Updates of the World Ranking System

The world ranking system has been developed to follow the new 2019 world ranking scheme rules. The most important aspects of the change from a world ranking follower and athlete perspective is that:
  • From 2019-01-01, all new World Ranking Events will follow the new World Ranking Scheme calculations.
  • If you look at a World Ranking list from 2019-01-01 and onward, the World Ranking lists will show the world ranking lists based on the new Scheme, even results that were earned before 2019-01-01.
  • If you produce a World Ranking list with a date that is before 2018-12-31, the World Ranking list will be calculated according to the old world ranking scheme.
This means that on the shifting date, 2019-01-01, there can be a slight change in positions in the World Ranking lists due to that all Scheme changes come into effect immediately at that date.
This change has affected past results and also will be affecting all coming world ranking points and the system has been thoroughly tested. If you encounter any issue or mistake with points calculations, please feedback to results@orienteering.org .
If you have questions about the new World Ranking Scheme and its implementation, please contact david.wastlund@orienteering.org.

About IOF World Ranking

All entries to events and results lists will be handled via IOF Event Management Service IOF Eventor .

This IOF World Ranking Scheme is valid from 1 January 2014 and this is also the date for which the first IOF World Ranking was calculated based on historic data from the period 1 July 2012 to 31 December 2013 as well as some earlier IOF Regional Orienteering Championships according to the rules. The ranking does not take into account any former World Ranking points, i.e. the calculations for 1 January 2014 IOF World Ranking have been started with zero points for all athletes.

All World Ranking Event results from the period 2001-2013 have been imported to this system but historic rankings prior to 1 January 2014 are currently not available.

This World Ranking system is owned by the IOF. The programming of the new IOF World Ranking system has been performed by Tarmo Klaar, and the IOF wishes to express its sincere thanks to him for the excellent work.