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6th MAXXIMUN OPEN (SLOVENIA)

Organized by the Bodybuilding Association of Slovenia, chaired by Mr. Gasper Grom and the company Maksimum d.o.o; the 6th edition of the International Open Maximum  took place, recent October 14th, in Medvode, Slovenia. The event, opened to ex-Yugoslavian countries and neighbouring state, was open only to athletes from IFBB-affiliated national federations and attracted numerous visitors. This […]

POLISH ATHLETES HIGHLIGHTED IN CZECH ...

Last Saturday, October 28th; the 39th IFBB Grand Prix PEPA Opava Cup was held at the Silesian Theater in Opava (Czech Republic). The oldest IFBB European Grand Prix received almost 250 athletes, in an edition that was broadcasted in live, trough video streaming, compatible with tablets and mobile devices. Another step forward for the event! […]

SINGAPORE BRIGHTS WITH ITS “SHOW OF S...

Organized under support of Singapore Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness, the 2017 Show of Strength was held, this October, at the prestigious Marina Bay Sands, in the heart of Singapore. Athletes from Malaysia, Thailand , Philippines, China, South Korea, Japan and Singapore battled it out on stage, in a packed auditorium containing close to 1000 […]

REZA REZAEI (IRAN); WON BODYBUILDING ...

Three days before starting the 2017 World Bodybuilding Championships (Benidorm; Spain); it´s important to have a look on the recent Asian Amateur Championships celebrated in Hong Kong (23rd to 25th November), where Iran proved to be one of the most powerful countries in Bodybuilding. Fantastic Reza Rezaei became the winner of Heavyweight category (-100 kg) […]

15 DAYS OFF TO 2017 BOLIVARIAN GAMES

As previously announced, IFBB will participate at the next 18th Bolivarian Games -one of the most traditional Games from the Olympic program- that will take place in Santa Marta (Colombia), 11th to 25th November, organized by the Bolivarian Sport Organization (ODEBO). In the 18th Bolivarian Games will participate 11 countries: Chile, Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, […]

RETAL INDUSTRIES, NEW SPONSOR FOR IFB...

IFBB is pleased to announce the signing of a sponsorship agreement with the prestigious RETAL group, a leading worldwide packaging solutions provider, in Madrid, between its Chairman of the Board, Mr. Anatoliy Martynov and IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja. With its commitment to social and environmental standards, RETAL has been producing high quality Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) packaging solutions for its customers in Europe, Asia and the Americas, […]

DR. MASOUD SOLTANIFAR (IRAN) RECEIVED...

The Iranian Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Mr. Masoud Soltanifar; received this week the IFBB Gold Order -one of the most prestigious awards of the International Federation-, in recognition for his important support to Bodybuilding and sport lifestyle. In an official meeting celebrated in Teheran, with IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja and Mr. Nasser […]

YASER BIGLOU (IRAN); WON CLASSIC BODY...

Just one week before the 2017 World Bodybuilding Championships (Benidorm; Spain); Iran proved to be not of the most powerful countries in male disciplines, after winning the four Classic Bodybuilding categories celebrated in the recent Asian Amateur Championships celebrated in Hong Kong (23rd to 25th November). Mahdi Dalir (-171 cm), Yousef Hamidi (-175 cm), Farhad […]

HONG KONG DAY 1: AWESOME SHOW AND CON...

Divided in 2 sessions (prejudging and finals) and joined by the Hong Kong National Championships, the first day in Hong Kong started in an spectacular way with the athletes participating in Classic Bodybuilding, Bodyfitness and Women´s Physique, representing 17 countries from Asia and Middle East. Organized by the Hong Kong Federation (HKFBF) and his Honorary […]

ACTION GOES ON IN HONG KONG

After the intense weekend in Rome (Diamond Cup) and Toronto (Ben Weider Legacy Cup), the action continues for IFBB in Hong Kong, since today Monday 23rd with another great Elite Qualifier event, open for Asian Countries, Middle East and Hong Kong. Organized by the active and efficient Mr. Hugo Chan -chairman of Hong Kong Bodybuilding […]

ANNETTE MOUNTFORD (CANADA) REACHS BIK...

