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Cause of Piana’s death still unknown

A report by a medical examiner who completed internet celebrity bodybuilder Rich Piana’s autopsy was released with the cause of his death still unknown. Key elements of the report are: An enlarged heart from “significant heart disease” Mild coronary atherosclerosis Fatty liver Congested thyroid Congested and discoloured kidneys Ischemic brain ...

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Well done, Team SA

IFBB athletes from South Africa shared the stage again to battle it out with the best of the best in the world during the IFBB Men’s World Championships hosted in Spain. Reigning IFBB SA Bodybuilding champion Mveliso Tapi achieved 3rd place in the Senior Men up to/including 70kg category. Ziyaad ...

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IFBB Elite Pro divisions at ACA

There will be various IFBB Elite Pro divisions to compete in at the Arnold Classic Africa (ACA) in 2018 with one million rand pay out in prize money. The ACA takes place in Sandton, Johannesburg between 18 and 20 May 2018 and the event will be open to all IFBB ...

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PCA athletes in perfect form

A team of 19 athletes from South Africa were out to show off their physiques at the recent Physical Culture Association (PCA) Xplosive Ape competition hosted in the historic town hall in Birmingham, England. PCA South African athletes who competed were Sonnette Ehlers, Alfred Bethani, Anna Marie Barnard, Ashley Masson, ...

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Arnold Classic hosted on five continents in 2018

Kai takes home third Arnold Classic title

The Arnold Sports Festival will hold multi-sport festivals on five continents in 2018. The Arnold Sports Festival USA will be held in Columbus, Ohio in March, followed by events in Melbourne, Australia; São Paulo, Brazil; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Barcelona, Spain. The festivals in the USA and Australia will affiliate ...

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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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