2006 EUROPEAN WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIPS â€“ ROMANIA RESIGNED (NEW!)
EBBF PRESS RELEASE NO. 1
EBFF has been informed by Romanian Federation about their impossibility
to go ahead with the European Women Championships to be held in Brasov
on June 2-5, this year. This short notice cancellation creates obvious
2006 EUROPEAN MEN CHAMPIONSHIPS â€“ BRATISLAVA (NEW!)
Slovak Bodybuilding & Powerlifting Federation will be the host of this year European Men & Mixed Pairs Bodybuilding Championships. They have already successfully organized 1995 World Juniors and Masters; 1997 World Womenâ€™s and 1999 World Menâ€™s Championships. Slovakia is a real bodybuilding and fitness superpower. Slovak National Teams won both 2005 World Menâ€™s and World Womenâ€™s Championships and placed 2nd at the 2005 European Menâ€™s.
Contest information (pdf file):
2005 IFBB WORLD MENâ€™S CHAMPIONSHIPS â€“ FINAL RESULTS (NEW!)
World Menâ€™s Bodybuilding Championships were held in Shanghai, China, for the second time in the IFBB history. The first were organized here in 1994. Shanghai is now a very modern, dynamically developing city, with dozens of sky-scrapers, supermarkets, night clubs and gyms, of course. 157 competitors representing 51 countries participated in the Championships, held in the Shanghai Indoor Stadium. The medals were distributed in 8 bodyweight categories, as 60 kg class was included in these Championships. Final standings, after doping tests results, are available now.
2005 IFBB WORLD JUNIORS & MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS (NEW!)
Held in the middle of Europe, in Budapest, Hungary, 2005 World Juniors & Masters Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships have broken all previous IFBB records of participation, with 181 athletes representing 37 countries, compared to 139 athletes and 30 countries in 2004. Special thanks to the Hungarian Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation, run by its President Istvan Huber and Executive Director Ms. Zita Osiyemi for their great input, hospitality and skills displayed during the Championships. Full results available now.
2005 MEDITERRANEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
The recent Mediterranean Championships were held in Catania (Sicily) and were successfully prepared and staged by the Italian Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation, under the leadership of its President Mr. Benedetto MONDELLO and with the great input of the event promoter Mr. Giuseppe IMPELLIZZERI.
A TRIBUTE TO JOE WEIDER – CREATOR OF THE OLYMPIA
Joe Weider wrote an editorial for the April 1965 edition of MUSCLE BUILDER magazine in which he described the creation of a new event, a “Superbowl of Bodybuilding”, which would become the pinnacle of athletic supremacy in the sport. This event was the Mr. Olympia.
2005 IGP CLASSIC – CONTEST IN NORWAY
There will be an interesting bodybuilding and fitness contest in Larvik, Norway, on September 30th â€“ October 1st. It should be specially interesting for the participants of the recently held IFBB World Womenâ€™s Championships in Santa Susanna, while they are in top shape now. The winners in overall categories will receive money prices: 1st place â€“ NOK 10 000 (EUR 1 288); 2nd place â€“ NOK 2 000 (EUR 256); 3rd place: NOK 1 000 (EUR 128). The contest has been accepted by the Norwegian Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (EBFF and IFBB affiliated member) and will be run according to the IFBB Technical Rules. More info:.
2005 WORLD WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS
156 competitors from 45 countries came to Santa Susanna, Spain, to participate in the IFBB World Women’s Championships and World Men’s Fitness Cup. Fresh results in the Contest Results area.
SANTA SUSANNA – NAMES AND COUNTRIES
Want to know who will compete in the upcoming World Women’s Championships in Santa Susanna? Click the Nomoination area!
New IFBB historical record – nearly 50 countries from all continents! Want to see big names? With pleasure:Svetlana LOMACHEVSKA-FEDAK; Jana PURDJAKOVA; Daria PIZNAL; Irina MUNTEAN; Agnieszka RYK; Elena SHPORTUN; Oksana GRISHINA; Svetlana SILAKOVA; Natalia LENARTOVA; Kateryna ZADOROZHNA; Zivile RAUDONIENE; Katarina VERBOVSKA; Diana GOYTIA; Silvia MALACHOVSKA; Lenka CHALUPKOVA; Inna SHELEKHOVA; Dmitry YASHANKIN; Stanislav ZAYNILOV to mention the most popular world and European multi-champions.
Plus special show by Zoltan KORMOS – world top fitness star, 2003 European champion and first World Fitness Cup winner. Want to see them in action on the stage? Book your ticket now.
MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES GREAT DAYS
Italian Bodybuilding Federation (IFBB) extends a warm welcome to all IFBB National Federations from the Mediterranean Region to participate in the 2005 Mediterranean Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships, Catania, Italy, October 21-23. 14-09-2005
This year event will take place at the Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, one of the Germanyâ€™s most prestigious and modern venue centers with over 2500 seats. You can expect a top-class bodybuilding field combined with one-day EXPO show and an attractive supporting program, including benchpress (“King of Bench”) and armwrestling (“Arm Warriors”) contests.
