There are several reasons why CrossFit cannot yet be taken seriously as a sport. First and foremost, professional sports have professional judges.
People quit their real jobs in order to go pro as a crossfitter and train day in and day out. At the end of the day, it’s all up to the judge at Regionals….. A volunteer!?!
Here’s a cool article suggesting some super cool improvements: http://www.havokjournal.com/fitness/2014/5/16/crossfit-is-not-a-sport