Invitation to IOF Foot Orienteering Event Advisers Clinic in Sweden

Posted on | May 6, 2010 | Category: News

An IOF Foot Orienteering Event Advisers’ clinic is organised in conjunction with O-Ringen Örebro in July 2010 in Sweden. This Event Advisers’ Clinic is organised for the education and recruitment of new IOF licensed Foot Orienteering Event Advisers. National orienteering federations are kindly asked to identify and enter suitable candidates.


IOF Rules Commission

Date & time:

Tuesday 27 July 16:00-20:00, Wednesday 28 July 08:00-17:00

Clinic site:

Tuesday – Stadsparken (the city park and botanical garden)
Wednesday – Örebro University

Course objectives and requirements:

The main objective of this IOF Event Advisers’ Clinic is to prepare participants to be licensed IOF FootO Event Advisers.

The requirements for licensing are:
1. Be an active foot orienteer.
2. Have competed in countries other than your own.
3. Have successfully controlled major national events in the last 3 years.
4. Be competent to communicate with IOF and the organising Federation (mainly in English).
5. Have attended, and have been an active participant in an IOF Event Advisers Clinic
6. Be familiar with the IOF Rules and other relevant publications
7. Be recognised as a top standard controller/event adviser and endorsed as suitable by your Federation.

Course content:

• Understanding of the task of an IOF Event Adviser

• Deeper understanding of the nature of orienteering and each format of FootO (long, middle, sprint, relay)
• Understanding of the IOF rules and requirements for international competition

The course will include a short field exercise in course controlling


& meals:

O-Ringen competitors may already have accommodation booked for the week. (O-Ringen campingsite about 1500 metres from the Clinic site.)

Otherwise we recommend this website to find accommodation

Dinner on Tuesday and lunch on Wednesday are included in the Clinic entry fee.


Örebro can be reached by train in about 2 hours from Stockholm.


The following IOF publications will be used at the Clinic:
• IOF FootO Competition Rules
• International Specification for Orienteering Maps, ISOM
• International Specification for Sprint Orienteering Maps, ISSOM
• IOF Control descriptions
• The Leibnitz Convention
• IOF guidelines for WRE, WOC, WMOC and JWOC

The material is available at the IOF website and should be read through beforehand.

Course leader:

David Rosen (IOF Rules Commission Chair)



Deadline for entries:

By 1st July 2010

Entry & enquiries:

Please send your entry (see the form below) by e-mail to TomasYngström:

Please send any enquiries to the same address.

Note the requirement for endorsement by the federation. It is generally best if the delegate sends the form to the federation who endorse it and send it to Tomas Yngström

The entry fee is 500 SEK. This should be paid on arrival or in advance. An invoice can be sent if required.

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