IFBB News

SWEDEN GRAND PRIX (MALMÖ): ANOTHER CHALLENGING PRO QUALIFIER EVENT

Open for all the European athletes, the coming next IFBB Sweden Grand Prix 2018, in Malmö (Sweden); will be a fantastic opportunity to discover new Junior talents (Bikini and Men’s Physique) and bring them the emotion of competing at the IFBB international level, joining the best athletes in the Old Continent. Organized by

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DIAMOND CUP POLAND 2018

In one of the most hectic weekends of the year, the coming next Diamond Cup Poland 2018 will be another challenge for IFBB athletes, especially Europeans. Designed for the weekend 18th – 20th May, in the capital city of the country (Warsaw); the event is another option for athletes, besides the Arnold Classic

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ABU DHABI MUSCLE & FITNESS EXPO: THE ACTION GOES BACK TO U.A.E.

Under the leadership of Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad bin Saif al Sharqui, the United Arab Emirates and its National Federation (EBBF) offered, in 2017, some fantastic international Bodybuilding events in Fujairah and Dubai; bringing the athletes from the Persian Gulf and Middle East the chance to battle for interesting prizes and reach invaluable

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2018 WORLD RANKING, UPDATED.

After the last qualifier event (IFBB President Santonja´s Cup) celebrated in Nafplio (Greece; March 23th to 25th), the 2018 World Ranking has been updated by the IFBB, bringing the latest information for athletes and supporters. As in the 1st edition, the Top 10 athletes in every discipline, at the end of the season,

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SAUDI ARABIA: NEW SUCCESS FOR BODYBUILDING & IFBB GULF ACADEMY

Led by its chairman, Mr Abdul Karim Mohammed Saeed; the IFBB Academy reached a new success on the education in Bodybuilding concepts for athletes, coaches and trainers at the Persian Gulf area. Recent weekend 30th and 31st March, an important number of students attended the Bodybuilding Course (Level 2) celebrated in Jeddah (Saudi

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FRENCH FEDERATION PRESIDENT VISITED IFBB HEADQUARTERS.

Mario Valero, president of the French Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (AFBBF), joined by its vice-president, Jean Marie Mignon; visited today President Santonja, at the IFBB Headquarters, in Madrid. The meeting was attended, as well, by the president of Madrid Bodybuilding Federation and Spanish Vice-president, Javier Parra. In the agenda of the executives, it

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DOCUMENTARY FILM ABOUT ROBBY ROBINSON´S LIFE

The legendary bodybuilder Robby Robinson (a.k.a. The Black Prince) is the main star in the documentary film about his life that its been recorded and will be titled “The Black Prince: Trust or Bust”. The documentary is being produced by British company “Evolution Media” and, according to Robinson´s words, it will be”an awesome

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TOMÁS BURES; NEW PRESIDENT OF THE CZECH FEDERATION

The excellent athlete and experienced sports manager and administrator, Mr Tomás Bures became, today, in the new president of the Czech Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (Svaz Kulturistiky a Fitness Ceske Republiky; SKFCR), taking the torch from former president, Mr Vjaceslav Vinogradov, who was not running for the reelection, addressing his support for Mr.

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BODYBUILDING GROWS, IN ANGOLA, WITH THE ANGFBB

The National Federation of Bodybuilding in Angola (ANGFBB), chaired by president Braulio Martins, is doing new and effective steps in the promotion of our sports, in this country located at the South of African continent. Integrated since 2017 in the IFBB, the ANGFBB already participated at the IFBB Annual Congress and designed its

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CANADA: 3 INTERNATIONAL EVENTS IN 2018

Canada, the cradle of IFBB, will be one of the most active countries in this 2018 season. The Canadian National Federation (CBBF) chaired by Mrs Georgina Dunnington, is Canada’s only IFBB recognized governing body for amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness, qualifying competitors for the three annual IFBB World Championships, and awarding the IFBB Elite

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FINNISH FEDERATION: 2018 ANNUAL MEETING & EXECUTIVE BOARD

The Finnish Fitness Sports Association (IFBB sanctioned National Federation, recognized by the Finnish Olympic Committee and supported by the Finnish Government) celebrated its Annual Meeting on March 25, at Hotel Cumulus Lahti: a very familiar place to many IFBB competitors and officials. The Executive Board was elected, with the following names and positions:

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NEW INTERNATIONAL JUDGES SEMINAR IN GENOA (ITALY)

Perfectly organized by the Italian Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation chaired by Mr Benedetto Mondello, the beautiful city of Genoa held an interesting IFBB Judges Seminar, recent weekend 24th-25 March, designed to update the skills of Italian judges, coaches and athletes. The Chairman of the IFBB Judges Committee, Mr Pawel Filleborn was the lecturer

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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