World Orienteering Championships 2006: Funding of TV production not secured, no inclusion of micro orienteering

Posted on | October 20, 2005 | Category: News

The WOC 2006 organiser has decided not to implement the micro orienteering (MicrO) concept in the Middle Distance Final of the 2006 World Orienteering Championships.

At its meeting in August, the IOF Council conditionally approved the WOC 2006 organiser’s request for the inclusion of MicrO in the middle distance final. One of the three preconditions was that a contract on extensive TV coverage of the World Championships be signed by the end of September 2005.

As the funding of the production had not been fully secured by the deadline, the organiser asked for an extension until 15 October, and the IOF agreed to the extension. As the parties were not able to secure the required funding by the extended deadline, the organiser chose not to ask for any further extension, but to abandon the MicrO concept. Consequently, as the precondition regarding the TV contract was not fulfilled, the IOF Council’s conditional approval of the organiser’s request lapsed.

The IOF regrets that the WOC 2006 organiser found it necessary to take this decision. The negotiations had been held in a very positive atmosphere and, although not yet having reached a final solution, the parties had made progress in their efforts to secure the remainder of the required funding.

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