The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) announced on 7 May that WOC 2020, scheduled to take place in Denmark, had been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic and would now be held in 2022.
As a consequence, WOC 2022, due to take place from 15 – 19 July 2022 in Edinburgh has been rescheduled and will now be held in the summer of 2024. This is subject to final approval from our event partners EventScotland and the City of Edinburgh Council.
Further information will be released as and when decisions are taken and agreement reached with the IOF regarding dates and other issues.
In the meantime, WOC Scotland organisers have been in discussion with the the IOF regarding the easing of embargoes. In brief, until the opening of WOC 2022 in Denmark:
• Orienteers are allowed within the embargoed areas, but access is not permitted for activities such as reconnaissance of the embargoed areas; testing route choices; use of maps. Restrictions also apply within buildings.
• No orienteering of any kind may take place in the embargoed areas.
• Participation in established running events that pass through embargoed areas is permissible.
• No training is permitted within the embargoed areas. Running or cycling regular routes such as access to and from place of work or accommodation is permissible.
Fuller details can be accessed on the Eventor website https://eventor.orienteering.org/Documents/Event/3345/2/Embargo-details-updated-July-2020