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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


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

Gymnastics Launches Obstacle Course Sprint (OCS)

Obstacle Course Sprint (OCS) Premieres as the Latest Obstacle Sport Although earlier this week Mud Run Guide posted an opinion piece musing that the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) set their signs on taking on OCR, FIG has instead come forward with a new obstacle course race format of

OCR Being Fast-tracked as Olympic Sport

Is OCR the next Olympic sport? Sports Illustrated investigates, In the past seven years, OCR has gone from relative obscurity to the No. 1 mass participation sport in the world, according to the USAOCR, “larger than marathons, half marathons and triathlons combined.” Modern Pentathlon, a

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Spartan Announces Asia-Pacific Championships

Spartan Race has expanded its competitive obstacle race offerings by launching a Global Championship Series – a series of regional events spanning four continents and 12 countries. The Asia-Pacific region will see five events in the Asia-Pacific Championship Series spanning a Sprint in Hong Kong, Supers in Taiwan,