Another exciting challenge for the IFBB athletes arrives from the hand of Panatta Companya leader in the World sector of sports machinery, for decades – and the Italian Federation of Bodybuilding, chaired by Mr Benedetto Mondello. The 1st. IFBB Panatta World Cup 2018 will be held, on June 1st to 3rd, in the city of Rimini; within the popular Trade Expo (Rimini Wellness Expo) that takes place in the village, at the Nord of Italy.

The competition is open to athletes from the 197 National Federations IFBB-affiliated and will distribute up to 14 Elite Pro Cards, for the two best athletes of the following disciplines:

Bodybuilding (Top 2 overall)
Classic Bodybuilding (Top 2 overall)
Men’s Physique (Top 2 overall)
Bikini Fitness (Top 2 overall)
Bodyfitness (Top 2 overall)
Wellness (Top 2 overall)
Women’s Physique (Top 2 overall).

Picture: Mr. Rudy Panatta with IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja.

We are immersed in a health international emergency as a consequence of the Covid-19 epidemic.

In this situation, we must follow the applicable national and international regulations and the advice from governments and sanitary authorities.

All this has to be done with positive energy and best spirit, maintaining our focus on the fact that any epidemical situation has expansion, stabilization and reduction periods, and that with adequate care, this nightmare is going to be a bad memory soon.

By all means, the integrity of our athletes, officials, judges and of all who integrate our community is now and always essential. We are a family in sport and life.

We can expect to reach the epidemic peak and a progressive settle down, as is already happening in some of the countries in suffering this situation at first instance.

In conclusion, let’s be confident and keep working as a team, following the decisions from the competent authorities. Some events have been canceled and others are being rescheduled to a new date in which we may be able to celebrate with our athletes and friends our passion for sport and healthy lifestyle.

We recommend you visit the IFBB Calendar at our website www.IFBB.com on a regular basis, so that you may be fully updated on events and schedule.

Wishing you, your families and beloved one’s good health, and hoping that the situation will be back to normality as soon as possible

All the events that were planned for March and April are being postponed and rescheduled