All 2021 NPC Worldwide Shows Are Cancelled
Due to the persistence of the Coronavirus pandemic, all 2021 NPC Worldwide events in Russia are canceled. Our events are International events that award prestigious IFBB Pro Cards and Olympia Qualifications. It is imperative that international athletes have access to such events.
Center Podium is currently planning six International events in 2022 with three in the Spring and three in the late Fall. We will begin to provide more information once Coronavirus conditions begin indicating a positive trend.
в связи с сохранением пандемии коронавируса все мероприятия NPC Worldwide 2021 года в России отменены. Наши мероприятия – это международные мероприятия, на которых присуждаются престижные карты IFBB Pro Cards и квалификация на Олимпию. Крайне важно, чтобы международные спортсмены имели доступ к таким мероприятиям.
В настоящее время Center Podium планирует шесть международных мероприятий в 2022 году, три из которых состоятся весной и три – поздней осенью. Мы начнем предоставлять больше информации, как только состояние коронавируса начнет указывать на положительную тенденцию.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to qualify for this event?
No qualification is required.
Do I need an NPC Worldwide Membership?
Yes, you can get your NPC Worldwide Annual Membership for $50 HERE. Memberships purchased in 2020 will be valid until 31 December 2021.
Can I also compete in other federations?
Yes! You can compete in any federation. You will NOT be banned, punished, or marked down if you compete in another federation. We believe you have the right to compete anywhere you like and support your passion to compete on any stage.
What if the show is cancelled?
If the show is canceled, you will receive a full refund. If it is rescheduled, then your registration will be transferred to the new date. You can learn more about our refund policy HERE. You can follow our COVID-19 related updates HERE.
I am pro or “elite” in another federation, can I compete in the IFBB Pro League?
Yes but you have to give up your pro or “elite” status first.
Contact the IFBB Pro League office to rescind your status with the other organization and receive permission to compete in the IFBB Pro League. You will not be automatically granted IFBB Pro League PRO status, you will have to earn IFBB Pro League PRO status as this is typically a much higher level of competition than any other league. After all, it is the only path to the Mr. Olympia!
Do I need to be a Russian citizen?
No, the NPC Worldwide International Russia Championship is open to competitors from every country in the world.
Do I need a visa to travel to Russia?
It depends on where you are a citizen. There are many counties that do not require a visa. You can view them here. Visa policies often change so be sure to check with your embassy to verify if a visa is required.
If you are American, YOU NEED A VISA. You can use a third party to set up your visa. It is a little unnerving the first time as you must send your passport to the Russian Embassy via a third party. We have used the website www.rushmytravelvisa.com with much success. Be sure to begin the process at least 45 days prior to travel to avoid extra fees.
You can also request a visa directly from the Embassy to avoid fees, but this process can be a bit more difficult.
You may request a visa invitation letter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.