Bikini Fitness has been one of the largest disciplines performed at the Ben Weider Legacy Cup Toronto (BWLCT) celebrated this recent weekend, 21th and 22th October, in Canada. With 6 absolute categories (by height), 3 Master categories (over 35 years old) and 1 Junior Open category (under 23 years old); the battle for the medals […]

18th BOLIVARIAN GAMES, IN SANTA MARTA...

Excellent news are coming from our sport from Colombia: IFBB will participate at the next 18th Bolivarian Games that will take place, in Santa Marta (Colombia), 11th to 25th November. Organized by the Bolivarian Sport Organization (ODEBO), this Games are one of the most traditional events from the Olympic program. For the next edition, in […]

PHILLIP CLAHAR (USA) BODYBUILDING OVE...

A new Bodybuilding star has been discovered in the Ben Weider Legacy Cup Toronto (BWLCT), celebrated today in Canada: the great Phillip Clahar, from USA, who took the Gold medal in the Super Heavyweight category (+100 kg), joined in podium by Jorge Luis Guerrero (Mexico; Silver medal) and Joey Pyontka (Canada); Bronze medal). The BWLCT, […]

BISTRITA (ROMANIA): THE WORLD MEETING...

After two editions being celebrated at the Caribbean, the next World Junior & Master Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships will be held in beautiful city of Bistrita (Romania); coming next 10th to 13rd. November. Organized by the IFBB and the Romanian Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (RBFF) chaired by Mr. Gabriel Toncean -president as well of the […]

CHALLENGING WEEKEND: 3 EVENTS IN 3 CO...

The IFBB Autumn season is at its most hectic moment and this weekend will be a real challenge for athletes, officials and supporters with 3 important international events held in 3 different continents and, all of them, Elite Qualifier events! Action started yesterday in Rome (Italia) with the IFBB Diamond Cup where hundred of competitors […]

ARNOLD CLASSIC BRAZIL, SOUTH AFRiCA A...

IFBB is making up the competitive calendar for next season 2018 and, as an advance, the Arnold Classic Amateur in Brazil, South Africa and Europe (Spain) will be included as some of the most relevant events. For season 2018, the Arnold Classic Amateur will be Elite Qualifier events and, competitors qualified in Top 5, will […]

NATALIA LUGOVSKIKH vs. OKSANA BRYGIDY...

The history of our sport is full of rivalries between great athletes (Arnold vs. Oliva, Haney vs. Gaspari; Yates vs. Wheeler, etc..) and in 2017 the most interesting is the close battle between two fantastic athletes from Eastern Europe to lead the Bikini Elite Ranking: Natalia Lugovskikh (Russia) and Oksana Brygidyr (Ukraine). Both athletes lead […]

MUMBAY (INDIA): FULL RESULTS

Organized by India Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (IBBFF), the complete results from the recent Olympia Amateur India celebrated in Mumbai, 13th to 16th October, with near 350 athletes, can be checked in the next link: https://www.ifbb.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/17-MrOlympia-India-Results.pdf  

MOHAMMED MAGDY (EGYPT) WON CLASSIC BO...

By majority decision (20 points), the ripped and proportioned Egyptian Mohammed Magdy Mohammad started his authority in Classic Bodybuilding, at the recent Olympia Amateur India held in Mumbai, 13rd to 16th October. Magdy took the Gold medal, in the Tall Class (+180 cm), defeating Iranians Amirhosein Masoumi (Silver medal) and Rasoul Vaziri (Bronze medal). Qualified […]

MR. MARCO CABEZAS, NEW IFBB-VICEPRESI...

After suspension of former IFBB Vice-president for North America -Mr. Jim Manion-; the IFBB Executive committers has appointed as acting new Vice-presesident for the area to Mr. Marco Cabezas (México). Mr. Cabezas is a young official with excellent experience in our sport and, as well, in Olympism, due to his previous involvements in Government and […]




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