ABOUT THE IFBB-
The 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 66 years, the IFBB would grow to include National Federations from 186 countries. Currently, Dr. Rafael Santonja of Spain is the President of IFBB since 2010 after Ben Weider resigned from the post of President after 60 years of successful leadership. In 1971, the IFBB became a member of the General Association of International Sports Federation (GASIF), now Sports Accord. The IFBB is also affiliated with the International Council of Sports Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), the International Pierre De Coubertin Committee. The World Games (IWGA) and the International Council of Coach Education (ICCE). The IFBB is recognized by the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa, the Association of Pan American Sports Federations (ACODEPA). The IFBB is also recognized by 90 National Olympic Committees and participates in several Regional games that are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) The IFBB is also a Signatory to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code and its anti-doping rules are in compliance with the 2009 WADA Code. The IFBB promotes a fit healthy lifestyle and actively discourages the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. The IFBB holds more than 1000 competitions annually at national, regional, continental, and World Championship level in many competitive categories including- Juniors, Seniors and Masters in Men’s and Women’s Bodybuilding, Men’s Classic Bodybuilding, Men’s and Women’s Fitness, Women’s Body Fitness, Women’s Bikini’s, Men’s and Women’s Athletic Fitness. As the Worldwide Authority in Bodybuilding and Fitness, the IFBB offers through its Academy an extensive Educational Program that provides Certifications for Bodybuilding, Fitness, Health, and Sport related individuals from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds.