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09/08/2017 || IOF nominated for best International Sports Federation ||News, Newsletter||

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

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07/08/2017 || WOC went viral through IOF Digital Team ||News, Newsletter||

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 […]

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24/07/2017 || Leho Haldna: Way or no way to the Olympics? ||News, Newsletter||

“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.”

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24/07/2017 || Looking ahead – Strategic Directions ||Newsletter||

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 […]

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24/07/2017 || IOF Membership is growing ||Newsletter||

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 […]

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24/07/2017 || WTOC: Big success stories for Norway, Slovenia and Ukraine ||Newsletter||

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 […]

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24/07/2017 || Aebersold and Ojanaho – same medal haul at JWOC ||Newsletter||

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.

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24/07/2017 || Striving for medals at The World Games ||News, Newsletter||

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.

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18/07/2017 || Indoor orienteering becoming increasingly popular in Latvia ||News, Newsletter||

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.

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30/06/2017 || Leho Haldna: Highlights of the orienteering season ||Newsletter||

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 […]

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