Representatives of the five international federations, Bodybuilding and Fitness, Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Armwrestling and Tug of War, involved in the design and preparation of The United Power Games, gathered in Santa Susanna (Barcelona, Spain) on last 23 and 24 September, in very useful and fruitful technical meetings, at which aspects like specific location, number of participants per sport, financing, and promotion of this new multi-sport competition were discussed. This has been the second time in which the games founding members met for progressing, following the first one held in Madrid last June. The project is solidly growing, and all the bricks are carefully placing with the aim of having a successful and sustainable event in Santa Susanna.

In the picture, from left to right, Mr Mircea Simionescu-Simicel (General Secretary, World Armwrestling Federation), Mr Manuel J Martín (IFBB Executive Director), Mr Assen Hadjitodorov (President, World Armwrestling Federation), Mr Joan Campolier (Major of Santa Susanna), Dr Rafael Santonja (IFBB President), Mr Daniel McCarthy (Treasurer, Tug of War International Federation), Mr Enamuel Scheiber (General Manager, International Powerlifting Federation), Mr Juan Lama (General Secretary, Spanish Weightlifting Federation), Mr Francisco García (President, Catalan Weightlifting Federation), Dr Alfonso Morán (President IFBB Medical Commission) and Mr José Ramos (President, Spanish Bodybuilding Federation).

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