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Ex-Olympia promoter joins IFBB Amateur ranks

Wayne DeMilia is the head of the new IFBB Amateur Division in America. DeMilia, a bodybuilding show promoter since 1975, was appointed by IFBB International President Rafael Santonja to lead the way for the IFBB Amateur League in the USA. After parting ways with the National Physique Committee (NPC) and ...

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List of banned substances for 2018

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released a list of prohibited substances which will go into effect on 1 January 2018. The list designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition; and, which substances are banned in particular sports. According to WADA President Craig Reedie the list ...

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IBFF athletes shine in Italy

The bulging muscles and sculpted bodies of some of South Africa’s best athletes have stolen the show at the International Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (IBFF) Mister & Miss Universe and Mr. Galaxy hosted in Taranto, Italy over the weekend. Every member of the IBFF SA Team  came home with some ...

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The future of the Arnold Classic Africa

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Questions about the future of the Arnold Classic Africa have been raised by local athletes since the break-up between the IFBB Pro League/National Physique Committee (NPC) and the IFBB International. According to Wayne Price, IFBB President in South Africa, the Arnold Classic Africa will remain with the IFBB International and ...

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Big Ramy confirmed for Arnold Classic

IFBB Pro Mamdouh ‘Big Ramy’ Elssbiay confirmed that he is looking forward to stepping on stage again at the Arnold Classic in Ohio in 2018. The 33-year-old confirmed his participation in the Columbus-based event in an interview with former IFBB Pro Shawn Ray at the 2017 Kuwait Pro Show. Big Ramy ...

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New IFBB Elite Pro League

International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) amateur athletes with the desire to become professionals have a new platform with the dawn of a new era in worldwide bodybuilding and fitness. After parting ways with the National Physique Committee (NPC) and IFBB Pro League run by Jim Manion, the IFBB ...

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Bodybuilder dies of malaria

Members of the South African bodybuilding community were shocked at yet another death of a popular athlete this week. Bodybuilder Joao Celestino died on Monday, 25 September after he contracted cerebral malaria, a severe form of the mosquito-borne infectious disease, in the Ivory Coast. Celestino had just won the 90kg ...

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RIP Monique van Emmenis

The local bodybuilding community lost another athlete this past weekend. Monique van Emmenis from Sedibeng, who recently won the Mixed Couples category with Rudie Fourie at the IFBB National Championships, has passed away on Sunday, 24 September. Monique was not only regarded as a top competitor but also served as ...

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Bodybuilding power struggle continues

The latest news in the ongoing saga between the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) and the NPC (National Physique Committee) is a rumour about the launch of a new Pro Division for Bodybuilding and Fitness worldwide by IFBB President Dr. Rafael Santonja. New Pro concept? The IFBB is ...

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IFBB/NPC fight: A new era in bodybuilding?

Jim Manion, President of the NPC (National Physique Committee) and the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) Pro League has announced a split between the NPC and the IFBB Amateur League. This follows a dispute over judging duties between the IFBB and the NPC/IFBB Pro League at the Olympia weekend. ...

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