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Rogue Invitational and Down Under Championship Latest Sanctionals to be Postponed

This brings the total number of postponed Sanctionals up to ten.

The Rogue Invitational announced it’ll be postponed “In the interest of allowing more time to collect and process all information concerning the COVID-19 outbreak” last night.

This is the latest Sanctional to postpone its competition , with the Down Under Championship making the decision two days ago and eight other Sanctionals postponing last week.

Only last week, the Rogue Invitational released a statement announcing they’d keep a close eye on the COVID-19 uncertainty, seeking guidance from the government and the medical community, but they planned to go ahead as scheduled.

The Sanctional, which offers one of the biggest prize purses outside the CrossFit Games, was scheduled to run the weekend of May 15-17 in Columbus, Ohio. The competition has been postponed to June 13-14.

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In the interest of allowing more time to collect and process all information concerning the COVID-19 outbreak, the decision has been reached to push back the scheduled date of the 2020 Rogue Invitational in Columbus, OH, from the weekend of May 16-17 to the weekend of June 13-14, 2020. We hope that this date change will give the athletes, spectators, vendors and the events team some much needed time to be able to focus on their own health and safety. We apologize for any inconvenience, and want all ticket holders to know that their tickets are and will be fully refundable at any time on or before June 7th. We plan to provide a complete update with any and all new information on April 15th. If you have already purchased a ticket, your original ticket is valid for the new dates. From everyone at Rogue, we thank you for your understanding and continued support for healthier, stronger living. Inquires for: Tickets: Volunteers: Athletes: All other inquiries:

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It seems like the second installation of the Rogue Invitational will happen throughout two days instead of three, as previously planned.

 “We apologize for any inconvenience, and want all ticket holders to know that their tickets are and will be fully refundable at any time on or before June 7th. We plan to provide a complete update with any and all new information on April 15th,” event organisers posted on Instagram.

Two days ago, the Down Under Championship also announced date changes for the competition. The Sanctional, which was scheduled for May 22-24 in Wollongong, will now take place on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of July.

“This Change has not been taken lightly and was made with the best intentions and interests of everyone involved,” the Sanctional posted on Instagram.

In a world where the situation is changing by the hour, this is what the Sanctionals calendar looks like at the time of writing:

  • CrossFit Atlas Games (March 13 – 15, 2020) – postponed
  • CrossFit West Coast Classic (March 20 – 22, 2020) – postponed
  • German Throwdown – (March 28 – 29, 2020) – postponed to July 18-19
  • Reykjavik CrossFit Championship (April 3-5, 2020) – postponed to June
  • ELFIT CrossFit Championship (April 8 -11, 2020) – postponed to June
  • Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge (April 17 – 19, 2020) – postponed to June 26-28
  • Italian Showdown (April 24 – 26, 2020) – postponed
  • Asia CrossFit Championship (May 8 – 10, 2020) – postponed to July 3-5
  • The Rogue Invitational (May 15 – 17, 2020) – postponed to June 13-14
  • Down Under CrossFit Championship (May 22 – 24, 2020) – postponed to July 3-5

The next scheduled Sanctional in the calendar is the Madrid CrossFit Championship, which announced four days ago it’d publish the next official update on April 3rd.

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En vista de la creciente preocupación mundial en torno al coronavirus, el equipo de Madrid CrossFit Championship ha trabajado arduamente para analizar todos los escenarios y posibles decisiones. Nos gustaría transmitiros que hemos visto y escuchado, que nos identificamos y solidarizamos con la situación, y que en última instancia, nos estamos tomando muy en serio la incertidumbre y la seguridad de todos. Por todo esto, somos muy cautelosos al tomar una decisión apresurada sobre una situación que ha ido evolucionando cada día, hora e incluso por minutos. Dicho esto, os anunciamos que proporcionaremos un comunicado oficial actualizando nuestra postura el próximo viernes 3 de abril. Con el propósito de tomar la decisión más acertada, que sea la mejor para el interés de nuestros atletas, voluntarios, socios y la comunidad en general, pedimos a todos que seáis pacientes mientras navegamos por esta situación tan delicada. Es nuestro compromiso para con todos, que esto se maneje de la manera más responsable, teniendo en cuenta los mejores intereses para la comunidad. – In light of the growing global concern surrounding the coronavirus, the Madrid CrossFit Championship team has been hard at work analyzing all possible scenarios and decisions. We would like everyone to know: we’ve heard them, we sympathize with them, and ultimately, we are taking very seriously everyone’s uncertainty and safety. However, we are cautious to make a hasty decision in a situation that has been evolving by the day, hour, and even minute. With that considered, we will provide a formal communication update on Friday, April 3rd. In the essence of making a sound decision that is in the best interest for our athletes, volunteers, partners, and the community at large, we ask that everybody is patient as we navigate this very delicate situation. It is our commitment to you that this will be handled in the most responsible way, with the community’s best interests in mind. #madcc

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The same decision was reached by the CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown, currently scheduled for May 28-31. Event organisers plan to reassess the situation and make a decision on May 1st.

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CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE The CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown 2020, which is planned from the 28th till the 31st of May 2020, will continue as planned for now. Our next decision milestone will be on the 1st of May 2020. At the moment it’s difficult to say what the situation will be in 2.5 months. Current measures taken by the government should prevent the virus from spreading. The safety of our athletes, visitors, staff , vendors and partners is our top priority, we are in close contact with the government , health agencies and CrossFit HQ. As soon as changes occur, we will communicate this through our social media channels and our website. For more information about the Corona Virus (COVID-19):

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The International Online Qualifier #2 (IOQ2), an online qualifier to four Sanctionals, has also been pushed back.

The qualifier, which applies to the Asbury Park Games, the Madrid CrossFit Championship, the Granite Games and the Mayan Classic, will now take place from April 6-15. The IOG2 was set to start on March 23.

The decision came after thousands of Boxes around the world were forced or decided to close their doors to stop the spread of the coronavirus. With athletes wishing to compete in the qualifier unable to access their Boxes, it’d have been almost impossible to complete the workouts as prescribed.