The fantastic debut of Bodybuilding & Fitness at the 11th South American Games, held in Cochabamba (Bolivia), was crowned by a wide presence of supporters and fans during the whole competitive session. The modern Hotel Cochabamba Convention Centre -venue for the IFBB event, on Thursday 6th June – was full of spectators, not only from the 10 countries represented in the Bodybuilding & Fitness competition, but also from the total 14 South American countries that participate in this Games, organized by ODESUR.

A cheering and polite audience supported all the athletes and honored the winners, during the award ceremonies, where their respective National Anthems were performed, as in every Olympic ceremony of the Games.

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