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CrossFit 2024: Four Key Changes to the Rulebook

Lisa Lorraine Taylor, BSc, CPT
Published by Lisa Lorraine Taylor, BSc, CPT | Staff Writer
Last updated: December 24, 2023
CrossFit 2024: Four Key Changes to the Rulebook You Need to Know
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The 2024 CrossFit training season is revving up, with the Open kicking off on Feb. 29, 2024. As athletes gear up for the challenge, the 2024 CrossFit Games Competition Rulebook has been released, revealing some noteworthy changes. Here are four key takeaways, as highlighted by Morning Chalk Up’s managing editor, Joe Genetin-Pilawa.

1. No Title Sponsor Listed: In the past, the Games’ title sponsor was prominently featured in the rulebook. This year, there’s no sign of a sponsor, hinting that an official title sponsor hasn’t been confirmed yet. Genetin-Pilawa notes that NOBULL’s contract with CrossFit ends in 2023.

2. Athlete Eligibility Rules Tweaked: Athletes who receive an exemption to compete outside their citizenship country must now reapply annually. CrossFit will still manage scoring, program tests, and determine invitations, but all seven Semifinal events will be organized by outside partners. Each Semifinal will feature 40 Individual men, 40 Individual women, and 30 Teams.

3. Video Submissions and Judging Rule Changes: The “major penalty” category for video submissions has been revised. Previously, a flat 15-percent score adjustment was applied, but in 2024, this can range from 15 to 40 percent, depending on the violation’s severity.

4. Introduction of Appendix D: With much of the Games season happening virtually, CrossFit has added ‘Virtual Competition Guidelines.’ These include setup considerations, video submission requirements and penalties, best practices, and a standard weight conversion table between pounds and kilograms. Genetin-Pilawa advises athletes to examine this closely.

Also Read: CrossFit 2024 Semifinals: Locations and Dates Revealed

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