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Saturday, July 21, 2012
WOC week and IOF Congress behind us
Switzerland just finished World Orienteering Championships and IOF Congress. For
the medals and best results 50 nations took their chances. Few of countries
from our region also joined the IOF Development Clinic thanks to the special
fund of IOF and Swiss O Federation.
Kiril Nikolov (BUL)
Kiril Nikolov from Bulgaria, made a best
result this year amongst SEEOWG countries with his 6th place in long
At the General Assembly
Montenegro and Cyprus were accepted as new members of IOF, so now the IOF have 73 members.
The IOF’s Strategic Directions 2012-2018 and the
activity plan for the next Congress period (2013-2014).
A big part of the General Assembly today was
taken up with discussion of the future model for the World Orienteering
Championships. The model that carried favour at the end of the debate is next
format: Sprint individual – interval start qualification and final, Sprint
relay, mixed teams, Middle individual Final, Long individual Final, Relay. This
means that form 2017 each nation will
have at least one competitor in finals. Qualification rules will be decided
At the 2012 IOF General Assembly, Brian Porteous,
Great Britain has been elected IOF President.For our region it is important to tell that Maria Silvia Viti (ITA) and
Tatiana Kalenderoglu (TUR) have been elected to the IOF Council for the next
coming two year period.
More over, in recognition of their service to the
international orienteering sport over many years, Sergio Grifoni (ITA) and Zoran Milovanovic (SRB) were awarded with the IOF bronze pins of honour.
Zoran Milovanovic (SRB), Tatiana Kalenderoglu (TUR), Maria Silvia Viti (ITA) and Sergio Grifoni (ITA)