31/05/2011 || Who is Johan Granath? ||Arena||

Johan Granath (SWE) was recently appointed Chairman of the Ski Orienteering Athletes’ Commission. Johan is a gold medallist from the European Ski Orienteering Championships in 2010 and has two bronze medals from the 2006 and 2011 editions. From this year’s World Ski Orienteering Championships he returned home with a silver medal. Johan still remembers his […]


23/05/2011 || WOC in the Future ||News||

At its recent meeting in Helsinki, the IOF Council discussed the future of the World Orienteering Championships (WOC), after receiving the WOC in the Future project group’s proposal and the views from the national federations.


21/05/2011 || From 1961 to 2011 – the IOF 50 years today ||News||

The IOF was founded 50 years ago today – 21 May 1961. One of the main goals of the new federation was to stage Championships in orienteering: first European Championships in 1962 and 1964, and then World Championships in 1966.


20/05/2011 || 50 years with the IOF – feel at home even when away ||News||

Imagine taking part in the first European Orienteering Championships in 1962. The map is not drawn in the way, nor in the scale, you are used to at home. Not even the colours are the same.


17/05/2011 || IOF Foot Orienteering Event Advisers’ Clinic in Brazil ||News||

The second IOF Foot Orienteering Event Advisers’ clinic this year will be organized in Curitiba – Paraná, Brazil, from 29 June to 3 July 2011.


16/05/2011 || 50 years since the historical Congress in Denmark ||News||

The first IOF Congress was held 21-22 May 1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This year we celebrate our 50th anniversary.

But how did it all start?


11/05/2011 || MTB Orienteering World Cup 2012 ||News||

The programme and the Special Rules for World Cup in Mountain Bike Orienteering 2012 have been published. The World Cup 2012 includes four rounds.


10/05/2011 || Two new members for the Ski Orienteering Commission ||News||

The IOF Council has at its recent meeting appointed two new members for the IOF Ski Orienteering Commission: Valentin Garkov, Bulgaria, and Roland Hellberg, Sweden (from 1 July).


10/05/2011 || Trail Orienteering Senior Event Advisers appointed ||News||

Senior Event Advisers for the following events have been appointed:

World Trail Orienteering Championships 2012: Jari Turto (FIN)
World Trail Orienteering Championships 2013: Roberta Falda (ITA) and Assistant Event Adviser Libor Forst


09/05/2011 || World Masters Orienteering Championships 2011 preview ||News||

This year’s World Masters Orienteering Championships will take place in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Pécs in Hungary during 28 June – 10 July. The event will be truly international as there are already entries from all six IOF regions with 3300 participants in total according to the last information by the organiser.


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