World Orienteering Championship

IOF Congress and XXIII Ordinary General Assembly

31 July – 3 August in Aarhus, Denmark

The Danish Orienteering Federation is pleased to welcome you to the IOF Congress and XXIII Ordinary General Assembly to be held in Aarhus, Denmark from 31st July to 3rd August 2006 in conjunction with the World Orienteering Championships.

The original invitation contains most of the information required in advance.

Here follows the slightly altered programme for the Congress week, travel directions, and a list of accredited people (attached file).

For further information visit and for the overall programme for WOC and the Congress (Bulletin 3).



The official IOF hotel will be the Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel (for more information visit in the centre of Aarhus. The IOF seminar and the General Assembly as well as all IOF meetings will be held here. The hotel also serves as the official WOC 2006 Event and Media Centre.

The IOF Congress Secretariat opens on Friday 28th July at 08.00 a.m. It is situated beside the WOC Secretariat in the hotel reception area.

Congress Programme



WOC event

Sat 29.07

Arrival Council and Commission members

10.00 Middle Distance Qualification


Council and Commission meetings
Arrival delegates

10.00 Long Distance Qualification

Mon 31.07

10.00 – 12.00 IOF Seminar
14.00 – 17.00 IOF/VIP/Media Race,
                       Marselisborg Skov, Aarhus


Tue 01.08

Council and Commission meetings

09.00 Sprint Qualification
16.00 WOC Opening Ceremony
16.50 Sprint Final

Wed 02.08

09.00 – 13.00 Arena Production seminar

14.00 Long Distance Final

Thu 03.08

09.00 – (17.00) IOF General Assembly
19.00 – 21.00 Reception, Aarhus Town Hall (by invitation only)


Fri 04.08

Council and Commission meetings

10.00 Middle Distance Final

Sat 05.08


11.30 Relay
16.50 – 17.15 WOC Closing Ceremony
19.30 – 02.00 WOC Official Banquet (Cost: 20 Euro)


Travel Directions

From Aarhus Airport
Aarhus Airport is very small. There is a bus service to Aarhus leaving after each scheduled flight arrival. The bus leaves from just outside the airport building and stops at Radisson SAS Hotel on request.
From Aarhus railway and bus stations
It is only a short walk from the railway and bus stations to the Radisson SAS Hotel.

The IOF/VIP/Media Race

The race will be very informal and is planned to be a good social occasion. You choose your own start time. There will be refreshments (sandwiches, soft drinks and beer), so please let Birthe Helms, in the IOF Secretariat at the hotel, know if you want to attend.

Reception, 3rd August

The reception is hosted by Aarhus City Council. Everybody accredited will be invited to attend. A light buffet will be provided.

WOC Official Banquet

Everybody accredited is invited to attend the WOC Banquet at a cost of 20 Euro, to be paid on checking in at the IOF Secretariat in the hotel.

Bustransport and timetable


Looking forward to meeting you all - and a warm welcome to Denmark.

Ole Husen                 Helge Søgaard                Birthe Helms         Erik Nielsen
Chairman                   Vice Chairman                Organiser             Secretary General
DOF                          DOF                               IOF Congress       WOC 2006

Further information

Visit the website for general information and for specific IOF Congress information.

WOC Secretary General Erik Nielsen
Tel. + 45 4637 3599
Tel. (mobile) + 45 2342 1258
Fax + 45 4637 2999

IOF Congress Organiser Birthe Helms (practical matters regarding the Congress/IOF meetings etc. only)
Tel. + 45 8683 7495