OBSTACLE SPORTS IN POPULAR CULTURE

OBSTACLE TV SHOWS

Obstacle Sports have a long and rich history, capturing the spirit of humans desire to move and compete. This has played out on the sports field and has been captured for the past 45 years on television shows around the world. Some of the better-known shows include:

1973 – 1982: Superstars US ABCBBC

1976 – 1984: Battle of the Network Stars NBC, ABC, CBS

1984 – 1997: Survival of the Fittest (International)

1989 – current: Gladiators (10 countries)

1989 – 2005: Raid Gauloises (International)

1995 – current: Eco-Challenge (International) MTV, ESPN, Discovery Channel, USA Network, Amazon Prime

1997 – current: Sasuke / Ninja Warriors (157 countries)

1997 – 2004: Outdoor Quest Multisport world championships ESPN / Star Sports (worldwide)

OBSTACLE TV SHOWS

1995 – 1997: ESPN X-Games X-Venture Race

2000 – 2004: Balance Bar Adventure National Race Series

2000 – current: Survivor (50 countries)

2014 – 2017: Broken Skull Challenge, Amazon, CMT

2015 – 2018: Ultimate Beastmaster, Netflix

2015 – current: Spartan Race Championship Series, NBC, Facebook

2015 – current: BattleFrog College Championship, ESPN

2016 – 2019: Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge, NBC

2017 – current: Toughest Mudder and Worlds Toughest Mudder

2018 – current: Titan Games, Million Dollar Mile, CBS, Tough Mudder X (TMx), CBS

Other TV shows: Viking, Show Jumping, Double Dare, Total Drama Island, GUTS, Wipeout, Total Wipeout, The Krypton Factor, Bury, Splatalot, World’s Strongest Man

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