Travel and in cooperation with the IOF, are pleased to invite participants to the annual O-Ringen Academy, which will take place 19-28 July, in connection with O-Ringen in Kolmården, Sweden.

21.01.2019 IOF Major Event Appointments
The IOF Council made several major event appointments in connection with its meeting in Warsaw January 18-19, 2019. Among them the World Masters Orienteering Championships 2022.

21.01.2019 Thailand joins the IOF, and Greece to join soon
The Thai Orienteering Association (TOA) was approved as a member of the IOF at the Council Meeting held in Warsaw this past weekend (January 18-19, 2019). This brings the number of members of the IOF to 73.

17.01.2019 New IOF World Ranking
At the October meeting of Council, changes were approved to the IOF World ranking System (WRS) with effect from January 1 2019 following a review of the WRS.

11.01.2019 Foot Orienteering Athlete of the Year: Tove Alexandersson
Tove Alexandersson has done it again: she has been at her very best over the whole season. This year at the World Championships in Latvia she won 4 out of 5 possible medals: gold in Long and Mixed Relay, and silver in Sprint and Relay. And she is the winner of the 2018 World Cup.

27.12.2018 Orienteering in the spotlight – vote for Tove!
Do you think that Tove Alexandersson was the greatest Swedish athlete in 2018? If so - vote for Tove to win the Jerring Prize!

21.12.2018 Plans for the 2019 WOC Clinic announced
The IOF has cooperated with the organisers of World Orienteering Championships since the 2011 to put on a WOC Clinic. The aim of the Clinic is to encourage and support participation from member federations who otherwise would not be able to participate at the World Orienteering Championships due to economic challenges.

21.12.2018 Interested in the development of orienteering? IOF Commissions are looking for new members
As we enter the new strategic period for the IOF, we have identified a number of needs to strengthen IOF Commissions with new members. We would therefore ask your help in identifying new commission members for the following commissions.

21.12.2018 Sigurd Dæhli, Norway – multi-talented medal winner
The first person ever to win World Championship medals in three different orienteering disciplines: that is the distinction achieved by Sigurd Dæhli when the Norwegian open relay team took the silver medals at last year’s World TrailO Championships in Lithuania.

21.12.2018 Orienteering is totally in line with the image of university sports whose motto is: “Excellence in mind and body”.
FISU Secretary General Eric Saintrond about the cooperation between FISU and the IOF and the honour to have been chosen as a member of the IOF Ethics Panel.

21.12.2018 Ski Orienteering Athlete of the Year: Tove Alexandersson
The Swedish athlete Tove Alexandersson is not only the current queen of FootO, but also of Ski Orienteering. She started FootO and also began practising SkiO at the age of ten. Now she is twenty-six, and she has been World Champion in SkiO eight times. In 2018 she has brought three gold medals home from the European Championships and has won the World Cup. So she has been chosen once again as the SkiO Athlete of the Year.

21.12.2018 Trail Orienteering Athlete of the Year: Ján Furucz
Ján Furucz, current world champion in PreO and silver medallist in TempO, has been chosen as the TrailO Athlete of 2018 as a result of his remarkable performances during last season. Furucz grew up in an orienteering family; his two brothers and his sister practised orienteering too, and his father was their coach while his mother took care of them. Nowadays, both he and his brother are part of the Slovakian TrailO team, which helps them support each other and constantly pull harder to improve.

21.12.2018 MTB Orienteering Athlete of the Year: Martina Tichovska
The Czech athlete Martina Tichovska has been the clear queen of MTBO in 2018. She won five medals at the World MTBO Championships, one in each race: two gold medals in Long Distance and the Relay plus three silver medals, from Middle Distance, Mass Start and Sprint.

21.12.2018 Foot Orienteering Atlethe of the Year: Tove Alexandersson
Tove Alexandersson has done it again: she has been at her very best over the whole season. This year at the World Championships in Latvia she won 4 out of 5 possible medals: gold in Long and Mixed Relay, and silver in Sprint and Relay. And she is the winner of the 2018 World Cup.

20.12.2018 Updated competition rules for FootO published
The Council Event Supervisory Board has approved an updated version of the competition rules for IOF Foot Orienteering Events. These new rules are valid as of January 1, 2019.

14.12.2018 Qualification rules for The World Games 2021 approved
The World Games 2021 will be organised in Birmingham, Alabama, USA from July 15 - 25, 2021. Orienteering will be present with 3 competitions, an individual Sprint, an individual Middle Distance and a Sprint Relay. The Council Event Supervisory Board has approved the qualification rules which will be used to select the 40 female and 40 male athletes who will participate the The World Games 2021. 

06.12.2018 10th IOF High Level Event Seminar to take place in Prague
The International Orienteering Federation, in cooperation with the Czech Orienteering Federation (ČSOS), is pleased to publish the invitation to the 2019 IOF High Level Event Seminar to be held at Hotel Golf in Prague, Czech Republic 2-3 February, 2019.

27.11.2018 Special Rules for the 2019 Orienteering World Cup
The Special Rules for the 2019 Orienteering World Cup have been published. The World Cup Final programme in China, Increased Prize money and the Long Distance chase start concept in Finland are some of the interesting things to highlight.

26.11.2018 Updates to ISOM 2017 approved
Since the publication of the International Standard for Orienteering Maps (ISOM) 2017, the IOF Map Commission has collected feedback and assessed the need for updates to the standard, based upon actual use.

22.11.2018 Updated Competition Rules for MTBO and TrailO
The Competition rules for IOF MTB Orienteering Events and IOF Trail Orienteering Events have been updated. The new set of rules are valid from 1 January 2019.

19.11.2018 Foot Orienteering Commission meeting minutes published
Minutes – Foot Orienteering Commission – Meeting 4-2018 Place: Scandic Plaza Borås, Sweden

14.11.2018 Invitation to IOF Ski Orienteering Event Advisers Clinic
IOF Ski Orienteering Commission invites all member federations to participate in the IOF Ski Orienteering Event Advisers Clinic. The Clinic takes place in conjunction with World Ski Orienteering Championships in Piteå, Sweden.

09.11.2018 WADA publish 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods
Each year, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) updates their List of Prohibited Substances and Methods. The 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List), which comes into force on 1 January 2019, was published by WADA in October. 

09.11.2018 South American Orienteering Championships in Uruguay
The second official South American Orienteering Championships starts with a Long Distance (WRE) in Uruguay on November the 9th. For the first time also junior and youth champions will be awarded in South America.

09.11.2018 South American Orienteering Championships in Chile
The second official South American Orienteering Championships starts with a Long Distance (WRE) in Uruguay on November the 9th. For the first time also junior and youth champions will be awarded in South America.

01.11.2018 Updated Competition Rules for Ski Orienteering published
Updated Competition Rules for IOF Ski Orienteering Events has been approved and published. They can be found on the Ski Orienteering rules page. The updated rules are valid as of November 1, 2018.

31.10.2018 PWT China Tour 2018 concludes in Beijing
The PWT China Tour 2018 took place around Beijing and nearby areas. The overall winners on the 2018 tour were Yannick Michiels (BEL) and Karolin Ohlsson (SWE).

30.10.2018 Global Development Conference 2018
The 2nd Global Development Conference was held in Prague, Czech Republic with 102 participants from 38 countries. All sessions were recorded and have now been published together with the presentations.

21.10.2018 Minutes of the XXIX IOF General Assembly published
The Minutes of the XXIX IOF Ordinary General Assembly have been approved and are now published here on the IOF website. Read all about the various reports, proposals and the Council elections which took place in Prague.

19.10.2018 PWT China Tour 2018 starts on Sunday
PWT China Tour 2018 consists of several competitions, of which two are IOF World Ranking Events, in the Beijing region starting on Sunday October 21. PWT China 2018 is organised together with the 3rd Beijing Orienteering Week (BOW) and the tour will have both international and local flavour. There will be several World Champions and championships medallists […]

19.10.2018 The first Global Development Award to Peo Bengtsson
In connection to the Global Development Conference held in Praha, Czech Republic, Peo Bengtsson was awarded by the IOF for his life long work with developing orienteering around the world.

19.10.2018 Event Appointments: WMMTBOC 2020 and WTOC 2021
A number of event appointments were made at the recent IOF Council meetings in Prague, Czech Republic.

17.10.2018 FootO Event Advisers Clinic in Hong Kong
The invitation is published and registration is now opened for the FootO Event Advisers Clinic to be held in Hong Kong 21-22 December 2018.

16.10.2018 Japanese student club invite Ugandan orienteers
University of Tsukuba Orienteering team, Japan, invited 5 athletes of Uganda Orienteering Federation.

12.10.2018 Slovakian Furucz wins European TrailO Cup
The final events of the season in the unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering (ECTO) were held in Prague last weekend, and the outcome in the overall standings was a victory by 10 points for Jan Furucz, Slovakia.

07.10.2018 Alexandersson and Kyburz repeat World Cup success
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland are the 2018 overall World Cup winners after today’s exciting World Cup Final Sprint in Mladá Boleslav. Both have now won the World Cup overall five times.

07.10.2018 IOF General Assembly concludes in Prague
The XXIX IOF General Assembly took place today in Prague, Czech Republic.

06.10.2018 First World Cup wins for Ohlsson and Nykodym
Karolin Ohlsson, Sweden has got steadily better this season, culminating in victory by 1.10 in today’s Middle race in the technical sandstone terrain at Turnov. Surprise winner of the men’s race was home athlete Milos Nykodym, for whom a little-used route choice on a long leg near the end proved absolutely decisive.

06.10.2018 IOF General Assembly Resolution
At the currently ongoing IOF General Assembly, the Member Federations of the IOF came together in a common resolution.

05.10.2018 Emphatic Team World Cup win for Swiss
The Swiss teams put on a huge power display in the Sprint Relay today after their Knock-Out Sprint disappointments, getting three teams in to the finish in the first four. Their winning team had a hard fight with Sweden in the early stages, but two mistakes by the Swedes made it an easy victory for Switzerland in the end.

04.10.2018 Wyder and Kral take Knock-Out Sprint titles
Winners in the finals today were Judith Wyder, Switzerland, taking her first major victory this year, and local favourite Vojtech Kral. Both the semi-finals and finals courses took the athletes through some very complex multi-level terrain as well as fast open parkland.

03.10.2018 Prague is buzzing: World Cup Finals start tomorrow!
Excitement is building in Prague as athletes from 29 nations prepare for four World Cup events in successive days, starting tomorrow. The first event, a Knock-Out Sprint, is a trial of the final form of this new format. This is a sprint-dominated World Cup final series with only one forest race (Middle distance), but that promises to be very technically demanding in an area with masses of huge sandstone boulders and cliffs.

02.10.2018 Follow the World Cup Final live
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden has a commanding lead in the women’s standings, but there are three athletes in serious contention for the men’s title. Switzerland has a small lead in the Team World Cup. Don´t miss out: All you need to know about how to follow the competitions live.

02.10.2018 The World Cup Final Round kicks off with Knock-Out Sprint in Praha
The World Cup Round 4 starts with a Knock-Out Sprint in Praha on the 4th of October. The semi-finals and the finals will be held in Výstaviště in the northern part of central Prague.

02.10.2018 Big interest for IOF Conferences
On October 5th a number of IOF Conferences and Meetings will be held, among them: 2nd IOF Global Development Conference (GDC) Invitation and Programme 18th International Conference on Orienteering Mapping (ICOM) Invitation and Programme a Pre-General Assembly meeting, 18:00-21:00 More than 60 participants from 30 different nations spread over 5 continents will take part in the IOF Global Development Conference. You […]

24.09.2018 MTBO World Cup Concludes in Odemira, Portugal
This weekend saw the MTBO World Cup Final take place in Odemira, Portugal, with athletes racing for the World Cup titles. The programme included a Middle, Long and Sprint Distance.

21.09.2018 IOF General Assemby: Junior World Orienteering Championships programme change proposal
There are six member federation proposals to the IOF General Assembly. One that most likely will cause interesting discussions at the GA is the proposal regarding the Junior World Orienteering Championships programme.

20.09.2018 World Cup Final in MTB Orienteering coming up
This weekend the world’s MTB Orienteers are heading to Portugal for the World Cup Final. The program is Middle Distance, Long Distance and the final Sprint on Sunday.

20.09.2018 Information Technology Open Meeting 2018 – Presentations
IOF IT Commission invited the orienteering world to present and discuss orienteering relevant technology - timekeeping, GPS, analysis, services, hardware, software etc. The Open Meeting were held at the 6th August 2018 during WOC 2018 in Riga, Latvia.

19.09.2018 Athletes rights in focus in The Athlete Charter and at WADA Global Athlete Forum
The aim with The Athlete Charter is to be the world’s largest athlete-focused survey ever commissioned. All elite-level athletes are invited to share their voice. Integrity and Clean Sport is one of the key topics. Clean Sport was also the main topic on the 1st WADA Global Athlete Forum with the theme The sport we want. Erik Blomgren, coordinator of the Ski Orienteering Athletes Commission attended the forum on behalf of the IOF.

18.09.2018 IOF High Level Event Seminar 2019 Announcement
The International Orienteering Federation, in cooperation with the Czech Orienteering Federation, is pleased to announce that the 2019 IOF High Level Event Seminar will be held on 2-3 February in Prague, Czech Republic.

13.09.2018 General Assembly Weekend – Update
The XXIX IOF Congress and General Assembly is to be held in Prague, Czech Republic 4-7 October, 2018 The General Assembly will be held on Saturday the 6th October. Read about news and reminders.

13.09.2018 Call for WRE applications
The general deadline for WRE applications in the 2019 season (2018-2019 season for SkiO) is in 30th September and applications are as usual entered in IOF Eventor. Note that it is very important to get the SkiO and MTBO applications by the deadline, 30 September. The FootO and TrailO application period is a bit more […]

12.09.2018 Apply For IOF Major Events
IOF invites all member federations to apply for IOF Events and the next application deadline is 2019-01-01. We have released a new version of the IOF Events Application Overview 2019 – 2023 to be used as a key document for event application planning. The document contains: a list of all application periods for coming IOF Events […]

11.09.2018 The World Games 2021 bulletin 1
Orienteering will be one of the sports represented in The World Games (TWG) 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Bulletin 1 is now released and can be found in IOF Eventor.

07.09.2018 Sprint, Sprint Relay and Middle Distance at the World Cup Final in China 2019
China will host the World Cup Final 2019 in Guangzhou in southern China. The competitions will be held between the 25th and the 29th of October.

06.09.2018 European Ski Orienteering Championships 2020 in Russia
The IOF Council has appointed Russia as organiser of the European Ski Orienteering Championships 2020. There have been difficulties in finding organisers for major events in Ski Orienteering and 2020 is no exception; Russia was the only bidder for ESOC 2020.

04.09.2018 World Cup standings: close fight ahead for men’s title
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden has a commanding lead in the women’s standings, but there are three athletes in serious contention for the men’s title at the finals in Prague next month. Switzerland has a small lead in the Team World Cup.

03.09.2018 MTB Orienteering Commission meeting minutes published
Minutes of the MTBO Commission Meeting 2018-2, 10 August 2018 in Zwettl, Austria

02.09.2018 Sweden and Norway win World Cup Relay
Sweden and Norway were on top in the Relay at the World Cup Round 3/pre-WOC in Norway. The Swedish women were never threatened by any other team during the Relay. The men's race was exciting to the very end and was decided only at the last few controls, with the Norwegian last leg runner Magne Daehli's ice cold finish bringing his team to victory ahead of the two Swedish teams on his tail.

01.09.2018 Swedish World Cup success: Alexandersson and Lind win Pursuit
The Swedish World Cup success continues. Yesterday's double victory was followed by another double victory in the Pursuit by Tove Alexandersson and William Lind.

01.09.2018 Alexandersson and Runesson fastest in the Prologue
Another double victory for Sweden in the World Cup Prologue today by Tove Alexandersson and Johan Runesson. 

31.08.2018 Alexandersson and Bergman win World Cup Long Distance
Sweden took a double victory when Tove Alexandersson and Gustav Bergman won the Long Distance at the World Cup Round 3/pre-WOC in Norway.

30.08.2018 18th International Conference on Orienteering Mapping
Don't miss this highlight!

29.08.2018 Follow World Cup Round 3 LIVE!
On Saturday 31th August, the World Orienteering Round 3 and “Pre-WOC 2019” will kick-off in Østfold, Norway. There will be full TV production on the Pursuit and Relay competitions. Watch live on NRK 1 (Norway), YLE TV2 (Finland) and LIVE Orienteering (available globally). All 4 races (Long distance; Prologue + Pursuit, Relay) will have live […]

27.08.2018 IOF Global Development Conference – Registrations still open!
EVERYONE interested in regional and youth orienteering development is very welcome!

27.08.2018 3-4 November 2018 – IOF MTBO Event Advisers’ and Organisers’ Clinic, Birkerød, Denmark
This Event Advisers’ and Organisers’ Clinic is organised for the education and recruitment of new IOF licensed MTB Orienteering Event Advisers and the education of MTBO organisers.

24.08.2018 World Cup/pre-WOC in Norway is coming up
The Orienteering World Cup Round 3 and pre-WOC will be held in Østfold, Norway, August 31st-September 2nd. The Pursuit competitions on Saturday and the Relays on Sunday will be broadcast live.

23.08.2018 Results, photos and maps from the North American Orienteering Championships
North American Orienteering Championships and North American Junior and Youth Championships has been held in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. 

22.08.2018 First WRE in TrailO in Africa
The African Continent has hosted the first World Ranking Event, WRE, ever in Trail Orienteering.

15.08.2018 2019 ISF World School Championships in Orienteering – Bulletin 1 published
The 2019 ISF World School Championships in Orienteering will take place in Otepää, Estonia, 29 April to 5 May. The Championship is open for both school and selected teams, in two age categories for both genders (2004-2005 and 2001-2002-2003). The last edition of the World Schools Orienteering Championship took place in Palermo, Italy, in 2017, when […]

13.08.2018 Promotions and relegations for WOC 2019 Long Distance
The promotions and relegations for national quota groups for WOC 2019 Long Distance have been calculated. 

12.08.2018 Alexandersson and Hubmann head World Cup standings
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Daniel Hubmann, Switzerland head the 2018 World Cup score lists after the World Championships, with two rounds still to go. Switzerland tops the Team World Cup standings.

12.08.2018 Finland and Russia dominate MTBO Sprint
Three women in the top six for Finland; four men in the top six for Russia – and in both cases including the gold medallist. This was the big story from the final day of the World MTBO Championships in Austria.

12.08.2018 Two Czech wins in MTBO Championships Long Distance
The two experienced Czech riders Martina Tichovska and Krystof Bogar took the gold medals in the World MTBO Championships in Austria today, by 5 seconds and 2.07 respectively.

11.08.2018 World TrailO Championships: Sweden and Norway win Relays
Sweden won the Paralympic class in the WTOC Relay, 30 seconds clear of the Czech Republic with Russia third. The Open class win went to Norway, 34 seconds better than home country Latvia.

11.08.2018 Defending champions retain titles in Long Distance
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Olav Lundanes, Norway were both successful, and both by good margins, after near faultless runs in today’s Long Distance race. This was Lundanes third Long title in succession – and he now has five in all.

09.08.2018 Czech Republic and Russia win WMTBOC Relays
Some hard riding in the tough Austrian terrain brought victories to the Czech women and Russian men after significant lead changes in both races.

09.08.2018 Switzerland and Norway World Champions in the Relay
Switzerland won the women’s Relay and Norway the men’s Relay at the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships in Sigulda, Latvia.

09.08.2018 How to qualify for WOC 2019 Long Distance
Qualification for the WOC long distance from 2019 will be based on a divisional system as currently applied for the Middle and Long Distance.

09.08.2018 World TrailO Championships: PreO golds to Slovakia and Sweden
The second day of the PreO competition finished with wins for Ola Jansson, Sweden in the Paralympic class and Jan Furucz, Slovakia in the Open.

08.08.2018 World MTBO Championships: Swiss success in Austria
Swiss rider Simon Braendli produced his best form ever to win the men’s gold in the Middle Distance race in Austria today. Russian Olga Shipolova Vinogradova was the women’s race winner.

08.08.2018 Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2022 awarded to Edinburgh
Scotland, Edinburgh will host the Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2022. The IOF Council made its decision at its meeting in connection with the ongoing World Orienteering Championships in Latvia.

08.08.2018 First ever World Masters Orienteering Championships in Asia
The IOF Council has awarded the WMOC 2021 to Japan.The other shortlisted bidders were Italy and Bulgaria. All bids were of very high quality. The WMOC will be held in conjunction with the World Masters Games Kansai  in late May 2021 and it is the first time WMOC will be held in Asia. In 2016, […]

08.08.2018 Junior World Orienteering Championships 2021 awarded to Portugal
The IOF Council has decided to award JWOC 2021 to Portugal.

07.08.2018 World MTBO Championships: Mass Start golds to Denmark and Finland
Camilla Søgaard, Denmark and Jussi Laurila, Finland were the gold medallists in the Mass Start format in tough Austrian terrain today. The men’s race featured a mass sprint at the end, with the first five separated by just 6 seconds.

07.08.2018 Gemperle and Kinneberg World Champions in Middle Distance
Natalia Gemperle, Russia and Eskil Kinneberg, Norway won the Middle Distance at Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships in Latvia.

07.08.2018 World TrailO Championships: close results in sand-dune forest
The first day of the PreO competition today featured wins for Jan Furucz, Slovakia (Open) and Ola Jansson, Sweden (Paralympic). Results were very close with 13 competitors getting full scores.

06.08.2018 World TrailO Championships: TempO gold to Finland
Petteri Hakala, 19 years old, is the 2018 World TempO Champion. He scored a very tight victory over joint silver medallists Jan Furucz, Slovakia and Lennart Wahlgren, Sweden.

06.08.2018 Mountain-bike elite head for Austria
The top names in MTB Orienteering are all heading for Austria, where the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships (WMTBOC), together with its Junior and European Youth counterparts, start on Tuesday.

06.08.2018 Open IT meeting in Sigulda
Today is rest day at Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships. Are you interested in orienteering and IT? Attend the open IT meeting in Sigulda tonight!

05.08.2018 Reigning champions Sweden wins Sprint Relay
The reigning champions Sweden won the Sprint Relay at the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships in Riga, Latvia.

03.08.2018 Latvia welcomes world’s Trail Orienteers too!
The main spotlights in Latvia next week will be on the World Orienteering Championships, but Latvia is also hosting the World Trail Orienteering Championships (WTOC), at the same time but at a completely different venue.

03.08.2018 IOF and WOC 2018 organiser team up with Pfizer to inform about Tick-Borne Encephalitis TBE
The IOF is proud to announce a partnership with Pfizer and the WOC 2018 organisers to provide information about TBE, a disease which is very relevant to talk about in the orienteering community. In connection with WOC 2018, more specifically in connection with the WOC Middle distance competition on Tuesday August 7th and the Latvian […]

02.08.2018 WOC: Thierry Gueorgiou from a different and new point of view
This WOC Thierry Gueorgiou will return to the main orienteering competition but to play a different role, as one of the coaches of the Swedish Team. In this interview, he talks about his career as an orienteer and how he has exchanged the role of the runner to become the coach.

01.08.2018 WOC: LIVE Orienteering expert’s expectations
It is going to be a special World Orienteering Championships – the last one with both sprint and forest disciplines.  But already this year, we will have the world championships divided into two parts – the urban part in Riga with the sprint and sprint relay in the beginning of the WOC week, followed by the forest disciplines in Sigulda.

01.08.2018 First World Orienteering Championships for Latvia
The 35th World Orienteering Championships (WOC) will be held in Riga and Sigulda, Latvia starting on Saturday. 345 athletes from 49 nations are entered for the competitions – three individual plus Relay and Sprint Relay.

31.07.2018 Kris Jones – fighting for more medals
At the European Championships in May, British orienteer Kris Jones won his first senior medal. Now he is ready to take new steps forward in Latvia.

30.07.2018 Karolin Ohlsson – lots of feelings and energy!
Karolin Ohlsson will shortly be starting a very intense World Championships (WOC) week in orienteering. She has found her sport.

29.07.2018 Daniel Leibundgut – in charge of making WOC better than ever
Daniel Leibundgut is in charge of supporting the organisers of the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships (WOC) this year and also in the coming years. For him, the next few days are a kind of exam.

19.07.2018 ESOC 2019 and JWOC 2020 updates
ESOC 2019 and JWOC 2020 Bulletin 1 is now out with updated Event Web-sites and IOF Eventor pages.

16.07.2018 Masters at the World Masters
A Middle final was introduced this year at the World Masters Orienteering Championships (WMOC). Three athletes have the great distinction of winning gold in all three disciplines – Sprint, Middle and Long.

14.07.2018 Russia and Norway – Junior World Champions in Relay
Russia won the women’s relay and Norway the men’s relay at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Hungary. Russia outperformed race favorites and won the gold in the women’s class, finished 1 minute 8 seconds ahead of Czech Republic and 1 minute 50 seconds ahead of Norway. In the men’s class Norway took a lead […]

13.07.2018 JWOC2018 Middle: gold for Hungary and Sweden
Csilla Garodnyi, Hungary brought first gold medal for the host nation at the Junior World Orienteering Championships 2018. Hungarian orienteer was 8 seconds faster than the Swede Sanna Fast and 26 seconds than the Czech Barbora Chaloupska. Reigning champion Simona Aebersold (SUI), as well as few other runners, were disqualified for missing an obligatory marked […]

12.07.2018 World Masters Orienteering Championships: Middle Distance
The first Middle Distance ever in World Masters Orienteering Championships history took place today in Tisvilde Hegn, Denmark.

10.07.2018 Aebersold and Kolbe – World Junior Champions in Sprint
Simona Aebersold, Switzerland won her second gold medal at the Junior World Orienteering Championships 2018. Aebersold was 26 seconds faster than Tereza Janosikova, Czech Republic and 1 min. 2 sec. faster than Csilla Gardonyi, Hungary. In the men‘s class, the third last starter Colin Kolbe, Germany finished in the gold medal position, only 8 seconds […]

09.07.2018 JWOC Long: gold for Aebersold and Fosser
Simona Aebersold, Switzerland and Kasper Fosser, Norway won Long distance at the Junior World Orienteering Championships 2018 in Kecskemét, Hungary. It was a clean win for both leaders. Aebersold finished more than 5 minutes ahead of the Hungarian Zsofia Sarkozy and 5 min. 56 sec. of Tereza Janosikova, Czech Republic. Kasper Fosser was faster by […]

04.07.2018 Latest IOF Newsletter is here!
The July edition of the IOF Newsletter arrived in the inboxes of its subscribers this afternoon.

04.07.2018 WOD 2018: The final number of participants landed at 358 734
This year's WOD figures have been collected, and the final number of participants landed at 358 734, participating in one of 2213 events organised in 81 different countries and territories. This is an increase of approximately 70 000 participants compared with last year's WOD.

04.07.2018 One of the biggest ever World Masters
Almost 4,200 WMOC participants are registered for the World Masters Orienteering Championships 2018. That is comparable with the biggest WMOC so far; 2007 in Finland.  We are looking forward to a big event, hopefully with the most competitors ever since the event started in 1983 as the Veteran World Cup.

04.07.2018 JWOC kicks off with the longest Long distance in JWOC history
The Junior World Orienteering Championships start on Monday in Kecskemét, Hungary. Junior athletes from all over the world will compete in the challenging Hungarian terrain. The Junior World Orienteering Championships kick off with the Long Distance the 9th July. The diverse and detailed Long Distance terrain will definitely be a challenge for the athletes. Temperatures […]

02.07.2018 EYOC: Finnish dominance in Long Distance
The Finnish team were very strong in the Long Distance at the European Youth Orienteering Championships in Bulgaria, winning all four classes.

02.07.2018 EYOC: Finnish dominans in Long Distance
The Finnish team were very strong in the Long Distance at the European Youth Orienteering Championships in Bulgaria, winning all four classes.

02.07.2018 EMTBOC Summary
European MTBO Relay win for Czech Republic Czech and Russian wins in Middle Distance Epic MTBO Long Distance in European Championships MTBO World Cup 2018

02.07.2018 European MTBO Relay win for Czech Republic
An exciting Mixed Relay on the final day resulted in a 4-second victory by the Czech Republic over keen rivals Russia.

30.06.2018 European MTBO Championships: Czech and Russian wins in Middle Distance
The Russian Olga Shipilova Vinogradova and the Czech Krystof Bogar both enjoyed convincing wins in the Middle race in Hungary today.

29.06.2018 Epic MTBO Long Distance in European Championships
A double win for the Czech Republic – Martina Tichovska and Vojtech Ludvik – was a feature of today’s Long race, where conditions were treacherous in Hungary’s hilly karst terrain after long periods of rain.

27.06.2018 European Youth Orienteering Championships in Bulgaria
European Youth Orienteering Championships kicks off in Bulgaria on Friday. Youth runners will compete in Sprint, Long Distance and Relay.

27.06.2018 MTBO stars of all ages gather in Hungary
Today is the start of the European Championships and the Junior European and Masters World Championships in MTB Orienteering, and also comprises the World Cup Round 1.

26.06.2018 Development Seminar in China
At the end of 2017, the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) and the Orienteering Association of China (OAC) agreed upon several action items to further develop orienteering in China. One of these was an Event Organising Seminar, which would incorporate also an Event Advising Seminar.

21.06.2018 1:10000 for long distance competitions
At its latest meeting in Helsinki, the IOF Council (after voting) approved the IOF Foot Orienteering Commission’s proposal regarding a test period for allowing the use of map scale 1:10000 for long distance competitions (in WRE and regional championships only).
- This has been on the cards for a long time. Finally, we believe we found the right process on how to transform reality into our rules, says Aron Less, chairperson in IOF Foot Orienteering Commission.

20.06.2018 New ISOM 2017 Appendix Published – CMYK Printing and Colour Definitions
The first appendix to the ISOM 2017 has been published.

19.06.2018 IOF TrailO Event Adviser Clinic at WTOC
The IOF TrailO and Rules commissions, in collaboration with the WTOC 2018 organisers, welcome participants to a TrailO Event Advisers’ Clinic in Daugavpils, Latvia.

11.06.2018 General Assembly: Member federation nominations and proposals
The deadline for nominations to the IOF Council, and for proposals from member federations to the IOF General Assembly in October, was June 5th. Read more about nominations and proposals.

08.06.2018 World Orienteering Day – a record setting event
World Orienteering Day is getting bigger and bigger. More than 300 000 persons took part in an orienteering event all over the world during the third edition of WOD. 

07.06.2018 IOF IT Commission to hold Open Meeting at WOC 2018
The IOF IT Commission invites you to attend the Technology in Orienteering - Open Meeting at 18.00 on 6 August 2018 during WOC 2018 in Latvia.

04.06.2018 WOC 2018 Bulletin 3 has been published
Bulletin 3 for Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2018 has been published and all entries and accreditations are now open.

04.06.2018 Knock-Out Sprint is the favourite name
The public voting for the name of the new sprint format is finished and Knock-Out Sprint got 77 % of the votes.

31.05.2018 Report your World Orienteering Day participation!
World Orienteering Day 2018 is now over, and we hope to establish a new record for the new WOD format, with events from a full week counting towards the total. But we need your help to report your WOD event on worldorienteeringday.com! So far, there are more than 237 000 participants registered at 1463 locations […]

25.05.2018 Data protection at the IOF
EU: s new data protection regulations General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) come into effect on the 25th of May 2018.  The new regulations set higher standards on personal data protection and the IOF manages several information systems and databases containing personal data.

25.05.2018 IOF Newsletter Published
The latest IOF newsletter reached the inboxes of its subscribers today.

25.05.2018 Eliminator or Knock-Out Sprint as the third sprint format?
Vote for your favourite name of the new sprint format!

25.05.2018 Central European Orienteering Cooperation has officially started
The cooperation among Central-European orienteering federations (CEOC - Central European Orienteering Cooperation) has been officially established at a meeting in Csákvár, Hungary. Two fundamental documents were adopted: the code of functioning of the cooperation and special rules for the Central European Youth Orienteering Cup (CEYOC).

25.05.2018 Challenging but stable financial situation for the IOF
At the IOF Council meeting in April the financial accounts for 2017 were approved. 2017 was a challenging year, as the cost structure of the IOF operations was restructured, but ended with a positive result.  The restructuring has meant that the overall positive economic trend from 2017 has continued into 2018. – It is important […]

25.05.2018 Tom Hollowell about the IOF finances
Secretary General/CEO Tom Hollowell about the financial situation of the IOF: How we could in general describe financial situation of the IOF? The overall situation can be described as challenging but stable. In the past 12-18 months we have taken important steps to establishing a long-term stable financing platform and restructured cost elements to bring […]

25.05.2018 EOC: Swiss success on home ground
The Swiss runners were very successful on the European Orienteering Championships in Ticino, Switzerland. On the final day of championships, the long distance titles went to Olav Lundanes, Norway and Tove Alexandersson, Sweden. The Swiss remained for the first time without a title after three golden days.

25.05.2018 ETOC: Finland at top in Slovakia
Finland dominated ETOC with gold medals in PreO (Antti Rusanen, Open class), Relay (Open class) and TempO (Pinja Mäkinen). The most successful competitor was Antti Rusanen with two gold medals and one silver. PreO: Antti Rusanen, Finland and Pavel Shmatov, Russia were the gold medallists in PreO in the European TrailO Championships after a very […]

21.05.2018 World Orienteering Day is coming up
The third edition of the global success World Orienteering Day kicks off all over the world May 23rd. 2018, all orienteering activities between May 23rd and May 29th can be registered as a World Orienteering Day event.

15.05.2018 Alexandersson and Kyburz top World Cup rankings
Top athletes in this year’s World Cup after the European Championships are Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland. Both dominated their competitions, winning two of the three individual races and finishing second in the other.

13.05.2018 Alexandersson and Lundanes won the tough EOC long distance
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden, and Olav Lundanes, Norway are the new European champions in long distance. The two Scandinavian athletes managed to beat the Swiss team in the tough Swiss terrain.   

12.05.2018 Switzerland and Norway European Champions in relay
Switzerland won the women’s relay and Norway the men’s relay at the European Orienteering Championships in Ticino, Switzerland.

10.05.2018 Switzerland European Champions in Sprint Relay
Switzerland won the Sprint Relay at the European Orienteering Championships in Ticino, Switzerland.

09.05.2018 Marika Teini and Matthias Kyburz Middle distance champions
Finnish Marika Teini won the European Orienteering Championships Middle distance and took her first individual championships gold medal after an exciting competition. In the men’s competition the reigning champion Matthias Kyburz won the fourth EOC gold of his career.

06.05.2018 Alexandersson and Hubmann/Kyburz European Champions in sprint
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden took her first senior sprint gold and Swiss Daniel Hubmann and Matthias Kyburz shared the victory in the first medal race at the European Orienteering Championships in Ticino, Switzerland. The Swedish star Tove Alexandersson started fast and was in lead through the whole course. This gold was her third individual EOC gold, […]

03.05.2018 World Cup champions getting ready for EOC2018!
European Orienteering Championships now only few days away! The first races of the championships – Sprint Qualification and Final – will be held this Sunday. We asked the overall Orienteering World Cup winners of last season to share their expectations before the first start of the new season. Tove Alexandersson aims for good performances in […]

01.05.2018 ETOC TempO Final: clean sweep of medals for Finland
Finland’s Pinja Mäkinen won the gold medal in convincing fashion, finishing with a score 48.5 seconds better than silver medallist Antti Rusanen. The gap to third-placed Petteri Hakala was smaller, just 10.5 seconds.

01.05.2018 ETOC TempO: twelve nations represented in Final
109 competitors in two qualification heats vied this morning for 36 places in the TempO Final in the European TrailO Championships. Twelve nations have finalists, the most successful being Finland with six athletes through, whilst Norway and sweden both have five.

30.04.2018 ETOC Relay victories for Finland and Czech Republic
An exciting European TrailO Championships Relay in the open grounds of Castle Devín in Slovakia ended with wins for the Finnish and Czech teams in the Open and Paralympic classes respectively.

30.04.2018 Watch European Orienteering Championship LIVE
5 days to go! On Sunday 6th May, the European Orienteering Championships will kick-off in Ticino, Switzerland. A tough competition week awaits the athletes. The altitude of the race areas is between 300 and 1100 m above sea level, sometimes with steep slopes and variable runnability in the forest. More than 170 men and 140 […]

29.04.2018 First ETOC golds to Finland and Russia
Antti Rusanen, Finland and Pavel Shmatov, Russia are the gold medallists in PreO in the European TrailO Championships after a very tight day of competition in hot, sunny weather in Slovakia.

28.04.2018 European TrailO Championships: Hard first day in Slovakia
Antti Rusanen, Finland and Svein Jakobsen, Norway lead the Open and Paralympic classes respectively at the end of Day 1 of the 2-day PreO competition. Just 2 of the 150 competitors completed the course without error.

27.04.2018 Keen fight for medals in prospect
Narrow margins are the norm in top-level TrailO, and that will certainly be the case in the four days of competition in the European Trail Orienteering Championships which start this weekend.

26.04.2018 2nd IOF Global Development Conference
The IOF RYDC have announced the 2nd IOF Global Development Conference, to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, on 5 October 2018.

25.04.2018 New IOF Manual for World Ranking Events
The IOF Foot Orienteering Commission have released a new version of the Guidelines for World Ranking Events

25.04.2018 Season 2018: calendar overview
The new orienteering season just around the corner! The first major IOF event of the season 2018 – the European Trail Orienteering Championships – is about to begin this weekend. The first medalists of the season will be decided on Sunday when the new European Trail Orienteering Champions in PreO will be known. The European […]

24.04.2018 Updated World Cup 2018 rules
The World Cup Rules for the 2018 Orienteering World Cup has been updated. The main updates is around the definition of the Third Sprint format that will be held as Competition 9, 4th October, in Czech Republic. Link to Rules Link to World Cup      

15.04.2018 3rd Sprint format testing
It’s less than 6 months left before the first official race of the new 3rd Sprint format. The race is scheduled for 4th October 2018 at the IOF Orienteering World Cup Final in Prague, Czech Republic. The 3rd Sprint format consists of a qualification race followed by 3 elimination rounds (quarterfinals, semifinals and final). This […]

13.04.2018 The Minutes of IOF Council meeting 188 are published
The IOF Council met on April  6 and 7 in Namur, Belgium. The primary topic and most of the time in the meeting was spent discussing the Strategic Directions for the IOF for the next strategic period (2019 - 2022) and focus areas for the period until the General Assembly in 2020.

10.04.2018 Event application status
The latest event application period ended the 31st March and IOF received 17 applications from 15 Federations.

01.04.2018 UPDATED. First World Indoor Orienteering Championships will be held in 2018
UPDATED. Definitely World Indoor Orienteering Championships would be an exciting event. Sadly, not this year… Yesterday we celebrated April Fool’s Day! Nevertheless, You can try Indoor Orienteering this summer in Riga, Latvia! On 5th of August you are welcomed to the National Library of Latvia. A library situated only 5-minutes walking distance from WOC Sprint […]

01.04.2018 First World Indoor Orienteering Championships will be held in 2018
The first ever World Indoor Orienteering Championships will be held on the 6th August 2018 in Latvia. At the upcoming Council meeting on 6-7 of April in Brussels a final decision to be made. The organisers of WOC2018 scheduled an open indoor event during a rest day, the 5th of August, but with a high […]

23.03.2018 China – a new opportunity for Orienteering
The Orienteering Association of China became a member of the International Orienteering Federation in the summer of 1992. During 2008-2012, China had several high-level athletes and the Chinese orienteers reached their top results ever at the major IOF events: 7th place in the women’s Relay at WOC 2008, and Shuangyan Hao’s 10th place in the […]

19.03.2018 Team allocations for the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2018
The national quotas for the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2018 are published. Eight top ranked countries in each class (women and men) are placed in Division 1 and could enter 3 athletes in the Middle and the Long distances. Next 14 countries in each class are in Division 2 and could enter 2 athletes; […]

15.03.2018 Ski Orienteering World Cup 2017-2018 final: Maps
The maps of the IOF Ski Orienteering World Cup Round 3, in Craftsbury, Vermont, US. Sprint Women Men Middle distance Women 1 Women 2 Men 1 Men 2 Long distance … Sprint Relay Women Men

11.03.2018 Ski Orienteering World Cup: titles to Alexandersson and Lamov
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Andrey Lamov, Russia won the IOF Ski Orienteering World Cup 2017-2018. Alexandersson won 6 of 9 individual races this season and secured an overall win before the final individual race of the season. Mariya Kechkina of Russia finished second in the overall standings. The Russian athlete had a great season with […]

10.03.2018 Ski Orienteering season ended with a victory for Sweden
Sweden team won the Mixed Sprint Relay at the IOF Ski Orienteering World Cup final in the Craftsbury, Vermont, USA. Despite an early mistake on the first leg and a broken ski on the last leg, the Swedish duo of Erik Rost and Tove Alexandersson repeated their success from the European Championships and won a […]

10.03.2018 World Cup final: wins for Koskela and Rost in the long distance
Salla Koskela, Finland and Erik Rost, Sweden won the last individual race of the IOF Ski Orienteering World Cup season 2017-2018. In a mass-start long distance race Rost finished 43 seconds ahead of the Norwegian Lars Moholdt and 1 minute 43 seconds of the Russian Eduard Khrennikov. The women’s race turned into a real drama. […]

08.03.2018 Apply for IOF Events before 31 March
This is a reminder all IOF Member Federations to apply for organising IOF events. The deadline for application this year is 31 March. Event Application Overview (2018-2022)   Find application documents for each discipline via the links below: FootO Events MTBO Events SkiO Events TrailO Events  

08.03.2018 World Cup final: double victory for Sweden in the Middle distance
The Swedish athletes dominated the Middle distance race at the IOF Ski Orienteering World Cup final in Craftsbury, Vermont, United States of America. Tove Alexandersson and Erik Rost were fastest today on the icy tracks around the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Alexandersson finished 11 seconds ahead of another Swede Magdalena Olsson and 1 minute 27 seconds […]

07.03.2018 Sprint wins for Alexandersson and Lamov at the World Cup final
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Andrey Lamov, Russia won the sprint race at the IOF Ski Orienteering World Cup final in Craftsbury, Vermont, United States of America. Mariya Kechkina, Russia finished in the second place, 54.6 seconds behind Alexandersson. The third place winner in the women’s class was decided only on the finish line: Salla Koskela, […]

05.03.2018 Ski Orienteering World Cup Final starts tomorrow
The final round of the IOF Ski Orienteering World Cup starts on Tuesday 6 March at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Vermont, United States.

28.02.2018 In Egypt – first ever Trail Orienteering World Ranking event
In the beginning of the February the first ever Trail Orienteering World Ranking event was held in Egypt.

25.02.2018 WUSOC2018 Middle: win for Ulvensøen and Gorlanov
Anna Ulvensøen, Norway and Sergey Gorlanov, Russia won the Middle distance at the 2nd FISU World University Ski Orienteering Championships in Haanja, Estonia. It was the last race of this championships. The 3rd FISU World University Ski Orienteering Championships will be held in Rovaniemi, Finland in 2020. Anna Ulvensøen won the 4th consecutive race and her […]

24.02.2018 WUSOC2018 Pursuit: double victory for Norway
Anna Ulvensøen and Jørgen Haugen Madslien, Norway won the Pursuit race at the 2nd FISU World University Ski Orienteering Championships in Haanja, Estonia. Anna Ulvensøen finished 42 seconds ahead of the Estonian Daisy Kudre and 1 minute 9 seconds of the Russian Maria Petrushko. In the men’s class Jørgen Haugen Madslien finished in front of […]

22.02.2018 WUSOC2018: Sprint Relay win for Norway
Anna Ulvensøen and Jørgen Haugen Madslien, Norway won the Sprint Relay at the 2nd FISU World University Ski Orienteering Championships in Haanja, Estonia. Silver and bronze medals went to two Russian teams. Vladislav Kiselev and Marina Viatkina, from the 2nd Russian team finished in the second place, 36 seconds behind the Norway. Maria Petrushko and […]

21.02.2018 WUSOC2018 Sprint: gold to Anna Ulvensøen and Sergei Gorlanov
Anna Ulvensøen, Norway and Sergei Gorlanov, Russia won today’s Sprint race at the FISU World University Ski Orienteering Championships with winning margins of 30 and 3 seconds respectively. Ulvensøen took a strong lead right from the start and left no chances to beat her to the rivals. A fight for the silver and bronze medals was […]

21.02.2018 IOF Meetings minutes summary
Here comes links to recent (after Joint meeting in January 2018) minutes that has been published on orienteering.org.

20.02.2018 2nd FISU World University Ski Orienteering Championships opened in Tartu
The 2nd FISU World University Ski Orienteering Championships starts tomorrow in Tartu, Estonia. Over 70 participants from 14 countries entered this year championships. All competitions will be held in Haanja, with an arena placed at Haanja Biathlon Stadium. Haanja is located 90 km from Tartu and is the hilliest part of Estonia. Competition terrain is […]

19.02.2018 3rd sprint format update
A 3rd sprint race format will be added to the existing individual sprint and mixed sprint relay races in the World Orienteering Championships programme starting 2020. A development project runs in a full speed with many test races taking place, and the first scheduled official race on 4th October 2018 at the IOF Orienteering World […]

16.02.2018 World Orienteering Day newsletter published
A new WORLD ORIENTEERING DAY newsletter published. In this newsletter You will find examples of how the National Federations support WOD activities; the articles about maze orienteering; report about the last year’s WOD activities in Canberra, Australia and more. Read a newsletter here. Also, we gladly announce that Nokian Tyres, the main IOF sponsor, will […]

12.02.2018 O-Ringen Academy 2018
This year's O-Ringen Academy will take place 19 – 28 July in connection with this year’s O-Ringen in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.

10.02.2018 SkiO World Cup standings: clear leads for Alexandersson and Lamov
Both have four wins from six races, and are clear best in the SkiO rankings right now with one round to go.

09.02.2018 ESOC Relay: great day for Norway
Norway won the men’s relay today, with silver and bronze going to Russia and Finland. The women’s relay was declared void after a mix-up in the issue of maps at the changeover.

08.02.2018 18th International Conference on Orienteering Mapping (ICOM)
The 18th International Conference on Orienteering Mapping (ICOM) is set to take place on October 5, 2018, in Prague, Czech Republic.

08.02.2018 ESOC Relays: great day for Norway
Norway won the men’s relay and took the bronze medals in the women’s race today, where Russia won comfortably ahead of Sweden. Men’s silver and bronze went to Russia and Finland.

07.02.2018 ESOC Long: Gold to Mariya Kechkina and Erik Rost
Russian athlete Mariya Kechkina and Sweden’s Erik Rost emerged as champions after gruelling Long Distance races in soft snow at Yundola, Bulgaria today.

05.02.2018 ESOC: Middle titles to Alexandersson and Lamov
Keenly fought Middle Distance races today ended with wins for Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Andrey Lamov, Russia.

04.02.2018 ESOC: Sprint Relay win for Sweden
39 seconds was the winning margin at the end of an intense Sprint Relay, victory going to the quality Swedish team of Tove Alexandersson and Erik Rost. The silver medals went to Finland and the bronze to Russia.

03.02.2018 European SkiO Championships: Sprint master-classes from Alexandersson and Khrennikov
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and the Russian Eduard Khrennikov won today’s Sprint with winning margins of 34 and 45 seconds respectively. Both had fastest times throughout.

31.01.2018 Ski Orienteering elite heading for Bulgaria
The start of February sees the European Ski Orienteering Championships taking place at Velingrad, Bulgaria. Five days of intense competition are in prospect; these also count as the second round of the IOF Ski Orienteering World Cup.

28.01.2018 Orienteering World 2017 released!
The Orienteering World 2017 magazine released! In the new issue You will find many interesting orienteering articles: Use the Evacuation Plan for Orienteering; Thierry Gueorgiou’s Final Triumph; IOF Athlete of the Year: Tove Alexandersson and many more!

26.01.2018 Council meeting minutes published
The minutes of the latest (187) IOF Council meeting, which took place 19-20 January in Warsaw, Poland, are now published. Here are a few of the key items discussed at the Council meeting...

26.01.2018 Orienteering World 2017 published!
The Orienteering World 2017 magazine released! In the new issue You will find many interesting orienteering articles: Use the Evacuation Plan for Orienteering; Thierry Gueorgiou’s Final Triumph; IOF Athlete of the Year: Tove Alexandersson and many more!

26.01.2018 IOF sets the ball rolling with the Global Orienteering Volunteer Project
The Global Orienteering Volunteer Project was initiated in Autumn 2017 by the IOF Regional and Youth Development Commission. The principle aim is to bring orienteers who would like to share their expertise together with countries, clubs and orienteering communities which are in need of a helping hand.

26.01.2018 Singaporeans visit Japan
The sport of orienteering has just started in Singapore. The Orienteering Federation Singapore became a member of the IOF last summer. The federation was invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and sent 5 orienteers from Singapore to Japan on the 20-28th of November.

23.01.2018 World Orienteering Day 2018 – 4 months to go!
The first World Orienteering Day in 2016 was a huge success, with more than 250 000 participants taking part in orienteering events all over the world. On May 24th 2017, the second World Orienteering Day took place worldwide. It became an even greater success than the year before, with 288 000 participants at nearly 2300 […]

22.01.2018 World Rankings – a double lead for Tove Alexandersson
As a new orienteering season is approaching fast, with early World Ranking Events just around the corner and a few of them already over, it’s time to overview the World Ranking Lists for all the orienteering disciplines. Orienteering (Middle/Long) World Ranking The women’s field is led by triple World Orienteering Champion 2017 and overall World […]

18.01.2018 A very special WOC on a very special year for Latvia
In early November 2017, the IOF office team visited the organisers of the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2018 in Latvia. This is a relatively new process that IOF office has instituted. Since WOC 2016 they have visited the organisers on site to offer assistance and understand their preparations in a number of areas which […]

17.01.2018 Application documents for major SkiO and FootO events 2019-2022 published
Application documents for the major FootO and SkiO events in 2019-2022 are published on our webpage.
Application period ends on 31 March 2018.

17.01.2018 IOF Ski Orienteering Event Advisers Clinics
We kindly remind all member federations about the upcoming IOF Ski Orienteering Event Advisers Clinic, which will be held during the European Ski Orienteering Championships in Velingrad, Bulgaria, 4-6 February 2018. You can read an invitation to the clinic here. This clinic is organised for education and recruitment of the new IOF licensed Ski Orienteering […]

16.01.2018 Anti-Doping – increasing number of tests
At the end of October 2017, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), released a statistical report for the year 2016. This annual report gives a general overview of Anti-Doping activities within all sports, including orienteering. The extensive report provides testing figures from all WADA accredited laboratories, showing both the IOF’s and other anti-doping organizations’ testing statistics. […]

12.01.2018 Application documents for major MTBO events 2020-2021 published
All application documents for the major Mountain Bike Orienteering events in 2020-2021 are now published on the Event Applications page. Application period ends on 31 March 2018.

06.01.2018 WMOC2018 – first registration deadline on 12th of January
The first registration deadline for World Masters Orienteering Championships 2018 is approaching fast! The last chance for early registration is 12th of January. Entry is open at IOF’s Eventor page.

04.01.2018 Thierry Guergiou’s career – in a special edition magazine
The legend. The superstar. The “King of Middle Distance”…
French Orienteering Federation published a special edition of the magazine, dedicated to Thierry Gueorgiou after his retirement from national team at end of 2017.

01.01.2018 Matthias Kyburz nominated for The World Games Athlete of the Year 2017 award!
Matthias Kyburz was nominated for The World Games Athlete of the Year 2017 award!
Swiss orienteer won all three races at The World Games 2013 in Cali, Colombia and he was one of the favourites in Wroclaw as well. He finished “only” third in the opening Sprint, but recovered quickly and won the Middle distance.
Support Matthias by voting once per day until 15 January!

20.12.2017 For the first time in China – World Cup 2019 goes to Asia
In connection with the World Ranking Events held in the Guangdong province of China last week, the Orienteering Association of China and the International Orienteering Federation reached an agreement to organize the final round of the Orienteering World Cup in 2019.
It will be not only the first ever for the Orienteering World Cup in China but also the first major IOF event with global participation in this most populated country in the world. Only regional championships and world ranking events have been held previously in China.

17.12.2017 Gueorgiou and Alexandersson: Orienteering Achievement of 2017!
Thierry Gueorgiou (France) and Tove Alexandersson (Sweden) have been awarded with “The Orienteering Achievement of 2017″ titles in the men’s and women’s class, respectively! The vote has been decided by the big international readership of WorldofO.com – nearly 4000 unique votes from around 60 different countries have been delivered. Read interviews with the winners below the results. Gueorgiou won […]

15.12.2017 Tove Alexandersson – Orienteering Athlete of the Year 2017
In her first five World Championships (WOCs) in Orienteering, Tove Alexandersson won six silvers and three bronze medals. In her latest two WOCs she has won five gold medals. “My WOC results in the last two years have been amazing,” she says. Let´s start from the end. The end of the World Cup season. With […]

14.12.2017 Emily Benham Kvåle – Mountain Bike Orienteering Athlete of the Year 2017
2017 was again an incredible year of sport for Emily Benham Kvåle, but the biggest happening of all was not at the sports ground. “Getting to marry my best friend was the best and happiest day of my life. I gained a husband, a new surname and have the best in-laws one could wish for,” […]

13.12.2017 Pinja Mäkinen – Trail Orienteering Athlete of the Year 2017
Pinja Mäkinen has three children between two and six years old and is working almost full-time – and yet this year she has won a World Championship medal again. The Athlete of the Year in Trail Orienteering grew into orienteering as a young child. “I started in my club Koovee when I was three years old,” […]

12.12.2017 Tove Alexandersson – Ski Orienteering Athlete of the Year 2017
Three golds in the World Championships. Two golds and two silvers in the European Championships. That is the Tove Alexandersson record in Ski Orienteering in 2017. And they were also the results that gave her the title of IOF Athlete of the Year in Ski Orienteering. “The races I had in the World Championships in […]

02.12.2017 SkiO World Cup 2017-2018: Russians strongest in first round
Russia was the most dominant nation in Round 1 of the SkiO World Cup, their best athlete being Andrey Lamov who won all three races.

30.11.2017 Favourites win SkiO Long Distance
Winners of today’s Long Distance race were favourites Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Andrey Lamov, Russia. Both were able to ski into the finish under no pressure.

28.11.2017 IOF Eventor upgrade on the 29th November!
The Event management system, IOF Eventor, will be upgraded on Wednesday the 29th November. The system will be shut down at 05:00 (UTC) and started again at 23:00 (UTC).

28.11.2017 SkiO World Cup: second win for Lamov
Andrey Lamov, Russia took his second victory in Ylläs, Finland today, winning the Middle Distance race by 25 seconds. Tove Alexandersson, Sweden was the women’s winner by 34 seconds.

27.11.2017 New Control Descriptions published
The IOF Rules Commission has finalised their project to update the IOF Control Descriptions. The new document comes into force on 1 January 2018.

27.11.2017 Finnish success in SkiO season opener
The home crowd had plenty to cheer about in celebrating victory for Salla Koskela in today’s Sprint. Top-ranked Andrey Lamov, Russia was the best of the men.

24.11.2017 Guide: Follow the SkiO World Cup Round 1 LIVE!
The World Cup winners in 2017-2018 season will be crowned after 9 competitions in 3 countries. The Cup starts in Finland on Monday the 27th November. Watch it live on LIVE Orienteering!

24.11.2017 A word from the President: Critical to Quality
CTQ, or critical to quality, is a commonly used term in the business I come from. Orienteering is a complicated sport and as a rule, insiders do not easily accept any simplifications in our sport. There is a clear need for at least some simple solutions, and the IOF Council has recently rejected several requests […]

24.11.2017 Inside the Office: WOC 2018 visit
A few weeks ago, three of us from the IOF Office took our customary trip to visit the upcoming WOC organisers. This time, we made our way to Sigulda in Latvia, to meet the WOC 2018 organising team there. After a late arrival on Friday night, we kicked off the meeting on Saturday morning with […]

23.11.2017 Masses of snow for new SkiO season
The new SkiO season begins in Ylläs, Finland this weekend with three races for the Individual World Cup 2017-2018. There will be three rounds in all, the second and third rounds also including Team World Cup competitions.

21.11.2017 New control process for mapping for IOF events
Map quality is a major topic of discussion among orienteers. Following the introduction of the latest standard, ISOM 2017, the IOF Council has agreed with the  recommendation of the Map Commission and will be instituting a new process for the control of the mapping done for IOF major events.

