IOF Governance: Best-in-Class and areas of improvement identified

As a service to its members, the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) has carried out an external independent review of a number of parameters related to the good governance of sports organisati...

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....

WADA 2019 Symposium from an athlete’s perspective

In March, the annual WADA Symposium invited athletes for the first time to participate in a specially curated programme running alongside the other sessions. The IOF representative was Jan Petržela of the Foot Orienteeri...

Erik Blomgren IOF representative at the biggest ever International Athletes’ Forum

More than 350 athlete representatives from 185 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), 50 International Federations (IFs), five continental Athletes Commissions (ACs), the ACs of all the Organising Committees of the upcoming...

A new start for orienteering in Nepal

Since 2014, Nepal has been a provisional member of the IOF. However, partially due to the disastrous earthquake that affected the country in 2015, there has been very little actual activity going on. Enter Radheshyam ...

The Winter Universiade kicks off with sprint

Today the ski orienteering athletes enter the Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk Russia, where Ski Orienteering is included for the first time....

Restart of the IOF Environment and Sustainability Commission

The IOF Environment and Sustainability Commission has two new members; Stefano Bisoffi, Italy, who is the new Chairperson, and Andrei Yakauleu from Belarus. The IOF Environment and Sustainability Commission has three mai...

Athletes licence

Introduction The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) has an Athletes’ Licence system. It contributes to the fairness of our sport by having athletes confirm that they will respect and follow the IOF rules. The IO...

Governance and organisation

The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) is the international governing body for orienteering sports. The IOF governs four orienteering disciplines: foot orienteering, mountain bike orienteering, ski orienteering,...

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...

Orienteering

Foot orienteering is an endurance sport which involves a huge mental element. There is no marked route – the orienteer must navigate with map and compass while running. The map gives detailed information on the terrain s...

Japanese student club invite Ugandan orienteers

University of Tsukuba Orienteering team, Japan, invited 5 athletes of Uganda Orienteering Federation....