A lot of public events have been changed or rescheduled, due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. Now IFBB Pro League President Jim Manion gives an update on how things are looking for future shows.
Manion had to watch idly as the Arnold Sports Festival was forced to undergo changes just prior to the start of the event. Because people fear of spreading the coronavirus, they were urged to cancel the events. Although the IFBB events would continue on, there would be no spectators, with the exception of the finals of the contests.
Following that event, Manion felt it important to provide an update on future scheduled IFBB and NPC events. In a statement to Instagram, he explained that, as of now, there are no plans to change or cancel any more events. However if necessary, he would be willing to, of course.
“March 10, 2020
In light of the incidents that happened last week to the NPC Worldwide Arnold Amateur and Arnold Classic and all associated IFBB Professional League contests in Columbus, Ohio, we felt the need to let everyone know that we have no plans to cancel any scheduled NPC and IFBB Professional League contests in the United States.
As always our athlete’s along with officials and fans in attendance, are our top priority. The NPC and IFBB Professional League is focused daily on updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States concerning COVID-19. As a reminder the CDC has encouraged traditional precautionary prevention measures and guidelines. We will continue to monitor this situation on a daily basis.
If there are to be any changes or cancelations to scheduled contests, it will be announced on all of our official website’s;
Also all of our related social media outlets.
We know that COVID-19 information is changing on a day-to-day basis and our members have their concerns and we consider them our top priority as we move forward in uncharted territory.
Yours In Health
NPC & IFBB Professional League President”
It is certainly a relief to hear Jim Manion saying that there should not be any more changes to the IFBB or NPC schedules. Of course, if anything were to change, you can stay tuned to FitnessVolt for all the updates.