IFBB MEETING OF THE AMERICAS

Past January 20th, IFBB Executives from America met in Madrid to work on the 2020 sports programs and other activities to be carried out in the continent.
Among the American Executives were Marco Cabezas, Vice President of the IFBB for North America and General Secretary of the Mexican Bodybuilding Federation, an entity that last year made an incredible record of more than 400 events.

Mr. Eduardo Abdalah, IFBB Vice President of Central America and the Caribbean, together with Mr. Giovanni Arentzs, IFBB President of the Central American and Caribbean Confederation, reported the 2020 calendar with nine international Pro Qualifiers and four Professional events just in the Caribbean.

Mr. Juan Paredes, IFBB Vice President for South America, inform of many events in the area, starting this February with the IFBB Angela Borges Fitness Cup in Brazil, and the magnificent South American Championships, that will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, next October first.

In the picture, President Dr. Rafael Santonja surrounded by from left to right, Mr. Mauricio de Arruda, President of the Brazilian Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness and Director of the IFBB Anti-doping Commission, Mr. Marco Cabezas, Vice President of the IFBB for North America and General Secretary of the Mexican Bodybuilding Federation, Mr. Juan Paredes, IFBB Vice President for South America, Mr. Giovanni Arentzs, IFBB President of the Central American and Caribbean Confederation, Mr. Tony Peña, President of the Dominican Republic Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness, and Mr. Eduardo Abdalah, IFBB Vice President of Central América and the Caribbean.

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