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World Obstacle Officially Granted GAISF Observer Status

October 7, 2021

Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO), the governing body for obstacle sports and related events also known as World Obstacle, has officially been granted Observer Status by the GAISF Council which convened in Lausanne on 27 September 2021.

International Sports Federations (IFs) with GAISF Observer Status are able to access the GAISF General Assembly and benefit from the GAISF network. The status has been designed as the first step on the road towards fulfilment of all criteria required for GAISF Membership.

GAISF President Raffaele Chiulli said:

“I am delighted that the GAISF Council has granted Observer Status to World Obstacle. The decision is a clear reflection of the growth of obstacle sports worldwide, in addition to World Obstacle’s tireless efforts to promote these sports, its member federations and their athlete members. This is an exciting time for World Obstacle and we will do everything within our remit to help them develop as an IF and bring obstacle sports to even more people across the globe.”

World Obstacle President Ian Adamson said:

“We are honoured to be awarded Observer Status by GAISF. This is a critical step in the growth of the sport globally. On behalf of World Obstacle, I would like to thank GAISF President Raffaele Chiulli, the GAISF Council and the entire GAISF family for their guidance and support. With this important step, we are motivated to continue the development of obstacle sports for our national federation members and their communities.”

World Obstacle was formed in 2014 and formalised in 2018 to unify and develop obstacle sports worldwide. Disciplines include Ninja, Obstacle Course Racing and Adventure Racing. For more information about World Obstacle, please visit:

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