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Athens Arena Championship

Prepare for anything. Train for everything. Stop at nothing.
BE LIMITLESS.
Our philosophy
We inspire and challenge athletes around the world to become limitless and compete passionately in professionally designed games.

As professionals and athletes ourselves,we work with the best people and companies to engage each and everyone and become an iconic fitness movement
About the games

The AAC has being professionally designed as the ultimate challenge for different divisions of athletes.


Elite male/female

Scaled male/female

Master male/female (35 - 49 years of age)

Master male/female (40 - 44 years of age)

Master+ male/female (45+ years of age)

Interesting Info
To participate you follow the online Qualification phase (Jan 31 2016 to Feb 14 2016) where the top performances will advance into the Finals (Apr 23-24). Live Leaderboard will be available throughout the qualifier. Athletes will be awarded points depending on their placing in each workout. At the end of the qualifiers top athletes of each category will be invited to compete at Athens Arena Championship finals in Athens.
Your experience
The Athens Arena Championship experience apart from the competition it includes a complete experience of Greece with organized tourist tours and lots of activities.

There is an abundance of sun, history and culture to explore.
About Athens
Athens is one of the oldest named cities in the world, having been continuously inhabited for at least 5000 years. Situated in southern Europe, Athens became the leading city of Ancient Greece in the first millennium BC and its cultural achievements during the 5th century BC laid the foundations of western civilization.
Greek History
Ancient Greeks loved sport and most cities in Ancient Greece had public gymnasiums where people gathered to train and relax. The Greeks were among the first civilazations that believed a healthy body was very important. Most men and boys practised sports every day because they enjoyed them and wanted to keep fit. The Ancient Greeks had four national sports festivals, where athletes from different city states competed against one another. The most important of the sports contests was the Olympic Games. These were played at Olympia, every four years, in honour of Zeus.

participate

You can live the Athens Arena Championship experience either by getting challenged as an athlete, ensuring the fair competition as a judge, support the organization as a volunteer, make the games possible as a sponsor or stand by all of them and enjoy the games as a spectator.


Check bellow on how you can be a part of Athens Arena Championship

meet the AAC team

Marianna Tzourtzek
Director of AAC
Professional CrossFit Athlete and coach
Co-owner CrossFit Kallithea
Director of Athens Throwdown 2015
Europe Regional CrossFit Athlete 2011-2014
Open CrossFit Games Asia Region 2015 -1st place
CrossFit Competition experience since 2010
Giannis Mavrokordatos
Co-Director of AAC
Co-owner CrossFit Kallithea
Co- partner Athens Throwdown 2015
Personal training Fitness Instructor
Master CrossFit Athlete 40-44
Nikos Koubarakis
Head Judge
CrossFit Athlete since 2012
CrossFit Kallithea Coach
Head judge Athens Throwdown 2015
Certified Level 1. Level 2
CrossFit Gymnastics trainer
CrossFit Weightlifting trainer
Lambros Votsis
Marketing Director
Marketing & Organizational Development Strategist Business Intelligence Specialist
CrossFit Athlete since 2015
Tae Kwon Do athlete, coach
Certified Black belt 1st Dan
Marianna Tzourtzek
Director
Giannis Mavrokordatos
Co-Director
Nikos Koubarakis
Head Judge
Lambros Votsis
Marketing Director

Timeline

Read bellow about key dates and info

01.12.2015
14.02.2016
Registration for the online qualifiers are closed

No late entries will be accepted.

One person can register for a number of athletes however all personal information must be entered for each athlete.
Please ensure the correct contact email address is entered for each athletes as this will be our main form of communication so please double check this is correct if you’re entering on behalf of someone else.
Once the first workout has been released athletes will not be able to change from one category to another.

Qualifications

Details
31.01.2016
14.02.2016
Three Challenging Workouts will be announched when the Qualifications starting date. Participants will be notified through e-mail and all Workouts will be available on the website. There will be scorecards and video explanations available.

Please check the rulebook bellow for more details.

Finals

Details
23.04.2016
24.04.2016
Live Leaderboard will be available throughout the qualifier

Athletes will be awarded points depending on their placing in each workout.

At the end of the qualifiers the top performing athletes based on the leaderboard will be invited to compete at Athens Arena Championship Finals at 23-24 April 2016, total of 300 athletes.

