30/01/2009 || An amended version of World Cup 2009 Special Rules has been published ||News||

The start interval at the first World Cup event (middle distance) has been changed to one minute. Consequently, the Special Rules for World Cup 2009 have been amended. Click here to view the full document.


30/01/2009 || Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: Third gold for Olli-Markus, second for Maria ||News||

Olli-Markus Taivainen, Finland, took his third gold in the Ski-JWOC in Sweden today. Olli-Markus won middle distance before his team mate Leo Laakkonen, and the Swede Gustav Nordström. Gustav’s sister Maria made the Nordström family’s day complete with her second gold from the competitions. She won sprint on Tuesday by just 3 seconds before Tatiana […]


29/01/2009 || Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: Sport is my life ||News||

Tatiana Medvedeva is the new golden girl from Russia. She won long distance in the Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships, and got the gold she was only three seconds away from in the sprint. -Sport is my life. Sport and studies take my time and I aim to the Russian national team for seniors and […]


28/01/2009 || Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: Olli-Markus still on top ||News||

Olli-Markus Taivainen has won gold in JWOC in ski orienteering three times in a row. -It was really great to win again, but the first time is always the most special, he says. Last year was he a part of the winning Finnish team in the relay. Two years ago he won the sprint. In […]


28/01/2009 || Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: Hard work brings results ||News||

Maria Nordström wasn’t satisfied at all with a 12th place as her best individual result in the Ski-O JWOC last year, and started taking the sport more seriously. Now she is a world champion. -I decided to train better for ski orienteering before this season than I did last season, says the Swede. The 17-year-old […]


28/01/2009 || Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: Gold for Nordström and Taivainen ||News||

Ski-JWOC 2009 kicked off with sprint distance in Orsa Grönklitt, Sweden. Olli-Markus Taivainen, Finland, took a clear victory in men’s class by 48 seconds before Gustav Nordström, Sweden, with Hans Jørgen Kvåle, Norway, on a third place a further 21 seconds down. Olli-Markus, last year 8th in the sprint, won the distance also two years […]


28/01/2009 || IOF Trail Orienteering Competition Rules 2009 published ||News||

A new edition of the IOF Trail Orienteering Rules has been published. This version of the rules is valid from 1 February 2009. Click here to download the rules.


26/01/2009 || Qualification Race Start List Program ||News||

The IOF has published a computer program, which organisers of major IOF events can use to perform the start draw for Qualification Races. In a Qualification race, the competitors are allocated randomly to one of three heats. Each heat will run a slightly different course. Three runners start together on a minute, each running a […]


23/01/2009 || Results from South America and Oceania published ||News||

South American Orienteering Championships took place 12-14 December 2008 in Santiago, RS, Brazil and Oceania Championships in foot orienteering 3-11 January 2009 in South Island, New Zealand. The results have now been published on the IOF website. To view the complete results, please go to South American Championships or Oceania Championships.


19/01/2009 || Invitation to the IOF Ski Orienteering Event Advisers Clinic in Rusutsu, Japan, 2-3 March 2009 ||News||

This Ski Orienteering Event Advisers’ Clinic is organised for the education and recruitment of new IOF licensed Event Advisers. The national orienteering federations are kindly asked to identify and enter suitable candidates. In addition to individuals seeking to obtain an IOF Event Adviser license, the Ski Orienteering Commission also welcomes to the clinic team leaders […]


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