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WELLNESS AND WOMEN´S PHYSIQUE: 2 NEW ...

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by Armando M.   The 2017 Diamond Cup Caribe, scheduled for the next March 10th to 12th keeps bringing exciting news! The IFBB and Dominican Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (FDFF) just agreed that the event will offers two new disciplines: Women´s Physique and Wellness. This new disciplines included in the event, will open the competition to […]

EBFF WILL CELEBRATE ITS EXECUTIVE COU...

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by Armando M.     This next weekend January 20th to 22th, executive officials from the European Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation will meet in the beautiful city of Venice (Italy), celebrating its Annual Executive Council, under the leadership of President Santonja and with Italian Bodybuilding Federation, chaired by Mr. Benedetto Mondello, as host. With the […]

ARABIAN BODYBUILDING FEDERATION IS CE...

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by Armando M.   Leaded by its president, Dr. Eng. Adel Fahim el Sayed, the Arab Bodybuilding Federation is celebrating its Annual Assembly in Cairo (Egypt), analyzing the 2016 season and scheduling its competitive agenda for this year. Presidents and Executive officials from 14 IFBB-affiliated Arab National Federations are attending this important meeting, in which […]

IFBB DIAMOND CUP CARIBE, OPEN TO ATHL...

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by Armando M.    The third international event in the 2017 IFBB Calendar will the Diamond Cup Caribe that will take place in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic); next 10th to 12th March, celebrated under support of IFBB and Dominican Bodybuilding Federation (FDFF). The event will take place at the modern theater “La Fiesta”, inside the […]

MR. CARLOS CIFUENTES, COLOMBIAN BODYB...

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by Armando M.  A new era begins for Bodybuilding and Fitness, in Colombia, after the General Assembly celebrated this past weekend by its National Federation, which elected its new Executive Board, as follows: President: Carlos Cifuentes Vice-President: Gerardo Andrade Secretary: Mario León Treasurer: Mario Jiménez Vocal: Marta Garzón Representing IFBB, Lic. Juan Paredes -President of […]

PORTUGUESE BODYBUILDING FEDERATION VI...

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by Armando M.   Mr. Vitor Reis, president of the Portuguese Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (FLCF) visited this week the IFFB Headquarters, in Madrid; accompanied by his daughter Duda -recently appointed as the chairperson for the national Judges Committee, at the FLCF General Assembly-. Mr. Vitor Reis and President Santonja reviewed the successful organization of […]

BODYBUILDING: EVERY YEAR MORE POPULAR...

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by Armando M.    In a recent visit to capital city Doha, President Santonja met with Adel Al Ansari and other officials from the IFBB affiliated organization, in Qatar; noticing the growth of Bodybuilding in the country. Adel Al Ansari is a young and dynamic IFBB official that is promoting our sport in the area, […]

PRESIDENT SANTONJA, VISITED THE POLIS...

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by Armando M.      Working over the fluent institutional relationship between IFBB and the Polish Olympic Committee (PKO – Polski Komitet Olimpijski), President Santonja visited PKO Headquarters in Warsaw, this week, joined by Mr. Pawel Filleborn (IFBB Judges Committee chairman and president of the Polish Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation, PZKF). The meeting with PKO […]

IFBB JUDGING & TECHNICAL SEMINAR...

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by Armando M.   The new year just came and IFBB Educational Program is already on duty! Mr. Pawel Filleborn, chairman of the IFBB Judge´s Committee went to Belgium to offers, as lecturer, a new Seminar for Judges, Coaches and Athletes, recent Sunday 8th December. Belgian Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation, chaired by Mr. André Wouters, celebrated […]

2017 NEW EVENTS (3): IFBB DIAMOND CUP...

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by Armando M.   As we mentioned previously, Diamond Cup International Circuit is every year more attractive, and 2017 will offers some new very interesting challenges. The opening of the Circuit will take place, this season, in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic); following the success of 2016 Junior & Master World Championships -the last event of […]

2017 NEW EVENTS (2): OLYMPIA AMATEUR ...

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by Armando M.    IFBB Olympia Amateur Circuit grows in 2017 with this new event, open to athletes from American national federations IFBB-affiliated, that will be celebrated in Medellín (Colombia), from 17th to 19th February. First time ever in South America, the event will be organized by Expofitness company with the support of IFBB and […]

SEOUL (SOUTH KOREA) HOSTED THE LAST E...

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by Armando M.  IFBB Judges Committee Chairman, Mr. Pawel Filleborn,; went to South Korea to offer, in the capital city, the last educational activity of the 2016, in his “non-stop” commitment with the International Federation and the Sport. Over 150 Korean officials from the Korean Bodybuilding Federation (KBBF) attended this seminar, celebrated last December 28th, […]

2016 HIGHLIGHTS (3): IFBB & GREE...

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by Armando M.   The IFBB Diamond Cup celebrated in Athens (November 25th to 27th) gave us images of pure respect for the sport, as the recognition awards presented from the IFBB and the Greek Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (EOSD) to some of the athletes that represented Greece, in the last 2016 Paralympic Games celebrated in […]

2016 HIGHLIGHTS (2): POLISH OLYMPIC C...

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by Armando M.    Another step in the continuous relationships between IFBB and Olympic Family was done in Bialystok (Poland); during 2016 World Fitness Championships, organized by Polish Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (PZKF). Mr. Janusz Kochan, Chairperson of one of the Polish Olympic Committee (POC) Commissions, attended the event, joining President Santonja and PZKF president, […]

2017 NEW EVENTS (1): MALTA IFBB DIAMO...

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by Armando M.   Diamond Cup International Circuit is every year more attractive to athletes and 2017 Spring will offer very interesting challenges, as this fantastic event, organized by Malta Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (MFBBF), chaired by Mr. Ralph DeCelis. The event, will take place at the modern Grandmaster´s Suite Hilton Hotel (5*****), located in […]

2016 HIGHLIGHTS (1): FULL AMERICAN OL...

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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 SANTONJA, AWARDED BY NICARA...

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by Armando M. Nicaraguan Olympic Committee (CON) awarded President Santonja, during recent its recent Olympic Gala organized in Managua, for the great support he has given to Bodybuilding and Fitness, in Nicaragua. The CON President, Mag. Emmett Lang, delivered to President Santonja a plaque of recognition for his leadership in this sport, avoiding cultural or […]

MR. & MISS MAURITIUS 2016: GREAT...

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by Armando M.   An important number of Bodybuilding Clubs and athletes took part at the 2016 IFBB Mr. & Miss Mauritius National Bodybuilding Championships, celebrated 11th December in Centre-de-Flacq, one of the most developed and popular villages in Mauritius Island. Organized by the Mauritius National Federation (FBBA), chaired by president Goolam Cader Ally; the […]

ORDECA PRESIDENT, MAG. EMMET LANG, AW...

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by Armando M.  During the recent 2nd. Nicaraguan Olympic Committee Gala organized in Managua -meeting point for American Olympic Family- IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja presented an important award to one of the most charismatic leaders of Olympic Sport: Mag.  Emmett Lang Salmerón. The prestigious “IFBB Spirit of Courage Award” went to the President of […]

RECORD OF CARIBBEAN JUDGES, IN IFBB S...

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by Armando M.    Christmas is a great time for learning and being updated, about Bodybuilding, and Caribbean judges offered the proof: the 2 days Judges Seminar offered this week by Mr. Pawel Filleborn (Chairman IFBB Judges Committee), in Curaçao, became in the seminar with the biggest number ever of participants, in Caribbean area. Over 60 […]

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