August 22, 2019
Opening Ceremonies - Global Community, Global Competition

The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth. The 2019 season exemplified the global nature of this challenge and the community it represents more than any before, from the start of the worldwide Open to the final competition in Madison, Wisconsin.

The competition was celebrated across many languages and cultures, all united by a common bond. The 2019 CrossFit Open crowned hundreds of national champions, representatives of thousands of CrossFit affiliates and communities across the globe. These national champions continued on to the Games, which offered an inclusive opportunity for the worldwide CrossFit community to come together and enjoy a grassroots-turned-global phenomenon.

Five hundred athletes participated in the 2019 CrossFit Games, while hundreds of thousands watched from Madison and afar. The athletes represented 114 different countries around the world, stepping into the competition spotlight as local heroes and ambassadors. For one week, the CrossFit Games served as an international platform for a collision of cultures, ideas, celebration, fitness, and food. In a season marked by change and new beginnings, this year’s CrossFit Games gave center stage to the celebration of a vibrant global community.

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