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World OCR Committees

Committees are working groups of commissions or stand alone working groups that are created by the executive committee to perform tasks  on an ad hoc basis.

Coach Committee

The Coach 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.


Chairman: to be announced
Members: Mr. Nikolaj Maegaard Dam (DEN), Ms. Rachel Cosgrove (USA), Ms Sarah Lim (PHL), Mr. Peter Dobos (CAN)

Competitions Committee

Competitions Committee is a working group of the Technical Commission responsible for policies and guidelines that ensure FISO sanctioned and approved events are of world standard. This includes world cups, world championships and continental championships. Advising on and directing event operations and production are within the scope of the Competitions Committee.


Chair: Mr. Thumbie Remigio (PHL)

Deputy Chair: To be announced

Members: Mr. David Tully (SGP)

Diversity Committee

Equality and safety are of paramount importance to the federations and FISO does not tolerate hate speech or actions. Behaviour counter to principles of sport will result in sanctions / exclusion / disqualification of individuals and or organisations.

The responsibility of the Diversity Committee is to provide advice and recommendation regarding gender development sensitivity and inclusivity. The Committee is advisory and submits Resolutions for guidelines, policies and sanctions to the Executive Board.


Chair: Dr. Marc Lauenze Celis (PHL) 

Deputy Chair: Natasha Mei Ling Chung (GBR)

Members: Sean Rombough (CAN), Sune Blohm (DEN), Timmie Brann (USA)

Economic Development Committee

The Economic Development Committee works with the Governance Development Committee, the Governance Commission and Competitions Committee to develop obstacle sports in under served countries and regions.


Chairman: Mr. Miguel Espina Vázquez (ESP)

Ethics Committee

The responsibility of the Ethics Committee is to enforces the World OCR Code of Ethics, and investigate this violations. The Committee is advisory and submits Resolutions to the Executive Board. Included in it's duties are overseeing Responsible Events and members compliance with the Code of Ethics.


ChairmanMr. Jack A. Donenfeld​ (USA)
Members: Ms. Patricia Castillo (PHL)


Questions? ethics@worldocr.org

Finance Committee

The World OCR Finance Committee advises the FISO Congress,  Executive board, Central Board and the  President on matters relating to the World OCR's financial management in order to safeguard continuity and strengthen the transparency and good governance of World OCR and obstacle sports globally.


Chairman: Mr. Alberto Agra (PHL)

Governance Development Committee

The Governance Development Committee (GDC) is  a working group of the Governance Commission and is responsible for developing national federations worldwide. As such, the GDC assists with the formation and codification member national federations and sporting organisations.


Chairman: Mr. Angel Sanz (ESP)

Masters Committee

The Masters Committee is responsible for creating the policies, guidelines and systems for developing masters athletes worldwide, and to work with the Athletes Commission to implement masters development programmes.


Chair: Mr. Eugeniusz Abram (SWE)

Deputy Chair: to be announced

Members: to be announced

Media Committee

The Media Committee manages all aspects of marketing and media, including social media and public relations.


ChairmanMr. Arnel Banawa (USA)
Members: Mr. Sébastien Desbenoit (FRA), Mr. Alan Bishop (CAN)


Questions? media@worldocr.org

Officials Committee

The Officials Committee is responsible for creating the policies, guidelines and systems for training officials for OCR events worldwide. Officials observe and enforce competition rules during races, and direct race volunteers and staff on course.


Chair: Ms. Dilyara Sadikova (RUS)

Deputy Chair: To be announced

Members: Mr. Ravan Quan (PHL)


Questions? officials@worldocr.org

Safe Sport Committee

The Safe Sport Committee assists national federation members with implementing procedures to prevent sexual harassment and abuse in sport. World OCR requires adherence to Safe Sport Policies by all national member  federations.


Chair: Dr Yetsa A. Tuakli-Wosornu (GHA), M.D., M.P.H., IOC Dip. Sp. Med.

Deputy Chair: Dr. Sturat Weiss, MD (USA)


Questions? safesport@worldocr.org


Youth Committee

The Youth Committee is responsible for creating the policies, guidelines and systems for developing young athletes worldwide, and to work with the Athletes Commission to implement junior and youth development programmes. 


Chair: Mr. Rod Dixon  (NZL)

Deputy Chair: Ms. Emma Teede (AUS)

Members: Ms. Sarah Lim (PHL)


Questions? youth@worldocr.org