After the recent 2018 IFBB-CSFF South American Championships celebrated in Asunción (Paraguay); President Santonja flu to Lima (Peru) where he is currently, accompanied by General Juan Santiago Estrada (IFBB Special Advisor) and Eng. Eduardo Abdalah (IFBB Vice-president for Central America), representing Bodybuilding and Fitness at the Panam Sports General Assembly.

The Pan American Sports Organization is the international organization which represents the current 41 National Olympic Committees of North, Central, South America and the Caribbean. The organization’s flagship event is the quadrennial Pan American Games, where Bodybuilding & Fitness will be both included to participate at the next edition which will take place in 2019, in Lima “the Olympic capital of America”.

Picture: Eng. Eduardo Abdalah (IFBB Vice-president for Central America), President Santonja and General Juan Santiago Estrada (IFBB Special Advisor)

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