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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Judges Seminar in Genoa (Italy)

The IFBB doesn’t stop with its activities, being them sport or educational events! Chairman of IFBB Judges Committee, Mr. Pawel Filleborn, travelled to Genoa (Italy) to assist to a Judges Seminar. It was perfectly organized and hosted by the President of the Italian Bodybuilding Federation, Mr. Benedetto Mondello, a very active member of the IFBB […]

PRESIDENT SANTONJA ATTENDED THE SPORT...

The Spanish Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (FEFF) held, last Saturday April the 9th, a dinner gala in order to pay tribute to its best International athletes in the 2015 season, which reached the best results in its History: 2 continental titles and one world title (Junior & Master). IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja, accompanied by […]

St. Lucia Bodybuilding and Fitness Fe...

Last weekend, the Chairman of IFBB Judges Committee, Mr. Pawel Filleborn, attended a successful Judges seminar in Castries, St. Lucia. It was organised by the President of St. Lucia Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation, Mrs. Jacqueline Trim. Atended by Officials from Guadeloupe, Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas and St.Lucia, including International Judges as Mrs. Susanna Hadad and […]

Austria Federation President, Dr. Wol...

by Andrew Michalak Austrian Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation informed us that its President Dr. Wolfgang Schober is now a proud bearer of the St. Pölten Medal of Honor for Sports Achievements. The ceremony was celebrated by St. Pölten’s Mayor Mag. Matthias Stadler at the City Hall of the capital of Lower Austria. In particular the moderator […]

PROF. MAURICIO DE ARRUDA, REELECTED A...

During the celebration of the 4th Arnold Classic Brazil, it took place the elections for the Brazilian Bodybuilding & Fitness Confederation (CBBF), in which Prof. Mauricio de Arruda was reelected, as President for a new period. The Brazilian Confederation CBBF is a a very active member in the IFBB, with a strong participation in all international events. Beside […]