International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness

International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness, IFBB, the governing body of the sport of bodybuilding and fitness, was founded by brothers Joe and Ben Weider in 1946 in Montreal, Canada and it's current President is Dr Rafael Santonja. IFBB headquarters are located in Madrid, Spain.
IFBB is a member of SportAccord, International World Games Association, UNESCO, ICSSPE, amongst many other prestigious international bodies, being recognized as the sole International Sport Federation for the sport of Bodybuilding and Fitness in full compliance with the WADA Code.
23/04/2014 - 8:58 pm in News


by Andrew Michalak The upcoming weekend, April 25-27, will be very important to the IFBB worldwide family, particularly to the Western Hemisphere. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will host the 2nd Arnold Classic South America. Following the last year’s successful opening, which was dominated by Brazilian athletes, what was a natural consequence of the inaugural event hosted by…
21/04/2014 - 5:52 pm in News


The Malta National Championships has been held with a record number of athletes and spectators, at the Corinthia Hotel, St Julians, being as well selective for the Malta National team to represent Malta at the next European Championship, that will take place in Santa Susana between the 15 and 18 of May. The Malta National team will be composed by the following athletes.…
The IFBB offers prestigious online courses internationally and on-site courses through authorized national IFBB academies on duty in certain countries.
European Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation
Asian Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness
South American Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation
Caribbean Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation


WORLD LADIES CUP 2014, KIEV – Photo gallery

14/04/2014 - 2:56 pm

Full photo gallery from the 2014 World Ladies Cup held in Kiev from the 11th - 14th of April.


20/03/2014 - 9:57 pm

Teams from 62 countries visited Columbus this year! by Andrew Michalak What impressed me so much this time, was the number of participating countries in this year’s Arnold…
Tribute to Joe Weider
A mix of emotions and memories come to my mind, putting all activities on hold. Joe Weider left behind him the legacy of an intense life, plenty of achievements, creating an inspiration for millions of people worldwide, that through his great wisdom changed their lives for the better. His influence on the society in the 20th century, spreading fitness and active healthy habits that were a revolution for society, in the area of health, prevention and wellbeing, creating a true revolution. But I’m not going to write about it, others are doing that much better than I can...
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