A great number of Crossfit athletes are being popped for steroids. To those of us who follow sports we know about the prevalence of steroid use by professional athletes. Crossfit athletes using steroids isn’t surprising to us. In fact the surprising aspect is that failed drug tests are being publicized as much as they are.
The reason for this heightened transparency can be found in Crossfit’s Drug Testing Policy. Previously, Crossfit would decide whether or not to announce failed drug tests: “CrossFit, at its sole discretion, will publicly announce violations of the CrossFit Games Drug Testing policy once the appeals process is over and a final decision has been reached.”
Now in Section 10 – Reporting Results, Crossfit’s policy is to announce all failed drug tests: “CrossFit, LLC will announce all violations of the CrossFit Games Drug Testing Policy.”
Expect to see more Crossfit athletes failing drug test.