With physical distancing necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19, orienteering clubs are turning to Do-It-Yourself events as one way to continue to provide orienteering for their members and the public. Orienteering USA wants to make sure that such events are handled in a safe manner to protect our members and our organization’s liability. A […]
Due to continuing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Orienteering Championships originally scheduled for July (and optimistically bumped to October) have been postponed to Summer of 2022 – late June/early July time frame. Exact dates will be announced in coordination with World Games and other international events. Read the full release.
IOF Council has decided to extend the period of no WREs, from May 31, to July 31, 2020. The main reason for this decision is to make sure that the World Ranking System is applied fairly. As World Rankings are in some cases used for determination of qualification and starting positions at our major events, […]
The USA Junior Team Executive Steering Committee (JTESC) is excited to welcome and introduce to you our new Junior National Coach, Oskar Andrén! Oskar is a 25 year-old Swedish elite orienteer, with some impressive results, and continuing ambitions for his own orienteering career. He is currently living in Trondheim, Norway, where he is studying Science […]
The postponement of the North America Orienteering Championship 2020 means that the associated IOF FootO Event Advisers Clinic, which was scheduled for the 28 July, will also not happen this year. The clinic might be organised next year, in conjunction with NAOC 2021, but no confirmation on this can be made before dates for NAOC […]
The US Senior Team has recently named elite Estonian orienteer Lauri Sild as their new head coach. Lauri comes to this role with a strong background in coaching and exercise science as well as an impressive record of performances on the world stage both at JWOC & WOC. He runs for Koovee and was a […]
JWOC 2020 in Turkey has officially been postponed. No new date has yet been set. OUSA will be going ahead with our JWOC team selection based on petitions submitted by TODAY, Fri. Apr. 10. Team USA will be able to train to be ready when the new date of JWOC is announced.
The California Orienteering Festival organizers, after much deliberation, have decided to postpone the festival, including the North American Championships (NAOC) and World Rogaining Championships (WRC), until the summer of 2021. The global health emergency, with its travel and assembly restrictions, means that we cannot hold regional or international championships while protecting the health and safety […]
The International World Games Association (IWGA) and Birmingham Organising Committee (BOC) have agreed to postpone the 11th edition of The World Games until 7th to 17th July 2022. The Games had originally been planned to take place from 15–25 July next year. The move is precipitated by the recent postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games […]
With the recent cancellation of the 2020 Junior Nationals the JWOC 2020 team selection will take place by submitting a Type I petition which shall be evaluated by the Selection Committee using the JWOC Team Selection Type I Petition reviewing rubric. The completed Type I petition should include as much of the requested information […]