The founder of European Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (EBFF) and IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja; has been re-elected, one more time, and by unanimous decision, the president of the organization, at the Annual Congress celebrated on Thursday 3rd May, in Santa Susanna (Spain).

Acclaimed by the delegates of the 41 countries represented in the EBFF Congress, President Santonja will lead the Federation for a new period of 4 years (2018-2022), joined by the new Executive Committee, in which the main positions will be, as follows:

General Secretary:

William Tierney (UK)


Pawel Filleborn (Poland)

Benedetto Mondello (Italy)

José Ramos (Spain)


Picture (by Gabor Varszegy): EBFF President, Dr. Rafael Santonja, celebrating his re-election, at the 2018 Congress, in Santa Susanna. 

We are immersed in a health international emergency as a consequence of the Covid-19 epidemic.

In this situation, we must follow the applicable national and international regulations and the advice from governments and sanitary authorities.

All this has to be done with positive energy and best spirit, maintaining our focus on the fact that any epidemical situation has expansion, stabilization and reduction periods, and that with adequate care, this nightmare is going to be a bad memory soon.

By all means, the integrity of our athletes, officials, judges and of all who integrate our community is now and always essential. We are a family in sport and life.

We can expect to reach the epidemic peak and a progressive settle down, as is already happening in some of the countries in suffering this situation at first instance.

In conclusion, let’s be confident and keep working as a team, following the decisions from the competent authorities. Some events have been canceled and others are being rescheduled to a new date in which we may be able to celebrate with our athletes and friends our passion for sport and healthy lifestyle.

We recommend you visit the IFBB Calendar at our website www.IFBB.com on a regular basis, so that you may be fully updated on events and schedule.

Wishing you, your families and beloved one’s good health, and hoping that the situation will be back to normality as soon as possible

All the events that were planned for March and April are being postponed and rescheduled