Bogotá has been not the only one hot place for IFBB athletes, during the recent weekend. At the same time, the Russian city of Ekaterinburg hosted a Judge´s seminar, offered by the Chairman of IFBB Judges Committee, Mr. Pawel Filleborn, that became in the seminar with the largest participation ever, in Russia.

Promoted in an excellent manner by international official Anton Girenko-Kotsuba, at the Powerhouse Gym; over 100 athletes, judges and coaches from Russia and Kazakhstan attended this seminar that took over 8 hours, recent Saturday 17th. Mr. Filleborn explained clearly what the judges are looking for, common mistakes from athletes onstage and during its preparations and the right process for judges to score, at the IFBB events.

Ekaterinburg will be, again, the center of attention for IFBB during coming next October 19th – 21st, with the International Grand Prix Russia 2018, included in the World Ranking, and with 15 Elite Pro Cards for the main winners.

Picture: Mr. Pawel Filleborn, with some of the participants in the Seminar (above), and with organizer Anton Girenko-Kotsuba (below).

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