IFBB News

WORLD ANTI-DOPING CODE 2021

The IFBB Anti-Doping Commission met virtually to close the working protocols regarding the new regulations of the World Anti-Doping code 2021.   The commission, chaired by Professor Mauricio Arruda, and integrated by the lawyers, Mr. Manuel Martin, and Mr. Alexandre Bortolato, with the support of Dr. Fernando Enríquez, are an experienced team of officials who

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SOUTH-PACIFIC AND OCEANIA BODYBUILDING AND FITNESS FEDERATION

The IFBB coordinates its operation in Oceania and the Pacific through the South-Pacific and OceaniaBodybuilding and Fitness Federation, which coordinates the activities of the federations in this immense region of the planet, under the expert leadership of Paul and Carol Graham, assisted by the experienced officials like Jerry Yeung, Mark Stewart, Talaiasi Malupo Nau, and

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SAD NEWS FROM HONDURAS

The athlete José Geovanny Garcia Rodriguez, an excellent international champion, pride of the Honduran sport, with a brilliant career in Olympic trials (Central American Champion, Silver medalist at the 2017 Central American Games in Managua, and great representative of Honduras in the PanAmerican Games in Lima 2019), was assaulted and murdered this past

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IFBB FITNESS MANIA CLASSIC IV

The Fitness Mania Classic event, one of the most popular invitational events in Europe, organized by the enthusiastic promoter Mr. Jurij Shcherbakov., will close the IFBB international competitive season in December 18th-19th, in Kladno, Czech Republic. The Czech RepublicFederation, lead by the well-known international official Mrs.Ludmila Cizova, is also organizing another major IFBB

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NEW GENERAL SECRETARY FOR THE BALKAN FEDERATION.

The General Secretary of the Kosovo Federation, Mr. Sabri Dragusha, has been appointed General Secretary of the Balkan Federation. The great experience and excellent trajectory of Mr. Sadri Dragusha will constitute an excellent support for the Federation of the Balkans and its President, Mr. Gabriel Toncean. This year the Balkan Championships will be

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1ST ASIAN E-CHAMPIONSHIPS

The first Asian online Championships is now a reality, that follows the European and the Pan-American online championships. This championship is the result of the joint work between the Asian Federation and the International Federation. The online IFBB Championships bring the return of competitive sensations to athletes before the expected start of traditional

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CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Central American and Caribbean Championships changed venue and date, being rescheduled for November 13th-15th, on the beautiful island of Barbados. Together with this continental championship, one of the most traditional events on the IFBB’s international calendar, an Elite Pro event will be held. The Central American and Caribbean congress will also take

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IFBB WORLD MEN´S CHAMPIONSHIPS & CONGRESS IN XI´AN

The IFBB World Men´s Championships & Congress will take place, as planned, next November in Xi´an, the historic city and former imperial capital of China. This championship in XiAn is inspired and follow the great success obtained in the previous celebrations of the IFBB Belt & Road events. The Chinese Federation and the

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IFBB ACADEMY E-LEARNING COURSES

A new initiative of the IFBB Academy are the e-learning courses, these new courses will be launched this month. A teaching modality that incorporates new and dynamic specialization courses, to those already available through the national academies.The lectures will be done online, and the students will be able to follow them from their

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IN MEMORIAM: MIROSLAW DASZKIEWICZ

Is it with deep sadness that we must report the passing away of the international champion and Polish Bodybuilding legend, Miroslaw Daszkiewicz; recent May 5th due to chronic hereditary disease, at the age of 60 y.o. Born in 1960, Miroslaw began his adventure with the sport with handball and swimming. He made his

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NEW DATES DECEMBER 11-13 ARNOLD SPORTS FESTIVAL EUROPE 2020

The Arnold Sports Festival Europe organization has been analyzing the last developments regarding the pandemic of Covid-19 so taking into account the regulations of return to normality provided by the different European countries, as well as the special characteristics of this great event, which includes a high number of activities, numerous athletes from

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EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SEPTEMBER

The European Championships 2020 will take place from September 16th to 21st in Santa Susana, the emblematic city of the Spanish Mediterranean coast, popularly known as the world capital of Fitness. The IFBB continues adapting its calendar of events accordingly with the regulations established by the different governments and health authorities, in the

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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