What a shame we're seeing more and more CrossFit athletes in breach of the CrossFit drug testing policy. Thank you to CrossFit Inc. for expanding it's efforts and methods of testing each year. We hope that each year athletes learn from this and treat this very seriously and choose not to breach CrossFit’s Drug Testing Policy. You can learn more here. Four times CrossFit Games Veteran Emily Abbott was one of the most well known athletes to fail the drug test, testing positive for ibutamoren, an anabolic agent. Despite Emily's detailed explanation and supporting evidence, the CrossFit Games imposed the maximum possible sanction, and suspended her from June 22nd, 2018 until June 21st, 2022, without granting her a hearing. Here is a statement from Emily Abbott: “I am beyond disappointed and frustrated that the organization I have dedicated so much of my life to has basically ignored my explanation for my inadvertent exposure to ibutamoren. I have proudly represented … [Read more...] about 2018 CrossFit Games – Athletes Disqualified for Breach of Drug Testing Policy
Crossfit Games 2018
Watch the CrossFit Games 2018 live! Below is an article about how the competition works with links to all individual and team events on Day One of the Games, and links to all nine 2018 CrossFit Regional Events. The CrossFit Games is the final of three events in the CrossFit Games season, and the most elite competition in the sport of CrossFit. Here's a breakdown of how the event comes together. CrossFit Open The competition starts with the CrossFit Open. The Open is an event which anyone in the world can participate in. The cost is $20 per participant. Each participant makes a video recording of them completing each workout and submits their scores each week. There is a single workout each week and participants get to try the workout as many times as they want in the week long period to get the best score possible. It's a cool event because of its democracy. Each participant enters their results into a public database on the CrossFit website. Therefore each participant can see how … [Read more...] about 2018 CrossFit Games Live – Who will be the Fittest on Earth?