25/08/2016 || First-ever Global Development Conference ||News||

Photo: Malin Bjorkqvist ”Think globally, act locally” was one of the slogans used in a lively Global Development Conference – a first for IOF – attended by more than 50 orienteers from many nations around the world. IOF Vice President Astrid Waaler Kaas referred to three key objectives in IOF’s Vision for orienteering: it shall […]


25/08/2016 || IOF’s Rules and Guidelines ||News||

IOF Rules govern how competitions at international level shall be conducted. There are a lot of them, covering all world championships, world cup competitions and world ranking events in all four recognised disciplines (foot, ski, mountain bike and trail orienteering). The rules cover every aspect of organising an international competition. Some of these rules are […]


24/08/2016 || WTOC 2016: Jullum and Shmatov lead the PreO ||WOC news||

The beautiful forest of Saltö hosted the PreO competition’s first day. After twenty challenging controls, Martin Jullum and Pavel Shmatov are in the lead of the Open and the Paralympic classes respectively.


23/08/2016 || Tove Alexandersson: “I’ve done everything possible to win” ||WOC news||

She went to to bed at one o’clock the night before her first race at WOC – and that was not because of a party …


23/08/2016 || Emily Kemp: “It’s hard to believe” ||WOC news||

Emily Kemp was just 15 seconds from getting her first WOC medal on the Middle Distance. Her fourth place is a big, big step for the Canadian, but there are still more steps to take.


23/08/2016 || Matthias Kyburz: “something really extra” ||WOC news||

For Matthias Kyburz the gold on the Middle Distance is a result of what has happened during recent months and also during the winter. The Swiss star has been working a lot on some technique that has been missing for a while.


23/08/2016 || Tove Alexandersson wins gold medal with 35 second margin ||WOC news||

At last she has won a World Championships gold medal! Tove Alexandersson had a near-faultless run today on the challenging Middle Distance course at Tanum and beat Heidi Bagstevold, Norway by 35 seconds.


23/08/2016 || Middle Distance: Matthias Kyburz repeats European form for gold ||WOC news||

Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland is the new Middle Distance Champion with Olav Lundanes, Norway in silver medal position and Daniel Hubmann, defending champion, third. Kyburz is also European Champion at this distance.


23/08/2016 || Lars Jakob Waaler: A long wait for the gold ||WOC news||

When Lars Jakob Waaler left Trondheim to go to Strömstad, his goal was clear. After thirteen presences in as many WTOC editions, he wanted a medal. But he didn’t expect a gold one. “No I didn’t”, he said with a smile, adding: “Not even when I finished my course today, because I made three mistakes. I said to myself that they would have been too many.” As it turns out, Lars was wrong.


23/08/2016 || WTOC 2016: Lars Jakob Waaler got the gold in TempO ||WOC news||

Lars Jakob Waaler is the new TempO World Champion. In a tight fight, he performed at his best in the thin line that joins time and accuracy, winning the medal he wanted most, the one he has been pursuing for thirteen years.


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