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How to Watch the 2017 CrossFit Games

by Thomas Patterson August 03, 2017

How to Watch the 2017 CrossFit Games

The 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games will take place Aug. 3-6, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

This year, the CrossFit Games will be easier to watch than ever. New season-long partnerships with Facebook and CBS Sports will mean that fans worldwide can watch the entire competition online for free, with additional televised coverage before, during and after the event. Additionally, the CBS Television Network will air a one-hour live look into the competition on Aug. 5, and a highlight show on Aug. 19, both at 1 p.m. ET.

“The CrossFit Games has gained two powerful and enthusiastic partners in CBS and Facebook,” said Justin Bergh, General Manager of the Games. “Our community has the respect and support of the largest social-media network in the world and the most watched television network in the world. Both understood how important it is that we craft a unique coverage plan that meets the needs of our global community. This begins with the Games in Madison, but they are both committed to raising the bar for fans, athletes and affiliates year-round."


Once the Games begin, fans can tune in to watch the entirety of the individual, team, masters and teen competitions live on the CrossFit Games website and on Facebook. In addition, CBS Sports Digital will stream up to 40 hours of live event coverage of teams and individuals on   CBSSports.com  and the   CBS Sports app for mobile and connected TV devices (OTT). OTT devices with the CBS Sports App include Roku, Apple TV (3rd gen. and 4th gen.), Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One and Windows 10. No authentication or sign-in is required to view this stream on any device.

CrossFit will use   Facebook update groups  to let people know when events are live, so be sure to join and set your notifications so you don't miss the best action. Known events and times will be scheduled in advance, and the Studio team will be breaking live announcements as they happen on site. For full schedule information, download the   CrossFit Games app or visit Games.CrossFit.com.

Please note the Games will take place in Central Standard Time.


New for 2017: Televised coverage will be moving to CBS and CBS Sports Network. The move will mean an unprecedented amount of coverage before, during and after the Games.

Starting Thursday, July 20, CBS Sports Network will air four original preview shows highlighting CrossFit Games history, contenders and past champions in the lead-up to the Games:

“Road to the Fittest: The History” – July 20, 2017, 8 p.m. ET

“Road to the Fittest: Men’s Contenders” – July 20, 2017, 8:30 p.m. ET

“Road to the Fittest: Women’s Contenders” – July 27, 2017, 8 p.m. ET

“Road to the Fittest: The Champions” – July 27, 2017, 8:30 p.m. ET

Once the Games are underway, fans can catch two hours of competition coverage on CBS Sports Network at the end of each day, Aug. 3-6, starting at 10 p.m. ET. And don’t miss the live coverage on Saturday on CBS Television at 1 p.m. ET  or digitally on   CBS All Access.

CBS Sports Network is widely available through all major cable, satellite and telco distributors. For distributors with national channel lineups please find CBS Sports Network as follows: DirecTV - 221, Dish Network - 158, Verizon FiOS - 94, AT&T U-Verse - 643. For all other providers, use the CBSSN  channel finder to find your channel or check your local listings. CBS Sports Network is also available with OTT providers Hulu and YouTube TV, with additional distributors launching soon!  CrossFit will also be added under "Watch" on the CBSSports.com homepage once coverage begins.  

After the Games, fans can get a fresh retrospective on CBS Sports Network. Six episodes will recap key moments and also premier unseen content, including behind-the-scenes interviews, new event footage and analysis:

Oct. 16, 2017, 7 p.m. ET

Oct. 23, 2017, 7 p.m. ET

Oct. 30, 2017, 7 p.m. ET

Nov. 6, 2017, 7 p.m. ET

Nov. 13, 2017, 7 p.m. ET

Nov. 26, 2017, 8 p.m. ET

Click   here  for more information on the partnership with CBS.  


Start-to-finish coverage of every heat, every division and every event will be available live on the   CrossFit Games website  and   CrossFit Games Facebook page anywhere in the world.

Additionally, top heats of the day, competition highlights, expert analysis and predictions, and athlete interviews will be exclusively broadcast around the world after the close of competition. (ESPN Latin America will carry the digital live feed.) See below to find your location and channel.

Check back later as we’ll update this article with specific channel and schedule details.








La Chaîne L’Equipe






Fox Sports Italy


Latin America




Sport 1





Pan-Regional Asia

Fox Sports Asia








Esports 3 Catalonia


South Africa




Festival tickets are still available   here.  The competition schedule will be released at a later date.

Thomas Patterson
Thomas Patterson

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