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NEXT COMING 2018 IFBB CALENDAR: MORE ...

With an amazing 2017 season that still is waiting for awesome events in all the continents (Athens, Cancun, Biarritz, Dubai, etc..) the next 2018 Calendar promised to be even more challenging for athletes worldwide. In the previous approach analyzed and approved for the IFBB Annual Congress, the 2018 sport season will continue with the expansion […]

BISTRITA WAS THE WORLD CAPITAL OF BOD...

With a new record of participation in athletes and countries, the recent IFBB World Junior and Master Championships in Bistrita (Romania) was an excellent sport success for a country that loves the sport and made the illustrious capital city of Bistrita, to become in the world capital of Bodybuilding and Fitness during the last weekend. […]

LAST CALL FOR CANCUN (MEXICO)

Organized by the Mexican Federation (FMFF) leaded by Mr. Francisco Cabezas, the next coming IFBB Diamond Cup Mexico (Cancún; 17th-19th November) is another great event, open to every IFBB-affiliated National Federation, that will offers Pro Elite Cards to the overall winners, beside a fantastic sport experience. The IFBB Diamond Cup Cancun 2017 will be celebrated […]

MR. MAURITIUS 2017: BODYBUILDING KEEP...

Leaded by new national president, recently elected, Mr. Balkissoon Parsad; Bodybuilding keeps growing in Mauritius from the hand of FBBA (Federation of the Bodybuilding Association) that celebrated, recent November 12th, the 2017 Mr. & Miss Flaco Bodybuilding Championships and, on November 13rd., the Mr. Moka Bodybuilding Championships. The main results where, as follows: Mr. & […]

THIS WEEKEND THE ACTIONS IS IN… ATHEN...

..And it will be with a new edition of the IFBB DIAMOND CUP GREECE, after the success of 2016 edition! Organized by the Greek Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation chaired by Mr. Jordan Leventeli, the capital of occidental culture, Athens, will host November 18th-19th, this important Elite Qualifier event for Bodybuilding, Classic Bodybuilding, Men´s Physique, Bodyfitness, […]

BISTRITA (ROMANIA): A NEW RECORD OF P...

When still hundred of athletes and delegates have in mind the great experience lived in Benidorm (Spain), with the awesome 71th World Bodybuilding Championships and the 1st. World Ranking Gala; a new international event catch already the attention worldwide: the IFBB World Junior & Master Championships, organized by the Romanian Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation, chaired […]

PROTOCOL HIGHLIGHTS IN MUMBAI (INDIA)

Open to all the IFBB-affiliated National Federations from Asia, the modern Bombay Exhibition Centre hosted, last October 13rd to 15th; an historic International Amateur event organized by Asian Business Exhibition & Conferences Ltd. (ABEC) under the leadership and coordination of Mr. Sanjay More, General Secretary of the the Indian Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (IBBFF). With […]

MR. VLADIMIR DUBININ (RUSSIA), NEW IF...

The current president and founder of the Russian Bodybuilding Federation (Федерация бодибилдинга России), Mr. Vladimir Dubinin, has been appointed as new IFBB Patron, during the 71th Annual World Congress, celebrated in Benidorm (Spain), recent 3rd. Novemeber 2017. Mr. Vladimir Dublin, born in Sant Petersburg (Leningrad), in 1948; was one of the founders of the Bodybuilding Federation, […]

SINGAPORE: 2017 SHOW OF STRENGTH (RES...

Organized under support of Singapore Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (SFBF), the 2017 Show of Strength hosted athletes from Malaysia, Thailand , Philippines, China, South Korea, Japan and Singapore. The official results can be checked, at the next link: https://www.ifbb.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/SOS-Top-6-results.pdf Picture (courtesy of Mr. On Cheung): Some of the most highlighted female athletes from SFBF: […]

ARISTIDE MBOMNI (GERMANY), THE GREAT ...

