‘Gymnastics Is Trying To Take Over Parkour And Make It An Olympic Sport’, VICE Sports reported in a recent article. While the article covers the Olympics, the global future of action sports, and a largely international stage for the debate, a decidedly New Zealand voice
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
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
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
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
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
This article was originally published in April 2016 on the previous Obstacle Racers NZ site. Please note: since the original publication of this interview the International Obstacle Racing Federation has changed its name to the International Obstacle Sports Federation (OSF). The original interview has been re-published below.
Obstacle course racing could be one step closer to the Olympics. The UIPM, the international governing body for the sport of Modern Pentathlon, announced last week that it will adapt elements of obstacle course racing into its mixed relay event, which has the potential to appear in