President Gianni Merlo (Italy) has been unanimously reelected President of the International Sport Press Association (AIPS), at the electoral Congress of the association held last April 17th, in Seoul, Korea. The AIPS it´s recognized by the IOC and Presidente Gianni Merlo, who will run his fourth term as AIPS chief, is a
Mr. Anton Siekel, president of the Slovak Olympic Committee (SOC); attended the 2017 European Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships that are been held in Santa Susanna (Spain). Joined by his wife, Mr. Siegel followed the second session of the event, celebrated Friday, 5th May; attending competition in Men´s Bodybuilding, Women´s Wellness and Women´s Fitness.
This April 26th, at the Electoral General Assembly of the Pan American Sport Organization, in Punta del Este (Uruguay), Ing. Ilic Alvarez just got elected as new President of PASO. Mr. Neven Ilic Alvarez, as well President of the Chile Olympic Committee, is an experienced sport leader, inspirational in the principles of
SportAccord is the organization that includes all the international Sports Federations (Olympic and non-Olympic), together with the organizers of multi-sport games and international associations, related to Sport. Its international Convention took place, from April 2nd to 7th, in the Danish city of Aarhus, where attended the main world sport leaders and where the
The ODECABE (Organization of Central American and Caribbean Olympic Committees) General Assembly just took place in Barranquilla (Colombia), and President Santonja traveled there to attend it, representing the IFBB, applying as well for the incorporation of the IFBB in the Central American and Caribbean Games. IFBB is already recognized by ODEPA (the Pan
Dr. Julio C. Maglione, President of the FINA (International Swimming Federation) and IOC Member; visited Madrid this week, meeting in this occasion with Dr. Rafael Santonja and Spanish Olympic Committee president, Mr. Alejandro Blanco, having the opportunity to review recent happenings and next coming projects to happen, in the sport environment. During
In a recent visit to capital city Doha, President Santonja met with Adel Al Ansari and other officials from the IFBB affiliated organization, in Qatar; noticing the growth of Bodybuilding in the country. Adel Al Ansari is a young and dynamic IFBB official that is promoting our sport in the area, being
Working over the fluent institutional relationship between IFBB and the Polish Olympic Committee (PKO – Polski Komitet Olimpijski), President Santonja visited PKO Headquarters in Warsaw this week, joined by Mr. Pawel Filleborn (IFBB Judges Committee chairman and president of the Polish Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation, PZKF). The meeting with PKO president, Mr.
Information and promotion about the activities and competitions are critical for any sport… Bodybuilding is the greatest that worldwide fans could discover and mass media are the key, to bring our sport and healthy way of life, to million of supporters. On that subject, President Santonja meet in Rio de Janeiro, during
IFBB President Dr. Santonja, with the President of the Asian BodyBuilding and Fitness Federation H.E. Sheik Abdullah bin Raschid Al Kalifa and IFBB Vice President Dr. Adel Fahim, holds a nice and fruitful follow up meeting with Iranian Bodybuilding Federation President, Mr. Nasser Pour Alifard and Executive Official Omid Jebeli, regarding the
by Andrew Michalak Photos: Igor Kopcek (www.eastlabs.sk) Sunday, June 7th, 2015, was the day of the finals at the 2015 Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships. Medals were distributed in all categories and overall winners were declared. Only two last year’s champions won the gold medals once again, but in the other categories: Yi-Ming Li
by Andrew Michalak Photos: Igor Kopcek (www.eastlabs.sk) 2015 Asian Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan, is progressing. Semifinals are over, so we can show you the best moments and top competitors from each category: Men’s BodyBuilding up to 60 kg, Men’s BodyBuilding up to 65 kg, Men’s BodyBuilding up to 70 kg, Men’s BodyBuilding up