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It is important to the CrossFit Games to protect athletes, staff, volunteers, and anyone else on site at our annual event. Safety protocols and procedures surrounding competition, along with emergency action plans that cover all personnel and fans, have been part of the CrossFit Games since 2013.
It is also important to us that we remain responsible citizens and minimize the impact we have on the communities we operate in and travel through. This includes minimizing the potential risk of transmitting infection as well as limiting the impact we have on local health-care resources. The CrossFit Medical Team plays an integral role in supporting the health- and safety-related protocols in place at the CrossFit Games.
The CrossFit Medical Team comprises an experienced group of medical professionals with a wide range of expertise. It operates in partnership with Drug Free Sport International, serving as both our COVID testing consultants and Drug Policy testing provider. Drug Free Sport International is also the official testing agency for the PGA, PBR, NBA, NFL, NASCAR, and many other professional sports currently hosting live events.
For more information on the Medical Team’s response to COVID-19, visit the COVID-19 tab on this page.
The CrossFit Medical Team includes experienced physicians, orthopedic surgeons, nurses, paramedics, and EMTs. It has been responsible for safeguarding athletes, staff, and fans since 2008.
Before all events, live rehearsals and training drills are formally conducted with members of the CrossFit Games team and staff to anticipate and plan for different scenarios. Additionally, the Medical Team is equipped with trauma and medical equipment and testing commonly available to professional teams.
Decontamination procedures are formally covered by our Medical Team. Such procedures include comprehensive standardized cleaning and disinfecting protocol to eliminate or minimize any exposure to blood, body fluids, or other potentially infectious material. These procedures have been in use by our team for many years and effectively mitigate contamination from most viruses, including COVID-19.
CrossFit’s Security Team is responsible for any unforeseen emergency planning and response management. This team is staffed by highly-trained law enforcement professionals, SWAT team members, and military personnel.
Emergencies that require security coordination due to site security, man-made hazard contingencies, structural or infrastructure failure, and natural events all fall within the purview of the Games team and are included in standard Games protocol. Security will support the Medical Team in safeguarding all fields of play and enforcing safety measures.
The CrossFit Games competition operates under the guidance and supervision of the CrossFit Medical Team and in cooperation with local health authorities. The Medical Team is composed of medical professionals and public health experts, and it is responsible for creating a safe environment for competition and a comprehensive, evidence-based safety protocol around COVID-19 to protect athletes, staff, and the community.
CrossFit Access Protocols
CrossFit has designed a set of heightened safety protocols — called the CrossFit Access Protocols (CAP) — to limit Games access to a small screened cohort of individuals, including athletes, primary support team members, judges, and key staff. Participation in all in-person events and activities related to the Games will be restricted to members of that screened group and no volunteers, spectators, media, or non-essential personnel will be allowed access.
Before being granted CAP clearance, all individuals will be required to share the results of two negative COVID-19 tests — one taken prior to travel and a second test taken on-site — and certify they are symptom-free. All individuals with CAP clearance must also follow strict safety guidelines at all times, including mandatory mask usage (with limited exceptions such as competition and eating), social distancing, and robust hygiene standards.
Once admitted into the tested cohort, individuals may not interact with anyone outside of the tested cohort. This includes a strict prohibition on any outside social interactions, self-driving, shopping, dining, and other activities with untested individuals.
Safety While On Site
All personnel on-site at the Games will be subject to a daily temperature check prior to entering the venue and must complete a daily self-assessment for potential symptoms. Additional on-site safety standards include mask requirements, social distancing, and robust hygiene requirements.
All fields of play will be secured and regularly decontaminated. Medical professionals will be on-site at all times and closely monitor all competition activities and facilities.
Additional protocols have been established to provide for the safe treatment and isolation of any COVID-19 positive, symptomatic, or exposed individuals, including medical care at local facilities, as needed.
How to Watch
Check out this article to learn how to watch the 2020 Games.
See the scoring table below to learn about the 2020 scoring system. Each event has a point value assigned to it, and at the end of Stage 1, the top five men and top five women with the most points will advance to Aromas, where their slates will be wiped clean before the start of the in-person competition.
Check out this article for more information on scoring and how athletes will be ranked on the overall leaderboard.
Visit the Press Page for ready-to-use press assets like photos and videos, noteworthy announcements, prize purse info, press releases, and more.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top performers. All cash prizes will be paid in U.S. dollars and are as follows:
First Place: $300,000
Second Place: $115,000
Third Place: $75,000
Fourth Place: $50,000
Fifth Through Eighth Place: $35,000, $30,000, $27,000 and $25,000, respectively.
Ninth Through 20th Place: $23,000, $21,000, $18,000, $16,000, $15,000, $14,000, $13,000, $12,000, $11,000, $10,000, $9,000 and $8,000, respectively.
Top Finish by Event:
First Place: $3,000
Second Place: $2,000
Third Place: $1,000