Orienteering World Ranking system will change in 2014

Posted on | November 1, 2013 | Category: News

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The IOF Council has decided to change the World Ranking system for foot orienteering from the beginning of 2014. From then on, there will be two separate World Ranking (WR) lists for foot orienteering:

•One for middle/long type WR events to be known as the Orienteering World Ranking List
•One for sprint type WR events to be known as the Sprint Orienteering World Ranking List
Points calculation
Any competitor who successfully finishes a World Ranking Event according to the rules of the event shall gain at least 10 ranking points.
The basic scoring algorithm for calculating scores as it currently exists will be retained. The ranking period for scores to count is 18 calendar months for each ranking list. The most recent “home” IOF Regional Championships can be counted in the ranking score, even if they were more than 18 months ago, where the competitor is a citizen of a nation in that Region. A maximum of two World Orienteering Championships (WOC) final scores can be counted in a person’s individual ranking.The 4 best scores subject to the above provision are counted for a person’s total ranking score in each ranking list.
Winners of WOC Finals will get 1500 ranking points. Winners of World Cup events, The World Games, Regional Championships (World  Cup status) get 1450 ranking points. Winners of Regional Championships (non World Cup status) get a minimum possible score of 1100 ranking points, max. possible score of 1400 ranking points. All other WRE winners including at the Junior World Championships, and at CISM and FISU events: A max. possible score of 1400 ranking points and a min. possible score of 800 ranking points.
Each member Federation may conduct up to 3 middle/long style World Ranking Events and 3 sprint World Ranking Events over a calendar year in addition to the hosting of any high level IOF Events.
We will shortly publish calculations on how this new system will influence the current World Ranking List.
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