'Orienteering' used by military to define crossing unknown territory with a map and compass
First regional orienteering competition, held in Sweden
Establishment of the Swedish Federation, the first orienteering federation
First Australian competition, in South Australia
First international orienteering competition, Stockholm, Sweden. Seven nations attended.
International Orienteering Federation (IOF) is established. Eric Tobe is elected president.
First World Championship, Finland
Australia, New Zealand and U.S.A join the IOF
Australia wins its first gold in World Mountain Biking Orienteering. It is the first event outside of Europe, held in Ballarat, Victoria
First non-European to win the World Orienteering Championships. She was Australian