This year the African Continent has a very busy schedule hosting some of the IFBB events in the 2019 calendar.

Starting with the Arab Championship in Assiut, Egipt celebrated past April 28th and continuing with the Arnold Classic Africa, that was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, past weekend, May 17-19.

In August, the African National Federations will be celebrating the African Championship, 16-17, an amazing event hosted in Angola by the Angola Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation.

Bodybuilding is booming in Africa, thanks to the great job and passion of our National Federations.

In the picture, Mr. Jerry Nuvunga, President of Moçambique Bodybuilding Federation; Mr. Braulio Martins, President of the Angola National Federation; IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja; and Mr. Paulo Escudeiro, Vice President of the Moçambique National Federation.

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