Dates confirmed for the 2020 CrossFit Games

The latest announcement on the CrossFit Games website has the following information:

The live-streamed online competition will begin on Friday, September 18, and last 2-3 days, while the televised in-person finals will be held in Northern California the week of October 19-25.

https://games.crossfit.com/announcement/12035/games

The online format was announced a couple days before. Essentially it is an online event with the top 30 female and male invitees to the Games and the top 5 of that online event are then invited to an in-person event in Northern California. This sounds a lot like the Rogue Invitational online event format with an actual in-person competition at the end. There will also be a judge from the CrossFit seminar staff at each place of each competitor during the online events.

What do you think? Is this a good or a bad change? Are you looking forward to the events?

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CrossFit Games 2020 postponed

The official twitter account confirmed that the CrossFit Games 2020 are postponed to 17th Aug. 2020:

Interesting point here is the last part: More information will be released next week. What does this mean? More information about the games? About the exact circumstances resulting in the delay?

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More athletes withdrawing from 2020 CrossFit Games

After the initial reaction of Chandler Smith and Noah Ohlsen there are now more athletes withdrawing from the 2020 CrossFit Games including:

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Updates about CrossFit Games 2020 invitees

Recently there were a couple of updates about the 2020 CrossFit Games via the official instagram account. Here is a summary of the latest announcements:

  • The top 20 men and 20 women of the Open worldwide will receive invites to Aromas
  • The ten Sanctionals that were able to host in-person competitions this season will be invited to send their champions to this year’s CrossFit Games. […] If a Sanctionals champion has already qualified through the Open, the invite passes to the next athlete.
  • There will not be a team competition at the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games.
  • In light of current constraints, it will not be possible to host the previously invited 239 national champions in Aromas. The national champion race will reset in 2021.

Do you think these are necessary changes? Do you like it?

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On April 16, we announced that we are reviewing all options to host the CrossFit Games in Aromas while monitoring events globally. That effort is ongoing. Due to current limitations on social gatherings, and professional sport in particular, the field of athletes in attendance will be reduced. The Open Since the inception of the CrossFit Open, the top 20 athletes on the Open leaderboard have always included the future CrossFit Games champion among their ranks, and the Open winner has gone on to become the Games winner eight times. The top 20 men and 20 women worldwide will receive invites to Aromas. If an athlete declines their invite, the invite passes to the next athlete. Sanctionals The ten Sanctionals that were able to host in-person competitions this season will be invited to send their champions to this year’s CrossFit Games. Sanctionals invites are affected by placement in the Open. If a Sanctionals champion has already qualified through the Open, the invite passes to the next athlete. This process will hold true for this reduced field. For this reason, some invites that were extended before the government lockdowns may pass back to the original invitee. Beginning today, all previously invited individuals will be contacted with an update on the status of their invite. There will not be a team competition at the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games. National Champions Last year, CrossFit Headquarters expanded the field of athletes in attendance at the Games to include the fittest athlete in every eligible country. In light of current constraints, it will not be possible to host the previously invited 239 national champions in Aromas. The national champion race will reset in 2021 with invites extended to champions who earn top placement in the upcoming CrossFit Open. 2021 Season The changes above have been made in consideration of the current challenges globally. The CrossFit Games will reset for the 2021 season with the intent of returning to crowning national champions and including teams, age group athletes, and a deep field of individuals competing for the title of Fittest on Earth in Madison, Wisconsin. #CrossFitGames @crossfitranch

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Age Group competition cancelled for 2020

The official CrossFit Games instagram account announced that the Age Group competition as part of the CrossFit Games is cancelled for the year 2020 and will resume next year.

This year, there will not be an in-person competition to crown the fittest in the CrossFit Games Age Groups. Prize money will not be issued. The age group competition will resume when the season resets in 2021.

