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28/12/2016 || Australian scholarship is win-win ||News||

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.

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20/12/2016 || Mass Start is new format at the World MTBO Championships from 2017 ||News||

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.

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19/12/2016 || Athlete of the Year 2016: Tove Alexandersson ||News||

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.

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16/12/2016 || McLaren report: No sign of organised doping activities in Russian orienteering ||News||

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.

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16/12/2016 || Nations and athletes qualified for The World Games ||News||

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.

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14/12/2016 || Ramune Arlauskiene: Farewell to top competition ||News, Newsletter||

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.

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13/12/2016 || Last week for preliminary entries to WSOC ||News||

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

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13/12/2016 || Development in South America ||News, Newsletter||

Morten Dalby (second from the left) discussing generalization of green areas with three of the participants at the mapping clinic. 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 […]

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12/12/2016 || IOF Anti-Doping Report 2016 ||News, Newsletter||

Anti-Doping: IOF In-Competition testing figures for 2016 are in.

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12/12/2016 || South American Championships from a German point of view ||News, Newsletter||

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.

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