17.11.2017 High Level Event Seminar 2018
The invitation, schedule and registration for HLES 2018 has been published!

16.11.2017 Event Adviser Clinics coming up
A vital part of IOF Event Quality is the Event Adviser. Each year, a number of discipline specific clinics are held to educate new Event Advisers. Here is an overview of upcoming clinics.

15.11.2017 Ski Orienteering season approaching – Have you checked the updated rules?
The international Ski Orienteering season starts November 27th with the sprint competition at the World Cup in Ylläs, Finland. 
Based upon experience gained at the European Ski Orienteering Championships earlier in 2017 and recommendations from the SkiO Athletes Commission, the IOF Council have approved several changes and clarifications to the competition rules for ski orienteering.

09.11.2017 Updated Conflicting dates policy
The new policy makes Event planning easier, and contains an appendix with the IOF Event Period Calendar for Foot Orienteering Events. The Calendar is a good tool to use for Organisers and Federations to plan applications and find out possible and impossible periods for IOF Foot Orienteering Events.

31.10.2017 Trail Orienteering: Marit Wiksell wins European Cup
The final European Cup event of the 2017 TrailO season took place in Slovakia last weekend. In an exciting event, the 26-year-old Swedish athlete Marit Wiksell won the TempO competition and secured the overall crown.

26.10.2017 Competition rules updated
After Council meeting 186 in Stockholm all disciplines competition rules have been updated together with World Ranking Scheme rules, SkiO World Cup 2017-2018 special rules and Approved Punching system rules.

26.10.2017 Masters: Map scale and qualifications method
On the latest meeting the IOF Council made decisions regarding masters map scale and qualifications method.

25.10.2017 New sprint format
On its last meeting the IOF Council agreed on the proposed third sprint format; a one-day competition with qualification and elimination heats.

24.10.2017 Bring Juniors together. Apply for Junior World Orienteering Championships 2021!
Application documents for the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) 2021 are now published on the Application forms page.

23.10.2017 New RYDC commission members
The IOF Council approved two new members to the RYDC commission on its meeting in Stockholm last week.

23.10.2017 IOF Office organisation announcement
Malin Fuhr, IOF Global Development and Communications Officer, will be taking a parental leave of absence from November 7, 2017 until May 1, 2018. This means some changes and adjustments in the IOF Office.

20.10.2017 Event Application Overview 2018-2022 published
This document is intended to give an overview of upcoming events member federations can apply for. It specifies all IOF Foot-, MTB-, Ski- and Trail Orienteering Events within the period of 2018- 2022. It is a document for federations to use in their long term planning. The document can be found in the Event Applications […]

18.10.2017 Application documents for WMOC 2021 published
Application documents for the World Masters Orienteering Championships (WMOC) 2021 are now published on the Application forms page. New Application structure The application documents have a new structure which all IOF Event applications will follow: Guidance notes – Describes the Key concept and application procedure. Describes Key areas of interest for an organiser. Standard IOF […]

17.10.2017 Welcome to Latvia! Bulletin 2 out!
Bulletin 2 for World Orienteering Championships in Latvia is now released on the IOF Eventor page. The 35th World Orienteering Championships will be held in Riga and Sigulda. Celebrate Latvia's 100 th anniversary with all WOC Elite Events and Latvia O'week, culture and nature. - "There will be adrenaline" says Event Director Janis Lazdans.

13.10.2017 IOF at the ISF Technical Commissions Seminar
Áron Less (IOF FootO Commission Chairman) represented the International Orienteering Federation at the International School Sports Federation (ISF) Technical Commissions Seminar in Olbia, Italy.

12.10.2017 IOF MTBO Commission Minutes
The minutes of the latest IOF MTBO Commission meeting have been published.

05.10.2017 Nokian Tyres continues as the title sponsor for WOC
Nokian Tyres continues as the title sponsor of the World Orienteering Championships. Following on the initial sponsorship with International Orienteering Federation’s (IOF) premium event in 2016 and 2017, a new multi-year contract has been signed.

03.10.2017 WADA publishes 2018 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), have published the 2018 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, which will come into force on 1 January 2018. 

02.10.2017 High class TrailO in Uppsala
The 7th and 8th stages of the unofficial European Cup in TrailO took place in Uppsala, Sweden, 23-24 September.

01.10.2017 Fifth relay win of the season for Sweden
Sweden demonstrated strength in depth today, with its second team ending victorious after the first team was disqualified. That makes 5 wins out of 7 for Sweden in this year’s Relay World Cup.

30.09.2017 Alexandersson and Kyburz take top World Cup placings
The favourites today were the winners, on the day and overall. Tove Alexandersson and Matthias Kyburz overcame all opposition in dominant style, with leading times almost throughout in today’s Middle race.

29.09.2017 Swiss on top on home ground
A tough Long Distance race in the Swiss alps was just the ticket for World Cup leader Matthias Kyburz, whilst his compatriot Elena Roos was best in the women’s race on the first day of the World Cup Final weekend.

28.09.2017 Application documents for WOC 2022 published
Application documents for the World Orienteering Championships (WOC) 2022 are now published on the Application forms page. WOC 2022 will be a Sprint format WOC.

27.09.2017 IOF SkiO Commission Minutes
The minutes from the latest IOF SkiO Commission meeting are now available.

26.09.2017 All eyes on Grindelwald!
The World Cup Final weekend, with three exciting races in prospect, starts on Friday in Grindelwald, Switzerland. Almost 200 athletes from 23 nations will take part.

25.09.2017 IOF FootO Commission Minutes
The minutes from the latest IOF FootO Commission meeting are now available.

22.09.2017 IOF at the WADA TUE Symposium
The WADA Therapeutic Use Exemption Symposium is currently taking place in Helsinki, Finland, 21-22 September.

22.09.2017 IOF Newsletter September 2017
TGIF! And what better way to celebrate the weekend than with an IOF Newsletter?

22.09.2017 A special ceremony for redistribution of medals from ESOC and WSOC 2017
Following the conviction of a Ski Orienteering athlete for doping earlier this year, there are several medals which now need to be awarded to the correct winner. A special prize giving ceremony for the athletes affected will take place during the upcoming World Cup round in Ylläs, Finland. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday 28 […]

22.09.2017 Dominican Republic prepares for Championships despite fear of hurricanes
First Hurricane Irma and now Hurricane Maria will not stop the Central American and Caribbean Orienteering Championships from taking place as planned 27 September-1 October. The Championships will see orienteers from Mexico, Guatemala, Haiti, Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic taking part. Before the Championships, a conference will take place where each country […]

22.09.2017 Are you searching for a volunteer to help you with orienteering development?
Are you in need of some expertise in mapping, coaching or organizing an event to develop orienteering? Would you like to recruit a volunteer but not sure where to search? Check the Global Orienteering Volunteer Platform where volunteers offer their expertise: There are no volunteer requests to be displayed yet. (The data will be updated every week.) […]

22.09.2017 Travel the world and contribute to orienteering development
Are you up to travel and help with orienteering development in other parts of the world, but not sure where to go – where your help is needed? Register at the Global Orienteering Volunteer Platform where orienteers throughout the world can offer their skills and expertise to developing countries or clubs in need of this expertise. In […]

22.09.2017 Get your own copy of the International Specification for Orienteering Maps ISOM 2017!
You can now purchase a high-quality printed version of ISOM 2017. Orders are being handled by our printing partner BML Print.

22.09.2017 A rewarding experience – The IOF and FISU in cooperation
At the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Gala in Chinese Taipei on August 18th, the IOF was awarded the FISU award for ”Best International Sports Federation”. Orienteering also received another award at the Gala when the Hungarian National University Sports Federation received the FISU award for ”Best 2016 World University Championship” for the orienteering championships held in Miskolc.

22.09.2017 Martin Regborn: “A place on the podium would mean a lot to me”
The World Cup final will be held in Grindelwald, Switzerland, on 29th and 30th September. Points from both of the final races (Long and Middle distance) will count for the final standings and will be added to the present scores, so the two last races will be very keenly contested.

21.09.2017 IOF High Level Event Seminar 2018
The 2018 IOF High Level Event Seminar will be held on 3-4 February in Riga, Latvia.

19.09.2017 IOF FootO Event Adviser Clinic 16-17 December 2017
The IOF Rules Commission is organising an IOF FootO Event Advisers’ Clinic in Milan, Italy, 16-17 December 2017. The main objective of this IOF Event Advisers’ Clinic is to prepare participants to be licensed IOF FootO Event Advisers. Find out more here!

15.09.2017 Attention! World Cup Final coming up
After 8 competitions in 3 Countries there are three women that have the potential to win, but it looks most likely that Natalia Gemperle or Tove Alexandersson that will make up the two highest positions on the podium in Switzerland. In the men’s World Cup challenge, there is an even tighter final where 12 men […]

15.09.2017 IOF Map Commission Minutes
The minutes of the latest IOF Map Commission meeting are now available.

13.09.2017 IT Commission Meeting notes
A Meeting Summary from the IOF IT Commission's latest meeting is now available.

08.09.2017 Bulletin 1 for WOC 2019
Bulletin 1 for World Orienteering Championships is now released on the IOF Eventor page. World Orienteering Championships will be held for the 4th time in Norway. Follow King Olav Haraldssons footsteps and visit Sarpsborg in 11th to 17th August 2019. Link to Bulletin 1 (PDF)  

01.09.2017 New World Ranking Event rules
On the Council Meeting 185 in Tartu, the Council decided upon new World Ranking Scheme Rules and fees for the 2018 season(2017-2018 for SkiO).

01.09.2017 New WRE rules
On the Council Meeting 185 in Tartu, the Council decided upon new World Ranking Scheme Rules and fees for the 2018 season(2017-2018 for SkiO). Summary Changes Trail Orienteering will have a World Ranking, starting with the 2018 season. A new Service Fee model based on ability to pay principles. Unlimited number of WRE applications per […]

01.09.2017 IOF internal documents revision
The IOF Ethics Commission is conducting a consultation regarding an intended revision of IOF internal documents and working processes.

30.08.2017 Bjørn Axel Gran appointed Event Director of WOC 2019
Bjørn Axel Gran brings experience from "Grenserittet" and Halden Skiklubb to the job for the WOC organization.

28.08.2017 IOF Regional and Youth Development Commission Minutes
The minutes of the latest IOF Regional and Youth Development Commission are now available.

27.08.2017 World Cup Sprint: Tove Alexandersson way ahead, 5-second win for Vojtech Kral
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden was fastest in the Women’s Final for all but the first half-kilometre and won by 39 seconds. The Czech athlete Vojtech Kral took his first-ever World Cup win.

27.08.2017 9 out of 11 Top Women made it – Watch the finals at 15:55 (UTC +3)
The Orienteering World Cup Sprint competition is the 8th out of 10 competitions in the 2017 World Cup. The total standings, with 3 competitions to go, are still very even in both Men’s and Women’s Cups. Today, 9 out of the top 11 Women made it to the Sprint final. Only Maja Alm (DEN) and […]

26.08.2017 2017 MTBO season: who were the best riders and teams?
Emily Benham and Krystof Bogar have had the most individual success; Russia heads the World Championships points table; the Relay World Cup was won by the Czech Republic.

26.08.2017 World Cup in Latvia: Switzerland and Sweden win Relays
Swiss women and Swedish men proved best in today’s relays – but it was Sweden’s second team that triumphed with their first team ending fourth. The women’s race featured a frantic sprint finish.

26.08.2017 MTBO Sprint wins for Marika Hara and Grigory Medvedev
2017 World Sprint Champions are Marika Hara, Finland and Grigory Medvedev, Russia. Both won convincingly in the very detailed terrain near the centre of Vilnius. Emily Benham and Krystof Bogar are this year’s World Cup winners.

25.08.2017 Foot and Bike LIVE tomorrow Saturday the 26th August
Tomorrow you will have the opportunity to choose or multitask as the World MTBO Championship Sprint competition and the Orienteering World Cup Relay will be LIVE on LIVE Orienteering at the same time. Schedule: The World MTBO Championship Sprint will have LIVE TV from 10:30 to 12:15 (UTC + 3h). Viasat Sport Baltic will also […]

25.08.2017 World Cup in Latvia: Middle Distance wins for Gemperle and Lundanes
Natalia Gemperle, Russia and Olav Lundanes, Norway are the clear winners of today’s Middle Distance race in the forests close to Cēsis, Latvia.

25.08.2017 World MTBO Championships: second gold for Emily Benham
Emily Benham, Great Britain retained her crown in good style in today’s Long Distance race near Vilnius, Lithuania. The men’s gold went to Rasmus Søgaard, Denmark who won convincingly by over 3 minutes.

24.08.2017 Jonas & Jonas are ready!
The two Swiss commentators Jonas Mathys and Jonas Merz will be commentating on the World Cup Round 3 in Latvia this weekend, for the first time without their anchor Katherine Bett who is the ‘speaker’ at the World MTBO Championships. Merz: “The commentating will be exciting. There were not really many possibilities since the World Championships […]

24.08.2017 World Cup Round 3 starts tomorrow!
256 athletes from 27 nations will be competing in World Cup races in Cēsis, Latvia this weekend. A Middle Distance, a Relay and a Sprint make up the programme.

23.08.2017 LIVE from World Cup 3 in Latvia!
Welcome to Cecis, Latvia to watch World Cup Round 3 on LIVE Orienteering! There will be live broadcast from all three competitions and a LIVE Orienteering ticket includes access to the live GPS tracking and live results. Program Friday Middle 09:00 – Men 09:00 – Women Saturday Relay 09:00 – Women Leg 1 11:00 – Men Leg 1 […]

23.08.2017 World MTBO Championships: Finland and Czech Republic take Relay golds
Finland had a comfortable win in the women’s race, and the Czech men’s team made it a championships double with an equally clear victory.

22.08.2017 World MTBO Championships: Mass Start leads to mass finish
The first official Mass Start race ended in a mass sprint for the line in the men’s race, with the first six finishers within 4 seconds and thirteen within the first minute. World Champions are Emily Benham, Great Britain and Luca Dallavalle, Italy.

21.08.2017 World MTBO Championships: Middle Distance wins for Russia and Czech Republic
The Russian Olga Shipilova-Vinogradova and the Czech rider Krystof Bogar are the first gold medal winners in the Championships after a gruelling race in wet and muddy conditions in the hilly forests around Vilnius, Lithuania.

20.08.2017 All to ride for in MTBO World Cup
With 6 races run and 4 to go, and a best 8 out of 10 for the final scores, there are many athletes who still have the chance of a final top-six position. Just now the individual standings are headed by Martina Tichovska, Czech Republic and Baptiste Fuchs, France. The Czech Republic leads in the team competition.

17.08.2017 World MTBO Championships: no clear favourites
The race for medals is very open at this year’s Championships, with no rider having any extended supremacy in this season so far. Vilnius, capital city of Lithuania, hosts the combined Senior and Junior Championships, with 5 races scheduled for the period 21-26 August.

07.08.2017 Czech Republic claim Sprint Relay gold
Friday morning saw the teams at the European MTB Orienteering Championships battle it out in an intense Sprint Relay.

04.08.2017 European Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships – Long Distance titles to Shipilova-Vinogradova and Søgård
The European MTB Orienteering Championships continued with a gruelling Long Distance race, with wins for Olga Shipilova Vinogradova and Rasmus Soergaard.

03.08.2017 FootO Commission Minutes Published
The minutes from the latest IOF FootO Commission meeting have been published. Keep up to date with the developments of orienteering, read the minutes here.

03.08.2017 Are you interested in the global development of orienteering?
The IOF Regional and Youth Development Commission (RYDC) are looking for new volunteer members will specific skills and an interest in global development.

03.08.2017 Are you interested in working with the global development of orienteering?
The IOF Regional and Youth Development Commission (RYDC) are looking for new members will specific skills and an interest in global development.

01.08.2017 European Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships – Victories to Benham and Laurila in the Middle Distance
After an intense sprint in a University Campus in Orleans in France on Sunday the European Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships had found its way out to a forest in Ormes for the Middle Distance. The terrain waiting for the competitors in Ormes was fairly flat with fast tracks and some areas with a dense network of bike and running […]

31.07.2017 European Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships – Tichovska and Bell wins the Sprint
Martina Tichovska (CZE) and Lauri Malsroos (EST) were the reigning champions from the sprint distance in the European Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships in Portugal in 2015. This year the European Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships is held in Orleans outside of Paris in France. Today’s sprint in the University campus of Orléans-la-source certainly was significantly flatter […]

28.07.2017 European MTBO Championships coming up
European MTBO Championships, MTBO World Cup 2017 round 2, European Junior MTBO Championships,
European Youth MTBO Championships and World Master Series MTBO Championships will be held in France the coming week.

27.07.2017 Danish team on first Sprint relay victory 2017:
Maja Alm: “I know that the only way to do it [to win] is to keep focusing on myself. I can’t just run them in by speed – I need to do it with good orienteering technique. … It’s always good to do it together with the team. It’s wonderful”

27.07.2017 The World Games Sprint Relay: Denmark back on winning form
The first three runners from Denmark were able to stay with the pack before Maja Alm made a gap on the rest of the field in a fast and tight sprint relay race around the soggy Wroclaw Zoo. Their lead was 26 seconds over Switzerland, and Russia took third place, 40 seconds behind.

26.07.2017 Helena Jansson: “Today was my day”
Helena Jansson, Sweden, about today's race and The World Games: "I know I have done everything I could. It was really technical. The area was very green and I tried to stay calm and have a good plan for every control. Today was my day."

26.07.2017 Matthias Kyburz: “I was really running on my limit”
Matthias Kyburz about the Middle distance race: “My race was pretty good. I started quite fast and I saw Gustav Bergman. I tried to catch him and was really running on my limit.” He also explains how much he enjoys running at The World Games. “It is not the same pressure as at the World Orienteering Championships.”

26.07.2017 The World Games: Gold medals to Matthias Kyburz and Helena Jansson
The World Games Middle distance competitions were held in Trzebnica, Poland today. Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland, took his fourth World Games gold and Helena Jansson, Sweden, won what turned out to be a tight women’s race.

25.07.2017 Jerker Lysell had the seconds on his side
The men’s race was tight and Jerker Lysell won with a margin of two seconds. The Swede really enjoy The World Games: “I think it is a good way to make orienteering global”. Listen to the interview with Lysell and find out how excited he is about tomorrow’s Middle distance, his first forest competition this year.

25.07.2017 Maja Alm is unbeatable in Sprint
Maja Alm is definitely the Sprint Queen of orienteering. She has won the sprint at the World Orienteering Championships three years in a row. Now she is also a World Games champion in sprint. Watch this interview with Maja to find out about the race, her impressive speed, her tough competition period and how sore her calves are.  

25.07.2017 The World Games: Sprint golds for Maja Alm and Jerker Lysell
Maja Alm, Denmark had an outstanding victory, with a winning margin of 33 seconds, in the Sprint race in the old town quarter of Wroclaw today. Jerker Lysell, Sweden won the men’s race by 2 seconds.

24.07.2017 Leho Haldna: Way or no way to the Olympics?
"Our athletes and federations have to realise that the road to the Olympics is via The World Games, and The World Games are the highest level multi-sport event recognised by IOC where orienteering is on the programme."

24.07.2017 Looking ahead – Strategic Directions
At the General Assembly in 2018, the IOF will take on a new set of Strategic Directions. These will guide the actions of the IOF during the period 2018-2024, and are therefore a very important key to the development of orienteering. The process of creating these new Strategic Directions was launched already at the 2016 […]

24.07.2017 IOF Membership is growing
The Orienteering Federation of Singapore (OFS) has applied for IOF membership. Their application fulfils the requirements for membership, provided that the OFS provides final proof of recognition by the National Olympic Committee of Singapore, and the IOF Council have approved it. The membership is to be confirmed by the IOF General Assembly in 2018. After […]

24.07.2017 WTOC: Big success stories for Norway, Slovenia and Ukraine
Photo: Donatas Lazauskas The teams from Norway, Slovenia and Ukraine came away with the biggest smiles from this year’s World Trail Orienteering Championships (WTOC) held in Lithuania, where teams from 25 nations met for a week of exciting competition. Both the TempO and the Open PreO gold medals went to Norway, whilst Slovenia and Ukraine […]

24.07.2017 WOC went viral through IOF Digital Team
The new IOF Digital Team made the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships in Tartu, Estonia, the most visible WOC ever. The team of six persons shared videos, texts and photos on LIVE Orienteering, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and made orienteering visible to millions of orienteering fans all over the world. At the Nokian Tyres World […]

24.07.2017 IOF nominated for best International Sports Federation
International Federation of University Sports (FISU) has nominated the International Orienteering Federation for the “Best International Sport Federation” award.

24.07.2017 Striving for medals at The World Games
The World Games, the highest profile event for sports not in the Olympic Games, are now under way in Wroclaw, Poland. Three orienteering races are in the programme: a Sprint, a Middle Distance and a Sprint Relay. Follow the competitions at LIVE Orienteering.

19.07.2017 WOC promotion and relegation
The promotion and relegation based on the results at the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships have been made. Most notable are Ukrainian men’s and Latvian women’s promotion from Division 2 to Division 1.

17.07.2017 World TrailO Championships: PreO golds to Sweden and Norway
Two previous champions won the gold medals in the 2-day PreO competition: Ola Jansson, Sweden and Lars Jacob Waaler, Norway.

17.07.2017 World TrailO Championships Relay: small nations win gold medals
Slovenia took the Open gold and Ukraine the Paralympic gold in the Relay, held on a golf course in south-eastern Lithuania in warm and sunny conditions.

17.07.2017 Linnea Golsäter: “Maybe I have to think over my goals once more”
One day after her birthday, Linnea Golsäter reached her highest peak as an orienteer. One more reason for thinking about her goals in orienteering.

17.07.2017 Aebersold and Ojanaho – same medal haul at JWOC
Stars of the 2017 Junior World Orienteering Championships were Simona Aebersold, Switzerland and Olli Ojanaho, Finland. Both won all three individual golds, and ran last leg to get silver in the Relay.

16.07.2017 Foot Orienteering Rule changes – Proposals
IOF Foot Orienteering Commission would like to have proposals for rule changes. The final submission date is 10th September 2017. Please send the proposals to Unni Strand Karlsen to her email address:  tar-kar@outlook.com.  

15.07.2017 Sweden and Norway won the JWOC Relay
Sweden won the women's Relay and Norway the men's at Junior World Orienteering Championships in Tampere, Finland.

14.07.2017 Simona Aebersold: changed country, just right for JWOC
For most of the last yea,r Simona Aebersold has been living in a country far from home. The main reason has not been to become better using map and compass, but it has also been a part of it.

14.07.2017 Aerbersold and Ojanaho at top of the podium again
Simona Aebersold, Switzerland, and Olli Ojanaho, Finland took both their third individual gold medal at the Long distance at Junior World Orienteering Championships in Tampere, Finland.

13.07.2017 Wet PreO at World TrailO Championships
Rain throughout the day, at times torrential, made siting conditions difficult on the first of the two days of PreO competition, being held in Lithuania.

13.07.2017 IOF Council meeting minutes published
The minutes of the latest IOF Council meeting, which took place 3rd and 6th of July in conjunction with World Orienteering Championships in Tartu, Estonia, are now available.

12.07.2017 Tommy Hayes – hard battles also on home ground
The Kiwis have done very well internationally for some years. In the Sprint, New Zealand got yet another medal at JWOC.

12.07.2017 JWOC: Unstoppable Aebersold and Ojanaho both take second gold
Simona Aebersold, Switzerland, and Olli Ojanaho, Finland both followed up their Middle distance golds winning also the Sprint at Junior World Orienteering Championships in Finland.

11.07.2017 Apply for EOC and World Cup Final 2020
The European Orienteering Championships (EOC) is organised every year from 2020 and follows the opposite formats of WOC, which means even years EOC is a Classic Forest Event and in odd years a Sprint Event. EOC 2020 will also be the final World Cup Event in 2020. All IOF member federations are hereby invited to […]

11.07.2017 JWOC: Big favourite, happy ending
Olli Ojanaho didn't get what he wanted at WOC in Estonia, but when he was competing with his own age group it ended just as expected.

11.07.2017 Big favourite, happy ending
Olli Ojanaho didn't get what he wanted at WOC in Estonia, but when he was competing with his own age group it ended just as expected.

11.07.2017 World TrailO Championships: young Norwegian wins TempO
Winner of today’s TempO competition, the ‘sprint’ form of TrailO, was Vetle Ruud Bråten, Norway competing in his first international TempO final. Norway also took the silver medal.

11.07.2017 JWOC: Aebersold and Ojanaho win Middle distance
Simona Aebersold, Switzerland, and Olli Ojanaho, Finland, won today’s Middle distance at Junior World Orienteering Championships in Tampere, Finland.

10.07.2017 The Key family: a remarkable World Championship family
Last week, mother Natasha Key fought amongst the very best seniors in the world. This week, son Aston will fight for the best performance so far in his career. He obviously has a lot of good genes.

10.07.2017 First World Championship event for Lithuania
The World Trail Orienteering Championships (WTOC) is being held this coming week in Lithuania. This is the first time the country has organised an orienteering event at this level. Twenty-five nations have entered competitors.

09.07.2017 38 nations to compete in Junior World Orienteering Championships
The Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) starts on Monday in Tampere, Finland. Thirty-eight nations will have athletes taking part.

07.07.2017 Team World Cup scores: Sweden has commanding lead
With three of the five counting relays now complete, Sweden holds a lead of 125 points with Switzerland in second place and Norway third.

07.07.2017 Women’s Relay: clear win for favourites Sweden
Sweden’s team of Emma Johansson, Helena Jansson and Tove Alexandersson enjoyed a victory by 2.41 over last year’s champions Russia, holding the lead throughout.

07.07.2017 Men’s Relay: success for Norway in defending title
The Norwegian team of Eskil Kinnerberg, Olav Lundanes and Magne Dæhli ran an impressively controlled race throughout to take what in the end was a clear victory, with France getting the silver medals and Sweden the bronze.

06.07.2017 Good World Cup leads for Alexandersson and Hubmann
With 6 of the 10 World Cup races over, Tove Alexandersson and Daniel Hubmann have healthy leads in the World Cup standings.

06.07.2017 Women’s Middle Distance: outstanding win by Tove Alexandersson
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden took her second gold medal in three days with an outstanding run in the Estonian forest today. Her winning lead was 2.10.

06.07.2017 Men’s Middle Distance: master class from Thierry Gueorgiou
In his final individual WOC competition before retiring, Frenchman Thierry Gueorgiou ran a near-perfect race to take his 8th Middle Distance title.

06.07.2017 Member Federations meet and discuss at Presidents’ Conference
Whilst the athletes enjoyed a well-deserved rest day, yesterday the Member Federations of the IOF gathered for the biannual IOF Presidents’ Conference. The IOF Council gave an update on their work, and looked ahead to the General Assembly in 2018.

05.07.2017 World Orienteering Championships 2021 awarded to the Czech Republic
At today’s IOF Presidents’ Conference, the organisers of several IOF Major Events were announced. Most notably, the Czech Republic will host both the World Orienteering Championships in 2021 and the World MTB Orienteering Championships in 2020.

04.07.2017 Fourth Long Distance gold for Olav Lundanes
2010 on home ground, 2012 in Switzerland, 2016 in Sweden and now again – a convincing gold medal performance by this determined Norwegian athlete to win by almost 2 minutes.

04.07.2017 WOC Long Distance: Tove Alexandersson retains women’s title
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden ran a near-perfect race in difficult terrain on the Long Distance today, with only Sprint champion Maj Alm, Denmark able to come anywhere near challenging her time.

04.07.2017 Orienteering federations of Europe disband the European Working Group
At today's meeting of the Orienteering Federations of Europe, it was decided to remove the European Working Group from the IOF structure, and in stead work to establish recognized sub-regional groups.

03.07.2017 Redistribution of championship medals from WSOC and ESOC
Following the Anti-Doping Rule violation of a Russian Ski Orienteering athlete and disqualification of all her results from the European Ski Orienteering Championships 2017 and the World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017, the IOF Council have decided that the medals will now be redistributed according to the new results.

03.07.2017 EYOC brings young orienteers together
Young orienteers share experiences and friendship at the European Youth Orienteering Championships.

02.07.2017 World Orienteering Championships: Sweden wins Sprint Relay
Sweden won the Sprint Relay at the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships in Viljandi, Estonia. Denmark was second and Switzerland third.

02.07.2017 Following Orienteering LIVE is more popular than ever
Yesterday’s exciting sprint finals which concluded with gold medals to Maja Alm from Denmark and Daniel Hubmann from Switzerland had enormous interest from around the World. 4 countries showed the Sprint Final live on national TV, while 139 countries will show the race as full or highlighted replays over the coming days!

01.07.2017 Maja Alm and Daniel Hubmann world champions in sprint
The 2017 Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships kicked off today with the Sprint. The Danish Sprint queen Maja Alm won for the third year in a row. In the men’s class Daniel Hubmann won, making this his 7th gold medal at World Orienteering Championships.

30.06.2017 European Youth Sprint: medals to eight nations
The first race in the European Youth Championships, the Sprint, resulted in medals for 8 different nations including a Gold for Jakub Dekret from the host nation, Slovakia in class M18.

30.06.2017 WOC Sprint: 26 nations with athletes in Final
After today’s qualification races, 26 nations have at least one athlete in the Sprint Finals in Tartu, Estonia tomorrow. 8 nations have all their athletes through to the Final.

30.06.2017 An unique possibility for IOF WOC Clinic participants
The IOF WOC Clinic is an initiative from the IOF together with WOC to support countries that don´t have enough resources, so that they can bring athletes to this competition. The project also aims to give the opportunity of improving their technique to the members through experienced coaches and lecturers, as sometimes they don´t have such a support like this in their own countries.

30.06.2017 Catch the latest newsletter!
The IOF Newsletter for June has been sent to all subscribers.

30.06.2017 Indoor orienteering becoming increasingly popular in Latvia
The Latvian Orienteering Federation has been seeking a way to attract more people to the sport of orienteering and has found a great solution – indoor orienteering in popular public buildings. On the 5TH of May, the current stage of an indoor orienteering series took place in Liepāja, which is among the biggest cities in […]

30.06.2017 Leho Haldna: Highlights of the orienteering season
World Orienteering Day and World Orienteering Championships are the two most significant and popular events during the orienteering season. WOD was successfully organised in late May, with 288 000 participants in 79 countries and territories. This is a new world record, beating previous best result by 36 000 participants. On behalf of the IOF I would like […]

30.06.2017 FOLLOW WOC LIVE
The highlight of the orienteering calendar is here: the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships! Of course, the best place to follow the all the action is at LIVE Orienteering.com

29.06.2017 Olav Lundanes: the champion still has more to do
During the last two years Olav Lundanes has been at five long training camps in Estonia, but he isn't finished with his preparations. “There is still more to work on,” Olav Lundanes tells.

29.06.2017 Natalia Gemperle: historic victory on the way to WOC
Last year Natalia Gemperle ended up with three medals at the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships (WOC). This year she says she is much better prepared, and the Russian athlete has just been in the winning team in one of the big relays for the first time.

28.06.2017 European Youth Orienteering Championships start on Friday in Slovakia
Four hundred athletes representing thirty-five nations are now arriving in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia for the European Youth Orienteering Championships (EYOC). There are three races: a Sprint, a Long Distance and a Relay.

28.06.2017 WOC 2017: Challenging and demanding terrain in prospect
Athletes taking part in the upcoming World Championships will experience a rich mixture of terrain types. The sprint races take place in the city of Tartu and the town of Viljandi, and the forest venues are based on the smaller settlements Rõuge and Vitipalu.

26.06.2017 WOC 2017: 500 volunteers from 20 countries
The World Orienteering Championships 2017 is just around the corner and everything is ready for the biggest event in the calendar. This year it will be held in Tartu and Southern Estonia, becoming the most important event in the history of the Estonian orienteering.

22.06.2017 World Orienteering Championships to be broadcast worldwide
The Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships, WOC, held in Estonia 1 – 7 July, will be broadcast in at least 139 countries.

22.06.2017 WOD newsletter has been published
In the latest World Orienteering Day newsletter you will find inspiring reading from WOD events all over the world.

21.06.2017 50 nations will participate in WOC
Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships starts with Sprint qualification June 30. 50 nations have athletes registered for the championships and all continents are represented.

16.06.2017 CISM World Military Orienteering Championships
The CISM World Military Orienteering Championships has been held in Finland this week. Estonian Timo Sild and Russian Svetlana Mironova had a successful championship, both of them winning both the Middle and the Long distance. The Polish team also had a good championship, winning several medals, with the gold in the women’s Relay as highlight.

14.06.2017 World Orienteering Day 2017 – a continued success
On Wednesday May 24th 2017, the second World Orienteering Day took place all over the world. It has proved an even greater success than last year, with 288 000 participants all around the world taking part in an orienteering event. This is new record, with 35 000 more participants than last year. In the end, […]

13.06.2017 The Final Draft of the updated IOF Control Descriptions is published
The Final Draft version of the revised IOF Control Descriptions has now been published. The most significant changes in the revised document are the the control descriptions for boulder, boulder cluster and dot knoll.

08.06.2017 IOF Ethics Panel decision regarding ESOC 2017 jury and conflict of Interest
The IOF Ethics Panel has made a decision regarding whether there was a conflict of interest behind the criticised jury decision at the European Ski Orienteering Championships.

07.06.2017 MTBO World Cup standings after first round
After two wins in the first round Emily Benham, Great Britain leads the women’s standings by 20 points. In the men’s table Vojtech Ludvik, Czech Republic and Luca Dallavalle, Italy share the lead.

05.06.2017 MTBO World Cup: second win for Emily Benham in gruelling Long Distance
Emily Benham, Great Britain took her second win of the round today in convincing style, finishing the fastest by almost 4 minutes. The Czech Republic team has achieved a victory in each of the three races, this time through Vojtech Ludvik.

04.06.2017 MTBO World Cup Sprint: Emily Benham and Krystof Bogar take top places
The women’s 1-2 was the reverse of yesterday, with Emily Benham, Great Britain in front of Martina Tichovska, Czech Republic by 19 seconds. The men’s race featured a convincing victory for the Czech rider Krystof Bogar.

03.06.2017 Czech and Italian victories in first MTBO World Cup race
Martina Tichovska, Czech Republic and Luca Dallavalle, Italy, were the top athletes in the Middle Distance World Cup race at Dietmanns, Austria today. Both won by over half a minute.

02.06.2017 MTBO World Cup this weekend in Austria
112 athletes representing 19 nations are gathered in Zwettl, Austria for three races this weekend that make up the first round of the 2017 MTBO World Cup.

02.06.2017 24 orienteering countries at The World Games
The list of participants in The World Games is now official. Athletes from 24 countries will participate in orienteering, including the three time World Games champion Matthias Kyburz from Switzerland.

01.06.2017 The IOF Sanctions Athlete for Anti-Doping Rule Violation
Russian Ski Orienteer Polina Frolova has tested positive for the prohibited substance Meldonium. The IOF Doping Hearing Panel have sanctioned her with a period of ineligibility of four years, as well as the disqualification of a number of results.

31.05.2017 WOC 2017: Time to suit up again
In July 2013, Markus Puusepp dressed in his suit for a special meeting and said some words that changed his life and the orienteering world.

30.05.2017 Helena Jansson and Martin Regborn head World Cup standings
With three of the ten individual races completed, both women’s and men’s leaders are from Sweden, the most successful nation in the first round with three athletes in the top six in both lists of standings.

28.05.2017 World Cup Long Distance: Tove Alexandersson and Magne Dæhli prove strongest
Two dramatic races in hilly and technically challenging Finnish terrain today ended with victory for Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Magne Dæhli, Norway. They had started fifth and sixteenth respectively in the chasing start, both taking advantage of mistakes being made by the early leaders.

27.05.2017 Martin Regborn best in men’s Middle Distance
Sweden showed strength in depth in the men’s Middle race, with eight finishers in the top fourteen including four in the top six. Best of all of them was Martin Regborn, 29 seconds quicker than Olav Lundanes, Norway.

27.05.2017 Women’s Middle Distance race: dominant win for Helena Jansson
Fifty seconds was the winning margin for the very experienced Swedish athlete Helena Jansson in today’s World Cup Middle race. She put in a near-flawless performance in technical terrain and showed that she is again in excellent physical form. Closest challenger was Natalia Gemperle, Russia.

26.05.2017 Buying tickets in LIVE Orienteering this week
LIVE Orienteering is for used the first time at an event of the size as the World Cup in Finland this week and new functionality is tested. Many new learnings have been made from the first two races this week and updates are being made continuously to improve the user experience. For the payment to […]

25.05.2017 World Cup Sprint Final: tight victory for Yannick Michiels, clear one for Maja Alm
Yannick Michiels, Belgium took a close victory by just 2 seconds today over Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland in the Sprint Final - a first-ever World Cup win for Belgium. Maja Alm, Denmark won by 10 seconds ahead of Tove Alexandersson, a better route choice in the middle of the race proving decisive.

24.05.2017 World Cup: Sweden wins Sprint Relay in close finish
A very close race on last leg between Helena Jansson, Sweden and Maja Alm, Denmark ended with a 1-second win for Jansson, and with Alm disqualified through mispunching. Second place went to Switzerland, 13 seconds down and third to Great Britain, 1 minute further down.

23.05.2017 New concept for World Cup Round 1
The new World Cup round begins on World Orienteering Day, 24th May with a Sprint Relay in the very centre of the Finnish city Turku. The round continues with a brand-new concept of three individual competitions, designed so that the first to finish in the last of these races is overall winner of Round 1.

23.05.2017 Leho Haldna: World Orienteering Day and World Cup coming up!
The 24th of May is the IOF's World Orienteering Day, or WOD.  World Orienteering Day was a great success in 2016, but this does not automatically mean success in 2017. We, the IOF, National Federations, clubs and our enthusiasts have to work together in order to archive our common goal, 350 000 participants in 2017 and to reach 500 000 participants in 2018.

22.05.2017 IOF newsletter May is published
Today, subscribers to the IOF Newsletter got mix of fresh articles, news updates and photos straight to their email inbox.

22.05.2017 Successful event in Malaysia
The PERAK MyO ASIA CUP 2017 was held recently in Malaysia. The event was very successful and a pre-event for the World Ranking Event, WRE, in Malaysia in October. 250 athletes participated in Sprint and Sprint Relay.

22.05.2017 Walking through footmarks of the past with Gytis Juska
The winner of the first Soviet Union’s championship Gytis Juska gets 75 this year but still finds time for orienteering in daily routine.

22.05.2017 Clare Durand: “I’m the only serious Trail Orienteer within a three hour drive”
To talk about Clare Durand is to talk about resilience. It’s in Lancaster, in the desert north of Los Angeles, in the United States, that we’re going to find her. Clare studied Geography and Computer Science, worked for the government making military maps, worked on movies and television as an assistant director and taught Mathematics. […]

22.05.2017 Orienteering in focus in seven big European cities
Between 7th May and 12th November, 2017, Orienteering will be in focus in seven major European cities. Bringing together the efforts and interests of Paris, Antwerp, Bristol, Treviso, Porto, Barcelona and Bilbao, the 4th edition of the City Race Euro Tour puts sport and tourism once more hand in hand. Paris was the venue chosen […]

22.05.2017 MTBO World Cup 2017: Who will be this year’s winners?
The individual World Cup winners of 2017 will be found from three rounds of keen competition. The World Cup starts in Austria, continues at the European Championships in France and ends with the most highly-awaited moment of the season, the World Championships in Lithuania. Will anyone beat the reigning Champions, Emily Benham and Anton Foliforov? […]

22.05.2017 Time to suit up again
In July 2013, Markus Puusepp dressed in his suit for a special meeting and said some words that changed his life and the orienteering world.

22.05.2017 Leho Haldna: World Orienteering Day and World Cup – two days to go!
The 24th of May is the IOF’s World Orienteering Day, or WOD.  World Orienteering Day was a great success in 2016, but this does not automatically mean success in 2017. We, the IOF, National Federations, clubs and our enthusiasts have to work together in order to archive our common goal, 350 000 participants in 2017 and […]

22.05.2017 Follow the World Cup Round 1
The day we have all been waiting for is soon upon us. On Wednesday 24 May, the World Cup kicks off in Finland! We will be treated to an exciting Sprint Relay, followed by a Sprint, a Middle Distance and finally a Long Distance to round things off. Make sure you don't miss any action!

19.05.2017 Achieving a new level of participants
78 countries and almost 1600 WOD events have registered for this year’s WOD on Wednesday, May 24th.

19.05.2017 World Orienteering Day newsletter – 5 days to go
Subscribers have received a World Orienteering Day newsletter with lots of reading five days before the big event. Almost 1600 events are registered, have you registered yours?  

17.05.2017 New guidelines for IOF Eventor profile photo
The IOF has made new guidelines for the IOF Eventor profile photo. The ambition is to improve the accreditation process on our major events, to make the athletes profiles look more professional and to have useful material for TV and Media graphics.

17.05.2017 7 steps to a successful WOD event
Six days left until World Orienteering Day. Have you registered your event yet? If not, here is seven steps to a successful WOD event.

16.05.2017 Consultation on new IOF Sustainability Policy
The Environment Commission (EnvC) has prepared a preliminary proposal for a new IOF Sustainability Policy. The proposed policy sets principles for both the IOF, the national federations and all orienteering events.

15.05.2017 WOD, a pre-event to the World Cup in Turku, Finland
The WOD event in Turku will be a pre-event to the first World Cup this year.

12.05.2017 WOD: 75 countries on all continents
Wednesday May 24th is coming closer and closer. Of 75 countries or territories registered so far, 17 non-IOF members have already registered a least one WOD event.

09.05.2017 The toughest TrailO competitions ever?
Last weekend, 29-30 April, FinTrailO hosted the European TrailO Cup outside Helsinki.

05.05.2017 National Quota Orienteering World Cup Round 1
The National Quota for Orienteering World Cup Round 1 in Finland is presented. The top 6 nations will have the opportunity to send 8 athletes to World Cup events. All other nations are entitled to 6 athletes. All 2016 individual World Champions shall be offered a wild card place in competitions 1, 2 and 3 provided […]

05.05.2017 New IOF branding
The new IOF branding has been made to simplify graphical work and to help spread a unified image of the IOF. The branding consists of a brand book with guidelines, logos, a visual toolkit and several useful templates.

04.05.2017 British Orienteering celebrates 50 years!
On the 17 June this year it is exactly 50 years since the British Orienteering Federation came into being. The occasion is being marked by the cutting of a celebratory cake, production of a short film, and a special multi-page feature in British Orienteering's member magazine Focus.

03.05.2017 World Masters Games: “It has all gone really well”
Event director Shaun Collins summarises The World Masters Orienteering Championships and the World Masters Games in New Zeeland.  
- It has all gone really well and I am very satisfied.

29.04.2017 WMOC and World Masters Games long distance final
World Masters Orienteering Championships and World Masters Games finished with long distance final in Woodhill Forest “Hedley Dunes” north of Auckland. 23 gold medallists from Australia, Bulgaria, Finland, Great Britain, New Zeeland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.  

28.04.2017 World Orienteering Day 2017 – A letter from the IOF President
World Orienteering Day 2016 was a great success, achieving and surpassing our goals and expectations. The fact did not go unnoticed and many eyes have been opened to orienteering as a truly global sport for lifelong participation. Please read the rest of President Leho Haldna's letter below.

28.04.2017 New Event Advisers educated in Auckland, NZ
The IOF conducted an Event Advisers Clinic in Auckland, New Zealand on April 28th. The Clinic was held on the rest day of the World Masters Orienteering Championships.

24.04.2017 Successful Central European Youth Orienteering Cup
The town of Sobotka, situated in the foothills of Slesza mountain in Poland, hosted the second edition of the Central European Youth Orienteering Cup last weekend and was just as successful as the Event premiere in the Czech Republic  in 2016.

24.04.2017 WMOC: Aussie gold rush in Sprint
The Sprint Final in the World Masters Orienteering Championships was held today in Auckland, New Zealand as part of the World Masters Games. Twelve of the twenty-three gold medals went to Australia.

23.04.2017 World Masters Championships under way in New Zealand
The World Masters Orienteering Championships (WMOC), the biggest sport within the 2017 World Masters Games, starts today in Auckland, New Zealand with more than 1750 competitors from 40 countries taking part.

19.04.2017 Oceania Orienteering Championships summary
The Oceania Orienteering Championships took place 14-17 April in Auckland, New Zealand. Despite the severe weather conditions in the area, the competitions could go ahead as planned, and the Oceanian orienteers battled it out for titles in Sprint, Middle, Long and Relay.

13.04.2017 There’s nothing like some good Kiwi-Aussie rivalry
The Oceania Orienteering Championships herald a two-week international orienteering extravaganza, from Easter 2017 (April 14–17), held in Auckland, New Zealand.

13.04.2017 IOF Newsletter is published
Today, subscribers to the IOF Newsletter got a fresh batch of articles, news updates and photos straight to their email inbox.

13.04.2017 New ISOM 2017, finally!
ISOM 2017, the International Specification for Orienteering Maps, was approved by the IOF Council a few weeks ago. The orienteering community, especially the mapping community, has been looking forward to the new, or at least updated, standard for a long time. The preparation of a new ISOM started already back in 2006, initiated by the […]

13.04.2017 Five-country Programme for TrailO Cup
For the fifth year in a row, five countries are hosting events in the Unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering (ECTO).

13.04.2017 IOF very active at the SportAccord Convention in Aarhus, Denmark
The annual SportAccord Convention was held this year in Aarhus, Denmark from April 3 – 7. The Comvention is the most important annual gathering of international sports federations and consists of a number of meetings, seminars, an exhibition and social activities. For the IOF, SportAccord has become an important place to both share and gather […]

07.04.2017 IOF Transgender Policy
The IOF Council have approved the proposed IOF Transgender Policy.

06.04.2017 Most important decisions at the IOF council’s meeting
ISOM 2017, the program för World Orienteering Championships 2019 and 2021, Ski Orienteering Major Events 2019, Transgender policy and a positive doping test in Brazil are some of the important topics discussed at the IOF Council meeting held in Madrid last weekend.  

04.04.2017 International Specification for Orienteering Maps (ISOM) 2017 has been published
The IOF Council has approved the International Specification for Orienteering Maps ISOM 2017.

01.04.2017 100% coverage of WOC 2017: April Fools
The IOF and the Estonian Orienteering Federation have signed a contract with the local wildlife authorities to borrow 10 000 wildlife motion sensor cameras.

01.04.2017 100% coverage of WOC 2017
The IOF and the Estonian Orienteering Federation have signed a contract with the local wildlife authorities to borrow 10 000 wildlife motion sensor cameras.

30.03.2017 FootO Commission Meeting 2-2017
The minutes of the latest FootO Commission meeting have been published, along with the responses to the Long-term strategic planning consultation.

24.03.2017 World Orienteering Day: Two months to go
It is two months left to May 24 and if you haven´t planned your event yet it is definitely time for that now.

23.03.2017 Media accreditation for The World Games is open
The Media accreditation process for The World Games 2017 is now open.

21.03.2017 1000 spectators at orienteering event in salt mine in Romania
Olt Cup 2017 was the first orienteering competition held in Romania this year. The competition was named the “First challenge” of 2017, and took place in a very special venue: a salt mine. The competition had almost 300 participants, but perhaps most notable was the number of spectators, which was almost 1000.

17.03.2017 WOC 2020 new sprint format: Successful tests in Italy
Two different knock-out sprints were successfully tested during the MOC camp in Italy last week; one with mass start (NORT-style) and one with chasing start based on qualification results.

16.03.2017 Leho Haldna: Best WSOC ever!
A common opinion among the participants at the 22nd World Ski Orienteering Championships in Krasnojarsk, Russia was – best World Championships ever in Ski Orienteering.

15.03.2017 From Uruguay to Uruguay with a stop at World Orienteering Championships
Pablo Sanguinetti from Uruguay was one of the participants at the WOC Clinic 2016. He has high goals and big plans about developing orienteering in Uruguay.

15.03.2017 Romania’s First Orienteering Challenge of 2017
Olt Cup 2017 was the first orienteering competition held in Romania this year. The competition was named the “First challenge” of 2017, and took place in a very special venue: a salt mine. The competition had almost 300 participants, but perhaps most notable was the number of spectators, which was almost 1000. The event was organised by Sport […]

15.03.2017 1st Trail Orienteering in Egypt
The 2nd Egyptian International Orienteering Championships took place in Sharm el Sheikh, Southern Sinai, Egypt in early February 2017.  A surprise addition to the schedule was the first TrailO/PreO event to be held in Egypt.

15.03.2017 Participate in O-Games, spectator races during the World Games in Poland!
O-Games 2017 is a public competition for The World Games 2017. Participation in the competition is a unique opportunity to follow best runners in the world and at the same time to compare with them in the same terrain and sometimes even on the same controls. O-Games 2017 follows orienteering competition of The World Games […]

15.03.2017 WADA Symposium 2017
The annual WADA Symposium is currently taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland (13-15 March). The theme of this year’s edition of the event is “Tackling our Challenges and Strengthening the Future of Clean Sport”. IOF Anti-Doping Officer Kirsty McIntyre is attending the symposium, and tells us about the importance of the event: Meeting and learning from […]

15.03.2017 WADA launches Speak Up!
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have launched Speak Up!, a new, secure digital platform intended for athletes and others to be able to report: Alleged Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) under the World Anti-Doping Code Non-compliance violations under the World Anti-Doping Code Any other act or omission that could undermine the fight against doping in sport The […]

15.03.2017 Be a part of LIVE Orienteering – audition as commentator
LIVE Orienteering is the IOFs new platform for external communication about orienteering, the place to live orienteering. IOF Events most often have a live streaming production sent out via LIVE Orienteering and we are now looking for future commentators. A commentating team is made up of 2 persons, a ”play-by-play” commentator and an expert to […]

15.03.2017 Are you a Youth Journalist?
The International Orienteering Federation are preparing to launch a new fan portal with focus on youth and making Orienteering a cool sport to follow. The fan portal will build on live events, news articles, videos, vlogs/blogs, social medias and more. It shall present new and exciting stories about the essence of Orienteering from elite level […]

15.03.2017 LIVE Orienteering’s first month
LIVE Orienteering was introduced as the new channel for orienteering fans to follow orienteering events and news in the beginning of February.

12.03.2017 WSOC: Sweden won the most golds, but Russia the most medals
Sweden took five of the nine gold medals on offer this week, with Tove Alexandersson claiming a personal tally of three. But Russia won more medals overall – eleven compared to Sweden’s seven, counting team medals as one.

12.03.2017 WSOC: double home win in relays
Russia took gold in both women’s and men’s relays today, ending the Championships on a high note after some disappointments earlier in the week. The Swedish women’s team were unable to compete because of illness. Silver medals went to Finland and Sweden and bronze to the Czech Republic and Finland.

11.03.2017 WSOC Long Distance: golds for Russia and Sweden
Mariya Kechkina, Russia was on absolutely top form today, winning by almost 5 minutes, with the home country taking the first four places in the women’s race. Erik Rost, Sweden took his second gold medal of the Championships with victory by more than 1 minute.

10.03.2017 WSOC: Bulgarian victory in men’s Middle race
The last starter won the men’s Middle race today, just as happened in the men’s Sprint. This time it was the Bulgarian Stanimir Belomazhev who took the gold, 15 seconds faster than Erik Rost, Sweden.

09.03.2017 WSOC: Another gold for Alexandersson
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden enjoyed another almost error-free race over Middle Distance today, on a technically and physically challenging course in good skiing conditions. She took the gold medal by more than 1½ minutes over Polina Frolova, Russia.

08.03.2017 WSOC: Double Swedish victory in sprint
It was a golden day for Sweden at the World Ski Orienteering Championships. Sprint queen Tove Alexandersson won again and in the men’s race the Swede Ulrik Nordberg was the strongest sprinter. Tove Alexandersson won her second gold medal in two days at World Ski Orienteering Championships in Krasnojarsk, Russia. Alexandersson was eight seconds faster […]

08.03.2017 Double Swedish victory in sprint
It was a golden day for Sweden at the World Ski Orienteering Championships. Sprint queen Tove Alexandersson won again and in the men’s race the Swede Ulrik Nordberg was the strongest sprinter. Tove Alexandersson won her second gold medal in two days at World Ski Orienteering Championships in Krasnojarsk, Russia. Alexandersson was eight seconds faster […]

07.03.2017 WSOC: Sweden claim Sprint Relay gold
The World Ski Orienteering Championships kicked off in style today, 7 March, in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Glorious weather set the scene for the Sprint Relay, and the well-prepared tracks awaited the relay teams from 15 countries.

07.03.2017 Sweden claim WSOC Sprint Relay gold
The World Ski Orienteering Championships kicked off in style today, 7 March, in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Glorious weather set the scene for the Sprint Relay, and the well-prepared tracks awaited the relay teams from 15 countries.

06.03.2017 World Ski Orienteering Championships: 6 days of intense fight for medals
Two relays and three individual formats, giving six days of intense competition, lie ahead this week in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Rivalry will be renewed between Russia and Sweden, clearly the two best SkiO nations of this season so far. Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Andrey Lamov, Russia both won two individual gold medals in the European SkiO Championships (ESOC) last month; how will they fare in Krasnoyarsk?

01.03.2017 Orienteering content to be broadcast on the Olympic Channel
The Olympic Channel and the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) today announced that an agreement has been reached to collaborate on content for the Olympic Channel, starting with World Ski Orienteering Championships.

28.02.2017 TrailO News
Meeting Minutes and Event Advisers' Clinic invitation.

28.02.2017 Map Commission Meeting Minutes
The  minutes from the latest IOF Map Commission meeting are now available.

24.02.2017 Exciting news in the latest World Orienteering Day newsletter!
With three months to go until the big day, the newsletter includes lots of interesting reading.

24.02.2017 We are searching for a project coordinator
The Regional and Youth Development Commission is searching for a person to help with writing an application for EU funds.

23.02.2017 South America: kind people with hearts which burn for orienteering
Extraordinary maps and terrains, delicious food and nice beaches. That is travelling through South America while helping local orienteering clubs to improve and develop.  That’s what Felix and Susen did the last three months. Here they tell about their adventures and experiences.

21.02.2017 World Masters Orienteering Championships Bulletin 1 Revised
Bulletin 1 of the World Masters Orienteering Championships 2017 has been revised and updated.

16.02.2017 Meeting Minutes
The minutes from the latest meetings of the IOF IT, MTBO and Regional and Youth Development Commissions are now available.

14.02.2017 Finnish success with young mappers
Through a targeted project, Finland has succeeded in getting young people interested in mapping. One of them is 19-year old Topi Syrjäläinen, whose map will be used for the Finnish Sprint Championships 2017.

13.02.2017 Home dominance in World Masters SkiO Championships
The World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships were also held last week in Imatra, Finland, with competitors having one Long and two Middle Distance races. Medals at Middle Distance were awarded on the combined times of the two races.

12.02.2017 European SkiO Championships: Russia and Sweden win relays
Victory went to Russia’s women and Sweden’s men in the final races of the Championships today. The women’s margin was 48 seconds, whereas the men’s race had a closer finish, 14 seconds separating first and second.

11.02.2017 European SkiO Championships: Alexandersson back on form; first gold for Norway
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden got back on the success trail today with a convincing victory by 1.33 in the Middle Distance race. In the men’s race there was a clear win for Lars Hol Moholdt, Norway, the first Norwegian medal of the Championships.

09.02.2017 European Ski Orienteering Championships: two Russian golds in Long race – but so close for Sweden!
The margins were minimal for the Russians Alena Trapeznikova and Andrey Lamov in the Long Distance race in Imatra, Finland today: they beat their closest Swedish challengers by 2 seconds and 1 second respectively. For Lamov, yet another triumph: his third gold medal in successive days.

08.02.2017 European Ski Orienteering Championships: Russia wins Sprint Relay in frantic finish
An all-out sprint between the Russian Andrey Lamov and the Swede Ulrik Nordberg over the latter stages of the final leg ended in the narrowest of victories for the Russian team. The bronze medals went to Finland.

07.02.2017 European Ski Orienteering Championships: Alexandersson and Lamov take first golds
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Andrey Lamov, Russia are the new European Champions in Sprint after today’s first race of the Championships, held in perfect conditions in Imatra, Finland.

07.02.2017 Third Sprint WOC event to be tested during 2017
When Denmark organises the first ever Sprint WOC in July 2020 it will consist of three medal events. Two of the events are already well known from the current WOC, the third event is yet to be decided. Testing will be ongoing during 2017, and the IOF invites teams, clubs, organisers and training groups to participate in the testing.

