On July 19, 2018

Ignorance, inadvertence and injury: The CrossFit Games Ban on 14 Athletes

It has recently emerged that 14 athletes from the CrossFit Community have tested positive for banned substances, ranging from anabolic agents to stimulants – all for a variety of reasons. The governing body of the high-intensity sport has even banned some of their athletes up until 2022.

What is CrossFit

As a relatively young sport, CrossFit has taken the world by storm. Being created in 2000 by Greg Classman, individuals face constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity- Think weightlifting, running rowing and more.

Vigilance

We outlined why clean sport matters back in May, and feel that sporting bodies, organisations, coaches and athletes all face the opportunity to make the right choice with regards to upholding the integrity of clean sport.

14 bans on these individuals shows a lot of promise for this young sport, and we commend their progressive, vigilant stance – especially when it was only last year that the golfing industry amended their doping test protocols  – perhaps a few years too late.

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