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VIDEO Arnold Classic Columbus 2016: I...

Watch the full video with IFBB President Rafael Santonja receiving the Lifetime Award from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in Arnold Classic Columbus 2016:

IFBB attended the WADA Symposium in L...

The IFBB, as a signatory of the WADA code has attended the WADA Symposium in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IFBB Antidoping Committee Chairman, Prof. Mauricio de Arruda, and IFBB Legal Advisor Dr. Marco Bosco represented the IFBB at the Symposium. You can see them posing in the main photo and in the second picture, together with […]

French Bodybuilding Federation visite...

After attending the Arnold Classic Columbus and before the Arnold Classic Australia, President Santonja is using these days in Madrid, holding some significant international meetings at office. In this context, the President of the French Bodybuilding Federation, Mr. Mario Valero and its Vicepresident, Mr. Thierry Aussenac, traveled to Madrid (Spain) past weekend to meet President […]

Romanian Federation visited IFBB head...

The President of the Romanian Bodybuilding Federation, Mr. Gabriel Toncean and the President of the Balkan and Romanian Judges Committee, Mr. Ovidiu Mezdrea visited IFBB headquarters in Madrid, Spain to met President Santonja, who recently travelled back to Spain after attending the successful Arnold Classic Columbus. At the meeting they discussed about several projects in […]

IFBB TV: More Arnold Classic Columbus...

IFBB TV brings you more videos from Arnold Classic Columbus 2016! You can watch now on IFBB TV the following videos: Arnold Classic Columbus 2016: Master Men’s Bodybuilding 40 – 49 years Arnold Classic Columbus 2016: Master Men’s Bodybuilding over 50 years Arnold Classic Columbus 2016: Men’s Bodybuilding Overall Arnold Classic Columbus 2016: Master Men’s […]

New IFBB Promotional Brochure release...

The new IFBB promotional brochure has been released. You can download it on our website, on the following LINK. National Federations that would like to have printed copies can send their requests by email to headquarters@ifbb.com

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER PRESENTED THE P...

Following in the footsteps of Joe Weider (2000) and Ben Weider (2008); Dr. Rafael Santonja, received the “2016 Lifetime Achievement Award” -the highest award that delivers the Arnold Classic Festival- last Saturday, March 5th, during the Pro Bodybuilding Show that reached its 28th edition. In an emotional ceremony, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger presented the prestigious award […]

Mr. Francisco Cabezas reelected Presi...

Mr. Francisco Cabezas, President of the Mexican Bodybuilding Federation for over 25 years, has been reelected President of the Mexican Federation for another four years term. The Mexican federation, under the leadership of Mr. Cabezas, is a very active member. It has a very active participation internationally and a very crowd calendar of events at […]

The IFBB express its condolences abou...

The International Federation of Building and Fitness, IFBB, is saddened to learn of Mr. Gianluca Codognato passed away at the age of 95 years. IFBB wants to express its more deeply condolences to his family and all yours at this sad time. He was a remarkable man, dedicated his entire life to Bodybuilding being involve […]

Battle of Scandinavia: more bodybuild...

Our Sport never stop to grow up as you can see for the increasing of number of Championships we are celebrating this year. Swedish federation doesn’t want to lose the chance to join us and will be held one more championships sanctioned by IFBB this year: The Battle of Scandinavia will take place in Alingsas […]

President Santonja will attend the Fi...

This weekend, February 26th – 28th President Santonja will attend the Fit Festival in Gdansk, Poland, accompanied by the President of the Bodybuilding Polish Federation and Chairman of the IFBB Judges Committee Mr. Pawel Filleborn. The Fit Festival is organized by Promoter Tadeusz Zarebski and with Bodybuilding Pro Athlete Kevin Levrone as former ambassador. This […]

Boris Borodin, CEO of ABN, visited IF...

Mr. Boris Borodin, CEO of supplements brand Active Body Nutritions (ABN), visited IFBB Headquarters in Madrid, Spain, to meet with President Santonja. In the meeting, they discussed about upcoming projects between the IFBB and ABN, as Mr. Borodin and his brand are active supporters of all IFBB activities, with the participation in Arnold Expo and […]

NEW IFBB CATEGORIES RULES

The IFBB has released its new rules for all IFBB categories, in seeking to continue growing and improving the practice of our sport. You can check now all the new rules on the IFBB website ‘Rules’ tab.

Secretary of IFBB Medical Commission,...

Just a few days after visiting the Dominican Republic the Secretary of IFBB Medical Commission, Dr. Francisco Abril returned to Spain. He visited the IFBB headquarters in Madrid to meet President Santonja, along with his colleague and friend Dr. Alfonso Morán. Dr. Morán is Adviser of Medical Services at Arnold Classic Europe and other IFBB […]

Secretary of IFBB Medical Commission,...

Dr. Francisco Abril, Secretary of IFBB Medical Commission, visited Dominican Republic, to attend a meeting with the President of the National Federation, Mr. Toni Peña. Santo Domingo will host in 2016 two major IFBB events: the Central American & Caribbean Championships (on September 29th – Oct 2nd) and the World Junior and Master Championships (on […]

MR. VITOR REIS (PORTUGUESE BODYBUILDI...

The president of the Portuguese Bodybuilding Federation (FLCF), Mr. Vitor Reis visited the IFBB Headquarters, in Madrid, with his daughter Duda to meet President Santonja. They met to discuss several programs about Bodybuilding and Fitness in the lusitanian country, as the Portuguese Federation has participated in all 2015 IFBB events. From April 30th to May […]

Mr. Marco Bosco and Mr. Igor Deliyev,...

During the celebration of the EBFF Executive Council meeting last weekend in Madrid President awarded two Executive members, recognizing their work and dedication to the IFBB. IFBB Legal Advisor, Mr. Marco Bosco, was congratulated with the IFBB Diamond Award. IFBB Executive Assistant to the President, Mr. Igor Deliyev, received the IFBB Spirit of Courage. Both […]

Sad day for the bodybuilding world ov...

A bodybuilding legend in Egypt, veteran athlete Esmat Sadek Abdalla died Tuesday January 19th, being 66 years old. Always active and in love with bodybuilding, Sadek took about 40 years competing in the IFBB and was several times finalist in the World Championships. The first of them was in 1979, where he reached the 4th […]

EBFF EXECUTIVES WILL MEET IN MADRID, ...

The Executive Members of the European Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation will meet this week, from January 22nd to 24th, in Madrid, celebrating its Annual Assembly. Again Spain -where IFBB & EBFF Headquarters are based- will be the meeting point, as in previous years, when the Assembly was held in cities such as Segovia, Toledo, Seville […]

ERNESTO PÉREZ, NEW IFBB HEAD OFFICE M...

In its international expansion, IFBB has incorporated into its Headquarters in Las Rozas (Spain), the figure of a “Head Office Manager” who will coordinate and oversee the growth of sports and educational activities, carried out by the Federation. Mr. Ernesto Pérez, former olympic medalist and international athlete will develop these tasks, based on its extensive […]


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