The WADA Therapeutic Use Exemption Symposium is currently taking place in Helsinki, Finland, 21-22 September.
Therapeutic Use Exemptions are a very sensitive issue in sport, and the symposium is an opportunity for representatives from National Anti-Doping Organizations, International Federations and some international sports organizations to address key topics, with the objective of harmonizing the different approaches to the TUE process.
The 2-day programme includes topics such as contentious TUE case studies, cultural influences on the granting of TUEs, retroactive TUEs, medico-legal topics, as well as an interactive talk on the athlete’s perspective on TUEs.
Dr. Olli Heinonen, chair of the IOF Medical Commission and TUE Panel, is attending the Symposium on behalf of the IOF.
– Attending the symposium is extremely important for many reasons, he says. It gives an opportunity to be informed of challenging issues in the future, time to think...
TGIF! And what better way to celebrate the weekend than with an IOF Newsletter?
It’s high time to get excited for the upcoming World Cup Final. What’s going through the athletes’ minds? Read all about their anticipation for thew final two races. And make sure you know how to follow the action next week!
Also, the IOF has won an award! The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has awarded the IOF thier award for ”Best International Sports Federation”. In the newsletter you’ll learn more about the cooperation between the IOF and FISU.
Have you always dreamt about travelling the world, and helping out other orienteers on the way? Or are you in need of some expertise in mapping, coaching or organizing an event to develop orienteering? Then the Global Orienteering Volunteer Platform is for you!
Read about all this and much more in the latest IOF newsletter, find out more and...
Sverige är världens mest framgångsrika orienteringsnation. Vill du också vara med i Blågult och göra en långsiktigt satsning mot toppen? Fram till 8 oktober kan du ansöka om att få vara med i vårt utvecklingslandslag.
Following the conviction of a Ski Orienteering athlete for doping earlier this year, there are several medals which now need to be awarded to the correct winner.
A special prize giving ceremony for the athletes affected will take place during the upcoming World Cup round in Ylläs, Finland. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday 28 November at 17.00.
First Hurricane Irma and now Hurricane Maria will not stop the Central American and Caribbean Orienteering Championships from taking place as planned 27 September-1 October. The Championships will see orienteers from Mexico, Guatemala, Haiti, Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic taking part.
Before the Championships, a conference will take place where each country will present how the development of the Orienteering is working, this to coordinate actions that help all to advance more quickly. The II Congress of COCACAO will also be held, chaired by Secretary General Alby Aguilar and the IOF Regional Coordinator, José Ángel Nieto Poblete, promoter of the Confederation.
The competition and activities coordinated by the IOF Regional Coordinator are organised by the Orienteering Dominican Federation (FEDOMO), with its President Martin Quezada, who with a good team also is developing orienteering throughout the country within the school environment....
Are you in need of some expertise in mapping, coaching or organizing an event to develop orienteering? Would you like to recruit a volunteer but not sure where to search?
Check the Global Orienteering Volunteer Platform where volunteers offer their expertise: There are no volunteer requests to be displayed yet. (The data will be updated every week.)
You can also submit your request for volunteer(s) via filling this survey
All federations, orienteering clubs or simply informal orienteering groups in need of development can fill in their requests for volunteers’ expertise in this survey. Requests stated there will be matched with a database of volunteers and those volunteers interested in the project(s) you have to offer will be guided to contact you.
Please note that this platform should help to facilitate matching volunteers to clubs/federations in need of orienteering expertise....
Are you up to travel and help with orienteering development in other parts of the world, but not sure where to go – where your help is needed?
Register at the Global Orienteering Volunteer Platform where orienteers throughout the world can offer their skills and expertise to developing countries or clubs in need of this expertise.
In this project, everyone wins: The volunteer gets to travel to other regions/countries, to meet other people trying to set up orienteering there and to have the satisfaction of having contributed to the development of our sport. A country / club in the need of some expertise in mapping, coaching, organising an event can find a volunteer who would come over to help.
