OBSTACLE SPORTS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ's

WHAT ARE OBSTACLE SPORTS?

Obstacle is a Sport composed of Disciplines and Events where athletes run and/or overcome obstacles in timed competitions. Obstacle sport disciplines (or sub-sports) include Ninja, Obstacle Course Racing (OCR), and Adventure Racing. There are many event formats across the disciplines, with distances from 50 meters to hundreds of kilometres. The most practised event formats are mass participation, cross country races from 5 km to 25 km in length, generally called OCR. Ninja TV Show competitions (Sasuke and Ninja Warrior) have approximately 1 billion viewers worldwide. Adventure Racing has been widely practised and televised around the world since 1989, and it is estimated that over 300 million people have watched the Eco-Challenge since 1995.

WHAT IS THE SECRETARIAT?

The secretariat is the administrative office of the federation. This office runs the business of the sport, for example, secretarial duties, general administration, media, marketing, event logistics, commercial functions, legal and financial matters.

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The Athlete Advisory Council (AAC) is a standing committee of World OCR, made up of elite athletes, that provides opinion and advice on FISO policies that effect obstacle sports worldwide. The AAC may appoint athletes to FISO nominating committees, panels empowered to resolve grievances, and any committee that prepares, approves or implements programs regarding the selection of international championships, Olympic, and Continental Games team members.

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