Qualifications

Waiver & Consent form



Express assumption of risk

Medical Information

Legal Information



Available in few days

Rulebook

Registration Guidelines

Categories

Dates

Submit/Validating Workouts

Scoring

Advancements

The Finals

Prices

Get the Rulebook

Accomondation & Travel

Venue & Location

Travel to Athens

The city of Athens

Accommodation Special Offers

Athens Transportation

Touristic Tours Special Offers

Available in few days

our partners

We are working with the best so to create the ultimate experience.
Check bellow and find out more about the ones who making it possible.
The Athens Arena Championship is a fitness competition for athletes around the world, organized by athletes, coaches and fitness enthusiasts.
The AAC is divided in an online Qualification round (Jan 31 - Feb 14 2016) and the Finals (Apr 23-24 2016) and offers the following divisions-leagues based on year of birth):

Elite male/female
Scaled male/female
Master male/female (35 - 39 years of age)
Master male/female (40 - 44 years of age)
Master+ male/female (45+ years of age)

The workouts in the finals will be challenging since our goal is to prove limitless. The workouts will be scalable for the athletes of the scaled category-league. Note that you cannot change your league after registration.

Athletes who want to take part, have to be capable of completing the workouts and meet the requirements that will be published the day before the qualifications opening. For the qualifications, a total of three workouts will be published together with a standard description and video explanation.

Athens Arena Championship Leaderboard will be live throughout the qualifier and will be updated as scores are submitted. Athletes will be awarded points depending on their placing in each workout. At the end of the qualifiers athletes will receive an overall ranking.
Top 110 individuals (80 male 30 Female) from Elite division,
top 60 male & 60 Female from scaled division
top 15 masters from the 35-39,
top 15 masters from the 40-44 division,
and top 5 from each 45+ division
will be invited to compete at Athens Arena Championship Finals at 23-24 April 2016, a total of 300 athletes.

Please note that registration fee apply for each athlete and also that cash and prizes are presented by our sponsors for the winners. More details to come. During the period before the finals, all registered athletes will receive information and offers via email. The AAC team is working to provide the best offers for accommodation, tourist events and many more surprises from our sponsors.All registered athletes will be notified via email for all key dates and our team will be available to answer your questions.

Please read carefully the rulebook below for more details and don’t hesitate to contact us via email for any question.

As for each athlete,the same applies for each judge, volunteer and spectator, the AAC team works with the best companies and people to offer you special offers and many surprises. We are working to provide all of us the ultimate experience. Click on “I’m interested” button to subscribe to the mailing list and get notified when key dates approach.

Let’s create a community for sharing our passion, discussing, learning and improving every day. Join the AAC community on social media.
The judges are a vital part of AAC and without their contribution there won’t be way to create impactful games. The amount of judges needed is yet to be decised.

To qualify as a judge you don’t necessarily need to be a CrossFit Level 1 trainer although you have to prove experience on competing or judging at CrossFit events or on advanced training. Judges will need to be available from Friday 22 of April for a judges briefing. All judges will need to be fully available on both Saturday and Sunday (Apr 23-24) as you will be needed throughout the day.

Being a judge it’s not just being part of a great event! Judges will be free to wander around the event, engage and connect with top athletes, watch the top performers and be as close as possible to the action! A judge pack which will contain gifts and memorabilia from our sponsors to be given to each one. Also meals, snacks and drinks will be provided for you over the weekend. A document with all the possible movements listed along with the judging standards will be shared from our Head Judge prior to the games. It is essential that you familiarise yourself with all of these, to ensure uniform standards of judging.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the date for judges registration. You can always express interest and we will notify you when the key dates approach.

As for each athlete,the same applies for each judge, volunteer and spectator, the AAC team works with the best companies and people to offer you special offers and many surprises. We are working to provide all of us the ultimate experience. Click on “I’m interested” button to subscribe to the mailing list and get notified when key dates approach.

Let’s create a community for sharing our passion, discussing, learning and improving every day. Join the AAC community on social media.
Without the volunteers nothing would be possible ❤.

