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In 2022, the European sports season begins in France with the IFBB Lyon Grand Prix, followed by a new edition of the well known event, Siberian Power Show, that will count with a pro qualifier event, a professional competition, a large expo, and an extensive multi-sport program. The season will continue with a large number
Asunción hosted the first edition of the IFBB Mister and Miss Universe in South America. The event was honored with the attendance of the President of the Paraguayan Olympic Committee, and member of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Camilo Perez. A memorable championships in the Paraguayan Capital, in which the winners were, Jorge Matute from
The last IFBB national competitions of 2021 are being held. The Congo’s National Federation celebrated in the city of Kinshasa its national event qualifier for the upcoming 2022 IFBB African Championships. In the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic Federation organized with great success the 2021 Mr. Northern Region event.
Is it with deep sadness that we must report the passing away of 1966 IFBB Mr. Universe, Dave Draper, on November 30th; at the age of 79 y.o. He shared the stage with athletes as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Zane, Reg Park or Franco Columbu and contributed like few others to popularize Bodybuilding, with his participation in
The India Federation is preparing the launch of the IFBB Mister Universe Asia, opened worldwide, to be celebrated next April 8th, and will mark the return of a mythical name in the Asian continent. The General Secretary of the Asian Federation, Mr. Sanjai More, visited the offices of the International Federation in Madrid to finalize details
IFBB National Federations continue to hold their national events around the world. Among the last celebrated ones, the Venezuelan National Championships was held past weekend, resulting as winner, Roberto Rattia in the Bodybuilding category. In Belarus, another great national competition was celebrated, in which the athlete Sergey Yurkevich was the winner in Men’s Bodybuilding.
Paraguay prepares for the celebration of the IFBB Mister and Miss Universe. The emblematic Guaraní Cultural Center of the Guaraní Hotel, in the Paraguayan capital, will host this great event, organized at the highest level, by the Paraguayan Federation, and its President, Mr. Victor Nella, closing a great sports season in the American continent.
The IFBB Asian Championships in Lebanon were celebrated with great success. The Lebanese Federation, and its President, Mr.Hassenen Moukaled organized a magnificent competition in the incomparable Hilton Hotel in Beirut. The winners were, Ali Jail Naser from Iraq, in Men’s Bodybuilding, Zahraa Ebeid from Lebanon, in Women’s Wellness, Haydarah Sweidan from Syria, in Men’s Physique
Last weekend was held in the city of Mons the IFBB Diamond Cup Belgium, resulting as champions, Niro De La Rua from Sweden in Men’s Bodybuilding, Alina Mashikhina from Belgium in Bikini Fitness, Julita Ciunyte from Lithuania in Women’s Bodyfitness, and Bright Eze from Belgium in Men’s Physique, among others.
The Caribbean hosted once again a great IFBB event. The IFBB Santo Domingo Open in Dominican Republic, organized annually by its National Federation, under the presidency of Mr. Toni Peña, is one of the most traditional international tournaments in the area. The winners of this year’s edition were Juan Batista in Men’s Bodybuilding, Jan Ramirez in Muscular Men’s Physique,
With the occasion of the General Assembly of National Olympic Committees, President Santonja worked with the President of the Greek Federation, Mr. Stelios Kliafas, and the founding President, and current Head of Sports Planning, Mr. Tasos Koligionis. They also met the Olympic authorities from Greece, as well as the Greek Sports Minister, Mr. Lefteris Avgenakis, discussing
National qualifiers competitions for the IFBB World Championships are being celebrated around the world. Russia recently held its National Championships, that counted with the participation of more than 800 athletes. Also, Spain celebrated its National Championships in Playa de Haro, with a massive participation of athletes, and in South America, Ecuador held its National Championships,
President Santonja traveled to the General Assembly of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), held in the beautiful island of Crete, Greece, the event was attended by more than 150 National Olympic Committees. An opportunity to share time with Olympic leaders from all around the world, reviewing topics of interest from the different continents.
Skopje, the capital of the Republic of North Macedonia hosted a new edition of the IFBB Diamond Cup Skopje, in which the main winners were, Granit Kuleta from Kosovo, in Men´s Bodybuilding, Elizabeth Mihaylova from Bulgaria, in Bikini Fitness, and Kenzie Duran from Belgium, in Men´s Classic Bodybuilding, among others. Boban Goroski, President of the
After the great success of Marbella, the IFBB Mister Universe expands its programs to international amateur qualifier events, including in the 2022 calendar the celebration of this mythical competition in Egypt, in the month of July.