The World OCR (FISO) Athlete Advisory Council (AAC) is a standing committee of FISO that broadens communication between FISO and elite athletes and serves as a source of 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, Continental and Sub-continental Games team members, including athletes, coaches, administrators and support staff.
The AAC members are the representatives of the Athlete Advisory Board (AAB), consisting of elite athlete representatives from each member federation country in their continental region.
The AAC makes recommendations to the Central Board on issues related to the needs and concerns of the elite athlete members of the national federations, including:
The AAC consists of seventeen (17) voting members and five (5) members with voice but no vote:
Elite athletes may hold a seat on the AAC if:
Ms. Lindsay Webster (CAN)
Africa: Ms. Trish Eksteen (RSA), Mr. Thomas van Tonder (RSA)
North-Central Americas: Mr. Ryan Woods (USA)
South America: Ms. Florencia Maria Cano (ARG), Mr. Hugo Godoy Barker (CHI)
Asia: Ms. Sandi Menchi C. Abahan (PHL), Mr. Tahir Ahmed Ansari (SGP)
Pacific: Ms. Olivia Vivian (AUS), Mr. Russel Nelms (AUS)
Eastern Europe: Ms. Zuzana Kocomva (CZE). Ms. Alisa Petrova (RUS)
Western Europe: Ms. Ida Mathilda Steensgaard (DEN), Mr. Thomas Buyl (BEL)
Para OCR: Ms. Misty Diaz (USA), Mr. John de Haan (NED)
Africa: Mr. Claude Eksteen (RSA)
Americas: Mr. Robert Stull (USA)
Asia-Pacific: Mr. Al Agra (PHL)
Europe: Ms. Malin Spång (SWE)
Ex-officio: Mr. Ian Adamson (AUS)
Mr. Ryan Atkins (CAN)
The Athlete Advisory Board (AAB) are the elite athlete representatives from each member federation country of FISO. Each country's National Athlete Council (NAC) provides up to two (2) delegates on the AAB. At least one (1) delegate from each country must be a woman. Approval of nominations resides with the Chair of the AAC.
Each Continental Association of FISO Members has a Continental Athlete Council (CAC) that that broadens communication between the continental association and elite athletes and serves as a source of opinion and advice on policies that effect obstacle sports on their continent. The Continental Associations of FISO operate independently of the AAB and AAC for representation at the continental level.
The continental associations fo World OCR are:
Elite athletes may hold a seat on the AAB if:
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