IFBB, International Fitness and Bodybuilding Federation
The International Fitness and Bodybuilding Federation (IFBB) is the governing body of the sport of Bodybuilding and Fitness, founded in 1946 in Montreal.
It is a not-for-profit international amateur sport governing body, located in Madrid, Spain, with an Executive Council democratically elected at the IFBB World Congress. Its current President is Dr. Rafael Santonja.
IFBB has 203 national affiliated members and it holds over 6000 events per year at World, Continental, Regional and National levels, for Men and Women, for Juniors, Seniors and Masters’ categories.
The IFBB is member of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and recognized by the Association of Pan American Sport Federations (Panamsports), the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), and the Association of National Olympic African Committees (ANOCA).
Bodybuilding and Fitness are Olympic Medalist sports in several Regional Games as the Central American Games, South American Games, Asian Beach Games, Bolivarian Games and Beach Games, the Panamerican Games, World Power Games, and it’s celebrating its recent inclusion in the Central American and Caribbean Games.
IFBB is Signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code and member of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee, the International Council of Coach Education (ICCE) and the International World Games Association (IWGA), among many other prestigious international institutions, and is strongly committed in the fight for a healthy lifestyle and a clean sport.
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