There are no requirements except for good mood and energy that you need to bring to the event. ?There are many ways that each person can help and become part of the AAC Volunteers Team. More details will be published asthe dates of the event approach. As the same with the judges, being a volunteer it’s not just being part of a great event! Volunteers when not on tasks will be free to wander around the event, engage and connect with top athletes, watch the top performers and be as close to the action as possible! Each Volunteer will receive a pack which will contain gifts and memorabilia from our sponsors. Also meals, snacks and drinks will be provided for you over the weekend. A training about the AAC and the responsibilities of each one will be held before the games on a date to be announced. As the same for each individual athlete, judge, volunteer and spectator, the AAC team work with the best companies and people to offer you special offers and many surprises.

Stay tuned for the date of volunteers registration. You can always express interest and we will notify you when the key dates approach.

As for each athlete,the same applies for each judge, volunteer and spectator, the AAC team works with the best companies and people to offer you special offers and many surprises. We are working to provide all of us the ultimate experience. Click on “I’m interested” button to subscribe to the mailing list and get notified when key dates approach.

Let’s create a community for sharing our passion, discussing, learning and improving every day. Join the AAC community on social media.
There will be 300 athletes for two days constantly proving to be limitless and you have the opportunity to witness this live and via livestreaming. With a free entrance and many surprises from our sponsors, each person, with or without favorites, is welcome to the AAC venue for an unforgettable experience.There will be small expositions of our sponsors products, many partners and of course available food and drinks.

Apart from live you can watch the games online via livestreaming!

More details for the games, the livestream process and about how to get to the Hellinikon Olympic Complex, Fencing Hal are about to come soon as the dates approach.

As for each athlete,the same applies for each judge, volunteer and spectator, the AAC team works with the best companies and people to offer you special offers and many surprises. We are working to provide all of us the ultimate experience. Click on “I’m interested” button to subscribe to the mailing list and get notified when key dates approach.

Let’s create a community for sharing our passion, discussing, learning and improving every day. Join the AAC community on social media.
The Athens Arena Championship is a movement in form of an event. As professionals and athletes ourselves we work with the best and most talented people and companies and create something memorable for each individual that will be part of the AAC. We try to form alliances with everyone that we share a common passion and have the same goals. There are different aspects of collaboration with the AAC team. From simple win win alliances to social media partnerships and most importantly, there is plenty of space during the event for exhibition booths.

We consider part of the AAC team’s responsibilities , for our partners to get the most out of collaborating and engaging with all the athletes, judges, volunteers and spectators. We cannot wait to create a space for sharing the best products, services and most of all a network of people with a shared passion for fitness and wellness .

If you think your company, or you as an individual, have a shared goal with our event please do not hesitate to contact us at partners@athensarenachampionship.com

Download the Official Athens Arena Championship presentation for partners


Let’s create a community for sharing our passion, discussing, learning and improving every day. No matter if you represent a company or yourself you’re most welcome to join the AAC community on social media.

The Athens Arena Championship is an effort from professionals (athletes, coaches) with intention to organize competitions of high standards for athletes all around Europe. The past months were challenging as we decided to change our brand name from Athens Throwdown to Athens Arena Championship. The AAC team, following the same values of integrity, transparency and professionalism, with great regret, announce the postponement of the 23th-24th April Athens Arena Championship competition.


The event that was originally scheduled for spring 2016 will be postponed.The new dates are coming in few days


Our community encourages fair competition, enthusiasm and supportive spirit. As ambassadors of this culture, the AAC Team took the tough decision to postpone the event and promote the spirit of fair competition as an attempt to unite all the athletes sharing the same passion.


After a lot of research and effort we had originally scheduled and announced the competition for the 23th-24th of April. Following our announcement and talking advantage of our previous brand name, another team decided to organize another event at the same days. We do not encourage unfair competition and backstabbing. It was in our best interest to postpone this years event. We are talking foul responsibility of that decision and all the necessary actions to restore the damage to all our supporters, partners and above all, our athletes.


We highlight that we are not tossing the towel!


Our team is growing and will continue to work in order to make the necessary plans to organize better and bigger events having as our core culture, the athletes' experience. We will communicate personally with all our athletes, volunteers, judges and partners to ensure that every issue is resolved.


We sincerely apologized for any inconvenience and promise you that people who harm our community will not stop our efforts to see the community united, strong and fair.


Thank you for your support,
The AAC Team

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