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Granite Games and CanWest CrossFit Championship Postponed, Totalling 14 Postponements

The CanWest CrossFit Championship and the Granite Games are the latest Sanctionals to postpone their events due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Scheduled for June 5-7 and 12-14 respectively, both Sanctionals have announced they’ll postpone the competitions to a later date to keep volunteers, athletes and the community safe.

“Right now the world is in the midst of a global crisis, the full scope of which, is still evolving rapidly,” CanWest posted on Instagram.

“Given the recent developments with the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions currently in place, and with the health and safety of our volunteers, athletes and community in mind, we have decided to postpone the CanWest Championship until further notice.”

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“In light of the current global situation, we’ve made the decision to postpone the 2020 Granite Games to a later date, to be determined,” the Granite Games announced. “We’ve made this decision, while keeping our community’s safety as our top priority.”

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The announcements make for 14 Sanctionals postponed this season. Next up in the Sanctionals calendar are the Asbury Park Summer Games, scheduled for June 20-21. The Sanctional is planned for be followed by the French Throwdown and the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge (new date) the week after.

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CURRENT CROSSFIT SANCTIONALS CALENDAR

CrossFit Atlas Games March 13 – 15, 2020 POSTPONED Montreal, Canada
West Coast CrossFit Classic March 20 – 22, 2020 POSTPONED Del Mar, California, U.S.
CrossFit German Throwdown March 28 – 29, 2020 POSTPONED July 18-19 Berlin, Germany
Reykjavík CrossFit Championship April 3-5, 2020 POSTPONED Reykjavík, Iceland
ELFIT CrossFit Championship April 8 -11, 2020 POSTPONED Hurghada, Egypt
Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge April 17 – 19, 2020 POSTPONED June 26-28 Washington, D.C., U.S.
CrossFit Italian Showdown April 24 – 26, 2020 POSTPONED Riccione, Italy  
Asia CrossFit Championship May 8 – 10, 2020 POSTPONED July 3-5 Shanghai, China
The Rogue Invitational May 15 – 17, 2020 POSTPONED online June 13-14 Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Down Under CrossFit Championship May 22 – 24, 2020 POSTPONED July 3-5 Wollongong, Australia
Madrid CrossFit Championship May 22 – 24, 2020 POSTPONED Madrid, Spain
CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown May 29 – 31, 2020 POSTPONED Apeldoorn, Netherlands
CanWest CrossFit Championship June 5 – 7, 2020 POSTPONED Vancouver, B.C., Canada
The Granite Games June 12 – 14, 2020 POSTPONED U.S.
Asbury Park Summer Games June 20 – 21, 2020 Asbury Park, New Jersey, U.S.
CrossFit French Throwdown June 26 – 28, 2020 Paris, France
Mayan CrossFit Championship July 3 – 5, 2020 Riviera Maya, Mexico

The CanWest Championship is working with local authorities to determine when it will be safe to host the event.

“As heartbreaking as it is to make this announcement, we know deep down it’s truly in the best interest of everyone involved to postpone,” the team wrote on Instagram.

POSTPONED SANCTIONALS AND THE CROSSFIT GAMES

CrossFit made its latest statement about the CrossFit Games on March 12, announcing they were panning on going ahead.

“CrossFit will continue to monitor circumstances globally in the coming months and coordinate with Madison, Wisconsin, our host community, to communicate information regarding our event,” CrossFit wrote on Instagram. “ If circumstances require it, the CrossFit Games have existing medical and emergency action plans that have been developed and continuously updated over the previous 13 seasons.”

“At this time, with the CrossFit Games more than four months away, event planning procedures include patient observation of the coronavirus (COVID-19). If circumstances closer to the event require action, our teams will coordinate with local authorities and share relevant event information as appropriate.”

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