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The 18th IVV Olympiad in San Antonio, Texas USA - Registration is now open. The IVV Olympiad will take place from Feb. 19-23, 2023, and be followed by the IML Texas Trail Roundup, Feb 24-26, 2023. Discounted registration fees are available until January 19, 2023.

Promotional video        Olympiad website        FaceBook        Online registration

The IVV Olympiad is held every second year in the country of an IVV member. It is a celebration of Volkssports and everyone is invited to participate. Olympiad Volkssport events include walking, swimming, biking, and sometimes other non-competitive sports. Social and cultural activities promote harmony, mutual understanding, and friendships among those who attend.

Olympiad Order 25/11/2016      IVV Olympiad Organization       Olympiad Opening and Closing Ceremonies Procedures

2022-02-24  Announcement: Unfortunately, the 17th Olympiad in Seoul, South Korea has been cancelled due to the pandemic situation.


To enable our walkers to collect their Olympiads in a pass, the new “Olympiade Pass” has been published. Please find the conditions on the rear page, see above. To inform all walkers, please publish this information on your homepage. Any previous Olympiads can be added into the book.

Congratulations to the following walkers who  have participated in all 15 IVV Olympiads from 1989 through 2017!

                    Büttner, Ralf                  Ehls, Bernd

                    Halleux, Monique          van Hoorebeke, Hugo

                    Lins, Engelbert              Monard, Alain

                    Niebergall, Dieter          Siegel, Ronald

2003: Genk – Belgium

2001: Seefeld – Austria

1999: Bibione – Italy

1997: Vierumäki – Finland

1995: Athens/Amaroussi – Greece

1993: RibeauviIle – France

1991: Schömberg – Germany

1989: Valkenburg – Netherlands

(2022: Seoul, South Korea - Cancelled)

2019: Aix-en-Provence, France

2017: Koblenz - Germany

2015: Chengdu - China

2013: Grödnertal - Southern Tyrol

2011: Antalya - Turkey

2009: Yamanaschi - Japan

2007: Otepää - Estonia

2005: Pilsen + Prague – Czech Republic

Last update: 2023-01-14