ARGENTINA; A KEY COUNTRY FOR BODYBUILDING IN SOUTH AMERICA

With a dynamic National Federation that organizes more than 100 Bodybuilding & Fitness competitions every year, Argentina is a fundamental country in the promotion of our sports, considering the growth throughout the American continent as well as the important challenges that the future holds for us, in the international events organized by the Olympic organizations.

For this reason, President Santonja, on his trip to Brazil to be present at the Pro-Am Open in Goiania -coming weekend (9th to 11th March)-; made a stopover in Buenos Aires to meet with the National Director of Sports , Dr. José García Maañon, accompanied by the President of the Argentine Federation (FAM), Mr. Fernando Loreiro and the Director of Competitions for South America Bodybuilding Confederation (CSFF), Mrs. Cristina Musumeci. With all of them, he analyzed several issues, as the presence of IFBB at the 11th South American Games to be held in Cochabamba (Bolivia), organized by the South American Sports Organization (ODESUR), next May 26th to June 8th.

Photo: Dr. José García Maañon (Argentina National Director of Sports), together with Dr. Rafael Santonja, Mr. Fernando Loreiro (FAM president) and Mrs. Cristina Musumeci (CSFF Executive).

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 www.IFBB.com 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