IFBB News

NEW MEMBER IN THE IFBB MEDICAL COMMISSION

Dr. Fernando Enríquez Corrales has been appointed as a member of the IFBB Medical Commission, a doctor full of vitality and a passion for our sport, that together with Dr. Alfonso Moran and Dr. Francisco Abril, will lead the IFBB Medical Board. In the picture from left to right, Dr. Alfonso Moran, Chairman of the

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IMPORTANT MEETINGS IN ROMANIA

President Santonja has traveled to Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, welcomed and joined by Gabriel Toncena, President of the Rumanian and Balkan Bodybuilding and Fitness Federations, to meet with sports dignitaries and the Romanian Federation. President Santonja and President Toncean were honored to visit this morning H. E. Ludovic Orban, Prime Minister

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IFBB ANGELA BORGES FITNESS CUP

The 2020 season began in South America with the magnificent IFBB Angela Borges Fitness Cup, an event that was a complete success, organized by IFBB Elite Pro athlete, Angela Borges, and the Brazilian Federation, led by their President Mauricio de Arruda. An Amateur and Professional competition, that took place in the well-known Tourist

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IN MEMORIAM: YEH WEN CHANG

Is it with deep sadness that we must to report the passing away of Mr. Yeh Wen Chang, former Bodybuilding champion, international judge and father of the current Vice-president of Chinese Taipei Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation. A distinguished member of the Bodybuilding community in Asia, Mr. Yeh Wen Chang received the IFBB Silver

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IFBB JUDGES SEMINAR IN RUSSIA

Russian Federation of Bodybuilding organized past February 1st, a Seminar for Judges, performed by Mr. Pawel Filleborn, Chairman of the IFBB Judges Commission, following the program of international educational activities. The seminar was attended by more than 60 Russian national and international judges.

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NICE REENCOUNTER AT THE AIPS CONGRESS

With the occasion of the AIPS Congress in Budapest, President Santonja met with the Vice President of AIPS, Mr. Charles Camenzuli, always very supportive to fitness and healthy lifestyle. In the picture IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja, and Mr. Charles Camenzuli, AIPS Vice President.

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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL COURSE IN DUBAI

Past February 7th, IFBB Academy Dubai organized another successful Advance Nutrition Course, a two days program that included lectures by Professor Mr. Erico Caperuto, with the participation of more than 21 students, and 7 trainers from different parts of the country. The session was open with a speech by Colonel Mr. Abdulkareem Mohamed,

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AIPS CONGRESS IN BUDAPEST

With the occasion of the AIPS Congress in Budapest, President Santonja met with the American Sports Press family, always very supportive of our sport and healthy lifestyle.     In the picture from left to the right, Mr. Luis Vargas, General Secretary of the Sports Circle of Journalists of Venezuela, Mr. Erick Alvarez,

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SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020

IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja, and South American Confederation President, Mr. Juan Paredes, presented the South American Confederation flag to the President of Argentina Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation, Mr. Jorge Asp, and to the Vicepresident of Argentina Federation, Mr. Darío Domínguez, to confirm the celebration of the South American Championships in its 46th

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ANDRE WOUTERS REELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF THE BELGIUM BODYBUILDING AND FITNESS FEDERATION

Past January 12th was held in Belgium the 2020 Elections of the Belgium Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation and Mr. Andre Bouters (President), Ms. Fabi Antonie (Vicepresident), and Mr. Siggi Segers (Vicepreisident) were re-elected for a new period of four years. Mr. Amir Ahmadi was incorporated to the board with the function of BIFBB President’s Assistant. In the picture from

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SUCCESSFUL IFBB JUDGES SEMINAR IN BELGIUM

The Belgian Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness organized past January 12th, an IFBB Judges Seminar, performed by Mr. Pawel Filleborn, Chairman of the IFBB Judge Committee, with an attendance of 40 people from Belgium, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, France, and Syria. The course was also attended by Mr. Andre Wouters, President of the Belgium Bodybuilding

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IFBB MEETING OF THE AMERICAS

Past January 20th, IFBB Executives from America met in Madrid to work on the 2020 sports programs and other activities to be carried out in the continent. Among the American Executives were Marco Cabezas, Vice President of the IFBB for North America and General Secretary of the Mexican Bodybuilding Federation, an entity that

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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