World OCR announced the first Youth and University OCR World Championship to take place in conjunction with OCR Asia and Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation. The champion event is set to take place November 13, 2018, at SM MOA Arena, Pasay City (Manila), Philippines.

The championships will feature two divisions Youth for ages 13 – 28 years old and University for full-time university and college students age 17 – 28 years old. The event is open for athletes to register. Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation (POSF) is offering free accommodations for international athletes (non-Philippine residents) November 11 (check-in) – 15 (check out). The athletes will be hosted in 50 twin-share hotel rooms for the first 100 participants who register.

Lausanne, Switzerland: World OCR, the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO), announced today the Youth and University OCR World Championships will be hosted and produced by the Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation (POSF) with OCR Asia in Manila, Philippines.

Mr. Al Agra (PHI), General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Philippines Olympic Committee and president of OCR Asia and POSF announced that “POSF will provide free accommodations for international athletes (non-Philippine residents) November 11th through November 15th. 50 twin-share hotel rooms are being provided for the first 100 participants to register.

The University OCR World Championships are designed to meet the requirements of Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (International University Sports Federation, FISU) with a goal for OCR to be included in the Summer Universidade and World University Championships in due course” said World OCR President, Mr. Ian Adamson (AUS). “Likewise, the Youth OCR World Championships are being shaped to meet the requirements of the Youth Olympic Games.”

These events are organized by World OCR Asia, the continental confederation for Asia of World OCR, and Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation (POSF), the national sports association on obstacle sports recognized by the Philippine Sports Commission and Philippine Olympic Committee. POSF is a member of World OCR and World OCR Asia.

WOUC is in the process of meeting the requirements to be an official event of the International University Sports Federation, Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU). FISU aims “to promote sporting values and encourage top performances in international competitions in harmony with and complementary to the higher values of education.” Through World OCR, the WOYC is in the process of meeting the requirements to be an official event of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

WOYC and WOUC invite participation from younger individuals following the cliché in sports of “starting them young.” The earlier an individual is exposed to a particular sport or discipline, the greater the probability for them to achieve proficiency as well as appreciate the values and positive behaviors.

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