The IFBB Pro League is the latest to join concerns about the coronavirus. Now they have announced that all pro and amateur competitions will be canceled until May. The rapid spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 causes problems throughout the sports world. From a sharp change in the rules of the Arnold Classic festival to the close of the NBA season, everything has changed. In fact, some states that are heavily affected by this disease have even banned public meetings for 50 or more people, closing many public places. As it turned out, the IFBB Pro League is the last federation to make changes to its schedule due to this disease. According to a statement by IFBB Pro League President Jim Manion, there will be no professional bodybuilding and NPC competitions in the United States until at least May 10th.
“Given the ever-changing information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and US government decisions, we will cancel ALL scheduled NPC and IFBB Professional League competitions in the United States starting today, Monday, March 16, Sunday, May 10, 2020. ",
– said in a statement.
“Some of these events will be delayed until a later date, and some will simply resume in 2020. Please refer to the contacts of individual promoters for updated information on specific tournaments.
We are very disappointed that we must cancel these competitions, but, as always, the health and safety of our athletes, officials and fans is our top priority. The NPC and IFBB Professional League daily pay attention to updates from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding COVID-19. Recall that the CDC encourages traditional precautions and guidance. We will continue to monitor Coronavirus information on a daily basis.
At this time, we are preparing for ALL NPC and IFBB Professional League competitions in the United States after May 10, 2020, which will be held according to the original schedule. Nothing will make us happier than to see all of you on stage, demonstrating all your hard work. However, we will constantly monitor the daily information provided by the United States government, state and local governments, and the World Health Organization, as well as disease control centers for each city and state of each promoter, if changes or further delays occur. ”
Obviously, this is very disappointing for both fans of this sport and the athletes themselves. However, there is no doubt that the IFBB Professional League makes a tough but right decision. . (tagsToTranslate) coronavirus (t) IFBB Pro League (t) NPC (t) Jim Manion (t) Jim Manion