05.02.2017 HLES with focus on experience sharing
The 9th IOF High Level Event Seminar has taken place this weekend in Warsaw. HLES is where all future IOF major event organisers meet and share experiences.

05.02.2017 Top Ski Orienteers converge on Finland
The first major international Ski Orienteering event of the season, the European Championships, gets under way this week in Imatra, Finland, with 106 competitors from 16 nations competing for the European titles. The Junior World, World Masters and European Youth Championships will be held concurrently at the same venue.

03.02.2017 Follow orienteering at the new LIVEOrienteering.com
IOF is introducing its new web platform www.LIVEOrienteering.com. Set LIVE Orienteering as a bookmark in your browser and visit every day to see what is happening in the orienteering world.

02.02.2017 January’s IOF Athlete of the month is Erik Rost
The first IOF Athlete of the Month for 2017 is Swedish SkiO star Erik Rost. Read about his challenges and goals for the season.

01.02.2017 IOF governance team is taking shape
At the XXVIII Ordinary General Assembly of the IOF in Strömstad, Sweden in August 2016, several statutory changes were approved to strengthen the governance of the IOF. The adoption of a new IOF Code of Ethics, the creation of an independent Ethics Panel as a statutory body of the IOF and the instatement of an […]

01.02.2017 Daniel Leibundgut appointed World Orienteering Championships SEA/Project Manager
Daniel Leibundgut from Switzerland has been appointed WOC SEA/Project Manager. Daniel will take on the part-time responsibility for Project Managing the IOF Event Advising team, in the new structure which was recently announced.

31.01.2017 FootO Event Advising Clinic in New Zealand
In conjunction with the IOF World Masters Orienteering Championships and the World Master Games 2017, the IOF Rules Commission will organise an Clinic for FootO Event Advisers.

31.01.2017 Invitation to MTBO Event Advising and Organisers Clinic
The IOF MTBO and Rules Commissions will be conducting a clinic for the education and recruitment of new IOF Event Advisers and for MTBO Organisers in Bad Vöslau, Austria, March 4-5 2017.

30.01.2017 Krasnoyarsk prepares for the World Ski Orienteering Championships
The city of Krasnoyarsk in Russia is actively getting ready to host the 22nd World Ski Orienteering Championships. The competitions will be held in the terrain surrounding the Biathlon Academy, 5-13 March, 2017. The strongest athletes from all over the world will compete for medals in relays and individual races. Krasnoyarsk residents and guests of […]

27.01.2017 IOF Newsletter January
The latest IOF Newsletter is here, and it's packed full of exciting content!

27.01.2017 Don´t miss out the new WOD Guidelines
In the 52-pages of WOD Guidelines you will find ideas of how to carry out a WOD event. In the guidelines you will find a lot of inspiring examples from all over the world and from different kind of activities. 7 steps to a successful WOD event; Mini guide with two pages including seven steps […]

27.01.2017 Leho Haldna: Great Start for IOF Team
Each year, IOF Council and Commission meetings have traditionally been held during the third weekend in January, and so this year we met in Warsaw, Poland. The IOF organisation is bigger than ever, because we have one new commission, our temporary Ethics Commission, and our Environment Commission has increased in membership for 2017. The Environment […]

27.01.2017 Council minutes highlights
Many important topics were on the agenda for the recent IOF Council Meeting in Warsaw, 20-21 January. Here is a summary of some key decisions from the meeting. The Council discussed the bid from Sweden for the World Ski Orienteering Championships 2019, and viewed the application favourably. However, since the application incorporates more events than […]

27.01.2017 First European University Orienteering Championships will be in 2019
University students can begin to set new orienteering goals, as the European University Sports Association last year decided to add orienteering to its portfolio.

27.01.2017 MTBO riders race it all
Whilst FootO has experienced an increase in specialisation, most MTBO riders race all distances at the World MTBO Championships. However, there are signs which indicate an early development towards more specialisation.

27.01.2017 European SkiO Championships in Finland coming up
The best Ski Orienteers will gather in Finland 7-12 February to compete in the European SkiO Championships (ESOC). Imatra, situated a few kilometres from the Russian border, will be the venue for the championships consisting of five events spread on six days.

27.01.2017 IOF and ISF have signed a Memorandum of Understanding
IOF is very happy to announce that a memorandum of understanding has been signed between IOF and the International School Sport Federation.

27.01.2017 Specialisation in orienteering
Fewer and fewer athletes are running all five distances at WOC. Specialisation has been called an inevitable development. A super specialist, a successful coach and a former World Champion give their view on the case.

26.01.2017 Few days left to enter World Masters Orienteering Championships in New Zealand
Entries for World Masters Orienteering Championships (WMOC) close on 31st of January. 1.600 athletes have already entered for the championships, which this year is also a part of the world’s largest multisport event, the World Masters Games.

25.01.2017 Commission and Council Meeting Minutes
Meeting Minutes from several meetings in Warsaw 20-21 January are now published.

25.01.2017 FootO Commission Minutes 1-2017
The Minutes of the FootO Commission Meeting in Warsaw 20-21 January are now published.

24.01.2017 From Argentina to Argentina with a stop at WOC
Sonia Mabel Caminos (Argentina) was one of the participants at the WOC Clinic 2016. She travelled to Strömstad, Sweden, with little experience from major events, to represent her country on the big orienteering stage. Today Sonia is trying to improve the events in her country, and trying to set the pace in Argentina.

24.01.2017 Various kinds of World Orienteering Championships
Even if you don’t win at WOC, you still have the opportunity to become World Champion in orienteering. Here are listed six championships for certain groups of people such as policemen, the deaf, and university students.

21.01.2017 IOF Joint Meeting 2017
The annual IOF Joint Meeting of Council and Commissions takes place this weekend in Warsaw, Poland. Each year, the members of the IOF Council and the 10 IOF Commissions come together to meet and discuss common topics.

19.01.2017 NORD group extended with three new members
At the recent NORD meeting in Copenhagen the three Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were invited. The seven countries decided to form a new and extended NORD group.

18.01.2017 High Level Event Seminar – New entry deadline
The entry deadline for the HLES 2017 is extended to 22 January.

17.01.2017 Orienteering World 2016 is here
In the 2016's edition of Orienteering World you will find a lot of interesting orienteering reading.

16.01.2017 Victories for Alexandersson and Khrennikov in Ski-O Tour
Ski-O Tour in Switzerland and Austria was the season’s first big test for the best Ski Orienteers. Tove Alexandersson and Eduard Khrennikov showed most stability with overall victories, though the overall standings indicate an exciting season ahead.

12.01.2017 Virtual-O is a new orienteering reality
A new orienteering computer game is on the market. A dedicated developer, feedback from an excited orienteering community and cooperation with the world’s biggest game distributer are some of the ingredients to make it a success.

11.01.2017 MTBO World Masters Series allows Masters to compete until they get too rusty to ride
Age is no limit for competing. The MTBO World Masters Series is an example of that, with Masters athletes travelling around the world to achieve points for the overall standing – and have fun.

10.01.2017 Tight battle between Finland and Sweden in Nordic Junior SkiO Meeting
A wide age span of ski orienteers gathered in Finland with different purposes. The weekend included Nordic Junior Meeting, Lapland SkiO Championships and selection races for the European- and the World SkiO Championships for the Finnish skiers.

05.01.2017 Final IOF Athlete of the Month for 2016
The final IOF Athlete of the Month for 2016 is Franciely Chiles from Brazil!

04.01.2017 Brazil and the Czech Republic have applied for WOC 2021
The application deadline has expired for several major events, resulting in many interesting bids. Two have applied for WOC 2021, while EYOC 2019 was the most popular event with six federations applying.

28.12.2016 Australian scholarship is win-win
Orienteering clubs in Australia have invented a scholarship that is best described as a win-win situation. The Australian club gets help with coaching, mapping and teaching in schools. At the same time, a young enthusiastic orienteer from abroad gets to experience a new country and practice coaching.

20.12.2016 Mass Start is new format at the World MTBO Championships from 2017
Mass Start will be the fifth format on the programme for the World MTBO Championships from 2017. A growing appetite for more head-to-head racing for the MTBO athletes and the possibility for good media coverage are among the reasons.

19.12.2016 Athlete of the Year 2016: Tove Alexandersson
Tove Alexandersson is awarded Athlete of the Year 2016 by the IOF. To mention some of her achievements in 2016: World Champion and European Champion in long and middle distance, two gold medals at the European SkiO Championships and overall world cup victories in both FootO and SkiO.

16.12.2016 The IOF has full confidence in Russian orienteering athletes and IOF event organisers
Based upon analysis of the updated McLaren report, the IOF concludes that no revision in the previously communicated IOF statement or Policy is necessary. There shall continue to be no restriction on the participation by Russian athletes in IOF events and IOF Events planned to be organised in Russia will be completed as planned.

16.12.2016 Nations and athletes qualified for The World Games
The list of qualified nations and athletes for The World Games in Wroclaw, Poland 25 – 27 July 2017, is now complete. In total 40 men and 40 women will compete in the Sprint and Middle Distance competitions, and 17 national teams are qualified to compete in the Sprint Relay.

13.12.2016 Last week for preliminary entries to WSOC
December 19 is deadline for preliminary entries to World Ski Orienteering Championships in Krasnojarsk, Russia.

09.12.2016 Athlete of the Month – November 2016
The IOF Athlete of the Month for November is Veronika Kubínová! Four gold medals out of four possible was the outstanding result for Veronika Kubínová after the Junior World MTBO Championships this summer in Portugal. Raised into the sport is no disadvantage but behind the clean sweep is a special talent, an incredible amount of training […]

08.12.2016 Andrey Lamov in new surroundings
After have lived most of his life in Russia, the experienced ski orienteer Andrey Lamov move to Falun in Sweden. With better training facilities and a new coach, a medal at the World SkiO Championships on home ground seems closer.

07.12.2016 Vote now: Orienteering Achievement of 2016
16 athletes from 10 countries are nominated for the annual poll to find the most impressive achievements in international orienteering. The poll is organised by World of O and voting is open until December 12th.

05.12.2016 Reminder: New Prohibited List comes into force
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recently published the 2017 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, which will come into force in 1 January 2017.

02.12.2016 IOF Newsletter
The latest IOF Newsletter is here!

02.12.2016 South American Championships from a German point of view
We join the traveling German couple Felix and Susen a month after their arrival in Santiago de Chile. They are combining travelling and helping smaller orienteering nations.

02.12.2016 Development in South America
An Event Adviser and Mapping Clinic was held 21–23 September 2016 in Brasília, Brazil. Clinic leaders were Øivind Holt, Event Advising, and Morten Dalby, mapping. The EA clinic was open both to experienced organisers hoping to play a role in organising future IOF events, as well as participants wanting to seek accreditation as an IOF […]

02.12.2016 In depth with GPS-analysis
Elite orienteers use it. Ordinary orienteers use it. GPS-tracking. Analysing your race with help from GPS has become common practice. Tools like QuickRoute and Livelox make it very easy to spend time on orienteering long after you return from the forest. Orienteers have always discussed route choices. Where did I lose or gain time on […]

02.12.2016 IOF Anti-Doping Report 2016
During 2016, a total of 102 In-Competition Doping Controls were performed by the IOF. The tests were spread over 10 different IOF Major Events in SkiO, FootO, MTBO and TrailO. A total of 84 individual athletes were tested, representing 22 different Nationalities. All but one of these tests produced a negative result. This one test […]

02.12.2016 Ramune Arlauskiene: Farewell to top competition
At the age of 43, the Lithuanian Ramune Arlauskiene raced the last big event of a long career in Portugal last July. This was the starting point of a conversation covering more than 20 years of bikes and events.

02.12.2016 98 days of SkiO
The SkiO season 2017 is upon us. An intense season lies ahead, with three major events within a little more than a month.

02.12.2016 WOD 2017 coming up
The World Orienteering Day offers a great possibility to promote our lovely sport! Therefore, on Wednesday May 24th 2017, we would like to see people of all ages taking part in some sort of Orienteering event. On Wednesday May 11th 2016, the first ever World Orienteering Day took place all over the world. It proved […]

02.12.2016 World Orienteering Day 2017 is open for registration
World Orienteering Day 2016 was a big success. Now is the time to start planning events for World Orienteering Day 2017.

30.11.2016 Timo Ritakallio new President of the Finnish Olympic Committee
The now former President of the Finnish Orienteering Federation, Timo Ritakallio, has been elected new President of the Finnish Olympic Committee for the next four years. He has a vision of Finland hosting the Winter Olympics with SkiO on the programme.

29.11.2016 New structure for Event Advising at the World Orienteering Championships
The IOF is putting in place a new team-based structure for event advising at WOC. And we are looking for a Project Manager to lead the team.

29.11.2016 Invitation to Ski Orienteering Event Advisers’ and Organisers’ Clinic
In connection with the European Ski Orienteering Championships 2017, the IOF invites to a clinic for SkiO Event Advisors and organisers. The Clinic will be held in Imatra, Finland 8-10 February 2017.

25.11.2016 World Military Orienteering Championships 2016 summary
Switzerland and Russia were the dominant nations at the World Military Orienteering Championships held in Brazil. Especially Matthias Kyburz finished an already incredible season, claiming four out of four victories.

22.11.2016 Long distance for discussion
The GPS-tracking from the Long distance at this year’s World Orienteering Championships showed groups of elite runners catching each other up and running parts of the course together. A view that harms both athletes and spectators. Longer start interval, better forking or maybe a completely new format are some of the suggested solutions.

21.11.2016 New rules for wearing GPS-watches at World Ranking Events
Many athletes are keen to wear their GPS watches at WRE and from January 2017, it will be allowed if nothing else is emphasized by the organiser.

18.11.2016 Coming up: World Military Orienteering Championships 2016
For the second time in five years, the World Military Orienteering Championships (WMOC) will take place in Brazil. From 19-22 November military personnel from 25 different countries compete in three distances; Middle, Long and Relay.

17.11.2016 New Competition Rules and Protocol Guide
The Competition rules for all four disciplines have been revised and updated. The IOF Protocol Guide has also been updated. See below for links to the new revisions and also summary of major changes. Foot Orienteering Competition Rules (Link) Significant changes to the previous printed version (January 2016). Rule paragraph references are to the new January 2017 […]

16.11.2016 Athlete of the month – October 2016
The IOF Athlete of the Month for October is Sabine Hauswirth! Read more about the life and challenges of this Halden Coolchick.

15.11.2016 Athlete Licence 2017
The Athlete licence system is updated for the 2017 season and is ready to be launched. There is an updated rules document (only minor changes), a new updated licence form and an updated management of the licences in IOF Eventor. The first event where an athlete licence will be needed is the World Ski Orienteering Championships […]

14.11.2016 High Level Event Seminar 2017 registration open
The full invitation and registration information for the High Level Event Seminar 2017 is now published.

11.11.2016 Support the global development of orienteering
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10.11.2016 Launch of MTBO injuries database
Injuries are an unavoidable element of all sports. To understand the risks associated with MTBO competitions and to improve safety as much as reasonable, a new database collects information about accidents.

08.11.2016 Seeking Members for IOF Commissions
Are you interested in environmental issues? Do you have a great interest in orienteering maps? The IOF Environment and Map Commissions are looking for new members.

07.11.2016 IOF FootO Commission Meeting 5-2016
The meeting minutes of the IOF FootO Commission meeting 5-2016 are now published and can be found here.  

07.11.2016 The voice of the athletes
Many different factors are taken into account when the future shape of orienteering is developed. One of the important groups is the athletes. Oleksandr Kratov and Christian Spoerry evaluate their time in two different Athletes’ Commissions.

03.11.2016 13 countries in South American Orienteering Championships
475 athletes from 13 countries took part in the first South American Orienteering Championships and the South American Open Championships in Chile.

02.11.2016 School events strengthen orienteering in Georgia
Georgia has experienced a boom in active orienteers after an intensive focus on engaging schools in the sport. In October, a school event with 300 students resulted in the selection of 10 boys and 10 girls for the national youth team.

31.10.2016 Orienteering World Cup 2018 without an O-Ringen round
The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) and O-Ringen AB have together decided to not include O-Ringen as one of the World Cup rounds in 2018, as was previously announced. – When we looked at the feedback we received from the athletes and coaches it became clear that even with a reduced program, the O-Ringen World Cup […]

31.10.2016 Cooperation between EUSA and IOF
Cooperation between the International Orienteering Federation and the European University Sports Association announced. "There are many orienteers studying at institutes of higher education who will appreciate the opportunities provided by this cooperation", says Leho Haldna.

28.10.2016 The dream of a federation in Lebanon
Diana Malaeb dreams about starting an orienteering federation in Lebanon. She has already started a cooperation with the Lebanese military and is optimistic about realizing her plans.

26.10.2016 The Croatia-Italy-Slovenia Trail Orienteering Cup
The 2016 edition of a major Trail Orienteering competition, the annual Croatia-Italy-Slovenia Trail Orienteering Cup, finished last Sunday with victory going to the Italian Remo Madella.

26.10.2016 Understand TrailO in 5 minutes
What is the difference between TrailO, TempO and PreO? Get a good grip on the differences with the help of this brief overview.

24.10.2016 Invitation to apply for IOF Major Events
The application forms and guidance notes have been published for IOF Major Events in FootO, MTBO, SkiO and TrailO.

21.10.2016 New IOF Council meeting minutes published
The minutes of the latest IOF Council meeting, which took place 14-15 October in conjunction with the World Cup final in Aarau, Switzerland, are now available.

21.10.2016 Members appointed for the new Ethics Commission
At last week’s Council Meeting, it was agreed to appoint Michel Ediar (FRA), Robert Dredge (GBR) and Jan Exner (CZE) as members of the recently formed IOF Ethics Commission.

21.10.2016 New council gets to work
The first full meeting of the new IOF Council, with newly appointed president Leho Haldna at the helm, took place in conjunction with the World Cup Final in Aarau, marking the start of a new council period. Following council working practices, the meeting involved laying the ground for work to be done in the years […]

21.10.2016 A successful end to the orienteering season
The IOF orienteering Wold Cup and the orienteering season 2016 ended in Switzerland. Traditionally, the last races are organised by Swiss Orienteering, as they have been nine times since 2007. The World Cup races in Switzerland are characterized by thoughtful organisation with attention to details, and the organising committee has over the years gained a […]

21.10.2016 Is your school the best at orienteering?
Every second year it is decided which school has the best orienteers at the World Schools Championships Orienteering. Palermo in Italy are ready for the next edition in April 2017.

21.10.2016 A gap year spent on developing orienteering
A young German couple is combining travelling with developing orienteering in smaller orienteering nations. Their trip starts in South America, and they will continuously write articles for the IOF webpage about their trip.

18.10.2016 Athlete of the Month – Lauri Malsroos
IOF Athlete of the Month is Estonian MTBO talent Lauri Malsroos.

17.10.2016 World Cup 2016 summary
Out of 10 counting races, Tove Alexandersson won four victories and Matthias Kyburz won five. Together with a number of second and third positions it was enough for both of them to secure their victories in the World Cup 2016 overall.

17.10.2016 Jonas Leandersson: new life, new training, same goal
At the very end of the season Jonas Leandersson took his first World Cup victory this year, but it wasn't the race of the year for the Swede, who has started a new life in sport.

16.10.2016 No rest for Tove Alexandersson!
On Sunday, Tove Alexandersson secured her third overall victory in the World Cup in orienteering. Now there are one and a half months until the next season starts.

16.10.2016 Matthias Kyburz: “I didn’t think I could achieve this again”
In 2012, Matthias Kyburz achieved something he said he could never repeat. Now he has done it again! But there is also more to go for: the Swiss star still has one missing result.

16.10.2016 Judith Wyder: unsure about the future
Every day in every week, Judith Wyder thinks about what it is best to do. She hasn’t had back problems for a while, is doing incredibly well, and is now facing a very important decision.

16.10.2016 World Cup Final: victory again for Judith Wyder
Judith Wyder, Switzerland has been in top position in all three races this weekend – Sprint Relay, Long Distance and now Sprint. Jonas Leandersson, Sweden won the men’s Sprint.

15.10.2016 World Cup Final: Wyder and Kyburz best in Long Distance
Home athletes Judith Wyder and Matthias Kyburz kept up the good form they have shown all season with victories in today’s Long Distance race. The Norwegian men’s team excelled in taking the next three places.

14.10.2016 Austria on the way up
The young and maybe not so young Austrians are not only training orienteering when they are at camps. That has been a plus on the way to their best Sprint Relay result ever in the World Cup.

14.10.2016 Hubmann’s nightmare start
Daniel Hubmann was back in the Swiss Sprint Relay team, but his race started in a very stressful way when he failed to collect his map on the way to the changeover point. The Swiss star ran very well, however, and Switzerland won the race and also got their first overall win in this competition.

14.10.2016 World Cup Final: Swiss teams dominate Sprint Relay
Switzerland displayed their current strength in depth today, having three teams finish in the first four. Sweden took second place and the third country to finish was Denmark. The result gives Switzerland the overall title.

13.10.2016 Coming up: Final World Cup round
Tove Alexandersson and Matthias Kyburz have a comfortable lead in the overall World Cup standings before the last round in Aarau, Switzerland. Not so comfortable though, that their pursuers can’t reach them with good races.

11.10.2016 Swiss World Cup flashback
Since 2007, the last round of the World Cup has taken place in Switzerland every year, with only one exception. The IOF gives you a flashback to all the events since then, with the overall winners and quotes from old reports.

11.10.2016 Map Commission Minutes
The minutes of the IOF Map Commission meetings held on 24 - 26 August 2016 in Strömstad, Sweden, are now published on the Map Commission's pages.

10.10.2016 MTBO Event Advisers’ and Organisers’ Clinic
The IOF MTBO and Rules Commissions will organise an MTB Orienteering Event Advisers’ and Organisers’ Clinic 26-27 November in Fontainebleau, France.

07.10.2016 Map project in Palestine
For most people, orienteering is a sport practiced for fun and challenge. In the Palestinian city Battir, it has a further aim.

06.10.2016 WADA publishes 2017 Prohibited List
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2017 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods.

04.10.2016 FootO Event Applications Open
The application forms and guidance notes for several FootO events have been published.

03.10.2016 European Cup in Trail Orienteering: overall win for Slovakian Ján Furucz
Ján Furucz of Slovakia is the winner of this year’s unofficial European Cup (ECTO), coming through to take the overall lead from Remo Madella, Italy in the final round held at Halden in Norway. He had two second places, one third and one fourth amongst his results for the year.

03.10.2016 Chile is ready for South American Orienteering Championships
Things are going fast for the Chilean Orienteering Federation. A month ago, they became one of the latest full members of the IOF, and in late October they will host the South American Orienteering Championships (SAOC) 2016.

03.10.2016 World Masters: eleven gold medals for Finland
Finland, with eleven gold medals overall, was the dominant nation at the 2016 World Masters MTBO Championships held last week in Kaunas, Lithuania. Mika Hakkinen, Heikki Saarinen and Ruta Staneviciene each won three gold medals and are the event's big names.

02.10.2016 Third place overall for both Tichovska and Bogar
The MTBO World Cup 2016 ended with a double Czech victory. In a very technical Sprint race, Krystof Bogar and Martina Tichovska performed amazingly, getting the season's last gold medals. With these results, both athletes could move up a couple of spots in the World Cup overall standings, finishing in an honourable third place.

02.10.2016 MTBO World Cup final: double Czech victory in Sprint
Winners in today’s Sprint, the final race in this year’s MTBO World Cup staged in the outskirts of Kaunas, Lithuania, were the Czech riders Martina Tichovska, by 28 seconds, and Krystof Bogar by the impressive margin of 1:05.

02.10.2016 Victory again for Hara after 756 days
Lauri Malsroos and Marika Hara both got important victories in today's stage of the MTBO World Cup 2016. Malsroos reached his second gold in a row and ensured second place in the World Cup overall. For Hara it was a return to victory, 756 days after her victorious Sprint in the World MTB Orienteering Championships in 2014.

01.10.2016 MTBO World Cup Final: second win for Malsroos
Lauri Malsroos, Estonia took his second win in two days in the Middle Distance race in Lithuania today. Marika Hara, Finland won the women’s race, beating Emily Benham by more than 1½ minutes.

01.10.2016 Women’s title: definitely Emily!
Lauri Malroos and Emily Benham won the Long Distance stage that opened the final round of the 2016 MTB Orienteering World Cup. With this result Emily Benham removes any doubts about the overall winner, reaching the title for the third year in a row.

30.09.2016 MTBO World Cup: gruelling Long Distance won by Benham and Malsroos
Emily Benham, Great Britain and Lauri Malsroos, Estonia both had clear victories by more than three minutes in a hard race in Lithuania today where no-one finished in a time of under 2 hours.

30.09.2016 Find your way through a Corn Maze
New venues are always appreciated by orienteers. Visiting an already mapped corn maze, one American could not let go of the opportunity to do an orienteering event. Now it has become an annual occurrence.

30.09.2016 Chile ready to host their first South American Orienteering Championships
Things are going fast for the Chilean Orienteering Federation. A month ago, they became one of the latest full members of the IOF, and in late October they will host the South American Orienteering Championships (SAOC) 2016.

30.09.2016 Jorge Valente Barrera: “TrailO is fun”
TrailO, a challenging and vibrant Orienteering discipline, continues to add new and young athletes to its ‘cause’. In Strömstad, Sweden, we met 16 years old Jorge Valente Barrera, a natural born talent and a potential winner. He tells us about an outstanding experience and his motivation to continue to improve.

30.09.2016 Enter the World Masters Orienteering Championships 2017 now
New Zealand is the place to be in April 2017 if you are above the age of 35. The Oceania Orienteering Championships, World Masters Orienteering Championships and the World Masters Games take place within two weeks around Auckland.

30.09.2016 Leho Haldna: “Making a start”
There are always concerns at different levels in any organisation when there is a change in leadership. But as a new president, I have no plans to make big changes straight away. What I want to do is to open a discussion about what structure is the best for the IOF’s future. It is possible […]

30.09.2016 Broadcast stats from WOC 2016
High-quality TV broadcasts from orienteering events have really started to pay off. At the World Orienteering Championships 2016, people from all over the world followed the exciting races. Get all the stats here. GPS-tracking, cameras in the forest and a more professional TV-production have increased the suitability of orienteering as a sport for Television. At […]

30.09.2016 High Level Event Seminar 2017
The International Orienteering Federation, in cooperation with the Polish Orienteering Federation, is pleased to announce that the 2017 IOF High Level Event Seminar is to be held 4-5 February in Warsaw, Poland. This seminar, organised yearly since the start in 2009, has become an important event, each year attracting 50-75 attendees from about 15-20 nations. […]

29.09.2016 MTBO World Cup 2016 – final round, Lithuania: colourful opening parade
Carefully prepared to ensure for all participants an unforgettable experience, the final round of the World Cup in Mountain Bike Orienteering 2016 began today with the Opening Ceremony, its first big moment. Many of the 350 participants in the event paraded through the old town of Kaunas, Lithuania's second city, lending it brightness and colour.

29.09.2016 JEC 2016 in Scotland coming up
The Junior European Cup (JEC) is an annual high-level event for juniors, where the national teams can send a team twice the size as for JWOC. Therefore, the JEC, starting tomorrow, is a good occasion for the national teams to give some of the runners on the edge of the team some experience competing against some of the best juniors in the world.

28.09.2016 Final round of the MTBO World Cup ahead
The last round of the MTBO World Cup is coming up in Lithuania. Emily Benham and Anton Foliforov have not left much suspense about the overall World Cup victory. A strong field is entered though, taking advantage of the event as a perfect rehearsal before the World Championships in Lithuania next year.

27.09.2016 A new wave of Czech MTBO talents
The Czech Republic has experienced a boom in young MTBO talents in recent years. At the World MTBO Championships in Portugal it payed off in both junior and senior classes.

27.09.2016 MTBO Commission Minutes Published
The meeting minutes from the IOF MTB Orienteering Commission meeting in Agueda, Portugal, July 2016, are now published.

26.09.2016 Canadian dominance at the North American Orienteering Championships
Three individual wins for Emily Kemp and two for Damian Konotopetz led Canada to a convincing victory in the competition between the USA and Canada at the North American Orienteering Championships (NAOC). On the other hand, the USA was best in the juniors.

23.09.2016 RYDC Minutes Published
The meeting minutes from the IOF Regional and Youth Development Commission meetings in Strömstad, August 2016, are now published.

22.09.2016 North American Orienteering Championships 2016
When the competitors run the North American Orienteering Championships (NAOC), they fight for the title as regional champion. In addition to that, they fight for points in the overall competition between the USA and Canada. Every other year, NAOC takes place in either Canada or the USA. This year, the runners from the USA are […]

21.09.2016 Euromeeting 2016 in Latvia
Coming up this weekend, Euromeeting opens a series of major competitions in Latvia. Elite runners will get the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the terrain before Latvia hosts a World Cup round next year and the World Orienteering Championships in 2018.

20.09.2016 Maja Alm answers readers’ questions
It is easy to come up with many questions for a reigning world champion. And so the followers of the IOF on social media did, when they got the opportunity to ask Maja Alm whatever they wanted.

19.09.2016 Davide Machado represents a bright future for Iberian MTBO
Portugal has been an active MTBO nation for a while. However, the Iberian country had never before made it to the medals in a World MTBO Championships (WMTBOC). This summer Davide Machado changed that, and added a milestone in Portuguese MTBO.

14.09.2016 Ski-O Down Under
Thinking of Australia, skiing is not the first activity that comes to mind. Nevertheless, some higher places have snow in periods throughout the winter. An Australian orienteering club took advantage of that and organized a Ski-O event.

14.09.2016 Presentations from Open Meetings
Presentations from the IOF Global Development Conference, the 17th International Conference on Orienteering Mapping, the Rules Harmonisation Seminar and the Open Meeting on Technology in Orienteering are now available.

13.09.2016 Ski Orienteering Championships 2019 applications open
The first of the autumn's application forms to be published is for the Ski Orienteering Championships 2019. The form is a combined application form for ESOC, EYSOC, JWSOC and WMSOC 2019.

13.09.2016 IT Commission Minutes
The Minutes of the latest IOF IT Commission meeting are now available on the Commission's page.

12.09.2016 The IOF Code of Ethics is published
The Code of Ethics is now published on the IOF Website.

12.09.2016 SkiO Commission Meeting Minutes
The Minutes of the recent Ski Orienteering Commission meeting are now available on the Commission's page.

09.09.2016 Athlete of the Month is Natalia Gemperle
IOF Athlete of the Month of August is Natalia Gemperle from Russia. Fresh from her success at the World Orienteering Championships, now is the chance to get to know her a bit better.

07.09.2016 Meeting minutes published
The minutes from the recent meetings of the IOF Foot Orienteering Commission and IOF Rules Commission are now available on the commissions' respective pages.

06.09.2016 General Assembly Minutes Published
The Minutes of the XXVIII IOF General Assembly are now available. Click here to go straight to the page where you will find the Minutes, along with Appendix I-V. You can also check out this summary of decisions from the General Assembly.

02.09.2016 Anastasia Denisova, first Belarusian WOC medalist
After Anastasia Denisova met Simone Niggli-Luder at the age of 15, she decided to train hard to improve. Despite her background, coming from a small orienteering nation, she did just that. Now she hopes her results will inspire a new Belarusian generation.

01.09.2016 Great gathering of young leaders
Young leaders from five different countries exchanged experiences at a leader camp at WOC in Sweden. An annual event for Nordic countries, but for the first time participants from Portugal, Serbia and Turkey took part.

01.09.2016 WTOC: New Relay format brings medals to new nations
TempO podium, with 6 different nations represented. L. to r. Marit Wiksell SWE, Lars Jakob Waaler NOR, Pinja Mäkinen FIN, Iva Lovrec CRO, Remo Madella ITA, Kreso Kerestes SLO.  Photo: Joaquim Margarido Back in Sweden for the first time since the inaugural WTOC in 2004, this 13th edition was also the occasion for a new […]

01.09.2016 General Assembly Summary
It has been called the longest General Assembly ever. But what happened during the more than eight-hour long meeting? Here is a short summary of the key decisions taken by the General Assembly. Memberships: Provisional members which became members: Argentina Chile Cuba Ecuador Egypt Georgia India Indonesia Kyrgyzstan Malaysia FYR Macedonia Mozambique Uruguay Expulsion of […]

01.09.2016 In depth: New IOF President Leho Haldna
Leho, congratulations on becoming the new IOF President. Can you tell us about your main plans for the IOF during your presidency? I will work on developing and spreading orienteering throughout the world. This includes increasing our focus on regional development, paying special attention to youth and, crucially, increasing the visibility of our sport. I […]

01.09.2016 WOC Clinic helps smaller nations on their way
In some countries, the sport of orienteering has a long history. In other, it has almost just started. In conjunction with the World Orienteering Championships in Strömstad, nine smaller orienteering nations were gathered participating in a WOC clinic.

31.08.2016 13 best nations in WOC qualified for World Games 2017
The International World Games Association, IWGA, has allocated spaces for a total of 40 male and 40 female runners to the IOF. The thirteen best nations in the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2016, will have the right to enter up to 2 + 2 runners in the World Games in Wrocław, Poland 2017.

30.08.2016 New World Cup standings after WOC
Tove Alexandersson and Matthias Kyburz were in front of the overall World Cup before WOC and with good performances from both runners, the very top is unchanged.

30.08.2016 National quotas for WOC 2017
The results of the 2016 World Championships have decided the national quotas for WOC 2017.

27.08.2016 Russian women: “We decided it was not smart to get stressed”
When the Russians were in the quarantine, they heard that in the earlier men’s race the runners were making a lot of mistakes. That influenced the tactics for the Russians.

27.08.2016 Magne Dæhli: “the hardest pressure ever”
On Thursday evening Magne Dæhli was afraid that his World Championship week was over. But today he ran first into the finish together with his team-mates.

27.08.2016 WOC Women’s Relay: Russia win after many lead changes
Natalia Gemperle brought Russia first to the finish in an exciting women’s race in which many mistakes were made. Maja Alm came up from fifth to second place for Denmark, and Finland finished with the bronze medals. This is Russia’s first-ever women’s relay gold.

27.08.2016 WOC Men’s Relay: gold to Norway
The Norwegian team of Carl Godager Kaas, Olav Lundanes and Magne Dæhli ran very impressively throughout, holding a clear lead from the second control on leg 1 right through to the finish, to take the gold medals. Silver goes to Switzerland and bronze to Sweden.

27.08.2016 WTOC 2016: Slovakia and Sweden won the Relay titles
With the Swedish team showing all its strength, the TrailO Relay had an expected winner in the Paralympic class in the final competition of the 2016 World Trail Orienteering Championships. In the Open class, Slovakia was a wonderful surprise in taking the gold.

27.08.2016 WTOC Relay: wins for Slovakia (Open) and Sweden (Paralympic)
Slovakia was the surprise winner of the Open class in the first-ever official WTOC Relay competition. Sweden, the favourite for victory in the Paralympic class, duly took the gold there.

27.08.2016 The IOF introduces an Ethics Panel and resolves for good sports governance.
The global sporting community is facing turmoil, and no sport can assume that they will not be affected. Ethics in sport, good governance, fairness and the fight against doping in sport were therefore central topics at the XXVIII IOF General Assembly. The Member Federations of the International Orienteering Federation look very seriously on the issue […]

27.08.2016 Swedish proposal voted down
The Swedish Orienteering Federation’s proposal to equalise the winning times for the women’s and men’s long distance race was not approved by the IOF General Assembly. The Swedish Orienteering Federation amended their proposal from the floor, removing the section regarding the exact winning times, making the vote a matter of principle only. The IOF Council […]

27.08.2016 Open Technology Meeting
An audience of around 50 came along to hear about some of the latest developments in orienteering technology at an open meeting of the IOF IT Commission. Eleven short presentations were made, covering a big range of topics. Touch-free electronic punching is now the norm at international races, but developments in design, functionality and speed […]

27.08.2016 WTOC 2016: Double gold for Sweden
At the end of Day 2 of the PreO competition, Martin Fredholm and Michael Johansson were the winners of the gold medals in the Open and Paralympic classes respectively. Both athletes repeated their excellent performances from the first day of this competition, tasting once more the sweet flavour of success.

26.08.2016 First Sprint WOC goes to Denmark
In 2020 the first Sprint WOC will be in Denmark. Sprint, Sprint Relay and a third format are on the program. The FootO Commission presented two variants of Knock-Out Sprint for the IOF Council as the third option.

26.08.2016 Leho Haldna from Estonia is the new IOF President
Leho Haldna has been elected as new President of the International Orienteering Federation at the General Assembly in Strömstad, Sweden. He mentions visibility and development as key points in his 2020 vision. – We have to make our sport less complicated, for beginners, for tv audience and for IOF event organisers, Leho Haldna says. Estonian […]

26.08.2016 WTOC: Michael Johansson and Martin Fredholm take gold in PreO
Sweden took double gold in the PreO competition which concluded today, Michael Johansson winning the Paralympic class and Martin Fredholm the Open. Both scored full points on today’s course.

26.08.2016 Natalia Gemperle: new name, new medals, big smile
Natalia Gemperle has made the journalists smile. She has also been smiling a lot herself. The Russian, who is newly married and lives in Switzerland, is really back in business.

26.08.2016 Olav Lundanes: “The dream came true”
Eight years ago now, Olav Lundanes moved to Halden to try to be one of the world's best. Four years ago he set himself a special goal. Now the Norwegian has fulfilled it.

25.08.2016 The fight against doping in orienteering
Doping is a threat to any sport and the IOF do their part to fight for a clean sport. The past year, the IOF has worked with a new more professional and organized strategy to make the testing even more efficient.

25.08.2016 Olav Lundanes is men’s champion
Olav Lundanes, Norway ran a superb race today on a very tough course to take victory by the impressive margin of 1.46. The silver medal went to Thierry Gueorgiou and the bronze to Daniel Hubmann – giving the same three medallists as in 2015.

25.08.2016 WOC Long Distance: Tove Alexandersson again victorious
The finish to the women’s race was intensely exciting as Tove Alexandersson, Sweden gradually closed on the time of Natalia Gemperle, Russia, and with her trademark strong finish on the last loop finally won by 26 seconds. Bronze medallist is Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordberg, Norway.

25.08.2016 Pre General Assembly documents published
The Pre-General Assembly, an informal forum for questions and discussions regarding the upcoming decisions to be made at the General Assembly itself, took place this morning. Delegates from many of the IOF Member Federations gathered to discuss and exchange viewpoints, an important part of the preparations for the General Assembly. For reference, and for any […]

25.08.2016 First-ever Global Development Conference
Photo: Malin Bjorkqvist ”Think globally, act locally” was one of the slogans used in a lively Global Development Conference – a first for IOF – attended by more than 50 orienteers from many nations around the world. IOF Vice President Astrid Waaler Kaas referred to three key objectives in IOF’s Vision for orienteering: it shall […]

25.08.2016 IOF’s Rules and Guidelines
IOF Rules govern how competitions at international level shall be conducted. There are a lot of them, covering all world championships, world cup competitions and world ranking events in all four recognised disciplines (foot, ski, mountain bike and trail orienteering). The rules cover every aspect of organising an international competition. Some of these rules are […]

25.08.2016 WTOC 2016: Jullum and Shmatov lead the PreO
The beautiful forest of Saltö hosted the PreO competition's first day. After twenty challenging controls, Martin Jullum and Pavel Shmatov are in the lead of the Open and the Paralympic classes respectively.

23.08.2016 Tove Alexandersson: “I’ve done everything possible to win”
She went to to bed at one o'clock the night before her first race at WOC – and that was not because of a party ...

23.08.2016 Emily Kemp: “It’s hard to believe”
Emily Kemp was just 15 seconds from getting her first WOC medal on the Middle Distance. Her fourth place is a big, big step for the Canadian, but there are still more steps to take.

23.08.2016 Matthias Kyburz: “something really extra”
For Matthias Kyburz the gold on the Middle Distance is a result of what has happened during recent months and also during the winter. The Swiss star has been working a lot on some technique that has been missing for a while.

23.08.2016 Tove Alexandersson wins gold medal with 35 second margin
At last she has won a World Championships gold medal! Tove Alexandersson had a near-faultless run today on the challenging Middle Distance course at Tanum and beat Heidi Bagstevold, Norway by 35 seconds.

23.08.2016 Middle Distance: Matthias Kyburz repeats European form for gold
Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland is the new Middle Distance Champion with Olav Lundanes, Norway in silver medal position and Daniel Hubmann, defending champion, third. Kyburz is also European Champion at this distance.

23.08.2016 Lars Jakob Waaler: A long wait for the gold
When Lars Jakob Waaler left Trondheim to go to Strömstad, his goal was clear. After thirteen presences in as many WTOC editions, he wanted a medal. But he didn't expect a gold one. “No I didn't”, he said with a smile, adding: “Not even when I finished my course today, because I made three mistakes. I said to myself that they would have been too many.” As it turns out, Lars was wrong.

23.08.2016 WTOC 2016: Lars Jakob Waaler got the gold in TempO
Lars Jakob Waaler is the new TempO World Champion. In a tight fight, he performed at his best in the thin line that joins time and accuracy, winning the medal he wanted most, the one he has been pursuing for thirteen years.

23.08.2016 Five Finns in the WTOC TempO Final
WTOC 2016 started this morning with the TempO qualification heats. Finland was the most effective, with all of its five competitors getting the ticket to the decisive stage. 15 countries will be represented in the Final.

22.08.2016 Middle Distance: new golden chance for Tove Alexandersson
The forests south of Tanumshede play host to the Middle Distance race on Tuesday, in which Sweden’s Tove Alexandersson, World Cup leader and European Champion in this format, will be striving to win her first ever WOC gold. She is the very last starter at 17.10.

22.08.2016 WTOC starts tomorrow!
Today was the last chance for the WTOC competitors to prepare before the deciding events start tomorrow. At the scenic model event, competitors from 22 different countries had the opportunity to tune in on the Swedish terrain.

22.08.2016 Great Britain getting better and better
The IOF President Brian Porteous went proudly to greet his national team at the end of the race today. Great Britain did better than ever before in a Sprint Relay, but there is still more to aim for.

21.08.2016 The Danish gold medal story
Cecilie Friberg Klysner had a terrible headache and didn't feel well after the first race of the Nokian Tyres World Championships. And the next race was to be the biggest challenge so far in her life!

21.08.2016 Sprint Relay: Denmark retains crown
Maja Alm won her second gold medal in two days as she brought her team home to win by 16 seconds over Switzerland, with the bronze medals going to Sweden, 1.01 down on the winners.

21.08.2016 Excellent prospects for Sprint Relay
The weather is fine in Strömstad this morning, and apart from the possibility of an odd shower the prospects are good for this afternoon’s Sprint Relay which starts at 1650 CET. Another large crowd is expected!

20.08.2016 Maja Alm – a new level
Maja Alm describes the last year as “not so good”, but when it really counted she was better than ever.

20.08.2016 Jerker Lysell – a win in adversity
In the last four and a half years Jerker Lysell has had a lot of injuries, and it wasn't because of this year’s results that he has ended at the top of the list in the first race in Strömstad.

20.08.2016 Men’s Sprint Final: Jerker Lysell takes gold
An intense and exciting men’s final ended with a win for home athlete Jerker Lysell, who was 2.8 seconds faster than Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland in the finish. Another well-known Swiss star, Daniel Hubmann, took the bronze medal.

20.08.2016 Sprint Final: Maja Alm retains her title
Maja Alm, Denmark stormed round the varied and tricky Final course in Strömstad this afternoon to take the gold medal for the second year in succession, 25.7 seconds quicker than silver medallist Judith Wyder, Switzerland.

20.08.2016 Sprint Qualification: huge win for Judith Wyder
This morning’s Sprint Qualification heats on a fine morning in Strömstad, Sweden saw all the strongest runners through to this afternoon’s finals. Most impressive heat winner was Judith Wyder, Switzerland who showed herself back to full form after injury last year with a win by 1.09.

20.08.2016 WOC is on. Your guide to following it live:
The Sprint Qualification is taking place right now. 45 women have made it to the final and now it is time for the men. Follow it all live at IOF LiveCenter to get the full experience. Anyone, from anywhere, who wants to follow the action can purchase daily passes or a full week pass. This […]

18.08.2016 The 2016 World Trail Orienteering Championships: back to Sweden
Having gone full circle as it were, the World Trail Orienteering Championships (WTOC) return this year to Sweden, where the very first edition took place.

18.08.2016 World Champion jerseys introduced
They have it in cycling. A World Champion jersey. Now it will be a thing in orienteering as well, with IOF introducing World Champion jerseys in FootO, MTBO and SkiO.

18.08.2016 Here will WOC be decided: Map and terrain descriptions
Since WOC took place in Finland in 2013, the world championships have visited Italy in 2014 and Scotland in 2015. Now Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships are back in Nordic terrain represented by the area around the Swedish cities Strömstad and Tanum.

17.08.2016 Last day for Early Bird offer on week pass to IOF LiveCenter
If you cannot go to Strömstad-Tanum yourself to follow your heroes at the World Orienteering Championships, then do not fear. IOF LiveCenter gives you the possibility to follow WOC at close hand with GPS-tracking from all events and live web TV-production with two well prepared commentators.

17.08.2016 Ida Bobach’s preparations for WOC
Medals. The goal is clear for Ida Bobach just before WOC in Strömstad-Tanum starts in a few days. But due to injuries she will not defend her world championship title on Long from Scotland. Instead, all her focus is on Middle and Relay.

15.08.2016 Fresh eyes on WOC ceremonies
Several medals will be handed out when the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships start this weekend. The winners and spectators can expect more than just ordinary prize-giving ceremonies, the two young organizers in charge tell. Lisa Reichenberg and Frida Johansson deal with both the opening and prize-giving ceremonies. They proclaim that the events will be […]

13.08.2016 World Masters Orienteering Championships: Most golds to Finland in Long Distance Final
Finland with seven and Sweden with six gained the biggest gold medal hauls in the twenty-three competitive classes in today’s Long Distance Final in Estonia. Gold medals went to eleven nations in all.

12.08.2016 The latest IOF newsletter is here!
Subscribers of the IOF Newsletter have received the latest issue.

10.08.2016 Open meetings at WOC
It's not just the athletes who will be busy in Strömstad 20-27 August. There are lots of important meetings and interesting seminars going on throughout the week, many of which are open to the public. During orienteering's biggest week of the year, anyone who is interested in orienteering should find something to interest them.

09.08.2016 Foot Orienteering Athletes’ Commission Survey Report
Throughout April and May, the FootO Athletes’ Commission surveyed the international women’s elite community regarding their thoughts on the winning time for women’s long distance events. Don't miss the Survey Report.

09.08.2016 Welcome Henrik!
We are happy to welcome our new intern Henrik Rindom Knudsen to the IOF Office. Henrik is on a six month internship and will be working in the office in Karlstad.

08.08.2016 WMOC: Sprint golds to thirteen nations
Athletes from thirteen different nations have won gold medals in the WMOC Sprint Final which took place in the Old Town Quarter in Tallinn, Estonia today.

08.08.2016 World Masters Orienteering Championships: Sprint golds to thirteen nations
Athletes from thirteen different nations have won gold medals in the WMOC Sprint Final which took place in the Old Town Quarter in Tallinn, Estonia today.

05.08.2016 IOF Athlete of the Month: Pavel Kurfürst
When Pavel Kurfürst was 13, his mother tried to help him find a good sport. He wasn't a very sporty child, so it looked like being a difficult task. Luckily there was someone close to the family very active in orienteering, and so he found the right sport quite quickly. From that very first moment up to the European gold medal in TempO, achieved in May, it's a fascinating journey of discovery and adventure.

04.08.2016 World Orienteering Championships 2016 reaches new TV audiences
A record number of territories will be able to see broadcasts from this year’s World Orienteering Championships in Sweden.

03.08.2016 MTB Orienteering World Cup 2016 standings
During the last week of July, Portugal hosted the World MTB Orienteering Championships 2016. Scoring for the World Cup, the three individual stages of the competitive program showed a clear ascendance of Anton Foliforov and Emily Benham, both having reclaimed the World Cup leader jerseys.

31.07.2016 Emily Benham: “I’m really in the shape of my life”
After the gold medal in the Sprint and the silver in the Middle Distance, Emily Benham went to back up on the top of the podium by winning the “queen race” of the World MTB Orienteering Championships 2016. Second victory in the Championships, second world title in her career and a great joy to return […]

31.07.2016 Anton Foliforov: “I’m very happy for being alive”
The ultimate goal of any athlete is to win a world title. But to win three gold medals, corresponding to the set of all individual competitions, in a single edition of the World Championships, is beyond the dream. It’s something incredible, only available to athletes from another galaxy. In a hot afternoon, Anton Foliforov proved […]

30.07.2016 World MTB Orienteering Championships 2016 – Czech Republic and Finland close the competition with golden keys
It was in a festive atmosphere that the World MTB Orienteering Championships WMTBOC 2016 came to the end. At Mealhada, with its Urban Park as the epicenter of all emotions, Finland and the Czech Republic got the Relay titles in the Elite classes. The city of Mealhada hosted the last final of the World MTB […]

29.07.2016 World MTB Orienteering Championships WMTBOC 2016 – Foliforov and Benham win tough Long Distance
  In a hot afternoon, Anton Foliforov and Emily Benham showed up at their highest level. They were the big winners of the last individual final of the World MTB Orienteering Championships WMTBOC 2016, a tough Long Distance that had in Davide Machado’s bronze medal a historic moment for Portuguese orienteering. Entering the final days […]

28.07.2016 Anton Foliforov: “I face each new race, each new challenge, with a single goal: to win!”
Second final of the World MTB orienteering Championships WMTBOC 2016 and second gold medal for Anton Foliforov in another nearly perfect race. Immediately after finishing his race, the Russian was the perfect image of satisfaction and recovered the emotions of another golden journey.

28.07.2016 Olga Shipilova Vinogradova: “This victory could mean my continuation in MTB orienteering”
In a recent interview, Olga Shipilova Vinogradova stressed the idea that “sometimes you need to take a break to get motivation”. The two-year break brought her the motivation she needed and the result was “only” the victory in the Middle Distance of the World MTB orienteering Championships WMTBOC 2016 - her second individual gold medal in the most important competition of the MTBO's international calendar.

27.07.2016 World Mountain Bike Orienteeing Championships – Russians got both the Middle Distance golds
Anton Foliforov and Olga Shipilova Vinogradova, both from Russia, were the winners of the Middle Distance final, in the second day of the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2016. In the younger categories, France deserves to be highlighted for its two gold medals achieved in M20 and W17 classes. The Middle Distance of the World […]

26.07.2016 Anton Foliforov: “Winning this race was not a goal of mine”
Before the start of the World MTB Orienteering Championships 2016, the Russians Ruslan Gritsan and Anton Foliforov shared the title of athlete with the most gold medals won in individual races in the most important event of the international calendar, with six gold medals each. Yesterday in Cantanhede, Foliforov was stronger, breaking the tie.

26.07.2016 Emily Benham: “I am so unbelievably happy”
A big figure of this challenging discipline in the last years, Emily Benham had already won everything there was to win, but a World title. It happened in the Sprint race that kicked off the WMTBOC 2016, in Cantanhede, Portugal.

26.07.2016 World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships – Foliforov and Benham win the Sprint
Emily Benham and Anton Foliforov were the winners of the Sprint competition that opened the 2016 World MTB Orienteering Championships, held  in Cantanhede, Portugal.

22.07.2016 How to follow the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2016
Starting on Monday, athletes will compete for titles and medals in the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships, the Junior World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships and the European Youth Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships.

20.07.2016 World MTB Orienteering Championships 2016: Portugal welcomes the best in the world
The 2016 World MTB Orienteering Championships (WMTBOC) is about to start. From 23rd to 31st July the Portuguese municipalities of Mealhada, Cantanhede and Águeda will host an event in which over 400 athletes from 21 different countries are expected to compete.

15.07.2016 Aleksandra Hornik – Polish success story
Aleksandra Hornik had a plan for success in the last individual race at the Junior World Championships this week. She also has plans for the future.

15.07.2016 JWOC Relays: double victory for Switzerland
The Swiss junior team completed a highly successful week by winning both of today’s Relays – the women by a massive 4.52 and the men by 2.28.

14.07.2016 Orhan Kutlu: first Turkish athlete in a JWOC A Final
Today Orhan Kutlu ran the Middle Distance final, the first Turkish athlete to ever do so in a Junior World Orienteering Championships. After a very clear race he finished 37th, only 4:44 after the winner.

14.07.2016 Middle Final: second gold for Aebersold, win this time for Curiger
Simona Aebersold, already Sprint champion, added the Middle title today with another emphatic win, this time by 1.50. Thomas Curiger and Joey Hadorn exchanged places compared to the other two individual finals, with Curiger on this occasion taking the gold.

11.07.2016 “I was much more nervous after the race”
Anna Haataja had to wait for some hours before she could get tears of happiness in her eyes. In her fourth JWOC she at last achieved the gold. Joey Hadorn won his second gold medal in under 30 hours.

11.07.2016 JWOC Long Distance: golds to Finland and Switzerland
Anna Haataja, Finland won the women’s race after finishing third in the Sprint and Joey Hadorn, Switzerland took his second gold of the Championships, in a gruelling Long Distance race at Val Müstair today.

10.07.2016 Repeat win for Simona; Joey won with ‘wrong’ route choice
The Swiss winners have almost the same summary of the race: a very good one. And of course it was – they both became world champions! Simona Aebersold didn’t know of any mistakes. Joey Hadorn soon heard about one decision he lost some seconds on, but also he had to take the biggest jump on to the podium.

10.07.2016 Junior World Championships: Double Swiss victory in Sprint
Simona Aebersold and Joey Hadorn provided the perfect start for the home team in the Sprint race at Scuol, Switzerland today. Aebersold’s victory was emphatic, whilst Hadorn was the fastest of four Swiss in the top six.

08.07.2016 The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2016 starts this weekend
The world’s top junior orienteers have gathered in Scuol, Switzerland, to enjoy a week of spectacular orienteering and to fight for medals in the Junior World Orienteering Championships.

08.07.2016 Upcoming Clinic
Please remember to apply for and encourage participation in the Event Advisers Clinic the 9th of august. Rules Commission Chair, David Rosen, reports that 7 participants already wants to develop their IOF Event managing skills. IOF constantly increase the quality standards of IOF Events and need well trained EA: s as a key role in […]

07.07.2016 General Assembly Focus: Member Proposal Sweden
Several proposals are up for decision at the General Assembly in August, and one of the comes from the Swedish Orienteering Federation. The proposal concerns the winning times for international championships and the World Cup.

06.07.2016 European Youth Orienteering Championships: Youth report
In connection with the European Youth Orienteering Championships, some young aspiring journalists from the Czech Republic got the chance to do some reporting. Jiri Krejcik interviewed the long distance winners Zuzanna Morawska and Daniel Vandas, posing interesting and insightful questions to the athletes. Anna Auermullerova showed a keen eye for photography, capturing the pictures of the gold medalists for this article. Enjoy their report!

05.07.2016 General Assembly Focus: Evaluation of Provisional Memberships
One of the major items on the 2016 General Assembly agenda is the evaluation of Provisional Members. At the 2010 IOF General Assembly, the Statutes were changed limiting the length of time that a member could remain as a Provisional Member to 6 years. The reason for this change was that several provisional members were […]

04.07.2016 European Youth Orienteering Championships 2016
This weekend, young orienteers from all around Europe gathered in Poland to meet up, have fun and to compete for medals at the European Youth Orienteering Championships.

01.07.2016 IOF Newsletter – June
The latest IOF Newsletter arrived in email inboxes all over the world this morning, packed with lots of interesting and important reading.

30.06.2016 Cameroon on the map
“All is worthwhile if the soul is not small”. Mouna Nouma should be thinking about these words of the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa when he decided to put his small country, Cameroon, on the Orienteering map. On 11th May he joined the World Orienteering Day celebrations, and he tells us now how it went.

30.06.2016 ETOC: Two gold medals for Ola Jansson
The athlete with more medals than anyone else in the challenging discipline of Trail Orienteering once again didn't fail at the decisive moments, winning his third individual gold in the last four editions of the European Trail Orienteering Championships and the first gold ever in the TrailO Relay.

30.06.2016 Strong Swiss team at the middle
The Swiss team always has potential medallists starting in the championships. In this year’s middle distance at WOC they have five(!) men starting. With Fabian Hertner, Florian Howald, Daniel Hubmann, Andreas Kyburz and Matthias Kuburz, the Swiss team has unusually many potential medallists starting. Both Matthias Kyburz and Daniel Hubmann have their own personal starts in […]

30.06.2016 Cæcilie is ready for WMTBOC
After a good number of promising results in the younger classes, Cæcilie Christoffersen moved up to the senior Elite group in 2012. Since then she has become one of the strongest prospects in the MTB orienteering world.

