Mario Valero, president of the French Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (AFBBF), joined by its vice-president, Jean Marie Mignon; visited today President Santonja, at the IFBB Headquarters, in Madrid. The meeting was attended, as well, by the president of Madrid Bodybuilding Federation and Spanish Vice-president, Javier Parra.

In the agenda of the executives, it was the coming next Elite Pro Qualifier event and Elite Pro Championship that will be held in Ajaccio (France), July 13th to 15th; and are satisfactorily progressing. Besides the evolution of this events, (Corsica Diamond Cup France & Elite Corsica Pro), all of them analyzed as well the development of other European events, as the previous Diamond Cup Madrid & Elite Pro Spain Championship that will be held in the capital city of Spain, next 26th-27th May.

The AFBBF, under the leadership of president Mario Valero, is becoming in one of the most active and successful National Federations, on the European continent. Closing the 2017 season, AFBBF held, in Biarritz (December 1st – 3rd), the IFBB World Fitness Championships with perfect organization and excellent memories for athletes and officials.

Picture: (left to right) Javier Parra (Spanish NF Vice-president), IFBB President, Dr Rafael Santonja, Mario Valero (AFBBF president) and Jean Marie Mignon (AFBB Vice-president), at the IFBB Headquarters, in Madrid.

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