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The conclusion of the 2020 Age Group Online Qualifier marks the end of the 2020 season for age group athletes. Below is a brief recap. The Qualifier The 2020 Age Group Online Qualifier (AGOQ) took place March 12-16. During that time, lockdowns and restrictions began to interfere with some athletes' ability to participate in the event. At that time, the plan was to run the Games as scheduled. There was an option to delay the competition. Ultimately, the decision was made to proceed with the competition in the interest of hosting age group athletes at the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison. Following the conclusion of the AGOQ, a review was conducted comparing how many athletes submitted workouts for all events in 2019 versus 2020. The comparison is available on the Games site. Link in bio. While there was a slight decrease in score submissions this year, the emerging global situation made it clear that extending the score submission window or delaying the competition would not improve athletes’ ability to participate. Penalties The video review process for validating and assessing score submissions concluded yesterday, April 29. Details for each penalty assessed are available through the article in bio. With these penalties applied, scores and rankings have now been adjusted, and the Online Qualifier Leaderboard is complete. Congratulations to all participating athletes on your placements. Season Ends On April 16, it was announced that the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games would not be held in Madison, and all options were being evaluated for a change in format in light of the current constraints. This year, there will not be an in-person competition to crown the fittest in the CrossFit Games Age Groups. Prize money will not be issued. The age group competition will resume when the season resets in 2021. — #CrossFitGames #CrossFit #CrossFitMasters #CrossFitTeens #Fitness Images captured by @melkzdeck

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CrossFit Games going back to Ranch in Aromas

There is an update about this years CrossFit Games and it looks like the 2020 season will see an event, but it will be radically different then what we saw last year. There is an announcement on the official homepage:

We remain fully committed to planning a live competition with live media coverage. At this point, we are concentrating on a competition in Aromas, the original home of the CrossFit Games. […] The Games will not be a public event. Due to sweeping decisions to ban large festivals and sporting events for the foreseeable future, we are suspending the on-site spectator experience for this year.

https://games.crossfit.com/announcement/11960/open

The official instagram account @crossfitgames also has a post about the CrossFit Games going back to the place it all started: the Ranch in Aromas.

Tommy Marquez and Sean Woodland also speculate about the event format in episode 67 of the Talking Elite Podcast. Head over to your favorite podcast client and listen to the options coming from two people with lots of experience with live events and how CrossFit HQ operates.

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CrossFit Games 2020 Age Group Online Qualifier workouts announced

The CrossFit Games website has announced the Age Group Online Qualifier workouts of the 2020 season.

Event 5 looks interesting, there is no time cap for a 1-rep max attempt and no limit to the number of attempts. The submission videos will get lengthy on this one.

Event 1

Complete as many rounds as possible in 6 minutes of:
8 thrusters, 115 lb. 
50 double-unders

Link to workout description PDF

https://games.crossfit.com/workouts/onlinequalifiers/2020/1

Event 2

For time:
15 chest-to-bar pull-ups
10 overhead squats, 95 lb.
15 chest-to-bar pull-ups
10 overhead squats, 135 lb.
15 chest-to-bar pull-ups
10 overhead squats, 185 lb.
15 chest-to-bar pull-ups
10 overhead squats, 225 lb.

Time cap: 15 minutes

Link to workout description PDF

https://games.crossfit.com/workouts/onlinequalifiers/2020/2

Event 3

For time:
100 alternating dumbbell snatches
50-cal. row
100 bar-facing burpees

Time cap: 20 minutes

Link to workout description PDF

https://games.crossfit.com/workouts/onlinequalifiers/2020/3

Event 4

3 rounds for time of:
9 bar muscle-ups
18 toes-to-bars

Time cap: 12 minutes

Link to workout description PDF

https://games.crossfit.com/workouts/onlinequalifiers/2020/4

Event 5

1-rep-max clean and jerk

No time cap

Link to workout description PDF

https://games.crossfit.com/workouts/onlinequalifiers/2020/5

Event 6

2 rounds for time of:
10 deadlifts, 315 lb.
20 deficit handstand push-ups, 4.5-inch deficit
30 front squats, 95 lb.

