GA-proposals: Athlete representation, provisional membership, fair play etc

Both the IOF Council and 3 national federations have made proposals for the General Assembly. The proposals are presented here: The IOF Council has made proposals for changes to the IOF Statutes in a number of areas, the...

Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2020 and European Orienteering Championships 2021 cancelled

The IOF regrets to announce that the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2020 (WOC) which were planned to be held in Denmark, initially at the beginning of July and postponed until October, will not be held thi...

IOF and .sport domain update

The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) continues to migrate into the new .sport domain. The next step is moving our default email domain to .sport. This will take effect on the 30th April 2020. Emails sent to th...

Promising news for a World MTB Orienteering Championships 2020, and other Covid-19 news

The IOF continues to follow closely the developments of the novel Corona (Covid-19) virus outbreak and its impact on IOF events and activities. Focus for the past few weeks has been on following up on the principles esta...

A report from the IOF Council meeting and the work behind the scenes

Despite the challenges presented by the Covid-19 global pandemic, there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes throughout the IOF organisation. The Covid-19 global pandemic has had significant impact of the global s...

COVID-19 UPDATES

IOF news related to the outbreak of the Corona (Covid-19) virus: 2020-05-15 European MTB Orienteering and Trail Orienteering Championships and other news 2020-05-14 Online events to be published in the IOF Calendar (Even...

No World Masters Orienteering Championships in Slovakia in 2020

We regret to inform the global masters orienteering community that the World Masters Orienteering Championships (WMOC ) 2020 scheduled to be held August 7-15 in Slovakia has to be cancelled as a consequence of the ongoin...

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...

WADA decision on RUSADA and potential consequences for the IOF (updated)

This article has been updated following IOF participation in a WADA conference call, on December 13th, giving additional details about the CRC recommendations and process for implementation. On December 9th, the World An...

Georg Hechl, a well-known face in the orienteering scene

Orienteering is diverse: From ski to mountain bike to foot orienteering, it offers the right challenge for every athlete who is looking for the fastest route. Georg Hechl is one of them. As an enthusiastic hobby athlete,...

IOF Council, Commissions and Office carbon neutral in 2019

The International Olympic Committee has recognised the IOF for its action plan to measure and reduce owned greenhouse gas emissions and for joining the United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework. The IOF Environm...

JWOC 2019, an important milestone for Ethics work

In just over one month, the 2019 Junior World Orienteering Championships will take place in Denmark. Since 1990, JWOC is one of the highlights of the annual IOF event calendar, as many developing athletes get their first...