IFBB President Dr. Rafael Santonja arrived today to Lima (Peru), in order the attend the General Assembly of the Pan-American Olympic Sports Organization, and the Opening of the 18th Pan American Games where Bodybuilding and Fitness are included in the program.

This Games, that will be followed by over 500 MM people, are just warming up the engines and represents another step forward for our sports in its integration into Olympism.

Picture (left to right): Mr. Henry Nuñez, President of ORDECA (Central American Olympic Sports Organization); Gral. Juan Santiago Estrada (General Secretary of the Nicaragua Olympic Committee & IFBB Special Advisor); Mag. Emmett Lang, President of the Nicaraguan Olympic Committee, and IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja.

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