Lic. Francisco Lee was elected President of ACODEPA, Panamerican Association of American Sports Confederations, past weekend, in Lima, at the Annual Assembly of ACODEPA which was held in conjunction with the Annual Assembly of Panamsports.

In the full security that he will be the best successor to Ivar Sisniega, (the former President of this association, that performed an excellent work and is now the General Secretary of the Pan American Olympic Organization) ,and that sport will keep progressing in the American Continent, following the principles of Olympism in fairness and solidarity under his great leadership.

President Lee has an excellent relation with IFBB President and is a great supporter of bodybuilding, fitness and healthy lifestyle, and from the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness, we are pleased to convey him our warmest congratulations.

In the picture, from left to the right, Gral. Juan Santiago Estrada (IFBB Special Advisor and General Secretary of the Nicaragua Olympic Committee), Eduardo Abdalah (IFBB Vice President, President of the Panamerican Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation and recently elected as Treasurer of ACODEPA), Lic. Francisco Lee, just after his election as ACODEPA President, Dr. Rafael Santonja, (IFBB President) and Mag. Emmett Lang Salmeron ( President of the Nicaragua Olympic Committee)

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