About - Internation Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness
International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness, IFBB, the governing body of the sport of bodybuilding and fitness, was founded by brothers Joe and Ben Weider in 1946 in Montreal, Canada and it’s current President is Dr Rafael Santonja. IFBB headquarters are located in Madrid, Spain. IFBB is a member of GAISF, International World Games Association, UNESCO, ICSSPE, amongst many other prestigious international bodies, being recognized as the sole International Sport Federation for the sport of Bodybuilding and Fitness in full compliance with the WADA Code.
Created in 1998 under direct supervision of IFBB Founder and Honorary Life President Mr. Ben Weider, ifbb.com provides to millions of bodybuilders fitness athletes, officials, supporters and fans, from all over the world (our statistics have recorded visits from 187 countries) accurate information on events, news, rules, history and, in general, all the activities carried on by IFBB and the affiliated continental and national federations; that build together in a daily basis, the reality of our sport with over a thousand events organized each year, under IFBB logo, in the five continents.
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The IFBB affiliates National Federations from 194 countries and is a member of the SportAccord (former General Association of International Sports Federations – GAISF) and the International World Games Association (IWGA); it is recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and over 90 National Olympic Committees (NOCs); as well as being a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency, that has recognized the IFBB as the only authority in bodybuilding, whose anti-doping program is in full compliance with the WADA Code.