30.06.2016 WOC 2016 environmentally certified
WOC 2016 has been declared an environmentally certified event according to Svensk Miljöbas.

30.06.2016 National Quotas for World Orienteering Championships 2016
The National Quotas for WOC 2016 in Strömstad – Tanum, Sweden, are now published. The quotas for the Long and Middle competitions are based on how the Federations have scored in the last two World Championships. Current World Champions (Sprint, Middle and Long) and Regional Champions (Middle and Long) also have an extra slot, if they are allocated […]

30.06.2016 IOF Athlete of the Month: Maja Rothweiler
The IOF Athlete of the Month for June is Maja Rothweiler!

23.06.2016 Time for World Ranking Event 2017 applications.
The WRE application process is started. Please read the summary below and start applying. The applications are managed in IOF Eventor and the deadline for applications are 30 September. The 2016-2017 Ski Orienteering season starts 30 November 2016. Link to WRE application Summary for 2017 applications.

23.06.2016 Embargo for Urban WOC 2020
The embargoed areas have been published for World Orienteering Championships 2020 (WOC 2020) in IOF Eventor. The Danish bid has not formally been appointed yet but IOF and The Danish Orienteering Federation has decided to publish the embargo as soon as possible. The final decision of WOC 2020 will be decided upon on the IOF General […]

22.06.2016 General Assembly Focus: The IOF Competition Program Review
In connection with the General Assembly 2014 in Italy, it was agreed that an overall review of the competition programs in each of the 4 IOF disciplines should be carried out. The project has been ongoing since then, with project leadership by Vice President Mike Dowling and later CEO Tom Hollowell. A project working group […]

21.06.2016 IOF Global Development Conference
The IOF Regional and Youth Development Commission hereby announces the first IOF Global Development Conference, taking place in conjunction with the World Orienteering Championships 2016.

21.06.2016 Documents for the XXVIII IOF Ordinary General Assembly
The XXVIII Ordinary General Assembly of the IOF will be held Friday August 26th in connection with the World Orienteering Championships in Strömstad, Sweden. The agenda and documents for the meeting have been published today on the General Assembly page here on orienteering.org.

15.06.2016 Lenka Klimplova new Chairwoman of the RYDC Commission
The IOF Council has approved the appointment of Lenka Klimplova as the new Chairwoman of the Regional and Youth Development Commission.

13.06.2016 IOF takes steps to improve IT quality at major events
To improve the IT quality at championships and World Cup events, the IOF Council has decided on the immediate implementation of a new set of recommendations.

13.06.2016 FootO Commission meeting summaries available
The meeting summaries from the two latest FootO Commission meetings are now available on the commission's page.

10.06.2016 Council Meeting 179 minutes published
The minutes from the latest Council Meeting, held in Budapest 3-4 June, are now available.

10.06.2016 Athlete of the Month – May
The IOF Athlete of the Month of May 2016 is Frenchman Lucas Basset.

09.06.2016 International Orienteering Federation revives Environment Commission
The IOF’s Environment Commission has been dormant for some time, but now efforts are being made to revive it. A new chairman has been appointed, and work is underway to recruit new members and define its main tasks.

09.06.2016 World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017: Bulletin 2 published
The World Championships 2017 will take place in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 7 - 12 March 2017.

01.06.2016 IT Commission Open Meeting 2016
The IOF IT Commission will organise an open technology meeting at the World Orienteering Championships 2016 in Strömstad, Sweden.

01.06.2016 17th International Conference on Orienteering Mapping
The 17th International Conference on Orienteering Mapping will take place on 26 August 2016 in Strömstad, Sweden.

30.05.2016 World Cup standings: clear leads for Alexandersson and Kyburz
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland are the clear leaders in this year’s World Cup standings after the three counting races in the European Championships. They lead by 43 and 117 points respectively.

30.05.2016 World Orienteering Day Newsletter
The latest World Orienteering Day Newsletter is here! In the latest issue of the WOD Newsletter, you can see pictures from events World Orienteering Day big and small, as well as a summary of participation worldwide.

28.05.2016 European TrailO Championships, PreO competition: Gold medals for Gerdtman and Jansson
Overnight leaders Stig Gerdtman (Open) and Ola Jansson (Paralympic), both SWE, retained their form on the second day of competition to take the gold medals. The two placed second at the half-way stage, Jari Turto FIN and Vladyslav Vovk UKR fell back today, with Vovk taking bronze and Turto out of the medals.

28.05.2016 EOC Relay: The winners didn’t know they were winners
The European Championships ended with an incredibly tight Relay competition. The last-leg runners were not at all certain what was happening.

28.05.2016 European Championships: Finland wins women’s relay
Finland won the women’s relay, courtesy of an exceptional last-leg run by Merja Rantanen. The silver medals went to Sweden and the bronze to Russia.

28.05.2016 European Championships: Men’s relay gold to Switzerland
Switzerland showed their strength in depth in the men’s relay today, their on paper second team taking the gold medals and the first team finishing fifth. Norway and the Czech Republic are the men’s silver and bronze medallists after a tight-fought race.

27.05.2016 Kyburz got pay back for two years’ hard work
Matthias Kyburz has fulfilled his big goal in the Czech Republic. And Tove Alexandersson didn’t take a step without knowing where she was.

27.05.2016 European TrailO Championships: two gain full points on PreO Day 1
Just 2 of the 127 participants in the PreO competition solved all 23 problems correctly today, and both made mistakes at the timed controls. Stig Gerdtman and Ole Jansson, Sweden lead the Open and the Paralympic classes respectively at the half-way point.

27.05.2016 European Championships: two double gold medallists
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland both won their second individual gold medal of the Championships in the Middle Distance Final at Černá Voda, Czech Republic today. Alexandersson put on an impressive display of high-speed orienteering, winning by 2.13 and the fastest throughout. Kyburz also enjoyed a comfortable victory – by 34 seconds.

27.05.2016 Great team co-operation
Read about the Italian team's thoughts after their ETOC win in the TrailO Relay.

27.05.2016 IOF Newsletter May 2016
The May edition of the IOF Newsletter is here!

26.05.2016 EOC Middle Qualification: Up and down day for Switzerland
Switzerland had two victories and two second-placings in the Middle Distance qualification heats today, with 5 more athletes qualifying comfortably for the final – but 3 of their athletes ended below the cut-off line – including European Long Distance Champion Daniel Hubmann.

26.05.2016 Volunteering at EOC – setting out controls
For Asaf Avner, it was a goal to take part in European Championship in orienteering. The athlete from Israel is also doing just that, but not in the way he was thinking some months ago. Last season, Asaf Avner from Yuvalim in Galilea was number three overall in the Israel league. Earlier, he has taken […]

26.05.2016 Hard work behind home success
Pavel Kurfürst thought TrailO was very difficult to understand the first time he tried it. But he tried again and again, and now the Czech athlete is a European Champion. The 41-year-old TrailO-athlete won the TempO with a margin of eight seconds, ahead of Norwegian Martin Jullum. They both had an incredible flow, but none […]

26.05.2016 Wojciech Dwojak’s many roles
Last year, Wojciech Dwojak retired from top level orienteering, but during the last week he has been involved in orienteering for morning to late night, and the Pole also has big challenges ahead. At the first round of the World Cup, Wojciech was the Event Director, and also the mapper for the different competitions. – […]

26.05.2016 World Cup leader jerseys introduced
See an athlete whizz past wearing a yellow jersey? Must be the World Cup leader! World Cup Leader Emily Benham sporting her yellow leader’s jersey at the MTBO’s first World Cup round this season. The IOF wants to recognise the performances of the top athletes in the World Cup. A part of this is to […]

26.05.2016 Beautiful orienteering in Albania
For the second year in a row, Austrian orienteer Inge Bosnia organised a popular three day international orienteering competition in Albania, with the assistance of Arlind Subashi. Pierre Almén was one of the competitors, and he has provided us with a report from the event. Great orienteering, good food and beautiful scenery made for very happy competitors! The […]

26.05.2016 World Cup MTBO: Good start for Benham and Foliforov
Round 1 of the 2016 MTB Orienteering World Cup has finished. Held in France, the event's programme included two exciting individual stages - Long and Middle - and a tightly contested Mixed Relay. At the beginning of a new season, Emily Benham and Anton Foliforov are the World Cup leaders.

26.05.2016 World Orienteering Day – participation numbers revealed
After having finalised the results, the total participation numbers for the first ever World Orienteering Day can now be revealed.

25.05.2016 European TrailO Championships: home win in TempO
Pavel Kurfürst, Czech Republic beat many more experienced competitors in taking victory in the TempO Final today at Jesenik Spa. The silver medal went to Martin Jullum, Norway and the bronze to Ján Furucz, Slovakia.

24.05.2016 Tove Alexandersson: “It was hard to do a perfect race”
For Tove Alexandersson, today’s race was a historic triumph. For Daniel Hubmann it was yet another gold medal in the Long Distance.

24.05.2016 European TrailO Championships: Italy and Sweden win first-ever official Relay event
Italy came away with the Open class gold medals from the first competition in the TrailO Championships, a 3-person relay. Sweden finished in silver medal position, and bronze medallists were Slovakia. Sweden won the Paralympic class with the Czech Republic second and Russia third.

24.05.2016 EOC Long Distance: wins for Tove Alexandersson and Daniel Hubmann
The two big favourites for victory today turned out also to be the clear winners, Alexandersson by 41 seconds and Hubmann by 1.22. This was Tove Alexandersson’s first international championships gold medal; for Daniel Hubmann it was the fourth in a European Championships and third at Long Distance – the others were in 2010 and 2014.

23.05.2016 The big May TrailO party
For orienteering lovers, to pick up a map and dive into the forest is always a party. But when we’re talking about Jesenik’s forests and an event of a really large magnitude like the European Trail Orienteering Championships (ETOC), we’re talking, surely, about a really big party. With the help of Jana Kosťová, let’s get a feel for the event. Through her mind. Through her heart.

23.05.2016 European Championships: hard Long Qualification race
Both Norway and Russia had two heat winners in today’s qualification races over Long Distance at Bilá Voda, Czech Republic, where the men’s race in particular was hard with only one athlete finishing in under 70 minutes. The other two heat winners were from the home country and Switzerland.

22.05.2016 Matthias Kyburz: won again, but an important goal still outstanding
For Matthias Kyburz it was of course great to get the first individual gold at the European Championships, but there is something else that is a bigger goal for him in the Czech Republic.

22.05.2016 European Championships: Sprint victories for Judith Wyder and Matthias Kyburz
The Sprint gold medals have been won today by the Swiss pair Judith Wyder and Matthias Kyburz in two very close races in the hilly town of Jesenik, Czech Republic. It was a very successful day overall for the Swiss team, with four men in the first six in the results list.

21.05.2016 Switzerland leads Sprint Relay standings
With two of the four rounds in the Sprint Relay World Cup now completed, Switzerland leads the standings with Russia second and Denmark third.

21.05.2016 Russia take first European Championship golds
In an exciting Sprint Relay in which the lead changed several times, it was a triumph for the Russian team, which put in the steadiest performance overall and won by 14 seconds. World champion nation Denmark took silver, and Switzerland bronze. Both Norway and Sweden were disqualified.

20.05.2016 “For almost all the Czech team, this isn’t home terrain”
Petr Kadeřávek is always a central figure when the world’s best in orienteering are competing in the Czech Republic. He believes there can be good results for the home runners – but not because they’re on real ‘home terrain’.

20.05.2016 Follow the European Orienteering Championships live
The highlight of the spring season, according to many, is due to kick off this weekend, and the spotlight will be fixed on the Czech Republic and the European Orienteering Championships. At the moment, the following schedule is agreed with Czech TV.

19.05.2016 SkiO Athletes’ Commission Meeting Minutes
The Meeting Minutes from the latest IOF SkiO Athletes' Commission meeting are now available on the commission's page.

18.05.2016 World Cup: A different season, the same leaders
After MTB Orienteering World Cup 2016 Round 1, Emily Benham, Great Britain, and Anton Foliforov, Russia, are already at the head of the standings. Through the forests and vineyards of Guebwiller, France, both athletes performed superbly, which allowed them to extend the sweet taste of victory after winning the MTBO Orienteering World Cup 2015 overall.

18.05.2016 Automatically generated maps from WOC 2016 terrain now available
For fairness reasons, the organisers of the World Orienteering Championships have published automatically generated maps covering the embargoed areas.

16.05.2016 Home victory
The MTB Orienteering World Cup 2016 Round 1 finished today with a home victory. In Guebwiller, the “trio” from France was unbeatable, with Russia getting the silver and Finland the bronze. On Pentecost Monday, a national holiday in France, the MTBO’s tribe returned to the spectacular Alsatian scenery. Kept for the last act of a program […]

16.05.2016 World Orienteering Day – Another milestone reached
World Orienteering Day has become a global success!
As of 14.10 GMT today, May 16 2016, there are over 200,000 participants registered from 79 countries and territories worldwide.

15.05.2016 Foliforov, Barlet and Benham with victories in the MTBO World Cup Middle Distance
After yesterday’s storm, the sunny High-Rhine vineyards were quite a promenade for a really well contested Middle Distance in the second day of MTBO World Cup 2016 Round 1. It was not a surprising victory that the 3 times World Cup total winner, Anton Foliforov won the men’s race. The women’s result was slightly more […]

14.05.2016 Victory to Benham and Braendli in the MTBO World Cup opening
Simon Braendli and Emily Benham started the MTB Orienteering World Cup 2016 with the right foot. In a really tough Long Distance, they’ve shown at the highest level, achieving victories in arguably the most physically and mentally challenging MTBO race to date. The MTBO Orienteering World Cup 2016 started today at Guebwiller, in Alsace (France). […]

13.05.2016 MTBO World Cup 2016 – Opening Round this weekend
The weekend is upon us, and some of the best athletes in the world are assembling in France for the opening round of the Mountain Bike Orienteering World Cup 2016. They will face each other in Long Distance, Middle Distance and Relay races, competing for World Cup points.

13.05.2016 IOF Honorary Member Horst Stubenrauch has passed away
It is with great sadness we received the news that IOF Honorary Member Horst Stubenrauch (GER) has passed away on April 25th at the age of 85. Horst was a leading official during the formative years of the IOF being active in commissions work from the very beginning of the IOF in 1961 until 1972. […]

13.05.2016 IOF Athlete of the Month – April 2016
IOF Athlete of the month is Finnish sprint orienteer Marika Tieni.

11.05.2016 World Orienteering Day at the IOF
May 11 has been a historic day for the IOF. All day, people around the world have been participating in orienteering events, during what promises to be a record breaking day. For the IOF Office, it has also been a momentous day, in the form of the grand opening of the new office in Karlstad. The […]

10.05.2016 World Orienteering Day is on!
May 11th has started in New Zealand, and the day as the day goes on, thousands of orienteering events will take place all over the world.

Right now there are more than 2000 locations registered all over the world. We hope you are as excited as we are and will be a part of the biggest worldwide orienteering event ever.

09.05.2016 Share your World Orienteering Day memory -Win products from our partners SILVA and Emit.
Now you have the chance to win either a Duffel bag or a NOR compass from SILVA or a emiTag timing chip from Emit. We have 10 of each. Read more to find out how to win!

04.05.2016 Nominations and Proposals to the XXVIII IOF General Assembly
The deadline for member federations proposals and Council nominations to the General Assembly was April 26th. At the deadline, 4 different proposals had been received by the IOF Office. The Russian Orienteering Federation sent in 3 proposals; That all invoices from IOF Event Organizers shall be in English language and in either US Dollars or […]

04.05.2016 Event Advisers Clinic in Brazil
The IOF Foot Orienteering Commission and Brazilian Orienteering Federation welcomes you to the Event Advisers Clinic in Brazil. The venue will be in Brasília. You can participate in the Clinic and combine with participation in the 3rd stage of the open Brazilian Championship, 23- 25 September. In addition to the EA clinic there will be organised a […]

02.05.2016 Wojciech Kowalski: “We’re ready for more”
Wojciech Kowalski had big expectations at the start, and the team got a good finish – sixth in the Sprint Relay. The Polish team are eager for much more on home ground.

02.05.2016 Rahel Friederich: “I was ready for the fight”
Rahel Friederich saw Helena Jansson several times during her last-leg run, but felt she had the strength to keep her at bay on the last leg of the Sprint Relay.

02.05.2016 Switzerland win Sprint Relay in tight finish
Rahel Friederich, Switzerland reached the finish line just 4 seconds ahead of Helena Jansson, Sweden at the end of a fast and furious Sprint Relay in Trzebnica, Poland this afternoon. The Swiss team led throughout, with Judith Wyder just ahead of the pack at the end of the first leg. Denmark took third place.

02.05.2016 Marika Teini: from nightmare to the race of her life
On Saturday, Marika Teini had to retire from her race due to a health problem. But on Sunday, Marika got up to the podium for the first time in an individual World Cup race.

02.05.2016 Judith Wyder: “I have to handle pain”
Judith Wyder got tears in her eyes after her victory in central Wroclaw. The Swiss star has had to handle more than just orienteering in the last year, and in every race there's an extra challenge.

02.05.2016 A new world for Maja
For Maja Alm it has been a new kind of day for the last few months, but now a lot of it is the same as earlier, even though there is a big change in the Danish team.

02.05.2016 Nadiya Volynska: “Alone is even better”
Nadiya Volynska was one of three smiling girls in third place at the first Sprint race in the World Cup. She enjoyed it, but the Ukraine likes one thing even better.

02.05.2016 Cath Taylor – “I have to be careful”
In 2015 Catherine Taylor had a great WOC on home ground and won the last race in the World Cup. Now she is just a spectator at the start of this year’s World Cup. She is thinking about what is coming next.

01.05.2016 Norway’s best moved on
The best Norwegians in the first race of the World Cup didn't take part in the second one. For them it was a short trip to Poland. Now they are preparing for new goals.

01.05.2016 Kyburz: “I had to stop at some controls”
The results were very tight in the first Sprint race in the 2016 World Cup in central Wroclaw, Poland, where there were a lot of challenges – and also five instead of three on the podium in the women’s class. Swiss team-mates Judith Wyder and Matthias Kyburz were the winners.

30.04.2016 Helena Jansson has learnt a lot about how to handle injury
For years Helena Jansson has had to put up with months and months of injuries. Now there has been a big change.

30.04.2016 Helena Jansson: “I didn’t really expect to win!”
After the first World Cup race in Poland today, Helena Jansson didn't feel that her race would be a golden one. And when Olav Lundanes finished, his result was the last thing on his mind.

29.04.2016 IOF Newsletter April 2016
The latest IOF Newsletter was sent out today. All around the world, orienteers are preparing for coming challenges. Read about the thoughts and feelings of the world stars as the season gets underway, how mappers are the key to spreading orienteering in Asia, the continued success of World Orienteering Day, and much more.

28.04.2016 World Cup action this weekend in Poland
The 2016 World Cup swings into action in Poland this weekend, with a forest Middle Distance race and two urban Sprint competitions making up the programme. The venue – Wroclaw – hosts The World Games in 2017, when orienteering will be one of the 30 participating sports.

27.04.2016 Helena Jansson: “All I do is related to WOC”
The World Championships (WOC) are approaching and the best orienteers in the world are looking forward to being in Strömstad in August. Having ‘home advantage’ as an extra factor this year, Helena Jansson is no exception: “I am both excited and anxious; I am both longing for it to happen and at the same time […]

27.04.2016 Stålnacke and Giovannini the first winners
For the first time ever, Portugal hosted a round of the European Cup in Trail Orienteering. The big winners of the first two ECTO stages were Erik Stålnacke (TempO) and Marco Giovannini (PreO). In the overall standings, Stålnacke is the first leader. The European Cup in Trail Orienteering 2016 started with two stages taking place […]

27.04.2016 Kowalski – “I can’t wait for the World Cup”
Wojciech Kowalski is the best ranked Polish runner before the start of the World Cup. He's ready to fight among the best, and is very much looking forward to it.
– I'm ready. I can't wait for the World Cup in Poland, he smiles.
For Kowalski, the event is very important, both in terms of doing well and the fact that it is held in Poland.

27.04.2016 30 mappers on clinic in Asia
The successful Asian Mapping Clinic recruited 30 mappers from 5 Asian Federations. Organised in tandem with the Asian Orienteering Championships 2016, the Asian Orienteering Mapping Clinic (AOMC), with the support of the IOF, opened on the 22nd April 2016 at the National Chung-Cheng University, Chia-Yi, Taiwan. The Chinese Taipei Orienteering Association welcomed 30 mappers from […]

27.04.2016 Behind the scenes: IOF activities come alive at the SportAccord Convention #SAC2016
From April 18th to the 22nd, the IOF participated at the annual SportAccord Convention in Lausanne Switzerland. SportAccord is the union of all international sports federations with 106 member organisations. The Convention is the meeting place for these organisations as well as the IOC, international host cities and events venues, international sports media and a […]

27.04.2016 Successful school orienteering in Dominican Republic
Orienteering is a part of the National Student Games in the Dominican Republic, most recently held in Gaspar Hernández in the Espaillat province. The country is one of the newest IOF Member Federations, gaining its provisional membership in 2015. Orienteering in the country has taken a big step forward during the last year, and a […]

27.04.2016 Silva and Emit – new partners that make a difference
Recently we announced that both Silva Sweden AB and Emit AS have signed up as Event Sponsor for World Orienteering Day 2016. By having two of the Orienteering’s most known brands as partners makes a good contribute for the WOD-project.
-With support from both Silva and Emit we can develop the World Orienteering Day project further, says Patrik Söderqvist Marketing manager at the IOF.

26.04.2016 World Orienteering Day – Two weeks to go!
World Orienteering Day is fast approaching. In two weeks’ time, orienteers all over the world will be putting the finishing touches to their events in anticipation for the big day.

20.04.2016 Overwhelming success for World Orienteering Day
The following press release was sent out today to all IOF Media contacts.

18.04.2016 Successful premiere of the Central European Youth Orienteering Cup
Young athletes from five countries gathered together on the first weekend in April to compete in the first edition of the Central European Youth Orienteering Cup, which was held in the surroundings of Hranice na Moravě, Czech Republic.

15.04.2016 Letter from the IOC President
We are honoured to be able to share with you a letter from the IOC President Thomas Bach himself, in support of our first ever World Orienteering Day.

14.04.2016 World Orienteering Day in Turkey
Turkey is moving towards record participation in World Orienteering Day. It is only a short while ago that the website for registering participation became active and with still nearly a month to go, the participation rate and involvement of schools in Turkey has taken the lead.

11.04.2016 World Orienteering Day: What will your adventure be?
There's only one month left until World Orienteering Day! As the big day approaches, more and more people have their events planned. Check out the latest WOD Newsletter for inspiration for what you can do, and to see what people are getting up to on May 11.

11.04.2016 Athlete Survey: Estimated Winning Time for Women’s Long Distance Events
The IOF FootO Athletes' Commission are conducting a survey of female elite athletes regarding the Estimated Winning Times for women's long distance events.

08.04.2016 Athlete of the Month: Inês Domingues
“I would be happy with a diploma; to get a medal would be awesome, and listening to the national anthem would be indescribable”

07.04.2016 Athlete Licence Update prior to the MTBO and FootO World Cup Round 1 in May
The Athletes’ Licence was introduced in Nov 2015 and requires all Athletes that participate in World Cups and Senior World Championships to sign an application form and pay an annual licence fee. All details are found here. Today the IOF introduced a new list of all licenced athletes, which can be found in IOF Eventor/Athlete […]

07.04.2016 The Embargoed Areas for the World Orienteering Championships 2019 are now published.
Bernt O Myrwold, part of the organising team, shares information about training and old maps of the area.

04.04.2016 World Orienteering Championships 2019 goes to Østfold, Norway
After an IOF Council decision at its recent meeting in Warsaw, it is now revealed that Østfold in Norway will organise the World Orienteering Championships in 2019.

- We have received a very attractive bid from Norway for WOC 2019, and are pleased to be able to announce the award of the event to the region of Østfold, says Tom Hollowell, IOF CEO.

01.04.2016 World Orienteering Day Registrations Continue to Increase
With just under 40 days until World Orienteering Day we already have over 200 events registered!

31.03.2016 Invitation to an IOF FootO Event Advisers’ Clinic in Estonia, Tuesday 9th August
Invitation to an IOF FootO Event Advisers’ Clinic Tallinn, Estonia, Tuesday 9th August 2016 in conjunction with WMOC 2016. This Event Advisers’ Clinic is organised for the education and recruitment of new IOF licensed Foot Orienteering Event Advisers. National orienteering federations are asked to identify and enter suitable candidates. You find invitation and entry form […]

24.03.2016 IOF Newsletter March 2016
Today the subscribers of the IOF Newsletter will have received a fresh newsletter straight to their inbox. Don't miss out!

23.03.2016 Iulia Stupu, Romania: “I like to win”
– Just take a pancake – You’ve got a pancake? asks Emil Olteanu and smiles. As usual he has a lot of roles, and is in charge of the Sanatatea Cup. It is ten degrees Celsius. Not a snow flake to be seen at all, but just as usual an open orienteering event is taking […]

23.03.2016 IOF statement on mixing contactless punching with contact punching
With the latest contactless punching control stations (both Emit and SPORTident), a successful punch can be obtained at a small distance using a contactless card. But they can also be punched in the “traditional” fashion using a contact card.

23.03.2016 Trail Orienteering: The first steps in Brazil
Trail Orienteering has taken another important step towards its establishment in Brazil. Under the motto “Trail Orienteering is the sport where different are equal” the 1st MB/ADAAN TrailO Cup, which brought together a total of 75 competitors, has taken place in Rio de Janeiro. The event was organised by the Admiral Adalberto Nunes Sports Association […]

23.03.2016 Davide Machado and WMTBOC 2016: “I will ride searching for a dream!”
Six years ago, the Portuguese Davide Machado called attention to himself by taking 7th place in the WMTBOC 2010 Long Distance race, held in Montalegre, Portugal. This was the first major international competition of his career: an unforgettable experience and from which the athlete recalls “the unexpected results, the fantastic atmosphere within the Portuguese team […]

23.03.2016 Davide Machado and WMTBOC 2016: “I will run searching for a dream!”
Six years ago, the Portuguese Davide Machado called attention to himself by taking 7th place in the WMTBOC 2010 Long Distance race, held in Montalegre, Portugal. This was the first major international competition of his career: an unforgettable experience and from which the athlete recalls “the unexpected results, the fantastic atmosphere within the Portuguese team […]

23.03.2016 Behins the scenes: A report from Anti-Doping Organisation Symposium
Last week, 14-16 March, the World Anti-Doping Agency held their annual Anti-Doping Organisation Symposium in Lausanne, Switzerland. Recently appointed IOF Anti-Doping Officer Kirsty McIntyre attended the Symposium for the first time, together with Secretary General Tom Hollowell. At a time when the topic of Doping in Sport has never been more relevant or important, the […]

23.03.2016 Brian Porteous: “I am really getting excited”
At my age it is difficult sometimes to get too excited but I am really getting excited about World Orienteering Day! 11 May 2016 will give us the chance to really demonstrate that we are a truly global sport and I am especially excited to see the preparations which are going on all around the […]

22.03.2016 New JWOC Guidelines
The IOF FootO Commission has issued updated organisers' guidelines for the JWOC. They are available here, on the Organisers' Guidelines page under the Foot Orienteering menu.

22.03.2016 World Orienteering Day Website
Today the website goes live, and we have a brand new newsletter for you!

21.03.2016 First Albanian Orienteering Club Founded
Albania is taking a big step towards the IOF, and OCA – Orienteering Club Albania is the leader. Like in many other countries in Europe or on other continents, orienteering has finally also arrived in Albania, a small country with beautiful places, still unknown to most people. Albania has a lot of beautiful areas with […]

21.03.2016 On the Road to the Winter Olympics
On March 9-14, the IOF Event Adviser team visited venue of the Winter Universiade 2019, the city of Krasnoyarsk in Siberia. For the first time ever, Ski Orienteering will be included in the programme of the Winter Universiade. As a pre-competition to the Universiade, the World Ski Orienteering Championships will be held in Krasnoyarsk March 5-13, 2017.

11.03.2016 IOF Athlete of the Month – February 2016
The IOF Athlete of the Month for February is Lars Moholdt! Now you can read all about the Norwegian Ski Orienteering star.

09.03.2016 The passing of Heinz Tschudin, IOF President 1988-1994
It is with much sadness that the IOF conveys news of the passing of Heinz Tschudin, President of the IOF from 1988 – 1994. After a brief period of illness, he passed peacefully on February 18, 2016.

05.03.2016 Double gold for Sweden in ESOC Relays
Sweden ran out winners of both the women’s and men’s races in the final event of the European SkiO Championships, the Relays. Russia came second and Norway third in both races, with the result that Sweden wins the Nations World Cup with Russia second.

04.03.2016 An exciting season finale – Ski Orienteering Nations World Cup
Saturday March 5th will be the final IOF ski orienteering competition of the season, when the European Championships in Relay are decided. The Nations World Cup will also be decided to crown the best national team over the entire season.

04.03.2016 Norway and Russia continue to collect gold at the European Ski Orienteering Championships
Today's Long distance races in the ESOC, JWSOC and EYSOC are over and the results are in! Today's ESOC results also had great importance for the final standings in the SkiO World Cup.

03.03.2016 Two times Sweden on top in the Ski Orienteering World Cup
With one race left we already have two winners in the overall World Cup; the two Suedes Tove Alexandersson and Erik Rost have both unreachable leads.

03.03.2016 ISOM 201x status
ISOM 201x review project update.

02.03.2016 Norway and Russia on top in the middle distance races.
Norway’s Lars Moholdt and Russia's Mariya Kechkina are today's big winners.

02.03.2016 Sweden is leading the Nations World Cup
Sweden is leading the Nations World Cup after 11 of 14 competitions.

01.03.2016 IOF President Brian Porteous to step down after the General Assembly in August
Ahead of the IOF CONGRESS and XXVIII Ordinary General Assembly on 26 August, 2016, in Strömstad, Sweden, the current IOF Council members have now formally announced who will be seeking re-election

01.03.2016 Gold to Russia in the mixed relay
Alena Trapeznikova and Andrey Lamov won the mixed relay at ESOC. Lamov did an impressive second leg and the Russian team was in front during the rest of the relay.

29.02.2016 Alexandersson and Moholdt won the ESOC sprint
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Lars Moholdt, Norway are the new European champions in sprint. They both won the tough first distance in Obertilliach Austria.

29.02.2016 IOF Honorary Member Heinz Tschudin has passed away
On February 18, 2016, IOF honorary member Heinz Tschudin died after a short illness.

28.02.2016 ESOC is coming up
European Ski Orienteering Championships starts with sprint tomorrow. World Cup leader Erik Rost is looking forward to the championships.

22.02.2016 Meeting Minutes: MTBO Commission and Map Commission
The meeting minutes from the IOF Map Commission and IOF MTBO Commission Meetings that took place 22-23 January are now available.

19.02.2016 The first ever Egyptian International Orienteering Championships
This weekend marks a historical event in Egypt. The first ever Egyptian International Orienteering Championships will take place in the Ancient Egyptian capital Luxor.

19.02.2016 Inside Orienteering changes form.
The IOF publication Inside Orienteering has long been an important source of information, enjoyment and inspiration. It is now evolving, and is about to take on a new exciting form. Today marks the first day of the new IOF Newsletter!

18.02.2016 Who makes sure the maps find their way?
The IOF Office and the IOF Map Commission are taking steps to make it easier for IOF Event Organisers to wrap up their Events. After an event, the organisers must make sure that all the necessary reporting has been done and that the Event Maps are submitted to the IOF Map Commission. The Office will […]

17.02.2016 UK orienteering pioneer John Disley has passed away
Former IOF Council Member John Disley has died at the age of 87.

17.02.2016 The snow has arrived!
For a second time this SkiO World Cup season the snow has arrived at the last minute. Last night the organisers of the ESOC, JWSOC, EYSOC and SkiO WCup Round 3 confirmed that they finally have enough snow for the events to take place.

16.02.2016 Asian Orienteering Mapping Clinic
Chinese Taipei Orienteering Association will host the Asian Orienteering Mapping Clinic 22-24 April 2016 in Taiwan. This clinic aims at improving Asian orienteering mapping quality and recruiting enthusiastic mappers to spread orienteering sport in Asia.

15.02.2016 First Ever World University Ski Orienteering Championships – A Great Success!
This weekend has seen a lot of SkiO action in the Russian Tula region. The FISU World University Ski Orienteering Championships took place there 11-15 January.

15.02.2016 A word from the president
I do not think I have ever been part of making history before! As I write these words I am in Tula in Russia at the first ever FISU World University Ski Orienteering Championships - a historical step for Ski orienteering. The IOF has a very strong partnership with FISU and of course, orienteering is a popular sport with students in the summer and the winter.

15.02.2016 WMOC 2017 – Bulletin 1
The first Bulletin for the 2017 World Masters Orienteering Championships in Auckland, New Zealand, is now available.

15.02.2016 Behind the scenes: Patrik Söderqvist
Patrik Söderqvist was recently hired as a Marketing Manager at the IOF Office:
- There is a great potential in our sport. The values that orienteering stands for mean that we have great possibilities to both increase the visibility of the sport and create new partnerships with companies and organisations.

15.02.2016 Behind the scenes: Patrik Söderkvist
Patrik Söderqvist was recently hired as a Marketing Manager at the IOF Office:
- There is a great potential in our sport. The values that orienteering stands for mean that we have great possibilities to both increase the visibility of the sport and create new partnerships with companies and organisations.

15.02.2016 Ski Orienteering Clinic coming up – Last entry in 6 days
The entry period to the IOF Ski Orienteering Event Advisers’ and Organisers’ Clinic in Obertilliach, Austria, 2-4 March 2016 is soon due. 8 participants from Norway, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Slovakia and Austria has already entered. This Event Advisers’ Clinic is organised for the education and recruitment of new IOF licensed Ski Orienteering Event Advisers and organisers. […]

11.02.2016 World University Ski Orienteering Championships – First Day
Today was the first day of the championships, and that meant it was time for the Sprint!

11.02.2016 The students are ready for the World University Championships
The first ever World University Ski Orienteering Championships starts tomorrow in Tula, Russia.

10.02.2016 First ever Asian Junior Champs
The first ever Asian Junior and Youth Orienteering Championships took place in Hong Kong December 25th-27th 2015. The even included sprint relay, middle distance and sprint.

10.02.2016 The young Italian ski orienteer
Stefania Carradini is from the little village Castello di Fiemme in famous Val di Fiemmi valley and she is daughter of Nicolò Corradini, who has incredible results in ski orienteering. “Since I was a child, I never felt any expectation or pressure from my family. My parents always let us choose which sport to do”, […]

10.02.2016 Erik Rost is looking forward to ESOC
The Swedish ski orienteer Erik Rost took five of five possible victories in the Ski Orienteering World Cup round 2 in Germany lately. European Ski Orienteering Championships in Austria is his mail goal this season. “I am really looking forward to the championships”, Erik Rost says.

08.02.2016 One of the best seminars – Ever!
Aron Less, Chairman of the IOF Foot Orienteering Commission, was pleased by the energy of the lecturers and participants and the buzz the presentations created. 66 Event Advisers, IOF Officials, Event organisers and the Seminar hosts from the Latvian Orienteering Federation created an exciting High Level Event seminar with eye-opening moments. Please follow the link to […]

05.02.2016 World Orienteering Day information
May 11th and World Orienteering Day are coming ever closer, and it is time for more information about the event!

05.02.2016 Athlete of the Month: January 2016
The first Athlete of the Month of 2016 is Stefania Corradini. Find out about the young ski orienteer and her exciting career path so far.

05.02.2016 The winner of the World Orienteering Day Logo Competition is announced!
The winner of the World Orienteering Day Logo Competition is announced!

04.02.2016 Meeting Minutes: Regional and Youth Development Commission
The meeting minutes from the IOF RYDC Meeting that took place 22-23 January are now available.

04.02.2016 Ski Orienteering Clinic Update
The Invitation to the IOF Ski Orienteering Event Advisers’ and Organisers’ Clinic in Obertilliach, Austria 2-4 March 2016, is now updated with an entry form. The Clinic is free of charge. Juraj and Roland look forward to exciting training days where you will, in theory and practice, learn how to become a successful Event Adviser for […]

03.02.2016 Meeting Minutes: Council and Rules Commission
The meeting minutes from the IOF Council Meeting and the IOF Rules Commission Meeting that took place 22-23 January are now available.

03.02.2016 Updated Rules and Guidelines published
IOF Rules Commission have now published a new version of the IOF World Ranking Scheme. The changed rule (3.4) opens up for W/M Elite 18-20 classes to get WRE points. The rules are applicable to the Foot, MTB and Ski Orienteering disciplines. Link to document IOF Foot Orienteering Commission have also published a new version […]

02.02.2016 SkiO: Event Advisers’ and Organisers’ Clinic 2-4 March
The IOF SkiO Commission are organising an Event Advisers' and Organisers' Clinic in conjunction with the SkiO World Cup Round 3 and JWSOC in Obertilliach in the beginning of March. This Clinic is organised for the education and recruitment of new IOF licensed Ski Orienteering Event Advisers and organisers.

01.02.2016 Meeting Minutes: FootO and IT
The meeting minutes from the IOF FootO Commission and IOF IT Commission meetings 22-23 January are now available.

29.01.2016 Orienteering World 2015
The 2015 issue of Orienteering World has arrived! You can read it online as a PDF or order a copy to be delivered straight to you.

27.01.2016 World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships: gold medals to eight nations
Eight different nations are represented amongst the gold medalists after three races, two at Middle Distance where the overall results counted for medals, and one at Long Distance. Finland is the nation with the most gold medals.

27.01.2016 SkiO World Cup: Relay wins for Russia and Sweden
Russia’s women and Sweden’s men were winners of the final races of this World Cup round, the Relays. Both races were closely fought, with the outcome in doubt until the finish.

26.01.2016 SkiO World Cup: Sprint Relay dominated by Sweden
The Swedish team continued its fine form in Germany with a clear win by the first team of Tove Alexandersson and Erik Rost in today’s Sprint Relay. Finland and Norway took second and third places.

24.01.2016 Latest SkiO World Cup individual standings
Six of the nine individual races in this season’s Ski Orienteering World Cup have now been held. Tove Alexandersson and Erik Rost of Sweden occupy the top positions after both athletes have enjoyed fantastic results in Germany.

24.01.2016 SkiO World Cup: third win for Erik Rost
Erik Rost, Sweden proved again today that he is in the best form of his life, winning for the third day in succession in today’s Long Distance race. Mariya Kechkina, Russia won the women’s race after being second five times this season.

23.01.2016 SkiO World Cup: Alexandersson and Rost win again on Middle Distance
The Swedish athletes Tove Alexandersson and Erik Rost were victorious for the second day running, this time over Middle Distance. Both wins were by more than half a minute.

22.01.2016 SkiO World Cup, Germany: double Swedish victory in Sprint
Wins for Tove Alexandersson and Erik Rost in today’s Sprint, the first race of the second round of the World Cup in Germany, gave the best possible start for the Swedish team.  

20.01.2016 Follow the World Cup action this week!
The second round of this season’s SkiO World Cup is fast approaching. Here is all the information you need to follow the action, wherever you are.

15.01.2016 WMSOC and SkiO World Cup Round 2 Update
Those of us who have been following the snow conditions in Germany with bated breath can now breathe a sigh of relief. The organisers confirmed yesterday that they finally have enough snow for the WMSOC and SkiO World Cup Round 2 races to take place. Event Director Bernd Kohlschmidt tells us more about the preparations for the event.

08.01.2016 Athlete of the Month – December 2015
The last Athlete of the Month for 2015 is Ski Orienteer Ulrik Nordberg from Sweden. The young athlete has had a fantastic opening to this season, and despite difficult snow conditions he is training hard to continue doing well in the competitions ahead.

07.01.2016 Preliminary schedule for the HLES 2016 in Riga
A preliminary schedule for the IOF High Level Event Seminar in Riga, Latvia, 6-7 February 2016, is now available. Remember to register for the seminar! The deadline for entries is 15 January.

15.12.2015 Be an Orienteering Santa Claus – what can you or your club do?
Many developing orienteering countries need equipment to be able to develop. Basic things like punches, control flags and compasses can make a big difference. The IOF Christmas donations campaign helps you and your club to contribute with equipment giveaways.

15.12.2015 World Orienteering Day Logo Competition
The IOF is holding a competition to create the logo for the World Orienteering Day. The competition is open to young orienteers up to 25 years old. Besides the honour of making the logo, the winner gets free participation and travel to the youth leader clinic in connection with WOC 2016.

09.12.2015 Invitation to the HLES 2016 in Riga
Next year's IOF High Level Event Seminar, with the general theme "Event Quality", will be held in Riga, Latvia, 6-7 February 2016. The invitation and information regarding entry are now available.

09.12.2015 The IOF supports orienteering development in Greece
IOF Regional Coordinator Zoran Milovanovic will be visiting Athens, Greece for a development weekend February 12-13. The development activity, which consists of lectures and discussions on Saturday and a sprint orienteering event on Sunday, is being organized in cooperation with the School of Physical Education and Sports Science of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. If you are […]

08.12.2015 Congratulations Kuortane and Tartu!
The 2018 FISU World University Championships hosts countries has been announced: 2018 FISU World University Orienteering Championships – Kuortane, Finland 2018 FISU World University Ski Orienteering Championships – Tartu, Estonia FISU stands for Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (International University Sports Federation). Read more about FISU here www.fisu.net.

04.12.2015 Recap on the World Cup opening in Ski Orienteering
Did you miss any of the excitement in the World Cup opening in Ski Orienteering last weekend? Follow Tove Alexandersson and Eduard Khrennikov’s routes into the yellow World Cup leader jerseys in Northern Finland. You can watch the events both as replays and summaries. Thursday 26 November Press Conference – introduction to the SkiO Season […]

03.12.2015 Gaëlle Barlet is the IOF Athlete of the Month
Gaëlle Barlet is one of the greatest MTB Orienteering world stars who, at the age of 27, has been crowned European and World Champion in Middle Distance. Discover a memorable conversation with Gaëlle Barlet, IOF Athlete of the Month of November.

03.12.2015 World Orienteering Day, May 11th 2016
The first ever World Orienteering Day will be held on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016. All schools, all O-clubs and all countries all over the world are encouraged to participate.

In connection with the World Orienteering Day 2016, the IOF has a vision to set a new Guinness World Record.

02.12.2015 IOF Ski Orienteering World Cup standings after First Round
The 42-year-old Russian Eduard Khrennikov heads the standings at the end of the first round of the 2015-2016 IOF Ski Orienteering World Cup, a situation he has been used to many times over the past 15 years; he has won the World Cup overall four times, first in the year 2000.

01.12.2015 IOF Ski Orienteering World Cup: Alexandersson and Khrennikov win Long Distance
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden again showed that she is the strongest in the women’s field with a win by 2.30 today. Eduard Khrennikov, Russia was 13 seconds ahead of Ulrik Nordberg, Sweden in the finish at the end of a close race.

01.12.2015 Ski Orienteering World Cup: Alexandersson and Khrennikov win Long Distance
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden again showed that she is the strongest in the women’s field with a win by 2.30 today. Eduard Khrennikov, Russia was 13 seconds ahead of Ulrik Nordberg, Sweden in the finish at the end of a close race.

30.11.2015 Apply for IOF MTB Orienteering Events 2018 and 2019
Member federation are invited to apply for the following MTB Orienteering Events in the year 2018 and 2019: 2019: World MTB Orienteering Championships 2019 and the Junior World MTB Orienteering Championships 2019 2018: MTB Orienteering World Cup 2018 2018: World Masters MTBO Orienteering Championships Federations should submit applications to the IOF Office by January 1, […]

29.11.2015 IOF Studio World Cup SkiO 3 – Middle Distance
IOF Studio summary from the World Cup Long distance 29 November 2015 will be shown from 18.00 EET UTC+2 (17.00 CET).

29.11.2015 IOF Ski Orienteering World Cup: emphatic Middle Distance victories for Alexandersson and Lamov
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden was in supreme form today, completing the Middle race a whole 3 minutes faster than the Russian athlete Mariya Kechkina. In the men’s race, Andrey Lamov, Russia enjoyed a convincing win by 1.03 over Bulgarian Stanimir Belomazhev.

29.11.2015 Ski Orienteering World Cup: emphatic Middle Distance victories for Alexandersson and Lamov
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden was in supreme form today, completing the Middle race a whole 3 minutes faster than the Russian athlete Mariya Kechkina. In the men’s race, Andrey Lamov, Russia enjoyed a convincing win by 1.03 over Bulgarian Stanimir Belomazhev.

28.11.2015 IOF Studio World Cup SkiO 2 Sprint Relay
IOF Studio from the 2nd World Cup race in Ski Orienteering 2015 – Sprint Relay. Starts at 18.00 EET UTC +2 (17.00 CET)

28.11.2015 IOF Ski Orienteering World Cup: Sprint Relay won by Sweden
Sweden’s first team of Ulrik Nordberg and Tove Alexandersson scored a convincing victory by 1.05 over Finland in today’s Sprint Relay, in which each team member skis three legs. Russia 2 took third place.

28.11.2015 Ski Orienteering World Cup: Sprint Relay won by Sweden
Sweden’s first team of Ulrik Nordberg and Tove Alexandersson scored a convincing victory by 1.05 over Finland in today’s Sprint Relay, in which each team member skis three legs. Russia 2 took third place.

27.11.2015 IOF Studio World Cup SkiO 1 Sprint
IOF Studio summary of the World Cup opening sprint in Ylläs, Finland 27 November 2015

27.11.2015 IOF Ski Orienteering World Cup: first wins to Oborina and Nordberg
Tatyana Oborina, Russia and Ulrik Nordberg, Sweden took top honours in the first race of the new World Cup season, a Sprint, in Ylläs, Finland today in perfect weather conditions.

27.11.2015 Ski Orienteering World Cup: first wins to Oborina and Nordberg
Tatyana Oborina, Russia and Ulrik Nordberg, Sweden took top honours in the first race of the new World Cup season, a Sprint, in Ylläs, Finland today in perfect weather conditions.

26.11.2015 Inside Orienteering Issue 3-2015
The latest issue of the IOF publication Inside Orienteering is now available! Among other things, this issue includes extensive reading about the upcoming SkiO Season, a fascinating insight into the WOC organisation process from the perspective of the IOF WOC SEA Jorn Sundby, a report from the first ever Egyptian Sprint Orienteering Championships and a […]

25.11.2015 Time Schedule for SkiO World Cup Opening Round
Tomorrow is “World Cup Eve”, and the time will finally have come to officially open the 2015-2016 SkiO World Cup! This weekend the first races of the Cup will take place in Ylläs, Finland. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the events this weekend, check out the LiveCenter schedule below. The […]

24.11.2015 Welcome to the 2015-2016 Ski Orienteering World Cup season!
This season’s Ski Orienteering World Cup starts in Lapland in Northern Finland in the end of November. Then it travels south to the more famous biathlon arenas in Germany and Austria for the second world cup round in Oberwiesenthal in January and the European Championships in Obertillach in March. The IOF has produced a season […]

20.11.2015 Events in Ski Orienteering coming up
The coming season in ski orienteering gives athletes a big variation of challenges. – The new world ranking system makes it more important to have good ranking. Therefore, it’s important that countries organize world ranking events (WRE). That helps younger athletes to get a better start position at international events, says Eivind Tonna, chairman of […]

20.11.2015 New Athlete’s Licence Info
The implementation of the Athletes’ Licence system moves on. Here are some updates and clarifications The Athlete’s Licence Rules and Forms can be found on the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) Web. They are found on the left menu where you choose “About the IOF>>”. In the next menu you find all necessary links under the Athletes’ […]

16.11.2015 Special rules for World Cup 2016
Special rules for the World Cup in orienteering 2016 has been published on the Foot Orienteering (FootO) section on the IOF Web page. Link to Rules: http://orienteering.org/foot-orienteering/rules/

13.11.2015 Apply for JWOC 2019 and EYOC 2018
The Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) and The European Youth Orienteering Championships (EYOC) are organised every year. IOF member federations are hereby invited to submit to the IOF an application to host the Events in the year 2019 for JWOC and in the year 2018 for EYOC. Federations should submit applications to the IOF Office by January 1, […]

12.11.2015 Meeting Minutes from the Map Commission
The Meeting Minutes from the Map Commission Meeting held on the 5th – 6th August 2015 in Inverness, Scotland, are now available online. You can find them by clicking here: Map Commission Meeting Minutes

12.11.2015 WMSOC Germany 2016
The shops have started playing Christmas songs, the days are getting shorter and the nights longer and Ski Orienteers worldwide have started wishing for snow. It is November, and in just a few months, the time will have come for Germany to host the World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships 2016. This is very exciting, as […]

12.11.2015 IOF Athlete of the Month – October 2015
The IOF Athlete of the Month for October 2015 is Daniel Hubmann. With an incredible 19 WOC medals, and no plans to quit any time soon, he looks back on his career and how it all started. Click here to read all about his extraordinary achievements, his relationship with his fans and new changes in his […]

11.11.2015 New Rules for FootO, MTBO and TrailO Events
There are now updated versions of the Competition Rules for IOF Orienteering Events for FootO, MTBO and TrailO available on the respective discipline rules pages. They can be found here: FootO Rules MTBO Rules TrailO Rules

11.11.2015 Meeting Minutes from the FootO Commission
The Meeting Minutes from the FootO Commission Meeting 5-2015 are now available online. You can find them by clicking here: FootO Commission Meeting Minutes  

09.11.2015 IOF Athletes’ Licence
IOF Council have decided to implement an Athletes License system starting with the Ski orienteering season 2015-2016. Please follow the link below to read about the system and implementation. Note! Athletes and Member Federations that are active in the Ski Orienteering World Cup 2015-2016 should pay extra attention since the first Competition start in 26th […]

09.11.2015 New application period for WOC 2020
The World Orienteering Championships (WOC) are organised every year. In accordance with the decision of the Extraordinary General Assembly of the IOF in Inverness, Scotland in August 2015, odd years shall be organised with forest based competitions and even years shall be organised as urban based competitions. In accordance with the above, all IOF member federations are hereby invited […]

06.11.2015 A project to revise IOF Control Descriptions
The IOF Control Descriptions were last revised in 2004. There have been many developments in the sport since then and the IOF is now starting a process to consider revisions for a new version to be valid from September 2017. Over recent years a number of suggestions for changes have been made. We now invite […]

30.10.2015 Plans for the 2016 High Level Event Seminar set
The annual IOF High Level Event Seminar will be held February 6th and 7th in Riga, Latvia. The seminar has become one of the IOFs most important venues for the sharing of experience and ideas related to the organisation of IOFs major events. The seminar should be of high priority for future high level event organizers […]

26.10.2015 Updated Ski Orienteering rules published
An updated version of the Competition Rules for IOF Ski Orienteering Events was approved by the IOF Council at their meeting October 16 and 17. The new version of the rules, which is valid from November 1, 2015, has been published on http://orienteering.org/ski-orienteering/rules/ for download. There is also a convenient booklet in A5 format which can be […]

19.10.2015 Mapping Seminar in Sofia 15-18th October
During the weekend, 15-18th October, eight participants from Egypt, Greece, Cyprus and Serbia took part in an IOF-SEEOA mapping seminar in Sofia, Bulgaria. The programme, lasting four days, was led by five experts from the South East European Orienteering Association, and together with the participants they immersed themselves in the subject of mapping and printing urban and […]

12.10.2015 Summary of the Season 2015
During 31 WOCs the Danes had taken four golds. At the 32nd championship the Nordic country took the same number of golds. A result of luck? Not at all. A surprise? Not at all! During the last year before WOC in Scotland the best Danes spent almost two months in Scotland. Just before the championship […]

12.10.2015 World Cup 2015 review – no change at the top
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Daniel Hubmann, Switzerland finished at the head of the 2015 World Cup standings, just as they did in 2014. Hubmann’s victory was outstanding, with four wins from the ten counting races and a points lead of 234. Alexandersson ran in seven of the races and won the first three.

04.10.2015 Junior Topi Raitanen on par with the seniors
Topi Raitanen had a big responsibility on his shoulders today. He’s not a senior at all, but he had an important leg on the Finnish first team. Topi, who become junior world champion on the relay at JWOC in Norway in July, had the second leg on the Finnish first team in the relay. Sofia […]

04.10.2015 Lars Lindstrøm: “Kiitos to Finland”
Lars Lindstrøm smiles broadly and uses a word that isn’t in the Danish language at all. A really big goal for the last races in World Cup was to win the overall victory in the sprint relay and, just like last year, Denmark became the best nation. However, it wasn’t only due to Denmark’s own achievements, for […]

04.10.2015 Sara Lüscher: Felt the pressure, ran a great race
The two previous days before the sprint relay Sara Lüscher did really well. It wasn’t so strange that she for first time got the last leg in a sprint relay. – I was ready to start early. I have good teammates, smiles Lücher. Almost as expected, the Swiss were in front of everybody else from […]

04.10.2015 The Queen of Denmark, Maja Alm, has more to achieve
Maja Alm fulfilled the main purpose for the visit to Switzerland the last day of WC in Arosa and The Dane is now changing her training. There’s more to go for. The winner of three golds in Scotland has had some sickness after the great week and isn’t in WOC shape, but she and her […]

03.10.2015 Alexandersson: Back in business just in time!
Tove Alexandersson hadn’t competed since WOC when she went out last in the World Cup final. The Swede had to start twice, but it ended in the very best way. Just like last year in the World Cup final the national hymn was played for the Swede. She could again be satisfied with a great […]

03.10.2015 Catherine Taylor, a hard-working talent
Catherine Taylor has followed the big dream and showed in the World Cup final yet again that she really is an incredible navigator. In the last race in World Cup Catherine Taylor took a smashing victory. Her first ever triumph in World Cup was taken with a margin of 102 seconds. – It’s a bit […]

03.10.2015 Daniel Hubmann: Some thoughts on his career
On the last race in the World Cup Daniel Hubmann was the best yet again, and the Swiss phantom got one more overall victory in World Cup. It could be more, but how many years will he go on? Nobody knows how long Hubmann will continue, as he doesn’t even know himself. – I have […]

03.10.2015 Daniel Hubmann: New life, same result
For Daniel Hubmann life has changed a lot during the last weeks, but the position in the results is just like it used to be at the end of the World Cup. For some years the World Cup has had the final round in Switzerland. Almost every year Hubmann has shown strength. What he has […]

03.10.2015 Hausken Nordberg: “I wanted to show that I can be good individually”
For Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordberg the long distance in Arosa showed something she has wanted to show for a long time. At WOC in Scotland she had incredible last legs and fixed two silvers to Norway, but individually she wasn’t satisfied. No medal at all. – It has been a goal for the end of […]

02.10.2015 Tove Alexandersson: Back on track, going for victory
Tove Alexandersson had to deal with injuries during WOC and had also had to be patient after Scotland, but just in time the Swede is ready for racing again. In the last individual race of World Cup the 23 year old from Borlänge in Sweden will be on the start line again. – She’s not […]

02.10.2015 World Cup Long Distance: wins for Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordberg and Daniel Hubmann
On challenging courses around Arosa in Switzerland, victories went to the Norwegian Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordberg and home runner Daniel Hubmann.

