Mrs. Nicole Hoevertsz -Aruba IOC Member-, received the prestigious “IFBB Spirit of Sport Award”, recent August 5th, during the 1st. edition of the Ben Weider Legacy Cup (BWLCA) celebrated in Palm Beach, organized by the Aruba Bodybuilding & Powerlifting Association (ABPA). IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja flu to Aruba to supervise this
IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja arrived to Aruba, in order to attend the 1st. Ben Weider Legacy Cup (BWLCA) organized by the Aruba Bodybuilding & Powerlifting Association (ABPA) and its president Giovanni Arendsz. As recently mentioned, athletes from 20 countries (North, South and Central America; Caribbean and Netherland) are expected in this BWLCA,
IFBB President, Dr. Santonja and his Executive Assistant, Dr. Adel Fahim El Sayed; visited this week the Mongolian Olympic Committee (MOC) and its president, Dr. Demchigjav Zagdsuren; taking profit about its presence in Ulaanbataar, on the occasion of the 51st. Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships held in the country. The meeting was
Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, is hosting this days (May; 18th to 21st.) the 51st. edition of the Asian Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships, with the presence of 20 countries who take part, as well, in the Annual AFBF Congress. This important even has been taken by the Mongolia´s National Federation (MUFBF) -leaded
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.