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Montreal, Quebec H3S 1B7


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IFBB Founder & Honorary Life President Trainer of Champions since 1936 Since 1945, Ben Weider and his brother Joe have operated Weider Sports Equipment Limited and Weider Health and Fitness in Canada and the United States . These two companies manufacture ... more

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Chaired by the IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja, this Saturday all absolute final will be played, in which the winners will be awarded with an IFBB Pro Card, in addition to the prestige of winning one of the most important competitions, in the world.

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President Santonja will be in Colombia, next February, in several occasions; not only  attending the Olympia Amateur in Medellín, but also visiting previously Barranquilla, attending an Olympic meeting,  a few days before.

Mr. Vitor Reis and President Santonja reviewed the successful organization of the 2016 IFBB Mediterranean Championships held in Lisbon, last 18th to 19th November; and started to work for the next project: 2017 IFBB Diamond Cup Portugal that will take place, in the city of Espino (Oporto), next June 2nd to 4th.
President Santonja congratulated Mr. Reis for his leadership and all the FLCF for its continuos and effective teamwork.
Picture: (Left to right) Mr. Janusz Kochan (PKO Executive Member), Mr. Andrzej Kraśnicki (PKO President) Dr. Rafael Santonja (IFBB President), Mr. Pawel Filleborn (PZKF) and Mr. Adam Krzesiński (PKO General Secretary), at the sede of the Polish Olympic Committee (PKO).
Emmet Lang (right); awarding IFBB President, Dr. Santonja and Peruvian Olympic Committee president, Mr. José Quiñonez; joined by sport executives, General Juan Santiago Estrada and Eduardo Abdallah.
Nicaraguan Olympic Committee Gala organized in Managua -meeting point for American Olympic Family- IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja presented an important award to one of the most charismatic leaders of Olympic Sport: Mag.  Emmett Lang Salmerón.
Emmet Lang (ORDECA & CON President) and IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja; with IFBB Spirit of Courage Award.
IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja and Mr. Eduardo Abdallah -IFBB Vicepresident for Central América and CON member-; atended this Gala that took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, where the CON awarded the best Nicaraguan athletes during 2016.


IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja, accompanied by [...]

Watch the full video with IFBB President Rafael Santonja receiving the Lifetime Award from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in Arnold Classic Columbus 2016:
After attending the Arnold Classic Columbus and before the Arnold Classic Australia, President Santonja is using these days in Madrid, holding some significant international meetings at office.
The President of the Romanian Bodybuilding Federation, Mr. Gabriel Toncean and the President of the Balkan and Romanian Judges Committee, Mr. Ovidiu Mezdrea visited IFBB headquarters in Madrid, Spain to met President Santonja, who recently travelled back to Spain after attending the successful Arnold Classic Columbus.
Following in the footsteps of Joe Weider (2000) and Ben Weider (2008); Dr. Rafael Santonja, received the "2016 Lifetime Achievement Award" -the highest award that delivers the Arnold Classic Festival- last Saturday, March 5th, during the Pro Bodybuilding Show that reached its 28th edition.
The president of the Portuguese Bodybuilding Federation (FLCF), Mr. Vitor Reis visited the IFBB Headquarters, in Madrid, with his daughter Duda to meet President Santonja.
In recognition of the IFBB trust on the Bodybuilding Federation of El Salvador and the city of San Salvador (where the recent 2015 World Junior & Master Championships took place) the city of San Salvador gave President Santonja an honour, at an official reception.



Icon Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lifetime Achievement award recipient Dr. Rafael Santonja
The IFBB is the second biggest sports federation in the world. IFBB President Dr. Rafael Santonja was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award, as an individual who as made notable contributions to the fitness industry, as well as offering a lifetime of service to the enhancement of sports performance and promotion.
Santonja was elected in 2006, to replace legendary Ben Weider, and was then re-elected in 2010 and 2014.
Prior to taking the Presidency, Santonja was Ben Weider's personal assistant, as well as the president of the European Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation.
Dr. Santonja's acceptance was both thankful and humble; his words of wisdom reached thousands as he spoke of his journey with the IFBB. He most certainly made this sport feel like a culture of its own when he said, "We are the Iron Family. Congratulations, Dr. Santonja.

Message From The President – IFBB [cached]

Rafael Santonja IFBB President

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