ARGENTINA: NEW STEP FORWARD FOR IFBB – CSFF, TOWARDS OLYMPISM.

Led by President Santonja, IFBB continues its progression in America and its integration into Olympism. Organized by the Olympic Committee of Argentina and the South American Sports Organization (ODESUR), the 4th edition of the South American Beach Games will be held, on March 14th – 23rd, in the city of Rosario; in what will be the great launch of Bodybuilding & Fitness with Olympism.

The 2019 South American Beach Games will feature an IFBB competition that will include the modalities of Classic Bodybuilding, Bikini Fitness, Men’s Physique and Men’s & Women’s Fitness; open to athletes of all the National Federations affiliated to the South American Bodybuilding and Fitness Confederation (CSFF). Chaired by Lic. Juan Paredes, the CSFF integrates the Bodybuilding federations of Aruba, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela and the host country –Argentina-, which , under the leadership and experience of Ernesto Pastelnik, directs the Organizing Committee that will receive the entire Bodybuilding family, in South America.

All the South American federations are recognized by their respective Olympic Committees and, this 2019 season will face a really demanding competition calendar, with more than 200 national and international events – amateur and professional – like those that will take place in Colombia (Cali, February 15) , Paraguay (Asunción, April 5), Peru (Lima, April 12) or Brazil (Sao Paulo; May 3), the latter, accompanied by an important Expo.

Image: The president of ODESUR, Mr. Camilo Pérez; receiving the IFBB Gold Medal, from the hands of President Santonja and Lic. Juan Paredes.

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