In the end, it is the development of orienteering which wins!
Are you interested? Register on this webpage
The entered information will be used for searching by clubs/federations...
You can now purchase a high-quality printed version of ISOM 2017. Orders are being handled by our printing partner BML Print.
The price of a single copy of the 40-page, A5 booklet is 18 EUR + shipping cost
For orders placed by IOF member federations the price is 16 EUR + shipping cost.
Purchase 2-4 copies and receive a discount of 10%
Purchase 5 copies or more and receive a discount of 15%
To order send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org including number of copies and the postal address to send the booklets to.
If you have any questions feel free to contact the IOF Office.
At the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Gala in Chinese Taipei on August 18th, the IOF was awarded the FISU award for ”Best International Sports Federation”. Orienteering also received another award at the Gala when the Hungarian National University Sports Federation received the FISU award for ”Best 2016 World University Championship” for the orienteering championships held in Miskolc. That event was organised in partnership with the Hungarian Orienteering Federation and Diósgyör Orienteering Club.
The awards are in fact recognition for a strong, long-standing, but also developing, cooperation. Orienteering has been a FISU sport since as far back as 1978 when Jyvaskyla, Finland hosted 129 athletes from 17 countries for the inaugural World University Championships. Since then the championships have been held bi-annually, regularly hosting 250 athletes from around 30 countries. As of 2016, the relationship between FISU and the IOF has strengthened further...
The World Cup final will be held in Grindelwald, Switzerland, on 29th and 30th September. Points from both of the final races (Long and Middle distance) will count for the final standings and will be added to the present scores, so the two last races will be very keenly contested.
The overall standing in the men’s World Cup is tight; race top-placings have been spread over a greater number of athletes. Matthias Kyburz has established a good lead without having won a single race. Martin Regborn, Sweden is second with one win and four fourth-places, and two athletes tie for third place – Daniel Hubmann, Switzerland and Olav Lundanes, Norway.
The Swede Martin Regborn is definitely challenging the top, how do you beat the Swiss runners on their home ground?
– The swiss will as always be hard to beat on their home ground, but I think the terrain this year suits me rather well and I will do all I can to finish the season in the best way possible, says Martin...
The International Orienteering Federation, in cooperation with the Latvian Orienteering Federation, is pleased to announce that the 2018 IOF High Level Event Seminar will be held on 3-4 February in Riga, Latvia.
This seminar, organised annually since the start in 2009, has become an important event, each year attracting 50-80 participants from about 15-20 nations. The seminar targets appointed organisers, potential future organisers and key persons of IOF High Level Events, including already appointed IOF Senior Event Advisers and Assistant Senior Event Advisers.
The exact topics will be published later with the invitation in late November, but we already know that a WMOC as well as an IT session will be on the agenda besides the always important WOC sessions and experience sharing.
So make sure not to miss this excellent opportunity, save the date now! National Orienteering Federations will be asked to identify and enter suitable candidates, so keep an eye out...
The IOF Rules Commission is organising an IOF FootO Event Advisers’ Clinic in Milan, Italy, 16-17 December 2017. The main objective of this IOF Event Advisers’ Clinic is to prepare participants to be licensed IOF FootO Event Advisers.
Find out more here!
After 8 competitions in 3 Countries there are three women that have the potential to win, but it looks most likely that Natalia Gemperle or Tove Alexandersson that will make up the two highest positions on the podium in Switzerland. In the men’s World Cup challenge, there is an even tighter final where 12 men have the chance to win. There is a total of 200 new points to claim on the Long and Middle distance on Friday and Saturday. Who will claim them? Watch LIVE Orienteering and find out!
The Team World Cup will have its final Competition with the Sprint Relay on Sunday. Team Sweden have already claimed the top position but the rest of the podium is something for Switzerland, Russia and Norway to sort out. See what happens by watching LIVE Orienteering.