The current president and founder of the Russian Bodybuilding Federation (Федерация бодибилдинга России), Mr. Vladimir Dubinin, has been appointed as new IFBB Patron, during the 71th Annual World Congress, celebrated in Benidorm (Spain), recent 3rd. Novemeber 2017.

Mr. Vladimir Dublin, born in Sant Petersburg (Leningrad), in 1948; was one of the founders of the Bodybuilding Federation, in Soviet Union, who was recognized by the IFBB, in August 1987. He has a solid past as lifter and Bodybuilding athlete, beside an amazing experience as official. He was the head of the Soviet Bodybuilding Judges Committee, when the Soviet Federation was recognized and, since then, he never stop working for the sport in Russia and former Soviet Union.

Under his guidelines as president, Bodybuilding and Fitness has grow, in Russia, in a fantastic manner, reaching several international titles and hosting several IFBB events, including World and European Championships. Fully compromised with IFBB, the Russian Federation will host, in 2018, an international IFBB Pro Elite event that will include, as well, a Pro Elite Qualifier Grand Prix.

Picture: Mr. Vladimir Dubinin, new IFBB patron, with IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja: a solid friendship born in 1987.


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 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