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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

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

Obstacle Racing Could Be One Step Closer to Olympics

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