Postponed World Masters Orienteering Championships in Slovakia will take place in 2023

Last weekend the IOF Council at its meeting discussed the fate of future IOF events affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. It was decided that if the World Masters Games (WMG) in Japan (which includes WMOC) takes place in 2021, then the postponed WMOC 2020 would be offered a 2023 slot. In the meantime, the WMG organisers have recently confirmed that their event will go ahead as planned, so we are pleased to announce that the WMOC in Slovakia will now take place in 2023.

Many athletes expressed great interest in this year’s event and were really looking forward to roaming our woods. There is no need to despair though. Terrains won’t go anywhere and the organisation team is ready to deliver a high-quality event in three years’ time. Even though it is a very long time till then, we strongly believe that it will be worth waiting for.

Currently, we are assessing the best way to refund runners who have already entered the 2020 event. The terms of financial settlement will be published in the upcoming days.