GRAND PRIX PEPA â€“ OPAVA 2005
Czech Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation invites for the 27th Grand Prix PEPA international bodybuilding and fitness contest organized by the experienced duo: Stanislav Pesat (Czech Federation President) and his business partner Jiri Patyk. Special gold rings will be presented to the winners! 12-09-2005
SANTA SUSANNA IS WAITING FOR THE BEST WOMEN IN THE WORLD
Spanish spa – Santa Susanna â€“ will be the â€œcapital mundial del fitnessâ€ for the third time in a row. You can combine nice relax with exciting top sport event â€“ 2005 World Womenâ€™s Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships. Nice bodies, nice beaches, nice weather are guarantied!
TOP BODYBUILDERS MEETING IN TRNAVA, SLOVAKIA
Slovak Bodybuilding and Powerlifting Association and the Fortuna Trnava Club invites for theirs 16th international contests for the top men bodybuiolders. Cardio machine is waiting for the winner! 09-09-2005
NEW FILM ABOUT BODYBYUILDING
No Pain, No Gain by Samuel Turcotte
No Pain, No Gain is an independent film set in the world of bodybuilding, starring bodybuilders Gus Malliarodakis and former IFBB Pro Dennis Newman. IFBB Pro, former Mr. Romania and Masters Olympia competitor Emeric Delczeg is also featured in the movie, as well as two-time â€œWorlds Strongest Womenâ€ Jill Mills and fitness supermodel Carmen Garcia. It is not a documentary, but rather a fiction film. The film will be released in theaters in October or November. Then it will be released on DVD and VHS. 09-09-2005
EBFF RANKING â€“ FIRST EDITION!
EBFF Ranking has started! Following the EBFF Executive Council decision and having approved Ranking Rules, we had to wait for the first contests.
Mother and daughter on the stage
Angelika Loebardt, 48, from Germany, has known as a top level master body builder and is current German champion in the heavyweight class.
2005 BALKAN CHMAPIONSHIPS
2005 Balkan Championships took place in the Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall, Athens, Greece, on April 23-25, 2005. The contest was organized by the Greek Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation under the auspice of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports Ministry. It was one of the biggest events in its history, with 78 athletes from 6 countries.
WORLD GAMES â€“ FLASH REPORT
Saturday, July 16, 2005 was a great day for our IFBB athletes and officials at the 2005 WORLD GAMES in Duisburg, Germany. 16 Women and 32 men bodybuilders battled in the Theater am Marientor for the Word Games medals. Among the athletes selected mainly from Asia, Europe, Africa and South America, a lot of world and continental champions could be seen. You may be surprised by the results in some categories with the top position of the less experienced competitors who have made tremendous progress. But in bodybuilding the shape in the contest day is important. Hot results and photogallery.
Stanislav Pesat married!
President of the Czech Bodybuilding Federation, Mr Stanisva Pesat, who also works as the asistent to the EBFF President, Mr. Rafael Santonja, has been…
DOPING: A ROAD TO NOWHERE
EBFF Educational Program against the use of doping in sport
(In co-operation with the World Anti-doping Agency)
2005 Nordic Championships Report
Detailed information and schedule on the 2005 EBFF Nordic Bodybuilding & Body-Fitness Championships in Helsinki is available now! The event is to be held very soon (April 22-24), so read all information and arrange your participation if you plan to go there, please.
2005 Balkan Championships Report
Detailed information, schedule, poster and Entry Forms on the 2005 EBFF Balkan Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships is available now! Since the event is to be held soon (April 22-24), read all information and arrange your participation if you plan to go there, please.
2005 European Juniors & Masters Championships Report
Detailed information on the upcoming 2nd European Juniors & Masters Bodybuilding, Fitness and Body-fitness Championships in Bialystok, Poland. Official program, entry forms, categories, accommodation, offer for supporters, information for photographers and journalists, how to get to Bialystok and much more!
Ranking Rules available now!
The EBFF Ranking will be run in 2005. More information
on the European international competitions selected
for Ranking soon.
2005 European Menâ€™s Championships Report
Detailed information on the European Menâ€™s Championships in Brasov, Romania, is available now! You will find there: All details regarding participation, official program, entry forms, information for photographers and journalists and much more.
2005 European Womenâ€™s Championships Report
Detailed information on the European Womenâ€™s Championships in Yalta, Ukraine, is available now! You will find there: All details regarding participation, official program, entry forms, information for photographers and journalists and much more.
40th Anniversary of the Czech
Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation
On Saturday evening, December 11, 2004, EBFF Executive Council members took part in magnificent celebration of the 40 Anniversary of the
EBFF received the following letter from the Greek Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation:
In August 2004 Ukrainian Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation [UBFF], affiliated with the IFBB, has been recognized by the government and received national status according to the Decree No. 2531 of the State Committee on Physical Activity and Sports of Ukraine, dated 10.08.2004 and signed by the Chairman, Mr. Nikolay Kostenko.
St. Vitus patronage
Mr. Damir Siser, President of the Croatian Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation, let the EBFF have the very intriguing document – Decree on Placing Bodybuilding and Fitness Sports Under Advocacy and Patronage of St. Vitus.