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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 […]

SUCCESSFUL JUDGES SEMINAR IN ZAGREB (...

IFBB Judges Committee already started its activities, this year 2016. Immediately after Christmas period, dynamic chairman Mr. Pawel Filleborn offered a Judges Seminar in Zagreb (Croatia). It took place last Sunday January 10th, in which over 50 IFBB judges from Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia took part, as well as some athletes and coaches interested in […]

BELARUS WORKS ON THE SKILLS OF JUDGES

Belarus Bodybuilding Federation, chaired by Mr. Vladimir Alexandrovich, will organize during February the 5th to the 7th, an important training and refresher course for judges, in coordination with the IFBB Judges Committee. The chairman of this Committee, Mr. Pawell Filleborn, will be responsible for providing in Minsk, this training course for judges in which is […]

MALTA OLYMPIC COMMITTEE AWARDED BODYB...

The Maltese Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness was awarded by the Maltese Olympic Commitee, during its “ 2015 Annual Gala Night Sports Awards”. Three International maltese athletes, as Luke Debono, John Debono and Raymond Cassar, were all awarded for the results they achieved at the 2015 European Championships, held in Santa Susanna, Spain. John Debono […]

2015: A very successful year for the ...

2015 has been a very special year for the IFBB. We have faced a lot of challengues and changes that has improved not only the IFBB, but also our beloved sport. As the 2015 is coming to end, we would like to remind with you some of these changes: – IFBB new platform: on May, […]

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