Six on the podium in the World Championships and some small other updates to the Protocol Guide

Posted on | January 31, 2014 | Category: News

As announced at the Joint Meeting of the IOF Council and Commissions, and consequently on the IOF Twitter and Facebook pages, the IOF Council has decided, after listening to the IOF Athletes’ Commissions, to go back to having six athletes on the podium in most medal ceremonies. This has been the tradition since the 1980s.

In detail, the award ceremonies’ podiums will look like this from now on:

World Championships: 6 individual, 3 relay
World Cup overall: 6 individual, 3 relay (when applicable)
Junior World Championships: 6 individual, 6 relay
World Masters Championships: 3 individual

The Protocol Guide now reflects this change. A couple of other minor changes were also made so as to make sure some items only are mandatory for the World Orienteering Championships. You can find the updated Protocol Guide here: IOF Protocol Guide


If you find any mistakes/unclarities in the Guide, or if you have any questions about it, as always, please contact the IOF Office.

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