In one of the most spectacular open ceremonies performed in the history of Bodybuilding and the IFBB, the 2018 Belt & Road Championship started today, offering to the world the beautiness of Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle, in the millenary city of Xi´an. 

Perfectly organized by the Chinese Bodybuilding Association (CBBA), with the support of Xi´an Municipality and an important group of sponsors that are already thinking in the next editions; near a hundred athletes from all the IFBB official disciplines performed in front of the Ancient Wall and the delegates from the 64 countries represented in this inaugural edition.

The Governor of Xi´an, CBBA president Mr. Zhang Haifeng and President Santonja made the opening speeches, in front of National TV cameras, wishing all the success to the participants. Competition will start, tomorrow Wednesday 19th, from 9:00 am (local time).

Picture:   Amazing opening ceremony at the 2018 IFBB Belt & Road Championship, in Xi´an; with Bodybuilding athletes and traditional dancers, participating in an amazing show with lights and sound.

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