IOC2022 – The deferral of a seeded start list for Elite categories.

Due to the lack of orienteering activity and relevant competition over the past two years it has not been possible to develop a credible seeded list for the elite categories. This impacts M/W21,20,18. Following discussion with both the High Performance manager and the Junior Affairs officer it has been decided to not have seeded start lists for this year. Instead the Elite start blocks will be determined by lottery. This lottery will be organised and overseen by the Organisers. All other aspects of start list requirements per Orienteering Ireland rules will apply. The organising committee for IOC22 are in agreement with this proposal. It is intended to have a return to an Elite seeded start list for IOC2023.

Paul O’Sullivan-Hourihan

Controller of Technical Standards