THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF BODYBUILDING

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South Africa team attending the Mens World Championships

South Africa team attending the Womens World Championships

EVENTS 2016

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ARNOLD CLASSIC AFRICA PROMO

WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME AS A JUDGE

The criteria has already been covered in athlete seminars so I’m not going to discuss anything related.  The main objective for today’s seminar is presentation.  You can have the best body but if you can’t present yourself two things will happen:  One – judges won’t be able to see your physique and your strong points and two – you won’t look confident onstage, which will result in you doubting yourself.  Remember if you doubt yourself, the judges as well as the audience can see it.  This is why proper presentation is very important.  Correct presentation onstage will make you stand out and make the judges notice you.  When you present yourself correctly, you give judges the opportunity to judge you correctly.  It is also important not to ‘over’ present yourself; when I’m judging and an athlete ‘over’ present him/herself, I get the impression the athlete is trying to compensate for some or other ‘shortfall’.  This can also result in you annoying some judges.

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AFFILIATED TO THE IFBB?

What does the word ‘affiliation’ mean?  The word ‘affiliation’ means to have an official connection to something.

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 its current President is Dr Rafael Santonja. IFBB headquarters are located in Madrid, Spain.  IFBB is a member of SportAccord, 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.

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2015 IFBB SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS- REPORT

“A well organized, successful event” were the comments from both athletes and spectators who came from across the country to attend and compete in the most prestigious event in South Africa, The IFBB South African Championships.  This year, the show was held in the heart of Gauteng, at the five star Sandton Convention Centre, which raised the standard of the show to new heights. 395 athletes from all over South Africa represented their provinces in 42 different divisions, attracting over 3000 spectator over the two-day period.

 

The main sponsor for the event was Weider Nutrition who not only contributed greatly towards the finances for the show; they also included supplement samples for each athlete as well as a stall where athletes and spectators could relax on couches with cell phone charging stations.

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ADVERTISE ON IFBB SA

You can advertise your service or business on the IFBBSA website from only R500 per month!

The funds collected will go towards the IFBB incentive, helping athletes financially to attend the different IFBB world championships end of every year!

ONLINE APPLICATION:

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PROVINCES AND DISTRICTS

We are still in the process of establishing all the districts according to SASCOC requirements.

If you have any queries please email ifbbsapa@gmail.com

 

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A WORD FROM THE IFBB SA PRESIDENT

Body building and fitness is our passion; it's our choice to commit, dedication to achieve and experience a moment, to turn our bodies into an artistic canvas. By uniting our voices we can make the difference! By sharing our experience, we will change the future of body building and fitness.

“Body Building and Fitness Rocks” BBFR

I am extremely excited and happy the way IFBB has not only grown nationally but our relationship with IFBB International has grown leaps and bounds.  The support we receive from the international federation has proven again why IFBB is the strongest and biggest federation internationally.

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EXECUTIVE TEAM AND CHAIRMEN/CHAIRLADIES OF THE

VARIOUS PROVINCES

IFBB SA had their national congress at the IFBB South African Championships the past weekend in Cape Town at the Grand West Casino.  It was not only a big success but the standard was of the best ever and 4 world class teams were selected for the different world championships internationally. They also selected the Amateur Olympia team who will be representing South Africa at the Amateur Olympia Africa which will happen 25 and 26 October in Ekurhuleni, South Africa.  An international judging seminar presented by Pawel Filleborn will also be part of the Amateur Olympia Africa weekend for judges and athletes .

 IFBB SA has shown that loyalty, commitment and dedication can move any federation to the top and build a world class federation which can compete internationally in the biggest federation in the world.  We are looking forward to welcome Africa, Middle East and UK teams in South Africa October.  More information: info@amateurolympiaafrica.co.za

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