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31/08/2016 || 13 best nations in WOC qualified for World Games 2017 ||News, WOC news||

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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.

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30/08/2016 || New World Cup standings after WOC ||News, WOC news||

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.

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30/08/2016 || National quotas for WOC 2017 ||News, WOC news||

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

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27/08/2016 || The IOF introduces an Ethics Panel and resolves for good sports governance ||News||

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 […]

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27/08/2016 || Swedish proposal voted down ||News||

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 […]

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27/08/2016 || Open Technology Meeting ||News||

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 […]

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26/08/2016 || 17th International Conference on Orienteering Mapping ||News||

Around 40 map-makers met in Strömstad to learn about and discuss the latest developments in the production of the most important requirement for any orienteering event, the map. Some of those present started with a walk on the Sprint map used at the beginning of WOC, looking at how various sites were interpreted using the […]

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26/08/2016 || First Sprint WOC goes to Denmark ||News||

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.

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26/08/2016 || Leho Haldna from Estonia is the new IOF President ||News||

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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 […]

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25/08/2016 || The fight against doping in orienteering ||News||

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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.

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