The president of the Colombian Olympic Committee (COC), Mr. Baltazar Medina; has been awarded with the IFBB Spirit of Sport, with the occasion of the 18th Bolivarian Games, that are being celebrated in the city of Santa Marta, until next Saturday 25th.

With IFBB participating in these prestigious Games from the Olympic program, President Santonja traveled to Colombia to represent our sports. On Tuesday, November 21st, at the dinner hosted by the Organizing Committee of the Games; President Santonja took the opportunity to award President Baltazar Medina with one of the most prestigious Awards in the IFBB: the beautiful Spirit of Sport, in gratitude for his invaluable support to Bodybuilding, Fitness and healthy lifestyle, internationally, and in this Games in which are participating over 4.000 athletes from 11 countries.

Picture: IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja, announcing the delivery of the prestigious IFBB Spirit of Sport, to Mr. Baltazar Medina; president of the Colombian Olympic Committee, during a dinner hosted by the Bolivarian Games Organizing Committee, in Santa Marta.

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 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