IFBB News

MR. GIANNI MERLO RE-ELECETED AIPS PRESIDENT

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

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ING. NEVEN ILIC ALVAREZ, RECENTLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF PASO

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

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IFBB AT THE SPORT ACCORD CONVENTION.

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

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PRESIDENT SANTONJA, AT THE ODECABE GRAL. ASSEMBLY, IN COLOMBIA

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

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DR. JULIO CESAR MAGLIONE VISITED MADRID

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

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BODYBUILDING: EVERY YEAR MORE POPULAR IN QATAR

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

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PRESIDENT SANTONJA WELCOMED AT THE POLISH OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

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.

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Iran is ready for the IFBB Diamond Cup

      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

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2015 ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS AND MEDAL WINNERS THE BEST TEAM: JAPAN !

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

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2015 ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS SEMIFINALS

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

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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