“We remain fully committed to planning a live competition with live media coverage,” CrossFit published on Intagram.
The company will continue to monitor events globally and is also evaluating options for a virtual competition.
Regardless the format, the 2020 CrossFit Games won’t 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,” CrossFit said.
Refunds for fans and vendors will be issued.
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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. We are also evaluating options for virtual competition. We will continue to monitor events globally and will have more details for athletes and fans in the coming months. 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. For fans who have purchased tickets, camping, or hospitality packages, Ticketmaster, who holds these payments until after any physical event, will be issuing full refunds. CrossFit will be issuing full refunds to exhibitors. – Games.CrossFit.com | @CrossFitRanch #CrossFit #CrossFitGames #Fitness #FittestonEarth
Earlier this week, CrossFit Games tweeted the “Fittest on Earth will be crowned” and that the company was exploring all options for hosting the Games.
The decision carries with it major implications and many questions remain to be answered.
We’ll continue to monitor decisions and provide you with the latest information.