Just a little over two weeks left until the beginning of the First Open Balkan Cup, which will be held from November 16th to 18th 2018, in Knjazevac, Serbia (see Inspection Report on

Thanks to the understanding and support of the IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja, The significance of this competition, which begins its life just on the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the Balkan Federation, has been greatly enhanced by the decision of IFBB President to open this event to all IFBB affiliated National Federations from Europe, and to award the Elite Pro Card to the Overall Winner in the Men’s Bodybuilding.

So far, Serbia and Knjazevac have successfully organized several important international championships, which is a guarantee that this competition will be organized in the best possible way.

In order to attract as many participants as possible, the organizer has set up a very favorable registration fee of only 100 Euros, which included two-day accommodation and all meals.

In Knjaževac, everything is ready for the beginning of this competition, so we invite all interested competitors from Europe to participate at the First Open Balkan Cup, and to be registered in the history of our sport as the first participants of this event, which should turn into traditional and which will have even higher level next year, with a significantly larger number of awarded Elite Pro Cards.


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