BODYBUILDING GROWS IN KOSOVO, UNDER OLYMPIC SUPPORT

The recognition of Kosovo Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation by their National Olympicc Committee chaired by Mr. Besim Hasani, has made possible the official support for new activities related with our sports, as the project to host, in 2020; the IFBB Balkan Championships, in Pristina -the capital city of the country-.

During the recent past days, IFBB presentative Mrs. Penny Ioannidou visited the country, invited by the General Secretary of Kosovo´s National Federation, Mr. Sabri Dragusha; in order to have an appointment with Olympic authorities, joined by Mrs. Crysoula Aliferi, the Greek Ambassador in Kosovo; as well as attending the Bodybuilding & Fitness National Championships held in the city of Djakova, on Saturday 15th September.

The 2018 National Championships were a great success, attended by an important number of athletes and by representative State officials as the Vice Minister of Sports who is planning to attend the 2018 IFBB World Bodybuilding Championships that will be held in Benidorm (Spain), in November; in order to meet with President Santonja and analyze the evolution of our sports, in Kosovo.

Picture: (From left to right) Mr. Sabri Dragusha – Gen. Secretary Kosovo BB&F Federation-, Mrs. Penny Ioannidou – IFBB representative-, Mr. Besim Hasani – President Kosovo Olympic Committee- and Mr. Fadi – adviser-.

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