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The International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB) is a bodybuilding organization founded in 1946 by Ben and Joe Weider. The IFBB is responsible for the Mr. Olympia, World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships, and Ms. International competitions. Swedish bodybuilder Anders Graneheim Bodybuilding is the process of developing muscle fibers through the combination of weight training, increased caloric intake, and rest. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Ben Weider (born February 1, Canadian businessman from sports and Napoleonic history. ... Your Physique magazine Joe Weider (born November 29, 1922 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is the co-founder of the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB) and creator of the Mr. ... Mr. ...

In November 2004, the IFBB congress voted to change the long name of the organisation to the International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness. The logo and "IFBB" acronym remain unchanged. 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: November 2004 in sports November 2004 in science Deaths in November • 30 Pierre Berton • 29 John Drew Barrymore • 26 Bill Alley • 24 Arthur Hailey • 23 Rafael Eitan • 18 Bobby Frank Cherry • 16 John Morgan • 13... Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations formed from the initial letter or letters of words, such as NATO and XHTML, and are pronounced in a way that is distinct from the full pronunciation of what the letters stand for. ...


Until the 1940s the bodybuilding scene was controlled by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). The Weider's decided to form the IFBB after concerns that the AAU was more interested in promoting the Olympic sport of weightlifting than bodybuilding. The IFBB was setup to give "physique athletes" (bodybuilders) center stage. The first IFBB contest was held in 1949 - the IFBB Mr. America. // Events and trends The 1940s were dominated by World War II, the most destructive armed conflict in history. ... - The Amateur Athletic Union, widely known as the AAU, was formed in United States. ... Olympic can refer to: The Olympic Games, an international Multi-sport event Various stadiums in the world are known as Olympic Stadium Olympic Airlines, state run airline for Greece and successor to Olympic Airways The Olympic Peninsula, located in the U.S. state of Washington RMS Olympic, sister ship of... Weightlifting is a sport where competitors attempt to lift heavy weights mounted on steel bars. ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ...

This angered the AAU (which had held their own AAU Mr. America contest since 1939) and a bitter row ensued. This resulted in the AAU banning anyone from entering their contests if they had previously competed for the IFBB. 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Since the 1980s the IFBB president, Ben Weider, has been petitioning the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for inclusion of bodybuilding in the Olympic Games. For many years there was no success until January 30, 1998 when the IFBB was made a provisional member. The membership was made permanent on 1 August 2000. The IFBB then petitioned the Greek organising committee to demonstrate the sport at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. They failed in gaining a demonstration and the current state of bodybuilding at the Olympics is unknown. // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 60s and 70s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Ben Weider (born February 1, Canadian businessman from sports and Napoleonic history. ... The International Olympic Committee is an organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece, and organise this sports event every four years. ... The Olympic Games, or Olympics, is an international multi-sport event taking place every two years and alternating between Summer and Winter Games. ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... August 1st is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The 2004 Summer Olympics are officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad (the 28th Summer Olympic Games). ... The Acropolis in central Athens, one of the most important landmarks in world history. ...

External links

  • IFBB official website

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IFBB Information (1530 words)
Formation: The IFBB was formed in 1946 in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada by Ben and Joe Weider, in order to unify, control, and coordinate the sport of bodybuilding throughout the world.
The IFBB is the exclusive representative of the sport of bodybuilding, and united 169 affiliated countries which are actively engaged in the sport of bodybuilding and the promotion of fitness.
Their assessment of the competitor's physique is based on muscle size, overall body shape, symmetry (the balance between the upper and lower body, and the left and right sides of the body), proportion (balance between various body parts), muscle definition (percentage of body fat), and finally, the artistic posing presentation with music.
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