With the occasion of his trip to El Cairo, attending the IFBB Ahmed Ali Diamond Cup Egypt, President Santonja, together with Dr. Adel Fahim el Sayed, IFBB Vice President for Africa and President of the Arab and Egypt Federations, met with the Minister of Sports from Egypt, H.E, Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, in a very fruitful
President Santonja traveled to Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, where he was welcomed and joined by Gabriel Toncean, President of the Rumanian and Balkan Bodybuilding and Fitness Federations, to meet with sports dignitaries and the Romanian Federation. President Santonja and President Toncean were honored to visit H. E. Ludovic Orban, Prime Minister of Romania,
With the occasion of his presence at the International Sports Press Association World Congress that is taking place in Budapest, President Santonja has attended the AIPS Sport Media Awards Gala, and together with Mr. Eric Saintrond, the General Secretary of FISU (International University Sports Federation) presented the awards to the most outstanding young reporters.
This weekend took place the IFBB European Executive Council Meeting in Madrid and, as special guests, President Santonja was pleased to welcome Mr. Osama Alrumayan, President of the Saudi Arabia Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation and Mr. Almasood Adel (Saudi Arabia Official). In the picture, President Santonja surrounded from left to right: Dr. Adel Fahim El
At the IFBB Congress held in Fujairah, UAE, we had the pleasure of including in the IFBB Hall of Fame, Ms. Juliette Bergmann, previously an athlete and nowadays the President of the Netherlands Federation and a member of the IFBB Executive Council. Juliette has had a long and fruitful trajectory as a bodybuilder and since 2009
Composed by Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania, the Maghreb is a wide area where Bodybuilding is a very popular sport. As a result, the recently created Maghreb Arab Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (MAFBBF) chaired by Mr. Khalid Riahi, host this past 20th-22nd of December the first edition of the IFBB Maghreb Arab Championships
This last weekend (October 12th and 13th) took place in Xi’an, China the amazing Championship IFBB-CBBA Belt & Road. One of the many Federations that attended the event, was the Hungarian, which is very well known because of his active participation in the international program. Hungary will host really soon the IFBB World Junior Championships
Amazing edition in Dominican Republic. Under the guidelines of the President of Central America and the Caribbean Federation, Mr. Giovanni Arendsz and the President of the Dominican Republic Mr. Toni Peña, this amazing event was held in the host city of Santo Domingo at the Jaragua Hotel. Over 300 athletes have competed in these two
A very successful judges seminar was held last Saturday 24th of August in Norway, with 40 attendees to the seminar. Judges from Norway, invited coaches, Norwegian Anti-doping Agency and IFBB’s Head judge Pawel Filleborn took part in this incredible seminar.
JORGE RAVE PRESIDENT OF THE GUATEMALA BODYBUILDING FEDERATION AWARDED AT THE 70 ANNIVERSARY OF MR. GUATEMALA
Past August took place the oldest bodybuilding and fitness event as peer IFBB files in Guatemala. 70 years of interrupted celebration of this magnificent event. Eduardo Abdalah IFBB vice-president attended this great occasion to award of behalf of IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja, with a commemorative plaque to Jorge Rave, the president of Guatemala Bodybuilding
!!BE READY!! IFBB AMATEUR WORLD CUP AND THE IFBB ELITE PRO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IS COMING THIS 1 OF NOVEMBER.
You have the great opportunity to enjoy two events in one.IFBB and the FEFF ( Spanish federation), are ready and happy to welcome you all to be part of this incredible event the will be taking place in Tarragona, Spain. on November 1st- 4th, 2019.Amazing Athletes, great venue, excellent hotels with the traditional high-quality services
As previously reported, Fit Model doesn’t stop growing worldwide, boosted by its glamour, elegance and healthy image about Women’s sport. The category has already become a recognizable IFBB discipline, searching for qualities as symmetry, beauty, aesthetics, harmony and good health. The recent Miami Grand Prix held this category and one of the next trial will be at
IFBB President Dr. Rafael Santonja arrived to Lima (Peru), in order the attend the General Assembly of the Pan-American Olympic Sports Organization, and the Opening of the 18th Pan American Games where Bodybuilding and Fitness are included in the program. This Games, that will be followed by over 500 MM people, are just warming up
Under leadership of its president, Dr. Rafael Santonja; the European Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (EBFF) closed its 2019 Executive Committee Meeting, in Madrid (Spain); analyzing the new strategies for the development of our sports, besides debating new steps that will be presented to the coming next EBFF Annual Congress, in Santa Susanna (May 2019), during the 2019 EBFF/IFBB European
As it was approved in the recent 2018 IFBB Congress, the Emirate of Fujairah (United Arab Emirates) will host the 73rd edition of the World Bodybuilding Championships, becoming the capital of the sport for the coming next 8th to 10th November 2019.
The General Secretary of the IFBB Medical Commission, Dr. Alfonso Morán and his son – Dr. Moran Jr.– visited President Santonja and his wife, Mrs. Nieves; in order to report about coming next activities related with health that will be promoted from the Medical Commission, including new courses about prevention of heart failure.
There are only 10 weeks left for the IFBB Belt & Road Championship, after the protocolary signing ceremony held in Xi´an with the participation of Government and local authorities, Chinese Bodybuilding Association (CBBA) executives and IFBB President.