With the presence of athletes from America, Europe and Asia, the first session of the 2018 IFBB Diamond Cup Caribe starts today in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), at the Jaragua Hotel & Casino, organized by Dominican Bodybuilding Federation (FDFF) chaired by Mr. Toni Peña.

The second international event of the 2018 season is a Pro Elite Qualifier event in which the winners and 2nd places in the Super Final (Men´s Physique, Muscular Men’s Physique, Classic Bodybuilding, Bodybuilding, Women’s Physique, Bodyfitness, Bikini and Wellness) are eligible to apply for the Elite Pro card.

The Diamond Cup Caribe is, as well, included in the World Ranking, with points for the Top 5 athletes in every category (7 points for the winner).

Picture: IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja and host president, Mr. Toni Peña; surrounded by judges and officials, in Santo Domingo.

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