31/07/2012 || World Cup 2013 Special Rules published ||News||

IOF Foot Orienteering World Cup 2013 Special Rules are published and available on the IOF website. World Cup 2013 starts earlier than normally with the Opening Round in New Zealand early January.


21/07/2012 || Simone and the younger runners inspire each other ||Arena||

Simone Niggli took her 20th WOC gold today; Ines Brodmann and Judith Wyder took their first. Together they inspire each other.  “It’s nice to run with Ines and Judith. It’s a good team”, Simone says. She is 34 years old and has been in the business for a very long time. Ines is 27 and […]


21/07/2012 || “Incredible – we did it!” ||Arena||

On the way to the second last control Jan Prochazka got ahead of Olav Lundanes just as he had planned to do, and he ran into take Czech Republic’s first relay gold ever at WOC.  It was a tough battle on the last leg in the relay and three men –  Jan Prochazka, Olav Lundanes […]


21/07/2012 || World Orienteering Championships, men’s relay: Czech victory in sprint finish ||News||

The Czech Republic won the WOC men’s relay for the first time ever today when Jan Prochazka proved the strongest in a three-man sprint finish. Silver went to Norway and bronze to Sweden, all three teams finishing within 11 seconds.


21/07/2012 || World Orienteering Championships, women’s relay: 20th gold for Simone ||News||

The women’s relay title went to Switzerland today following a commanding performance from Simone Niggli on the last leg. Sweden took the silver medals and Norway the bronze.


21/07/2012 || New Chairman for Foot Orienteering Commission ||News||

IOF Council has appointed Mikko Salonen, Finland as new Chair of the FootO Commission to replace Konrad Becker, Switzerland, who has retired from the post.


20/07/2012 || Decisions taken at the General Assembly ||News||

The IOF has now 73 members. At the General Assembly Montenegro and Cyprus were accepted as new members of IOF. The 2016 World Orienteering Championships were awarded to Sweden, the only applicant, and Sweden will also hold the World Trail Orienteering Championships as an integral part of WOC. Norway will organise the 2015 World Ski Orienteering Championships.


20/07/2012 || WOC in the future: IOF Council proposal accepted ||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.


20/07/2012 || Brian Porteous elected as IOF President ||News||

At the 2012 IOF General Assembly today, Brian Porteous, Great Britain has been elected IOF President for the coming 2-year Congress period. He takes the place of Åke Jacobson, Sweden who has retired from the post today.


19/07/2012 || There could be one more WOC for Simone ||Arena||

Simone Niggli could again be a participant at WOC in Finland next year. She is not at all sure she will stop this year.  On the Long distance she had a superb race yet again and won her 19th WOC gold. “I have grown up in the kind of terrain around here”, she explains after […]


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