The 3rd. edition of the Diamond Cup Malta celebrated in Qawra, during the third week of April, has been another important step forward for IFBB, in its progressive integration into Olympism.

During his visit to Malta, in order to attend the international event; President Santonja meet with Mr. Julian Pace Bonello -president of the Malta Olympic Committee (MOC)- and Mr. Joseph Cassar -General Secretary-; joined by Mr. Ralph DeCelis -Malta Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness president; at the National Olympic Committee Headquarters.

President Pace Bonello and Mr. Cassar welcomed the IFBB officials, celebrating with them a warm and fruitful meeting related to the progress of our sport, with the Olympic activities.

Image (Left to right): Mr. Joseph Cassar -MOC General Secretary-, Dr. Rafael SantonjaMr. Julian Pace Bonello –MOC President-, and Mr. Ralph DeCelis.

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