The Ministry of Sports in Russia has approved an official resolution, which provides for “the modification of the national register of sports and sport disciplines”. A specific paragraph includes in this amendment the obstacle course racing as a specialty.
This event makes Russia the first nation to take the first step towards the recognition of OCR as a sport. The implementation of this resolution will take place on October 28 (in a week, from the moment of writing).
Here is the first page of the document that provides for the recognition of OCR as a sporting discipline in Russia
In Russia the enthusiasm among the experts is high, especially after the news that the world federal OCR will be in 2020 in their Nation, in the area of Sochi (no .. do not believe that it will be near the sea! .. but this is a another story we will tell later).