2023 Rulebook Review: Region Selection and the Two Appeal Rule

November 16, 2022 by
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The release of 2023 CrossFit Games Rulebook has the community buzzing with anticipation for the upcoming season. The abundance of information can be overwhelming if you try to take it all in at once. Today we’ll take a step back and dive into two major things you should know moving into this season – region selection and the new “Two Appeal Rule.” 

Region Selection - Planting Flags 

During the registration process for the 2023 season, athletes will provide information to establish their competitive region. Citizenship will be the primary requirement used to determine an athlete’s competitive region. This will be decided at the close of the first Open score submission on Feb. 20. Athletes will remain assigned to this region throughout the competition season.

  • Athletes do not need to be living in the country in which they claim citizenship. 
  • Athletes will still compete for the country where they hold citizenship, even if they live in a different country or are in the process of applying for new citizenship. 
  • Should an athlete qualify for Semifinals, they may only compete at the specific Semifinal competition designated by their region. 

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