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THE HISTORY OF THE



                        IFBB FROM 1946 TILL


                           THE PRESENT TIME










                                 he International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB)
                                 was founded in 1946 in Montreal by brothers Ben and Joe Weider.
                                 The two founding countries were Canada and the United States
                                 of America.


                    Over the next 71 years, the IFBB   •  AASC (Association of African   discourages the use of alcohol,
                    would grow to include National      Sports Confederations)      tobacco and drugs.
                    Federations from 196 countries.   •  ORDECA (Central American     The IFBB holds competition at
                      Dr. Rafael Santonja Gómez, was    Sport Organization)         the World Championships level for
                    unanimously re-elected President at   •  ICCE (International Council of   Juniors, Seniors and Masters in
                    the 2014 IFBB International Congress   Coach Education)         Men’s Bodybuilding and Classic
                    in Brasilia, Brazil.                                            Bodybuilding, Men’s and Women’s
                      The IFBB is recognized by the   The IFBB is also recognized by   Physique, Men’s and Women’s
                    following prestigious organizations:  over 90 National Olympic   Fitness as well as Mixed Pairs,
                                                    Committees. The IFBB is founding   Women’s Bodyfitness, Wellness and
                      •  WADA (World Anti-Doping    member of the International World   Bikini Fitness. Competitions are
                        Agency)                     Games Association participates in   also held at the Continental,
                      •  IWGA (International World   several Regional Games that are   Regional and National levels.
                        Games Association)          recognized by the International   The IFBB has produced many
                      •  SPORTACCORD (International   Olympic Committee (IOC) as they   physique stars; the most notable
                        Federation’s Union)         are the Central American Games,   being Arnold Schwarzenegger (the
                      •  OCA (Olympic Council of Asia)   Asian Beach Games, Bolivarian   “Terminator”), Lou Ferrigno (the
                      •  PASO (Pan American Sports   Games and was present as an    “Incredible Hulk”), Steve Reeves
                        Organization)               invited sport at the 1st European   (the “Hercules”), Bollywood movie
                      •  ACODEPA (Pan American      Games.                          star Varinder Singh, Arab movie star
                        Sport Confederations)         The IFBB is now finalizing the   El-Shahat Mabrouk, “Cirque de
                      •  AIMS (Alliance of Independent   process to be officially included as   Soleil” performer Alevtina
                        recognized Members of Sport)  medalist sport in the Sport Program   Titarenko and many others.
                      •  CIPC (International Pierre de   for the legendary Panamerican   The IFBB is a not-for-profit
                        Coubertin Committee)        Games, following its recognition by   international amateur sport
                      •  ECSS (European College of   the Panamerican Olympic Sport   governing body with a
                        Sport Science)              Organization (PASO).            democratically elected Executive
                      •  ICSSPE (International Council   The IFBB is a Signatory to the   Council. The IFBB meets annually
                        of Sport Science and Physical   World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)   at its International Congress, held
                        Education)                  Code and its anti-doping rules are   in conjunction with the Men’s
                      •  UNESCO (United Nations     in full compliance with the WADA   World Amateur Bodybuilding
                        Educational, Scientific and   Code. The IFBB promotes a fit   Championships.
                        Cultural Organization)      healthy lifestyle and actively    The history continues…



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