Updated – 29/06/16


  1. The Orienteering Committee of the 20th Maccabiah will be responsible for the orienteering competitions of the 20th Maccabiah, subject to the approval of the Sport Department.
  2. The Orienteering competitions will be conducted according to the International Orienteering Federation Rules and Regulations.
  3. Participation in the competitions is open to any athlete who is in possession of a Participant Card, issued by the Organizing Committee of the 20th Maccabiah and registered for the Orienteering competitions.
  4. Individual events or categories within a sport will be held only if at least three countries have entered that event/category.
  5. Max of 10 participants per country per category.
  6. All events are individual competitions. There is no minimum or maximum number of participants from each country or of each gender in each event.

Venues and times

  1. The Sport Department of the 20th Maccabiah will determine the venues and times of the Orienteering competitions and competitors will be notified according to the IOF rules and regulations.
  2. The final choice of venue will be made from the available options by the Israel Orienteering Association, based on professional considerations, subject to the approval of the Sport Department.

Method of competition

  1. 3 to 5 different competitions of different types will be held: Middle Distance, Sprint. The competitors will start individually at equal start intervals.
  2. Competitors’ times for all events will be totaled, in order to determine the final starting order at the last competition.
  3. The final competition, which will be at a spectator venue, will have a chasing start. In a chasing start, the competitors start individually at start times and intervals determined by their previous results.
  4. In the final event, the first three competitors to cross the finish line will be declared the winners.

Method of categories/classes

Male & Female only.

Judging and Event Management

  1. The Sport Department together with the Orienteering Committee will be responsible for the professional aspect of the competitions. The Committee will select a Judges' Committee and appoint a controller of orienteering to oversee the technical aspects of the competitions. All other decisions will be made with the guidance of and in coordination with the Orienteering Committee of the 20th Maccabiah and the Sports Department.
  2. The Organizing Committee of the Maccabiah Sports Department will help supply the equipment necessary to meet the requirements of an international level of competition.


  1. These regulations are but one part of the complete 20th Maccabiah Regulations, and must be read along with the instructions found in "Basic Rules and Regulations and Disciplinary Procedures".
  2. In the event of a discrepancy between the regulations written here and those appearing in the "Basic Rules and Regulations", the regulations written here will apply and be binding.