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Granite Games and CanWest CrossFit Championship Postponed, Totalling 14 Postponements

No Sanctionals will take place until the end of June.

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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Right now the world is in the midst of a global crisis, the full scope of which, is still evolving rapidly. ⁠ ⁠ 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. ⁠ ⁠ We are continuing to work with local authorities to determine exactly when it will be safe to host the event. We are committed to being honest and communicative with any details surrounding the event, and will provide them as they become known. ⁠ ⁠ Once a new date has been determined, athlete registration will automatically carry-over. Athletes unable to attend the new date will have the option to find a replacement. ⁠ ⁠ Athletes, volunteers, and event personnel; you will receive an email containing all details regarding the matter, as well as any future updates. 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.

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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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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. We’ve made this decision, while keeping our community’s safety as our top priority. To our athletes, spectators, staff and partners, we appreciate your support and patience as we navigate these turbulent times and seek a plausible date to host this community gathering & competition nearly a decade in the making. We will be transparent and communicate as often as we have updates and will keep you fully informed of any future decisions. More information about the IOQ2 will be shared soon. To our Granite Games family, thank you, and stay safe. #community #granitegames #earnednotgiven

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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 GamesMarch 13 – 15, 2020 POSTPONEDMontreal, Canada
West Coast CrossFit ClassicMarch 20 – 22, 2020 POSTPONEDDel Mar, California, U.S.
CrossFit German ThrowdownMarch 28 – 29, 2020 POSTPONED July 18-19Berlin, Germany
Reykjavík CrossFit ChampionshipApril 3-5, 2020 POSTPONEDReykjavík, Iceland
ELFIT CrossFit ChampionshipApril 8 -11, 2020 POSTPONEDHurghada, Egypt
Mid-Atlantic CrossFit ChallengeApril 17 – 19, 2020 POSTPONED June 26-28Washington, D.C., U.S.
CrossFit Italian ShowdownApril 24 – 26, 2020 POSTPONEDRiccione, Italy 
Asia CrossFit ChampionshipMay 8 – 10, 2020 POSTPONED July 3-5Shanghai, China
The Rogue InvitationalMay 15 – 17, 2020 POSTPONED online June 13-14Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Down Under CrossFit ChampionshipMay 22 – 24, 2020 POSTPONED July 3-5Wollongong, Australia
Madrid CrossFit ChampionshipMay 22 – 24, 2020 POSTPONEDMadrid, Spain
CrossFit Lowlands ThrowdownMay 29 – 31, 2020 POSTPONEDApeldoorn, Netherlands
CanWest CrossFit ChampionshipJune 5 – 7, 2020 POSTPONEDVancouver, B.C., Canada
The Granite GamesJune 12 – 14, 2020 POSTPONEDU.S.
Asbury Park Summer GamesJune 20 – 21, 2020Asbury Park, New Jersey, U.S.
CrossFit French ThrowdownJune 26 – 28, 2020Paris, France
Mayan CrossFit ChampionshipJuly 3 – 5, 2020Riviera 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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The #CrossFitGames begin on Wednesday, July 29, and conclude on Sunday, Aug. 2. The event welcomes national champions and top athletes from over 127 countries to compete for the title of Fittest on Earth. It will be streamed live and available via a variety of media outlets worldwide. 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. The CrossFit Games are a unique community event. What began on a small ranch in California has evolved into an internationally renowned competition and festival with commensurate attention paid to athlete and spectator safety. 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. During that time, #CrossFit has produced over 150 global competitions, each with unique challenges. 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. CrossFit, along with our hosts, looks forward to welcoming you to the best edition of the CrossFit Games to date. #SeeyouinMadison.

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