Perfectly organized by the Italian Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation chaired by Mr Benedetto Mondello, the beautiful city of Genoa held an interesting IFBB Judges Seminar, recent weekend 24th-25 March, designed to update the skills of Italian judges, coaches and athletes.

The Chairman of the IFBB Judges Committee, Mr Pawel Filleborn was the lecturer of the Seminar, in his third visit to Italy to offer this important educational meeting for all the persons involved in our sport, nowadays. The event was registered an important number of participants, including Italian Executives as Mr Marco Bosco (IFBB Legal Adviser) and Mr Ivano Bianchi; experienced international judges as Walter Ghezzy and Alex Balestri, and professional athletes as Giada Simari; besides other important personalities. This year 2018, all of them will have important appointments with IFBB events as IFBB Panatta World Cup (Rimini; June 1st – 3rd) and Diamond Cup Italy (Rome; November 2nd – 4th).

Picture: IFBB Judges Committee Chairman, Mr Pawel Filleborn and IFBB-Italy president, Mr Benedetto Mondello, surrounded by some of the participants at the Judges Seminar celebrated in Genoa.

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