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2017 WORLD BODYBUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS...

Up to 65 kg category: 65 kg – 1: 2017 IFBB Bodybuilding up to 65 kg category world champion: Kyeongmo PARK (Korea). 65 kg – 2: 2017 IFBB World Bodybuilding Championships up to 65 kg category medal winners (from L to R): Sungwon KANG (2nd place); Kyeongmo PARK (1st place); Omar WAEL (3rd place). 65 […]

2017 WORLD BODYBUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS...

by Andrew Michalak photo: Igor Kopcek (www.eastlabs.sk) The first day of this year’s World Bodybuilding Championships were mainly devoted to Games Classic Bodybuilding and Classic Bodybuilding (all categories), with addition of the first 4 bodybuilding categories. The venue – marvelous Benidorm Palace – hosted the World Bodybuilding Championships for the 3rd time. It is located […]

TELEGRAM APP: THE GREAT NOVELTY TO ST...

Competitors and delegates participating in the 71th World Bodybuilding Championships, in Benidorm (Spain) can be updates, in live, about all the novelties and important information to follow the competition. Schedule of weight inn, novelties about running order and every important information will arrive to all the personal devices using TELEGRAM APP (available for IOs, Android […]

71th IFBB INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS

Chaired by President Santonja, IFBB has been celebrating during the morning and afternoon, its 2017 Annual International Congress, in Benidorm (Spain); as second session of a challenging week in which are participating athletes and delegates from 85 countries: a new record of figures! After a warm welcome to the new members affiliated (Andorra, Angola, American […]

BENIDORM (SPAIN) RECEIVED ATHLETES &#...

During the whole Thursday, November 2nd; athletes, judges, officials and supporters from the 5 continents arrived to Benidorm, in order to participate in the 71st. World Bodybuilding Championships and IFBB Annual Congress, during this week. Officials from the Organizing Committee and President Santonja, as host; welcomed all the visitors in a session that was dedicated […]

SKFRC JOINED PRESIDENT SANTONJA, IN P...

Coinciding with its presence in Prague, attending the General Assembly of the World Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC); IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja took the opportunity to meet, as well, with the president of the Czech Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (Svaz Kulturistiky a Fitness Ceske Republiky SKFCR), Mr. Vjaceslav Vinogradov. President Santonja and Mr. […]

FROM BENIDORM TO ROMANIA: THE WORLD C...

Barely 24 hours to start the 71st. IFBB World Bodybuilding Championships, in Benidorm (Spain), with the presence of more than 300 athletes from 70 countries, it´s possible to announce a new historical record in the coming next IFBB World Junior & Master Championships that will be held in Bistrita (Romania). Over 500 athletes from 50 […]

PRESIDENT SANTONJA, IN PRAGUE, ATTEND...

In a new step towards the goal of Olympism, President Santonja is in Prague (Czech Republic), attending the 22nd General Assembly of the World Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC). The capital city of Czech Republic held, from October 30th to November 3rd, this important meeting point for all the National Olympic Committees (NOCs). The […]

BENIDORM IS READY FOR 2017 WORLD BODY...

With Men´s Physique included, first time, in the official program; IFBB will celebrate this week, November 2rd to 6th; the 71th edition of its World Bodybuilding Championships in the beauty village of Benidorm (Alicante, Spain), repeating as official sede as in 2015 and 2016. Athletes and officials from most of the IFBB-affiliated National Federations are […]

OLYMPISM AND BODYBUILDING: IRAN

During his visit to Iran, in order to meet with the Iranian Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports, Mr. Masoud Soltanifar; IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja had the opportunity to meet with several Olympic authorities, as the General Secretary of the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of IRAN (NOCIR IRAN), Mr. Shahrokh Shahnazi; […]

IFBB DIAMOND CUP ROME DISCOVERED NEW ...

Organized by the Italian Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation leaded by Mr. Benedetto Mondello, the 2017 IFBB Diamond Cup Rome was held in the capital city of Italia, between 21st to 22nd October; bringing new Pro Elite status to the most highlighted athletes. Samson Dauda (United Kingdom) won the Bodybuilding Super Final, after winning the Heavyweight […]

PRESIDENT SANTONJA ATTENDED SPANISH C...

Barely one week before the 2017 World Bodybuilding Championships (Benidorm; Spain); the Spanish Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (FEFF), chaired by Mr. José Ramos, performed the 2nd. session of its National Championships in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid); last weekend October 28th – 29th. With near 400 competitors, the second session (first one was 15 days ago, […]

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 […]

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