Recent weekend 16th and 17th March, in coordination with the Iraqi Bodybuilding Federation, IFBB International Academy has organized, in Baghdad, the 1st. International Training Course on Bodybuilding & Fitness, with the participation of more than 150 trainers from different parts of the country.

The prestigious Dr. Salah Taher was the main lecturer during the two days. The first session was opened with a speech by Mr. Fayez Abdel-Hassan -President of the  Iraqi Central Bodybuilding Federation-, welcoming all students and pledging to provide all the necessary resources for the success of the session and its importance in the desired form that suits the reputation of Iraq and its great history, especially in sports.

The opening of the course was also attended by the representative of the Minister of Youth & Sports, Dr. Alaa Abdul Qader, and several representatives of the Iraqi Olympic Committee, besides other sports personalities.

Picture: Representatives from Iraq Olympic Committee and Ministry of Youth & Sport, attended this event, organized by IFBB Academy and Iraq Bodybuilding 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 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