World OCR Commissions

The organization of World OCR includes the following commissions: Athletes, Governance, Legal, Medical, Para-athlete, Safe Sport, Technical and Women's. All Commissions report to the Executive Committee, and all Commission members have the right to attend Executive Board meeting. It is the responsibility of the members of each of the Commissions to support FISO´s efforts to develop Obstacle Course Racing and related Sports.

Athletes Commission

  

The Athletes Commission provides representation and development for athletes. The World OCR Development Committee is a working group of the Athletes Commission responsible for coaching, training, coach certification, and works with the Medical Commission to ensure the health and wellness of Junior, Youth and Adult athletes.


Chair: Ms. Lindsay Webster (CAN)

Deputy Chair: Mr. Rod Dixon (NZL)

Members: Mr. James Bungubung (PHL)


Questions? athletes@worldocr.org

Governance Commission

The Governance Commission (GC) is World OCRs statutory authority responsible for developing obstacle sports worldwide. As such, the GC is responsible for assisting member national federations and sporting organisations develop operational and sporting excellence and increase participation.


Chairman: Mr. Philipp Rosenauer (AUT)

Deputy Chairman: Mr. Corsin Derungs (SUI)

Members: Dr. Christian Öehner (AUT)


Questions? governance@worldocr.org

Legal Affairs Commission

The Legal Affairs Commission advises the World OCR on juridical issues, with both a consultative and operational role.


Chairman: Mr. Corsin Derungs (SUI)
Deputy Chair; Mr. Philipp Rosenauer (AUT)
Members: Dr. Chrisitian Öehner (AUT), Mr. Adam Bartosiewicz (POL)


Questions? legal@worldocr.org

Medical Commission

The Medical Commission is responsible for establishing conditions at World OCR sanctioned competitions, which ensure the health and safety of all participants. Controls all Anti-doping policies and activities of World OCR. Making sure that World OCR complies with the WADA code and the IOC and World OCR anti-doping rules.


Chairman: Dr. Stuart Weiss (USA)
Deputy Chair: Dr. Jill Coleby (CAN)
Members: Dr. Natasha Beach, MB BS (GBR), Dr. Jannelene Killops, MD (RSA), Dr. Wassim Shamsuddin, MB BS (GBR), Dr. Ui May Tan, MB BCh (IRL), Dr. Raquel Llarena, MD (PHL),  Mr. Pierre-Marc Dion (CAN)


Questions? medical@worldocr.org

Para-Athlete Commission

  • ypEnsures compliance of races to para-athlete accessibility
  • Represents para-athletes and ensures compliance of World OCR with IPC standards

Chairman: Mr. Bob Babbitt (USA)
​​Deputy Chair: Ms. Emilie Thibeault-Rivard, PT MSc. (PT), BHSc (CAN)

Members: Ms. Misty Diaz (USA), Mr. Alex Flyn (GBR)


Questions? para@worldocr.org

Technical Commission

The Technical Commission supports the development of the sport. The Commission is advisory and submits Resolutions to the Executive Committee. Its duties are:  

  1. To supervise the application of the Competition Rules and Operations’ Manual.
  2. To prepare Resolutions concerning amendments to the Competition Rules and Operations’ Manual.
  3. To propose Technical Delegates for official World OCR competitions.​
  4. Assist and advise the Competitions Committee on matter related to conception operations, policies and guidelines.

Co-Chair: Garfield Griffiths (GBR)

Co-Chair: Mr. Franco Ganda (ITA)

Deputy Chairman: Mr. Raven Quan (PHL)
Members:  To be announced


Questions? technical@worldocr.or

Women's Commission

  1. The Women's Commission ensures equal opportunity for women in the sport of Obstacle Sports
  2. Promotes recognition and representation of women
  3. Creates policy for integration of women in all races

Chair: Ms. Zola Budd Pieterse (RSA)
Deputy Chair: Ms. Ria Angela Sangel (PHL)

Members: Ms. Lindsay Webster (CAN) 


Questions? women@worldocr.org