Brazilian Confederation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (CBMFF), chaired by Prof. Mauricio de Arruda, keeps working actively in the promotion of our sports, in the biggest country in South America (and 5th, in the planet). The CBMFF is the only Organization related to Bodybuilding and Fitness, officially recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Sports and Brazilian Olympic Committee, besides IFBB and South American Bodybuilding Confederation (CSFF).

Recently, Prof. Mauricio de Arruda and Mr. Alexandre Bortolato -IFBB Legal Counsel Member-, visited Brazilian Minister of Sport, Mr. Leonardo Picciani; in order to inform about the last activities developed by the CBMFF and the study of coming next international events, as the 2019 Pan American Games (Lima; Peru) in which CBMFF will represent officially the Brazilian Bodybuilding and Fitness. Minister Picciani, appointed by Brazilian President Michel Temer, in 2016; is a young but experienced politician with solid engagement with Sports. In their meeting, Minister Picciani congratulated the CBMFF because its activity and wished all the success for the Brazilian athletes, at next coming international events hosted in Brazil: the IFBB Elite Pro (Goiania, Goias; March 9th-11th) and Arnold Classic South America (Sao Paulo; April 20th-22nd).

Picture: Brazilian Minister of Sports, Mr. Leonardo Picciani (center); surrounded by CBMFF Executives Alexandre Bortolato (left) and Prof. Mauricio de Arruda (right).

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