21/07/2014 || Junior World Orienteering Championships 2017 awarded to Finland ||News||

IOF Council has taken the decision to appoint Finland organiser of the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) 2017.


20/07/2014 || MTB Orienteering World Cup: clean sweep for Benham ||News||

Three races, three victories: that is Emily Benham’s haul from this weekend’s World Cup races in Skåne, Sweden. The Great Britain rider has proved herself to be master of all three formats – Sprint, Middle and Long. Russia’s Anton Foliforov had a second win in the Long Distance race today – he also won the Middle race.


19/07/2014 || Thirty-six nations entered for Junior World Orienteering Championships ||News||

The spotlight is turning now from the World Orienteering Championships in Italy to the Junior equivalent, where the host nation for the coming week is Bulgaria. The Event Centre is the tourist resort of Borovets, close to Rila Mountain and Bulgaria’s capital Sofia.


19/07/2014 || MTB Orienteering World Cup: second win for Emily Benham ||News||

Great Britain rider Emily Benham is on a roll! Today she won a World Cup race for the second day in succession, this time the Sprint by the close margin of 3 seconds. Lauri Malsroos, Estonia was the winner of the men’s race with a 30-second lead.


18/07/2014 || MTB Orienteering World Cup: Middle distance wins for Benham and Foliforov ||News||

The second round of this year’s MTBO World Cup is being held as part of the O-Ringen event in Skåne, Sweden. Athletes from 22 nations are taking part. The first races over Middle distance were won by Emily Benham, Great Britain and Anton Foliforov, Russia.


18/07/2014 || Emit Touch Free Punching approved for World Ranking Events ||News||

The IOF Council has now granted Final Approval for use of Emit Touch Free Punching (version 2013 and onwards) at World Ranking Events.


18/07/2014 || Orienteering on Universal Sports Network ||News||

The IOF has received the information that the 30 minutes highlight packages from the World Orienteering Championships in Italy is aired this week on Universal Sports Network.


17/07/2014 || Presentations from Open IT Meeting 2014 published ||News||

The presentations from the Open IT Meeting held on 10 July 2014 in Lavarone, Italy, are now available on the IOF website.


17/07/2014 || World Orienteering Championships: promotion and relegation outcomes ||News||

From this year onwards, qualification for the Long and Middle races at a World Orienteering Championships (WOC) is by a points system based on results at the previous two World Championships. Federations are placed into three men’s divisions and three women’s divisions. For WOC 2015 and onwards, a promotion and relegation system comes into effect.


16/07/2014 || Aron Less new chair of the Foot Orienteering Commission ||News||

As the former chairperson of the IOF Foot Orienteering Commission, Mikko Salonen (FIN) was elected to the IOF Council at the XXVII General Assembly, the Council appointed Aron Less (HUN) new chair of the Commission.


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