International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness

ORDECA PRESIDENT, MAG. EMMETT LANG, V...

At his arrival from Sao Paulo attending the Arnold Classic South America event, President Santonja met, in Madrid, with the president of Central America Olympic Committees, Mag. Emmett Lang; a long term friend and a great supporter of the IFBB. Central America is a region in which our sport is dynamically growing under the great […]

NEW CHAIRMAN IFBB PHYSIQUE AMERICA IN...

IFBB Physique America announced John Rowley as Chairman of North & South Carolina. John immediately named Mitchell Wells as his Co-Chairman to help handle the immense area, as he stated: “With over 85,000 square miles in North & South Carolina, Mitchell and I will be looking for additional Promoters to cultivate IFBB Physique America in the […]

IFBB JUDGES SEMINAR, SUPPORTED BY THE...

Another step forward in the IFBB Educational Program was reached, recent weekend 14th – 15th April, with the Judges Seminar offered by the Chairman of the Technical Committee, Mr. Pawel Filleborn, in Mexico DF, at the sports facilities of the Mexican Olympic Committee (COM). Perfectly organized by the Mexican Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (FMFF) chaired […]

MEETING WITH IWGA ExCo MEMBERS, IN BA...

The International World Games Association (IWGA) celebrated elections to its Executive Committee, during the Congress held in Bangkok (Thailand), Monday 16th April. As a member of IWGA, IFBB was attending the Congress represented through President Santonja and Executive official Ochir Gambaatar (Mongolia), participating in the electoral process. After the elections, President Santonja and Mr. Gambataar […]

IFBB & FEFF JOIN EFFORTS WITH TH...

This week, the Director of the Spanish Agency for the Protection of Health in Sports, (AEPSAD), Dr. José Luis Terreros and Mr. Agustín Gonzalez (Head of the Legal Affairs Division), held a meeting with IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja, who was joined by the president of the Spanish Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (FEFF) Mr. Jose […]

HSU AN-CHIN; NEW PRESIDENT OF CHINESE...

After the elections celebrated recent April 11th in the National Federation of Chinese Taipei, Mr. Hsu An-Chin, was appointed to be the new President for the next 4 years.  Government officers from Ministry of Education and Sports Administration witnessed the election and gave Hsu a warm greeting. The IFBB convey its best wishes and support […]

WAYLON MARTIN, NEW IFBBPA ARIZONA CHA...

IFBB Physique America is proud to announce the appointment of Waylon Martin as Chairman of Arizona. “Waylon is a person with the passion, desire and enthusiasm for the sport that IFBB Physique America is thrilled and excited to have part of our team” states IFBBPA President, Wayne S. DeMilia. Waylon Martin is an Arizona native […]

2018 WORLD RANKING, UPDATED.

After the last qualifier event (IFBB President Santonja´s Cup) celebrated in Nafplio (Greece; March 23th to 25th), the 2018 World Ranking has been updated by the IFBB, bringing the latest information for athletes and supporters. As in the 1st edition, the Top 10 athletes in every discipline, at the end of the season, will be […]

TOMÁS BURES; NEW PRESIDENT OF THE CZE...

The excellent athlete and experienced sports manager and administrator, Mr Tomás Bures became, today, in the new president of the Czech Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (Svaz Kulturistiky a Fitness Ceske Republiky; SKFCR), taking the torch from former president, Mr Vjaceslav Vinogradov, who was not running for the reelection, addressing his support for Mr. Bures. The […]

NEW INTERNATIONAL JUDGES SEMINAR IN G...

Perfectly organized by the Italian Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation chaired by Mr Benedetto Mondello, the beautiful city of Genoa held an interesting IFBB Judges Seminar, recent weekend 24th-25 March, designed to update the skills of Italian judges, coaches and athletes. The Chairman of the IFBB Judges Committee, Mr Pawel Filleborn was the lecturer of the […]

IFBB ATTENDED WADA SYMPOSIUM IN LAUSA...

Led by President Santonja, an IFBB delegation composed by Prof. Mauricio de Arruda (Chairman of Anti-doping Committee) and Mr. Marco Bosco (IFBB Legal Adviser) attended the important Symposium organized by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Lausanne (Switzerland), from 21st to 23rd March. This is the 14th edition of the WADA Annual Symposium and, during […]

KRASNOYARSK: RUSSIAN FEDERATION KEEPS...

As it corresponds with the largest country in the World, Russian Federation have a wide calendar of events during the season. This year, the country will host important international events as the Pro- Am competition “Elite Grand Prix Russia” (October 19th-20th; Ekaterinburg), and the coming “Moscow Bodybuilding Cup” (April 14th-15th). For this reason, one of […]

BODYBUILDING GROWS INSTITUTIONALLY, I...

Led by its president, Moussa Messaour, the Algerian Federation of Bodybuilding, Fitness and Powerlifting (FABBP) has grown exponentially, in the recent years. The increase of its participation in international events and even its role as hostess of some of them has been noticed for the Government of the country, which has increased its collaboration and […]

BAHRAIN: ANOTHER SUCCESS FOR BODYBUIL...

Everybody noticed that Persian Gulf area has become in an area where Bodybuilding has growth in a very fast way, in the recent years. One of the reasons is the knowledge and education that athletes and coaches received from experts; an area in which IFBB Academy have a solid leadership, with continuos activities, every year. […]

CHINA & CBBA: FANTASTIC EVOLUTIO...

Since November 1985, when China officially became the 128th member of IFBB; the Chinese Bodybuilding Association (CBBA) has become in a key member for our sports. Led by President Zhang Haifeng and General Secretary, Gu Quiao -both of them in close relation with IFBB Headquarters and President Santonja-, CBBA is the legal organization recognized by […]

ANTI-DOPING EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS, IN ...

The Chairman of the IFBB Anti-Doping Commission –Prof. Mauricio de Arruda Campos-, is giving, during this weekend 16th to 18th February, 3 Anti-Doping educational seminars, in South Africa. Cape Town, Johannesburg (at the headquarters of South Africa Olympic Committee) and Durban (at the Kingsmead Cricket Stadium) are the places where this lectures are have been […]

SANJAY MORE, NOMINATED TO PRESTIGIOUS...

More great news for Bodybuilding are coming from India: the General Secretary of the India National Federation (IBBFF) and the Asian Federation (AFBF), well-known executive official Mr. Sanjay More, has been officially nominated for the prestigious “Shiv Chhattrapati Award 2017” -organized by Government of India- in recognition to his outstanding contribution, in the field of […]

HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH ABDULLAH BIN HAMA...

His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Sharqi has been appointed by the IFBB Executive Board, as new Vice-President for Asia. Dynamic and energetic young leader, with great capacities and diplomatic skills; Sheikh Abdullah Bin Had Al Sharqui have an excellent background as public and sports administrator being already working in close cooperation  with the IFBB […]

JUAN PAREDES, NEW IFBB VICEPRESIDENT ...

We are pleased to confirm the appointment of Juan Paredes (Ecuador) as IFBB Vice-president of South America, at IFBB Executive Council.   Juan Paredes is a very dedicated official with great experience, currently serving our sports as President of Ecuador National Federation, and of the South American Confederation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (CSFF). He was […]

2016 OLYMPIA AMATEUR SPAIN – Me...

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