The CrossFit world had a big shake-up, as Dave Castro replaced Greg Glassman as the company’s CEO. One of the sport’s biggest star, Katrin Davidsdottir, does not feel this change is enough.
When Glassman was caught saying some insensitive things, Katrin was one of the first athletes to speak up. She took to her social media to call out CrossFit’s founder for his remarks. Not only that, but she was sure to clarify that she does not agree with him.
So with those emotions expressed, one might think that Katrin Davidsdottir would feel vindicated that Greg Glassman stepped down as CEO, and Dave Castro replaced him. However, this was not exactly the case. Once again, she took to Instagram, to explain why she feels that this changes nothing about the toxic situation Greg created for the sport.
“So what has changed?
Earlier this week I posted a very hopeful post, because that was what I was. I BELIEVED there was going to be change for the better. I believed we were on a path to rebuild our sport & our community.
I am disappointed, to say the least, with the solution that as provided & I do not see change. This might have given the worldwide press a headline that they wanted, but fundamentally there was no change. Doesn’t Greg Glassman still own 100% of CrossFit?
I believe we need LEADERSHIP, to be led with integrity and morals. A sport driven by unity and inclusivity. To have core values in the right place.
What we have right now is not a change I can stand by. I believe we can & should do better than this.”
To be fair, Katrin Davidsdottir makes some pretty solid points regarding how much of a difference this truly makes. On the other hand, not having Greg Glassman as the face of the organization does undeniably confer some sort of benefit. At a bare minimum, it can help to recover some of the damage done in the public eye, and perhaps bring some sponsors back to the sport.