02.10.2015 Gueorgiou: No start in World Cup, but future decided
Thierry Gueorgiou is not taking part in the final race in World Cup this year. However, the 13 times World Champion is now sure about his future with map and compass. At WOC in Scotland he wasn’t sure about the future. – If I were to decide just now I would probably stop, he said […]

30.09.2015 New application period for WOC 2019
The IOF Council invites member federations to apply for the World Orienteering Championships 2019. Based upon the decision of the Extraordinary General Assembly in Inverness in August, 2019 will be the first year with the new WOC format. A year with Long distance, Middle distance and Relay competitions plus one qualification competition, of a format to be determined later. […]

30.09.2015 WADA publishes the 2016 Prohibited List
On 16 September, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Executive Committee approved the 2016 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, which is now available on WADA’s website in English. The List will come into force on 1 January 2016. Updated annually, the List is one of five International Standards that are mandatory for all signatories of the […]

28.09.2015 Deciding moments – the World Cup final 2015
All eyes in the orienteering world will be focused on Arosa Switzerland this coming weekend for the 2015 World Cup Final. A long distance race on Friday October 2nd and a middle distance race on Saturday October 3rd will decide the women’s and men’s individual World Cup titles, and a sprint relay on Sunday October […]

25.09.2015 Euromeeting in Estonia – preparing for the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2017
This weekend national teams and organizers are gaining valuable experience 2 years in advance of the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2017 in Estonia. The annual Euromeeting competition kicks off Friday afternoon with a sprint competition in the town of Otepää, and continues with a long distance competition on Saturday and middle distance on Sunday. 170 athletes from […]

23.09.2015 Advertise on IOF Eventor
The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) have now opened the possibility for advertising in our entry system IOF Eventor.   Do you want to market your event or product to orienteers world wide? IOF Eventor is the official event management and entry system for all IOF events including World Ranking Events. This is a great opportunity to […]

23.09.2015 Erik Stålnacke winner of ECTO 2015
After the two last competitions in the ECTO 2015, which were held in Czech Republic 19 and 20 September Erik Stålnacke could be announced as winner of ECTO 2015 (European TrailO Cup). Erik Stålnacke was second at the Saturday competitions but it was still a close fight until the last competition on Sunday, a TempO […]

22.09.2015 Call for applications to write an MTBO Development Guide
The IOF MTBO Commission plans to publish a development guide to help interested people to organize their first MTBO event. The Commission is looking for applicants interested in writing and designing this document.If you are interested in this opportunity, find out more about the task and how to apply by clicking here.

22.09.2015 Invitation to MTBO Clinic 21-22 November 2015
The IOF MTB Orienteering and Rules Commissions welcome you to an IOF MTB Orienteering Event Advisers’ and Organisers’ Clinic in Vilnius, Lithuania, 21-22 November 2015. This Clinic is organised for the education and recruitment of new IOF licensed MTB Orienteering Event Advisers and the education of MTBO organisers. National orienteering federations are asked to identify […]

21.09.2015 IOF Athlete of the Month – Anton Foliforov, Russia
  IOF’s Athlete of September needs no presentation for people familiar with Mountain-bike Orienteering. Two World Champion titles and two European Champion titles this year, victory in the World Cup for the second time in a row and a big lead in the IOF World Rankings has made Anton Foliforov the biggest name in MTB […]

14.09.2015 Preliminary schedule for the orienteering World Cup 2017
A preliminary schedule for the World Cup in orienteering has been set by the IOF Foot Orienteering Commission. The World Cup 2017 will consist of 4 rounds: Round 1 – May 25 – 28 in Finland. This will be coordinated with WOC 2017 training camps or qualification races in Estonia Round 2 – July 1 – 7 […]

09.09.2015 IOF Athlete of the Month – Maja Alm’s Golden WOC
The IOF Athlete of the Month for August 2015 is Maja Alm of Denmark. Her 3 gold medals at the World Orienteering Championships in Inverness, Scotland helped Danish orienteering have their best WOC ever. Read more about our Athlete of the Month here http://orienteering.org/athlete-of-the-month/ 

08.09.2015 Do you want better quality at IOF Events?
The IOF Foot Orienteering Commission and Danish Orienteering Federation welcome you to an IOF Event Advisers Clinic in Denmark, 18th and 19th March 2016. Attendance at a clinic such as this is a key requirement for accreditation as an IOF Event Adviser. We expect participants to have some experience as event director, event controller, course […]

04.09.2015 CISM Military World Games in Republic of Korea information
The CISM 6th Military World Games 2015 will be organized in the Republic of Korea in the beginning of October. Orienteering is one of the sports and the Event Advisor, Jouni Lipponen from Finland just recently came back from his last visit. Read information from his visit and about the upcoming competitions at http://cism-orienteering.com/

04.09.2015 CISM Military World Games in Republic of Korea one month away
The CISM 6th Military World Games 2015 will be organized in the Republic of Korea in the beginning of October. Orienteering is one of the sports and the Event Advisor, Jouni Lipponen from Finland just recently came back from his last visit. Read information from his visit and about the upcoming competitions at http://cism-orienteering.com/

03.09.2015 Embargo of Strömstad City for WOC 2016
As stated in the recently published bulletin 2 for WOC 2016, the embargoed area in Strömstad City will have a full embargo from 1 Nov 2015. Due to a large number of questions which have been raised by this decision the IOF is issuing this explanatory statement to give better background information about the decision. […]

02.09.2015 World Games 2017 Qualification rules
The qualification rules for the World games 2017 in Wrocław, Poland, are now published. The thirteen (13) best nations, Poland excluded, in the 2016 World Orienteering Championships, shall have the right to enter up to 2 + 2 runners. You’ll find the full qualification rules here. The Event page in IOF Eventor is also updated […]

31.08.2015 Special Rules for the 2015/2016 Ski Orienteering World Cup published
The special rules for the 2015-2016 ski orienteering World Cup season are now published. See the following links. Link to the ski orienteering rules page Link to the rules document  

31.08.2015 It’s time for WRE applications
It is time to fill up the Calendar with high quality and exciting World Ranking Events(WREs) for 2016. The application procedures are described in detail on the IOF WEB, see links below. Please look at all the three links, for each discipline, as the application procedure and necessary information may differ slightly. In general, the […]

31.08.2015 IOF Global Development and Communications Officer appointed
Malin Björkqvist will be taking on the position of Global development and Communications Officer in the IOF office starting November 1, 2015. Malin resides in Falun, Sweden and has degrees both in sports administration and journalism. She has worked internationally with time spent in the USA, Austria and Spain so she will be an asset […]

22.08.2015 World MTBO Championships: Relay wins for Finland and Austria
In the final race of the Championships, an experienced Finland team put in a strong performance to take the Women’s Relay crown, whilst in the men’s race a close finish between the top three teams resulted in a surprise victory for Austria. The Czech Republic takes the Relay World Cup title.

21.08.2015 MTBO World Cup: final standings
Martina Tichovska CZE, after a superb Championships with two gold medals and a silver, finished just 5 points short of overall winner Emily Benham’s score in the final World Cup standings. Anton Foliforov RUS, who clinched the men’s title earlier in the week, ended 44 points ahead of Jussi Laurila FIN.

21.08.2015 World MTBO Championships: Long Distance golds to Tichovska and Foliforov
On a very demanding course at Liberec, Czech Republic today, home rider Martina Tichovska and Russian Anton Foliforov both added a second gold medal to their collection from these Championships.

20.08.2015 MTBO World Cup 2015: Benham and Foliforov confirmed as winners
With one race to go, Emily Benham, Great Britain and Anton Foliforov, Russia are already certain of victory in this year’s overall World Cup standings – just as in 2014. Results from tomorrow’s Long Distance races will decide who ends up second and third.

19.08.2015 World MTBO Championships: Tichovska and Dallavalle both go one better today
Silver yesterday, gold today; that is the story in both the women’s and men’s classes of the Sprint race, where home athlete Martina Tichovska and the Italian Luca Dallavalle triumphed by 55 and 4 seconds respectively.

19.08.2015 IOF LiveCenter broadcast Live Today in World MTBO Championships 2015
The IOF LiveCenter broadcasting from World MTBO Championships 2015 in Liberec, Czech Republic, starts today (Wednesday) at 11:00 GMT. All Live Events from this Championship are free of charge. Just follow the link to LiveCenter and enjoy the Men and Women Sprint Distance races today. On Friday we broadcast the Long Distance races and on Saturday the relay […]

18.08.2015 Double Norway victories in ECTO
Two legs of ECTO took place in Bollnäs Sweden during the weekend 15-16 August. Both legs were arranged in the “deep forest” in the county of Hälsingland with lots of details in the terrain. This was a challenge for the competitors and no one managed to score full points either of the days and it […]

18.08.2015 World MTBO Championships: Middle Distance golds to France and Russia
Just as they did in the European MTBO Championships, Gaelle Barlet, France and Anton Foliforov, Russia took the gold medals in the WMTBOC Middle Distance race held today at Liberec in the Czech Republic.

16.08.2015 Nothing decided yet in the MTBO World Cup 2015
On Tuesday August 18th the World Mountainbike Orienteering Championships (WMTBOC) kick off in Liberec, Czech Republic. Individual medals in MTBO’s main event will be handed out in Middle Distance, Sprint and Long Distance competitions and the championships end on Saturday August 22nd with the relay competitions. The World MTBO Championships also constitute the final round of the […]

12.08.2015 World Rankings update – Daniel Hubmann and Danish women take top spots
Three of four IOF World Rankings lists have new names up top after the World Orienteering Championships competitions in Inverness, Scotland last week. Daniel Hubmann (SUI) ends the WOC week as the highest ranked athlete in both of the men’s World Rankings, that is both the list for middle/long distance and the sprint list. He […]

12.08.2015 Great Britain and Spain with double advancements in WOC divisions
The calculation of WOC divisions has been completed by the IOF Foot Orienteering Commission. The calculations are based upon the updated Special Rules for WOC and will be used to determine starting allocations in the long and middle distance competitions at WOC 2016 in Strömstad, Sweden. Great Britain had a fantastic World Orienteering Championships on home ground […]

11.08.2015 MTBO World Cup organizers for 2017 set
At last weeks IOF Council meeting in Inverness organizers for the 2017 MTBO World Cup events were decided. The IOF Council approved the recommendations of the MTBO Commission and awarded the 1st round of the MTBO World Cup 2017 to Austria and the 2nd round to France. The European MTBO Championships and the World Masters […]

10.08.2015 Felt pain, just ran, took gold
In March Ida Bobach got rid of her injuries, but in the last couple of days before the Long at WOC she was again a little unfit. Already in France in 2011, as a last year junior, Ida Bobach took her first WOC medal as a senior. As a junior she’s the athlete with the […]

10.08.2015 Will Thierry continue?
Thierry Gueorgiou won his 13th WOC gold in the Long Distance on Friday. One big question is if he will go for another WOC. Thierry didn’t have the best feeling in the start of the race, and made some small mistakes in the early part of the course, but things changed. “It went better and […]

10.08.2015 Basset: “Not at all expected”
A lot of the very experienced did very well at the Championships, but there are also new stars. Lucas Bassett did much better than expected. The 24-year-old Frenchman ended with two medals: silver on the Middle Distance, just three seconds after winner Daniel Hubmann, and bronze in the forest Relay together with Vincent Coupat and […]

10.08.2015 Moving to Sweden
Laurina Neumann and Brian Keely didn’t have a return ticket home to Australia after WOC. They are going to settle down in Scandinavia for a while. The Australians got a bit of experience in Scotland by coming a week before, and got some important practice. It was totally different from home. “At home it’s hard […]

08.08.2015 World Orienteering Championships Long Distance: new gold for Thierry Gueorgiou, convincing win for Ida Bobach
Thierry Gueorgiou, France won his fourth gold medal at Long Distance in five years in Glen Affric in Scotland today, and Ida Bobach crowned a fantastic week for Denmark with her first gold medal at senior level.

08.08.2015 IOF Presidents’ Conference held in Scotland
The IOF held its biannual Presidents’ Conference immediately after the Extraordinary General Assembly in Inverness, Scotland.

06.08.2015 Extraordinary General Assembly: Split World Championships proposal is carried
An Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) of the IOF was convened today to discuss a proposal to have a ‘forest’ World Orienteering Championships (WOC) and a ‘Sprint’ WOC in alternate years, as a development from the annual ‘all-in’ WOC programme that exists at present. The proposal was carried.

06.08.2015 Appointment of Organizers for IOF events 2018 and 2019
The IOF Council has appointed the following organizers for IOF events in 2018 and 2019. Junior World Orienteering Championships 2018, Hungary (Kecskemét) World Masters Orienteering Championships 2018, Denmark (Copenhagen) World MTB Orienteering Championships 2018, Austria (Zwettl) World Trail Orienteering Championships 2019, Portugal (Viseu) World Masters Orienteering Championships 2019, Latvia (Riga)

06.08.2015 Not at all as expected for Coupat
When Vincent Coupat came to Scotland he was preparing for one distance, and that wasn’t at all the Relay. Sprint was what he was selected for, but the championship didn’t, luckily for him, end with the first individual race. “It’s just a bit crazy and unbelievable”, he smiles after the Relay. He ran very well […]

06.08.2015 Hubmann: “This was a real Relay gold”
Daniel Hubmann won his second Relay gold at WOC, but there’s a big, big difference in the two victories. In 2009 Daniel got the gold together with Matthias Merz and Baptiste Rollier. At that Relay Martin Johansson from Sweden hurt himself when he got a stick into the body on the last leg. Thierry Gueorgiou, […]

06.08.2015 Danes had practiced for something they didn’t get!
For months the Danes have been training to do well in the Relay, but in some ways the Relay wasn’t what they have been training for. Already on the first leg Maja Alm set up a gap. She was several minutes in front of the second one to the first changeover. The Relay looked as […]

05.08.2015 World Orienteering Championships: Denmark and Switzerland take Relay gold medals
Denmark’s women and Switzerland’s men triumphed in the Relay held today at Darnaway Castle, north-east Scotland. Both wins were by convincing margins, with tighter finishes for the silver and bronze medal positions.

05.08.2015 Hubmann: “A very special gold”
For Daniel Hubmann the victory on the Middle Distance was special in a lot of ways. The Swiss star won the Middle just three seconds in front of the young senior Lucas Basset from France. Hubmann had won gold in Sprint, Long and Relay from previous WOCs earlier. The Middle gold was his fourth individual […]

05.08.2015 Billstam: “I felt I always had control”
Annika Billstam had to stop training for three weeks in the spring, and now has had a very long summer holiday, which was important for her second Middle gold in a row. Billstam was one of the favourites, but also not the biggest one. The Swede hadn’t been so impressive in recent months. “I have […]

05.08.2015 WOC Special Rules updated
The IOF Council has at its meeting on August 3rd approved an update to the WOC special rules. The change is related to how the allocation of starting spots is calculated for the middle and long distance finals, i.e. the calculation of federation points and corresponding allocation of federations to divisions. This change corrects an unfairness in […]

04.08.2015 World Orienteering Championships: Billstam retains title, Hubmann gets full medal set
Annika Billstam, Sweden and Daniel Hubmann, Switzerland are the 2015 Middle Distance champions. Billstam retains the title she won last year, whilst for Hubmann this was the individual medal he had previously failed to get.

04.08.2015 Ready to return to the golden track
This time Kirsi Boström can see much more than last time she visited Scotland. This time too, the champion from 1999 also aims to run the golden course again. Kirsi won the Long Distance at WOC in 1999. This time the Long Distance will be at the same place, Glen Affric. He and husband Michael […]

04.08.2015 Historic medal for Ukraine
Nadiya Volynska has done something no woman from Ukraine has done earlier. “It’s great with the silver medal”, Nadiya smiles. She is the first woman from Ukraine to take a medal at WOC in foot-orienteering. In central Inverness she got the medal on Monday afternoon. Now she is looking for much more. “I will take […]

04.08.2015 Matthias Kyburz – missed Sprint to try for what he misses
Everything is very fine, but Matthias Kyburz was not taking part in the individual Sprint. That’s due to what’s coming afterwards. “I felt it was too much to take part in all individual disciplines”, he says. The former Sprint champion from Switzerland has the biggest individual goal for what’s coming in this championship. “I want […]

04.08.2015 WOC2015 Week Meetings reminder: Extraordinary General Assembly
Note! The meetings will be held at the Thistle Hotel (Milburn Rd, Inverness), which recently changed name to “The Inverness Hotel”. The Extraordinary General Assembly (Ex GA) and Presidents Conference starts with a Pre-meeting on Wednesday evening at 20:00 to 21:30. The pre-meeting will be focused on the Council proposal to the IOF Extraordinary General Assembly. On Thursdag […]

04.08.2015 Volynska: a historic medal
Nadiya Volynska has done something no woman from Ukraine has done earlier. “It’s great with the silver medal”, Nadiya smiles. She is the first woman from Ukraine to take a medal at WOC in foot-orienteering. In central Inverness she got the medal on Monday afternoon. Now she is looking for much more. “I will take […]

03.08.2015 The Dominican Republic is IOF member country number 80
The IOF Council has at its meeting on August 1st, 2015 accepted the application for IOF provisional membership from Federación Dominicana de Orientación. The Dominican Republic is IOF member country number 80.

03.08.2015 Leandersson: “Nervous waiting at the end”
Jonas Leandersson started as number 30 in the final. The Swede had a really exciting time in the finish zone before everything was declared. “At first I was not so nervous, but after I while become more nervous”, the Swede smiles. Twice earlier he has won the European Championship in Sprint, the first time on […]

03.08.2015 Maja Alm: “A dream of many years come true”
When Maja Alm won her second gold in a little bit less than 24 hours it was something she has been training for and seeking for a very long time. “An individual gold has been the dream all the time I have done orienteering. It’s a bit unbelievable when I now got it”, she says. […]

02.08.2015 World Orienteering Championships: Maja Alm and Jonas Leandersson are Sprint champions
Maja Alm, Denmark and Jonas Leandersson, Sweden are the new World Champions in Sprint after today’s Final in Forres, north-east Scotland. Maja Alm’s victory was by almost 40 seconds.

02.08.2015 World Masters Orienteering Championships: Simone Niggli double champion
The Long Distance Final took place near Gothenburg, Sweden yesterday, with class winners from six nations in all – France, Finland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Simone Niggli, Switzerland was one of six athletes who won both the Sprint and Long titles.

02.08.2015 The Danes had planned the courses!
The fantastic Danish victory in the Sprint Relay was not a result of luck at all. The Danes had done their preparations. 81 seconds was the margin for the Danes in front of Norway, after the four legs in Nairn. It was four incredible races by the four in the team. That was a result […]

02.08.2015 Bertuka: “I’m a professional Mum”
Kristine Kokina Bertuka was ten seconds late for running on Sunday evening. That isn’t a big problem for the wife of one of the men that can be one of the big names at WOC. Kristine finished as the first of all at WOC in Great Britain. “Nice to be the first finisher and it […]

02.08.2015 First WOC – into Sprint Final
Giacomo Zagonei had his first WOC start on Friday evening. He felt it was a first time championship in the start, but he managed well. There will be two Italians in the Final. The 22-year-old is from Primiero, where JWOC was in 2009. At that time he was too young to take part. Last year […]

02.08.2015 World Championships Sprint Relay: emphatic victory for Denmark
Denmark led almost throughout in today’s first medal event, the Sprint Relay, and finished with an emphatic victory, 1.21 ahead of their nearest rivals, Norway. Russia took the bronze medals.

01.08.2015 Yannick is taking a day off
Sunday is the day marked in red for Yannich Michiels. Due to that he will not take part in the Sprint Relay. “I am glad I have the opportunity to not take part in the Sprint Relay. That’s an advantage before the Final”, he says. “I can concentrate on my preparations for the individual Final”. […]

01.08.2015 Positive signal for last year’s champion
Søren Bobach won the Sprint on an incredible Danish day one year ago. This year he’s aiming for a position among the six best. The Dane was number four in the group that Kris Jones had the best time in. The runner from Great Britain was 15 seconds faster. “The race gave me a positive […]

01.08.2015 Kris Jones: nervous in quarantine
Kris Jones is really wondering how amazing the final will be, with his great start to the Championships in the qualification. He was one of the three heat winners with being nine seconds faster than Øystein Kvaal Østerbø in group two. Jones is one of the big British hopes at the third WOC in Scotland. […]

01.08.2015 Judith is speeding up again
Last year Judith Wyder was the queen of international orienteering. After that she hasn’t run that well, but now the Swiss star is back on track. Judith finished with the second best in one of the qualification groups on Friday evening. Only Maja Alm had a better time in group one. 14 seconds was the […]

01.08.2015 Minna finished with a smile
She is one of the biggest athletes in orienteering history, and after the Sprint qualification Minna Kauppi had a big smile. “Now I’m smiling again”, she says. The Finnish star with an incredible 17 WOC medals has had tough years with a lot of injuries to  struggle with. It has been few races and not […]

01.08.2015 World Orienteering Championships: 25 nations represented in Sprint Final
After today’s Sprint Qualification heats, twenty-five nations will be represented in the Finals on Sunday. Five nations had all their starting runners through to the Finals: Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Great Britain and Switzerland.

30.07.2015 2016 World Mountainbike Orienteering Championship
Bulletin 2 for the 2016 World MTB Orienteering Championships has now been published and can be accessed in IOF Eventor. The Championship will be held at the cities of Águeda, Mealhada and Cantanhede, Portugal, from 23:rd to 31:st of July. This bulletin contains more detail about the program, venues and races, together with information about accommodation alternatives […]

27.07.2015 Count-down to World Championships
The 2015 World Orienteering Championships (WOC) start in five days time, this year being held in the scenic Highlands of Scotland with the Event Centre in Inverness. Fifty nations in all will be represented at the Championships, with Cameroon, Egypt, Nepal and Uganda attending for the first time.

27.07.2015 New gold medal for Simone Niggli
Athletes from ten different nations won gold medals in today’s World Masters Championships Sprint Final in Gothenburg, Sweden. One of the most well-known names in the winners’ list is Simone Niggli.

25.07.2015 World Masters Championships in Sweden
More than 3,000 competitors from 38 nations have gathered in Gothenburg, Sweden for this year’s World Masters Orienteering Championships (WMOC), which take place throughout the coming week.

24.07.2015 First World University Ski Orienteering Championships
The first World University Ski Orienteering Championships will take place in Tula region in Russia 11-16 February 2016. The World University Championships is a great arena for athletes to develop from junior to senior category and a fantastic possibility to experience a top level event. In 1998 Tula Region organised the Junior World Championships in Ski Orienteering. The Orienteering Federation of Tula […]

23.07.2015 What a month – a finnish future
Our Athlete of the Month for July is junior Olli Ojanaho of Finland. 18 year old Olli earned 6 Gold medals in a 15 day time period at the European Youth Orienteering Championships and Junior World Orienteering Championships in July. Read more about Olli Ojanaho in Athlete of the month

21.07.2015 Invitation to Development seminar for mapping
The IOF and the South East European Orienteering Association (SEEOA) invites you to a Development seminar for mapping and printing sprint and urban orienteering maps. The seminar takes place on 15-18th October 2015 Sofia, Bulgaria. For more information about the seminar, please download the Invitation and don’t forget to download and fill in the entry form.  

21.07.2015 Invitation to Developing seminar for mapping
IOF and South East European Orienteering Association (SEEOA) invites you to a Developing seminar for mapping and printing sprint and urban orienteering maps. The seminar takes place on 15-18th October 2015 Sofia, Bulgaria. For more information about the seminar, please download the Invitation and don’t forget to download and fill in the entry form.  

20.07.2015 Update to IOF Protocol Guideline published
An update to the IOF Protocol Guide has been published. The main changes are related to the clarification of flowers and awards ceremonies protocol for IOF events. Link to the updated guide IOF Protocol Guide 30 June 2015

20.07.2015 Orienteering World Cup 2015 rules update
With the cancellation of the World Cup sprint competition held in Lysekil, Sweden June 6th, there is a need to clarify the rules related to the number of competitions to be counted in the overall World Cup score. The overall World Cup will be based upon the best 9 of 10 competition results, instead of […]

15.07.2015 O-Ringen Academy 2015 kicks off
The O-Ringen Academy for international development starts July 15th in connection with the 51st O-Ringen week which is being held in Borås, Sweden from July 15-24. O-Ringen Academy is an important part of the IOFs strategic plan for the international development of orienteering and is organized by the O-Ringen organization with the support of the IOF. […]

14.07.2015 Updated advice for Emit and SportIdent (for Event Advisers)
Event Advisers can now find updated versions of the two documents. The SPORTident one contains a bit more information about Air+ and the Emit one has new advice about minimum control separation. You can find the documents here: Documents for Event Advisers

10.07.2015 The best-ever Great Britain men’s result on the Long
Aidan Smith is not really used to the mountain terrain in Norway, but has experience and speed and made history during the championships. Smith finished fourth on the Long Distance, just 39 seconds from a medal. “It’s good to do so well”, he says. The result is the best ever by a runner from Great […]

10.07.2015 The best-ever Great Britain result on the Long
Aidan Smith is not really used to the mountain terrain in Norway, but has experience and speed and made history during the championships. Smith finished fourth on the Long Distance, just 39 seconds from a medal. “It’s good to do so well”, he says. The result is the best ever by a runner from Great […]

10.07.2015 Matthias Gröll: Used to hard ground, success on the soft
Matthias Gröll has grown up with quite hard ground under his feet, but he can also do very well in the soft surroundings in Norway. The marshes are a bit Nordic and the runners from the Nordic countries did very well at JWOC in Rauland in the middle of the southern part of Norway. Of […]

10.07.2015 The Finns had a plan for success
The Finns were the favourites, and they had big plans on how to get their first victory for some years in the JWOC Relay. Topi Raitanen had the first leg and already out from the start he was some metres in front of the other teams! There was no plan to escape from the other […]

10.07.2015 JWOC Relay: Almost like last year for Sara
It was a remarkable last leg in the women’s class, but at the very end it again ended with a triumph for Sara Hagström and Sweden. At the beginning of the last leg there were two Norwegian teams in front. Later, the double individual bronze medal winner Sandrine Müller from Switzerland was in front in the landscape […]

10.07.2015 JWOC Relay: favourites take gold medals
Sweden’s women and Finland’s men took the golds in the final race of the Junior World Orienteering Championships, the Relay, at Rauland, Norway today.

09.07.2015 Hagström’s biggest gold
Last year Sara Hagsröm won three golds at JWOC, but this gold in the Long Distance at JWOC in Norway is ranked higher. At these Championships, Sara is the person from whom most has been expected. She has in some way to defend last year’s success; there’s much more pressure. Sara far prefers to have […]

09.07.2015 Ojanaho had to handle pain
Olli Ojanaho won his second gold at JWOC, after having extra challenges during this last individual race in Rauland in Norway. “Great to get one more gold”, the Finn smiles. The 18-year-old athlete again ran an impressive race, but made some mistakes. “The Middle Final was a much better race”, he says. In the Long, […]

09.07.2015 JWOC Long Distance: second gold for Ojanaho
Olii Ojanaho, Finland added the Long Distance crown to his Middle Distance gold medal today, winning by a comfortable 1.15. Sweden’s Sara Hagström took the women’s gold.

07.07.2015 Olli Ojanaho – alone in the forest from 5 years of age
Olli Ojanaho is already remarkably full of experience from orienteering. And from today he is also a gold medal winner at international level. The Finn was in front from the start in the first forest final at the Junior World Championships in Rauland in Norway. The last starter in the final had a gap of […]

07.07.2015 Anine Ahlsand – success all year
In the winter, Anine Ahlsand won gold at the JWOC in ski orienteering. Now in the summer she has won gold at JWOC in orienteering. The Norwegian is definitely back in business. A very happy Norwegian ran a super Middle Distance race with almost no mistakes. And she climbed up on to the highest point […]

07.07.2015 JWOC Middle Final: gold medals to Finland and Norway
Middle Distance Champions after today’s races are Anine Ahlsand, Norway and Olli Ojanaho, Finland. Both won by a margin of 14 seconds.

07.07.2015 Successful TrailO Event Adviser Clinic in Croatia
In connection with the World Trail Orienteering Championships 2015 in Croatia the IOF Trail Orienteering Commission organised a TrailO Event Adviser Clinic.

06.07.2015 Andrea Svensson going for the top
Andrea Svensson feels familiar with the unknown terrain, and hergoal is very clear ahead of the first forest Final at JWOC. “I got bronze in the Middle Distance last year. I hope to achieve a medal again”, she says. Since last year’s Championships in Bulgaria she has raised her level quite a lot. “Earlier I have […]

06.07.2015 Winnie Oakhill: “It’s a nice challenge”
Australian athlete Winnie Oakhill is getting new experiences in what to look for and what to have under her feet at the Championships in Norway, and is showing strength. “It’s difficult. I have never been overseas before this trip to JWOC and the terrain is totally different from home”, she says. “What’s under the feet […]

06.07.2015 Brought into the sport by father and friend
William Hubsch lives in Los Angeles, but the way into the sport was quite obvious. It wasn’t so obvious for Austin Fowler, but both are taking part at JWOC. William and Austin are a part of the team from USA. William is 18, and is taking part in his third JWOC. “Why I started with […]

06.07.2015 Timothy Chambers: “Great to be taking part again”
Timothy Chambers has some extra challenges with JWOC in Norway, but he has also some advantages. The South African was 33rd in the qualification and is therefore in the B-final. “We’ve been here for two-and-a-half weeks, but this terrain is very different from home”, he says. But he is also extremely experienced. “I have taken […]

06.07.2015 JWOC Middle Qualification: Nordic & Swiss dominance
Scandinavian and Swiss athletes took all but one of the eighteen top-three placings in today’s qualification races, with Sara Hagstrom, Sweden the most impressive with a win by more than 3 minutes.

05.07.2015 Simona Aebersold: more than a dream come true
The goal was to be among the ten best, and Simona Aebersold hadn’t at all been thinking about how it ended, but the result is maybe not that big a surprise. The Sprint winner from Switzerland is just a first-year junior, but for years she has shown a very strong capacity. Both last year and […]

05.07.2015 Tim Robertson: winner on his new home ground
Tim Robertson has now managed to win a medal at the JWOC Sprint for three years in a row. The Kiwi got his second gold in his new home nation. Since the beginning of the year the final-year junior has been living in Norway. “I had planned to go to Bergen Sprint Camp at the […]

05.07.2015 Junior World Orienteering Championships: Repeat Sprint gold for Tim Robertson
Tim Robertson, New Zealand took gold in the JWOC Sprint for the second time today, but it was a close-run thing – he won by just 3 seconds. Women’s gold medallist is 17-year-old Simona Aebersold, Switzerland.

01.07.2015 Upland terrain for Junior World Championships
Almost 300 athletes from 37 nations will be competing in the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) in Norway throughout the coming week. All competitions apart from the Sprint will be held in forested terrain at altitudes between 700 and 1100 m.

27.06.2015 Great Day for Ukraine and Italy at WTOC
The last day of the World Trail Orienteering Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, gave two Gold medals to Ukraine and one Gold medal to Italy.

26.06.2015 Gold to Finland in TempO
Antti Rusanen, one of the best TrailO competitors in the world, won the first gold medal in this year’s World Trail Orienteering Championships.

26.06.2015 End of an era – New issue of Inside Orienteering available
History and future meet in this issue of Inside Orienteering.

26.06.2015 Very good qualification day for TempO
The qualification for World Trail Orienteering Championships TempO took place in a big park in the city of Karlovac about 50 km south of Zagreb. Yesterday’s rain and mud was forgotten; now the sunshine created some problem due to dark shadows.

25.06.2015 World Trail Orienteering Championships – Day 1 in muddy conditions
World Trail Orienteering Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, began in special conditions due to the rain that started to fall directly after the model race the day before.

24.06.2015 Largest ever World Trail Orienteering Championships in Croatia
World Trail Orienteering Championships (WTOC) are this year organised in Zagreb, Croatia.

22.06.2015 Orienteering not shortlisted for Tokyo 2020
It has been announced today that the sports shortlisted in the application process to be added to the Olympic programme for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are baseball and softball, karate, squash, bowling, roller sports, climbing, surfing and wushu.

18.06.2015 From Canada to World Elite in orienteering
Our Athlete of June, Emily Kemp, started orienteering as 8-year-old. Now, 15 years later, she is one of the upcoming athletes in the world elite, and the leading star of the Canadian orienteering team.

16.06.2015 IOF statement – Orienteering World Cup Sprint in Sweden June 6th
As is well-known at this point in time the results of the World Cup Srint competition in Lysekil Saturday June 6th were cancelled due to problems with the punching system. The competition jury determined that the problems, and the handling of the problems during the competition, created unfair competitive conditions and the results were therefore […]

16.06.2015 Organisers handbook for Trail Orienteering Secretariat published
The IOF Trail Orienteering Commission has published a Handbook for Organisers of Trail Orienteering events.

16.06.2015 Unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering continued in Lithuania
The second round of this year’s Unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering (ECTO), was organised last weekend in Kaunas Lithuania.

16.06.2015 Technical Description how to use IOF XML 3.0 with IOF Eventor
The IOF IT Commission has published a document which describes for event organisers and developers of sport management softwares how IOF Eventor interprets files in the IOF XML 3.0 format.

15.06.2015 The IOF applies for orienteering to be included in Tokyo 2020 Olympics
In light of the changes implied in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Agenda 2020, the host city of the olympic games may include additional events in the program. The organizers of Tokyo 2020 sent out application documents at the beginning of May 2015 to IOC recognized federations asking them if they wished to submit an […]

13.06.2015 MTBO World Cup: Emily Benham & Anton Foliforov in lead
Last year’s World Cup winners overall, Emily Benham, Great Britain and Anton Foliforov, Russia, are the two current leaders in the 2015 standings ahead of the World Championships in August, the final round.

13.06.2015 European MTBO Championships: Czech Republic wins both Relays
Teams from the Czech Republic triumphed in both the men’s and women’s classes in the Relay, the final event of the Championships in Portugal today. France took both silver medals, and bronze went to Denmark’s women and Russia’s men.

12.06.2015 European MTBO Championships Long Distance: second gold for Foliforov
Anton Foliforov, Russia is now Long Distance as well as Middle Distance Champion, winning today by a margin of 1.29. Emily Benham, Great Britain is the new Women’s Long Distance Champion with victory by 20 seconds.

10.06.2015 EMTBOC Middle race: two medals to France & Russia, one each to Sweden & Finland
Gaelle Barlet, France and Anton Foliforov, Russia are the 2015 Middle Distance Champions after today’s race in Vale das Eiras, near Idanha-a-Nova in Portugal.

10.06.2015 SportIdent statement regarding the problems at World Cup Sprint
SportIdent has issued a statement regarding the problems experienced with SI Air+ at the Orienteering World Cup Sprint race last Saturday.

09.06.2015 European MTBO Championships: Sprint golds to Czech Republic and Estonia
Martina Tichovska CZE and Lauri Malsroos EST took the gold medals in the individual Sprint held today in Portugal.

09.06.2015 Open “Technology Coffee” to be held in Inverness
The IOF IT Commission invites everyone to an open, relaxed get-together “Technology Coffee” in conjunction with the World Orienteering Championships in Inverness, Scotland, on 5 August 2015.

09.06.2015 Alexandersson & Kyburz lead in World Cup
After the second round of the World Cup held in Norway and Sweden, Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland are the leaders in the World Cup standings.

08.06.2015 European MTBO Championships: Sprint Relay victory to France
France won the opening race of the Championships, the Mixed Sprint Relay, with a gap of 1.50 over the second-placed Czech Republic team. Third, a further 42 seconds down, was Finland.

07.06.2015 Helena Jansson’s new life
Since March, Helena Jansson has also had normal work. That gives cause for reflection for the Swedish star. In January Helena finished her studies to be a doctor. Since March she has been working as a doctor in Stockholm. “I am working two days a week. It’s 28 per cent of full work”, she says. […]

07.06.2015 Thierry Gueorgiou: “WOC Middle is a big goal”
Thierry Gueorgiou is staying in Finland for about ten days after Jukola to prepare for a race on August 4th. The French has something to follow up. Today he again won a Middle Distance race in the World Cup. His total of victories in the World Cup is now high. “How many World Cup victories […]

07.06.2015 Nadiya Volynska: “I am reading less detail”
Nadiya Volynska has changed her technique this year. The World Cup start has shown that it has been a smart choice for her. The Ukrainian took her best spot ever in the World Cup when she came second after Helena Jansson on the Middle distance today. In the past she has been in the top […]

07.06.2015 Lundanes on the way back
Olav Lundanes didn’t take part in the races in this World Cup round, but he believes he will not just be in the audience so much more. During the last week the Norwegian triple individual World Champion has been training eight–nine times. “I have been training from 30 to 45 minutes each time and that […]

07.06.2015 European MTBO Championships in Portugal
Tomorrow (Monday) is the opening day of the 2015 European MTBO Championships.

07.06.2015 World Cup Middle race: emphatic victory for Helena Jansson
Two outstanding orienteers with many notable past achievements emerged as winners today: Helena Jansson, Sweden and Thierry Gueorgiou, France. Helena Jansson’s win by 1.40 was particularly impressive.

06.06.2015 Yannick Michiels: ready to create history
Yannick Michiels had an amazing sprint race in Lysekil. The Belgian is ready to achieve a lot of top positions for Belgium. Last year he was the first from Belgium ever to be in the top third in a World Cup race. A short while ago this fast orienteer got a new personal best on […]

06.06.2015 Tove Alexandersson: “I’ve got a new Sprint sense”
Tove Alexandersson ran a very smooth and fast race in central Lysekil. That showed the Swedish star a lot. The Sprint race in Lysekil was declared void and there are no results, but Tove Alexandersson ran a very fast race even though the preparation for it just hasn’t been the best in the last month. […]

06.06.2015 World Cup Sprint declared void because of punching problem
Today’s Sprint race in the World Cup, held in Lysekil, Sweden, has been declared void after problems with the touch-free punching system being used.

05.06.2015 Helena Jansson: “I have to be careful”
At the end of the Sprint Relay in Halden there was a big smile from Helena Jansson as there very often is, but there have also been tough times over recent years. On the last leg there were three teams in front: the Swedes Helena Jansson and Emma Jansson went out together with Judith Wyder […]

05.06.2015 First round of the Sprint Relay World Cup goes to Sweden
In an exciting Sprint Relay held at Fredriksten in Halden, Norway, Sweden took an early lead in the 2015 Sprint Relay World Cup. Denmark finished second and Switzerland third.

04.06.2015 Agenda and documents for Extraordinary General Assembly published
The IOF will hold an Extraordinary General Assembly in Inverness, Scotland, 6 August 2015.

04.06.2015 WOC next year just across the fjord
The distance from the arena for the World Cup Long Distance and the arena for two of the races at next year’s World Championships is just a bit over double the longest leg on the men’s course in yesterday’s Long Distance race. This World Cup race was organised in Norway, but the distance to Sweden […]

03.06.2015 Ida Bobach: no injuries and stronger than ever
Ida Bobach won the battle with Tove Alexandersson in the first race of the World Cup’s second round with an impressive race – and with extra power! The Dane’s performance at Prestebakke in the municipality of Halden was remarkably good. “Mistakes? No. I managed to slow down my speed ahead of the controls, and didn’t […]

03.06.2015 Kyburz: now a Long Distance specialist too
Matthias Kyburz has done well at all distances for years, but the Swiss athlete has always been at his very best in the Sprint. Now he is showing that hard work is giving even better results at a different distance. “I have been doing longer training sessions, and I’ve worked to perform well in the […]

03.06.2015 Bjørgul: “I will always remember the arena passage”
Ida Marie Næss Bjørgul was looking to get good results on terrain close to her home town. Halden Skiklubb, organisers of today’s World Cup race, is one of the strongest clubs in the world. They are also very good organisers, and this World Cup race took place just twenty kilometres from the town. “But I had […]

03.06.2015 World Cup wins for Ida Bobach and Matthias Kyburz
Ida Bobach, Denmark and Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland both enjoyed convincing victories in the first race of the second round of this year's World Cup, a Long Distance race held near Halden in Norway.

03.06.2015 Applications invited for IOF Ski Orienteering Events
The IOF invites all member federations to submit applications to organise Ski Orienteering World Cup 2017-2018 and World Ski Orienteering Championships 2019.

03.06.2015 Looking for Jewish orienteers for Maccabiah Games
The Maccabiah Games, which are organised every four years in Israel under the auspices of the Maccabi Federation, is an international Jewish multi-sport event.

02.06.2015 Follow Jukola Relay live via IOF LiveCenter
This year's Jukola relay 13-14.6. can be followed live through an international web TV broadcast.

01.06.2015 Updated MTB Orienteering Competition Rules available
A new version of the Competition Rules for IOF MTB Orienteering Events, valid from 1 June 2015, has been released.

27.05.2015 World Orienteering Championships Bulletin 3 published
It is now only just over 2 months to the start of this year’s World Orienteering Championships, to be held in the Inverness area of northern Scotland. The final advance bulletin for the Championships, Bulletin 3, has now been published.

26.05.2015 Vote for orienteering & IOF Regional Coordinator
IOF Regional Coordinator for South America, Jose Angel Nieto Poblete, has been working for years for the development of orienteering in countries such as Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Dominican Republic and Cuba, to name a few.

25.05.2015 University Orienteering Championships in Egypt
The Egyptian Orienteering Federation has organised the first-ever University Orienteering Championships in Egypt in May 2015.

22.05.2015 IOF Office – Applications welcome
As announced May 13 (see related news A fresh start for the IOF Office) the restructuring of the IOF Office is under way and applications are being accepted for the various positions in the restructured organisation. Note that the Office Administrator and Sports Administrator positions will be located in Karlstad, Sweden, whereas the other positions will […]

20.05.2015 Invitation to FootO Commission seminars at WOC 2015
The IOF Foot Orienteering Commission welcomes you to attend two exciting seminars to be organised during the World Championships 2015 week in Inverness, Scotland: Open Forum and Course Setting Seminar for Long and Middle distance.

20.05.2015 IOF TrailO Event Advisers’ Clinic to be organised in Croatia
The IOF Trail Orienteering and Rules Commissions will be organising an IOF Trail Orienteering Event Advisers' Clinic in conjunction with Round 3 of the unofficial European Cup 2015 in Trail Orienteering in Varazdinske Toplice, Croatia.

13.05.2015 A fresh start for the IOF Office – Organisation changes announced
The IOF Strategic Plan for the period 2012 – 2018 was adopted at the General Assembly  in 2012. One of the 5 five focus areas in the plan is Strong Management and Funding. Some of the Actions mentioned in the plan, and included in the Activity Plan for the 2014-2016 operating period, are strengthening of […]

12.05.2015 Updated JWOC and WRE Guidelines published
The 2015 editions of the Guidelines for Junior World Orienteering Championships and World Ranking Events are now available the IOF website.

12.05.2015 IOF President calls Extraordinary General Assembly
In accordance with the IOF statutes, Council members have asked President Brian Porteous to call all members to an Extraordinary General Assembly. The Extraordinary General Assembly will be held on August 6th, 2015, in conjuction with the World Orienteering Championships in Inverness, Scotland. The Extraordinary General Assembly is being called for member federations to discuss and decide […]

04.05.2015 Sunday’s Mixed Relay winner IOF Athlete of May
From mountain biking via orienteering to mountain bike orienteering - and Baptiste Fuchs, our Athlete of May 2015, had found his sport.

03.05.2015 MTBO World Cup: France wins Mixed Relay
France won the Mixed Relay today, the last race in Round 1 of the World Cup in Hungary, finishing 22 seconds ahead of one of the favourites, Finland. Third place went to the Czech Republic.

02.05.2015 MTBO World Cup: birthday success for Emily Benham
Emily Benham, Great Britain celebrated her birthday in the best possible way today by winning the Middle Distance race by a big margin, her second victory in two days. Baptiste Fuchs, France was also dominant in the men’s race, more than a minute ahead of yesterday’s winner Jussi Laurila.

01.05.2015 MTBO World Cup: Benham and Laurila take first wins
Emily Benham (Great Britain) and Jussi Laurila (Finland) were the two winners in the mass start Long Distance race that opened the first round of the 2015 MTBO World Cup in Hungary today.

23.04.2015 New Orienteering video available
The IOF is currently at the SportAccord Convention in Sochi, Russia, for promoting orienteering. A new orienteering video has been released during the Convention.

22.04.2015 Orienteering visits Birmingham for The World Games 2021
While the global orienteering community is focusing its efforts on the 2017 World Games in Poland; preparations for the 2021 World Games to be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA have begun.

19.04.2015 Trail Orienteering Relay to be introduced
The IOF will introduce a new format for Trail Orienteering: Relay. There will be two classes in the relay, Open and Paralympic. Each team consists of three competitors.

17.04.2015 WOC 2018 website and embargoed areas published
World Orienteering Championships (WOC) 2018 website has been launched with information about embargoed areas. The Championships will be organised in Riga and Sigulda, Latvia together with World Trail Orienteering Championships 2018.

15.04.2015 SPORTident Air+ approved for IOF Events
It is now possible to use the touchfree punching system SPORTident Air+ in all IOF Events.

10.04.2015 Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017 to be organised in Finland
Finland has been appointed organised of the Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017.

01.04.2015 “I think that the only thing these two sports have in common is wheels!”
Our Athlete of the Month has been representing her country in two orienteering disciplines in World Championships: MTB and Trail Orienteering.

30.03.2015 World Masters Championships easy to combine with other events
The World Masters Orienteering Championships (WMOC) 2015 will be held between July 26 and August 1 in Gothenburg, Sweden, with the competitions close to the city centre.

27.03.2015 MTBO Event Advisers’ clinic to be organised in conjunction with EMTBOC
The IOF MTB and Rules Commissions, in cooperation with the Portuguese Orienteering Federation, will be organising an IOF MTB Orienteering Event Advisers' and Organisers' Clinic in conjunction with the European MTB Orienteering Championships 2015 in Portugal.

27.03.2015 Sweden Mixed Relay Military World Champion
Ski orienteering events at the World Military Skiing Championship continued on Thursday with Mixed Relay.

26.03.2015 Follow World Military Skiing Championships Mixed Relay LIVE
Ski orienteering events at the World Military Skiing Championships 2015 continue today with Mixed Relay. You can follow it live online from 14 CET (13 GMT).

26.03.2015 Next entry deadline for World Masters approaching
The biggest IOF Event of the year, World Masters Orienteering Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden will take place 25 July - 1 August. Next entry deadline is 31 March 2015.

25.03.2015 Blomgren and Kechkina Military World Champions
The ski orienteering races at the World Military Skiing Championship started off with middle distance. The race was very challenging technically, especially the first half of the course where the track network was very dense. The conditions were quite special with crusted snow and it was possible to ski almost everywhere. This invited to a lot of shortcutting and many skiers made big mistakes.

25.03.2015 Blomgren and Kechkina Military World Champions on Middle distance
World Military Skiing Championship continued with the first ski orienteering event, middle distance, today in Boden, Sweden.

25.03.2015 Follow World Military Skiing Championships, Ski Orienteering, LIVE
Ski orienteering events at the World Military Skiing Championships 2015 begin today with Middle distance. You can follow it live from 10 CET (9 GMT) online.

23.03.2015 MTB Orienteering World Cup 2016 Special Rules available
The IOF Council has approved the Special Rules for MTB Orienteering World Cup 2016 including the dates for each World Cup Round.

23.03.2015 Orienteering new sport at the Maccabiah Games
The Maccabiah Games, which are organised every four years in Israel under the auspices of the Maccabi Federation, is an international Jewish multi-sport event.

19.03.2015 Organisers for European Championships appointed
Finland has been appointed organiser of the European Ski Orienteering Championships 2017 and Switzerland organiser of the European Orienteering Championships 2018.

05.03.2015 Updated special rules for the World Orienteering Championships published
The rules for qualification and starting order for the WOC long and middle distances races have been updated and are published in the Rules section for Foot Orienteering on the IOF homepage. The most significant change is that starting order will no longer only be determined by World Rankings but will also take into consideration […]

03.03.2015 Tove Alexandersson IWGA Athlete of the Month
Tove Alexandersson, leader of both Ski Orienteering and Orienteering World Rankings, was selected Athlete of February 2015 by the International World Games Association (IWGA).

02.03.2015 Best in summer, best in winter – IOF Athlete of March 2015
When the normal space in the Athlete of the Month table is not enough for the career highlights of a 22-year-old athlete, then it is clear that we are talking about someone extraordinary.

25.02.2015 Senior Event Adviser Guidelines published
Guidelines for the work of IOF Foot Orienteering Senior Event Advisers (SEAs) are now available on the IOF website.

24.02.2015 Seminar for future European Youth Championships organisers
The European Working Group is organising a seminar for future organisers and potential future organisers of European Youth Orienteering Championships.

24.02.2015 Dates for 2016 Orienteering World Cup Round 1 changed
The opening round of the Orienteering World Cup 2016 will be held in Wroclaw, Poland. The dates have now been changed to 30 April – 2 May 2016. The events are held as Pre-World Games events. The World Games 2017 will be held in Wroclaw in August 2017.

20.02.2015 All current and future event information only in IOF Eventor
As the IOF now has started to use the new IOF Event Management Service IOF Eventor, all information about current and future events will be found there in the future.

19.02.2015 High Level Event Seminar presentations available
The presentations from the High Level Event Seminar held in Tallinn are now available on the IOF website.

19.02.2015 Czech Republic’s first skiO relay medal
The Czech Republic was the fifth team to finish on the last leg, but a lot happened and they climbed up to the third position. The anchors of both Finland and Norway were taken out of the relay on the last leg before finishing. On the second leg the Norwegian had jumped over a control, […]

19.02.2015 Finally the very best
Sergey Gorlanov has been picking a lot of medals at international level, but one thing was missing ahead of the relay that ended the Junior World Championships in Norway. Russia had an incredible team with Sergey Gorlanov and two of the JWSOC winners earlier in the week. Sergey started as number two on the second […]

19.02.2015 “We have so much fun”
The Swedish junior girls impressed a lot during JWSOC in Norway, and also after the relay their faces were like they almost always were. On the Middle Distance it was a triple for Sweden in the junior women’s class. There was no doubt about who were the favourites for the relay, but Sweden ended as […]

19.02.2015 “I can’t believe it!”
Liubov Balandia of Russia skied an incredible last leg in the women’s juior relay and finished a long time before the second best team. “It was very hard, but I tried to be the very best”, smiles Liubov. “I can’t believe we’ve got gold”. She started first and finished 2.40 before Finland. Liubov is from […]

18.02.2015 Orienteering in Cairo – Running cameraman – Orienteering exhibition – helping new SkiO nations
A new, comprehensive issue of Inside Orienteering is available!

15.02.2015 Had to emulate his friend
Aleksandr Pavlenko was missing something a friend of his had already achieved, before the last individual race at JWSOC in Norway. “I had to win”, smiles Aleksandr. “I couldn’t do less well than Vladislav”. Vladislav Kiselev won the Sprint at Budor, close to Elverum in Norway. Aleksand Pavlenko was second in the Sprint and sixth […]

15.02.2015 The best Italian junior in the winter
Italy is really speeding up among their juniors. Last summer they got their first medal. Now they have also got a girl who could step up for a prize at JWSOC. Lia Patscheider was number five on the Middle Distance, and that’s the best result of an Italian junior in a Junior World Championship in […]

15.02.2015 “I went into a good flow”
Frida Sandberg did the first leg for the Swedish team at the last race at WSOC in Norway. She hadn’t expected that. The day ended incredibly well. “Before the race I felt some nerves”, she says. Her team-mates were Tove Alexandersson and Josefine Engström, both skiing at a very high level. “When I had started […]

15.02.2015 “I’m mainly a coach now”
Eduard Khrennikov was again on the top of the podium at a World Championships. He got one more gold. “This was my 14th, and it is also some time since the last one”, he says. Kirill Veselov did a very good first leg and did better than he had done in the individual races at […]

15.02.2015 “I’m just a coach now”
Eduard Khrennikov was again on the top of the podium at a World Championships. He got one more gold. “This was my 14th, and it is also some time since last time”, he says. Kirill Veselov did a very good first leg and did better than he had done in the individual races at the […]

15.02.2015 World SkiO Championships: Relay wins for Sweden and Russia
Sweden’s women repeated their success at the European Championships by again taking gold in today’s Relay, coming to the finish 35.8 seconds ahead of Finland. Men’s European Champions Norway were disqualified today along with Finland, allowing Russia a clear victory by 52.7 seconds over Sweden.

15.02.2015 Follow World Championships Relay LIVE
2015 World Ski Orienteering Championships conclude today with Relay.

14.02.2015 Staffan Tunis: “The plan is to stop now”
Staffan Tunis is not training so much in hours than he used to, but again he has got the title World Champion. The Finn, who comes from Vaasa on the west coast of Finland, won the Middle Distance at WSOC four years ago in Sweden. Since then he has become father to small children. He […]

14.02.2015 “It’s just awesome”
When Milka Reponen started on the arena run-in she was number three. Just after finishing she didn’t know what the result was at all. “It was so close. I didn’t know if I had won”, the Finn says. At the prize-giving she went up to the top of the podium. For the first time she […]

14.02.2015 World SkiO Championships: Middle Distance domination by Finland
Domination of the Middle Distance race today by Finland was as emphatic as it was unexpected. Milka Reponen was the fastest of four Finnish women with times within 4 seconds of the winner, whilst Staffan Tunis enjoyed a clear victory in the men’s race over the Bulgarian Stanimir Belomazhev.

14.02.2015 Follow World Championships Middle Distance LIVE
2015 World Ski Orienteering Championships continue today with Middle Distance, mass start.

13.02.2015 “It’s not the honeymoon …”
Sarah-Jane and Nick Barrable are a bit keener on orienteering than most orienteers. For most of their lives they haven’t done any skiing, but now they are at the World SkiO Championships in Norway. “I spent the first few years of my life in Scotland, but there was no skiing”, Sarah-Jane says. And for Nick: […]

13.02.2015 Better and better for Aleksi Karppinen
Aleksi Karppinen didn’t feel in perfect rhythm at the start of the race, but it ended in the best way for the Finn. The 19-year-old from Muhos, a town on the coast well north in Finland, won the Junior Long Distance with a margin of 38 seconds to the winner of the Sprint, Vladislav Kiselev. “The […]

13.02.2015 Better and better for Karppinen
Aleksi Karpinen didn’t feel in perfect rhythm at the start of the race, but it ended in the best way for the Finn. The 19-year-old from Muhos, a town on the coast well north in Finland, won the Junior Long Distance with a margin of 38 seconds to the winner of the Sprint, Vladislav Kiselev. “The […]

12.02.2015 Isabel Salen stepped up to gold
At the Junior Long Distance prize-giving, Isabel Salen stepped up to the highest place. She got the medal that was missing. The Swede has also a gold from the Relay last year. Individually she took silver and bronze in Estonia last year. “I had a very good race today”, she says. The junior winner is […]

12.02.2015 Isabel stepped up to gold
At the Junior Long Distance prize-giving, Isabel Salen stepped up to the highest place. She got the medal that was missing. The Swede has also a gold from the Relay last year. Individually she took silver and bronze in Estonia last year. “I had a very good race today”, she says. The junior winner is […]

12.02.2015 A historic victory
When Lars Hol Moholdt won the Long Distance there was much more interest in the success than there normally is for a gold in ski orienteering. The Norwegian has been going hard for winning a gold for a long time, and on the Long Distance on home ground he made it. And this happened to […]

12.02.2015 “Now I have won them all”
For years Josefine Engstrom has been one of the best in the world, but she was missing one world title – the Long Distance. The Swede won today by a margin of 36 seconds to Mira Kaskinen. “My best race ever? No, I made a mistake, but it was still a very good race for […]

12.02.2015 World SkiO Championships: Long Distance golds for Engstrom and Moholdt
The Norwegian home crowd had plenty to cheer today when Lars Moholdt took the Long Distance crown by 52 seconds over pre-race favourite Andrey Lamov, Russia. In the women’s race, another gold seemed on the cards for Tove Alexandersson, Sweden but she was disqualified and victory went to her team-mate Josefine Engstrom.

12.02.2015 Follow World Championships Long Distance LIVE
2015 World Ski Orienteering Championships continue today with Sprint.

11.02.2015 Henning Sjökvist has grown up
This year Henning Sjökvist is taking part in his second European Youth Championships, and there is a difference from last time. He won the Sprint at Budor in Norway and was 1 minute and 49 seconds faster than the second one. “One year ago I also took part, but it didn’t go well at all, […]

11.02.2015 Sjövkvist has grown up
This year Henning Sjövkvist is taking part in his second European Youth Championships, and there is a difference from last time. He won the Sprint at Budor in Norway and was 1 minute and 49 seconds faster than the second one. “One year ago I also took part, but it didn’t go well at all, […]

11.02.2015 Tove has energy for top speed all year
Tove Alexandersson had an excellent start this year in the World Cup in foot orienteering. With skis on her feet she had an amazing start in the World Championships (WSOC) in Norway. The Swede start didn’t take part in the Sprint Relay, but in the individual Sprint she was really on track with an incredible […]

11.02.2015 Andrey Lamov: “Hope I’m still in shape for the Long”
Andrey Lamov took gold also on the second day of the championship in Norway. He got just what he expected. “It was a demanding course”, he smiles. “That was what I had expected”. In the last part of the Sprint course he also stopped once. “It looked like more steps than I thought it should […]

11.02.2015 Lamov: “Hope I’m still in shape for the Long”
Andrey Lamov took gold also on the second day of the championship in Norway. He got just what he expected. “It was a demanding course”, he smiles. “That was what I had expected”. In the last part of the Sprint course he also stopped once. “It looked like more steps than I thought it should […]

11.02.2015 From no training at all to gold
Anine Ahlsand had a virus last winter. This time her winter has got better and better. The Norwegian is now an individual Junior World Champion. “It’s so good to feel that the body is working again”, she smiles. “Recently it has been responding better and better”. The win on the Sprint was taken just a […]

11.02.2015 Impressive win – based on experience
Vladislav Kiselev had a gap of 45 seconds to the second best in the men’s junior class. He knows the feeling of winning from earlier. The 17-year-old is from Perm in Ural, and has already had great experience in ski orienteering. “I tried it for the first time when I was six years old. My […]

11.02.2015 World SkiO Championships: second gold medal for Lamov
Andrey Lamov, Russia won his second gold medal of the championships in Norway today, winning the individual Sprint by 4 seconds. Tove Alexandersson, Sweden, who did not compete in the Sprint Relay yesterday, won the women’s race with an impressive 48-second lead.

