IFBB News

AIPS MEDIA AWARDS SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN

The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) is the peak professional body representing the international sports media, with more than 9,500 members worldwide. The AIPS Sport Media Awards are the highest international accolade in the sport media industry. The Awards, currently in their third edition, offer recognition to the very best sport storytellers across

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SOUTH AMERICAN GAMES 2022

The sport of bodybuilding and fitness will be included in the South American Games that will take place in Asunción, Paraguay, in 2022. Victor Niella, President of the Paraguayan Federation, in coordination with the Presidents of the Pan-American, and South American Confederation, Mr. Eduardo Abdalah and Mr. Juan Paredes, maintain fluid contact with

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IFBB FIT MODEL WORLD CUP

The fit model categories continue it’s consolidation in the international programs, being now included in the European Championships next September, an event which will be preceded by the IFBB Fit Model World Cup in Riga, Latvia, next September 5th. The fit model category will continue with the celebration of the IFBB World Fit

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OTT KIIVIKAS RE-ELECTED AS EXECUTIVE MEMBER

Continuing IFBB relationship with the Olympic world, it is pleasant to report that the well-known athlete and leader Ott Kiivikas, President of the Athletes Commission of the European Federation, was re-elected as an Executive Member of the Estonian Olympic Committee, a position in which he will continue to contribute to the prestige and

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INTERNATIONAL SPORT NETWORK ORGANIZATION (ISNO)

The IFBB has signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Sport Network Organization from Lausanne, and the Sport Academy Europe, for cooperation in the development of different educative programs under the European Qualification Framework certificate. Mr. Igor Lanzoni, ISNO Vicepresident, and Dean of the Sport Academy Europe, is an active sport official

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SIBERIAN POWER SHOW 2021

The International Federation, and the Russian Federation, together with organizer, Mr. Dennis Kiyustin, coordinated the organization of the second edition of the Siberia Power Show, for April 2021. This second edition will continue the excellent success obtained in this year’s celebration. Siberian Power Show is a dynamic event, full of multi-sport activities, with

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WORLD ANTI-DOPING CODE 2021

The IFBB Anti-Doping Commission met virtually to close the working protocols regarding the new regulations of the World Anti-Doping code 2021.   The commission, chaired by Professor Mauricio Arruda, and integrated by the lawyers, Mr. Manuel Martin, and Mr. Alexandre Bortolato, with the support of Dr. Fernando Enríquez, are an experienced team of officials who

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SOUTH-PACIFIC AND OCEANIA BODYBUILDING AND FITNESS FEDERATION

The IFBB coordinates its operation in Oceania and the Pacific through the South-Pacific and OceaniaBodybuilding and Fitness Federation, which coordinates the activities of the federations in this immense region of the planet, under the expert leadership of Paul and Carol Graham, assisted by the experienced officials like Jerry Yeung, Mark Stewart, Talaiasi Malupo Nau, and

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SAD NEWS FROM HONDURAS

The athlete José Geovanny Garcia Rodriguez, an excellent international champion, pride of the Honduran sport, with a brilliant career in Olympic trials (Central American Champion, Silver medalist at the 2017 Central American Games in Managua, and great representative of Honduras in the PanAmerican Games in Lima 2019), was assaulted and murdered this past

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IFBB FITNESS MANIA CLASSIC IV

The Fitness Mania Classic event, one of the most popular invitational events in Europe, organized by the enthusiastic promoter Mr. Jurij Shcherbakov., will close the IFBB international competitive season in December 18th-19th, in Kladno, Czech Republic. The Czech RepublicFederation, lead by the well-known international official Mrs.Ludmila Cizova, is also organizing another major IFBB

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NEW GENERAL SECRETARY FOR THE BALKAN FEDERATION.

The General Secretary of the Kosovo Federation, Mr. Sabri Dragusha, has been appointed General Secretary of the Balkan Federation. The great experience and excellent trajectory of Mr. Sadri Dragusha will constitute an excellent support for the Federation of the Balkans and its President, Mr. Gabriel Toncean. This year the Balkan Championships will be

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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