Organization Introduction

Orienteering is a sport that combines both a physical and a mental element. The basic idea in orienteering is to proceed from course start to finish by visiting a number of control points in a predetermined order with the help of map and compass. In order to choose the best possible route, orienteers look at the characteristics of the terrain, and the winner is determined by the fastest time to complete the course. What is unique to orienteering is that an orienteer must navigate and make quick decisions while running at high speed.Orienteering is a low-cost sport suitable for both genders and all ages.

The International Orienteering Federation was recognised by the International Olympic Committee in 1977. The Chinese Taipei Orienteering Association was found in 1996, and to be the member of the International Orienteering Federation in 1998 July.


The Structure of Chinese Taipei Orienteering Association


The duties of the Chinese Taipei Orienteering Association are:

a) To conduct the development affairs for sport of orienteering in the Republic of China (Taiwan, a.k.a. Chinese Taipei).
b) To host national and international orienteering events.
c) To conduct the selection of Chinese Taipei National Team for international assignments.
d) To evaluate the qualification and scores for orienteering athletes.
e) To arrange the visiting and friendship games for foreign athletes visiting Taiwan.
f) To conduct the registration, training and upgrading of national coaches, referees and athletes for each level.
g) To nominate and evaluate the qualification of international referees.
h) To formulate the rules of sport orienteering and translate it into Chinese version.
i) To evaluate the standard of orienteering game venue, including its equipment and facility in request.

International Involvement

1. The World Games 2009 Orienteering Official Program 2009/07/16-26
2. 21st Deaflympic Games 2009/09/05-15
International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) has awarded the 21st Deaflympic Games to the City of Taipei, Taiwan. Orienteering is one of the 20 official sports included in the program of these games. The Chinese Taipei Orienteering Association has been entrusted with theorganization of the orienteering events.
3. the Chinese Taipei Orienteering Association will host Asian Orienteering Championship 2016, in south Taiwan area on July.


President : Cimmons Kao
Secretary General: Wei-Ting Chen
Address: Room 702, 7 F., No. 20, Zhulun Street, Zhongshan Dist, Taipei City 10489, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel: 886-2-87711444
Fax: 886-2-87734749
▲ President Cimmons Kao showing Orienteering ▲ The Champion of 21st Deaflympic Games : Kuo Chia-Mi

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