11.02.2015 Follow World Championships Sprint LIVE
2015 World Ski Orienteering Championships continue today with Sprint.

10.02.2015 Tarasenko: “No time for relaxing”
Iullia Tarasenko felt some stress before start, then got a good feeling in the forest, but couldn’t take it easy. In the end she and her team-mate Andrey Lamov climbed up to the highest step on the prize-giving podium. Russia got a very good start at the World Championships, being staged close to Elverum and […]

10.02.2015 World SkiO Championships: Sprint Relay win for Russia
Russia enjoyed a convincing victory in the first medal race in this year’s championships being held at Hamar and Løten, Norway. Finland finished in second place, 45 seconds down on the winners, and Sweden took the bronze medals.

10.02.2015 Follow World Championships Mixed Relay LIVE
2015 World Ski Orienteering Championships kick off today with Mixed Sprint Relay. The teams consist of one man and one woman who both ski three legs.

06.02.2015 World Masters Guidelines updated
The IOF Foot Orienteering Commission has released an updated version of the Guidelines for World Masters Orienteering Championships.

06.02.2015 Norway trying establish its own international relay
Night Hawk -relay will be organised for the third time in Asker, Norway in August 2015.

06.02.2015 Invitation to O-Ringen Academy
The aim of O-Ringen Academy is to assist the development of orienteering around the world. It does this by providing selected representatives from newer orienteering countries with education and training designed to help grow the sport in the country.

03.02.2015 Record number of participants for HLES 2015!
The IOF High Level Event Seminar, also known as the “HLES”, will set a new participation record this year. The seminar, which focuses on education and experience sharing for organisers of top-level international orienteering events, will be staged 7-8 February in Tallinn, Estonia, close to Tallinn international airport. This year 77 delegates and lecturers from […]

02.02.2015 National quotas for Orienteering World Cup competitions determined
The national quotas for Orienteering World Cup 2015 competitions 4-6, and 10-11 have been determined on the basis of the Federation League standings of 1 January 2015.

02.02.2015 Skiing accident resulted in a new career and World Champion title in trail orienteering
Seven years ago, the sporting career of Swedish orienteer Michael Johansson appeared to be in ruins, following a serious skiing accident that left him unable to walk for more than a year.

28.01.2015 The IOF Competition Programme Review Project Update
At the 2014 General Assembly member federations of the IOF were advised of details of the IOF Competition Review project. This project seeks to examine the competition structure of the IOF across all disciplines of the sport.

28.01.2015 Application period for JWOC 2018 and WOC 2019 re-opened
The deadlines for applications to organise the Junior World Orienteering Championships 2018 and the World Orienteering Championships 2019 have been extended.

25.01.2015 Relay gold for Norway and Sweden
At the end of two exciting relay races in which the lead changed several times, the gold medals in the European SkiO Championships Relay went to Norway’s men and Sweden’s women. The women’s race was decided in a frantic sprint finish, to the delight of the watching crowd.

25.01.2015 Keen competition in World Masters Championships
Ski orienteers aged 35 and upwards took part this week in the World Masters SkiO Championships, held in conjunction with the European SkiO Championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. Kyösti Jäppinen from Finland was the oldest gold medal winner, competing in the class for men aged 85 and older.

24.01.2015 Clear Middle Distance wins for Pesu and Lamov
Mervi Pesu, Finland and Andrey Lamov, Russia took the Middle distance gold medals today in the European SkiO Championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland in a tough race, both physically and technically.

23.01.2015 City Race Euro Tour
To read more of this article, please click here City Race Euro Tour

23.01.2015 Presidents’ Conference & Regional meetings in August
The 2015 Presidents' Conference will be held in conjunction with the World Orienteering Championships in Inverness, Scotland.

22.01.2015 European SkiO Championships: Sweden wins mixed sprint relay
The Swedish teams were the fastest in the mixed sprint relay today, with Sweden 1 and 2 finishing 13 seconds apart. The silver and bronze medals went to Bulgaria and Norway.

22.01.2015 The World Games 2021 to be held in USA
The International World Games Association (IWGA) has just announced that the 2021 edition of The World Games will be held in Birmingham, USA.

22.01.2015 Ski Orienteering promoted on The World Games Channel
European Ski Orienteering Championships from Lenzerheide, Switzerland, can be watched live on The World Games Channel.

22.01.2015 How to produce a school map
A manual instructing how to produce a school map has been published on the IOF Youth website

21.01.2015 European Championships wins for Oborina and Rost
The young Tatyana Oborina, Russia, taking her first international skiO medal, and the experienced Swede Erik Rost were the victors in today’s Long Distance race, which had to be shortened because of the snow conditions.

20.01.2015 European Championships Sprint victories to Tarasenko and Belomazhev
There was sunny weather and enough snow for the first competition of the European Ski Orienteering Championships, the sprint.

20.01.2015 Follow European Ski Orienteering Championships Sprint LIVE
European Ski Orienteering Championships begin today with Sprint distance from the biathlon arena in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

19.01.2015 FootO Event Advisers’ Clinic to be organized in Prostejov
The IOF Foot Orienteerig Commission will be organising an IOF Event Advisers' Clinic in cooperation with the Czech Orienteering Federation in Prostejov, Czech Republic in March.

18.01.2015 Switzerland welcomes elite ski orienteers
This week the European Ski Orienteering Championships (ESOC) and the World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships will be taking place in the ski resort of Lenzerheide in Switzerland. All five ESOC races will have live video and GPS tracking and a live results service viewable on the internet.

17.01.2015 SFR Punching System provisionally approved for FootO World Ranking Events
The IOF Council has decided to grant provisional approval for the use of SFR Punching System in Foot Orienteering World Ranking Events.

17.01.2015 IOF Event organisers and dates approved
Several organisers for IOF Events have been appointed at the Council meeting this weekend.

17.01.2015 Christer Rolf new member of IOF Medical Commission
The IOF Council has appointed Christer Rolf (SWE) member of the IOF Medical Commission.

17.01.2015 Egypt IOF member no. 79
The IOF Council has approved the membership application from Egyptian Orienteering Federation.

14.01.2015 IOF Map Commission questionnaire: colour deficiency issues
The IOF Map Commission is looking for feedback on colour deficiency issues in orienteering maps. If you are an orienteer and have a colour related handicap, please fill in our form at http://goo.gl/forms/g9cnLo0Ky3 by the 31 January 2015.

14.01.2015 The IOF Map Commission questionnaire: colour deficiency issues
The IOF Map Commission is looking for feedback on colour deficiency issues in orienteering maps. If you are an orienteer and have a colour related handicap, please fill in our form at http://goo.gl/forms/g9cnLo0Ky3 by the 31 January 2015.

10.01.2015 World Cup standings: Alexandersson supreme and joint Swiss lead
Three wins for Tove Alexandersson give her a lead of 115 points over second-placed Sara Lüscher, and Matthias Kyburz and Daniel Hubmann share an 85-point lead over Olav Lundanes, after the first round in Tasmania.

10.01.2015 Incredible World Cup start for Alexandersson – third victory in a row
Tove Alexandersson made it a hat-trick of victories in Tasmania with an emphatic win in the IOF World Cup orienteering long distance race at St Helens, Tasmania today.

09.01.2015 Preview of final race of the World Cup Round 1
The final race in the opening round of the 2015 IOF World Cup, Long Distance, will be conducted tomorrow, January 10.

08.01.2015 Second win for Alexandersson in Orienteering World Cup
In overcast conditions Swedish world number 1 Tove Alexandersson put in another dominating performance in the 4 km Middle Distance race of Round 1 of the IOF World Cup to take victory by a resounding margin of 2.38 from Norway’s Mari Fasting.

07.01.2015 Orienteering World Cup continues with Middle Distance
The second race in the opening round of the 2015 IOF World Cup will be conducted tomorrow, January 8, at Coles Bay in the technically demanding Middle Distance format adjacent to the very scenic Freycinet National Park

07.01.2015 Orienteering World Cup coninues with Middle Distance
The second race in the opening round of the 2015 IOF World Cup will be conducted tomorrow, January 8, at Coles Bay in the technically demanding Middle Distance format adjacent to the very scenic Freycinet National Park

04.01.2015 Our Athlete of the Month – big favourite at European and World Championships
Athlete of January 2015, Andrey Lamov has come a long way from watching as 15-year-old the world ski orienteering elite compete in his home country at the World Cup final in 2001.

03.01.2015 World Cup: clear Sprint wins for Alexandersson and Kyburz
Tove Alexandersson and Matthias Kyburz were clear winners of the Sprint Final held on the University of Tasmania campus in Launceston in hot and windy conditions today. Alexandersson finished with a lead of 1.02 over Judith Wyder, whilst Kyburz’s winning margin over compatriot Daniel Hubmann was 33 seconds.

02.01.2015 World Cup in Tasmania: strong start for Swiss
Swiss runners dominated the top positions in today’s Sprint Qualification, with 4 women and 4 men occupying top-three places in the heats.

30.12.2014 Live coverage from Tasmania
All the World Cup races taking place in Tasmania, Australia in the next few days can be followed live on the internet – go to http://oceania2015.com/world-cup-live/. There will be live radio split and final times from all four races, live audio commentary from all but the Long Distance competition, and a live camera feed from the Sprint Final.

29.12.2014 2015 World Cup begins in Tasmanian summer
The World Cup in 2015 consists of 11 competitions in all, including the Oceania Championships in Australia, races in Norway and Sweden, the World Championships in Scotland and the World Cup Final races in Switzerland. The first three competitions take place in Tasmania immediately after New Year.

23.12.2014 All national federations encouraged to use IOF Eventor now
It is now important that all national federations start using IOF Eventor.

19.12.2014 Updated FootO, MTBO and TrailO Competition Rules published
Updated Competition Rules for IOF Foot, MTB and Trail Orienteering Events, valid from 1 Jan 2015, are now available.

19.12.2014 Orienteering World 2014 available
2014 edition of the annual magazine Orienteering World is now available online. In this issue you can read about development projects around the world - IOF embassador Jose Angel Nieto Poblete in South America, US MTB Orienteering Tour, new multi-sports games and more.

17.12.2014 Updated Ski Orienteering Competition Rules available
The Competition Rules for IOF Ski Orienteering Events valid from 1 Jan 2015 are now available.

16.12.2014 Håkan Blomgren new chair of the IOF IT Commission
Håkan Blomgren, leader of the IOF IT Services project, has been appointed new chairman of the IOF IT Commission.

15.12.2014 SkiO Event Advisers’ clinic to be organised in Hamar
The IOF Ski Orienteering Commission will organise an IOF Ski Orienteering Event Advisers' Clinic in conjunction with the World Ski Orienteering Championships 2015 in Hamar, Norway.

15.12.2014 Vote for Orienteering Achievement of the Year
Read about the fantastic achievements of 14 athletes and 2 teams who are nominated for The Orienteering Achievement of 2014 by World of O. Then post your votes for your favourites.

11.12.2014 International Specification for Ski Orienteering Maps updated
The International Specification for Ski Orienteering Maps has been updated and the new version, valid from 1 December 2014, is now available on the IOF website.

11.12.2014 All athletes need an IOF Eventor user account
All athletes participating in World Ranking Events or IOF Major Events in any of the orienteering disciplines need to create themselves a user account in IOF Eventor before taking part in the event.

04.12.2014 Application forms for European events available
The following European events in the years 2017-2018 are now up for bidding: European Orienteering Championships 2018, European Youth Orienteering Championships 2017, European MTB Orienteering Championships 2017, European Ski Orienteering Championships 2017, European Youth Ski Orienteering Championships 2017, European Trail Orienteering Championships 2018.

02.12.2014 Hana chose Ski Orienteering over Cross-Country Skiing
Our Athlete of December, Ski Orienteering European Champion 2014, was a promising national team cross-country skier ten years ago, but she chose to concentrate on ski orienteering.

02.12.2014 IOF Eventor now open
The new IOF Event Management Service, IOF Eventor, has been opened.

28.11.2014 Registration for the IOF High Level Event Seminar 2015 now open
Registration for HLES 2015 is now open! Read more about the seminar in the HLES 2015 invitation.

25.11.2014 Applications invited for IOF major events 2017-2019
The IOF invites all member federations to submit applications to organise IOF major events in the years 2017–2019.

24.11.2014 Jørn Sundby appointed Senior Event Adviser for World Orienteering Championships
Jørn Sundby has been appointed IOF Senior Event Adviser for the World Orienteering Championships 2015-2018.

21.11.2014 IOF Commissions for 2015-2016
The Commissions for 2015-2016 have now been published.

20.11.2014 World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017 to be organised in Russia
The IOF Council has appointed Russia organiser of the World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017. The Championships will be held in Krasnoyarsk 5 - 13 March 2017.

19.11.2014 Agenda 2020 suits orienteering
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach revealed yesterday the 40 proposals that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.

18.11.2014 Season 2015 MTBO World Ranking Events published
The MTB Orienteering World Ranking Event calendar for season 2015 is now available.

14.11.2014 Special Rules for Sprint Relay World Cup 2015
Special Rules for Sprint Relay World Cup 2015 have now been published on the Foot Orienteering rules section of the IOF website.

10.11.2014 World Masters Orienteering Championships: Gold for 12 nations in Long final
Athletes from 12 different nations won gold medals in the Long Distance final held at Canela, Brazil at the weekend. Nine athletes won gold medals in both the Sprint and the Long races.

10.11.2014 Inside Orienteering 5/2014 now available
In this issue:

Meet Tom Hollowell, new IOF CEO
Bengt Saltin
North South East West: Costa Rica
X-mas 5 Days in Sydney
World University Championships 2014
News in brief

07.11.2014 WOC 2015 Sprint qualification moved to Friday 31st July
IOF Council has approved the organiser's request to move the World Orienteering Championships 2015 Sprint qualification race to the evening of Friday 31 July in order to allow each federation to use their best athletes in both Sprint relay and individual Sprint competitions.

05.11.2014 First medal ceremony took place in Brazil
The medal winners at the World Masters Orienteering Championships Sprint got their medals yesterday evening in a theater full of orienteers.

04.11.2014 Gold medals to 11 countries at World Masters Championships Sprint
At the first ever IOF Event in South America, the World Masters Orienteering Championships, the first winners have been crowned.

03.11.2014 Commission structures to be confirmed shortly
The IOF Council discussed at its recent meeting the future compositions of the IOF Commissions. The national federations have now been, or will be during this week, contacted regarding their members in the Commissions. After that, the new compositions will be published on the IOF website.

01.11.2014 From New Zealand to the top – in two disciplines!
Our Athlete of November reached the top this year in two disciplines: foot and mountain bike orienteering. He became Junior World Champion in Sprint in foot orienteering, and on Middle distance in MTB orienteering.

30.10.2014 New milestones for orienteering in Chinese Taipei
People may still remember the successful World Games 2009 and Deaflympics 2009 in Chinese Taipei. The Chinese Taipei Orienteering Association (CTOA) now announces that the Asian orienteering working group has appointed Chinese Taipei organiser of the Asian Orienteering Championships 2016.

29.10.2014 Tom Hollowell appointed IOF CEO
Tom Hollowell has been appointed CEO of the International Orienteering Federation. He succeeds Barbro Rönnberg as Secretary General, when she retires from the post at the end of 2014.

29.10.2014 Welcome to Greenland!
GO to Greenland Greenland has three orienteering clubs whose names are Ilulissat (with 50 members), Nuuk (with 35 orienteers) and Aasiaat which is the newest and have about 15 members. They are growing all the time. Orienteers from many countries have traveled to see the nature in Greenland but the locals are wishing for more […]

27.10.2014 Mistake in the WTOC 2014 results
The organiser of the World Trail Orienteering Championships 2014 had mistakenly recorded one wrong answer for Inga Gunnarsson (Sweden) on the second day of the Championships.

25.10.2014 Sports Director Björn Persson leaves the IOF
IOF Sports Director Björn Persson announced earlier this month that he will not be renewing his contract at the end of this year.

24.10.2014 Embargoed areas updated for World Championships 2015
For the World Orienteering Championships 2015 in Scotland, the rule not allowing the use of orienteering maps in the towns of Elgin, Nairn and Forres has been amended.

24.10.2014 William Lind new coordinator for Foot Orienteering Athletes’ Commission
Coordinator for IOF Foot Orienteering Athletes' Commission, Matthias Merz (SUI), has decided to step down after having quitted his elite orienteering career earlier this year.

24.10.2014 Final standings for Unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering
After the last round of the Unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering (ECTO), held in Czech Republic, the final standings can now be published.

17.10.2014 IOF High Level Event Seminar 2015 to be organised in Tallinn
IOF High Level Event Seminar 2015 will be held in Tallinn, Estonia during 6-8 February 2015.

14.10.2014 User instructions for Emit Touch Free System available
Emit has published user instructions for the Emit Touch Free System. The punching system is currently approved for all IOF ski orienteering events as well as World Ranking Events in foot orienteering.

14.10.2014 North American Championships ended with Sprint competitions
In the final individual competition of the North American Orienteering Championships, Sprint, around the town of Arnprior, Damian Konotopetz (CAN) won the men's race by just two seconds from Will Critchley (CAN).

13.10.2014 MTBO World Cup 2015 Special Rules published
The IOF Council has approved the Special Rules for MTB Orienteering World Cup 2015. Next year's World Cup will be held in three countries - Hungary, Portugal and the Czech Republic - and the program will consist of eight individual races and three relays.

13.10.2014 Long distance winners from USA and Canada
The North American Orienteering Championships in Arnprior, Canada, continued on Sunday with an excellent long distance race.

12.10.2014 North American Championships opened with middle distance
The North American Orienteering Championships began with Middle Distance on Saturday.

10.10.2014 New cover photos for IOF website
We are looking for new photos to replace the current discipline photos, as well as the cover photo on the website www.orienteering.org.

08.10.2014 Discussion paper on prior information & orienteering
The IOF Foot Orienteering Commission has released an open discussion paper on the question of orienteering and prior information in an era of modern technology.

08.10.2014 Appointment of Ski Orienteering Sports Director postponed
The appointment of Ski Orienteering Sports Director has been postponed to a later date.

08.10.2014 Video from 9th World University Orienteering Championships 2014
The International University Sports Federation FISU has published a video from the 9th World University Orienteering Championships held in Czech Republic in August 2014.

06.10.2014 Matthias Niggli: an end to coaching, but not leaving the sport
For Matthias Niggli it was the end of a nine year long period as national coach with the final of the World Cup. Now he is ready to bring the World Cup a step or three further. He and his wife and former top star Simone Niggli have put forward plans to increase the standard […]

06.10.2014 Ines Brodman: “Good to get the sponsors involved too”
On the first day of the World Cup weekend in Switzerland there was also a race where representatives from the sponsors co-operated with the best Swiss orienteers. Ines Brodmann and Thomas Schneider ran together. Ines was World Champion in the relay in 2012, whilst Thomas is in charge of the military garrison in Liestal where […]

06.10.2014 Emma Klingenberg: “I moved for new experiences”
Emma Klingenberg has had some great years in Aarhus, but she wanted something new. In August she settled down in Stockholm. That has already given results. When Emma finished third in the Middle Distance race in the World Cup on Saturday, that was the first time the JWOC champion from 2008 has been at the […]

06.10.2014 Yannick Michiels: looking forward to 2015
Yannick Michiels has reached a very high level in orienteering, but he still has a desire to do better. In the last race of the World Cup in the centre of Liestal, Yannick finished sixth. Earlier this season he was third in the World Cup race in Imatra in Finland. At WOC in Venice he […]

05.10.2014 Daniel Hubmann: “I’m not 20 years old any longer”
Daniel Hubmann is one of the most successful athletes in the orienteering world, but do you think he sees an end to his career? An injury stop has had an influence on his route choices. Now he has finished one more World Cup season, and won the last two races. In total in the World […]

05.10.2014 Preparations gave pay-back
Tove Alexandersson likes the unexpected best, but the Swede also likes to make the most of upcoming challenges. Before the last World Cup race, Tove was very eager to have the best possible end to the season. She has been looking forward a lot to being in Liestal city, the place for the last race. […]

05.10.2014 Switzerland best nation in 2014 World Cup
The final standings in the 2014 World Cup show 5 Swiss women in the top 12 and 7 Swiss men in the top 15. Next best nation is Sweden with 3 representatives in each of the top 6 women and top 8 men.

05.10.2014 World Cup winners celebrate in style!
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Daniel Hubmann, Switzerland, already crowned overall winners of the 2014 World Cup, both took victory in the final Sprint in Liestal, Switzerland.

05.10.2014 Daniel Hubmann – a really great year
Daniel Hubmann wanted to do well in the World Cup race today even though he became the overall winner of the World Cup this year before the race. Hubmann has won the World Cup overall before. He has showed strength in all the disciplines. “It feels good to be back again after two years of […]

05.10.2014 Ida Bobach – a new step forward
Ida Bobach wasn’t that sure about her shape before the Middle Distance race, but she achieved a new high point in her career. Ida Bobach has two silver medals from Middle Distance at WOC. The first one was taken as a final-year junior in 2011. As a third-year senior she repeated the silver at WOC […]

05.10.2014 Tove didn’t smile that much
Today Tove Alexandersson achieved something she hasn’t had at all earlier, but the Swede wasn’t that satisfied after the race. The Swede ended seventh in the second-last World Cup race this season, and with that there is no long any more doubt about who will be the female winner of the World Cup overall this […]

05.10.2014 Julia Gross: “I am ready for more of this”
Julia Gross didn’t know she was the real winner when she finished, but the Swiss girl could step up to the top of podium at the prize-giving with a lot of new experiences. Switzerland performed really well in the last Sprint Relay in the unofficial World Cup this season with both first and third place, […]

05.10.2014 “It’s good to have a second team!”
When Stine Bagger Hagner passed the arena after half of the last leg in the Sprint Relay on Friday she got to know that she was really more than just the last leg runner in the second team. “I understood I had to pass Lea Vercelotti in the French team,” she says. The reason for […]

04.10.2014 World Cup Middle Distance: classy Hubmann well in front
Daniel Hubmann, already clear World Cup winner overall this year, finished the forest series of events in style today with a win by 1.45. In form Ida Bobach, Denmark achieved her first win in a World Cup race.

03.10.2014 Tove Alexandersson: “My knee is tender”
Tove Alexanedrsson together with Kids-OL participants and Judith Wyder. Photo: Erik Borg Tove Alexandersson didn’t take part in the sprint relay in Basel today. That wasn’t what was originally planned; the World Cup leader wanted to take part. Last year skipped Tove the second last race in the World Cup in order to do the […]

03.10.2014 Judith Wyder: “I have had some luck”
Since August, it is only for the last three weeks that Judith Wyder has been training well; the woman champion of the year really feels she has had some luck. It was in a race 2,900 metres above sea level that she had an accident during the Swiss Six-days. She fell down a cliff that […]

03.10.2014 Matthias Kyburz: “We’ll see how my strength is during the weekend”
Matthias Kyburz wanted to take part, and he took part, in the final sprint relay in Basel. He didn’t save his strength for the weekend. He is one of the men fighting for the second place in the overall World Cup standings. Daniel Hubmann has already won. These two races will give the total result. […]

03.10.2014 Sprint Relay: series win for Denmark by smallest possible margin
Denmark is tonight toasting its second team, which clinched overall victory by finishing fourth in today’s final race in Basel, Switzerland, winning a sprint finish with France by 1 second after Denmark’s first team had been disqualified.

03.10.2014 IOF is now on Instagram
Following the IOF accounts on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, we have now also joined Instagram, just in time for the Orienteering World Cup Final in Switzerland!

03.10.2014 World Orienteering Championships highlights now in YouTube
All highlights from the recent World Orienteering Championships held in Italy have now been added to the IOF YouTube Channel.

02.10.2014 GPS tracking from World Cup Final in LiveCenter
The IOF LiveCenter offers live GPS tracking from the Orienteering World Cup Final (two races) that will be held this weekend in Liestal, Switzerland.

01.10.2014 World Cup Final weekend in Switzerland
The final of the unofficial Sprint Relay World Cup on Friday will act as a curtain raiser for the two last 2014 World Cup races, to be staged at Liestal, SE of Basel in Switzerland: a Middle Distance race on Saturday and the traditional final Sprint on Sunday.

01.10.2014 Presentations from ICOM available
Presentations from the International Conference on Orienteering Mapping have been published.

01.10.2014 World Champion that does not count training hours
Svetlana Mironova, our Athlete of October, says she has never counted her training hours or kilometres. Clearly she is training well and enough: this summer she became the long distance World Champion in Lavarone, Italy!

01.10.2014 Word Champion that does not count training hours
Svetlana Mironova, our Athlete of October, says she has never counted her training hours or kilometres. Clearly she is training well and enough: this summer she became the long distance World Champion in Lavarone, Italy!

30.09.2014 2015 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods published
Following approval by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Executive Committee on 20 September, the 2015 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available.

17.09.2014 European Ski Orienteering Championships 2016 awarded to Austria
The European Working Group, mandated by the Orienteering federations in Europe, has appointed Austria as the organiser of European Ski Orienteering Championships and European Youth Ski Orienteering Championships in 2016.

16.09.2014 Unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering 2015
The programme and rules for the Unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering (ECTO) 2015 have been published.

16.09.2014 Bengt Saltin passed away
It is with great sadness that the IOF has learned of the death of the former IOF President Bengt Saltin (SWE), at the age of 79.

12.09.2014 Minutes from the meeting of the European federations published
The minutes from the annual meeting of the orienteering federations in Europe are now available.

09.09.2014 MTB Orienteering Tour in the USA
The IOF is organising together with Orienteering USA a Mountain Bike Orienteering Tour through the USA.

05.09.2014 New material published on the Youth website
Some new material on how to teach orienteering in schools has been published on the Youth website in the "Materials' overview" section of the website.

04.09.2014 World Ranking Scheme Rules updated with SkiO
A new version of the IOF World Ranking Scheme Rules has been made available on the IOF website. The changes include the addition of ski orienteering rules and clarifications to some of the existing rules points.

03.09.2014 Nokian Tyres new sponsor of the IOF
The IOF has signed a three-year sponsorship contract with Nokian Tyres. Nokian Tyres is a Finland-based tyre company that focuses on customer needs in Northern conditions.

03.09.2014 Ski Orienteering World Ranking now available
Ski Orienteering World Ranking lists can now be found on the IOF World Ranking website.

01.09.2014 World Cup winner featured for the second time in Athlete of the Month
For the first time, we return to ask questions from an athlete that has already been featured as IOF Athlete of the Month!

30.08.2014 MTBO World Cup: overall victories for Benham and Foliforov
On the top rung of the ladder at the end of an exciting World Cup season are Emily Benham, Great Britain and Anton Foliforov, Russia. Overall victory is by 15 points for Emily and 77 points for Anton.

30.08.2014 WMTBOC Relay: gold for Russia and Estonia
Neither team was top favourite for victory today, but it was Russia first to the finish in the women’s relay and Estonia in the men’s. Finland took the silver medals in both races, and bronze medallists were Czech Republic (women) and France.

29.08.2014 Russian double in MTBO Long Distance
Gold medallists in the World MTB Orienteering Championships Long Distance race in Supraśl, Poland today were the Russian riders Olga Vinogradova and Anton Foliforov. The bronze medal went to Denmark in the women’s race and France had two top-six placings in the men’s.

29.08.2014 Military World Championships: Estonia and Switzerland win relays
The CISM Championships being held in Austria concluded today with the relays. The Estonian military team was the surprise winner of the women’s relay, beating the very strong Russian team by almost 2 minutes. The Swiss team, favourites for the men’s title, duly won with Russia again in second place.

27.08.2014 Military World Championships: double gold for Matthias Kyburz
Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland has won both of the two individual races in the Military World Championships being held in Austria this week. Two Russians, Yulia Novikova and Natalia Efimova, won the gold medals in the women’s races.

27.08.2014 Middle Distance MTBO golds to Sweden and Russia
New World Champions at Middle Distance in MTB Orienteering are Cecilia Thomasson, Sweden and Ruslan Gritsan, Russia after today’s race on hilly and varied terrain at Jurowce in Poland.

26.08.2014 Highlight videos from World Orienteering Championships now in YouTube
The IOF has published highlight videos from World Orienteering Championships 2014 Sprint and Middle distance in YouTube.

26.08.2014 World MTB Orienteering Championships: double gold in men’s Sprint
Hans Jørgen Kvåle, Norway and Anton Foliforov, Russia both clocked the fastest time in the men’s Sprint today, 21.46. The women’s gold medal was won by Marika Hara, Finland.

25.08.2014 World MTB Orienteering Championships: Russia wins mixed sprint relay
The first event in this year’s MTBO Championships in Poland was a non-medal race – a mixed sprint relay, won by Russia by a convincing margin of 1 minute and 15 seconds over France.

21.08.2014 Season climax for MTBO this coming week
Mountain bike orienteers of all ages – Juniors and Masters as well as the Elite – will gather in Poland this weekend to take part in the annual World Championships. The European Youth Championships will also be held here. Around 30 nations in all will be represented.

21.08.2014 Unofficial Sprint Relay World Cup: Denmark in the lead
Denmark remains in the lead of the unofficial Sprint Relay World Cup 2014 after three out of four rounds with a total of 260 points.

20.08.2014 IOF Regional Coordinators bring orienteering to new countries
Orienteering is a sport that can be practised anywhere. Our Regional Coordinator Jose Angel Nieto Poblete is an expert in bringing knowledge of the sport to new places and new people.

19.08.2014 Inside Orienteering 4/2014 now available
Inside Orienteering is back after the successful World Orienteering Championships in Italy! In this edition of Inside Orienteering you can read more about the World Champs - and also about the upcoming World MTBO Champs.

18.08.2014 MTBO Event Advisers clinic to be organised in Prague
The IOF MTB Orienteering and Rules Commissions will be organising an IOF Event Advisers' and Organisers' Clinic in Prague, Czech Republic during the weekend of 18-19 October 2014.

18.08.2014 MTBO WRE application form available
The application form for season 2015 MTB Orienteering World Ranking Events has been published. All national federations have the possibility to apply to host two MTBO World Ranking Events to be organized during season 2015.

14.08.2014 SkiO WRE application form published
The application form for season 2014-2015 ski orienteering World Ranking Events is now available. During the coming season, each national federation will have the possibility to host a total of four World Ranking Events.

13.08.2014 Patrick Desbrest new member of the Ski Orienteering Commission
The IOF Council has appointed Patrick Desbrest, France, corresponding member of the IOF Ski Orienteering Commission.

13.08.2014 Presentations from IOF Sprint Relay Seminar available
The IOF Foot Orienteering Commission organised a successful Sprint Relay Seminar in conjunction with the World Orienteering Championships 2014 in Italy.

12.08.2014 The IOF seeks a part-time Sports Director for Ski Orienteering
The IOF is seeking a part-time Sports Director for ski orienteering for the years 2015-2016.

11.08.2014 2015 World Orienteering Championships Bulletin 2
Bulletin 2 for the 2015 World Orienteering Championships, to be held at Inverness in Scotland from 1st to  7th August inclusive, has now been published and can be accessed on the website www.woc2015.org.

04.08.2014 Emily Benham new member in MTBO Athletes’ Commission
Current Mountain Bike Orienteering World Cup leader, Emily Benham (GBR), has been appointed member of the IOF MTB Orienteering Athletes' Commission.

01.08.2014 “Tricked” into orienteering – now TempO World Champion
Current leader of the Unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering, Martin Jullum (NOR), is also the new World Champion in TempO. In our Athlete of the Month you can read what he thinks about the future of the sport, and of himself, and how he reached the world elite level in trail orienteering.

31.07.2014 Deadline for WTOC 2017 applications extended
The deadline for World Trail Orienteering Championships 2017 applications has been extended to 31 August 2014.

31.07.2014 World Military Orienteering Championships World Ranking Events
The World Military Orienteering Championships individual races will be part of the IOF World Ranking.

30.07.2014 Novel chair-lift warm-up routine at Canadian Championships
Competitors taking part in the Canadian Championships Long Distance race this weekend are being offered a novel warm-up activity on their way to the start. As they travel by chair-lift up the slopes of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, BC, they will use a map of the terrain they can see below them to solve seven trailO problems – with, of course, a fixed time limit for each one!

30.07.2014 Two ECTO competitions during O-Ringen – Martin Jullum winner in both
During this years’ O-Ringen, competitions 7 and 8 of the Unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering were arranged. It was on the second and fourth day of O-Ringen that ECTO was arranged. It was in two very different terrains, but anyhow it was no problem for Martin Jullum, who was in splendid shape during the O-Ringen […]

30.07.2014 Call for ESOC and EYSOC 2016 applications
The application process for European Ski Orienteering Championships and European Youth Ski Orienteering Championships 2016 has been reopened. The new deadline for applications will be 31 August 2014.

30.07.2014 Organisers for season 2015-2016 ski orienteering events appointed
The IOF Council has appointed Germany as organiser of World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships 2016 and Austria as organiser of Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships in the same year. Ski Orienteering World Cup Rounds 2 and 3 will be held in conjunction with these two events while the season will begin with Round 1 in Lapland, Finland.

28.07.2014 Hanny Allston back at JWOC
Hanny Allston ran at WOC in Italy, and has been coaching at JWOC. The Australian World Champion from 2006 will continue with both. She has big ambitions. “How is it to be a coach? I love it”, Hanny smiles. The Australian has been head coach for the JWOC team, and especially the Aussie boys have […]

28.07.2014 Getting to know what to do
For the Swedish juniors there is a very important camp in Norway in two weeks’ time. The promising runners will get to know what they need to do to get success at JWOC in the coming year. A lot of Swedish juniors – also some who are outside the national team for juniors – are […]

28.07.2014 Three seconds from a full haul of golds!
When Sara Hagström, Sweden also had the strongest legs at the end of the Relay, she could be crowned without any doubt the ‘queen of Borovets’. Sara and Mathilde Rundhaug, Norway were close together with about one km of the four km last leg remaining. The Norwegian and the Swede had seen each other quite […]

27.07.2014 JWOC Relay: Sweden supreme!
Sweden, already the most successful nation at the Junior World Championships, had a dream day in the Relay with both women’s and men’s teams taking the gold medals. Both races ended with exciting sprint finishes.

27.07.2014 Split feelings for the first ever Italian medal
Italy has won a medal at JWOC for the first time ever. But Riccardo Scalet has split feelings after the historic race in Bulgaria. The 18-year-old Italian ran quite slowly to the first control to get good contact with the map in this difficult terrain with so many details. It was a good tactic, and […]

26.07.2014 Kirmula: not exactly sixth the third time!
Photo: Erik Borg Miika Kirmula finished sixth in both Sprint and Long, and he expected the same on Middle Distance when he was finishing. The Finn lost half a minute on one control, and about 10–15 seconds on three others. “I didn’t think about winning since I had made the mistakes, but the three smallest […]

26.07.2014 Tommer: careful navigation the key to success
Photo: Erik Borg Sina Tommer was thinking that a place among the fifteen best would be possible. After the last individual race at JWOC she is a world champion. “Mistakes? I wouldn’t say so”. – Not a second? “Well a second here and there, maybe”, smiles the Swiss. She started as number six of the […]

26.07.2014 Hagström: happy to share gold with hotel friend
Photo: Erik Borg How do you think Sara Hagström thinks about her second and shared gold at JWOC Italy? Does the Swede wish she had been faster in the last metres? First Hägström won the Sprint. Then she was just three seconds from gold on the Long Distance. The last individual distance ended with gold […]

26.07.2014 JWOC Middle Distance Final: three gold medal winners!
A technically challenging Middle Distance Final in the Junior World Championships in Bulgaria ended today with two women gold medallists: Sina Tommer, Switzerland and Sara Hagström, Sweden recorded exactly the same time for the 3.1 km course. The men’s title went to Miika Kirmula, Finland.

25.07.2014 JWOC Middle A-Final: twenty-five nations represented
Twenty nations in the women’s final; twenty-four in the men’s, twenty-five overall. Those are the statistics after the qualification races today. Only three nations have a full complement of women or men through: Denmark and Sweden in the women’s and Finland in the men’s.

25.07.2014 Seven weeks navigating in Europe
Michael Laraia (left), Isabel Bryant and Ethan Childs are navigating around Europe this summer. Photo: Erik Borg For weeks, some very keen juniors from the USA have been travelling in Europe to experience terrain and controls in different countries. Now they are ready for the final races: the Middle Distance Final and the Relay at JWOC […]

25.07.2014 Home cheering but not home terrain
The A-finalists from Bulgaria: Martina Dzhulieva, Stefan Mikhaylov (left), Martin Ponev and Apostol Atanasov are ready for good runs in the last individual race of JWOC. Photo: Erik Borg When the Bulgarians arrive at the arena they really feel that they are in their own country, but in the forest it isn’t just like that. “We […]

25.07.2014 Challenging courses in JWOC Middle Qualification
It was back in action today for runners in the Junior World Orienteering Championships, with up to six women and six men from each nation taking part in the Middle Distance qualification races. There were 3 women’s and 3 men’s heats, with the top 20 from each heat going through to tomorrow’s final.

24.07.2014 Johansson – learning from the world’s best
Anton Johansson is very often training with, and learning from, a medallist in the two last World Championships. His father is also a former star. On the Long Distance at JWOC, the young Swede himself wrote his name in the history books of orienteering. For Johansson it was in some ways “finally the gold”. Last […]

24.07.2014 Høydal: thinking about winning for one year
Since JWOC last year, Gunvor Hov Høydal has been thinking daily about how to be at her very best in the forest races in Bulgaria. The Long Distance ended just as she wanted. When Gunvor started the first forest race at JWOC this year, she also knew a lot about what to do. With her […]

23.07.2014 Gold for Norway and Sweden in JWOC Long Distance
Gunvor Hov Høydal, Norway and Anton Johansson, Sweden, were the winners of the Long Distance race in the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Bulgaria today. Johansson, who won the bronze medal in the Sprint yesterday and the silver at Middle Distance a year ago, won his race by more than one minute.

22.07.2014 Tim Robertson: one year, one goal, success achieved
Tim Robertson is taking part in his fourth JWOC and has been at three senior World Championships too. What a talent he has; his goal of a Sprint gold medal has also been very high on his list for a long time. The Kiwi was third in the JWOC Sprint last year. Now he stepped […]

22.07.2014 Sara Hagström: “I took some seconds extra”
When Sara Hagström passed the arena on the Sprint one year ago in silver position, it didn’t end that well. This year she again passed the arena in a good position, and this time it was a happy ending. “It gives something extra to win after what happened last year”, Sara says. In Hradec Kralove […]

22.07.2014 “My hair is no problem!”
Raquel Fernandes de Lima is a special person – a person with hair styled in a way unlike anyone else’s at JWOC in Bulgaria. For the first time Brazil is present at JWOC, with a team of two men and one woman. “My goal? I want to have good races and enjoy myself”, Raquel Fernandes […]

22.07.2014 Junior World Orienteering Championships: Sprint golds to New Zealand and Sweden
The first race of the Championships, the Sprint, was held today in urban and park terrain in the town of Samokov in Bulgaria. The men’s title was taken by Tim Robertson, New Zealand, bronze medallist in the corresponding race last year, and the women’s went to Sara Hagström, Sweden who beat last year’s champion Heidi Mårtensson (Norway) by 5 seconds.

22.07.2014 Standings of the Unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering updated
The Unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering (ECTO) continues this week in O-Ringen, Sweden.

22.07.2014 The IOF seeks a Secretary General / Chief Executive Officer
The IOF is seeking to appoint a new Secretary General / Chief Executive Officer to succeed Barbro Rönnberg who will retire from the post at the end of 2014.

21.07.2014 Belgians at JWOC: “Sprint can be a bit like poker”
Four Belgian boys are ready to do their very best at the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) in Bulgaria this week. They are running with the inspiration of Yannick Michiels’ results at the World Orienteering Championships (WOC) in Italy. JWOC starts on Tuesday with the Sprint, and the Belgian team are experienced and know a […]

21.07.2014 MTB Orienteering World Cup standings – Benham and Foliforov lead
The second round of the MTB Orienteering World Cup is now over, and the final round points will be awarded based on the results in the MTB Orienteering World Championships in Poland in late August.

21.07.2014 Junior World Orienteering Championships 2017 awarded to Finland
IOF Council has taken the decision to appoint Finland organiser of the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) 2017.

20.07.2014 MTB Orienteering World Cup: clean sweep for Benham
Three races, three victories: that is Emily Benham’s haul from this weekend’s World Cup races in Skåne, Sweden. The Great Britain rider has proved herself to be master of all three formats – Sprint, Middle and Long. Russia’s Anton Foliforov had a second win in the Long Distance race today – he also won the Middle race.

19.07.2014 Thirty-six nations entered for Junior World Orienteering Championships
The spotlight is turning now from the World Orienteering Championships in Italy to the Junior equivalent, where the host nation for the coming week is Bulgaria. The Event Centre is the tourist resort of Borovets, close to Rila Mountain and Bulgaria’s capital Sofia.

19.07.2014 MTB Orienteering World Cup: second win for Emily Benham
Great Britain rider Emily Benham is on a roll! Today she won a World Cup race for the second day in succession, this time the Sprint by the close margin of 3 seconds. Lauri Malsroos, Estonia was the winner of the men’s race with a 30-second lead.

18.07.2014 MTB Orienteering World Cup: Middle distance wins for Benham and Foliforov
The second round of this year’s MTBO World Cup is being held as part of the O-Ringen event in Skåne, Sweden. Athletes from 22 nations are taking part. The first races over Middle distance were won by Emily Benham, Great Britain and Anton Foliforov, Russia.

18.07.2014 Emit Touch Free Punching approved for World Ranking Events
The IOF Council has now granted Final Approval for use of Emit Touch Free Punching (version 2013 and onwards) at World Ranking Events.

18.07.2014 Orienteering on Universal Sports Network
The IOF has received the information that the 30 minutes highlight packages from the World Orienteering Championships in Italy is aired this week on Universal Sports Network.

17.07.2014 Presentations from Open IT Meeting 2014 published
The presentations from the Open IT Meeting held on 10 July 2014 in Lavarone, Italy, are now available on the IOF website.

17.07.2014 World Orienteering Championships: promotion and relegation outcomes
From this year onwards, qualification for the Long and Middle races at a World Orienteering Championships (WOC) is by a points system based on results at the previous two World Championships. Federations are placed into three men’s divisions and three women’s divisions. For WOC 2015 and onwards, a promotion and relegation system comes into effect.

16.07.2014 Aron Less new chair of the Foot Orienteering Commission
As the former chairperson of the IOF Foot Orienteering Commission, Mikko Salonen (FIN) was elected to the IOF Council at the XXVII General Assembly, the Council appointed Aron Less (HUN) new chair of the Commission.

16.07.2014 World Cup Special Rules 2015 published
The Special Rules for Orienteering World Cup 2015 have been published.

15.07.2014 World Orienteering Championships: Switzerland heads medals table
Switzerland was the most successful competing nation in Italy last week, winning three gold and four silver medals and one bronze medal. There were seven medal-winning nations in all.

15.07.2014 New members to IOF Trail Orienteering Athletes’ Commission
The IOF Trail Orienteering Athletes' Commission has appointed four new members this July, a decision that was noted in the IOF Council meeting minutes on 13 July.

14.07.2014 Barbro Rönnberg: “I have decided to leave the IOF”
Barbro Rönnberg, Secretary General of the International Orienteering Federation, has announced that she does intend to retire from her post at the end of 2014.

13.07.2014 Judith Wyder – the new queen
Judith Wyder hasn’t been present at all big races this year. The reason was to do well at the World Championships, and she has had fantastic results. It ended with three golds. On the relay she started the last leg a bit more than two minutes after Tove Alexandersson from Sweden and Maja Alm from […]

13.07.2014 Bergman – “I felt so strong”
With a Viking helmet on his head, Gustav Bergman finished the relay together with his team-mates and did just the same as at the European Championships a couple of months ago. Matthias Kyburz from Switzerland was the first one to start on the last leg, but just after him started Gustav Bergman, Sweden, and Thierry […]

13.07.2014 World Orienteering Championships: Relay golds for Switzerland and Sweden
Switzerland won the women’s relay and Sweden the men’s, but in both races the lead changed several times as the runners made errors in the testing Italian terrain.

12.07.2014 MTB Orienteering World Cup programme 2016
IOF Council has decided on the IOF Mountain Bike Orienteering World Cup programme for 2016.

12.07.2014 World Trail Orienteering Championships: PreO Champions are Michael Johansson and Guntars Mankus
Michael Johansson, Sweden won the Paralympic Class in the PreO competition in the World Trail Orienteering Championships. The Open Class was won by Guntars Mankus from Latvia.

12.07.2014 Annika Billstam – woman for the big occasion
From time to time Annika Billstam is asked if she’s coming close to retirement from sport at high level. The Swede has made very big changes in her life, but is still a woman for the big occasion. When the Swede won the Middle she got her second individual gold. She also won the Long […]

12.07.2014 Lundanes: “I didn’t expect the gold”
Olav Lundanes sprinting towards the finish. Photo: newspower.it   Olav Lundanes had hoped to feel better for the Long Distance on Wednesday. He didn’t feel that good on Friday either, but there was a big difference. The Middle Distance race was on higher ground and there were some really steep hills. “I felt really tired, […]

11.07.2014 World Orienteering Championships Middle race: gold for Billstam and Lundanes
World Champions 2014 at Middle distance are Annika Billstam, Sweden and Olav Lundanes, Norway. On a fine day in a delightfully scenic setting in the limestone Dolomites, a large crowd watched the two races unfold to exciting conclusions in both cases.

10.07.2014 World Trail Orienteering Championships: Johansson and Cereser lead in PreO
Michael Johansson, Sweden and Elvio Cereser, Italy are the leaders in the Paralympic and Open classes respectively at the end of the first day of PreO in the World Trail Orienteering Championships.

10.07.2014 Gueorgiou was prepared to quit the Long
Thierry Gueorgiou had been thinking about stopping in the Long Distance race, but he didn’t have to do that. The “Middle Distance phantom” is really going hard for the Middle Distance in these Championships. That is his number one distance and he had been talking about not taking part in the Long, but when the […]

10.07.2014 Svetlana Mironova – historic winner
When Svetlana Mironova went up the highest point of the podium at the Awards Ceremony after the Long Distance, it was something that had never happened before. First of all, it was her first international individual title. Secondly, she’s the first-ever Russian female to win an individual World Orienteering Championship race. “It was unexpected and […]

10.07.2014 IOF General Assembly decisions
The 2014 IOF General Assembly was held today in Lavarone, Italy. Delegates from thirty-six voting member nations were present together with a number of observers and media personnel. Several important decisions were taken.

09.07.2014 World Orienteering Championships Long Distance: Gueorgiou retains his title
Thierry Gueorgiou, France retained his Long distance title in the forests near Lavarone, northern Italy today ahead of two former champions, Daniel Hubmann, Switzerland and Olav Lundanes, Norway. The women’s race was won by Svetlana Mironova, Russia, with Tove Alexandersson, Sweden in silver medal position and Judith Wyder, Switzerland taking the bronze.

09.07.2014 IOF signed MOU with the World Cup 16-20 group
The IOF signed yesterday a memorandum of understanding with the group that aims to create a new concept for the IOF Orienteering World Cup. The partners’ intention is to achieve, by the autumn of 2014, a proof of concept that can fulfil the IOF’s requirements. This shall be contingent on the IOF determining whether it […]

09.07.2014 IOF signed MOA with the World Cup 16-20 group
The IOF signed yesterday a memorandum of understanding with the group that aims to create a new concept for the IOF Orienteering World Cup. The IOF Competition Programme Review Group will have the World Cup issue as one of its tasks during the upcoming two years.

09.07.2014 IOF Pre-General Assembly meeting
A meeting for delegates from national federations and observers was held today, where items to be debated at the IOF General Assembly tomorrow were presented in more detail and there was the opportunity for discussion.

09.07.2014 Buy your LiveCenter pass to follow the World Championships
You can follow the World Orienteering Championships GPS tracking, web TV and arena speaker via IOF LiveCenter.

08.07.2014 Rahel Friederich – “Good to have a mixed team”
Swiss celebrations after their victory. Photo: Erik Borg Rahel Friedrich started the golden relay for Switzerland. She likes to compete together with men and now has got her first international medal. The 28-year-old athlete, who lives in Winterthur, close to Zurich, had a good first leg in Trento and was followed up by good team-mates. […]

08.07.2014 Martin Jullum takes TempO crown
Martin Jullum, Norway became TempO World Champion on the first day of the World Trail Orienteering Championships, with Finland showing strength in depth in taking the next three places.

07.07.2014 Switzerland wins first-ever Sprint Relay at World Orienteering Championships
Sprint relay with two men and two women has been in The World Games programme since 2001, but was now introduced for the first time at the World Orienteering Championships.

07.07.2014 The Danes: this is only the start!
Lars Lindstöm (left) has achieved his goal already. Sweden’s head coach Håkan Carlsson has still more to get. Sweden has one medal so far; their goal is six medals, and two of these shall be gold.  Photo: Erik Borg   Denmark had a fantastic start to the World Championships. In a period of just one […]

07.07.2014 World Orienteering Championships: 34 teams in Sprint Relay
A record 54 nations have entered athletes for this year’s World Orienteering Championships being held in northern Italy, and 34 of these have entered 4-person teams (2 women, 2 men) for today’s Sprint Relay which takes place in Trento with the mass start at 17.30 local time.

06.07.2014 Historic World Masters Championships approaching
The IOF goes for the first time to South America with an IOF Major Event, when the World Masters Orienteering Championships will be staged in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in November 2014.

06.07.2014 Soren Bobach practiced running on flights of stairs
Just how to cross the bridges in Venice as fast as possible has been a part of Søren Bobach’s training during recent weeks. For some it was a bit surprising that Søren Bobach was the winner. He wasn’t among the favourites, but with number bib 17 of 45 he finished with a time that no […]

06.07.2014 This time Wyder will remember the result!
For Judith Wyder, it was a remarkable difference in her Sprint performance at the World Championships (WOC) compared with the three previous years. Now she could really smile. The Sprint distance started the Championships in Italy. Judith won the shortest distance just as at the European Orienteering Championships a little more than two months ago. […]

06.07.2014 LiveCenter up and running – if you have problems, check here
IOF LiveCenter was first tested at competition yesterday during World Orienteering Championships Sprint in Venice, Italy. The LiveCenter offered live GPS tracking and web-TV. Speaker sound was not working well yesterday, but hopefully it will in the future events. The address is livecenter.orienteering.org. Some users experienced problems with logging in to the LiveCenter after buying […]

05.07.2014 World Championships Sprint in Venice
The historic centre of Venice provided the perfect scene for a historic World Championships sprint race.

05.07.2014 World Orienteering Championships Sprint qualifications in Burano
The qualification race for the World Orienteering Championships Sprint took place in Burano, Italy, this morning. 15 best of all heats made their way to the final, which will take place this afternoon in Venice. Leading results: Women A 1) Emma Klingenberg DEN 12:57 2) Judith Wyder SUI 13:03 3) Nadiya Volynska UKR 13:55 Women […]

04.07.2014 FootO WRE application form published
The application form for season 2015 World Ranking Events in foot orienteering is now available.

04.07.2014 Youth orienteering page opened
The IOF wants to make youth.orienteering.org a point where you can find ideas for introducing orienteering to the youth, and for youth trainings.

04.07.2014 World Championships start with Sprint races
The World Orienteering Championships, this year being held in Italy, start tomorrow (Saturday) with the Sprint Qualification at Burano and the Final in the city of Venice, with the finish arena for the Final on the Venice waterfront. The Opening Ceremony will be held on Sunday and the Mixed Sprint Relay on Monday.

03.07.2014 Buy your LiveCenter pass to follow GPS tracking from World Championships
To guarantee that you can see the GPS tracking from the beginning of the World Orienteering Championships, please buy your week pass in advance.

02.07.2014 Test IOF LiveCenter – and use it during the World Championships
The IOF is at the moment developing a LiveCenter service, which will be the entry point for people wanting to follow IOF Events live or re-live. In the first instance, the service will provide and guarantee high quality GPS tracking from IOF events.

01.07.2014 Drawing route choices the key to success?
Our Athlete of July is aiming to get a medal in Italy, in Sprint relay. Because of previous years’ injuries, Søren Bobach has decided to focus mainly on Sprint this year, to slowly make his way back.

30.06.2014 Spotlight on Italy: count down to World Championships
The count-down to this year’s World Orienteering Championships (WOC) and World Trail Orienteering Championships in Italy is now well under way, with the first WOC races, the Sprint Qualification and Final, on this coming Saturday and the final race, the Relay, a week later.

17.06.2014 A special mapping issue of Scientific Journal of Orienteering published
A new new issue of Scientific Journal of Orienteering, focusing on mapping, has been published by the visiting editor Laszlo Zentai.

13.06.2014 Poland and Switzerland appointed World Cup 2016 organisers
The IOF Council has appointed Poland and Switzerland as organizers of Orienteering World Cup 2016 rounds 2 and 4. The overall program for World Cup 2016 was also confirmed.

12.06.2014 Denmark wins exciting mixed sprint relay
This new race format, being introduced for the first time at the World Championships next month, was trialled in Imatra, Finland today, the second occasion of its kind this year, by many of the world’s best teams. The outcome didn’t come clear until well into the final leg, but Denmark finished clear winners ahead of two Swedish teams and then Switzerland.

11.06.2014 World Cup wins for Wyder and Leandersson
Judith Wyder, Switzerland and Jonas Leandersson, Sweden were the winners of the final in the World Cup Sprint in Imatra, Finland today, in a race with very tight margins – 2 seconds in the women’s race and 4 seconds in the men’s. Both are current European Champions and both won their qualification races this morning.

10.06.2014 Orienteering in Cuba – new issue of Inside Orienteering is available
Inside Orienteering 3/2014 tells about the development of orienteering in Cuba, and about the man behind many development projects in South America, José Angel Nieto Poblete. In addition, we report from the European Trail Orienteering Championships and interview the first-ever European Champion in TempO, Antti Rusanen, Finland.

08.06.2014 Kratov – “I’m not experienced in this kind of terrain”
Oleksandr Kratov didn’t feel very comfortable with the terrain in the Long distance World Cup race in Norway, but on the podium he stepped to the top. The Ukrainian had a very good race, but he didn’t take the smartest route choices all the way. On one of the long legs he lost about two […]

08.06.2014 Kratov – “I’m not an expert at all”
Oleksandr Kratov didn’t really feel very comfortable with the terrain in the Long distance World Cup race in Norway, but on the podium he stepped to the top. The Ukrainian had a very good race, but he didn’t take the smartest route choices all the way. On one of the long legs he lost about […]

08.06.2014 Ida Bobach had to have a break from running
Last autumn Ida Bobach didn’t run at all for some time, and she still isn’t running how she would like to, but she’s still among the very best in the world. As a junior she won seven gold medals in Junior World Championships, and as a last-year junior she won a medal on the very […]

08.06.2014 World Cup, Norway: Alexandersson and Kratov win Long distance
Tove Alexandersson made it two big wins in two days; today in the Long distance race she had a lead at the finish of more than two minutes. Oleksandr Kratov, Ukraine continued his good form this season, taking the men’s race by 21 seconds.

07.06.2014 Tove A. – “I’ll be even better at WOC”
Tove Alexandersson got her third World Cup victory within a month on the Middle distance in Norway today, but this is not something she is thinking about. “I had an almost perfect race”, smiles Tove. She won with a margin of 1.58 minutes ahead of her team-mate Helena Jansson. “It’s going well. It feels better […]

07.06.2014 Lundanes’ first victory since 2012
Olav Lundanes was once again the very best today, but he thinks that his shape has to be better for success in Italy. “I felt it was hard physically”, he says. The Norwegian won just in front of Pasi Ikonen. He ran an almost perfect race technically in the forests around Kongsberg, just 100 kilometres […]

07.06.2014 Pasi Ikonen – better than ever
Pasi Ikonen just missed winning by five seconds, but the Finn is very glad for the good place. The World Champion from 2001 is really back. “Problems? Yes, I have had most of them”, Pasi considers. It has been a bit up and down for some years even though he has had a lot of […]

07.06.2014 World Cup Middle distance: big win for Tove Alexandersson
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden, enjoyed one of her best ever World Cup victories today in Kongsberg, Norway, winning the first of the two races this weekend by a margin of almost 2 minutes on the 4.58 km course. Olav Lundanes was a popular home winner in the men’s race by just 5 seconds over Finland’s Pasi Ikonen.

