During a long season of 10 hours, near 350 athletes from 45 countries from Europe, Asia, Africa and America have been registered today as competitors, in the 2017 IFBB Diamond Cup Milano, at the modern Atahotel Fiera.

The largest team -Italy-, leaded by Mr. Benedetto Mondello; will be fully supported from the local audience, in a competition that will starts at 10:00 am, at the mentioned Atahotel Fiera, and will take more than 8 hours of non-stop action.

The competition, as Elite Pro Qualifier event, will spread tomorrow up to 24 Pro Elite Cards with the Top 3 athletes qualified in the Super Final of 8 Divisions: Bodybuilding, Classic Bodybuilding, Men´s Physique, Muscular Men´s Physique, Wellness, Bikini, Bodyfitness and Women´s Physique.

The President of the IFBB, Dr. Rafael Santonja, will fly directly from the 2017 Bolivarian Games held in Santa Marta (Colombia) to Milano, in order to attended the event, joining Mr. Mondello and other executive officials.

Picture: Abdelaziz Jellali (Morocco), winner of the Diamond Cup Greece one week ago, with Algerian official Djelloul Souf, in Milano.

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