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Parkour Earth Launches As International Federation For Sport of Parkour

Parkour Earth has been officially established as the International Federation for the sport of parkour. The move comes after the international federation for Gymnastics, Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), announced earlier this year it would govern parkour by creating a new gymnastics discipline proposed for Olympic

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24 Hour Enduro Championship Q&A

In big news for Oceania, an OCR 24 Hour Enduro Championship was announced last month, to take place in Australia at Lower Portland, just outside of Sydney in 2018. The event is being produced as a partnership between the Australian owned race series True Grit, Destination New

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Australia Host Country for the Inaugural OCR 24 Hour Enduro Championship

Today the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships (OCRWC) announced the first “dual crown championship in OCR”, revealing the addition of a 24 Hour Enduro Championship alongside the OCR World Championships for 2018. “The addition of an ultra-format endurance championship will create a new Dual Crown

Obstacle Sports Not Named in the List of New Tokyo 2020 Olympic Events

It’s not been a secret that obstacle sports have been aiming for Olympic inclusion, with both the international governing body for Modern Pentathlon, the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UPIM), and the international governing body for Gymnastics, Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), both developing their own

Australian Ninja Warrior Air Date Announced

The global ninja phenomenon is coming to this side of the world. The air date for the anticipated reality TV show Australian Ninja Warrior was recently announced. Australian Ninja Warrior will being screening July 9th on Channel 9 in Australia. The show is the Australian version

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Racer Killed During an Obstacle Race in the Netherlands

In what is very sad news for the global OCR community, a racer death has occurred in the Netherlands over the weekend. The incident happened at the VenloStormt race in the Netherlands. According to reports the athlete in question had “gone down a slide [pictured

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Trailer for Australian Ninja Warrior Released

Ninja Warrior Comes Downunder The first full-length promotional trailer for Australian Ninja Warrior, the Australian version of the hit TV show American Ninja Warrior, was released this month. Watch the trailer below. Open to Australian residents or citizens to compete on the infamous Ninja Warrior course

Opinion: What is Obstacle Course Freestyle?

Recently, at the same time that OCR is being adapted for the Olympics, the international gymnastics federation, the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), has announced plans to create a new gymnastics discipline of obstacle course competitions proposed for the Olympics. Yet to be officially named, the new

Obstacle Sport Federation Comments on Gymnastic’s New Obstacle Sport

In a leaked email, the International Obstacle Sports Federation has commented on the new obstacle sport proposed by the International Gymnastics Federation for the Olympics. In an email correspondence forwarded to Obstacle Racers NZ, a high level source in the international obstacle sports community explained that the