The ODECABE (Organization of Central American and Caribbean Olympic Committees) General Assembly just took place in Barranquilla, and President Santonja traveled there to attend it, representing the IFBB, applying as well for the incorporation of the IFBB in the Central American and Caribbean Games.
IFBB is already recognized by ODEPA (the Pan American Olympic organization) and is now approaching the incorporation to the various subcontinental Games.
IFBB President met in Barranquilla with ODECABE President, Dr Héctor Cardona, with Mr. Baltazar Medina, president of the Colombian Olympic Committee, and other area key officials, joined by Mag. Emmett Lang and General Estrada, IFBB advisers.
As excelent outcome of this meetings and in the course of the recognition, IFBB will be present as exhibition sport at the XXIII Central American and Caribbean Games, to be held in Barranquilla in 2018, still to be decided, but most probably with the categories Classic Bodybuilding, Fitness and Bikini.
In the first picture, from left to the right, Fabrizzio Hernandez, President of El Salvador Federarion of Bodybuilding and Fitness, recently elected as IFBB Vice President of El Salvador Olympic Committee, General Juan Santiago Estrada, IFBB Special Avdisor and General Secretary of the Nicaraguan Olympic Committee, President Santonja, Baltazar Medina, President of the Colombia Olympic Committee, Mag. Emmett Lang Salmeron, President of ORDECA (Central American Sport Organization), in which bodybuilding is already participating as medalist sport, and Óscar Berganza General Secretary of Honduras Olympic Committee.
In the second picture is President Santonja with Colombia Olympic Committee President Baltazar Medina at the ODECABE (Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization) General Assembly, in Barranquilla, Colombia