We are pleased to confirm the appointment of Juan Paredes (Ecuador) as IFBB Vice-president of South America, at IFBB Executive Council.

Juan Paredes is a very dedicated official with great experience, currently serving our sports as President of Ecuador National Federation, and of the South American Confederation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (CSFF). He was the Chairman of the 1st IFBB World Men Championship & Congress celebrated in South America 2013. Under his leadership, CSFF is currently one of the fastest growing confederation, in the IFBB family.

Juan Paredes relieves on this position to Aquiles de Cesare, who after many years of great dedication and outstanding services, is taking now position in the IFBB Patron, from where he will remain active, providing IFBB with his great life and sport experience.

We wish to convey our thank and best wish of success to Aquiles and Juan, on their new positions.

Picture: Mr. Juan Paredes, awarded by President Santonja, recently (above); and awarding new IFBB Patron Mr. Aquiles de Cesare, joined by another historic leader of Bodybuilding in South America, Prof. Angel Coba (left and below).

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