World and European champion Aristide Mbomni (Germany), has been the most highlighted athlete of the season in Classic Bodybuilding. Born in 1979 (38 years old), Aristide made an interesting career in Martial Arts, before becoming in a Classic Bodybuilding star. With a solid education (he speaks several languages), Mbomny has been leading the Classic Bodybuilding […]

MIKA SIHVONEN WON THE 2017 BODYBUILDI...

In a close battle for title with fantastic young irish Blessing Awodibu; the Finnish star Mika Sihvonen won the IFBB World Ranking Elite and made history, winning the first edition of this Circuit that has raised the amateur Bodybuilding to a new level, beside the main check valued in 15.000 euros. Mika Sihvonen, who has […]

UNFORGETTABLE GALA TO CONCLUDE MEN´S ...

In front of an audience composed by delegates, athletes and supporters from more than 80 countries; the Top Ten competitors of the year 2017 in Bodybuilding, Classic Bodybuilding and Men´s Physique felt like sport stars, receiving the prizes achieved after a year of competition, presented by the main Executives of the IFBB. With 44.000 euros […]

TELEGRAM APP: THE GREAT NOVELTY TO ST...

Competitors and delegates participating in the 71th World Bodybuilding Championships, in Benidorm (Spain) can be updates, in live, about all the novelties and important information to follow the competition. Schedule of weight inn, novelties about running order and every important information will arrive to all the personal devices using TELEGRAM APP (available for IOs, Android […]

71th IFBB INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS

Chaired by President Santonja, IFBB has been celebrating during the morning and afternoon, its 2017 Annual International Congress, in Benidorm (Spain); as second session of a challenging week in which are participating athletes and delegates from 85 countries: a new record of figures! After a warm welcome to the new members affiliated (Andorra, Angola, American […]

BENIDORM (SPAIN) RECEIVED ATHLETES &#...

During the whole Thursday, November 2nd; athletes, judges, officials and supporters from the 5 continents arrived to Benidorm, in order to participate in the 71st. World Bodybuilding Championships and IFBB Annual Congress, during this week. Officials from the Organizing Committee and President Santonja, as host; welcomed all the visitors in a session that was dedicated […]

SKFRC JOINED PRESIDENT SANTONJA, IN P...

Coinciding with its presence in Prague, attending the General Assembly of the World Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC); IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja took the opportunity to meet, as well, with the president of the Czech Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (Svaz Kulturistiky a Fitness Ceske Republiky SKFCR), Mr. Vjaceslav Vinogradov. President Santonja and Mr. […]

FROM BENIDORM TO ROMANIA: THE WORLD C...

Barely 24 hours to start the 71st. IFBB World Bodybuilding Championships, in Benidorm (Spain), with the presence of more than 300 athletes from 70 countries, it´s possible to announce a new historical record in the coming next IFBB World Junior & Master Championships that will be held in Bistrita (Romania). Over 500 athletes from 50 […]

PRESIDENT SANTONJA, IN PRAGUE, ATTEND...

In a new step towards the goal of Olympism, President Santonja is in Prague (Czech Republic), attending the 22nd General Assembly of the World Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC). The capital city of Czech Republic held, from October 30th to November 3rd, this important meeting point for all the National Olympic Committees (NOCs). The […]

BENIDORM IS READY FOR 2017 WORLD BODY...

With Men´s Physique included, first time, in the official program; IFBB will celebrate this week, November 2rd to 6th; the 71th edition of its World Bodybuilding Championships in the beauty village of Benidorm (Alicante, Spain), repeating as official sede as in 2015 and 2016. Athletes and officials from most of the IFBB-affiliated National Federations are […]

OLYMPISM AND BODYBUILDING: IRAN

During his visit to Iran, in order to meet with the Iranian Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports, Mr. Masoud Soltanifar; IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja had the opportunity to meet with several Olympic authorities, as the General Secretary of the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of IRAN (NOCIR IRAN), Mr. Shahrokh Shahnazi; […]


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