WORLD OBSTACLE COMMITTEES
Committees are working groups of commissions or stand-alone working groups that are
created by the executive committee to perform tasks on an ad-hoc basis.
The Coach Committee is responsible for creating the policies, guidelines and systems for developing coaches worldwide, and to work with the Athletes Commission to implement development programmes for recreational, competitive and elite-level athletes.
Chair: To be announced
Members: Mr. Nikolaj Maegaard Dam (DEN), Ms. Rachel Cosgrove (USA), Mr. Mark Parilla (PHI), Mr. Peter Dobos (CAN)
The Officials Committee is responsible for creating the policies, guidelines and systems for developing officials for obstacle sports events and championships worldwide. This includes developing officials to observe and enforce competition rules during races, and to direct race volunteers and staff on courses.
Chair: Ms. Dilyara Sadikova (RUS)
Deputy Chair: To be announced
Members: Mr. Anjo Sarmiento (PHI)
Competitions Committee is a working group of the Technical Commission responsible for policies and guidelines that ensure FISO sanctioned and approved events are of world standard. This includes world cups, world championships and continental championships. Advising on and directing event operations and production are within the scope of the Competitions Committee.
Chair: Mr. Thumbie Remigio (PHI)
Deputy Chair: Mr. Ronny Hofenboom (BEL)
Members: Ms. Nédene Cahill (RSA), Mr. David Tully (SGP), Ms. Edo Szabados (HUN)
The responsibility of the Ethics Panel is to enforce the World Obstacle Code of Ethics and investigate this violation. The Committee is advisory and submits Resolutions to the Executive Board. Included in its duties are overseeing Responsible Events and members comply with the Code of Ethics.
Chairman: Mr. Jack A. Donenfeld (USA)
Members: Mr. Charles Or (PHI)
Equality and safety are of paramount importance to the federations and FISO does not tolerate hate speech or actions. Behaviour counter to principles of sport will result in sanctions/exclusion/disqualification of individuals and or organisations.
The responsibility of the Diversity Committee is to provide advice and recommendation regarding gender development sensitivity and inclusivity. The Committee is advisory and submits Resolutions for guidelines, policies and sanctions to the Executive Board.
Chair: Dr. Marc Lauenze Celis (PHI)
Deputy Chair: Natasha Mei Ling Chung (GBR)
Members: Sean Rombough (CAN), Sune Blohm (DEN), Timmie Brann (USA)
The Master’s Committee is responsible for creating the policies, guidelines and systems for developing masters athletes worldwide, and to work with the Athletes Commission to implement masters development programmes.
Chair: Mr. Eugeniusz Abram (SWE)
Deputy Chair: To be announced
Members: Mr. Al Agra (PHI)
The Media Committee manages all aspects of marketing and media, including social media and public relations.
Chairman: Mr. Arnel Banawa (PHI)
Members: Mr. Sébastien Desbenoit (FRA), Mr. Alan Bishop (CAN), Mr. Anthony Gordon (AUS), Mr. Craig Cook (NZL)
SAFE SPORT COMMITTEE
The Safe Sport Committee assists national federation members with implementing procedures to prevent sexual harassment and abuse in sport. World Obstacle requires adherence to Safe Sport Policies by all national member federations.
Chair: Dr Yetsa A. Tuakli-Wosornu (GHA), M.D., M.P.H., IOC Dip. Sp. Med.
Deputy Chair: Dr. Sturat Weiss, MD (USA)
The Youth Committee is responsible for creating the policies, guidelines and systems for developing young athletes worldwide, and to work with the Athletes Commission to implement junior and youth development programmes.
Chair: Mr. Rod Dixon (NZL)
Deputy Chair: Ms. Emma Teede (AUS)
Members: Ms. Sarah Lim (PHI)