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 link between IFBB and Olympism.

Leaded by MrNasser Pouralifad, the Iranian Bodybuilding Federation its a very efficient sport organization, with a very open and democratic structure and with an excellent relation with  the national sport authorities. As an example, Mr. Shahnazi joined President Santonja in a visit to the Olympic facilities, in Teheran; a fantastic structure that include an area of 3.000 square meters, equipped for muscle training and a modern sport hotel.

Picture: General Secretary of Iranian Olympic Committee; Mr. Shahrokh Shahnazi(centre), joining President Santonja, in Teheran, at the wall that include the name of all the National Olympic Committees, nearby the one dedicated to Spain.


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