MEETING WITH THE MINISTER OF SPORTS IN EGYPT

With the occasion of his trip to Cairo, attending the IFBB Ahmed Ali Diamond Cup Egypt, President Santonja, together with Dr. Adel Fahim el Sayed, IFBB Vice President for Africa and President of the Arab and Egypt Federations, met with the Minister of Sports from Egypt, H.E, Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, in a very fruitful meeting in the follow up of the progression of our sport in Egypt.

President Santonja presented to the Minister of Sports, H.E, Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, the IFBB Spirit of Sport Award, in appreciation to his support to the sports of Bodybuilding and Fitness, and his strong commitment with a healthy lifestyle and the fight against doping.

In the picture Minister of Sports from Egypt, H.E, Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, surrounded by IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja, (left) and IFBB Vice President for Africa and President of the Arab and Egypt Federations, Dr. Adel Fahim El Zayed, (right).

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