Equality and safety are of paramount importance to the federations and FISO does not tolerate hate speech or actions. Behaviour counter to principles of sport will result in sanctions/exclusion/disqualification of individuals and or organisations.

The purpose of transgender guidelines is to encourage inclusivity and fairness for all athletes, non-binary or not. The policies of World Obstacle regarding transgender athletes follow the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recommendations and are under advice of the World Obstacle Diversity Committee. The IOC Framework on Fairness, Inclusion and Non-discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sex variations published on 16 November 2021 provides a guideline for event producers and national federations.


1997 – current: Survivor (50 countries)

2014 – current: Broken Skull Challenge, Amazon, CMT

2015 – 2018: Ultimate Beastmaster, Netflix

2015 – current: Spartan Race Championship Series, NBC, Facebook

2015 – current: BattleFrog College Championship, ESPN

2016 – current: Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge, NBC2017 – current: Toughest Mudder and Worlds Toughest Mudder

2018 – current: Titan Games, Million Dollar Mile, CBS, Tough Mudder X (TMx), CBS

Other TV shows: Viking, Show Jumping, Double Dare, Total Drama Island, GUTS, Wipeout, Total Wipeout, The Krypton Factor, Bury, Splatalot, World’s Strongest Man


IOC Consensus - Sex Reassignment / Hyperandrogenism 2015 (pdf) Download FISO Diversity Policy Download IOC Framework on Fairness and Inclusion 2021 (pdf) Download
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