The health, wellness and medical safety of athletes is of paramount importance for Obstacle Sports. The World OCR Medical Commission is the FISO body that ensures medical care at all sanctioned and recognised competitions is of the highest international quality. We are responsible for establishing conditions at competitions that ensure the health and safety of all participants. This includes ensuring that FISO complies with the World Anti-Doping Agency code, the IOC and FISO Anti-Doping rules and medical standards established by the ASTM International Standard for land based obstacles.

The World OCR Athlete Development Committee is a working group of the Athletes Commission and works with the Medical Commission to ensure the health and wellness of Junior, Youth and Adult  athletes.

World OCR Medical Rules

The World OCR Medical Rules are the master source documents for Obstacle Sports disciples and events. These documents act as the official (authorized) reference documents and are maintained based on authorized amendments in accordance with recommendations by the World OCR Medical Commission and accepted by the World OCR Executive Committee. 

The World OCR Medical Rules are intended to:

  • Ensure adequate emergency medical preparedness at OCR events;
  • Provide guidelines for safety and protection of athletes;
  • Emphasize preventive care and athlete health prior to and during competition;
  • Outline safety and technical requirements of medical posts, medical equipment, and medical personnel on course.
  • World OCR Medical Rules will be available for download here shortly.

Medical Delegate

The Medical Delegate (MD) is a professional who take part in safety and medical issues of the athletes during competitions. He/she needs to have experience in world level sports events, with knowledge in technical and operational issues related to world class events and expertise in anti-doping procedures and WADA related issues.

The MD has to be a member of the team of technical officials in order to know the technical operations and the possible scenarios of the competition.