Outgoing IOF Senior Vice-President Hugh Cameron has been awarded the Gold Pin, the IOF’s highest award for services to orienteering, at the IOF’s biennial General Assembly today. This award reflects his service as a member of the IOF Council for 22 years, the longest-serving member in the organisation’s history, with the last 18 years as Vice-President. His service to worldwide orienteering development was particularly noted. He was also made an Honorary Member of the IOF.
Christine Brown was awarded a Bronze Pin in recognition of her services, in particular as Senior Event Adviser for the 2009 World Games in Chinese Taipei.
Mike Dowling has been elected to the IOF Council, filling the vacancy created by Hugh’s retirement. Other decisions of note at the General Assembly included the award of the 2014 World Championships to Italy, and the 2013 World MTBO Championships to Estonia.