Joe Dimech, a three-time Malta bodybuilding champion and former president of the Malta Amateur Bodybuilders Association (MABA), passed away yesterday, aged 69.
Dimech, a long-time bodybuilding enthusiast, was a staunch promoter of anti-doping policies in the sport. He was elected MABA president in 1958 and occupied the post for several years. As a MABA delegate he represented the country in various international meetings.
The funeral will be held today at the Christ the King parish church, Paola at 2.45 p.m.