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Opinion | CrossFit: does new online Games format and in-person finals give some athletes an advantage over others?

Analysis points to CrossFit Open results and online Rogue Invitational as bellwethers, with usual suspects for both men and women expected to make it through to the final five in California.

19 Aug 2020 - 10:45PM

Analysis points to CrossFit Open results and online Rogue Invitational as bellwethers, with usual suspects for both men and women expected to make it through to the final five in California.

CrossFit: does new online Games format and in-person finals give some athletes an advantage over others?
Opinion | CrossFit: Rogue Invitational kicks off this weekend with star power amid uncertain future for sport

Controversies aside, the Rogue Invitational, an online competition streamed on YouTube, features a who’s who of CrossFit stars and will be the first competition in the Dave Castro era.

12 Jun 2020 - 9:50AM

Controversies aside, the Rogue Invitational, an online competition streamed on YouTube, features a who’s who of CrossFit stars and will be the first competition in the Dave Castro era.

CrossFit: Rogue Invitational kicks off this weekend with star power amid uncertain future for sport
Opinion | Is Rich Froning a better team athlete than individual? Sporting icon readies competition in lieu of CrossFit Games

Froning, crowned CrossFit’s ‘Fittest man on the planet’, as the sport calls each Games winner, has now etched out a substantial team career.

29 May 2020 - 3:49PM

Froning, crowned CrossFit’s ‘Fittest man on the planet’, as the sport calls each Games winner, has now etched out a substantial team career.

Is Rich Froning a better team athlete than individual? Sporting icon readies competition in lieu of CrossFit Games
Opinion | CrossFit Games 2020: field cut drastically to 30, no team division and national champions left home

CrossFit’s explosive statement has sent shock waves throughout the sport, as we will see a drastically reduced field this August in California.

11 May 2020 - 1:56PM

CrossFit’s explosive statement has sent shock waves throughout the sport, as we will see a drastically reduced field this August in California.

CrossFit Games 2020: field cut drastically to 30, no team division and national champions left home
Opinion | CrossFit Games 2020: without live competitions during Covid-19, what is next for the sport?

Rogue Invitational has been a bellwether for how 2020 CrossFit Games season has unfolded during coronavirus pandemic – so what’s next for the sport?

17 Apr 2020 - 9:48AM

Rogue Invitational has been a bellwether for how 2020 CrossFit Games season has unfolded during coronavirus pandemic – so what’s next for the sport?

CrossFit Games 2020: without live competitions during Covid-19, what is next for the sport?
Opinion | CrossFit Games: Rich Froning’s Mayhem Freedom look to continue dynasty reign into new decade

The CrossFit icon has switched seamlessly from the individual competitions to teams, showcasing his talent as both an athlete and manager

12 Mar 2020 - 8:22AM

The CrossFit icon has switched seamlessly from the individual competitions to teams, showcasing his talent as both an athlete and manager

CrossFit Games: Rich Froning’s Mayhem Freedom look to continue dynasty reign into new decade
Tia-Clair Toomey vs Sara Sigmundsdottir has fans salivating for Wodapalooza this weekend

The Australian and Icelandic dynamos are surely going to give fans a glimpse of what to expect at the 2020 CrossFit Games

18 Feb 2020 - 10:17PM

The Australian and Icelandic dynamos are surely going to give fans a glimpse of what to expect at the 2020 CrossFit Games

Tia-Clair Toomey vs Sara Sigmundsdottir has fans salivating for Wodapalooza this weekend
Opinion | 2020 CrossFit Games: four athletes who finally qualified for the first time

Close calls and near misses have kept these four out, but now they are finally ready to hit the big stage

16 Jan 2020 - 4:29PM

Close calls and near misses have kept these four out, but now they are finally ready to hit the big stage

2020 CrossFit Games: four athletes who finally qualified for the first time
Dubai CrossFit Championship: Can Sigmundsdottir and Briggs hold off Davidsdottir, or will Greene and Frey upset the order?

The four top women from last year’s competition are back to fight for first place, but the two-time Fittest on Earth is added to the hotly contested Sanctional

11 Dec 2019 - 2:47PM

The four top women from last year’s competition are back to fight for first place, but the two-time Fittest on Earth is added to the hotly contested Sanctional

Dubai CrossFit Championship: Can Sigmundsdottir and Briggs hold off Davidsdottir, or will Greene and Frey upset the order?
Opinion | Who is going to win the Dubai CrossFit Championship?

