Led by its president, Mr. Alexander Kolyuka, the Kazakhstan Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation has been fully recognized by the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan (HOK), in another important step forward for our sports in its integration into Olympism.

The HOK General Secretary, Mr. Saken Mussaibevok; confirmed the recognition for Bodybuilding in Kazakhstan, with an official letter, addressed to National Federation, several days before the country held the 2019 IFBB Central Asian Championships, celebrated in Astana.

Dr. Rafael Santonja; congratulated officially, on behalf of the IFBB, to president Kolyuka for his great commitment with our sports and this great achievement. IFBB President will congratulate, personally, at the coming next AFBF Asian Championships that will take place in China, end of July. Athletes from Kazakhstan have been participating in solid bases, in the most important international events during the recent years; achieving important medals and titles.

Picture: Mr. Alexander Kolyuka -president of the Kazakhstan Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation-, at the recent IFBB Central Asian Championships, held in Astana.

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