IFBB News

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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GREAT SUCCESS AT THE 1st. PRESIDENT SANTONJA´s CUP

With outstanding victory of Spaniard athletes, in the absolute Bodybuilding categories; the 1st. IFBB President Santonja´s Cup held in Nafplio (Greece), recent weekend 23rd-25th March, has been a great success in the sport, social and institutional area. A wide number of athletes from Europe, Africa, América and Asia participated at this event, included

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IFBB ATTENDED WADA SYMPOSIUM IN LAUSANNE

Led by President Santonja, an IFBB delegation composed by Prof. Mauricio de Arruda (Chairman of Anti-doping Committee) and Mr. Marco Bosco (IFBB Legal Adviser) attended the important Symposium organized by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Lausanne (Switzerland), from 21st to 23rd March. This is the 14th edition of the WADA Annual Symposium

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SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: ANOTHER APPOINTMENT IN MAY

Organized by the Singapore National Federation (SFBF), coming next 13th May will take place the Elite Pro Qualifier National Championships, open to all the Singapore citizens. Together with this event, SFBF organize an International Championship open to athletes from all IFBB-affiliated National Federations. Stay tuned for more info in www.ifbb.com.  

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DIAMOND CUP ALGERIA: PICTURES

Some shots from the recent 2018 Diamond Cup Algeria, held in Oran (15th to 18th March) with 12 countries represented and the presence of Youth & Sport Minister, Mr. Al Hadi Oveld Ali.  

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KRASNOYARSK: RUSSIAN FEDERATION KEEPS WORKING ON THE HIGH LEVEL OF ITS JUDGES

As it corresponds with the largest country in the World, Russian Federation have a wide calendar of events during the season. This year, the country will host important international events as the Pro- Am competition “Elite Grand Prix Russia” (October 19th-20th; Ekaterinburg), and the coming “Moscow Bodybuilding Cup” (April 14th-15th). For this reason,

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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