IOF opens ways to support Ukrainian orienteering

Team Ukraine at the change over during the woman's relay during WOC 2021

Based on communication with the Ukrainian Orienteering Federation, the IOF has decided to support Ukrainian orienteering in several ways.

The message from the Ukranian federation was, among other things, that it wants to continue participating in international competitions and championships but need financial support for this.

Therefore, the IOF has decided to focus its support on:

  1. Raising money to make it possible for Team Ukraine athletes and coaches to participate in international competitions and trainings.* It’s possible for both federations and individuals to Donate through IOF Donation site  (By Credit Card & Paypal.) **
  2. Administrative support from IOF Office related to planning and participation in international competitions and trainings. This will be done in close collaboration with the member federations.
  3. Utilization of the IOF Volunteers Platform  to list safe locations for refugees. IOF Global Development Commission will act as intermediary when refugees are seeking safe locations.

In a letter to all IOF’s member federations sent today, IOF President Leho Haldna urged the federations to contribute as generously as possible and spread the information about both the possibility to donate money to Team Ukraine and the use of the volunteer platform.


* Meaning IOF events like The World Games, WOC, WC, JWOC, EYOC, and official training camps before championships. The IOF handles this in direct contact with the Ukrainian Federation/Ukrainian National Team


**You can also use IOF bank Account:

Name of bank: Handelsbanken    BIC/SWIFT: HANDSESS      IBAN: SE3660000000000051310759