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IFBB FITNESS MANIA IV

With the occasion of the past IFBB World Fitness 2019, President Santonja met with Mr. Jurij Shcherbakov, organizer of the Fitness Mania event, to discuss the four edition, that will take place next May 15th in Kladno, Czech Republic, a competition of growing success year after year. Among other outstanding preparations, Mr. Shcherbakov

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IFBB EUROPEAN EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING 2020

Past week took place the IFBB European Executive Council meeting in Madrid, that following the tradition of previous years, had special guest officers from different countries and regions, including Dr. Adel Fahim, Vice-President of the IFBB for Africa and President of the Arab Federation, as well as the President of the Saudi Arabia

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GREECE FEDERATION VISITED THE IFBB HEADQUARTERS

The President of Greece Federation, Mr.Tasos Koligionis, and the General Secretary, Mr. Stelios Kliafas, visited the IFBB Headquarters, in the follow up high-density programs of international IFBB events that will host Greece, including three Pro Qualifier and two Professional ones. In the picture, President Santonja surrounded by from left to right, Mr.Tasos Koligionis,

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IFBB KEEP PROGRESSING

President of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, Mr. Gideon Sam, is an experienced Olympic Official with brilliant services to South Africa and International Sports along many years. South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), recognizes the IFBB, that lead by President, Rafael Santonja, has very extensive programs of sports

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SAUDI ARABIA GUESTS AT THE IFBB EUROPEAN EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING

This weekend took place the IFBB European Executive Council Meeting in Madrid, and, as special guests, President Santonja was pleased to welcome, Mr. Osama Alrumayan, President of the Saudi Arabia Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation, and Mr. Almasood Adel (Saudi Arabia Official), that, together with Dr. Adel Fahim El Sayed, IFBB Vice President for

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JULIETTE BERGMAN IN THE IFBB HALL OF FAME

In the past IFBB Congress held in Fujairah, UAE, we had the enormous joy to include in the IFBB Hall of Fame to Ms. Juliette Bergman, at exceptional athlete with great trajectory inside the IFBB. In the picture IFBB President Dr.Rafael Santonja and Ms.Juliette Bergman.

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SUCCESSFUL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN YEMEN

Under the dynamic leadership of President of Yemen Federation, Mr. Al-Jawfi Najeeb, and experienced IFBB official, it was held in Sana´a, Yemen, past December 31th of 2019, a successful Championship. This event, organized in the middle of the dramatic situation that is living the country, suffering a brutal war since five years ago,

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BODYBUILDERS ELECTED AS BEST ATHLETES OF THE YEAR IN EL SALVADOR

The past December 3 was awarded in Salvador the best athletes of 2019. An event organized by Educating a Salvadoran Foundation (FESA), and the Association of Sports Journalists of Salvador (APDES). Panamerican Gold Medalist Paulina Zamora was elected as the Female Star of all sports, winning a prize of ten thousand dollars. Yuri

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IFBB WORLD MASTER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 COMPLETE VIDEOS

If you could not see the IFBB World Master Championships 2019 in Tarragona, or want to remember the best moments, we bring to you the complete videos of the first and second day of competition. Saturday: https://vimeo.com/379489938 Sunday: https://vimeo.com/379513956

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IFBB INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY TEACHES ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL COURSE.

The IFBB International Academy in Abu Dhabi organized past December 6th-7th, the International Training Course of Bodybuilding and Fitness level 3, a two days program that included several lectures by Professor Mr. Waleed Abdulkareem, with the participation of more than 30 trainers from different parts of the country. The session was opened with

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IFBB AND THE AFRICAN OLYMPIC FAMILY

President and General Secretary of Libyan Olympic Committee, Dr. Jamal Ezarrugh and Mr. Khaled A. Ezankuli, with IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja at the first Maghreb Arab Championships organized in Tunisia. IFBB keeps progressing with the African Olympic family, being already recognized by the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), and

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FIRST MAGHREB ARAB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Composed by Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania, the Maghreb is a wide area where Bodybuilding is a very popular sport. As a result, the recently created Maghreb Arab Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (MAFBBF) chaired by Mr. Khalid Riahi, host this past 20th-22nd of December the first edition of the IFBB Maghreb

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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