06.06.2014 Norway and Finland host World Cup Round 3
A Middle and a Long distance race in Norway and a city Sprint in Finland make up the third round of the 2014 World Cup starting tomorrow, with competitors from 20 nations taking part.

06.06.2014 TrailO Event Advisers clinic at O-Ringen
The IOF Trail Orienteering and Rules Commissions, in cooperation with O-Ringen 2014, will be organising an IOF Trail Orienteering Event Advisers' Clinic in Skåne, Sweden between 22-23 July 2014.

05.06.2014 Record number of countries entered for the World Championships
The World Orienteering Championships and World Trail Orienteering Championships are attracting a record number of countries to Italy this summer.

05.06.2014 Record number of countries entered to the World Championships
The World Orienteering Championships and World Trail Orienteering Championships are attracting a record number of countries to Italy this summer.

03.06.2014 Junior World Championships Development Project
The IOF Foot Orienteering Commission (FOC) was asked earlier this year by the IOF Council to further develop the programme of the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC). The project group's report should be presented to the Council by October 2014. Introduction of a possible new programme should take place by 2018 at the latest.

02.06.2014 Athlete of June aims for the best possible race
Catherine Taylor took a surprise bronze medal to Great Britain in the European Championships long distance race. She has been close to the top before, but this was her first international medal.

02.06.2014 Orienteering software list back on the IOF website
The Software for Orienteering section is again available on the IOF website. In this section we have listed commonly used orienteering software for different purposes ranging from event administration to training.

23.05.2014 New MTBO World Ranking Rules published
The IOF World Ranking Scheme Rules valid from 1 January 2014 have now been supplemented with details regarding MTB Orienteering World Ranking Events.

19.05.2014 Ski Orienteering on the programme of the 53rd Military World Ski Championships
Following the successful ski orienteering event at the the 52nd Military World Ski Championships, the IOF has now received formal information from CISM that ski orienteering will be on the programme of the 53rd Military World Ski Championships as well.

18.05.2014 MTBO World Cup: favourites win mixed relay
Finland’s first team, favourites to win the mixed relay, came into the finish today in the anticipated first place with a good margin down to second-placed France. Czech Republic took third position.

18.05.2014 Long distance race ended in sprint finish
Long distance with mass start, the second event in this year's MTB Orienteering World Cup, was exciting from the start to the finish.

16.05.2014 Hara and Foliforov strongest at World Cup opening
Mountain bike orienteering World Cup kicked off today in North Zealand, Denmark, with a sprint race. Women's Word Ranking leader Marika Hara, Finland, showed that she is at least as strong this year as she was in 2013.

16.05.2014 FootO Event Advisers’ Clinic in Zermatt
The IOF Rules Commission will organise an IOF Foot Orienteering Event Advisers’ Clinic in Zermatt, Switzerland in conjunction with Swiss Orienteering Week on Wednesday 23 July 2014.

16.05.2014 16th International Conference on Orienteering Mapping
The 16th International Conference on Orienteering Mapping (ICOM) will be organised in conjunction with the World Orienteering Championships 2014 in Lavarone, Italy.

15.05.2014 Junior World Championships now World Ranking Events
Since the IOF renewed its World Ranking rules for all disciplines, all Junior World Championships A finals also count for the World Ranking.

15.05.2014 Mountain Bike Orienteering World Cup kicks off in Denmark
World Cup in Mountain Bike Orienteering begins with Sprint on Friday 16 May in North Zealand, Denmark.

15.05.2014 Review of the IOF Competition Programme Project
The IOF is embarking on a project to review the competition programme across the four disciplines.

14.05.2014 Technology in Orienteering – open meeting
The IOF IT Commission organises an open meeting "Technology in Orienteering" in conjunction with the World Orienteering Championships in Italy, on 10 July 2014.

13.05.2014 Unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering opened in Finland
Round 1 of the Unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering (ECTO) 2014 was held last weekend in Tuusula and Nurmijärvi in Finland, in  conjunction with FinTrailO, a weekend with two PreO and one TempO competition.

07.05.2014 IOF XXVII General Assembly
The IOF XXVII Ordinary General Assembly will be held on 10 July 2014 in Lavarone, Italy.

06.05.2014 Proposals to IOF General Assembly
By the deadline of 10 March 2014, two proposals from member federations had been submitted to the IOF General Assembly. Later on, one of these proposals, namely the one from the Nordic countries concerning the IOF competition calendar in all the disciplines, was withdrawn. The IOF Council submits two proposals to the General Assembly regarding Statutes changes.

06.05.2014 Eleven nominations to IOF Council
The IOF Council for 2014-2016 will be elected at the IOF General Assembly on 10 July 2014 in Lavarone, Italy. Member federations were called to nominate candidates for the Council.

01.05.2014 Athlete of the Month aiming for World Championships gold
Our Athlete of May, Susanna Laurila, is 25-year-old mountain bike orienteer with World Champion titles both from Junior and Senior World Championships. This year she aims to get at least one more gold medal from the World Championships in Poland.

28.04.2014 MTB Orienteering World Ranking now online
The new IOF World Ranking Site now also shows the Mountain Bike Orienteering World Ranking and World Cup.

25.04.2014 IOF on YouTube
The two orienteering videos from SportAccord Convention have been published on the new IOF Orienteering YouTube channel.

25.04.2014 Foot Orienteering Commission chair on Event Quality
The IOF organises yearly World Cup, World Championships, Junior World Championships and World Masters Championships. This year's European Orienteering Championships raised the question about how to ensure event quality in all IOF Events.

24.04.2014 6th CISM World Games in South Korea
Orienteering will be part of the 6th CISM Military World Games in South Korea in 2015. The competition programme has now been decided on.

24.04.2014 All WRE participants need an IOF ID
All athletes need a World Ranking (WR) ID when they enter to World Ranking Events. If you are planning to participate in an World Ranking Event, but do not yet have a WR ID, please apply for one as soon as possible.

22.04.2014 Invitation to Sprint Relay Seminar in Italy
IOF Foot Orienteering Commission welcomes you to the International Seminar on Planning for Sprint Relay that will take place in conjunction with the World Orienteering Championships in Trentino - Veneto in Italy.

22.04.2014 Two orienteering videos published
The IOF video that was used to promote orienteering at the SportAccord Convention is now available for watching on the IOF website. On the same page, also a video promoting ski orienteering can be watched.

22.04.2014 New IOF IT Service System will be up and running in November 2014
The IOF Council has taken the decision to sign a contract with the Swedish Orienteering Federation to create a new IOF IT Service System. The new system willl be based on the Eventor software owned by the Swedish federation and currently being used in Sweden, Norway, and Australia.

17.04.2014 More success for Volynska after The World Games
Nadiya Volynska in the European Championships relay. Photo: Erik Borg In the European Championships Sprint Nadiya Volynska won her first European or World Championships medal, but it was not her first international medal. “I got a medal at the middle distance at The World Games in Colombia last year. That was very big for my […]

17.04.2014 A good combination of old and new – Czech Republic
The Czech team after the relay. Photo: Erik Borg Two years ago Czech Republic won men’s World Championships relay in Switzerland. In the European Championships relay in Portugal the Czech were really satisfied with silver. “We have almost a completely new team. I am the only “old one” – the other two are the new […]

17.04.2014 Wyder got self-confidence
The victorious Swiss relay team at the finish line. Photo: Erik Borg After the first qualication races at the European Championships Judith Wyder started to perform very well. At the end, the Swiss became the most successful athlete of the Championships in Portugal. “It has been an incredible week”, she smiles.  In the relay she […]

17.04.2014 Bergman was strongest
Swedish joy at the finish. Photo: Erik Borg There was a huge battle for the victory on the last leg of the men’s relay, but one man was strongest of them all: Gustav Bergman. He saw Jan Prochazka from Czech Republic just behind him for the last kilometres.  “But he didn’t seem to come closer”, […]

16.04.2014 Antti Rusanen European Champion in TempO
TempO was for the first time an official format at the European Trail Orienteering Championships this year.

16.04.2014 Switzerland and Sweden win relays
The European Orienteering Championships relays took place today in sunny Palmela.

15.04.2014 Overnight leaders are TrailO champions
Jari Turto, Finland and Michael Johansson, Sweden are the Open and Paralympic class champions respectively at the end of Day 2 of the PreO competition in the European Trail Orienteering Championships.

15.04.2014 Hubmann: “I realised I had to concentrate”
After Daniel Hubmann had found the fourth control he changed his behaviour in the forest. And at the prize-giving he could climb to the highest position. The Swiss phantom lost about one minute in a mistake at the fourth control. “Then I realised I had to concentrate”, he says. The rest of the race was […]

15.04.2014 Lundanes back on track
Last season Olav Lundanes wasn’t very visible on the international scene. But in the Long distance today the Norwegian was just 25 seconds behind the gold winner. “It was a good race. I can’t really remember any mistakes except maybe some seconds and maybe a not so good route choice”, he says. The 26-year-old Norwegian […]

15.04.2014 Mironova: “I see I can be among the very best”
Svetlana Mironova has never done so well in an individual international race as on the Long distance today, but there is something that counts even more for her. “The victory at the relay at the European Championships two years ago counts more”, Svetlana says. But as an individual athlete today’s race was a step forward. […]

15.04.2014 Cat Taylor: “It’s a shock!”
Cat Taylor in the long distance race in Portugal. Photo: Erik Borg Catherine Taylor was running for being among the ten best, but the 24-year-old athlete achieved her biggest sports moment so far. She just wanted to perform well and she really did that. The very long course of 13.2 kilometres was finished in a […]

15.04.2014 Cath Taylor: “It’s a shock!”
Catherine Taylor was running for being among the ten best, but the 24-year-old athlete achieved her biggest sports moment so far. She just wanted to perform well and she really did that. The very long course of 13.2 kilometres was finished in a great way. “I don’t really know what to say! It’s of course […]

15.04.2014 Azerbaijan – “we’re just on the way”
Azerbaijan is taking part in the European Championships for the first time. The country’s “old and new” sport is on the way up. “At the World Championships we will have a big team”, Mirali Kazimov says. He is President of the orienteering federation in the country, and very keen and active in the work to […]

15.04.2014 Olympic Champion has found a new sport
42 years ago Jüri Tarmak high-jumped into the history of international sport, but now the Estonian’s main sport is with map and compass. “Orienteering is number one and athletics number two”, Jüri says. In Münich in 1972 the Estonian became Olympic Champion in high jump – as a member of the Soviet Union team. 42 […]

15.04.2014 Long distance final: second golds for Wyder and Hubmann
The European Championships Long distance final produced wins for Switzerland’s Judith Wyder (already Sprint champion) and Daniel Hubmann (Middle distance champion). Wyder won by more than 1½ minutes, whilst Hubmann’s victory was tighter – 25 seconds.

15.04.2014 Follow Long Distance final LIVE from 9 GMT – note the time!
European Orienteering Championships Long Distance final will take place today from 9 GMT on.

14.04.2014 Tight at the top in TrailO Championships
Full points and just 1 second difference at the timed controls; that was the situation at the top of the results board for the Open class after the first day of PreO today. Jari Turto, Finland has the smallest of advantages overnight over his fellow countryman Antti Rusanen. Michael Johansson, Sweden, leads the Paralympic class by a slightly bigger margin: 3 seconds!

14.04.2014 Payback time for Hubmann
In 2012 Daniel Hubmann missed the World Championships (WOC) on home ground due to injuries and surgery. Now he feels he is getting back to the good old level. In the Middle distance final today the Swiss star ran very fast and navigated perfectly. “It was a lot about running and pushing hard. The navigation […]

14.04.2014 Signe Søes: “not sure about the World Championships yet”
In the Middle distance final at the European Championships (EOC) Signe Søes had her biggest day as an orienteer so far, but whether she will be at the World Championships (WOC) this year is not decided for the young mother. The start list in the Middle final was based on the World Ranking, and Signe […]

14.04.2014 European Championships Middle distance final: great day for Danes and Swiss
Gold and silver for Denmark in the women’s race and for Switzerland in the men’s; Signe Søes and Daniel Hubmann both emerged victorious by 16 seconds at the end of two thrilling races.

14.04.2014 JWOC Guidelines updated
IOF Foot Orienteering Commission has updated the Guidelines for Junior World Orienteering Championships organisers.

14.04.2014 Fog delays first day of Trail Orienteering Championships
The TempO qualification competition of the European Trail Orienteering Championships on Sunday was delayed because of fog; it was simply not possible to see the controls from the viewing points

14.04.2014 The champion wasn’t sure he could start
Jonas Leandersson, European Sprint Orienteering Champion in 2012 and 2014. Photo: Erik Borg Jonas Leandersson got an illness in his throat on Tuesday. He had to skip the Middle distance qualification, but gave the Sprint qualification a try and got to the final. “I started in the Sprint qualification and my health didn’t get worse. […]

14.04.2014 Judith Wyder: “It’s good to have the extra pressure”
Judith Wyder after the victory in Sprint. Photo: Erik Borg For Judith Wyder it’s kind of a new world this season. The Swiss athlete is happy to be more responsible for her results. “Of course there is a change for us others in the team now that Simone (Niggli) has stopped her career”, Judith says. […]

13.04.2014 European sprint champions are Wyder and Leandersson
Judith Wyder, Switzerland and Jonas Leandersson, Sweden are the two new Sprint champions after closely-fought races in Portugal today. Wyder was fastest by just 2 seconds, whilst Leandersson had a more comfortable victory by 9 seconds in retaining his European Sprint title from 2012.

12.04.2014 Nicholas Simonin: “I had to move away”
Already as a youngster, Nicholas Simonin spent a year away from home. Now he has been living abroad for five years, just to do very well with map and compass. He’s the only one from Ireland who is in the Sprint or the Long final at the European Championships in Portugal. In the Middle distance, […]

12.04.2014 “This helps the sport to be better known”
João Figueiredo is happy to have all the best orienteers in the world on home ground, and that’s not only for getting tough competition. João has the Sprint as his main distance, and the fast Portuguese was number eight in one of the three heats and secured a safe place in the A-final. “I had […]

12.04.2014 Keren Ziv – making history
There is a new nation represented among the finalists in the women’s classes at the European Championships: an Israeli who likes to work hard over a long period, and that’s for sure a plus in the long final. “I have reached my goal. Now I will have a good final”, Keren Ziv says. She is […]

12.04.2014 Ursula Kadan – going for three times top 20
Ursula Kadan is better prepared than ever. The Austrian is hoping for new international steps forward in the coming days. “I want to be among the 20 best in all the three finals”, Ursula says. First it is the Sprint on Sunday evening in Pamela. Monday is the Middle distance day, and the last individual […]

12.04.2014 Italian team: important races on the route to home ground
For the Italians there’s no doubt what’s most important this year, but the World Cup and European Championships in Portugal is very important too. “There’s still time to make some changes resulting from what happens here”, Carlotta Scalet says. The Italian was 17th on the Long qualification and just got into Tuesday’s final. – What’s […]

12.04.2014 Swiss dominance in Sprint qualification
Swiss runners won four out of the six Sprint qualifying heats in the European Championships run today, and also took two second places in the women’s heats by just 2 seconds in each case.

11.04.2014 Emily Kemp: big decision ahead
Two years ago Emily Kemp became the first Canadian with a medal in the Junior World Championships. This year she is aiming for a new personal best as a senior, and an important decision is on the way. The 22-year-old Canadian is currently taking part in the World Cup in Portugal. Today she qualified for […]

11.04.2014 Even Alexandersson can get tired!
Tove Alexandersson is the “super-woman” who appears to be on top form the whole year, but even this Swede can have times when it’s a bit tougher. During the winter the 21-year-old athlete became both European Champion in ski orienteering and second-best overall in the World Cup. It’s just a month ago that the winter […]

11.04.2014 Second wins for Søes and Kerschbaumer
Signe Søes, Denmark and Gernot Kerschbaumer, Austria, won their qualification heats today in the European Orienteering Championships for the second day in succession. The Long distance qualification races took runners through forest with very varied runnability in the Palmela region of Portugal.

11.04.2014 Second wins for Søes and Gerschbaumer
Signe Søes, Denmark and Gernot Kerschbaumer, Austria, won their qualification heats today in the European Orienteering Championships for the second day in succession. The Long distance qualification races took runners through forest with very varied runnability in the Palmela region of Portugal.

11.04.2014 Correction: All start in Middle Distance final
After yesterday's European Orienteering Championships Middle distance qualification race there were several complaints about the controls.

11.04.2014 All men in Middle Distance final
After yesterday's European Orienteering Championships Middle distance qualification race there were several complaints about the controls.

10.04.2014 Middle distance qualification the first race at the European Championships
The European Orienteering Championships started with Middle Distance qualification in Portugal today.

10.04.2014 “You’re not going to stop!”
Thierry Gueorgiou is pretty sure that this European Championships will be his last as an athlete. But his team-mates are not so sure! The European Championships in Portugal, which also include the World Cup, started with the Middle distance qualification race. The race was organised close to the Atlantic Ocean, about 30 kilometres south of […]

10.04.2014 Jansson – “I have never given up hope”
For more than a year, Helena Jansson has spent much more time in water pools than in the forest. After the first race of the European Championships the Swede was smiling and very happy. “It’s so incredible to be back again”, Jansson says. “I love to take part and be in the team”. She has […]

09.04.2014 IOF and FISU signed the Collaboration Convention
The IOF and the International University Sports Federation (FISU) signed a Collaboration Convention today at the SportAccord Convention in Belek, Turkey.

09.04.2014 30 nations represented at European Championships
Competitors from 30 nations will be taking part in the European Orienteering Championships starting this week in Palmela, Portugal. 19 nations are represented at the European Trail Orienteering Championships being held at the same time and venue. These will be the most prestigious orienteering events ever held in Portugal.

09.04.2014 The World Games video channel
The International World Games Association (IWGA) has launched a video channel under the tag "Discover the World of Sports."

08.04.2014 Inside Orienteering 2/2014 now available
Second issue of this year's Inside Orienteering is available!

07.04.2014 Orienteering will be part of The World Games 2017
The International World Games Association just announced the sports that will be part of the official programme of The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland.

06.04.2014 World Cup, Spain: Middle distance wins for Eliasson and Kratov
Lena Eliasson, Sweden and Oleksandr Kratov, Ukraine were the winners of the third World Cup race of the season held in Murcia, Spain.

05.04.2014 Hana Dolezalova: “I don’t have time to feel pressure at the ETOC”
Hana Dolezalova returns to the country where, in 2010, she suffered a serious accident during the World MTB Orienteering Championships. She was back then injured for life and had no chance to come back to mountain bike orienteering. But now she is back. Always with the colours of the Czech Republic, her main goals seem to be to finish the race and say: “I'm satisfied!”

05.04.2014 Orienteering World Cup continues in Spain
Orienteering World Cup leader Tove Alexandersson took a convincing victory in the second race of the World Cup 2014.

04.04.2014 Procedure for WMTBOC Long distance start slot allocation published
The IOF Council has approved the revised procedure for allocating World MTB Orienteering Championships Long distance start slots.

04.04.2014 World Cup races in Spain this weekend
Spain is in the spotlight this weekend when two World Cup races will be held near Cehegín in the Murcia region of the country. Athletes from 23 nations will compete in a Long and a Middle Distance race.

02.04.2014 Check athlete information before first World Ranking Event
All athletes need a World Ranking (WR) ID when they enter to World Ranking Events. If you are planning to participate in an World Ranking Event, but do not yet have a WR ID, please apply for one as soon as possible.

01.04.2014 “Always good at orienteering but never good at running”
Our Athlete of April is an Orienteering World Champion, who, as he himself puts it "was always good at orienteering but never good at running". Last time he competed in foot orienteering was at the age of sixteen, since the courses started then to get longer and playing football started to take a lot of his time. So how come he is a multiple World Champion now?

30.03.2014 IOF World Ranking page up and running
The IOF World Ranking site is now launched!

28.03.2014 Uganda and Nepal new members of the IOF
Nepal Orienteering Federation and Uganda Orienteering Federation have been approved as new provisional IOF members at the IOF Council meeting in Helsinki today.

26.03.2014 Challenging race at the World Military Ski Orienteering Championships
Ski Orienteering had the priviledge to be part of the 52nd CISM World Military Ski Championships in Sodankylä, Finland. Countries had sent their best teams, and there were several world champions on the middle distance starting line.

25.03.2014 Athletes’ feedback from first Sprint Relay World Cup
The IOF Foot Orienteering Athletes' Commission collected  feedback from the athletes regarding the first-ever Sprint Relay World Cup race.

21.03.2014 IOF policy regarding Council members’ travels
The IOF Council members are nominated by their national federations and elected at the IOF General Assembly to serve a two-year period in the Council. The IOF policy is not to cover the meeting travel, accommodation, and meal costs of the IOF Council and Commission members, except for Athletes’ Commission members when invited to a […]

20.03.2014 IOF FootO Event Advisers’ clinic in Ottawa, Canada in April
The IOF Rules Commission will be organising an IOF Foot Orienteering Event Advisers' clinic in Ottawa, Canada in conjunction with NAOC 2014 Take Control Weekend.

20.03.2014 World Ranking Event Guidelines updated
The 2014 version of the IOF Guidelines for Orienteering World Ranking Events is now available on the IOF website.

20.03.2014 Growing interest in orienteering TV broadcasts
The Russian Orienteering Federation is the latest of our federations to confirm that they want to buy a full TV rights package of the 2014 World Orienteering Championships in Italy in July, including the live coverage of all five finals.

19.03.2014 CISM World Military Ski Orienteering Championships coming up
The 52nd World Military Skiing Championships take place in Finland next week.

18.03.2014 Orienteering in Singapore – watch the video!
Orienteering is developing rapidly in Singapore, and we are looking forward to soon having a Singapore federation as an IOF member. For now, you can yourself take a look at one orienteering event organised in Singapore last year, Pulau Ubin Score O 2013: http://youtu.be/ycJS0pLlMhw

17.03.2014 Latvia a candidate to organise World Orienteering Championships 2018
The deadline for applications to organise World Orienteering Championships and World Trail Orienteering Championships 2018 was 15 March 2014. By the deadline, the IOF received an application from Latvia.

14.03.2014 Russian victories in Ski Orienteering World Cup final
Ski Orienteering World Cup 2013-2014 ended today with ultra long distance mass start event in Tyumen, Russia.

14.03.2014 Rules for new Orienteering World Ranking Scheme published
The IOF Council made a decision last October to change the IOF Orienteering World Ranking Scheme for season 2014. The rules for the new scheme, valid as of 1 January 2014, are now available on the IOF website.

14.03.2014 Follow Ski Orienteering World Cup Final live
IOF Ski Orienteering World Cup Final event, ultra long distance with mass start, takes place today in Tyumen, Russia. Follow the results and tracking live here: http://esoc2014.ru/live/

13.03.2014 The first ever EYMTBOC to be held in Portugal
The European Working Group (EWG) has appointed Portugal as the organiser of the first ever European Youth MTB Orienteering Championships (EYMTBOC) in 2015.

12.03.2014 Relay golds to Finland and Norway
European Ski Orienteering Championships ended today with Relay.

12.03.2014 Special thanks to Tyumen Region for excellent European Championships
IOF President Brian Porteous, Vladimir Yakushev, Governor of Tyumen Region, and Alexander Bliznevsky, Vice President of the Russian Orienteering Federation  IOF President Brian Porteous met with Vladimir Yakushev, Governor of Tyumen Region, yesterday to thank him for his Region’s major sponsorship of the European Ski Orienteering Championships and World Cup competitions held at the region’s […]

12.03.2014 Follow European Championships Relay LIVE from 7:30 GMT
European Ski Orienteering Championships in Tyumen, Russia, continue with Relay today. The mass starts take place at 7:35 GMT (8:35 CET) and 8:45 GMT.

11.03.2014 Alexandersson wins in summer and in winter – first gold to Barchukov
Tove Alexandersson has recovered from her bad day on Sunday, and what a recovery! She took a clear victory on the European Ski Orienteering championships Middle distance in Tyumen, Russia today. This makes her a World Cup event winner in both foot and ski orienteering - this year! She won earlier the Orienteering World Cup Opening Round in Turkey.

11.03.2014 European Championships Middle Distance today from 6:50 GMT
The competitions in Tyumen, Russia, continue today with Middle distance.

09.03.2014 Pesu and Belomazhev best on long distance
The European Ski Orienteering Championships Long Distance mass start race was dramatic to the end.

09.03.2014 Follow European Championships Long Distance LIVE from 5:00 GMT
European Ski Orienteering Championships in Tyumen, Russia, continue with Sprint today.

08.03.2014 Lamov and Hancikova Sprint European Champions
He has been on, or very near, the podium the whole season. Yesterday's race did not go according to the plans, so today was his turn to show at home what he can: Andrei Lamov dominated the men's Sprint race and took a victory by 5 seconds before the Finn Ville-Petteri Saarela.

08.03.2014 Follow European Championships Sprint LIVE from 8:20 GMT
European Ski Orienteering Championships in Tyumen, Russia, continue with Sprint today.

07.03.2014 European Ski Orienteering Championships: home victory in Mixed Sprint Relay
The Russian team of Vladimir Barchukov and Yuliya Tarasenko won the first event of the Championships being held near Tyumen in Russia, an exceptionally close-fought race in which 14 teams finished within 2 minutes. Bulgaria took silver and Sweden bronze.

07.03.2014 Tyumen is ready!
European Ski Orienteering Championships kick off today with Mixed Relay. The events can be followed live online on the ESOC website, and with either English or Russian commentary: http://esoc2014.ru/live/ When arriving to Tyumen, the athletes were surprised to find the huge and spectacular ski stadium, Pearl of Siberia. The hotels where the teams stay has […]

06.03.2014 Follow European Championships LIVE online!
The European Ski Orienteering Championships kick off with Mixed Relay on Friday in Tyumen, Russia. The organisers have secured high quality live TV broadcast from the events with English (and Russian, if you like) commentary.

05.03.2014 Portugal O’Meeting: almost 1700 participants
With almost 1700 participants, the Portugal O’ Meeting 2014 is over. On the only Long Distance course of the event week, Simone Niggli and Thierry Gueorgiou were the first to start… and the first to finish! The 19th edition of the Portugal O ‘Meeting, the most important event of the national regular calendar of Foot […]

05.03.2014 Climax of Ski Orienteering season in Russia
The European Ski Orienteering Championships, the pinnacle of this ski orienteering season, takes place near Tyumen in Russia starting on Friday and continuing throughout next week. 106 competitors from 17 nations will be taking part.

04.03.2014 Portugal O’ Meeting 2014: Maria’s Day!
Maria Magnusson was best on the super difficult middle distance course. Photo: Joaquim Margarido On a day where the sun, although lightly, visited Gouveia and the Portugal O ‘Meeting 2014, Maria Magnusson was the brightest star of the third stage of the event, interrupting a blistering series of triumphs of Simone Niggli. In the Men […]

03.03.2014 Evaluation of Sprint Relay in Turkey
The IOF Athletes’ Commission asks for feedback after the first Sprint Relay event in the Unofficial Sprint Relay World Cup 2014. All participants (athletes, coaches, officials) of the Sprint Relay in Antalya, Turkey, please fill in your feedback on this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FJH2g8WYjC8h87TmGKcea286LUZX1kXpW5Z24heNitk/viewform?edit_requested=true

03.03.2014 POM winners on Sunday: Gueorgiou, Niggli, Guerra and Madella
Remo Madella (to the right) was winner of Sunday’s trail orienteering event. Photo: Joaquim Margarido With the victories of Simone Niggli and Thierry Gueorgiou in today’s stage, came to the end the first half of the Portugal O ‘Meeting 2014. In the stage of Trail orienteering, Julio Guerra and Remo Madella were the big winners. […]

02.03.2014 Sweden victorious in Mixed Sprint Relay
The first race in the new unofficial World Cup in Sprint took place today, a Mixed Sprint Relay held in the town of Kemer, south of Antalya on the Turkish Mediterranean coast. The winning team was from Sweden with a 19-second lead over Denmark at the finish.

02.03.2014 Portugal O’ Meeting 2014: Gueorgiou and Niggli start best
It's now very difficult to find a title for the orienteering events in Portugal which does not include the names of Simone Niggli and Thierry Gueorgiou.

01.03.2014 Swiss and Swedish dominance in first World Cup round
The Swiss men and Swedish women were at the forefront in yesterday’s qualification races in the first World Cup event of the new season in Turkey, and their dominance was emphasised again today. In the top six, four of the men were Swiss and three of the women were Swedish. The winners were Daniel Hubmann and Tove Alexandersson.

01.03.2014 Athlete of March on the way to the top
From the junior who "ran faster than the map" to the senior who runs faster than everybody else - an amazing story of how the Spanish orienteer Andreu Blanes climbs to the top of the orienteering world!

28.02.2014 World Cup Opening Round in Turkey: qualification race
Orienteering World Cup 2014 kicked off in Antalya, Turkey today.

28.02.2014 6th CISM Military World Games in Korea in 2015
The 6th edition of the CISM Military World Games will take place in October 2015 in Mungyeong, Korea. The orienteering department of CISM has visited the site, and the reports from the visits, as well as many interesting photos, can be found on the CISM Orienteering page: http://cism-orienteering.com/?page_id=20

27.02.2014 Ski orienteering on TV in Turkey
Orienteering is in a strong tail wind in Turkey! The country hosts its first major IOF Event this weekend, when the Orienteering World Cup Round 1 takes place in Antalya. In addition, the first-ever Turkish Ski Orienteering World Ranking Events were held a couple of weeks ago. Now ski orienteering has even made it on TV in Turkey.

26.02.2014 Turkey hosts World Cup opener
A new landmark in the growth of orienteering in Turkey will be set this weekend with the country hosting its first-ever World Cup event in any discipline. Twenty nations will be represented in a two-day World Cup Middle distance Qualification and Final competition, followed on Sunday by a Mixed Sprint Relay, the first race in the unofficial Sprint World Cup.

25.02.2014 Webinar: The Future of International Federations’ Media Rights Strategies
IOF President Brian Porteous will be one of the speakers at a webinar organised by the SportAccord Convention and SportBusiness this afternoon at 15 GMT.

24.02.2014 World Masters in ski orienteering
The World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships were held alongside the Junior World and European Youth Championships in Estonia last week.

24.02.2014 Gueorgiou and Niggli winners of the long distance WRE in Portugal
Held last weekend in the municipalities of Satão and Aguiar da Beira, in the central part of Portugal, the third edition of the Mediterranean Championships in Orienteering, and Orienteering World Ranking Event competitions, finished in the best way. In the final stage, a top level Long Distance World Ranking Event (WRE), Simone Niggli and Thierry […]

24.02.2014 Gueorgiou and Niggli winners of 3rd Mediterranean Championships in Orienteering
Held laste weekend in the municipalities of Satão and Aguiar da Beira, in the central part of Portugal, the third edition of the Mediterranean Championships in Orienteering finished in the best way. In the final stage, a top level Long Distance World Ranking Event (WRE), Simone Niggli and Thierry Gueorgiou won again, repeating the victories […]

23.02.2014 Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: relay golds for Sweden and Finland
The strong favourites Sweden won the women’s relay today by a margin of almost 5 minutes, whilst the men’s relay was won by Finland by an even bigger margin, more than 7½ minutes. The Finns showed strength in depth, with their second team finishing second in the race.

22.02.2014 Mediterranean Championships Sprint
The third edition of the Mediterranean Championships in Orienteering proceeded yesterday in Aguiar da Beira. In the Sprint course, the Spanish fury was well present, with the “bomb kids”, Andreu Blanes and Antonio Martinez, who took the top two positions. In the women’s elite class,  Galina Vinogradova was the winner. After two stages, the Spain […]

22.02.2014 Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: double Russian gold in Sprint
Russian athletes were placed first in both women’s and men’s classes in the Sprint today, the winners being Liubov Balandina and Sergey Shalin. In the European Youth Championships, Russians again took both gold medals.

20.02.2014 Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: repeat win for Finland’s Tuomala
The second competition day of the Championships featured the Long distance race, in three loops with a mass start. Misa Tuomala, Finland won the men’s race for the second year in succession, but by only 3 seconds in a thrilling finish. In the women’s race it was success for Evelina Wickbom, Sweden who enjoyed a comfortable victory over her compatriot Frida Sandberg.

19.02.2014 Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: good start for Frida Sandberg
Last year in Latvia, Frida Sandberg from Sweden won all the individual women’s gold medals in the Junior World SkiO Championships. This year, still a junior, she has set her stall out again with a clear win at Middle distance, the first race in the 2014 Championships in Estonia. Jonas Madslien Bakken, Norway, second at this distance last year, won the men’s gold.

18.02.2014 First deadline for World Masters (Brazil) entries approaching
The early bird dealine for entries to the World Masters Orienteering Championships to be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1-8 November, is 20 February.

14.02.2014 First ever Ski Orienteering World Ranking Event in Turkey
The first ever Turkish Ski Orienteering World Ranking Event was held yesterday at a new ski resort Ergan at Erzincan, Turkey.

14.02.2014 World Cup Special Rules updated
The information about overall World Cup prize money was missing in the World Cup Special Rules, and it has now been added there.

14.02.2014 New terrains for Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships in Estonia
As there is unfortunately no snow in Põlva, Estonia, the organising committee of the Junior World Championships and World Masters Championships has decided to move the competitions to Pannjärve, in Ida-Virumaa county, approx. 180 km from Põlva.

14.02.2014 Inside Orienteering 1/2014: World Masters terrains in Brazil, TV production of Ski Orienteering, and more!
This year's first issue of Inside Orienteering has been published. Senior Event Adviser Oivind Holt tells about the Brazilian terrains that wait for the World Masters, and you can read more about the huge work the Russian organisers of European Ski Orienteering Championships are doing to guarantee top-quality TV broadcast from the events in Tyumen in March.

13.02.2014 Deadline for WOC, WSOC and WTOC applications extended
The IOF Council has decided to extend the deadline for World Orienteering Championships 2018, World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017 and World Trail Orienteering Championships 2017 and 2018 applications.

06.02.2014 WMTBOC Long distance qualification system under revision
The IOF is currently revising the qualification system for the World MTB Orienteering Championship Long distance final. The main motivation for the revision is that the old system does not allow the flexibility to allocate start slots to quickly developing overseas nations that are unable to take part in the World Championships every year.

05.02.2014 Start lists for WREs in early 2014 based on season 2013 final standings
The IOF is in the process of developing a new World Ranking system. In the meanwhile, all Foot Orienteering World Ranking Events will use the official IOF World Ranking List as at 31 December 2013 as the basis for start lists.

05.02.2014 Provisional approval for Emit Touch Free Punching System in MTBO
The IOF Council has decided to grant provisional approval for the use of Emit Touch Free Punching System in MTB Orienteering World Ranking Events.

04.02.2014 Team sizes not limited to 7+7 at the WOC 2014
Due to the IOF Council's decision in October 2013 to remove the limitations for team sizes (number of athletes) for World Orienteering Championships, which has subsequently been implemented into the updated IOF Competition Rules valid from 1 Jan 2014, the WOC 2014 organiser has decided to accept entries in excess of the 7+7, a limit which was stated in Bulletin 2.

04.02.2014 World Masters Orienteering Championships first entry deadline approaching
The early bird deadline for the World Masters Orienteering Championships 2014 to be held 1-8 November in Porto Alegre, Brazil, is 20 February.

01.02.2014 Athlete of February aiming for a perfect race
Daisy Kudre, our Athlete of February 2014, is a 20-year-old ski orienteer who won the first ever Estonian individual medal at the Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships last year.

31.01.2014 Six on the podium in the World Championships and some small other updates to the Protocol Guide
As announced at the Joint Meeting of the IOF Council and Commissions, and consequently on the IOF Twitter and Facebook pages, the IOF Council has decided, after listening to the IOF Athletes' Commissions, to go back to having six athletes on the podium in most medal ceremonies.

30.01.2014 Guidelines for World Masters Orienteering Championships updated
The IOF Foot Orienteering Commission has published an updated version of the Guidelines for World Masters Orienteering Championships document.

29.01.2014 Official Sprint Relay World Cup in 2015
The IOF Council has decided to make Sprint Relay an official part of World Cup 2015 in their recent meeting in Helsinki. The overall programme  for World Cup 2015 was also confirmed.

28.01.2014 Updated Technical Guidelines for Elite Trail Orienteering published
The IOF Trail Orienteering Commission has published an updated version of the IOF Technical Guidelines for Elite Trail Orienteering. The first version of the Guidelines was published in 2009.

28.01.2014 Several applications to host IOF major events
The IOF has received several major event applications for the 1 January 2014 deadline.

27.01.2014 First version of Guidelines for Course Planning published
The IOF Foot Orienteering Commission has published a first version of Guidelines for Course Planning - World Class Events. This document addresses the challenges of course planning in the modern environment and gives guidance on how to create best possible courses by listening to the needs of the most important customers: athletes, coaches, spectators and media.

27.01.2014 Ski Orienteering World Cup: Rvacheva and Alexandersson in tight battle
It’s tight at the top of the women’s World Cup standings at the end of the second round: Tatyana Rvacheva, Russia leads Tove Alexandersson, Sweden by just 5 points. The battle between these two will be resumed at the European Championships – the World Cup’s third round – in Russia in March.

26.01.2014 Ski Orienteering World Cup: double Swedish success in Long distance
It was Sweden first and second in both the women’s and men’s races over Long distance, the final races of this World Cup round. Winners were Tove Alexandersson by 1.08 and Erik Rost by 25 seconds.

25.01.2014 Vote for an orienteer – the best athlete of The World Games 2013
The International World Games Association hasan online voting to find the best athlete of The World Games 2013 held in Cali, Colombia. They have shortlisted 10 athletes, amongst them one orienteer: the triple World Games winner Matthias Kyburz (SUI).

25.01.2014 Ski Orienteering World Cup: Relay wins for Russia and Sweden
In two well-fought relay races at Orsa Grönklitt in Sweden, Russia won the women’s race, 38 seconds ahead of Sweden at the finish. The order was reversed in the men’s relay with Russia behind Sweden by 56 seconds.

23.01.2014 Ski Orienteering World Cup: Bulgarian victory after chasing start
Today’s race was in two parts: a Sprint prologue in the morning followed by a chasing start shortened Middle distance in the afternoon. In the men’s race this afternoon Stanimir Belomazhev, Bulgaria came through from eighth position and 25 seconds down to take the win in a thrilling sprint finish. Tove Alexandersson was able to hang on to her lead to win the women’s race.

23.01.2014 Alexandersson and Lamov lead after Sprint prologue
Fastest in the Sprint prologue this morning were Tove Alexandersson SWE, with an impressive 35-second lead over Sonja Mörsky FIN, and Andrey Lamov RUS, who was 9 seconds faster than his compatriot Kirill Veselov.

22.01.2014 IOF FootO Event Advisers’ Clinic in Tallinn, Estonia
The IOF Rules Commission will be organise an IOF Event Advisers’ Clinic in Tallinn, Estonia during 22-23 March 2014. The clinic is organised for the education and recruitment of new IOF licensed Foot Orienteering Event Advisers.

22.01.2014 Ski Orienteering World Cup: Lamov continues in winning form
It was a Russian double in the first World Cup race over Middle distance at Orsa Grönklitt, Sweden today. Tatyana Rvacheva got the better of home athlete Tove Alexandersson with a 56-second victory in the women’s race, whilst in the men’s it was another win for Andrey Lamov, this time by 30 seconds over Hans Jørgen Kvåle, Norway.

21.01.2014 IOF MTBO Event Advisers clinic in Bornholm, Denmark
The IOF MTB Orienteering Commission will be organising an IOF Event Advisers' and Organisers' Clinic in Bornholm, Denmark during 13-14 April 2014, in conjunction with the Danish MTBO Camp. The clinic is organised for the education and recruitment of new IOF licensed MTB Orienteering Event Advisers and the education of MTBO organisers.

21.01.2014 Buy live TV broadcast from European Ski Orienteering Championships
There will be live TV broadcasting from the  European Ski Orienteering Championships in Tyumen, Russia. The races to be broadcast are: Mixed Relay on March 7, Sprint on March 8, Long Distance on March 9 and Relay on March 12.

19.01.2014 Rvacheva and Lamov head World Cup standings
After 5 of the 12 individual races in this season’s Ski Orienteering World Cup, Tatyana Rvacheva, Russia continues to lead the standings despite being beaten in both of the races in Norway this weekend. She is ahead of Tove Alexandersson by 20 points. There is then a big gap of 70 points down to third-placed […]

19.01.2014 Tove – “One more winter of SkiO”
Tove Alexandersson has now found her flow with map and skis, and won both World Cup races in Norway. The remarkable Swede, who tops the ranking lists in both winter and summer, has foot orienteering as her main sport, but she wants to continue competing the whole year. “At least I want to go for […]

19.01.2014 “At ESOC I hope to be in better shape”
Andrey Lamov won both races in Norway, and showed impressive speed in the forests close to where WSOC will be next winter. – Can you do better than this at ESOC later in the winter – at home in Russia? “Yes, I hope so”, Lamov smiles. Now he has four more important races this week. […]

19.01.2014 “We will not take all at ESOC!”
Four of the six podium places were occupied by Russians in the fifth individual race of the World Cup. But they are not at all complacent ahead of the European Championships on home ground later this winter. Head coach Alexander Bliznevsky was of course very satisfied with the results in Norway, but when he is […]

19.01.2014 Ski Orienteering World Cup: repeat wins for Alexandersson and Lamov
In today’s Sprint race at Hamar, Norway, Tove Alexandersson and Andrey Lamov took victory for the second day in succession. Alexandersson showed strength and accuracy in the latter part of the course to come up to win by 9 seconds, whilst Lamov, fastest throughout, won by 14 seconds.

18.01.2014 Lamov in front of everyone
Andrey Lamov had a super race in the first of the two World Cup races in Norway this weekend. “I felt in very good shape”, the Russian smiles. There were three loops in this Middle distance mass start race. Already at the first of the two map exchanges the Russian was in the lead. “I […]

18.01.2014 “I try to avoid hearing messages”
Tove Alexandersson was well down on the lead when passing the finish arena, after almost half the course of the fourth individual race in this year’s World Cup, but the Swede could smile at the end. After 3.7 km of the 8.2 kilometre course with mass start at Gåsbu, close to Hamar, in Norway, Tove […]

18.01.2014 Ski Orienteering World Cup: first win for Alexandersson, second for Lamov
Tove Alexandersson, Sweden enjoyed her first success in this season’s World Cup in the mass start Middle distance race today, the first race in the Cup’s second round. The Russian Andrey Lamov, leader in the World Cup standings, won the men’s race after being in front throughout.

17.01.2014 Ski Orienteering European and World Masters Championships to Switzerland
The IOF Council has awarded the European Ski Orienteering Championships and the World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships 2015 to Switzerland.

17.01.2014 Live TV from World Orienteering Championships 2014
There will be live TV coverage of all - or almost all - the 2014 World Orienteering Championships finals in July in Italy. The broadcasts will be produced by Gearbox Production Company with the renowned Czech TV producer Karel Jonak.

16.01.2014 Ski Orienteering World Cup: upcoming races in Norway and Sweden
The second round of the 2013-2014 Ski Orienteering World Cup uses two venues – Hamar in Norway, where the World Ski Orienteering Championships will be held in 2015, and Orsa Grönklitt in Sweden. There are six races in all, two in Norway and four in Sweden.

14.01.2014 New World Ranking: gender equity, world wide awareness, high level events
The World Ranking scheme for foot orienteering was changed for 2014. Read about the background here!

10.01.2014 Olympic medal hope designed WUOC medals
There are 213 days remaining before the World University Orienteering Championships 2014 in the Czech Republic will be officially opened. It is still quite a long time, but some activities need to be prepared in advance. One of these activities is designing the medals that will be awarded to the best competitors in the five […]

08.01.2014 SkiO World Cup Events 7 and 8 to be moved to Orsa Grönklitt
The organiser of Ski Orienteering World Cup Round 2 events in Sweden has decided to move events 7 and 8 from Mora to Orsa Grönklitt due to the lack of snow. All Swedish events will now be held in Orsa Grönklitt. The organiser has confirmed that the event programme will stay similar to the one published in bulletin 3.

08.01.2014 Vote for the best athlete of The World Games
The International World Games Association has opened an online voting to find the best athlete of The World Games 2013 held in Cali, Colombia. They have shortlisted 10 athletes, amongst them one orienteer: the triple World Games winner Matthias Kyburz (SUI).

07.01.2014 Updated WADA Prohibited List
The 2014 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods took effect on January 1, 2014.

06.01.2014 Big interest for the IOF High Level Event Seminar in Sweden
The IOF High Level Event Seminar, also known as the “HLES”, will set a new participation record this year.

03.01.2014 IOF World Ranking system
The IOF is in the process of commissioning a new service provider for the IOF World Rankings in all disciplines.

02.01.2014 National quotas for Orienteering World Cup 2014
The national quotas for Orienteering World Cup 2014 competitions 1-3, 7-9 and 13 have been determined. The federations getting eight places in the men's class will be Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Czech Republic and Great Britain. The federations with 8 places in women's class will be Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Czech Republic and Russia.

01.01.2014 Dedicated to becoming the best in the World
Our Athlete of January, Hans Jørgen Kvåle, is an extraordinary athlete in many ways. Despite his young age he has managed both to establish his position in the top of the ski orienteering world, and lead the IOF Ski Orienteering Athletes' Commission successfully.

30.12.2013 Special Rules regarding WOC qualification published
Special Rules regarding World Orienteering Championships Middle and Long distance qualification and the point calculations related to the World Orienteering Championships 2014 team allocations are now available.

20.12.2013 Mozambique, World Masters in Brazil – Inside Orienteering 6/2013 is published
The last issue of this year's Inside Orienteering has been published.

19.12.2013 IOF Ski Orienteering Event Advisers’ Clinic to be organised in Mora
The IOF Ski Orienteering Commission will be organising an IOF Ski Orienteering Event Advisers' and organisers' clinic in Mora, Sweden on 21-23 January in conjunction with Ski Orienteering World Cup Round 2.

19.12.2013 Orienteering World 2013: Simone’s story and much more
This year's edition of the IOF magazine Orienteering World is now available online. Read Sverker Tirén's in-depth article about the Queen of Orienteering, Simone Niggli, and find a photo of her that has never before been published!

09.12.2013 Ski Orienteering World Cup: Russians top points tables
The Russians Tatyana Rvacheva and Andrei Lamov head the individual standings at the end of the first round of the World Cup. Russia is also the strongest team overall in the Nations competition.

08.12.2013 The Orienteering Achievement of 2013
13 athletes and 3 teams - from 13 different countries - are nominated for the annual poll to find the most impressive achievements in international orienteering.

08.12.2013 Ski Orienteering World Cup: Norwegian triumph in men’s Sprint
One second was the margin for Lars Moholdt, Norway in victory over Andrey Lamov, Russia in the men’s Sprint, the final competition of the World Cup first round at Ylläs, Finland. In the women’s class it was a clean sweep in all individual distances for Russia’s Tatyana Rvacheva; her win today was by two seconds ahead of Tove Alexandersson, Sweden.

07.12.2013 Ski Orienteering World Cup: Rvacheva victorious again
Tatyana Rvacheva, Russia tasted victory for the second time in two days when she won the replacement Middle distance race today by the impressive margin of 37 seconds. Her compatriot Andrey Lamov won the men’s race by 21 seconds.

06.12.2013 Ski Orienteering World Cup: second win for Tunis
Home athlete Staffan Tunis gained his second win of the World Cup round in the mass start Long distance race at Ylläs, Finland today, but took the lead only in the last kilometre of the 24.0 km course. The women’s race was won by Tatyana Rvacheva, Russia who led throughout.

05.12.2013 Ski Orienteering World Cup: home win in Mixed Sprint Relay
The first relay event of the 2013-14 World Cup, being held at Ylläs, Finland, ended with a convincing victory for the Finnish team of Milka Leppäsalmi and Steffan Tunis. They finished 13 seconds in front of Sweden, with Russia third.

05.12.2013 Ski Orienteering World Cup: A replacement Middle distance event to be organised on Saturday
The organisers of the Ski Orienteering World Cup 2013-2014 Round 1 in Ylläs, Finland will be staging a replacement Middle distance event on Saturday 7 December, after the results of the Tuesday event had to be declared void.

05.12.2013 Ski Orienteering World Cup: First individual race declared void
A serious problem with the batch of electronic punching devices used by competitors in the first World Cup race at Ylläs, Finland, an individual race over Middle distance, resulted in the race being declared void.

02.12.2013 “In orienteering there is no limit to how much you can improve”
Our Athlete of December is a mountain bike orienteer with a short but impressive career so far - and with so much more to come in the next years!

01.12.2013 Early start for Ski Orienteering World Cup
The first round of the 2013-2014 Ski Orienteering World Cup, consisting of four races at the ski resort Ylläs in the Kolari region of Finland, starts on Wednesday 4th December.

28.11.2013 Reminder: The IOF seeks a service provider for web-based IT service for managing events
Several national federations have developed web-based IT services for managing events, entries, results and reporting. These services have made competition organising more efficient and of better quality.

The IOF has decided to investigate the possibility to purchase similar services, based on the requirements identified by the IOF.

27.11.2013 Embargoed areas for World Orienteering Championships 2017 published
The Estonian Orienteering Federation has published the embargoed areas for the World Orienteering Championships 2017.

26.11.2013 Two new members to Ski Orienteering Athletes’ Commission
As Eduard Khrennikov (RUS) has decided to retire from the IOF Ski Orienteering Athletes' Commission, the Commission has appointed two new members to replace him: Tatiana Rvacheva (née Kozlova), Russia, and Klaus Csucs, Romania.

22.11.2013 MTBO World Ranking Event calendar 2014 published
The calendar of MTB Orienteering World Ranking Events to be organised in the year 2014 is now available.

21.11.2013 Ski Orienteering Special Rules published
The IOF Council has approved Special Rules for Ski Orienteering World Ranking Events and the start allocation method to be used at World Ski Orienteering Championships, Regional Ski Orienteering Championships and Ski Orienteering World Cup.

15.11.2013 Follow the IOF on Twitter
The IOF can now be followed, in addition to the RSS feed from the website, and Facebook, also on Twitter.

15.11.2013 New World Anti-Doping Code approved
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Foundation Board has at its meeting this morning approved the new World Anti-Doping Code.

12.11.2013 Applications invited for IOF foot, MTB and trail orienteering events 2016-2018
The IOF invites all member federations to submit applications to organise IOF foot, MTB and trail orienteering events in the years 2016–2018. The applications must reach the IOF Office by 1 January 2014.

12.11.2013 Ski Orienteering in Winter Universiade 2019
The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has awarded the Winter Universiade 2019 to Krasnoyarsk, Russia, and at the same time confirmed that ski orienteering will be one of the sports in Krasnoyarsk.

07.11.2013 World Cup 2014 Special Rules available
The IOF Council has approved the Special Rules for World Cup 2014. The main change in the Special Rules is that all competitions will count for the overall World Cup standings. World Cup 2014 will consist of 14 competitions and 5 rounds.

06.11.2013 Invitation to IOF High Level Event Seminar 2014 published
The IOF, in cooperation with the Swedish Orienteering Federation, is pleased to invite you to the IOF High Level Event Seminar 2014 to be held 1-2 February in Gothenburg, Sweden.

05.11.2013 Provisional approval for SportIdent Air+ punching system
The IOF has decided to provisionally approve the use of SportIdent Air+ punching system at foot, MTB and ski orienteering World Ranking Events.

05.11.2013 SkiO World Ranking Event calendar published
The calendar of Ski Orienteering World Ranking Events for season 2013-2014 is now available.

04.11.2013 No more “zero points” World Ranking Events
As the new World Ranking system comes into effect on January 1, 2014, one of the major changes is that there will no longer be any races where the competitors do not score points.

01.11.2013 The IOF seeks a service provider for web-based IT service for managing events
Several national federations have developed web-based IT services for managing events, entries, results and reporting. These services have made competition organising more efficient and of better quality. The IOF has decided to investigate the possibility to purchase similar services, based on the requirements identified by the IOF.

01.11.2013 Orienteering World Ranking system will change in 2014
The IOF Council has decided to change the World Ranking system for foot orienteering from the beginning of 2014.

01.11.2013 With four coaches to the Ski Orienteering top
Who is Tatiana Rvacheva? is the first question for many people reading this article.

Well, she is the reigning European Ski Orienteering Champion in Sprint and Long distance, as well as in Relay. And our Athlete of November.

31.10.2013 New Competition Rules published
New editions of the IOF Competition Rules for all four disciplines are now available. The new rules for ski orienteering will be valid from 1 December 2013 while the rules for foot, MTB and trail orienteering will be valid from 1 January 2014.

31.10.2013 Elite Coaching Clinic in December in Hong Kong
The IOF and the Orienteering Association of Hong Kong organise an IOF Elite Coaching Clinic for Asia Region on 6-9 December 2013.

31.10.2013 Applications invited for IOF ski orienteering events 2015-2017
The IOF invites all member federations to submit applications to organise the World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017, Ski Orienteering World Cup 2015-2016, Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships 2016 and World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships 2016.

29.10.2013 IOF High Level Event Seminar to be held in Sweden
The IOF, in cooperation with the Swedish Orienteering Federation, is pleased to announce the IOF High Level Event Seminar to be held 1-2 February in Gothenburg, Sweden.

28.10.2013 European Youth Orienteering Championships in sunny Portugal
The European Youth Orienteering Championships took place in Portugal 24-27 October. Altogether 362 athletes from 32 countries participated in the events in classes W/M 16 and 18.

25.10.2013 Asian Junior Orienteering Camp 2013
In 2008, the 1st Asian Orienteering Junior Training Camp was successfully held in Hong Kong. Over 30 junior orienteers from China, Japan and Hong Kong took part. Following this success, an orienteering training camp intended for Asian juniors is scheduled to be held in Hong Kong from 24 to 28 December 2013.

19.10.2013 MTB Orienteering organisers appointed
The Council has appointed Portugal organiser of World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships and Junior World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2016, and World Masters Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2015.

19.10.2013 Estonia appointed organiser of World Orienteering Championships 2017
World Orienteering Championships 2017 have been awarded to Estonia. This is the first time ever Estonia organises World Orienteering Championships.

18.10.2013 Iran IOF member nr 76
The IOF Council has at its meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, this morning approved Iran as an IOF member.

15.10.2013 Matthias’ final World Cup race
Since 2004 Matthias Merz has been one of the very best orienteers in the world. From now on, however, he is no longer aiming at individual international success.

14.10.2013 Annika Billstam’s next route choice
Last week was special for Annika Billstam in several ways: She was again among the three best in the Orienteering World Cup overall – but she also started to work full time! The 37-year-old Swede became World Champion on the long distance in 2011. This weekend she finished a new great international season with being […]

14.10.2013 Return for relay in World Cup
For some years now there haven’t been any relays in the Orienteering World Cup, but next year this will change. Mixed sprint relay races will be organised in conjunction with many of the World Cup events, and of course at the World Orienteering Championships.  “It will be a unofficial World Cup”, Göran Andersson from the […]

13.10.2013 MTB Orienteering World Cup: Czech Republic wins mixed relay, Finland takes overall crown
The Czech Republic was a convincing winner of the final race in the 2013 World Cup – a mixed relay for teams of three riders in semi-urban terrain. Last leg rider Kryštof Bogar came to the finish 3.54 ahead of the second-placed team, Russia. Finland, with a team placed third in the race today, takes victory in the overall standings.

12.10.2013 MTB Orienteering World Cup: overall wins for Hara and Foliforov
Today’s Long distance race was the last individual race in the World Cup calendar, and it was a success day in particular for Anton Foliforov, Russia and Marika Hara, Finland, both of whom did well enough today to claim overall victory, even though neither of them was victorious on the day.

11.10.2013 MTB Orienteering World Cup: Russian double in Middle race
Olga Vinogradova and Anton Foliforov from Russia were the winners of today’s Middle distance race in the final round of the MTBO World Cup on a warm and sunny day at Grândola in south-west Portugal.

