MTB Orienteering Commission

What’s new in MTBOC?

  • 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.
  • New questionnaires event evaluation (Czechia & Italy) – under Event quality section (follow THIS link)
  • Good news: Latvia will host the 2nd MTBO World Cup round and U23 WMTBOC in 2024 from July 5th to 7th. We appreciate the Latvian Orienteering Federation and Martins L. for organizing this event, allowing for a complete MTBO World Cup program in 2024. While it’s not ideal to appoint an organizer only a year prior to the event, we aim to avoid this in the future. If your country has MTBO activity, consider hosting a national event as a World Ranking Event and potentially organizing a round of the IOF MTBO World Cup. Currently, we are seeking organizers for WMTBOC 2026, EMTBOC 2026, and the 3rd World Cup round in 2026. Contact the MTBO Commission for more details. Thank you!
  • New evaluation survey – please fill out our questionnaire of the EMTBOC & EJYMTBOC in Portugal. Link here.
  • Evaluation of 2022 events. See more under Internal/Event quality/Event Evaluation
  • Published results of survey about the future EMTBOC programme – please follow this link or see the section with “Documents” below.
  • Final results World Master Series 2022 and preview of WMS 2023
  • New questionnaires event evaluation (Bulgaria) – under Event quality section (follow THIS link)
  • Latest uploads – Commission’s last meeting Minutes &  results of the survey about backup SIAC (see in documents below)
  • New survey about the future EMTBOC programme – please follow this link.
  • We are trying to collect oldies, but goldies 🙂  maps from previous high-level MTBO events. Please visit our MTBO maps archive.

Remits

Remits MTB Orienteering Commission 2023-2024

Meetings

Documents

Members MTB Orienteering Commission

Ursula Häusermann (SUI)

chair.mtboc (at) orienteering.sport

Chairperson

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) gmail.com

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

Tiago Fernandes (POR)

tiago.t.a.fernandes (at) gmail.com

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

Keith Dawson (GBR)

drkpdawson (at) aol.com

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) pihkafit.fi

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

Steven Hale (SWE)

elah.nevets (at) gmail.com

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

Giaime Origgi (ITA)

giaime.origgi (at) gmail.com

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

Michael Lindholm (DEN)

mjlindholm19 (at) gmail.com

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

Igor Błachut (POL)

iblachut (at) team360.pl

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