Barely 24 hours to start the 71st. IFBB World Bodybuilding Championships, in Benidorm (Spain), with the presence of more than 300 athletes from 70 countries, it´s possible to announce a new historical record in the coming next IFBB World Junior & Master Championships that will be held in Bistrita (Romania).

Over 500 athletes from 50 countries have already confirmed its participation in the 2017 World Junior & Master Championships and the figures could even increase, 8 days before the official opening. An historic record that will improve the great figures reached, one year ago, in Santo Domingo 2016. Under the leadership of the Romanian Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation chaired by Dr. Gabriel Toncean, the most important event for your athletes (under 23 y.o.) and veterans (over 40 y.o -men- and over 35 y.o. -women-) is back to Europe, ready to write a new golden page in the “History Book” of IFBB.

Benidorm 2017 will be, as well, another historic event for IFBB. If 2016 edition represented the beginning of Games Classic Bodybuilding in the program of World Bodybuilding Championships; this year Men´s Physique will be, first time ever, celebrated with the all the other Men´s disciplines, bringing a new record of participation.

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