World OCR finalizes legal setup in Lausanne, Switzerland

[WOCRF] Official Press release

The sport of OCR reaches significant milestone with the creation of its own independent Sports Governing Body in Lausanne, Switzerland. This development marks a pivotal moment in the history of the discipline, which is struggling to become a sport for quite some time.

The legal advisory team behind FIVT – one of the fastest recognized sports globally (Teqball) – led the creation process of World OCR.

The organization will be represented in the Olympic Capital of Lausanne by Mr. Nicolas F. Krauer, who also has an executive role within the FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE VOLLEYBALL DE TABLE.

Wider context:

Raul Fodor, former Executive Board Member within the European Obstacle Sports Federation, and current President of the World Obstacle Course Running Federation, declared:

“With the announced dissolution of the Federation Internationale de Sports d’Obstacle (FISO) due to it’s scheduled merger with the UIPM (Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne), the sport of OCR as we know it, would have disappeared. While we salute the inclusion of the Obstacle discipline within Modern Pentathlon, we remain steadfast in our belief that OCR has it’s own story to write. Sometimes, progress requires us to take a step back in order to move forward.”

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