With the occasion of the AIPS Congress in Budapest, President Santonja met with the American Sports Press family, always very supportive of our sport and healthy lifestyle.



In the picture from left to the right, Mr. Luis Vargas, General Secretary of the Sports Circle of Journalists of Venezuela, Mr. Erick Alvarez, President of the Association of Sports Journalists of Guatemala, Mr. Moisés Avalos, President of the Association of Sports Chroniclers of Nicaragua, Mr. Alberto Rico, President of the Sports Journalist Federation of Mexico, Mr. Carlos García, Honorary Member of AIPS and Former Vice President, IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja, Mr. Ernesto Ortiz, President of the Circle of Sports Journalists of Uruguay, Mr.
Gabriel Cazenave, President of AIPS America, Mr. Carlos González,  President of the Association of Sports Journalists of Cuba, Mr. Desney Romero, President of the Sports Media Suriname and, Mr. Danilo Díaz, President of the Circle of Journalists of Chile.

We are immersed in a health international emergency as a consequence of the Covid-19 epidemic.

In this situation, we must follow the applicable national and international regulations and the advice from governments and sanitary authorities.

All this has to be done with positive energy and best spirit, maintaining our focus on the fact that any epidemical situation has expansion, stabilization and reduction periods, and that with adequate care, this nightmare is going to be a bad memory soon.

By all means, the integrity of our athletes, officials, judges and of all who integrate our community is now and always essential. We are a family in sport and life.

We can expect to reach the epidemic peak and a progressive settle down, as is already happening in some of the countries in suffering this situation at first instance.

In conclusion, let’s be confident and keep working as a team, following the decisions from the competent authorities. Some events have been canceled and others are being rescheduled to a new date in which we may be able to celebrate with our athletes and friends our passion for sport and healthy lifestyle.

We recommend you visit the IFBB Calendar at our website on a regular basis, so that you may be fully updated on events and schedule.

Wishing you, your families and beloved one’s good health, and hoping that the situation will be back to normality as soon as possible

All the events that were planned for March and April are being postponed and rescheduled