Organized by the Nicaragua Olympic Committee (CON), the 3rd. Olympic Gala took place, recent December 15th, at the Hotel Crowne Convention Center; in coincidence with the 11th Central American Games that have been celebrated in Managua, the capital city, from 3rd to 17th December.

With the occasion of the IFBB participation in the Games, in another step forward of Bodybuilding and Fitness in its integration inside the Olympic Family, President Santonja attended the Gala, invited by the CON President, Mag. Emmet Lang Salmerón and Vice-president, Mrs. María Antonieta Ocón. During the Gala, President Santonja took the opportunity to speak with other Sports leaders and with Executives related with Bodybuilding, as General Juan Santiago Estrada -IFBB Special Advisor- and Mr. Eduardo Abdalah -IFBB Vice-president for Central America-.

Picture: CON President, Mag. Emmet Lang and Dr. Rafael Santonja, joining other Sports Executives, in Managua, at the 3rd. Nicaragua Olympic Gala.


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