Svenska Orienteringsförbundet

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Svenska Orienteringsförbundet (SOFT)
Founded 6 January 1938
Type Orienteering federation
Location
Area served
Sweden
Website http://www.orientering.se/

Svenska Orienteringsförbundet (SOFT)(Swedish Orienteering Federation in English) is the national Orienteering Association in Sweden. It is recognized as the orienteering association for Sweden by the International Orienteering Federation, of which it is a member.[1]

History[edit]

Svenska Orienteringsförbundet was founded 6 January 1938.[2] It was among the ten founding members of the International Orienteering Federation in 1961, and Sweden participated in the first European Orienteering Championships in 1962.[3] The 1968 World Orienteering Championships were held in Linköping, Sweden,[4] and in 1971 the Nordic Championships were held in Sundsvall.[5] In 1989 the World Championships were held in Skövde, and in 2004 in Västerås, Sweden.

The Swedish team won the men's relay in the World Championships in 1966, 1968, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1979, 2003 and 2014. The Swedish women's team won the World Championships relay in 1966, 1970, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1997 and 2004.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IOF Member Federations". International Orienteering Federation. Archived from the original on 2008-06-18. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  2. ^ "Milstolpar i utvecklingen" (in Swedish). Svenska Orienteringsförbundet. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  3. ^ Knut Berglia, Tom-Erik Brohaug, Kristoffer Staver, Kaare Thuesen, Torgeir Strandhagen, ed. (1987). Orienteringsidretten i Norge gjennom 90 år (in Norwegian). Norges Orienteringsforbund. pp. 159, 278. 
  4. ^ Berglia 1987, p. 340
  5. ^ Berglia 1987, p. 206