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Montréal, 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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International Federation of Bodybuilders


Member of the Global Advisory Board
International Sports Hall of Fame


Ms Pamela Kagan

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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.


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.

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Schwarzenegger, Arnold Sports Festival co-promoter Jim Lorimer, International Federation of Body Building president Rafael Santonja, and Savaget Promotions of Sáo Paulo, Brazil. - Executive Council [cached]

Dr. RAFAEL SANTONJA, Spain President

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Seated left to right: Lisser Frost-Larsen, Chairwoman Women's Committee, Malih Alaywan, Vice President, Middle East, Ben Weider, C.M., C.Q., Ph.D., IFBB President, Rafael Santonja, Executive Assistant to the President, Paul Chua, Vice President Asia, Paul Graham, Vice President Oceania, Tony Blinn, Chairman Technical Committee

At the Head Table: Pamela Kagan, Ben Weider, Rafael Santonja, and Paul Chua
Rafael Santonja, Executive Assistant to the President, strongly urged the Vice Presidents and National Federations to actively lobby the various National Olympic Committees for IFBB sport recognition in the Regional Games.
Rafael Santonja reported that bodybuilding and fitness would also be medal sports at the 2002 Central American Games in Guatemala and at the 2002 South American Games in Cordoba, Argentina.

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