Continuing with the great success of the inaugural edition, in 2018; the touristic village of Nafplio (Ester Pelopponese; Greece) will host the 2nd. edition of “IFBB President Santonja´s Cup”, on coming next 5th to 7th April, organized by the well-known promoter and athlete, Tasos Koligkionis, with the support of Greek Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation chaired by Mr. Jordan Leventelis.

The President Santonja´s Cup will be the first event of the season celebrated in Europe, scoring for the IFBB World Ranking. The contest is open to all the IFBB-affiliated National Federations from Europe, Asia & Africa, and will be held at the Municipal Stadium of Nafplio, offering the next disciplines:

  • Bodybuilding (Junior, Master & Absolute)
  • Classic Bodybuilding (Master & Absolute)
  • Classic Physique (Absolute)
  • Men´s Physique (Master & Absolute)
  • Muscular Men´s Physique (open)
  • Bodyfitness (Master & Absolute)
  • Bikini (Junior, Master & Absolute)
  • Women’s Physique (open)
  • Wellness (open)

Crossover is allowed for Junior and Master athletes who wish to participate in absolute categories.

The competition is an Elite Pro Qualifier contest, with up to 10 Elite Pro cards for the main winners in Bodybuilding (3), Classic Bodybuilding (1), Men´s Physique (1), Classic Physique (1), Bikini (2), Wellness (1), and Bodyfitness (1). Every winner will be eligible to participate at the linked IFBB Elite Pro Nafplio Championship, with 26.000 € in cash prizes that will be held, immediately after, at the same venue.

Picture: After the successful inaugural edition, in 2018, the 2nd. President Santonja´s Cup comes back to Nafplio (Greece).

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