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Foot Orienteering Atlethe of the Year: Tove Alexandersson

Tove Alexandersson has done it again: she has been at her very best over the whole season. This year at the World Championships in Latvia she won 4 out of 5 possible medals: gold in Long and Mixed Relay, and silver in Sprint and Relay. And she is the winner of the 2018 World Cup.

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MTB Orienteering Athlete of the Year: Martina Tichovska

The Czech athlete Martina Tichovska has been the clear queen of MTBO in 2018. She won five medals at the World MTBO Championships, one in each race: two gold medals in Long Distance and the Relay plus three silver medals, from Middle Distance, Mass Start and Sprint.

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Trail Orienteering Athlete of the Year: Ján Furucz

Ján Furucz, current world champion in PreO and silver medallist in TempO, has been chosen as the TrailO Athlete of 2018 as a result of his remarkable performances during last season.

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Ski Orienteering Athlete of the Year: Tove Alexandersson

The Swedish athlete Tove Alexandersson is not only the current queen of FootO, but also of Ski Orienteering. She started FootO and also began practising SkiO at the age of ten. Now she is twenty-six, and she has been World Champion in SkiO eight times. In 2018 she has brought three gold medals home from the European Championships and has won the World Cup. So she has been chosen once again as the SkiO Athlete of the Year.

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NEW CARTOONS: Learn the basics of orienteering

Three parts of a new orienteering cartoon have been published on the IOF Youtube Account. The cartoons are published in one English and one Spanish version. Enjoy!

Orienteering Part 1 - The map
Orienteering Part 2 - Planning your route
Orienteering Part 3 - Finding your way

Orienteering is totally in line with the image of university sports whose motto is: “Excellence in mind and body”.

FISU Secretary General Eric Saintrond about the cooperation between FISU and the IOF and the honour to have been chosen as a member of the IOF Ethics Panel.

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Updated competition rules for Foot Orienteering published

The Council Event Supervisory Board has approved an updated version of the competition rules for IOF Foot Orienteering Events. These new rules are valid as of January 1, 2019.

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Sigurd Dæhli, Norway – multi-talented medal winner

The first person ever to win World Championship medals in three different orienteering disciplines: that is the distinction achieved by Sigurd Dæhli when the Norwegian open relay team took the silver medals at last year’s World TrailO Championships in Lithuania.And now this year he won three gold medals at the World Masters Orienteering Championships in Denmark, and he has achieved fourth place in the European Cup in TrailO with several outstanding performances

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WADA 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods

Each year, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) updates their List of Prohibited Substances and Methods. The 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods(List), which comes into force on 1 January 2019, was published by WADA in October.

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IOF High Level Event Seminar 2019

The International Orienteering Federation, in cooperation with the Czech Orienteering Federation (ČSOS), is pleased to publish the invitation to the 2019 IOF High Level Event Seminar to be held at Hotel Golf in Prague, Czech Republic 2-3 February, 2019.

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Interested in the development of orienteering? IOF Commissions are looking for new members

As we enter the new strategic period for the IOF, we have identified a number of needs to strengthen IOF Commissions with new members. We would therefore ask your help in identifying new commission members for the following commissions.

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Qualification rules for The World Games 2021 approved

The World Games 2021 will be organised in Birmingham, Alabama, USA from July 15 – 25, 2021. The Council Event Supervisory Board has approved the qualification rules which will be used to select the 40 female and 40 male athletes who will participate the The World Games 2021.

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Special Rules for the 2019 Orienteering World Cup

The Special Rules for the 2019 Orienteering World Cup have been published. The World Cup Final programme in China, Increased Prize money and the Long Distance chase start concept in Finland are some of the interesting things to highlight.

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