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International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB)

International Federation of BodyBuilders"In sport, there are no limitations, no barriers of race, religion, politics or culture. In sport, we are in touch with each other. Bodybuilding is important for Nation Building"
Ben Weider, C.M., C.Q., SBStJ, Ph.D.

The International Federation of Bodybuilders was formed in 1946 by Ben Weider and Joe Weider. Now the IFBB has 173 National Federations worldwide. The IFBB is recognized by over 90 National Olympic Committees.

IFBB Event Schedule                               • IFBB Official Site
        • Mr & Ms Olympia                                     • IFBB Olympia Videos

The IFBB participates as a medal sport in the following IOC recognized Regional Games: 

  • The Pan American Games
  • The Southeast Asian Games
  • The Asian Games
  • The South American Games
  • The Central American & Caribbean Games
  • The Arab Games
  • The South Pacific Games
  • The African Games
  • The World Games

The IFBB is recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia. 

The IFBB is recognized by the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa. 

The IFBB has been a member of the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) since 1969. GAISF is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 

The IFBB is a founding member of the International World Games Association (IWGA). The IWGA is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 

The IFBB follows the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidelines with respect to doping controls. 

The IFBB is supported by millions of youngsters around the world who want to keep healthy and fit through exercise. 

The IFBB promotes a healthy lifestyle and actively discourages the use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs. 

The IFBB represents not only an excellent sport but a superb social lifestyle encouraged by numerous governments throughout the world.