WOC in the future: IOF Council proposal accepted

Posted on | July 20, 2012 | Category: News

A big part of the General Assembly today was taken up with discussion of the future model for the World Orienteering Championships. Four proposals had been put forward, three of them based upon the current model but with variations, the other proposing a ‘forest’ WOC and an ‘urban’ WOC in alternate years.

The model that carried favour at the end of the debate and a series of votes was that proposed by the IOF Council. This has the following programme:

Sprint individual – interval start qualification and final

Sprint relay, mixed teams

Middle individual Final, interval start, participation according to nation’s strength. Plus reigning World Champion; seeded start order

Long individual Final, interval start, participation as Middle distance

Relay Final – as now

The rules for qualification have still to be determined.

The new programme takes effect from 2017, but the WOC organisers in earlier years have the opportunity to amend their contract with the IOF to incorporate all or parts of this programme.

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