In these pages you will find general guidelines in administrative tasks involving:
- IOF Information systems (IOF Eventor)
- Results management
- Medals and diploma management
- Bulletins management
There are no specific Bulletin template but reuse the most recent bulletins as a template for bulletin creation. What each bulletin should contian at a minimum is stated in the Competition Rules.
Standard texts in bulletins
Use this text for Anti-Doping
“Doping is strictly forbidden and the organizers of /XYZ/ are dedicated to supporting the anti-doping authorities in their work. Doping tests are always carried out in accordance with the procedures described in the WADA International Standard for Testing. The IOF Anti-Doping Code and rules and the World Anti-Doping Code 2015 apply as of 1st January 2015. Athletes who are selected for the doping tests must bring an official identification (with photo) to the doping test area. The athlete should also bring along their therapeutic use exemption (TUE) if applicable. In general, it is advisable that the athletes bring along their ID to all the competitions and events.
For more information, please consult: Anti-Doping “
Use this text for Athlete licence (Valid only for World Championships and World Cups)
“All participants need a valid IOF Athlete licence. To have a valid licence, the athlete need to sign an athlete licence form and pay an annual fee of 30 EURO. If the athlete has signed the form in previous years they don’t need to sign a new form. Payments of the annual licence fee is done in IOF Eventor, please consult the proper IOF Eventor Guide for this.
To find the rules and forms and more information, please consult: Athletes licence “
IOF Diploma management
IOF will send a full set of diplomas to the event. The organisers write the “Place”, “Competition”, Name of athlete”, “Place and date” with a pen on the diplomas.
IOF Medals management
IOF Provides medals for IOF Events.
- Normally, the medals is sent to the organiser at the latest at -1 month.
- All medals, except World Cup medals, are sent without a neck ribbon (hanger) and the organiser must provide hangers.
- World Cup medals are sent WITH a standard IOF ribbon
- If organisers have forgotten to order ribbons, IOF have standard IOF ribbons that can be used.
Engrave ‘extra’ medals in case of a tied medal placing
All medals come to the organiser fully engraved. There is also a set of un-engraved medals sent in case there is a tie. Medals that need engraving due to that the event had tied medal placing can be managed in two ways:
- The organiser engrave the medals and hand over to the medalist during the event. (this is the preferred way)
- The organiser collects medal information, name and address to the medalist and send un-engraved medals it to IOF Office.
Facts about the IOF medals (all disciplines)
The World Orienteering Championships, the Junior World Orienteering Championships and the Overall World Cup medal has a:
- Wide closed loop, with 25 mm wide hole
- The neck ribbon is sewn on by the organiser
Changes during 2023: The IOF have changed the ribbon connection type on “the regional” medal that is used for all Regional Championships, World Masters Championships and U23 Championships . This medal now have a 25mm wide hole with a small opening so pre-sewn ribbons easily can be attached.
- Wide OPEN loop, with 25 mm wide hole
- A pre-sewn neck ribbon can easily be attached by the organiser