For many of us, a sport is fondly remembered in different ways. Facets such as rivalries, champions, and dynasties, are often first to mind when we think of our favorite sport. But a sport is also defined by moments in its history during which it is elevated to a new standard.
We believe this is can be one of those moments.
Today I’m happy to share news with you that will help bring Obstacle Course Racing to the next level on both an athletic and international stage by announcing that all athletes in the 2014 OCR World Championships will be asked to adhere to the 2014 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code. More specifically, all competitors in the 2014 OCRWC will be subject to testing for performance enhancing drugs and prohibited substances.
On-site sample collection will be conducted at the event by the National Center for Drug Free Sport, Inc. (Drug Free Sport™), a premier provider of drug testing services who provides testing for organizations such as USA Track & Field, the National Football League, and Major League Baseball, as well as another independent third party. Samples collected will be tested at a WADA accredited lab and athletes found in violation will be subject to penalties such as disqualification, forfeiture of prizes, and banishment from future competition. Further details regarding testing protocols and policies (as well as educational resources) will be made available to athletes in the coming weeks.
We believe this to be an important step in bringing OCR to the forefront of the sporting world and will help add legitimacy to our sport’s champions and competitions. We sincerely hope you’ll embrace this news as a critical step in the evolution of a sport we all love.
Doing things the right way…
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