“Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you’re willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.”- Lou Holtz
Athletes Speak Out Against Not Getting Paid for Jersey Sales
You’re at the CrossFit Games and you walk into the NOBULL store and see your favorite athlete’s name on a replica Games jersey. You purchase one and feel good about representing that athlete thinking you’re supporting them by putting a little extra money in their pocket — except that athlete doesn’t see a single dime from that jersey sale.
When an athlete signs up during CrossFit Open registration, they are required to sign a Publicity Release Waiver that gives up their intellectual property, image and likeness for CrossFit to monetize as they see fit, as stated in the CrossFit Games Competition Rulebook. It’s outlined for the 2022 season under Publicity Release “Nature and Scope of Publicity Release” and details every way imaginable CrossFit may want to use your name or likeness for its benefit.
With that, they license the name of CrossFit Games athletes, in this case to NOBULL, and sell jerseys with the athlete’s name. As the Games sponsor, NOBULL takes home 100 percent of the profits from both in-person and online sales according to athletes interviewed by Morning Chalk Up for this piece.
What They’re Saying
After speaking with several current Game athletes, managers and coaches, it’s apparent this lack of revenue is not sitting well with them.
R.A.D® Continues To Take Over The World (And Preserve It)
After launching in the U.S.A and Canada last week, the R.A.D® ONE goes on sale in the UK today at WIT.
But R.A.D aren’t just looking to sell shoes around the world, they’re looking to preserve it as well
Rally.Against.Destruction – R.A.D knows that we have to do more to maintain our natural world. That’s why they’re striving daily to make marginal gains across the company and provide the best product, at the best price – responsibly.
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CrossFit star Haley Adams shares her thoughts on the first major event of the season.
We spoke with Haley Adams, Fittest American Women and a top-5 finisher at each of the last two CrossFit Games, about her experience at 2022 Wodapalooza and what it was like to compete with an elite team for the first time. Adams’ MayFem squad took first place in 3 workouts at WZA, ranked in the top 4 in each of them, and ended the weekend second overall.
Haley Adams Talks Wodapalooza
What was training like leading up to WZA?
Training for me didn’t actually change at all for Wodapalooza. I’ve been on a pretty hard squat cycle and just doing whatever metcons Rich [Froning] does.
Were there any events that you weren’t expecting or moments you knew you had trained perfectly for?
I wasn’t expecting the worm to be so hard, it gave me a lot of respect for teams. I was very pleased with how I handled the pig and barbell complex event.
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