Obstacle Sports Federation


The organization of OSF includes the following commissions: Technical Commission, Technology Commission, Medical Commission, Women’s Commission, Athletes’ Commission, Para-athletes Commission and Ethics Commission. All Commissions report to the Executive Board, and all Commission members have the right to attend Executive Board meeting.

It is the responsibility of the members of each of the Commissions to support OSF´s efforts to develop Obstacle Racing and related Sports.

Athletes Commission

The Athletes Commission provides representation and development for athletes. The OSF Athlete Development Committee is a working group of the Athletes Commission responsible for coaching, training, coach certification, and works with the Medical Commission to ensure the health and wellness of Junior, Youth and Adult athletes.

Governance Commission

The OSF Governance Commission (OSFGC) is the OSFs statutory authority responsible for developing and funding obstacle sports worldwide. As such, the OSFGC is responsible for assisting member national federations and sporting organisations develop operational and sporting excellence and increase participation.

Legal Affairs Commission

The Legal Affairs Commission advises the OSF on juridical issues, with both a consultative and operational role.​

Medical Commission

The Medical Commission is responsible for establishing conditions at OSF-sanctioned competitions, which ensure the health and safety of all participants.
Controls all Anti-doping policies and activities of OSF. Making sure that OSF complies with the WADA code and the IOC and OSF anti-doping rules.

Para-athlete Commission

  • Ensures compliance of races to para-athlete accessibility
  • Represents para-athletes and ensures compliance of OSF with IPC standards

Technical Commission

The Technical Commission supports the development of the sport. The Commission is advisory and submits Resolutions to the Executive Board. Its duties are:

  1. To supervise the application of the Competition Rules and Operations’ Manual.
  2. To prepare Resolutions concerning amendments to the Competition Rules and Operations’ Manual.
  3. To propose Technical Delegates for official OSF competitions.

Women’s Commission

  1. The Women's Commission ensures equal opportunity for women in the sport of Obstacle Sports
  2. Promotes recognition and representation of women
  3. Creates policy for integration of women in all races

OSF Commissions