CrossFit unequivocally condemns the Russian military’s actions in Ukraine, and our hearts go out to the innocent people whose lives and safety have been put at risk. We will separate our events and our sport from the national actors involved, but we will continue to support our independent affiliate owners, coaches, and athletes within our global CrossFit community.
The CrossFit Open is a global test of fitness run by thousands of small and independent gyms worldwide, with nearly 300,000 athletes already taking part in the competition. We will not recognize the governments of Russia or Belarus throughout the season, and we will remove Russian and Belarusian flags and names from the profiles of individual and team competitors. CrossFit will also cease licensing or producing competitions in the aforementioned countries until further notice.