IFBB News

REZA REZAEI (IRAN); WON BODYBUILDING IN HONG KONG

Three days before starting the 2017 World Bodybuilding Championships (Benidorm; Spain); it´s important to have a look on the recent Asian Amateur Championships celebrated in Hong Kong (23rd to 25th November), where Iran proved to be one of the most powerful countries in Bodybuilding. Fantastic Reza Rezaei became the winner of Heavyweight category (-100 kg) and the

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SINGAPORE BRIGHTS WITH ITS “SHOW OF STRENGTH”

Organized under support of Singapore Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness, the 2017 Show of Strength was held, this October, at the prestigious Marina Bay Sands, in the heart of Singapore. Athletes from Malaysia, Thailand , Philippines, China, South Korea, Japan andSingapore battled it out on stage, in a packed auditorium containing close to 1000 guests. All categories contained some

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POLISH ATHLETES HIGHLIGHTED IN CZECH REPUBLIC

Last Saturday, October 28th; the 39th IFBB Grand Prix PEPA Opava Cup was held at the Silesian Theater in Opava (Czech Republic). The oldest IFBB European Grand Prix received almost 250 athletes, in an edition that was broadcasted in live, trough video streaming, compatible with tablets and mobile devices. Another step forward for the event!

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6th MAXXIMUN OPEN (SLOVENIA)

Organized by the Bodybuilding Association of Slovenia, chaired by Mr. Gasper Grom and the company Maksimum d.o.o; the 6th edition of the International Open Maximum  took place, recent October 14th, in Medvode, Slovenia. The event, opened to ex-Yugoslavian countries and neighbouring state, was open only to athletes from IFBB-affiliated national federations and attracted numerous visitors. This 6th edition

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PRESIDENT SANTONJA ATTENDED SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Barely one week before the 2017 World Bodybuilding Championships (Benidorm; Spain); the Spanish Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (FEFF), chaired by Mr. José Ramos, performed the 2nd. session of its National Championships in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid); last weekend October 28th – 29th. With near 400 competitors, the second session (first one was 15 days ago, with other

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IFBB DIAMOND CUP ROME DISCOVERED NEW PRO ELITE ATHLETES

Organized by the Italian Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation leaded by Mr. Benedetto Mondello, the 2017 IFBB Diamond Cup Rome was held in the capital city of Italia, between 21st to 22nd October; bringing new Pro Elite status to the most highlighted athletes. Samson Dauda (United Kingdom) won the Bodybuilding Super Final, after winning the Heavyweight category (+90

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15 DAYS OFF TO 2017 BOLIVARIAN GAMES

As previously announced, IFBB will participate at the next 18th Bolivarian Games -one of the most traditional Games from the Olympic program- that will take place in Santa Marta (Colombia), 11th to 25th November, organized by the Bolivarian Sport Organization (ODEBO). In the 18th Bolivarian Games will participate 11 countries: Chile, Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Bolivia, Dominican Republic,

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DIAMOND CUP MILANO: OFFICIAL RESULTS

Unforgettable session, last Saturday 25th November, with the 1st. edition of the IFBB Diamond Cup Milano where over 350 athletes from 45 countries participated in an event Elite Pro Qualifier and World Ranking Qualifier. With up to 24 Pro Elite Cards offered, the main winners were, as follows: Bodybuilding:  Abdelaziz Jellali (Morocco) Classic

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DR. MASOUD SOLTANIFAR (IRAN) RECEIVED THE IFBB GOLD ORDER

The Iranian Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Mr. Masoud Soltanifar; received this week the IFBB Gold Order -one of the most prestigious awards of the International Federation-, in recognition for his important support to Bodybuilding and sport lifestyle. In an official meeting celebrated in Teheran, with IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja and Mr. Nasser Pouralifard -president of the Iranian

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RETAL INDUSTRIES, NEW SPONSOR FOR IFBB

IFBB is pleased to announce the signing of a sponsorship agreement with the prestigious RETAL group, a leading worldwide packaging solutions provider, in Madrid, between its Chairman of the Board, Mr. Anatoliy Martynov and IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja. With its commitment to social and environmental standards, RETAL has been producing high quality Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) packaging solutions for its customers in Europe, Asia and the Americas, for

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YASER BIGLOU (IRAN); WON CLASSIC BODYBUILDING, IN HONG KONG.

Just one week before the 2017 World Bodybuilding Championships (Benidorm; Spain); Iran proved to be not of the most powerful countries in male disciplines, after winning the four Classic Bodybuilding categories celebrated in the recent Asian Amateur Championships celebrated in Hong Kong (23rd to 25th November). Mahdi Dalir (-171 cm), Yousef Hamidi (-175 cm), Farhad Azizi (-180 cm) and Yaser Biglou (+180 cm) won the Gold

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HONG KONG DAY 1: AWESOME SHOW AND CONTEST.

Divided in 2 sessions (prejudging and finals) and joined by the Hong Kong National Championships, the first day in Hong Kong started in an spectacular way with the athletes participating in Classic Bodybuilding, Bodyfitness and Women´s Physique, representing 17 countries from Asia and Middle East. Organized by the Hong Kong Federation (HKFBF) and his Honorary President and Founder, Mr.

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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