IFBB News

71th IFBB INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS

Chaired by President Santonja, IFBB has been celebrating during the morning and afternoon, its 2017 Annual International Congress, in Benidorm (Spain); as second session of a challenging week in which are participating athletes and delegates from 85 countries: a new record of figures! After a warm welcome to the new members affiliated (Andorra, Angola, American Samoa, Cameroon,

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TELEGRAM APP: THE GREAT NOVELTY TO STAY TUNED WITH IFBB

Competitors and delegates participating in the 71th World Bodybuilding Championships, in Benidorm (Spain) can be updates, in live, about all the novelties and important information to follow the competition. Schedule of weight inn, novelties about running order and every important information will arrive to all the personal devices using TELEGRAM APP (available for

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FROM BENIDORM TO ROMANIA: THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE REACHING NEW RECORDS

Barely 24 hours to start the 71st. IFBB World Bodybuilding Championships, in Benidorm (Spain), with the presence of more than 300 athletes from 70 countries, it´s possible to announce a new historical record in the coming next IFBB World Junior & Master Championships that will be held in Bistrita (Romania). Over 500 athletes from 50 countries have already confirmed its participation

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SKFRC JOINED PRESIDENT SANTONJA, IN PRAGUE.

Coinciding with its presence in Prague, attending the General Assembly of the World Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC); IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja took the opportunity to meet, as well, with the president of the Czech Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (Svaz Kulturistiky a Fitness Ceske Republiky SKFCR), Mr. Vjaceslav Vinogradov. President Santonja and Mr. Vinogradov talked about the next

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OLYMPISM AND BODYBUILDING: IRAN

During his visit to Iran, in order to meet with the Iranian Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports, Mr. Masoud Soltanifar; IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja had the opportunity to meet with several Olympic authorities, as the General Secretary of the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of IRAN (NOCIR IRAN), Mr. Shahrokh Shahnazi; boosting the

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BENIDORM IS READY FOR 2017 WORLD BODYBUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS

With Men´s Physique included, first time, in the official program; IFBB will celebrate this week, November 2rd to 6th; the 71th edition of its World Bodybuilding Championships in the beauty village of Benidorm (Alicante, Spain), repeating as official sede as in 2015 and 2016. Athletes and officials from most of the IFBB-affiliated National Federations are ready to travel to Spain, in

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PRESIDENT SANTONJA, IN PRAGUE, ATTENDING ANOC GENERAL ASSEMBLY

In a new step towards the goal of Olympism, President Santonja is in Prague (Czech Republic), attending the 22nd General Assembly of the World Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC). The capital city of Czech Republic held, from October 30th to November 3rd, this important meeting point for all the National Olympic Committees (NOCs). The General Assembly

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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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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