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INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY SPORTS FEDERATION

The International University Sports Federation and the IFBB has signed a memorandum of cooperation that develops the steps for future bodybuilding and fitness activities in the field of university sports, following the recent recognition of our sport by FISU. The memorandum includes the implementation of joint activities to implement the practice of fitness

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E-LEARNING IN IFBB ACADEMY

The IFBB Academy has launched a new initiative with e-learning activities that includes courses for competition coaches, specialization in the middle zone, and a new and attractive course on preparation for women’s sport, which includes training techniques, attitudes, procedures for competition and details for preparation.

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IN MEMORIAM: KINGSLEY POITIER

Is it with deep sadness that we must report the passing away of 1965 IFBB Mr. World, Kingsley Poitier, recent April 19th; at the age of 82 y.o. A pioneer of Bodybuilding in The Bahamas, where he was born; Poitier inspired hundred of athletes from his own gym, opened in 1955. In 1959,

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IFBB EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SEPTEMBER

Following the COVID-19 situation, the diverse evolution of governments dispositions in the progressive return to normal activities and after evaluating all, we wish to confirm that the 2020 European Championships are postponed to September, with the final date to be announced in coming days. To adopt this decision we have as a priority

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IFBB TIGER CLASSIC

A new edition of the IFBB Tiger Classic, an Elite Pro and Ranking Qualifier event, which will take place next July 3 in Bucarest, organized by the active and prestigious promoter, Mr. Mihai Tigora, in collaboration with the Romanian Federation, led by prof. Gabriel Toncean. This year Romania also hosts other international events,

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IFBB INTERNATIONAL MUSCLE & HEALTH CHAMPIONSHIPS.

Korea returns to the celebration of international events with the holding of the International Muscle & Health Championships next September 5th, in Seoul, Korea, organized by the dynamic and young businessman, Mr. Seo Moon Seok, “Diesel”, in collaboration with the IFBB and the Korean Federation. The International Muscle & Health Championships will include

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CENTRAL AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Colombia, in its capital Bogotá, will receive the best athletes from Central America and the Caribbean who will participate in their regional championship, one of the most traditional events on the IFBB international calendar, that will be held next August 27th. The Colombian Federation led by Mr. Carlos Gregorio Cifuentes, is working in

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E-LEARNING IN DUBAI ACADEMY

The IFBB Dubai Academy, always a pioneer in the implementation of new technologies, has incorporated the e-learning modality in its teaching programs, facilitating the follow up of educational activities by its students in the Middle East, who will be able to follow their studies from their homes, overcoming the inconveniences that the COVID-19

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WEIGHT TRAINING COURSE MUSCLE & HEALTH

The IFBB in cooperation with Muscle & Health magazine, launched a new online course, created to improve knowledge on the correct execution of kinesiology exercises, addressed to athletes, coaches and also to the general public. The Weight Training Course Muscle & Health, is made up of a series of short videos that explain

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DIAMOND CUP LEBANON

Next June 26th, Beirut, the historic capital of Lebanon, on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean, will host the second edition of the Diamond Cup Lebanon, organized by the President of the Lebanese Federation and distinguished officer from the IFBB, Mr. Hassenen Moukaled. A great opportunity to pick up the pulse of international

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IFBB GEORGIA GRAND PRIX

Always hoping that this tragic pandemic will end soon and having as a priority the decisions of the authorities, the integrity and health of our athletes, officials and followers, the international calendar includes an interesting event next June 28th in the beautiful Republic of Georgia, in its capital Tbilisi. The Georgia Grand Prix,

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FIRST IFBB ONLINE CONTEST

An entire online event, to perform at home. The IFBB and Muscle & Health Magazine presented last week the first IFBB E-Contest, an online competition open for all the IFBB athletes that wish to participate in this great initiative, showing their performance, flexing muscles and enjoying the passion for sport and the healthy

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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