A deep, talented field will take to the United Arab Emirates next week in one of the sport’s marquee Sanctionals

4 Dec 2019 - 9:00AM

A deep, talented field will take to the United Arab Emirates next week in one of the sport’s marquee Sanctionals

Who is going to win the Dubai CrossFit Championship?
Opinion | Can CrossFit sustain such a heavy Sanctionals calendar this season?

The Filthy 150 kicks off this weekend in Ireland as competitors look to book tickets to the 2020 CrossFit Games

19 Nov 2019 - 3:36PM

The Filthy 150 kicks off this weekend in Ireland as competitors look to book tickets to the 2020 CrossFit Games

Can CrossFit sustain such a heavy Sanctionals calendar this season?
Opinion | CrossFit 20.5 preview and predictions: Vellner and Thorisdottir square off in Boston for final workout

Canadian Patrick Vellner will take on Iceland’s Annie Thorisdottir as the CrossFit Open winds down.

6 Nov 2019 - 3:38PM

Canadian Patrick Vellner will take on Iceland’s Annie Thorisdottir as the CrossFit Open winds down.

CrossFit 20.5 preview and predictions: Vellner and Thorisdottir square off in Boston for final workout
Opinion | CrossFit Open 20.2: workout and Khan Porter vs Matt McLeod live Australian showdown predictions

What can we expect from the second workout and will Khan Porter hold off newcomer Matt McLeod?

17 Oct 2019 - 8:41PM

What can we expect from the second workout and will Khan Porter hold off newcomer Matt McLeod?

CrossFit Open 20.2: workout and Khan Porter vs Matt McLeod live Australian showdown predictions
Opinion | 2020 CrossFit Open: what to expect from the new fall schedule which starts October 10

With workout 20.1 now just days away, the new season is upon us with another round of changes across the board

1 Oct 2019 - 3:10PM

With workout 20.1 now just days away, the new season is upon us with another round of changes across the board

2020 CrossFit Open: what to expect from the new fall schedule which starts October 10
Opinion | CrossFit Games 2019: four rookies who could steal the show in Madison, Wisconsin

At least one rookie has stood on the podium in the past five years – here’s two women and two men who can continue the streak

30 Jul 2019 - 2:43PM

At least one rookie has stood on the podium in the past five years – here’s two women and two men who can continue the streak

CrossFit Games 2019: four rookies who could steal the show in Madison, Wisconsin
What’s the deal with cuts and scoring for the 2019 CrossFit Games?

Rule changes for the Games are most definitely going to make for an exciting competition in Madison, Wisconsin

28 Jul 2019 - 10:31AM

Rule changes for the Games are most definitely going to make for an exciting competition in Madison, Wisconsin

What’s the deal with cuts and scoring for the 2019 CrossFit Games?
Are the CrossFit Games primed for an upset on the men’s podium? Could Americans Noah Ohlsen, Cole Sager or Scott Panchik win?

With a wildly new qualification process thrown into the mix, will this translate into mayhem on the leaderboard?

15 Jul 2019 - 4:40PM

With a wildly new qualification process thrown into the mix, will this translate into mayhem on the leaderboard?

Are the CrossFit Games primed for an upset on the men’s podium? Could Americans Noah Ohlsen, Cole Sager or Scott Panchik win?
Opinion | Lynne Knapman and William Powell: 59-year-old masters athletes prove age is just a number at the CrossFit Games

An Australian grandmother and an American personal trainer have shown competing at the Games is not just for the young, but the young at heart too.

8 Jul 2019 - 4:50PM

An Australian grandmother and an American personal trainer have shown competing at the Games is not just for the young, but the young at heart too.

Lynne Knapman and William Powell: 59-year-old masters athletes prove age is just a number at the CrossFit Games
Opinion | CrossFit Games: is this finally Sara Sigmundsdottir’s year? Icelandic star looks to bounce back from injury and cap impressive season

The 26-year-old, who has two podium finishes under her belt, finished 34th last year after having to withdraw due to an injury

2 Jul 2019 - 1:14PM

The 26-year-old, who has two podium finishes under her belt, finished 34th last year after having to withdraw due to an injury

CrossFit Games: is this finally Sara Sigmundsdottir’s year? Icelandic star looks to bounce back from injury and cap impressive season