In front of an audience composed by delegates, athletes and supporters from more than 80 countries; the Top Ten competitors of the year 2017 in Bodybuilding, Classic Bodybuilding and Men´s Physique felt like sport stars, receiving the prizes achieved after a year of competition, presented by the main Executives of the IFBB.

With 44.000 euros distributed in every Division and a main check of 15.000 € worth, 30 male athletes starred a Gala dinner that raised our sport to a new level of promotion and recognition, in the same fantastic venue where the World Bodybuilding Championships have been celebrated the last three years: the prestigious Benidorm Palace.

In barely 30 days, the Women´s Elite Ranking will offers another amazing show, in Biarritz (France); at the end of the World Fitness Championships.

Picture: IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja, presenting the main award to Men´s Physique Ranking winner, Dmytro Horobets(Ukraine).

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