THE BALKAN CUP BECOMES A TRADITION

After the successful organization of the First Open Balkan Cup, in November last year, the Second Open Balkan Cup will also be held in Knjaževac, Serbia, from June 28th-30th.

Nenad Vučković, Honorary President of the Balkan Federation, received the support and help of the IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja, to make this Balkan Cup, for the development of bodybuilding and fitness in the Balkans. This new event is a very important competition for the Balkans, that took its permanent place in the thick agenda of the IFBB Calendar.

The Balkan Cup is open for all European National Federations and will offer a total of 9 Pro Cards.

Knjaževac, a city in southeastern Serbia, known as “Little Venice”, has many years of tradition in the organization of numerous bodybuilding and fitness competitions, and the governing political and sports structures of this city and region has always given maximum support for this events. Thanks to that, Knjaževac always proved to be an exceptional host for the many athletes who stayed there.

Knjazevac will once again be the center of the gathering of the best athletes of Europe and the Balkans, and the organizers of this event, the Municipality of Knjaževac, with the Mayor, Milan Djokić, the Sport Alliance of Knjaževac, President Mikica Vidojević and the main organizer Milan Vučković, the President of the bodybuilding club “Apolon 1975”, guarantee that all participants of the Second Open Balkan Cup will bring unforgettable impressions from the beautiful and hospitable Knjaževac, and that they will be happy to return next year, in an increasing number.

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