Belgian Orienteering Federation

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Belgian Orienteering Federation
ABSO-BVOS
Belgian Orienteering Federation ABSO-BVOS.jpeg
Sport Orienteering
Jurisdiction Belgium
Affiliation IOF
Regional affiliation Europe
Official website
www.orienteering.be
Belgium

Belgian Orienteering Federation ABSO-BVOS is the national Orienteering Association in Belgium. It is recognized as the orienteering association for Belgium by the International Orienteering Federation, of which it is a member.[1]

ABSO-BVOS stands for "Association Belge des Sports d'Orientation" - "Belgische Vereniging voor OriëntatieSporten" and "Belgischer Verband für OrientierungsSporte". So the name combines all the Belgian languages: French, Dutch and German.

The ABSO-BVOS has two members: VVO (Flemish league) and FRSO (French-speaking league). VVO was founded in 1987 and has around 1500 members divided over five orienteering clubs. FRSO has around 1300 members divided over 13 orienteering clubs.

History[edit]

Belgium participated in the World Orienteering Championships first time in 1968, and joined the International Orienteering Federation in 1970.[2]

The best performance in the World Orienteering Championships by Belgian athletes, up to 2014, is when Yannick Michiels placed seventh in the sprint final in Italy in 2014.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IOF Member Federations". International Orienteering Federation. Archived from the original on 2008-06-18. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 
  2. ^ Knut Berglia, Tom-Erik Brohaug, Kristoffer Staver, Kaare Thuesen, Torgeir Strandhagen, ed. (1987). Orienteringsidretten i Norge gjennom 90 år (in Norwegian). Norges Orienteringsforbund. p. 278. 
  3. ^ Chalon, Christian (6 July 2014). "Superbe performance de Yannick Michiels aux championnats du monde de sprint" (in French). ABSO-BVOS. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 

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