Time cap: 20 minutes

Link to workout description PDF

https://games.crossfit.com/workouts/onlinequalifiers/2020/6

CrossFit Games Instagram is back alive

Today the once active, then deleted, then active again instagram account of the CrossFit Games is back again.

The post has over 7k likes after 10 and the account is back up at 44k followers. Those numbers are pretty low compared to their previous numbers, but at least we get some updates again.

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Lefteris Theofanidis in breach of CrossFit Drug Testing Policy

On January 29th CrossFit HQ posted a new article on another case of violation of their drug policy:

Lefteris Theofandis, third-ranked individual in the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games Open, tested positive for substances prohibited in CrossFit competition. The test was administered on Dec. 12, 2019, at the Dubai CrossFit Championship. Theofanidis is appealing these results.

https://games.crossfit.com/announcement/11905/sanctionals

Armen Hammer has a detailed video on the case:

Lefteris Theofandis posted a very short statement on his instagram account:

CrossFit Games 2020 season schedule

This year is the first year of the new CrossFit Games season structure in the right order. The season starts off with the Open in October, followed by about 30 sanctional events throughout the year and the Games in August of 2021.

We curate a twitter list with all official accounts for the events listed on this page. Head over to Twitter to subscribe.

Update If you want to know which events are cancelled due to COVID-19 head over to our updated post Sanctional events postponed due to corona virus.

The Open

Date: October 10th – November 7th

Sanctioned Events

2020 season

Event Date Location
Filthy 150November 22 – 24, 2019Dublin, IE
SouthFit CrossFit ChallengeDec 6 – 8, 2019Buenos Aires, AR
Dubai CrossFit ChampionshipDec 11 – 14, 2019Dubai, UAE
Pandaland CrossFit ChallengeDec 7 – 8, 2019Chengdu, China
CrossFit Mayhem ClassicJan 11 – 12, 2020Cookeville, US
Crossfit Strength In DepthJan 24 – 26, 2020London, GB
CrossFit Fittest in Cape TownpostponedCape Town, SA
Norwegian CrossFit ChampionshipFebruary 14 – 16, 2020Gol, NO
Wodapalooza CrossFit FestivalFebruary 20 – 23, 2020Miami, US
Australian CrossFit ChampionshipMar 5 – 8, 2020Queensland, AUS
Brazil CrossFit ChampionshipMar 6 – 8, 2020São Paulo, BR
CrossFit Atlas GamesMar 13 – 15, 2020Quebec, CA
Westcoast CrossFit ClassicMar 20 – 22, 2020Del Mar, US
CrossFit German ThrowdownMarch, 2020Mainz, DE
Reykjavik CrossFit ChampionshipApr 3 – 5, 2020Reykjavik, IC
ELFIT CrossFit ChampionshipApril, 2020Hurghada, EG
Mid-Atlantic CrossFit ChallengeApr 17 – 19, 2020Washington, D.C., US
CrossFit Italian ShowdownApr 24 – 26, 2020Riccione, IT
Asia CrossFit ChampionshipMay 08 – 10, 2020Shanghai, CN
Rogue InvitationalMay 15 – 17, 2020Columbus, US
Down Under CrossFit ChampionshipMay 22 – 24, 2020Wollongong, AU
Madrid CrossFit ChampionshipMay 22 – 24, 2020Madrid, ES
CrossFit Lowlands ThrowdownMay 29 – 31, 2020Apeldoorn, NL
CanWest CrossFit ChampionshipJun 5 – 7, 2020Vancouver, CA
Granite GamesJune 12 – 14, 2020Saint Cloud, US
Asbury Park Summer GamesJune 20-21, 2020Asbury Park, US
CrossFit French ThrowdownJune 26 – 28, 2020Yvelines, FR
Mayan CrossFit ClassicJuly 03 – 05, 2020Riviera Maya, MX
CrossFit GamesAugust, 2020Madison, US

This table will be updated with dates and links to all events. If you have an update which is not reflected here, please get in contact.

CrossFit Games

Date: August 1st – August 4th

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