Several applications to host IOF Events

Posted on | January 4, 2012 | Category: News

By the deadline of 1 January 2012, several applications to host IOF Events were received.

Sweden submitted its bid to host the World Orienteering Championships and the World Trail Orienteering Championships 2016. The Swedish Orienteering Federation would organise the Championships in Strömstad region, Western Sweden, close to the Norwegian border.

Poland applied for World MTB Orienteering Championships 2014, and would like to organise Junior World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2014 at the same time in Bialystok, in northeast Poland. For World Ski Orienteering Championships 2015 there was also one bid, which came from Norway.

World Masters Orienteering Championships 2015 attracted three bidders: Czech Republic, Latvia and Sweden, and Junior World Orienteering Championships 2015 two: Norway and Romania.

Portugal would like to organise the World Masters MTB Orienteering Championships in 2013, in conjunction with the World Cup finals, and Russia sent its bid to host the Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships, World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships and European Ski Orienteering Championships in 2014.

All applications will now be evaluated, and the organisers for the World Orienteering Championships 2016, World Trail Orienteering Championships 2016 and World Ski Orienteering Championships 2015 will be appointed at the General Assembly 2012 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOF Council will appoint organisers for the other events by October 31, 2012.

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