Overview of OCR Asia Pacific

Definitions, Composition, Responsibilities

OCR Asia Pacific is a Zone created under the General Statutes of World OCR, the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO) and has acquired legal status and is organised in accordance with the laws governing the country in which its Headquarters are located. 

The institutional (legal) name of the Association is "Obstacle Sports Federation Asia Pacific" (OSFAP) and the brand (common) name is OCR Asia Pacific. Its seat shall be located in the home country of the President.

Individuals and positions named in these By-Laws as “him” or “he” refer to all gender identities, for example “she” and “her”.

OCR Asia Pacific consists of those national member federations of FISO assigned to it by FISO. The national federations which are members of OCR Asia Pacific are listed on the World OCR website, as updated from time to time. 

OCR Asia Pacific is designated as the sole competent authority authorised and delegated by FISO for promoting, supervising, and directing all men’s and women’s obstacle course racing activities within the Zone. 

OCR Asia Pacific has the purpose to promote, supervise and direct obstacle course racing in Asia. OCR Asia Pacific fulfils this purpose in particular by:

  • Promoting the practice of obstacle course racing in the territory under its jurisdiction and to control the organisation of international competitions in Asia and the Pacific regions, both for national teams and club teams, in a permanent, regular manner and in strict compliance with the FISO Official Competition Rules.  
  • Abiding by the FISO General Statutes and Internal Regulations  
  • Abiding by and enforce these Bye-Laws and all other Regulations of OCR Asia Pacific;  
  • Impose sanctions upon the members and entities under its jurisdiction which are within its mandate and regulations;  
  • Archive and make public the results of all international competitions taking place in its territory and to present activity reports to the General Assembly;  
  • Present to the Central Board of FISO any information deemed to be useful in the interests of world obstacle course racing;  
  • Designate member to the Central Board of FISO, in accordance with the Statutes of FISO.  
  • OCR Asia Pacific shall pursue the above purposes solely and directly in a non-for-profit manner.

The Association shall not act for its own gains and shall not primarily pursue economic goals of its own.  The resources of the Association may only be used for the purposes which are in accordance with these Bye-Laws. The members shall not receive any remuneration out of the resources of the Association. 

No person shall be preferred through expenditure which is foreign to the purposes of the Association or by disproportionately high remuneration. 

National federations shall benefit from the rights granted to them by these Bye-Laws and Regulations and decisions made under them. Registration for OCR Asia Pacific competitions shall be open to national teams and club teams affiliated to national federations, according to the structure of competitions as defined by the Board of OCR Asia Pacific in accordance with these Bye-Laws. 

National federations shall: 

  • Observe the principles of loyalty, integrity and sportsmanship and ensure that these principles be observed by their clubs, players and officials.  
  • Abide by and enforce the Official Obstacle course racing Rules, the provisions contained in the General Statutes and Internal Regulations of FISO and decisions made in conformity therewith,
  • Abide by and enforce the Bye-Laws, Regulations, Rules and policies of OCR Asia Pacific, and decisions made in conformity therewith, provided that they are not in conflict with those of FISO;  
  • Be held liable for all financial commitments of their clubs towards OCR Asia Pacific.  

A national federation may be sanctioned if it violates, contravenes or otherwise fails to comply with these provisions. 

Leagues or any other groups of clubs at national federation level shall be permitted to operate only with the national federation's expressed consent and shall be subordinate to it. The national federation shall define the powers delegated to any such group, as well as its rights and obligations. International Leagues or any other group of clubs at Asian level shall be permitted to operate only with the expressed consent of OCR Asia Pacific. OCR Asia Pacific shall define the powers delegated to any such group, as well as its rights and obligations. The regulations of any such group shall be subject to the approval of OCR Asia. Pacific