In relation to the events that occurred in Greece last weekend during the 2016 IFBB Diamond Cup, the IFBB issued an official notice with their decision.

The Official press release:

Following the submission made by IFBB Disciplinary Commission, in relation with the happenings from Sunday Diamond Cup, held in Athens, Greece, past November 26th and 27th 2016, the IFBB Executive Council has decided, with immediate effect:

– to disqualify the athlete Ioannis Magkos from results obtained in the competition names Diamond Cup, held in Athens, Greece the November 26th and 37th 2016, with forfeiture of any medal, prize and award;

-pursuant to the article 14.8.4 of the IFBB Constitution – the life expulsion of the aforesaid athlete from the IFBB;

Without prejudice of the current legal prosecuting actions established by the Greek corresponding authorities.

The IFBB takes this occasion to express its strong commitment for respect, fairness and good will in our sport, and its firm rejection of violence, mistreatment and/or an aggressive approach, in any way, may it be verbal, gestural or physical.