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CrossFit Announces 2024 Semifinals Locations

December 5, 2023 by
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Today, CrossFit announced some news we’ve all been anticipating: where and when exactly the 2024 CrossFit Games Semifinals will occur. The same seven regions will host the Semifinals, but unlike last year, CrossFit is partnering with event organizers for all regions, not just Asia, South America, Africa, and Oceania.

Remind me: Last month, CrossFit announced details regarding the 2024 Games season, including changes to the number of athletes qualifying for each competition stage. Read more on this now

  • At the time, CrossFit shared the top 40 individual men and women and top 30 teams from each region will be competing in person as a Semifinals event for a spot at the games. 
  • A major change from the previous year when the top 60 individual men and women from North America East, North America West, and Europe qualified for Semifinals competition. 
  • Age-group and adaptive athlete semifinal events will be held May 8-13. Below are the dates and locations for Semifinals for each region. 

Some details: Similar to last year, CrossFit will program the Semifinals and the tests will be consistent across all seven regions (Europe, Asia, Oceania, North America West, North America East, South America, and Africa.)

  • CrossFit uses a strength-of-field calculation to finalize the total number of qualifying positions for the Games. Each region has a minimum number of qualifying spots (see below) 

2024 Semifinal Schedule 

Week 1 (May 17-19, 2024)

  • Europe Semifinal by French Throwdown
    • Location: LDLC Arena, Décines-Charpieu, France
    • CrossFit Games Qualifying Spots: Five Individual (minimum), Eight Team 
  • Asia Semifinal by Far East Throwdown
    • Location: Bexco – Centum City, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea
    • CrossFit Games Qualifying Spots: Two Individual (minimum), One Team 

Week 2 (May 24-26, 2024)

  • Oceania Semifinal by Torian Pro
    • Location: Pat Rafter Arena, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    • CrossFit Games Qualifying Spots: Three Individual (minimum), Three Team 
  • North America West Semifinal by West Coast Classic
    • Location: Dignity Health Center, Carson, California, United States
    • CrossFit Games Qualifying Spots: Five Individual (minimum), Seven Team 

Week 3 (May 31- June 2, 2024)

  • North America East Semifinal by Syndicate Crown
    • Location: Knoxville Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States 
    • CrossFit Games Qualifying Spots: Five Individual (minimum), Eight Team
  • South America Semifinal by Copa Sur
    • Location: Arena Carioca 1, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
    • CrossFit Games Qualifying Spots: Two Individual (minimum), Two Team
  • Africa Semifinal by Renegade Games
    • Location: Emerald Resort and Casino, Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa
    • CrossFit Games Qualifying Spots: One Individual (minimum), One Team

Worth noting: Last year CrossFit announced the dates, locations, and details of this stage of the season on December 20, so we are receiving the announcement a bit earlier this year.

  • That said, we have not yet seen a rulebook for the 2024 CrossFit season, in previous years that has been released as early as November 15. 
  • Here are the dates CrossFit HQ has dropped the rulebook in recent history:
    • 2023 Season: Released November 15, 2022
    • 2022 Season: December 28, 2021
    • 2021 Season: January 7, 2021 
    • 2020 Season: August 28, 2019* 
    • 2019 Season: January 7, 2019
    • *The Open took place in October in 2020

The bottom line: With this announcement, another stage of the 2024 season gains some details. It is a curious detail that Crossfit is not operating the events in North America and Europe and is instead partnering with event organizers, given that it ran them last season.

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