The recent 52nd Asian Championships held in Ulan Baatar (Mongolia) has evidenced the important progression of Bodybuilding & Fitness, in the South East area of Asia; an important cultural and economy space where lives near 600 million people and where IFBB-affiliated National Federations are growing in a regular manner, boosted by their respective dynamic officials.

In the picture, we can see some of this executive officer from the South East area of the Asian Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (AFBF) joining the new elected president, Mr. Ochir Gambaatar and IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja. 

From right to left we can see Edmund Chong (Malaysia), Komang Arnawa (Indonesia), Rowena Walters (Philippines), President Santonja, Ochir Ganbaatar (AFBF President), Alex M. Betts (Singapore), Sanjay More (AFBF General Secretary) and Gu Qiao (chairman of AFBF Judges Committee).

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