International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness

Message From The President

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Dear Bodybuilding and Fitness enthusiasts:

On behalf of the International Federation of Bodybuilding Fitness, I am pleased to welcome you to our official website.

Created in 1998 under direct supervision of IFBB Founder and Honorary Life President Mr. Ben Weider, ifbb.com provides to millions of bodybuilders fitness athletes, officials, supporters and fans, from all over the world (our statistics have recorded visits from 187 countries) accurate information on events, news, rules, history and, in general, all the activities carried on by IFBB and the affiliated continental and national federations; that build together in a daily basis, the reality of our sport with over a thousand events organized each year, under IFBB logo, in the five continents.

The IFBB affiliates National Federations from 194 countries and is a member of the SportAccord (former General Association of International Sports Federations – GAISF) and the International World Games Association (IWGA); it is recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and over 90 National Olympic Committees (NOCs); as well as being a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency, that has recognized the IFBB as the only authority in bodybuilding, whose anti-doping program is in full compliance with the WADA Code.

IFBB plays as well an active relationship with scientific and sport international organizations; being conscience of the benefits that a bodybuilding lifestyle can play in the populations health; and the specific applications as ideal anti-aging life style for which the best examples are the legion of outstanding athletes that participate in our master categories (over 50´s, 60´s, 65’s…).

Events for young athletes (including children’s fitness) and female sport are some of our most active programs.

We are pleased to provide you with all this information, because bodybuilding is the passion for a good health and active life.

Enjoy it.

Your friend in sport,


Rafael Santonja
IFBB President


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