Covid-19 – Another update on IOF Event news

The Corona virus (Covid-19) pandemic continues to cause distruption for athletes and organisers around the globe. Here are a few updates regarding IOF events and competitions.

  • The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2020 (JWOC) in Turkey have been postponed from their original date June 28 – July 3. The organisers and the IOF are looking at rescheduling for later in the fall of 2020 including coordination with potential dates for the World Orienteering Championships in Denmark.
  • To ensure the fairness of the World Ranking System, the IOF Council has reached a decision to extend the date for cancellation of all World Ranking Events (WRE) from May 31 to July 31, 2020.  The Council will review the situation again approximately July 1.

The IOF will continue to update information about changes in the event program both for 2020 and for the following years.



For 2020 here is an update with those events that are currently still in the program

Dates Event Location Status
14-18 July European Trail Orienteering Championships 2020 FIN Final decision will be made at the latest May 31
21-25 August Asian Orienteering Championships 2020 KOR
9-13 September MTB Orienteering World Cup/World Masters MTBO Championships FIN
2-8 October World MTB Orienteering Championships 2020 POR
2-8 October World Junior and European Youth MTB Orienteering Championships 2020 POR
23-25 October European Youth Orienteering Championships 2020 HUN
28 November – 5 December World Trail Orienteering Championships 2020 HKG
to be determined Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships DEN Postponed from July 7-11. Will be rescheduled within the time period October 9 – 18.
to be determined Junior World Orienteering Championships 2020 TUR Postoned from June 28 – July 3. Will be rescheduled for fall 2020.