20/01/2013 || Application deadline for WOC and WTOC extended ||News||

The IOF Council has decided to extend the deadline for applications for the World Orienteering Championships and World Trail Orienteering Championships 2017.


20/01/2013 || IOF Council discussed the Congress period ||News||

At the moment, the IOF General Assembly is held every two years. In every General Assembly, the election for Council takes place. The IOF Council now discussed the possibility to extend the period a Council member sits in the Council from two to four years.


19/01/2013 || Five applications to organise EYOC 2013 ||News||

By the deadline of 18 January, five countries had applied to organise the European Youth Orienteering Championships 2013. The applicants include Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Serbia.


19/01/2013 || Presidents’ Conference 2013 ||News||

The Presidents’ Conference will this year be held in Vuokatti, Finland, in conjunction with the World Orienteering and Trail Orienteering Championships. The date has now been decided. The presidents of all national federations will gather to the Conference on Thursday 11 July 2013.


18/01/2013 || “When I’m at my best it is a tricky quest to beat me!” ||News||

“Maybe the other ski orienteers could hope for really icy and fast conditions and a course with extremely many controls”, says Staffan Tunis, our Athlete of January 2013. Read again what one of the best ever competitors in the ski orienteering world told about his experiences and training. And find out, who will be the Athlete of February…


16/01/2013 || Great interest for JWOC and WMOC 2016 ||News||

The IOF has received several applications to host IOF Events by the 1 January 2013 deadline. Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) and World Masters Orienteering Championships (WMOC) 2016 received the most interest with three and four applications respectively.


15/01/2013 || IOF Council and Commissions meet in the traditional Joint Meeting ||News||

The IOF Council and Commissions’ Joint Meeting has long traditions. During one weekend most of the Commissions and the Council have their own meetings, and one or two joint meetings for the whole group. In addition, meetings with project groups take place, and the Council meets all Commission chairs.


14/01/2013 || Responses to the proposed WMTBOC long distance start slot allocation model ||News||

The IOF Council decided in its October meeting to remove the Long distance qualification event from the World MTB Orienteering Championships programme and to replace it by an allocation of start slots to federations. National federations have now presented their comments to the IOF MTB Orienteering Commission’s initial proposal for a new allocation model.


14/01/2013 || Alexandersson and Lysell head World Cup standings ||News||

At the end of the New Zealand round of the 2013 World Cup, the overall standings are headed by the Swedes Tove Alexandersson and Jerker Lysell.


13/01/2013 || Double Swedish success in New Zealand ||News||

Tove Alexandersson and Jerker Lysell were the winners of the third and last of the races in the New Zealand World Cup round, a Middle distance chasing start following a prologue in the morning. The races were very strength-sapping due to high temperatures and the complex hilly grassland terrain.


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