International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness


Leaded by IFBB & EBFF President, Dr. Rafael Santonja, the Executive Board of the European Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation celebrated its Annual Meeting, in Venice (Italy)during this weekend 20th – 22nd January.

In two intense sessions celebrated in Hotel Danielli -an emblematic Building, located at the heart of Venice, in the St Marco square area the Executive Board analyzed different projects for this 2017 season, related with areas as competition, promotion of the sport, institutional relationships with other organizations and inner structure of the EBFF.

Despite the long meetings, the Executive Board had an small time to discover this amazing city.

President Santonja – a real specialist in History, devoted for Art and Archeology- and Benedetto Mondello, as host, were the perfect “tour guides” for this small leisure time.

Amongst the different subjects evaluated in the Meeting, the most relevant ones have been the implementation of new categories for the 2017 EBFF Championships program, to happen this year in Santa Susana, next May 3rd -7th that will include Wellness and a complete new structure for the Master Men’s Bodybuilding and Master Women Bikini categories, as well as the increase of categories in Men’s Physique, Women Bikini and others; More info to be released in the next coming days.

In the Agenda for the meeting there was as well included highlights on IFBB Educational activities, Promotion of the sport, institutional relationships with other international sport organizations and others.

The new Elite Ranking, open for athletes from Bikini, Men’s Physique and Classic Bodybuilding categories, is starting this year and all the related information will be published within this week.