IFBB News

PRESIDENT SANTONJA AWARDED FROM SPANISH FEDERATION

As previously reported, IFBB President Dr. Rafael Santonja attended, on Saturday 26th January; the 51st Annual Assembly of the Spanish Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (FEFF), invited by its president, Mr. Jose Ramos. During the Congress, President Santonja -former president of the Spanish Federation in the 80´s- was awarded by the ExCo, in recognition

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PRESIDENT SANTONJA ATTENDED THE SPANISH FEDERATION ANNUAL CONGRESS

One of the largest European Bodybuilding and Fitness National Federations -the Spanish FEFF, chaired by Mr. Jose Ramos-, celebrated its 51st Annual Assembly on Saturday 26th January, at the historical city of Alcala de Henares (Madrid). Over 30 Spanish executives participated in a Congress that received the visit of IFBB President, Dr. Rafael

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MR. WELLINGTON SEARS, NEW PRESIDENT FOR THE BAHAMAS FEDERATION

The Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (BBFF) celebrated in his past elections, the appointment of Mr. Wellington Sears as its new President. A man with 26 years of experience, that will try to do its best for the Bahamas Federation. He promises to focus on making the Bodybuilding and Fitness in the Bahamas a

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2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: AN AMAZING CHALLENGE, INVOLVING 6 COUNTRIES

As the main evidence of the IFBB evolution, the 2019 season will be a real challenge involving, not only thousands of athletes from the 5 continents but, as well the National Federations from 6 countries that will be hosting the organization of the 2019 IFBB World Championships. Since Dr. Rafael Santonja was elected

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NAFPLIO (GREECE) WILL ORGANIZE THE 2nd. PRESIDENT SANTONJA´S CUP (APRIL)

Continuing with the great success of the inaugural edition, in 2018; the touristic and beautiful village of Nafplio (Ester Pelopponese; Greece) will host the 2nd. edition of “IFBB President Santonja´s Cup”, on coming next 5th to 7th April, organized by the well-known promoter and athlete, Tasos Koligkionis, with the support of Greek Bodybuilding

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2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The new season is getting closer, and our Federations are ready to hold an amazing championship that will give a lot to talk about. Among these events are the World Championships that will be held in: – IFBB WORLD CHILDREN CHAMPIONSHIP, June 28-30, Corfu, Greece – IFBB WORLD MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP AND CONGRESS, November

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STEVE LYNCH JOINS IFBB PHYSIQUE AMERICA

IFBB Physique America announced the appointment of Steve Lynch as Chairman of Pennsylvania. He has been working in the Health and Fitness industry since 2002, having worked with thousands of clients as an elite Personal Trainer, and coaching numerous Fitness professionals.  Married and with two children, Steve Lynch has been a contributor for

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ARGENTINE FEDERATION, PREPARING THE CHALLENGING 2019 SEASON

Led by its new president, Ernesto Pastelnik the Argentine Bodybuilding Federation (FAM), is working in the challenging new events scheduled for this season in the country and South America, some of them, related with the Olympism. This is the case of the 2019 South American Beach Games that will take place in the

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THE FILM “SHIVA”: TRAILER ALREADY AVAILABLE

As previously reported, the Marathi Film “Shiva: a young warrior”, written and produced by the General Secretary of Asian Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (AFBF), Mr. Sanjay More; will be released on coming next February 15th, all over Maharastra -the second Hindi state in population with over 110 MM residents-. The film is very

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2019 SUCCESSFUL EBFF ExCo MEETING , IN MADRID (SPAIN).

Under leadership of its president, Dr. Rafael Santonja; the European Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (EBFF) closed its 2019 Executive Committee Meeting, in Madrid (Spain); analyzing the new strategies for the development of our sports, besides debating new steps that will be presented to the coming next EBFF Annual Congress, in Santa Susanna (May

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BIOGRAPHICAL BOOK ABOUT ICONIC FRANCO FASSI

The biography of Franco Fassi -one of the iconic men of Physical Culture, in the 20th century- has been released, in Italy, written by Alessandra Corti and published by “Bolis Edizioni”. He was the pioneer of modern Fitness, in Italy, besides a popularizer of the “Iron Culture“ intended as the maximum expression of

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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