International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness


by Armando M.  One of the most important moments for the IFBB History, in this 2016, was the ANOC (Association of National Olympic Committees) and PASO (Pan American Sport Organization) General Assemblies; celebrated in Doha (Qatar), in November, with the presence of most of the NOC´s presidents, leaded by IOC President Thomas Bach and ANOC President, Sheik Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah.

In this double meeting was updated the Olympic Agenda for the next years and, with the unanimous ratification by the Pan American Olympic Assembly, Bodybuilding would be included, for the next Pan American Games, in 2019, as medalist sport. President Santonja was in Doha, attending this historical Assembly, accompanied by General Juan Santiago Estrada (IFBB Advisor and General Secretary of the Nicaraguan Olympic Committee).

Picture: Great news came from Qatar -one of the countries where Bodybuilding is really a popular sport-, in November: President Santonja was celebrating the full recognition of Bodybuilding in the Pan American Olympic Family, with ODEPA/PASO president, Dr. Julio C. Maglione; Peruvian Olympic Committee president, Mr. José Quiñonez and General Juan Santiago Estrada (right).