July 15, 2015
ESPN’s Coverage of the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games
Exclusive Television Schedule Includes More Live Hours than Ever
Team Events Televised for the First Time
ESPN3 Schedule Grows to 50 Live Hours July 21-26
ESPN will exclusively televise in the U.S. more live CrossFit Games action than ever across its networks when it presents the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games, from the Stub Hub Center in Carson Calif., live starting Friday, July 24, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Live coverage will continue throughout the weekend and conclude with the Individual Finals on Sunday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2. For the first time, ESPN networks will televise team events live, in addition to its coverage of individual events. Team competition will conclude live on Sunday, July 26, during the 3 p.m. window on ESPN2. All telecast windows will also be available via WatchESPN.
In addition to the live TV coverage, ESPN3 will present more live action than ever with at least 50 hours beginning with the Masters and newly added Teenager events on Tuesday, July 21–Thursday, July 23, with at least eight hours of coverage each day. ESPN3 continues with individual and team events on Wednesday, July 22, at 12 p.m. and concludes Sunday, July 26, at 12 p.m. Each of those days ESPN3 will have at least nine hours of the key events and workouts along with analysis, highlights and athlete interviews.
For fans outside the U.S., ESPN International will be delivering the events live and delayed on television and digital platforms throughout Latin America, Brazil, Caribbean and Pacific Rim. Fans outside the U.S. can also watch the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games on the CrossFit Games website, located at http://games.crossfit.com/, which will include extended coverage, features and information.
ESPN will air the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games highlight shows this Fall. Schedule details will be released at a later date. ESPN Inc. is in its fifth year of presenting the CrossFit Games.
2015 Reebok CrossFit Games schedule:
|Tues, July 21||12 p.m. – 8 p.m.||2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Masters and Teenagers||ESPN3||Live|
|Wed, July 22||12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. & 6 p.m. – 10:40 p.m.||2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual and Teams||ESPN3||Live|
|12 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.||2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Masters and Teenagers||ESPN3||Live|
|Thurs, July 23||12 p.m. – 8 p.m.||2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Masters and Teenagers||ESPN3||Live|
|Fri, July 24||12 p.m. – 11 p.m.||2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual and Teams||ESPN3||Live|
|7 p.m. – 10 p.m.||2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual and Teams||ESPN, WatchESPN||Live|
|Sat, July 25||10 a.m. – 12 p.m.||2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual and Teams||ESPN2, WatchESPN||Tape|
|12 p.m. – 3 p.m.||2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual and Teams||ESPN, WatchESPN||Tape|
|3 p.m. – 6 p.m.||2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual and Teams||ESPN, WatchESPN||Live|
|12 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.||2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual and Teams||ESPN3||Live|
|Sun, July 26||10 a.m. – 12 p.m.||2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual and Teams||ESPN2, WatchESPN||Tape|
|12 p.m. – 9 p.m.||2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual and Teams||ESPN3||Live|
|3 p.m. – 5 p.m.||2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Team Finals and Individual||ESPN2, WatchESPN||Live|
|7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.||2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual Finals||ESPN2, WatchESPN||Live|
*Schedule subject to change.
“We’re excited to offer fans more live coverage than ever before with our presentation of the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games across ESPN’s platforms, which will include for the first time, team events on ESPN and ESPN2,” said Todd Myers, director, programming & acquisitions, ESPN. “The CrossFit Games continue to grow in popularity and the competition to be crowned fittest on earth has never been fiercer.”
Steve Weiss, Corporate Development for CrossFit, Inc., said, “We are proud of our relationship with ESPN and the increased support for the CrossFit Games with expanded live coverage that will now also include team competition in addition to individuals. With more live coverage than ever, ESPN is set to showcase the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games as the ultimate proving grounds for the fittest athletes on Earth.”
The CrossFit Games are an annual fitness competition where male and female athletes compete to be named the Fittest on Earth. CrossFit Games competitors generally do not know the nature, duration, number, frequency or timing of the workouts they will be required to complete during the competition until shortly before each event begins. The constantly varied workouts are designed to test a competitor’s general physical preparedness, including strength, speed, agility and endurance, through a combination of Olympic lifts, gymnastics movements, agility courses, powerlifting, running and more.
The CrossFit Games are the final stage of a season-long competition that started with more than 272,000 competitors and designed to determine the world’s fittest male and female athletes through a wide variety of athletic challenges. The finalists previously had to advance through the online Open competition and Regional competitions to earn the right to compete at the Games. This year marks the ninth annual CrossFit Games and the fifth year in which Reebok is the title sponsor. Learn more about the CrossFit Games and CrossFit, Inc.
CrossFit Inc. is the developer and provider of the CrossFit® strength and conditioning program and a recognized worldwide leader in functional fitness. Founded by Greg Glassman and built on the foundations of constantly varied, high-intensity functional movements, education and collaborative competition, CrossFit-brand workouts develop strength and fitness while cultivating community and camaraderie in each of the more than 12,000 affiliated gyms in its global network. CrossFit Inc. is a leading accredited certificate issuer for physical-training professionals worldwide and offers specialty certificate programs in addition to its core curriculum. CrossFit Inc. publishes the CrossFit Journal, promotes physical fitness and cognitive health through the CrossFit Kids Foundation, and created and operates the CrossFit Games, an annual competition where elite athletes compete to be named the Fittest on Earth®. To learn more, visit crossfit.com, games.crossfit.com facebook.com/crossfit or youtube.com/CrossFitHQ CrossFit, Forging Elite Fitness, The Sport of Fitness and Fittest on Earth are registered trademarks or trademarks of CrossFit Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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