11.10.2013 Nadiya Volynska aims even higher
Nadiya Volynska finished third in the World Cup Final. Photo: Erik Borg Nadiya Volynska has had a great autumn. First she got a bronze medal at The World Games. Then she was third in the second last race in the World Cup.  The Ukraine has got the taste for podium places now.  “Now I want […]

11.10.2013 Nataliya Volynska aims even higher
Nadiya Volynska finished third in the World Cup Final. Photo: Erik Borg Nadia Volynska has had a great autumn. First she got a bronze medal at The World Games. Then she was third in the second last race in the World Cup.  The Ukraine has got the taste for podium places now.  “Now I want […]

11.10.2013 It is not all over for Simone yet
Simone Niggli finishing her last World Cup race. Photo: Erik Borg It was a special moment in the centre of Baden, Switzerland. For years the smiling Swiss girl has been the brightest star in international orienteering. And now it was all over. Or was it? All the female athletes met up in the finish field after Simone […]

11.10.2013 Estonia applies to organise World Orienteering Championships 2017
The Estonian Orienteering Federation submitted an application to organise the World Orienteering Championships (WOC) 2017.

10.10.2013 Tove is looking forward to Italy 2014
Tove Alexandersson did not succeed in holding the first place in the overall World Cup to the end. Now she is preparing herself for new goals. From the World Cup Final in Switzerland the Swedish star travelled directly to Italy. On holiday perhaps? Not at all. Tove is looking forward to the upcoming World Championships […]

10.10.2013 Mountain bike elite gather in Portugal
The third and final round of the MTB Orienteering World Cup takes place this weekend in the Alentejana Region in the south-west of Portugal. Riders from 19 nations will compete in Middle and Long distance individual races and a mixed relay. The World Masters Championships will also be held here.

10.10.2013 Bertuks’ exciting autumn
Edgars Bertuks at the World Cup Final in Baden, Switzerland. Photo: Erik Borg Edgars Bertuks is next year heading for the goal he didn’t manage to reach this year. But before that, something big is coming up for the Latvian. Edgars finished the World Cup as number 41 totally, but he had not taken part […]

09.10.2013 Draft rules and instructions for PreO Relay published
The IOF Trail Orienteering Commission has published a document that cointains instructions on how to organise a PreO relay, and draft rules for a PreO relay.

09.10.2013 An interview with Morihiro Horie
Morihiro Horie has been the leading ski orienteer in Japan for 11 consecutive years, but he is also concurrently working full-time for Arc Communications. This interview has been first published on Arc Communications’ homepage. Arc Communications president and CEO Mariko Ohsato is also a ski orienteer –with an even longer experience than Mr. Horie– and […]

09.10.2013 Council meeting coming up
The IOF Council will meet in Prague, Czech Republic, next week.

09.10.2013 Lars Jakob Waaler winner of the unofficial European Cup in TrailO 2013
The last two events of the unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering (ECTO) took place in a rainy Plitvička Jezera, Croatia. Lars Jakob Waaler from Norway was in a clear lead before these two competitions. The only one who could threaten him was his compatriot Martin Jullum. To win the overall Cup Jullum would have to win both competitions in Croatia, and Lars Jakob would have to finish 7th or worse.

08.10.2013 Minnas’ decision about the future
For Minna Kauppi the World Orienteering Championships on homeground were the main goal for the season. In the last World Cup races she didn’t perform as well as earlier. What will happen now? Will she have the motivation to continue another year? The nine-fold World Champion had planned to get to celebrate gold at the […]

06.10.2013 Kyburz: “Great to win again”
Matthias Kyburz won the World Cup overall for the second year in a row. He has stayed in top shape for the whole year, but maybe not at his best in some important weeks. “I felt hard competition from Daniel Hubmann and it is great to achieve it again”, he says. Last year he got […]

06.10.2013 Simone honoured by Swiss President
The three best in the Women’s Overall World Cup: 2. Tove Alexandersson, 1. Simone Niggli, and 3. Annika Billstam. Photo: Erik Borg Simone Niggli is one of the biggest sports names in Switzerland. The country’s President came to her last competition on the international scene. In the centre of Baden, 30 kilometres north-west of Zurich, […]

06.10.2013 Simone honoured by the President
Simone Niggli is one of the biggest sports names in Switzerland. The country’s President came to her last competition on the international scene. In the centre of Baden, 30 kilometres north-west of Zurich, it ended as it very often has ended since 2001 in international orienteering. Simone won, and smiled. With this victory in the […]

06.10.2013 World Cup: Niggli and Kyburz take final honours
Simone Niggli achieved her season’s final goal today – winning the Sprint in Baden and also the World Cup overall. Tove Alexandersson, who needed to finish second to remain ahead if Simone won, could only manage fourth place. Matthias Kyburz, leader in the men’s standings before today, rounded off a superb season in style with a resounding victory.

05.10.2013 Daniel Hubmann – “I have no plans for stopping”
Three of Switzerland’s stars with map and compass are stopping their orienteering careers this autumn, but there is one who has no plans for quitting. Daniel Hubmann is simply looking ahead. On the Middle distance he showed great strength and won a fresh World Cup victory. After a couple of years with injuries he is now […]

05.10.2013 Simone Niggli stops – but another Niggli carries on
Just a few days ago, Simone Niggli wrote on her website that she will not continue her career at top level. But her choice differs from that of husband Matthias. “I will go on for one more year”, says Matthias Niggli, who is Head Coach for the national team. “I feel satisfied with my choice. […]

05.10.2013 World Cup: another fine victory for Simone!
Simone Niggli achieved today what she wanted – a clear win in her final forest race at elite level. She was 1 minute and 37 seconds faster than her nearest rival on the day, Annika Billstam. The men’s race was dominated by the Swiss team who took the first five places, Daniel Hubmann winning by 26 seconds.

02.10.2013 WADA 2014 Prohibited List published
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2014 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods.

01.10.2013 From marathon runner to Sprint Orienteering World Champion
"I had never been so well prepared for an orienteering Championships before. For over a year before WOC I had orienteering fully in focus", says our Athlete of October, Mårten Boström, Finland. Focusing paid off, and he became the only Finn taking a gold medal at the home World Championships in Vuokatti this summer.

01.10.2013 World Cup final round this weekend
The fourth and final round of the World Cup takes place this weekend in and around Baden, Switzerland. There are two races, a Middle distance finishing in the town and the World Cup Final, a Sprint in the old town with its parks and castle which will be televised live on Swiss TV.

26.09.2013 Trail Orienteering Event Advisers’ Clinic in Portugal in October 2013
An IOF Trail Orienteering Event Advisers’ Clinic will be organised in Palmela, Portugal, 19-20 October 2013. National orienteering federations are asked to identify and enter suitable candidates.  

23.09.2013 Programme for the Unofficial European Cup in TrailO 2014
The Trail Orienteering Commission has decided on the programme for next year's unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering.

17.09.2013 Croatia to host the World Trail Orienteering Championships 2015
The IOF Council has appointed Croatia as the organiser of the 2015 World Trail Orienteering Championships. The competitions are planned to be held in the capital city, Zagreb.

12.09.2013 New categories and prizes in IOF World Cup starting from season 2014
The IOF Council has revised the categories and prizes for IOF World Cup. Changes will be implemented already for season 2014.

10.09.2013 IOF MTB Orienteering Event Advisers’ Clinic in Portugal in October
The IOF MTB Orienteering and Rules Commissions will be organising an IOF MTB Orienteering Event Advisers' and Organisers' Clinic in Grândola, Portugal, in conjuntion with MTB Orienteering World Cup and World Masters MTB Orienteering Championships 2013.

02.09.2013 MTB Orienteering World Cup standings: Thomasson and Erm hold narrow leads
With one round to go in the MTB Orienteering World Cup, the final outcome is very open in both women’s and men’s classes. Following last week’s World Championships, Cecilia Thomasson, Sweden leads the women’s standings and Tõnis Erm, Estonia the men’s.

02.09.2013 Winner in wheelchair – our Athlete of September
A vein that burst, the compression, some major nerve segments irreversibly damaged and the lower body getting paralysed. A new life in a wheelchair has just begun.

31.08.2013 World MTB Orienteering Championships: Long distance titles to Finland and Czech Republic
Marika Hara, Finland won her third gold medal in successive races today, taking the Long distance title with a ride 2 minutes 53 seconds faster than her compatriot Susanna Laurila. The young Czech Krystof Bogar, riding in his first senior World Championships, won the men’s race by more than 3 minutes with Samuli Saarela, Finland in the silver medal position. Cedric Beill, France ended the week with 4 gold medals in the Junior Championships.

30.08.2013 World MTB Orienteering Championships: Czech Republic’s first-ever relay victory
The always-strong Czech Republic team at last achieved a first-ever World Championship relay victory today, taking the men’s title ahead of Finland and Estonia with Russia in 4th place. The strong favourites for the women’s title, Finland, won comfortably in the end but got into the lead only on the last leg.

30.08.2013 CISM World Championships in Sweden
The CISM World Military Orienteering Championships take place in Eksjö, Sweden. The two individual distances, middle and long, have gathered an impressive startfield of 193 men and 58 women.

28.08.2013 World MTB Orienteering Championships – second gold for Tõnis Erm
Home rider Tõnis Erm has clearly hit top form at just the right time; today he won his second gold medal in two days, winning the Middle distance race at Mõedaka in Estonia by 5 seconds. The very experienced Marika Hara, Finland, second in the IOF World Rankings before these Championships, took the women’s title.

27.08.2013 World MTB Orienteering Championships: home victory in men’s sprint
Tõnis Erm was a popular winner of the first race of the championships, the sprint, held in Estonia today. His compatriot Lauri Malsroos also excelled himself by gaining the silver medal. Cecilia Thomasson, Sweden, won her first World Championships gold – she won the European Championships Long distance race earlier in the season.

27.08.2013 World MTBO Championships: home victory in men’s sprint
Tõnis Erm was a popular winner of the first race of the championships, the sprint, held in Estonia today. His compatriot Lauri Malsroos also excelled himself by gaining the silver medal. Cecilia Thomasson, Sweden, won her first World Championships gold – she won the European Championships Long distance race earlier in the season.

23.08.2013 Mountain bike orienteers head for Estonia
The World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships at both senior and junior level take place this coming week in Estonia. 261 athletes from 26 nations will be taking part in the three individual races and the relay. Furthest travellers are from Australia, Japan and USA.

23.08.2013 Minutes from the annual meeting for orienteering federations in Europe
Minutes from the annual meeting for orienteering federations in Europe has been published on the Europe page on the IOF website.

21.08.2013 Unofficial Sprint Relay World Cup to be introduced in 2014
The IOF Council has approved the IOF Foot Orienteering Commission's proposal to introduce an unofficial Sprint Relay World Cup series in the year 2014. Sprint Relay will be part of the World Orienteering Championships programme for the first time in Italy next year and the new event format was decided to be tested in advance in conjunction with World Cup 2014.

20.08.2013 Orienteering World Cup Final sprint to be broadcast live
The sprint race of the Orienteering World Cup Final on 6 October 2013 in Baden, Switzerland, will be broadcast live by Swiss national TV, with the same production team as at the World Orienteering Championships 2012.

11.08.2013 World Masters Orienteering Championships: seven win double gold
Seven of the Sprint gold medallists from earlier in the week, three women and four men, repeated the feat in the Long distance finals held on a hot day in Sagna Longa in the Italian Alps. One of these was M35 Petteri Muukkonen, Finland who achieved the same results in 2012 as well.

08.08.2013 Ski orienteering special rules documents published
Special rules for Ski Orienteering World Cup 2013-2014 and World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships 2014 are now available.

08.08.2013 The unbeatable feeling – Athlete of August
Cecilia Thomasson got her break through in MTB orienteering in June, when she became European Champion in long distance. But who is she, and where did she come from to the MTBO world? Find out this and more in Athlete of the Month!

06.08.2013 First WMOC medals decided in the urban Sprint in Sestriere
The first final of the World Masters Orienteering Championships 2013, Sprint, took place yesterday in Italy at the heart of the Olympic Mountains. The competitors fought over medals in the narrow streets and small parks of Sestriere village located 2000 m above sea level and only 17 km from the French boarder.

05.08.2013 Press release from WOC 2015 organiser
"We are pleased to announce that subject to final agreements with landowners and other bodies that Darnaway and Glen Affric will be used to stage Long, Middle and Relay World Orienteering Championships races in 2015. Forres and Nairn will be used to stage the Sprint Relay, Sprint Qualifiers and Sprint Final. [...]"

05.08.2013 Impressive gold for Switzerland – Kyburz King of the Games
As the first orienteer ever, Matthias Kyburz has won three World Games champion titles in one year. The last one he got with the help of his team mates – but he was without a doubt contributing a lot to the victory.

04.08.2013 Follow the mixed sprint relay live
The World Games orienteering events conclude today with Sprint relay. The running order in the relay is man-woman-man-woman.

04.08.2013 Tove’s “not so good day” resulted in silver
Tove Alexandersson on her way to the last control, followed by Maja Alm and Ida Bobach, Denmark. Photo: Anna Jacobson Tove Alexandersson did not have the best day on Friday in the sprint race. The beginning went well, but after the spectator control she started to run towards a wrong control. After that she lost [...]

04.08.2013 Safe race brought victory
Second victory in a row for Matthias Kyburz! Photo: Anna Jacobson Matthias Kyburz, yesterday’s sprint winner, says he wasn’t especially tired after the sprint race. His legs felt good today as well, and “the speed seems to be good enough”. He had to fight a bit harder in the middle of the race, but the [...]

04.08.2013 Bronze for Lithuania! – Vilius Aleliunas
You’d think that when an orienteer for the first time reaches an international medal, he would have had the race of his life. But that is not the case for Vilius Aleliunas, today’s bronze medallist on The World Games middle distance.

03.08.2013 Kyburz and Kauppi mastered the middle distance
Matthias Kyburz took another convincing victory at The World Games in Cali, Colombia, today. An amazing 1:37 min gap on the middle distance to the silver medallist Daniel Hubmann was a surprise event to the winner himself.

03.08.2013 Annika had to fight hard
Annika Billstam, The World Games Sprint Champion, says she did not make any mistakes on the course. Her biggest challenge was to start in a pace that she could keep up until the finish. “I really had to fight hard halfway through the course to be able to keep up the speed”, Annika says. “The [...]

03.08.2013 Three seconds from an American medal
Alison was able to run fast today, and that resulted in a fifth place. Photo: Anna Jacobson Before the race, Alison Crocker had thought that it would be really good if she was amongst the ten best in sprint. She finished fifth – just three seconds from bronze medal! “I had a technically solid run, [...]

03.08.2013 The British are coming!
Murray Strain and Scott Fraser discussing the race with Andrey Khramov, Russia. Photo: Anna Jacobson The British team has been training sprint – and it can be seen! In the men’s class, Murray Strain and Scott Fraser finished 6th and 7th, and in the women’s class Tessa Hill 9th and Catherine Taylor 19th. And there [...]

03.08.2013 The World Games motivated to train – Andrey Khramov
You all saw it at The World Games sprint today: Andrey Khramov came “from nowhere”, and ran to a second place, beating World Championships medallists and other tough names. What happened, and where has he been the rest of the season? We decided to find out!

02.08.2013 Live chat with Annika Billstam, Andrey Khramov and Alison Crocker now!
To chat with the athletes, please go to: www.orienteering.org/the-world-games-chat

02.08.2013 Billstam and Kyburz fastest at The World Games
The World Games sprint was held in the popular park El Ingenio in Cali, Colombia. Annika Billstam, Sweden, and Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland, were the clear winners on the long but fast sprint courses.

02.08.2013 President Brian Porteous opened the orienteering events
The World Games orienteering events have been opened. IOF President Brian Porteous thanked the organisers, the local organising committee, the International World Games Association, and all the athletes participating.

02.08.2013 Provisional approval for the use of Emit touch free punching system
The IOF Council has decided to provisionally approve the use of the 2013 version of the Emit touch free punching system at foot orienteering World Ranking Event level.

02.08.2013 Photos from The World Games available
Photos from The World Games have been added to the IOF Photo Gallery. To make the photos bigger, click on “full size”.

02.08.2013 Heat and sprint suit Kiril well
"Tomorrow's sprint seems to be a lot about running", Kiril Nikolov says, and continues: "that suits me well - but that suits many others as well. Still, I am aiming to get a medal."

02.08.2013 Favourite for a medal or two – Scott Fraser
Scott Fraser is most likely ending his competition season on Sunday. Before that he is favourite to win one, if not two, medals at The World Games.

02.08.2013 Follow The World Games sprint live!
The women start at 10 AM Colombian time, and men at 11 AM Colombian time for the first orienteering competition at The World Games in Cali, Colombia.

01.08.2013 World Masters Orienteering Championships first start on Sunday
Masters competitors will soon arrive in Sestriere, Italy for the World Masters Orienteering Championships (WMOC) to be held in conjunction with the World Masters Games (WMG) multisport event. This year's championships will have participants from a total of 45 countries including ARG, BRA, CHN, HKG, IND, ISR, KAZ, MDA, SRB, RSA and URU.

01.08.2013 The World Games course setter’s thoughts
"To maintain high speed and intensity, and to avoid mistakes, however minimal" - these are according to The World Games course setter, Mike Dowling, the biggest challenges for the athletes in the Sprint race, that takes place on Friday 2 August.

01.08.2013 Live athlete interviews on The World Games chat today
The first live athlete interviews from The World Games 2013 will be on today, Thursday, after the model events at Parque Multicentro. Øystein Kvaal Østerbø (NOR), Matthias Kyburz (SUI) and Maja Alm (DEN) will be answering your questions starting at 1pm local time (8pm CET).

01.08.2013 Mapping in Colombia – Paul Pacque
Paul Pacqué is the man behind The World Games orienteering maps.

01.08.2013 Mapping in Colombia
Paul Pacqué is the man behind The World Games orienteering maps.

31.07.2013 New issue of Inside Orienteering available
Read the latest about orienteering on TV (an article written by the English language commentator for the broadcasts in USA!), about the new WOC qualification model, and the latest about development in South Eastern Europe - this time Montenegro. This and more in the newest Inside Orienteering.

29.07.2013 Who wins The World Games relay? “Sweden for sure!”
In 4 days The World Games orienteering events kick off in Cali, Colombia. We asked the world top orienteers what their goal is at The Games – and who they think will be the winner of sprint, middle, and mixed sprint relay. Today you’ll hear the thoughts of Daniel Hubmann and Jerker Lysell.

29.07.2013 Orienteering at Deaflympics in Sofia
The 22nd Summer Deaflympics take place in Sofia, Bulgaria at the moment. Orienteering is one of the 20 sports at the Games.

26.07.2013 One week to The World Games – many favourites for medals
In 7 days The World Games orienteering events kick off in Cali, Colombia. We asked the world top orienteers what their goal is at The Games – and who they think will be the winner of sprint, middle, and mixed sprint relay. Today you'll hear the thoughts of Matthias Kyburz, Mingyue Zhu, and Edgars Bertuks.

24.07.2013 9 days to The World Games: “Anything can happen in the relay!”
In 9 days The World Games orienteering events kick off in Cali, Colombia. We have asked the world top orienteers what their goal is at The Games – and who they think will be the winner of sprint, middle, and mixed sprint relay.

23.07.2013 The World Games gathers more than 4500 participants from 101 nations in Cali, Colombia
On Thursday 25 July, the 9th edition of The World Games in Cali, Colombia, will begin with a spectacular opening ceremony in the Pascual Guerrero stadium in front of more than 35.000 spectators.

22.07.2013 11 days to The World Games – who will be the big winner in Cali?
In 11 days The World Games orienteering events kick off in Cali, Colombia. We have asked the world top orienteers what their goal is at The Games - and who they think will be the winner of sprint, middle, and mixed sprint relay.

19.07.2013 Sweden appointed organiser of Orienteering World Cup 2015 Round 2
IOF Council has appointed Sweden as the organiser of Orienteering World Cup 2015 Round 2. This Pre-WOC round will be held on both sides of the Swedish-Norwegian border in Bohuslän (Strönstad/Tanum) and Halden.

19.07.2013 World Orienteering elite meets in Colombia in two weeks
The countdown to The World Games has started! In 14 days, the top orienteers of the world will fight for medals in Sprint, Middle distance and Sprint relay in Cali, Colombia.

17.07.2013 Successful IOF Development Clinic in Vuokatti
For a third time the IOF and the World Orienteering Championships organisers held a development clinic for the newer IOF countries in order to help them develop the sport in their country, and to participate in the World Orienteering Championships.

17.07.2013 Qualification for World Orienteering Championships 2014, nation slots
For the World Orienteering Championships 2014 in Italy, the following countries will have three nation start slots in the middle and long distance finals:

17.07.2013 WOC qualification model from 2014 onwards
The qualification model for the World Orienteering Championships is now ready.

15.07.2013 Valentin Novikov – a dream come true
For years, Valentin Novikov has been dreaming about getting a gold in the relay together with his younger brother, but Leonid Novikov hasn’t had such dreams. Valentin ran the second leg on the relay in the men’s class. Just before him ran Leonid. Both ran well and gave final-leg runner Dmitry Tsvetkov a good position. [...]

15.07.2013 Norway back in business
The final competition in the World Championships ended with the Norwegian national anthem at the prize-giving. “In the relay you have to run well”, Mari M. Fasting says. She ran the second leg and gave Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordberg a gap of 99 seconds in front of Denmark out on the last leg. “And I [...]

13.07.2013 World Orienteering Championships, Relay: victories for Norway and Russia
Norway’s women and Russia’s men came through victorious in the final races of the World Championships, the relays, today in Vuokatti in Finland. Technical terrain made for some dramatic situations as the story of each race unfolded.

13.07.2013 Simone on top form
Simone Niggli on her way to ther third gold at these Championships. Photo: Erik Borg Simone Niggli has reached her highest ever level of performance, and there could still be one more World Championships for the Swiss phantom. “Do you know how many golds you have achieved”, the interviewer asked at the press conference after [...]

12.07.2013 World Trail Orienteering Championships, TempO event: Pinja Mäkinen has clear victory
Young Pinja Mäkinen, Finland was the clear winner of the TempO final this afternoon, beating another young woman, Sweden’s Marit Wiksell by a time difference of 70 seconds. The bronze medallist was the very experienced Finn Lauri Kontkanen.

12.07.2013 World Orienteering Championships, Middle distance final: clean sweep for Niggli, men’s gold to Russia
Simone Niggli achieved her dream result today – a third individual gold medal on the technically difficult and rocky terrain west of Vuokatti in Finland. The men’s gold medal went to Russia’s Leonid Novikov, who here won his first major race at top international level.

12.07.2013 Constructive meeting of representatives of Orienteering Federations in Europe
The Assembly of the Orienteering Federations in Europe met in Sokos Hotel in Vuokatti, Finland on Tuesday 9th July, after the World Orienteering Championships 2013 Long distance race.

12.07.2013 Watching parties all around the USA
The WOC events can be followed live on the Universal Sports website in the United States, and in addition, the finals are sent on four consecutive evenings at 6:00 on TV.

11.07.2013 “Next year I will be in the final”
Azerbaijan is taking part in the World Championships for the first time and the runners are very eager to do well. They also look forward to making fast progress. There was nobody from the Asian country that managed to get to the Middle final, but the runners aren’t that experienced. “I have been orienteering for [...]

11.07.2013 “Almost like home”
Charlotte Bouchet fought hard and got a good eighth spot in the qualification in the Middle distance. She is beginning to feel at home. “Well it’s maybe not exactly the same in the way the terrain looks, but there is a lot of similarity in the navigation”, she says. The 26-year-old French woman is taking [...]

11.07.2013 World Trail Orienteering Championships: Jana Kostova and Jari Turto are World Champions
The leaders from Day 1, Jana Kostova (Czech Republic) and Jari Turto (Finland) both managed to keep their leads on Day 2 to be crowned as World Champions. In Kostova’s case it was with an impressive 3-point lead, and for Turto it was a much closer affair with time difference only separating first from second.

11.07.2013 IOF’s Olympic journey
President Brian Porteous announced at an IOF Press Conference this afternoon that the Council has been considering the future of the Olympic vision for orienteering, and taking soundings from within the IOC.

11.07.2013 Hosts announced for 2016 Junior World and World Masters Championships
At an IOF Press Conference this afternoon it has been announced that the 2016 Junior World Orienteering Championships has been awarded to Switzerland, and that the World Masters Orienteering Championships the same year will be held in Estonia.

11.07.2013 75th member for the IOF!
The IOF Council has accepted the application from Association Sportive D'Orientation du Cameroun to become a member of the IOF.

11.07.2013 World Orienteering Championships, men’s Middle qualification: two Swiss heat winners
Swiss stars Matthias Kyburz and Daniel Hubmann both won their heats today, with Kalvis Mihailovs from Latvia winning the third. Twenty-four nations have runners in the final, and seven of these have three finalists – Estonia, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine.

11.07.2013 World Orienteering Championships, Middle qualification: 22 nations in women’s final
Twenty-two nations will be represented in the women’s final tomorrow afternoon, including Japan with a runner in a final for the first time this year.

11.07.2013 Bulletin 1 for 2015 World Championships now published
Bulletin 1 for the 2015 World Championships, to be held from 1st to 8th August 2015 in Scotland, has been published and can be downloaded from the event website www.woc2015.org.

11.07.2013 IOF Press Conference today
The International Orienteering Federation will announce the appointment of the organisers for the World Masters Orienteering Championships and Junior World Orienteering Championships in 2016 on 11 July 2013 at 16:00 at Sokos Hotel Vuokatti, Sotkamo, Finland. In addition, two further announcements will be made.

10.07.2013 World Trail Orienteering Championships: Kostova and Turto lead after Day 1
Jana Kostova, Czech Republic and Jari Turto, Finland are the leaders in the Paralympic and Open classes respectively after the first day of competition in Vuokatti, Finland.

10.07.2013 Crocker records best ever American finish at World Orienteering Championships
Alison Crocker, a University of Toledo-based astrophysicist continues her strong performance at the World Orienteering Championships. Today she recorded an 18th place finish in the women’s long race.  The best finish ever for any American at any foot World Orienteering Championship.

09.07.2013 Gueorgiou – looking forward to Middle distance
Thierry Gueorgiou pushed hard from the start and got his second gold in Long distance, but didn’t like the long race so much. There is a distance he looks forward to much more. The first forest final was mostly in pine forest with good visibility and not so many details. There was a lot of [...]

09.07.2013 Simone – ‘woke up in great shape’
Simone Niggli has been a bit unsure about making both the sprint and the Long distance at WOC because of the tight schedule. “When I woke up in the morning before the Long distance I felt very well”, she says. The evening before, she won the sprint with a great race in the centre of [...]

09.07.2013 What a come-back!
It was six years ago that Mårten Boström last time took part in a World Championships. What a come-back it was at the baseball stadium in the little Finnish town of Sotkamo. On his home page it is written that his sports career as an orienteer started at the age of four. Now he is [...]

09.07.2013 Sickness didn’t hamper Annika
Just in the last few days before WOC Annika Billstam became sick, but she ran an incredible race on the sprint in Sotkamo. It was one medal colour better than last year. She was only 8.1 seconds after winner Simone Niggli. Influenza had affected her voice a bit, yet she is OK again, but it [...]

09.07.2013 World Orienteering Championships, Long distance final: another gold for Niggli and Gueorgiou
Simone Niggli won World Championships gold medal number 22 in today’s Long distance final, running 13.4 km in 1:20:02 to win by 1 second under 3 minutes. Thierry Gueorgiou, France was a clear winner of the men’s race, his sublime technique and fitness earning him victory by 1 minute 18 seconds over home favourite Jani Lakanen.

08.07.2013 Niggli – overcame all challenges
For the 21st time, Simone “Gold” Niggli achieved the best position possible in the Sprint final. She had no serious problem with all the new challenges. The little town of Sotkamo was ‘rebuilt’ on the sprint day. 57 new fences were built to make it more challenging to sort out the routes between the controls, [...]

08.07.2013 World Orienteering Championships, Sprint final: 21st gold for Simone Niggli, 1st for Boström
The Sprint finals with the start and finish in a packed baseball stadium in Sotkamo, Finland this evening were won by Simone Niggli, Switzerland and Mårten Boström from the home country. Niggli’s win was by 8.1 seconds whilst Boström’s was even more convincing, 17.1 seconds.

08.07.2013 World Orienteering Championships, Sprint final: 21st gold for Simone Niggli
The Sprint finals with the start and finish in a packed baseball stadium in Sotkamo, Finland this evening were won by Simone Niggli, Switzerland and Mårten Boström from the home country. Niggli’s win was by 8.1 seconds whilst Boström’s was even more convincing, 17.1 seconds.

08.07.2013 World Orienteering Championships, men’s sprint qualification: defending champion safely through
Defending sprint world champion Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland qualified easily for this evening’s final, finishing 2 seconds down on the Swedish sprint star Jerker Lysell in his heat. The other heat winners were Rasmus Thrane Hansen, Denmark and Öystein Kvaal Österbö, Norway, who both had clear victories.

08.07.2013 World Orienteering Championships, women’s sprint qualification: win again for Simone Niggli
Defending Sprint World Champion Simone Niggli, Switzerland won her heat in the qualification this morning, by the big margin of 35 seconds. The other heat winners, and therefore last starters in the final this evening, are Galina Vinogradova, Russia and Maja Alm, Denmark.

07.07.2013 Gueorgiou – year without injury
Last year it was clear only just before the WOC started that Thierry Gueorgiou could take part, since he had had a lot of injuries. This year there is no doubt that he can run and do very well. The ‘French phantom’ was second in his qualification group, 40 seconds behind the Finn Jani Lakanen. [...]

07.07.2013 You can’t ring Minna!
Minna Kauppi is one of those orienteers who has become a national star in her home country. That has given the whole WOC a lot of extra publicity and interest. In just the last couple of months, the Finnish Federation has had four–five requests for an interview with Minna Kauppi every week. 60 Finnish journalists [...]

07.07.2013 Norway and Finland to organise World Cup 2014 Round 3
The IOF Council has appointed Norway and Finland as organisers of Orienteering World Cup 2014 Round 3.

07.07.2013 World Orienteering Championships, Long distance qualification: 28 nations in finals
Twenty-three nations in the women’s final and twenty-four in the men’s. Those are the bare statistics from a warm and dry race-day in Vuokatti, Finland, where the first race has taken place today.

07.07.2013 What a day for the Czechs!
Also among the men it was a win for the Czech Team in the relay at JWOC on home ground. Adam Choupek ran especially well. Adam started as number seven on the second leg. When he finished the gap was 2.10 minutes to Sweden in second place and he was by far the fastest on [...]

07.07.2013 A surprise gold for the Czech!
Lenka Knapova (left), Vendula Horcickova and Katerina Chroma from the Czech Republic won the women’s relay at JWOC in Hradec Králové. Photo: Erik Borg When Vendula Horcickova finished the relay she and the rest of her team didn’t know that they were going to be Junior World Champions. “We will cry at the prize-giving”, said [...]

07.07.2013 Junior World Championships: Double Czech gold in relay
Women’s and men’s teams from the Czech Republic were winners of the last race of the championships, the relay. Finland and Sweden took silver and bronze in the women’s race, and in the men’s race Sweden took silver and Russia bronze.

06.07.2013 Orienteering on TV also online in the USA
The World Orienteering Championships will be broadcast in the USA for the first time in history. Please make sure everybody knows the updated schedule per Universal Sports.com.

05.07.2013 The girl with the famous father
32 years ago, Jörgen Mårtensson won his first individual WOC gold as a senior. Today it was his daughter Heidi Mårtensson’s turn to win an international title. “This is incredible! This is my biggest achievement as a junior”, smiles the Norwegian. She is a very fast runner and is also training hard for track and [...]

05.07.2013 “I hadn’t thought the dream could come true”
Florian Schneider has dreamt about being a winner at JWOC, and the dream came true today. A little bit unexpected, according to himself. But the 20-year-old athlete has really done well during the championships. He was second on the Long distance after leading for a long time. “I was satisfied with the silver, Piotr was [...]

05.07.2013 Junior World Championships: Sprint golds for Norway and Switzerland
Newly-crowned Sprint Junior World Champions are Heidi Mårtensson, Norway and Florian Schneider, Switzerland. The medals were divided between six different nations, including a bronze for Belarus.

04.07.2013 Runners from St. Etienne – always prepared to help!
When he heard a runner screaming for help, there was no doubt in the mind of Remi Baudot. The Frenchman stopped of course, and helped even though he was running for a ticket to the final. On the Middle qualification he was on his way between a couple of controls in the forest when he [...]

04.07.2013 World elite foot and trail orienteers gather in Finland
The final countdown has begun to the start of the World Orienteering Championships (WOC) and World Trail Orienteering Championships (WTOC), both of which take place around the Finland town of Vuokatti during the coming week.

04.07.2013 A Dane had the winning trick
Just a few days after Miri Thrane Ødum became 18 years old she ran a really well-planned race in the Middle distance final in the Junior World Championships – and won gold. The Middle distance was a really tricky one. Almost every leg between the controls needed very careful map reading with a huge number [...]

04.07.2013 “We’re used to careful navigating and rough terrain”
All the medallists from Sweden in the men’s class have been pupils at orienteering high schools, and they think that a big reason for the incredible Swedish day in the men’s class on the Middle distance is, that this race was in conditions they are used to. “We are used to fighting”, smiles Emil. “At [...]

04.07.2013 “I haven’t time to be nervous”
What a rush everything is for Tim Robertson right now. The 17-year-old from New Zealand can’t take part in the JWOC banquet this year – just as last year. Just as one year ago, the young Kiwi will take part in both JWOC and WOC. Last summer he impressed a lot. On a Friday last [...]

04.07.2013 World Orienteering Championships to be an international messenger for clean sport
Things will heat up in the forests of Vuokatti on 6–14 July, when orienteers compete in the World Orienteering Championships. The message of clean sport will be on display at the event, symbolised by the Golden Baton which travels around to international sporting events organised in Finland. The event organisers, the International Orienteering Federation, the World Anti-Doping Agency WADA and the Finnish Antidoping Agency FINADA are working together to bring forth the message of clean sport.

03.07.2013 Junior World Championships, men’s Middle distance final: Sweden power show
Sweden took all the medals in the men’s Middle distance final, with Emil Svensk winning the gold by just 1 second from Anton Johansson. Bronze medallist, 9 seconds down on the winner, was Jens Wängdahl.

03.07.2013 Junior World Championships: Danish winner in women’s Middle distance
Gold medal in the women’s Middle distance final has gone to Miri Thrane Ødum, Denmark, who won by 31 seconds on a technically demanding course in the Czech Republic today. Silver medallist is Lisa Risby, who won gold at Long distance earlier in the week, and Norway’s Mathilde Rundhaug takes the bronze.

02.07.2013 Junior World Championships: Middle qualification – six heats, winners from six nations
The fastest in today’s Middle distance qualification heats were from six nations: Denmark, France, Great Britain, Latvia, Norway and Sweden.

02.07.2013 The Ukrainian with a big passion for orienteering
Oleksandr Kratov is aiming to get a medal at the upcoming World Orienteering Championships in Finland. Still, he says his only "talent" is his passion for orienteering. Read in Athlete of the Month the achievements the talent has given him so far, and why it has taken him to Sweden!

02.07.2013 “A big step forward”
Do you remember the results of Lisa Risby at the Junior World Championships (JWOC) last year? No, probably not – and she’s for sure forgotten them herself too. The first woman champion at JWOC has had a tremendous year and has taken a big step forward from her standard in JWOC in Slovakia last year. [...]

02.07.2013 “This gold is even bigger!”
Two years ago Piotr Parfianowicz won gold on home ground at JWOC. Itself very creditable, but the 19-year-old has achieved a new peak in this year’s Long distance. It was in the relay that he became a World Champion in 2011. “It was very special to do that on home ground. But I got the [...]

02.07.2013 US television schedule for WOC confirmed
The World Orienteering Championships will be broadcast on US television for the first time in history, and the schedule has now been confirmed.

01.07.2013 Finally a Polish gold at the Junior World Championships again
The long distance race for junior men was 9.9 kilometres long with 620 metres of climbing. The fastest of all was Piotr Parfianowicz, Poland, who won with the time 69:21.

01.07.2013 First individual Polish gold at the Junior World Championships
The long distance race for junior men was 9.9 kilometres long with 620 metres of climbing. The fastest of all was Piotr Parfianowicz, Poland, who won with the time 69:21.

01.07.2013 Junior World Championships: Junior women’s gold to Sweden
Lisa Risby from Sweden became the first winner of the Junior World Orienteering Championships 2013. She won the junior women's long distance race in Odolov, Czech Republic today.

01.07.2013 World University Ski Orienteering Championships will be reality
The IOF delegation presented ski orienteering at the meeting of the Executive Committee of FISU (World University Sports Federation) today in Kazan, Russia.

01.07.2013 World University Ski Orienteering Championships likely to be reality
The IOF delegation presented ski orienteering at the meeting of the Executive Committee of FISU (World University Sports Federation) today in Kazan, Russia.

01.07.2013 IOF at FISU Executive Committee meeting today
IOF President Brian Porteous and the Chair of the Ski Orienteering Athletes' Commission Hans Jorgen Kvåle are meeting today with the Executive Committee of the World University Sports Federation FISU to make the case for a biennial World Universities Ski Orienteering Championships.

28.06.2013 Last entry deadline for WMOC 2013 approaching
The World Masters Orienteering Championships 2013 in Sestriere, Italy, are getting closer and the last deadline for entries is this Sunday, 30 June. A total of 2857 participants have registered so far for the championships, the biggest IOF event of the year.

27.06.2013 Unofficial European Cup in TrailO: Norwegian victory in Italy
The fifth and sixths events of this year's Unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering were arranged at the Italian Championships in TrailO last weekend (22-23 June) in Folgaria, Italy.

26.06.2013 Czech Republic ready to welcome world’s juniors
This weekend sees the start of the 2013 Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC). The Event Centre is in the Czech town of Hradec Králové, and competitors will be encountering some of the most exciting orienteering terrain that the Czech Republic has to offer.

25.06.2013 Old issues of Orienteering World available
Interested in old issues of Orienteering World? Read more here!

24.06.2013 JWSOC and WMSOC 2014 to be held in Estonia
Estonia has been appointed organiser of the Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships and World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships 2014.

24.06.2013 World Orienteering Championships on TV in USA
The World Orienteering Championships in Vuokatti, Finland, 6-14 July, will be broadcasted live by YLE , and shown on TV at least in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland and Latvia. But now there is one more country that will be able to watch the Championships on TV: the United States of America.

22.06.2013 European MTBO Championships: mixed sprint relay win for Finland
The final race of the European Championships in Poland, the mixed sprint relay, ended in a comfortable victory for the Finnish team of Marika Hara and Jussi Laurila. Russia took the silver medals and Switzerland the bronze.

21.06.2013 European MTBO Championships, Long race: six medals, six different nations
The mass start Long distance race today ended with victories for Cecilia Thomasson, Sweden, and Jussi Laurila, Finland. This was Laurila’s second gold medal of the Championships, whilst Thomasson had won a silver medal earlier in the week. The six medals were shared between six different nations.

20.06.2013 European MTBO Championships: Marika Hara supreme in sprint
The very experienced Finnish rider Marika Hara took victory in the re-run women’s urban sprint today by the very impressive margin of 2 minutes and 24 seconds. The silver medal went to Switzerland, their first medal of the Championships.

19.06.2013 European MTBO Championships: favourites Finland win relays
The Finnish teams, with both men and women favourites to win their respective classes, held their form in the forests around Zamosc, Poland today and ran out comfortable winners over Russia and the Czech Republic (men) and Russia and Slovakia (women).

19.06.2013 Few days left to enter to the World Masters Championships
From the 2nd to the 11th of August 2013 the World Master Orienteering Championships (WMOC 2013) take place in Sestriere and the Olympic Mountains of Torino 2006.

19.06.2013 The World Orienteering Championships are a celebration of clean sport
The World Championship competition is one of the top summer sporting events in Finland and also a grand celebration of fair play. The championships have declared themselves an international clean sporting event. The direction is clear: clean athletes deserve all the glory!

18.06.2013 European MTBO Championships: Middle golds for Great Britain and Russia
It was first-time gold medals at this level of competition for both of today’s winners: Emily Benham from Great Britain, IOF World Ranked number 9, and Valeriy Glukhov from Russia who is 11th in the rankings. Both had quite convincing victories over their nearest rivals.

17.06.2013 European MTBO Championships: Finnish victory in urban sprint
Jussi Laurila ensured the best possible start for the strong Finnish team in the first race of the European Championships in Poland today, taking the men's gold medal in the urban sprint.

15.06.2013 Follow the biggest orienteering relay in the world online
Finnish broadcasting company YLE will broadcast both Venla and Jukola relays live on TV today. The programmes can be follow online on YLE Areena.

14.06.2013 Successful week at SportAccord Convention
The IOF had for the first time a booth at the SportAccord Convention exhibition area this year.

14.06.2013 Natalia Tomilova suspended for 2 years
Natalia Tomilova (Russia) has been found to have committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the IOF Anti-Doping Rules and the CISM Anti-Doping Rules (presence of a Prohibited Substance in an athlete’s sample).

13.06.2013 Mountain Bike Orienteering stars head for Poland
The best mountain bike orienteers in Europe, 64 men and 47 women from 20 different nations, are converging on Poland for the European Championships, the first round of this year’s World Cup, which starts on Monday.

12.06.2013 Alexandersson and Kyburz head World Cup standings
At the end of the second round of this year’s World Cup, Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland hold strong leads in the standings. Alexandersson has a 91-point lead over Simone Niggli, and Kyburz leads his compatriot Daniel Hubmann by 100 points.

10.06.2013 IOF brochure published online
The IOF prepared a new brochure about orienteering just in time for the SportAccord Convention that was held in St Petersburg, Russia. The brochure can now be found online on the IOF website.

08.06.2013 Daniel Hubmann back at his best
Overall winners of the Nordic Tour, at the end of the chasing start long distance race today, were Simone Niggli and Daniel Hubmann. The Swiss pair both produced first-class performances to secure victory, Niggli extending her lead by nearly 2 minutes and Hubmann overtaking Matthias Kyburz and coming to the finish 1.22 ahead.

07.06.2013 Swiss double in Turku sprint
Winners of the Nordic Tour sprint race in Turku this afternoon were favourites Simone Niggli and Matthias Kyburz. Niggli had a 16-second advantage over Emma Klingenberg, whilst Kyburz’s win was by 1 second over joint second-placed Daniel Hubmann and Jerker Lysell.

07.06.2013 Nordic Tour moves on to Finland
Finland is in focus today and tomorrow with the last two events of the Nordic Tour (second round of the 2013 World Cup) taking place in and around Turku. Several of the teams taking part will also be attending training camps and holding selection races prior to the World Championships to be held in Finland next month.

05.06.2013 World MTB Orienteering Championships 2013 long distance start slots published
Start slots for the World MTB Orienteering Championships 2013 long distance final have now been allocated. On top of the federations’ slots, the reigning Junior and Senior Long Distance World Champions will have personal start slots.

04.06.2013 1-second victory margins in knock-out sprint
As anticipated, the knock-out sprint in Sigtuna today was thrilling to the last, with the lead changing several times in the Final and at the end one-second victories for Emma Klingenberg, Denmark and Fabian Hertner, Switzerland.

04.06.2013 Promotional orienteering event at the Mediterranean Games 2013
Turkey will be hosting the XVII Mediterranean Games at the end of this month in Mersin. This time orienteering will also be present at the Mediterranean Games as a promotional event titled 'Sprint Orienteering - Race to the Olympics'.

02.06.2013 Kaas – forced to stop training
When Carl Godager Kaas came home from the first round of the World Cup he soon had to take a two-month-long break from training. Today, though, he won in Oslo. “I have reached such a good level faster than expected”, he says. – Were you surprised by the victory? “I felt I was doing well [...]

02.06.2013 Thoresen ready for a change
Petter Thoresen has achieved a lot of success both as athlete and coach, but after this season it looks as though he will not be so visible at the big races. Thoresen will end his work as head coach after this season. “This is my fifth year as head coach for Norway. Before that I [...]

02.06.2013 Hubmann – back among the very best
Daniel Hubmann’s season last year stopped with the European Championships in Sweden. He became injured just before finishing his leg in the relay. Now is he back, near to his best. He was second and sixth in the first two races of the Nordic Tour. “It’s going well”, he says, “and I hope I can [...]

02.06.2013 Niggli – 3 good months of training
Since March Simone Niggli has done very well in training. So top results as usual when the Swiss star began her World Cup season. The mother of three won the sprint and the middle distance in the first World Cup races she took part in this season. Niggli didn’t go to New Zealand in January [...]

02.06.2013 Too old for JWOC – “a pity!”
Every weekend since the start of the year, Tove Alexandersson has either been to a training camp or taking part in races, but do you think that makes the Swedish athlete tired? No way! Much has happened in Tove’s sporting life so far this year. In January the first-year senior impressed a lot in New [...]

02.06.2013 Nordic Tour: second win for Simone
Several less well-known names figured on the podium in today’s middle distance race, but Simone Niggli was again in a class of her own, winning the women’s race in wet conditions in Oslo today by more than 1½ minutes. The men’s race was won by home runner Carl Godager Kaas.

01.06.2013 Lundanes needs time out
The Norwegian double World Champion Olav Lundanes is not present at the races in the Nordic Tour. He is tired. On Monday this week Lundanes was selected for the Norwegian team for the first two races in NORT. Two days later the decision was taken that he won’t take part at all. “He needs to [...]

01.06.2013 “Traditional sport in new & exciting format”
The Norwegian Minister of Health Jonas Gahr Støre followed the World Cup race in Oslo and also handed out the prizes. He liked what he saw. “It was interesting to follow the race just like it is with other sports at high level”, he says. He talked to some of the athletes and could watch [...]

01.06.2013 Kyburz: “Good to see I have the level”
With a margin of 16 seconds, Matthias Kyburz won the fourth World Cup race this season and showed that he is really back in business. “I have been a bit unsure of myself recently”, says the World Champion in sprint in Lausanne. When he took part in Silva League events in Sweden some weeks ago [...]

01.06.2013 Nordic Tour: Swiss favourites win first sprint
Twenty seconds and sixteen seconds: convincing victories for respectively Simone Niggli and Matthias Kyburz, the pre-race favourites for today’s sprint in Oslo, the first race of this year’s Nordic Tour and the fourth race of the World Cup series.

01.06.2013 Minna Kauppi on the way to Vuokatti
Our Athlete of the Month is the big home favourite at the upcoming World Orienteering Championships. Whole Finland, and several other countries, will be following her every step in the terrains in Vuokatti, Finland, in July. But what is the story behind Minna? Who is she, what does she do, and how does she train? Find out that and more in Athlete of the Month!

31.05.2013 Live streaming from World Cup events in Norway this weekend
Orienteering World Cup 2013 Round 2, Nordic Tour, will kick off this weekend, 1-2 June, in Oslo, Norway. Live streaming from the Sprint and Middle distance events will be provided by the the Norwegian broadcasting company NRK.

31.05.2013 Marius Vizer new President of the SportAccord
The SportAccord General Assembly has just elected Marius Vizer (President of the International Judo Federation) new President of SportAccord. Vizer succeeds Hein Verbruggen, who decided to step down as President.

28.05.2013 World University Orienteering Championships 2014 programme confirmed
The event dates for the World University Orienteering Championships (WUOC) 2014 in Olomouc, Czech Republic, have been confirmed as 12-17 August.

27.05.2013 IWGA, ARISF, and IMGA General Meetings
Several associations held their annual meetings today at SportAccord Convention in St Petersburg, Russia.

27.05.2013 The IOF stand ready for SportAccord
The 11th edition of sport’s most important annual gathering has gotten underway with a series of General Assemblies  and Annual Meetings today and tomorrow before the SportAccord Convention opening ceremony tomorrow evening kicks off two days of conference sessions.

26.05.2013 Orienteering at SportAccord Convention
The IOF is for the first time as an exhibitor in the centre of the sports world - at the SportAccord Convention.

23.05.2013 ISOM revision – second call for comments from member federations
The first draft of the revised IOF International Specification for Orienteering Maps (ISOM) has been distributed to member federations for consideration and commenting as part of the process to create an improved map specification.

22.05.2013 IOF Foot Orienteering Athletes’ Commission appointed
Six athletes have been appointed members of the IOF Foot Orienteering Athletes' Commission.

22.05.2013 Unofficial European Cup in TrailO – second weekend
The new unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering kicked off in Norway four weeks ago. The second round took place in Kokemäki, Finland, about 80 km north of Turku on Saturday and in Nousiainen about 20 km from Turku on Sunday.

20.05.2013 Registration for IOF Trail Orienteering Event Advisers’ Clinic in Folgaria has started
The IOF Trail and Rules Commissions in cooperation with the World Trail Orienteering Championships (WTOC) 2014 organiser will be organising an IOF Trail Orienteering Event Advisers' Clinic in Folgaria, Italy, during 20-21 June 2013. The clinic will take place in conjunction with the Italian PreO Championships, and clinic participants will have free entrance to the official Pre-WTOC training camp.

15.05.2013 IOF Foot Orienteering Event Advisers’ Clinic in Italy
The IOF Rules Commission will be organising an IOF Foot Orienteering Event Advisers' Clinic in conjunction with the World Masters Orienteering Championships 2013 in Sestriere, Italy. The more specific clinic date is 6 August which is a rest day for the World Masters competitors.

14.05.2013 New Foot Orienteering Athletes’ Commission chair
Matthias Merz, Switzerland, will be the coordinator of the new IOF Foot Orienteering Athletes' Commission.

13.05.2013 Huge promotion event for orienteering in Poland
3rd edition of "Poland runs with map" - the biggest orienteering event in Poland - was held on Saturday 11 May 2013. Polish Orienteering Federation organised free and easy orienteering events in 18 cities all over the country.

10.05.2013 Inside Orienteering 3-2013 published
This year's third issue of Inside Orienteering is now available. Read about Edgars Bertuks' thoughts about The World Games; the development of orienteering - all four disciplines - in Turkey; and why the reigning European Champion is willing to spend his time working for the Athletes' Commission in ski orienteering.

07.05.2013 Ski orienteering in the 52nd World Military Ski Championships
Ski Orienteering will be part of the 52nd World Military Ski Championships to be held in 2014 in Sodankylä, Finland.

06.05.2013 Already 2639 entries to World Masters Championships
World Masters Orienteering Championships will be held in Sestriere, Italy, 2-10 August, in conjunction with the World Masters Games. So far the organisers have received 2639 entries to the events.

03.05.2013 WRE status to CISM and FISU orienteering events
The IOF Council has decided in its meeting last weekend that CISM and FISU orienteering events shall have World Ranking Event status in the future. The decision applies more specifically to CISM World Military Orienteering Championships and FISU World University Orienteering Championships as well as the orienteering events part of CISM Military World Games and CISM Winter Military World Games.

03.05.2013 Evaluation of the 2012 major MTBO IOF Events
The IOF Mountain Bike Orienteering Commission asked athletes and coaches to evaluate major IOF events in 2012.

01.05.2013 “Trail Orienteering brought me back to life and back to being a proper part of society”, says TrailO World Champion 2005
Trail orienteering is an elite orienteering discipline as any other. But for some, it can have a special meaning beyond that. One of them is Evaldas Butrimas, our Athlete of May, who is trail orienteering World Champion from 2005.

29.04.2013 EWG’s proposals for OFE Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of orienteering federations in Europe (OFE) will take place on Tuesday 9th July 2013, 19.00 – 22.00 in Sokos Hotel in Vuokatti, Finland, in conjunction with the the World Orienteering Championships.

29.04.2013 Three event days in future WMSOC programme
The IOF Council has decided in its meeting last weekend to add a third event day to the World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships programme. The championships will continue to be a multi-day event with the modification that medals will be determined on the basis of the combined results of the two best races for each athlete.

27.04.2013 Council meeting, Day Two
The IOF Council meeting in Edinburgh continued today.

27.04.2013 Orienteering World Cup 2015 organisers appointed
The IOF Council has appointed Australia and Switzerland as organisers of Orienteering World Cup 2015. Round 3 will be part of the World Orienteering Championships in Scotland, Great Britain. Appointment of Round 2 organisers has been postponed.

26.04.2013 Council discussed WOC qualification model
The IOF Council discussed the WOC qualification model today. You can find background information on the process on the WOC in the Future page.

26.04.2013 IOF Council meets in Edinburgh
The IOF Council meets this weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland.

26.04.2013 IOF MTB Orienteering Event Advisers Clinic at O-Ringen 2013
The IOF MTB Orienteering Commission will be organising a MTB Orienteering Event Advisers' and Organisers' Clinic in conjuntion with O-Ringen in Boden, Sweden, on 24 July 2013.

23.04.2013 Unofficial European Cup in trail orienteering
An unofficial European Cup in Trail Orienteering (ECTO) is organised for the first time this year. The first two competitions were held last weekend in Southern Norway.

19.04.2013 World Schools Orienteering Championships Long Race
Markus Larsson, Eskjö Gymnasium, Sweden won his second gold medal in the Schools M1 class in today’s Long Distance race. England, Slovakia and Sweden all had two winners today.



18.04.2013 Ski Orienteering World Cup 2013-2014 and JWSOC 2015 organisers appointed
The IOF Council has appointed Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia as organisers of Ski Orienteering World Cup 2013-2014 and Norway as the organiser of Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships 2015.

17.04.2013 World Schools Orienteering Championships Middle race
Today the first race was held in this year’s World Schools Championships, being staged this week on the Algarve coast in Portugal.

16.04.2013 World Schools Orienteering Championships in Portugal
This week the World Schools Orienteering Championships take place beside the Algarve coast in Portugal. The two main races are at Middle Distance on Wednesday and Long Distance on Friday. The event has attracted participants from twenty countries, including an African country, Mozambique, for the first time.

16.04.2013 IOC Trophy for Danish Orienteering Federation
A very successful development initiative mounted by the Danish Orienteering Federation (DOF) has resulted in the award of the IOC Trophy - Sport and Sustainable Development to the Federation. It was presented by Denmark’s IOC member Crown Prince Frederik at one of 43 events held in Denmark on Saturday to introduce newcomers to orienteering, in which more than 3,000 people in all took part.

10.04.2013 Nations’ views on the WOC qualification and starting order
The IOF member federations took the decision at the 2012 IOF General Assembly to remove the qualification races for the Middle and Long finals of the World Orienteering Championships (WOC) 2014 and onwards. Now they have commented the IOF Council's proposal on how to handle the question of how many runners a nation can have on the starting line.

10.04.2013 Live TV broadcast from Junior World Championships 2013
Czech Orienteering Federation, together with Sport Department of Czech Television, will broadcast live two events from the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Hradec Králov, Czech Republic.

09.04.2013 Nordic Orienteering Tour 2014 and 2015 cancelled
The Nordic Orienteering Tour steering group informed the IOF  that they are not going to organise the Tour in 2014 and 2015.

03.04.2013 EOC and ETOC 2016 application forms published
Application forms for European Orienteering Championships and European Trail Orienteering Championships 2016 are now available. Applicants are asked to send their applications to the IOF Office by 19 May 2013.

01.04.2013 “When I set my goals, I like to achieve them”
Our Athlete of April, Davide Machado, is one of the upcoming stars in mountain bike orienteering. He trains with the High Performance Group in Portugal; a special group of elite athletes from various sports who are subsidised by the Portuguese government, to help improve their performance and ensure yet more excellent results.

28.03.2013 Old issues of Orienteering World
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28.03.2013 Scientific Journal of Orienteering – 2013
A new issue of the Scientific Journal of Orienteering has been published.

27.03.2013 CISM Winter World Games: Russia wins men’s relay – France women’s
The CISM Winter World Games continued today, and for ski orienteers it was time to ski relay. Men's winner was, not too unexcpected, Russia, before Norway and Finland.

26.03.2013 CISM World Winter Games: Victory to Khrennikov and Tomilova
The ski orienteering events in the CISM World Winter Games kicked off today with middle distance. The biggest favourites were best even in the extremely difficult conditions with 10-30 meter visibility in the fog. Eduard Khrennikov, 7-fold World Champion, and Natalia Tomilova brought the victories to Russia in the men's and women's class.

25.03.2013 Inside Orienteering 2/2013 reports from all around the world
The man behind the success in South East Europe, the newest member of the IOF: Azerbaijan, reports from Portugal O-Meeting and Portugal O-Meeting/TrailO, the Spanish Bomb Kids, A success story on school orienteering in Tasmania -

- this and much more, in the newest issue of Inside Orienteering!


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