Is it with deep sadness that we must report the passing away of the former World Champion and Slovak Bodybuilding legend, Josef “Gigant” Grolmus; on July 13th, at the age of 59 y.o.

Involved in Bodybuilding since he was a teenager, Grolmus was competing from 1977 until 1990, with great international results as the IFBB World Title in 1985, at the Light-Heavyweight category and European Title in 1984 and 1990, in his last international participation.

During his almost 14 years of Bodybuilding career, Grolmus also competed as a professional athlete between 1986 and 1989, being one of the most representative European athletes of that period and inspiring the new generations of Bodybuilding with his multiple appearances in magazines.

The IFBB joins his family and friends, in their sorrow and prayers. 

Rest in peace.

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