When the focus of the action is in Brazil (Goiana Elite Pro Qualifier) during this weekend; the touristic and beautiful village of Nafplio (Ester Peloponnese, in Greece) is waiting to host the first international event celebrated in Europe, in this 2018 season.

The 1st. edition of “IFBB President Santonja´s Cup” will take place coming next 22nd to 24th March, and hundreds of athletes are waiting for this event, open to all the IFBB-affiliated National Federations, and included in the World Ranking (7 points for the winner, in every category).

This is not the only great interest of the event, as the contest is as well an Elite Pro Qualifier tournament, with up to 24 Elite Pro cards, for the Top 3 athletes in every of its 8 Sports Divisions. Even, the new Elite Pro athletes in Bodybuilding, Classic Bodybuilding, Men´s Physique, Bikini, and Bodyfitness will be eligible to participate at the linked IFBB Elite Pro Show of Nafplio, with 50.000 € in cash prizes that will be held, immediately after, a the same venue: the Municipal Stadium of Nafplio.

Organized by the well-known promoter and athlete, Anastasios Koligkionis, with the support of Greek Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation chaired by Jordan Leventelis; the President Santonja´s Cup offers the next disciplines:

Bodybuilding (Junior, Master & Absolute)
Classic Bodybuilding (Master & Absolute)
Men´s Physique (Master & Absolute)
Muscular Men´s Physique
Bodyfitness (Junior, Master & Absolute)
Bikini (Master & Absolute)
Women’s Physique


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