The Chairman of the IFBB Anti-Doping Commission –Prof. Mauricio de Arruda Campos-, is giving, during this weekend 16th to 18th February, 3 Anti-Doping educational seminars, in South Africa.

Cape Town, Johannesburg (at the headquarters of South Africa Olympic Committee) and Durban (at the Kingsmead Cricket Stadium) are the places where this lectures are have been celebrated, in front of an important number of media and Bodybuilding supporters. All the lectures were open to IFBB judges, officials, athletes, trainers and coaches, with free entry.

This initiative has been boosted from the president of the South African Federation (BBSA), Mr. Wayne Price; and Dr. Riaan Barnard, medical advisor for the BBSA and representative of the National Anti-Doping Agency of South Africa (SAIDS). Both of them also delivered their speeches, in the events.

South Africa is another key country, this 2018 season, as it will host the 3rd. Arnold Classic Africa, in Johannesburg, coming next May 18th to 20th.

Picture: Mr.Wayne Price, Prof. Mauricio Arruda and Dr .Riaan Barnard, at the headquarters of South Africa Olympic Committee (Above).

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 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