Barely 24 hours from the successful Brazil Elite Pro qualifier in Goiania, the athletes have in 3 days another international challenge: the 1st. Diamond Cup Algeria, in Oran; bringing the action from America to Africa.

Organized (15th – 18th March) by the Algerian Bodybuilding & Powerlifting Federation (FABBP) chaired by Mr. Moussa Messaour; the event is open to IFBB-affiliated National Federations from Africa, Mediterranean and Middle East countries, and is included in the 2018 World Ranking, with points for the Top 5 in every senior category (7 points for the winners).

The competition will be held in magnificent “Le Meridien Hotel & Convention Centre Oran”, the same venue where it was celebrated 2017 African & Mediterranean Championships, with a fantastic organization from FABBP.

The event will offer the Elite Pro Card for the overall winners in Men´s Physique, Bodybuilding and Classic Bodybuilding, and trophies for the Top 6 athletes, in the next disciplines:

Bodybuilding (7 categories)
Master Bodybuilding (3 categories)
Men´s Physique (4 categories)
Classic Bodybuilding (5 categories)

Athletes and delegates will enjoy the friendly character of the city. Oran is a key place for sports in Algeria and Africa, as the city will host the 2021 Mediterranean Games.

Picture: Le Meridien Hotel & Convention Centre will be the venue for the IFBB Diamond Cup Algeria.

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