As it was approved in the recent 2018 IFBB Congress, the Emirate of Fujairah (United Arab Emirates) will host the 73rd edition of the World Bodybuilding Championships, becoming the capital of the sport for the coming next 8th to 10th November 2019.

H.H Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Sharqui -IFBB Vicepresident for Asia and president of the Emirates Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation- and IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja, signed in Madrid, on Tuesday 13rd November; the contract with the official agreement in presence of the Minister of Industry and several executive officials from UAE Bodybuilding Federation.

The Emirate of Fujairah -a key point for Bodybuilding at the Gulf Area, with wide experience in the organization of international Bodybuilding contest, as the IFBB Diamond Cup- will become in the capital city of the sport during this week, hosting other complementary activities that will support the healthy lifestyle and the passion for weightlifting.

Picture: H.H Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Sharqui and Dr. Rafael Santonja, in Madrid (Spain); signing the agreement for World Bodybuilding Championships Fujairah 2019.

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