INTERNATIONAL ORIENTEERING FEDERATION
We are officially recognized by the
CONFEDERATION OF MEDITERRANEAN ORIENTEERING FEDERATIONS
The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) is the international governing body of the sport of orienteering. The IOF head office is located in Karlstad, Sweden. The IOF governs four orienteering disciplines: foot orienteering, mountain bike orienteering, ski orienteering, and trail orienteering. The IOF is governed by an elected Council consisting of a President, a Senior Vice President, two Vice Presidents, and seven other Council members. Day-to-day operations of the IOF are the responsibility of the IOF Secretary General. Several standing commissions of the IOF are responsible for the development of the sport worldwide. These commissions include: Foot Orienteering, MTB Orienteering, Ski Orienteering, Trail Orienteering, Environment, IT, Map, Medical, and Rules.
Since 1977, the IOF has been recognised by the International Olympic Committee.
The IOF is also a member of the following organisations:
- Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF)
- International World Games Association (IWGA)
- International Masters Games Association (IMGA)
- Global Association International Sport Federations (GAISF)