With over 600 competitors from Italy and the 5 continents, the IFBB Panatta World Cup is being held in Rimini, during this weekend June 1st. to 3rd, at the 2018 Rimini Wellness Expo (Pavilion A7). The challenging event, supported by the Italian Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation chaired by Mr. Benedetto Mondello; host a double competition –national and international– with the international one offering up to 14 Elite Pro Cards for the main winners, and valued points for the 2018 IFBB Elite World Ranking.

IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja flu from the Headquarters, in Spain; in order to attend the important event, support Italian Federation and Panatta Company, as the main sponsor, besides to celebrate different appointments with other sports Executives.

The HIghlights of the Running Order for the International Panatta World Cup (Saturday; 2nd) will be, as follows:

Opening: 15:00 pm

1) Classic Bodybuilding (-175 cm & +175 cm)
2) Junior Bodybuilding
3) Master Bodybuilding
4) Bodybuilding (-80 kg & +80 kg)

Picture: IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja with Mr. Benedetto Mondello, at the Panatta World Cup, in Rimini (Italy).

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