With the IFBB fully recognized by Pan American Sports Organization (PASO/ODEPA), Bodybuilding have an historic appointment with Olympism, next July 26th 2019, in Lima (Peru). From this day and up to August 11th, Bodybuilding will be included with other 38 sports, in the 18th Pan American Games: a real success for our sport and a dream made true for our athletes and supporters.

Over 6.000 athletes from 41 countries will be in Lima 2019 and bodybuilders from American IFBB-affiliated National Federations will be included. This will be an amazing debut as well a high responsibility that IFBB is facing, fully ready, for that challenge: this week, Mr. Eduardo Abdalah -IFBB Vice-president for Central America- had a meeting with members of the Organizing Committee (COPAL) and visited the construction works for the future Olympic Village that should be finished in February 2019.

Under the leadership of IFBB president, Dr. Rafael Santonja; Bodybuilding and Fitness are growing worldwide and reaching its goals about recognition and support from the Olympic Family. Lima 2019 will be an historic moment and place in our sport: another dream became true!

Picture: Ing. Eduardo Abdalah -IFBB Vice-president for Central America & Caribbean- had a meeting with members of the 18th Panamerican Games and visited the future Olympic Village.