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  at  every  level  of  the  sport. The Athlete Advisory Council (AAC) representds  the Athletes Adviosry Board,  (AAB),  who's  delegates are the elite athlete representatives from each  national federation member of World OCR. The AAB,  through  the  AAC, provides opinions and advice on FISO policies that effect the  athletes  in  obstacle sports worldwide.

Chair: Ms. Lindsay Webster (CAN)

Deputy Chair: Mr. Rod Dixon (NZL)

Members: Mr. James Bungubung (PHL), Faye Stenning (CAN)


Development Commission

The Development Commission is responsible for coaching, training, coach certification, and works with the Medical Commission to ensure the health and wellness of Junior, Youth and Adult athletes. The Commission operates 3 Committees as working groups:

  • Coach Development Committee is responsible for creating the policies, guidelines and systems for developing coaches worldwide, and to work with the Athletes Commission to implement development programmes for recreational, competitive and elite level athletes.
  • Officials (Development?) Committee is responsible for creating the policies, guidelines and systems for training officials for OCR events worldwide. This includes developing officials to observe and enforce competition rules during races, and direct race volunteers and staff on course.
  • Youth (Development?) Committee is responsible for creating the policies, guidelines and systems for developing junior and young athletes worldwide, and to work with the Athletes Commission to implement junior and youth development programmes.

Chairman: Mr. Shaun Wilde (GBR) 

Members: Ms. Faye Stenning (CAN), Mr. Chris Wilkinson (CAN), Mr. Nikolaj Maegaard Dam (DEN)


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. Cesar Martin Garcia (ESP)

Deputy Chairman: Ms. Malin Spång (SWE)

Members: Mr. David Tully (SGP)


Legal Affairs Commission

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

Chairman: Ms. Jessica Agra (PHL)
Deputy Chair: To be announced
Members: Mr. Adam Bartosiewicz (POL)


Medical, Health and Safety 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)


Para Athlete Commission

  • Ensures 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),  Mark Lester Parilla (PHL), Mr. John De Haan (NED),  Mr. Al Agra (PHL)


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.

Chair: To be announced

Deputy Chair: Mr. Franco Ganda (ITA)
Members:  Mr. Raven Quan (PHL), Mr. Tommy Carlsson (SWE)


Women's Commission

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

Women's Commission members have the right of representation on all committees and commissions of World OCR to provide advice and guidance for policies and recommendations to the Board and Executive.

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

Members: Ms. Lindsay Webster (CAN), Ms Malin Spång (SWE), Tamara Schlaepfer (SUI)