IOF 50 years

The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) was founded on 21 May 1961 at a Congress held in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The 10 founding members were Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Federal Republic of Germany, Finland, German Democratic Republic, Hungary, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.

In 2011 we celebrated the IOF 50th Anniversary.

IOF 50 years video NEW

IOF 50 years ceremony in World Championships arena (article 19 August)
IOF Presidents’ Conference (article 19 August)
IOF recipient of Jukola message  2011 (article 19 June 2011)

Over 50 countries to the World Orienteering Championships (article 17 June 2011)
Compasses to developing countries (article 10 June 2011)
From 1961 to 2011 – the IOF 50 years today (article 21 May 2011)
50 years with the IOF – feel at home even when away (article 20 May 2011)
50 years since the historical Congress in Denmark (article 16 May 2011)

The Anniversary logo was used in all IOF Events and publications throughout 2011.

The logo is designed by Mike Dowling.
IOF Anniversary logo for download

IOF Anniversary logo at the Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships in Norway.
Photo: Henning Spjelkavik

Minutes from the first IOF Congress, 21-22 May 1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark:




Congress 1961-1

Congress 1961-2

Congress 1961-3

Congress 1961-4


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