Coping with Covid-19 – a varied picture around the world

New initiatives and changed venues, alongside tight event guidelines and some postponements and cancellations; the world’s Orienteering federations are working hard to enable our sport to continue, despite some setbacks....

European MTB Orienteering Championships to go ahead as planned

The European MTB Orienteering Championships, the European Junior MTB Orienteering Championships and the World Masters MTB Orienteering Championships in Finland in September will go ahead as planned. The IOF Council appro...

Digital IOF General Assembly attracts record participation

Friday July 10, 2020, starting at 9:00 AM Central European Summer Time (CEST), the IOF will conduct its 30th Ordinary General Assembly. For the first time the biennial meeting will be held in a virtual environment, with ...

New IOF Sustainability Policy

At the IOF Council meeting in Frankfurt, the new IOF Sustainability Policy was approved. The IOF has declared sustainability as one of its three basic values. In coherence with its values, the IOF acknowledges and intend...

Sustainability on the IOF agenda

Sustainability was one of the key topics on the IOF Joint Meeting. IOF Stefano Bisoffi (ITA), Chairperson of the IOF Environment and Sustainability Commission, presented the work of the commission including the new IOF S...

The IOF joins “Sports for Climate Action” initiative

At it’s latest meeting the IOF Council approved the proposal from the Environment and Sustainability Commission about joining the “Sports for Climate Action” initiative....

Ski Orienteering

Ski Orienteering is an endurance winter sport combining navigation and cross-country skiing across a rough terrain using prepared cross-country ski tracks. A ski orienteer combines high physical endurance and strength, e...

Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2022 awarded to Edinburgh

Scotland, Edinburgh will host the Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2022. The IOF Council made its decision at its meeting in connection with the ongoing World Orienteering Championships in Latvia....

Tom Hollowell about the IOF finances

Secretary General/CEO Tom Hollowell about the financial situation of the IOF: How we could in general describe financial situation of the IOF? The overall situation can be described as challenging but stable. In the past...

3rd Sprint format testing

It’s less than 6 months left before the first official race of the new 3rd Sprint format. The race is scheduled for 4th October 2018 at the IOF Orienteering World Cup Final in Prague, Czech Republic. The 3rd Sprint forma...