MTB Orienteering Commission

What’s new in MTBOC?

  • New questionnaire event evaluation (Poland) – under Event quality section (or follow THIS link)
  • Find the summary and short description of some of the changes to ISMTBOM – section Internal/MTBO Maps
  • Latest uploads – ISMTBOM changes summary, 2023 events evaluation
  • Results of the survey – sustainability of applications for MTBO events – see the section with “Documents” below.
  • The IOF MTBO Commission is conducting a survey on the sustainability of applications for MTBO events. It has become quite challenging to find organisers who want to stage a major MTBO event held under the authority of the IOF. With this survey we’d like to find out why we don’t get more applications.The IOF federations as well as individuals such as MTBO event advisers or other MTBO enthusiasts have been invited by email to take part in the survey. However, participation in this survey is open to everybody. So, if you feel like sharing your opinion on this topic, please do so! There’s a short questionnaire available at here. It doesn’t take long to complete it, and the MTBO Commission is grateful for any feedback. Please submit your answers by the end of November 2023.
  • We are trying to collect oldies, but goldies 🙂  maps from previous high-level MTBO events. Please visit our MTBO maps archive.


Remits MTB Orienteering Commission 2023-2024



Members MTB Orienteering Commission

Ursula Häusermann (SUI)

chair.mtboc (at)


Responsibilities: Events advising, event planning & quality. Event advisors support. Application documents. Commission budget. Open forums. Meeting minutes. In touch with Rules Commission.

Jiri Putik (CZE)

j.putik (at)

Responsibilities: Events evaluation. MTBO parts of IOF web pages. Mapping. IT related issues. Evaluate applications.

Tiago Fernandes (POR)

tiago.t.a.fernandes (at)

Responsibilities: Global Development Commission. Evaluate applications. Coordinate event calendar. Guide MTBO maps.

Keith Dawson (GBR)

drkpdawson (at)

Responsibilies: Development and education. Masters and “Young guns” world series. MTBO rules. Evaluate applications. Coordinate event calendar and internat. camps for youths & juniors.

Mika Häkkinen (FIN)

mika (at)

Responsibilities: Sports development projects. Mapping related issues. Evaluate applications. Coordinate event calendar.

Steven Hale (SWE)

elah.nevets (at)

Responsibilies: Mapping related issues. Global events calendar. In touch with Map Commission. Rewiev of ISMTBOM. Evaluate applications.

Giaime Origgi (ITA)

giaime.origgi (at)

Responsibilites: In touch with Athletes’ Commission. Fair Play working group. Development – increase fairness. Evaluate applications.

Michael Lindholm (DEN)

mjlindholm19 (at)

Responsibilities: Development project HOFME (How to Organise a First MTBO Event), sport development. Evaluate applications. Coordinate event calendar.

Igor Błachut (POL)

iblachut (at)

Responsibilities: Competition rules and guidelines. Evaluate applications. Coordinate event calendar.