Davidsdottir Not Satisfied with CrossFit Change

June 11, 2020 by
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Without directly referring to newly installed CEO Dave Castro by name, two-time CrossFit Games champion Katrin Davidsdottir said “I am disappointed, to say the least, with the solution that was provided & I do not see change.” Davidsdottir is the first Games athlete to double-down on a call for more change at CrossFit HQ. 

Davidsdottir:

  • “Earlier this week I posted a very hopeful post, because that was what I was. I BELIEVED there was going to be change for the better. I believed we were on a path to rebuild our sport & community.”
  • “I am disappointed, to say the least, with the solution that was provided & I do not see change. This might have given the worldwide press a headline that they wanted, but fundamentally there was no change. Doesn’t Greg Glassman still own 100% of CrossFit?”
  • “I believe we need LEADERSHIP, to be led with integrity and morals. A sport driven by unity and inclusivity. To have core values in the right place.”
  • What we have right now is not a change I can stand by. I believe we can & should do better than this.”

What happened: On Tuesday, Greg Glassman stepped down as CEO of CrossFit, Inc. and was replaced by longtime CrossFit Games director Dave Castro. In the time since Glassman’s resignation and retirement, more details emerged about a Zoom call with affiliate owners where Glassman said “We’re not mourning for George Floyd, I don’t think me or any of my staff are.” 

  • Many in the community initially praised the move to install Castro at the helm, while others pointed out that Glassman still owns 100% of the company and technically remains in control. 

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