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Old 08-02-2012, 12:57 AM   #11
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Re: Crossfit as an Olympic Sport

The idea of having CrossFit as something like a track meet for high schools and colleges was talked about on the forums. However, instead of a group of people coming up with events and standards on the fly it would go something like this:

Dozens of standardized WODs are developed that any participating school can support. WODs can be divided up into expected times (10sec to 1min, 2min to 5min, 10min to 20 min) and modes (strength, aerobic, gymnastics, s+a, s+g, a+g, s+a+g) to help with scheduling. Coaches going to the meet can decide a few weeks ahead of time by both choice and drawing what WODs to use for the meet.

If you can get this to work with high schools and colleges, then it's a safe bet that it can work in the Olympics. While the WODs that are possible are known, there's so many that anyone that tries to get better at all of them is just doing themselves a favor. Like they said above, while not knowing exactly what will be performed works well in high school and college, it's unlikely to fly with the olympic committee.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:32 PM   #12
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Re: Crossfit as an Olympic Sport

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Well for one there would have to be an international federation along the lines of FIBA or FIFA, and year-round drug testing even in non-Olympics years, and some kind of standardized way to qualify, and a standardized scoring system, and an international certification body for judges, and movement standards that could be enforced evenly across the board....the fact that each individual athlete is somewhat at the whim of a single judge makes CF competitions unlike any Olympic sport I can think of. And I'd also guess that the random nature of events would be a no-go from the perspective of the Olympics.

So I'm going to go with no as my answer on this. And there's nothing wrong with that, there are plenty of other competitions like World's Strongest Man and the X-Games that are doing fine without Olympic status.
It blows my mind that speed walking has all of these things.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:25 PM   #13
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Re: Crossfit as an Olympic Sport

Originally Posted by Bret Warner View Post
It blows my mind that speed walking has all of these things.
- Well said! How do they have walking races and not rugby 7's!!!!!!

Anyway, as far as Crossfit in the Olympics, probably never, but.....there is the DECATHALON!
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:32 PM   #14
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Re: Crossfit as an Olympic Sport

I agree that CF isn't likely to ever make it to the Olympic Games
But The Olympics has Table tennis (Ping Pong) ???
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:11 PM   #15
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Re: Crossfit as an Olympic Sport

Originally Posted by Pete Nadeau View Post
But The Olympics has Table tennis (Ping Pong) ???
Table tennis is much more popular on a global basis than you may realize.

And, as a sport (as opposed to recreational activity), it is very challenging, both mentally and physically.

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Old 08-11-2012, 03:58 PM   #16
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Re: Crossfit as an Olympic Sport

I dunno about you, but I find Ping-Pong pretty damn cool. Much more interesting than volleyball and water polo and the endurance running.

And watching people do the same thing over and over for rounds. At that point, you are basically watching for someone to **** up or just scream past everyone else.
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