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IOF HEADLINES ISSUE NO. 2000/10 - 31 October

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"IOF HEADLINES ISSUE NO. 2000/10 - 31 October


Following the change of structure as outlined in the previous IOF Headlines issue (2000/9), Council has appointed a number of members of the steering groups. Some of the below listed individuals have yet to be confirmed by their national federations. The basic structure is built upon three basic platforms: a discipline platform, a specialist platform and a working group platform.

Discipline platform (discipline committees)

Foot Orienteering:

Ove Gasbjerg (chairman) DEN
Laszlo Deseö HUN
Alexey Kuzmine RUS
David May GBR
Björn Persson SWE
Marcel Schiess SUI

Ski Orientering:

Juraj Nemec (chairman) SVK
Martin Danovsky BUL
Kåre Kirkevik NOR
Tord Nilsson SWE
Igor Stolov RUS

MTB Orienteering:

Juan Garcia Tutor (chairman) ESP
Blake Gordon AUS
Jean Paul Hosotte FRA
Serge Ninanne BEL
Colin Palmer GBR

Trail Orienteering:

Anne Braggins (chairman) GBR
Taro Koyama JPN
Frank Kuhn USA
Valeriy Tsodikov UKR
Knud Vogelius DEN

Specialist platform (expert commissions)


Barry McCrae (chairman) AUS
David Rosen GBR


Andreas Dresen (chairman) GER
Thomas Gloor SUI
Jukka Liikari FIN
Sören Nielsen DEN
Maurizio Ongania ITA
Laszlo Zentai HUN


Finn Arildsen (chairman) DEN
Kazushige Hazori JPN
Björn Heinemann GER
Bruce McAlister USA
Öivind Stene NOR

Working group platform

Elite Events Programme (EEP):

Björn Persson (chairman) SWE
Sönke Bandixen SUI
Öivind Holt NOR
Ted de St. Croix CAN

Internet Strategy:

Thomas Brogli (chairman) SUI
Finn Arildsen DEN
Öivind Stene NOR
Barbro Rönnberg

The list of names is still to be completed. In particular, there is an intention to enlarge the Ski Orienteering Committee and the Rules Commission. Council has also decided to form specialist commissions for PR & Communications, Olympic Relations, Science, and Navigation Skills, all of which will be manned at a later stage.

Roles and responsibilities

According to the Statutes, Council has the overall responsibility for administering the IOF between Congresses. Council shall ensure that Congress decisions are realised. Council is a policy making body and forms an organisation to implement these policies. For a smooth flow of information and policy interpretation, Council appoints amongst its members liaisons to work in close co-operation with, in particular, the discipline committees and working groups subordinate to Council.

The discipline committees have an overall responsibility for the implementation of all discipline related activities on the basis of work
plans, budgets and directives issued by Council.

Specialist groups are forming a resource pool for the discipline committees and for Council. For certain groups having more permanent tasks (such as e.g. rules and maps), more specific guidelines will be issued in relation to their roles and responsibilities.

Working groups shall, without exception, be guided by special directives specifying the tasks and the time schedule for their work.

(as of 15 October 2000)

See separate attachment. The list is also available on the IOF Internet homepage at


1. Which events are World Ranking Events?

1.1 The events which are selected to be IOF Ranking are chosen by Federations, each of which is allocated a certain number by the Foot-O
Committee. Federations must follow the criteria below:

· should be Open Events, except in the case of Federations allocated four events, where one could be Closed (e.g. National Championships). For these purposes a "Closed" event is defined as one which is not open to competitors from Federations other than that of the event host.
· should not be a mass start event; Relay races cannot count
· should not normally be a Park or Sprint event
· should be events which competitors are known to be taking seriously, i.e. not just for training purposes
· multi-day events: one day should be chosen for Ranking (not the chasing start day)
· in order to facilitate points calculations, events results must be available electronically immediately afterwards, preferably by being posted
on the Internet.

Any deviations from these criteria must be approved by the Foot-O Committee (via the IOF Secretariat).

1.2 All World Cup Sprint, Short and Classic races count towards the World ranking lists. However only the Finals (i.e. not qualification races) count.
Where there are A and B Finals (or even C Finals), each race is scored as a standalone race from the point of view of points calculations.

1.3 World Championship Sprint, Short and Classic races (both Finals and Qualification races) count towards the World rankings lists.

2. The formula to be used for ranking takes into account (a) strength of field at each event and (b) differing spreads of times at different events
and is based on that proposed by David Rosen (GBR):

RP = (MP + SP * (MT- RT)/ST) * IP

Where RP = race points for each competitor at each event

2.1 There must be at least 6 ranked runners within the winners time + 50%

2.2 Calculate the mean MP of the average unweighted (i.e. for IP = 1.00)ranking points of all ranked runners who finished within the winners time + 50%. (Do not include any individual runner's points of 6oo or less in this

2.3 Calculate the mean MT of the times of all ranked runners (with points >600) who finished within the winners time + 50%.

2.4 Either (a) if there are 15 or more ranked runners in the race within the winner's time + 50%, calculate the standard deviation of those runners' times ST and the standard deviation of their points, SP.

Calculate RP using the formula above.

Or (b) if there are fewer than 15 ranked runners in the race, calculate SD , the standard deviation of all runners who finished within the winners time + 50%.

Then calculate

RP = [MP + 200 * (MT - RT)/SD)] * IP

2.5 RP gives the race points for each competitor at each event.

2.6 IP is a factor which depends on the status of the event. It would normally equal 1.00. For WOC Classic and Short race Finals, IP is raised to

2.7 The best six results in a twelve month period should give the final score of each ranked runner.

2.8 There should be separate lists for men and women based on performances in Open, or M/W21E races only.

2.9 At the end of each year, both groups of ranked runners (i.e. men and women) shall have the points of each runner re-based so that their average points have an overall mean of 1000 and standard deviation of 200.