Bodybuilding is sport and lifestyle and one more proof came from the Udmurt Republic: a federal subject of Russia, within the Volga Federal District, which capital city is Izhvesk and this year celebrated the 30th Anniversary of its Regional Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (FBBUR), linked with Russian National Federation and IFBB.

Led by its president, Mr. Oleg Pogodin; the FBBUR celebrated the recent weekend 21s to 23rd September, its most important event, with one important novelty: it was the first time that was celebrated the Bodybuilding Mixed Pairs category…  in wheelchair! The FBBUR celebrated, as well, the official category of Wheelchair Bodybuilding -opened in 2017- but this year did another step forward, with this excellent initiative to integrate men and women in our sports.

Picture: FBBUR president, Mr. Oleg Pogodin (centre), surrounded by the athletes and officials participating at the 30th Udmurt Republic Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships. 

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