Reminder: Harassment Not Welcome
March 19, 2019
The 2019 season introduced a new element of competition within the Open, allowing National Champions to qualify for the CrossFit Games. Many countries will have representation at the Games for the first time.
For most of these athletes, the country they represent will coincide with where they currently live, work, and train on a daily basis. However, it is not a requirement (for state purposes or our competition) for citizens to be living in-country. As long as they can provide proof of citizenship, their country affiliation adheres to the rules of the competition.
In the heat of competition, or when there is disagreement with a new rule, there can be a tendency toward responding aggressively. We understand the passion for sport and we tolerate different opinions and perspectives. But there is no place for coercion—of any athlete or member of this community. Sportsmanship has been a pillar of the CrossFit Games, and threats and harassment are not welcome and may be grounds for penalty, suspension, disqualification, removal, disqualification from future events, or legal action.