|Mike Dowling||Ian Rathbone|
We congratulate Michael Dowling, who was inducted into the Orienteering Hall of Fame 2022, and Ian Rathbone, who was awarded the 2022 David Hogg Medal for Services to Event Management.
Michael Dowling has been an active orienteer for over 40 years and represented Australia at the 1985 World Championships. He has made major contributions at the state, national and international levels. As a former President of Orienteering Tasmania, his contributions have extended also to mapping and coaching at a high level, winning the Silva Award for Services to Coaching in 2017.
He was Director High Performance on the Orienteering Australia Board from 2003 to 2009, continuing as an ex officio Board member since then and recently serving as Chair of the Board. He has been a member of the IOF Council since 2009, having previously served on the IOF Foot Commission, and has been an IOF Vice President since 2012.
Ian Rathbone was awarded the medal in recognition of his significant contribution in event administration and information technology at the national and state level. He has been Chair of the National Eventor Working Group since 2016, helping to develop and manage this technology for the benefit of event organisers and participants throughout Australia at the national and state levels. More recently, he has spent a significant amount of time developing the Orienteering Australia Reporting System, which draws on data stored in Eventor to provide information for use by state associations for their own management purposes and in satisfying reporting requirements to various national and state funding bodies.