The IOF applies for orienteering to be included in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Posted on | June 15, 2015 | Category: News

In light of the changes implied in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Agenda 2020, the host city of the olympic games may include additional events in the program. The organizers of Tokyo 2020 sent out application documents at the beginning of May 2015 to IOC recognized federations asking them if they wished to submit an application to have events from their sports included in the Tokyo games. The IOF sent in an application prior to the deadline June 8th 2015. In total 26 federations sent in applications for the inclusion of new events.

The IOF application proposes the inclusion of 3 medal events, an individual start middle distance competition for women and men respectively and a mixed sprint relay. Working together with the Japan Orienteering Association (JOA), the IOF has found areas which would work well for these respective formats close to already planned events venues for the Tokyo 2020 games. In this way, orienteering events can be organized with a minimum of additional legacy costs.

The evaluation committee for additional events in Tokyo 2020 will notify the applicants on June 22nd 2015 if they are on the short-list for new events which may be added.

|| Print page ||
  • Search

  • IOF Main Sponsor

    IOF Main Sponsor

    Nokian Tyres

  • IOF Sponsors

    IOF Sponsors

    Bryzos
    BML Print

  • World Championships

  • Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2018
    4-11 August 2018

  • World Trail Orienteering Championships 2018
    4-11 August 2018

  • World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2018
    5-13 August 2018

  • Other Upcoming Events

  • European Ski Orienteering Championships 2018 and World Cup Round 2
    3-8 February 2018

  • Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships 2018
    3-8 February 2018

  • Ski Orienteering World Cup Round 3
    4-12 March 2018

  • World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships
    4-12 March 2018

  • EOC

    European Orienteering Championships 2018
    5-13 May 2018

  • World Masters MTB Orienteering Championships 2018
    26 June - 1 July 2018

  • World Masters Orienteering Championships
    5 -13 July 2018

  • IOF Partners

  • International Olympic Committee

  • ARISF_logos_05

    Association of IOC Recognised International Sport Federations

  • International World Games Association

  • International Masters Games Association

  • Global Association of International Sports Federations

  • World Anti-Doping Agency

  • International University Sports Federation (FISU)

  • Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM)

  • European University Sports Association

  • International School Sport Federation