During the 2018 Annual Congress celebrated in Santa Susanna (Spain), on Thursday 3rd May, included in the program of the European Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships; re-elected president Dr. Rafael Santonja awarded several officials, on behalf the European Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (EBFF).

The main award was presented to IFBB Patron and Mayor of Santa Susanna, Mr. Joan Campolier; who received the IFBB Spirit of Sport Award, in recognition to his wide support to European and International Federation since 2003, when Santa Susanna hosted its first international Bodybuilding & Fitness event.

Joining Mayor Campolier, other distinguished officials were awarded during the EBFF Congress:

Eric Janner (Germany):  IFBB Lifetime Achievement Award

José Ramos (Spain): IFBB Spirit of Courage Award.

Andrew Michalak (Poland): IFBB Spirit of Courage Award

Rafael Ovejero (Spain): IFBB Gold Medal

Niclas Stromqvist (Sweden): IFBB Silver Medal

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