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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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IFBB suspends NPC

There was a battle off the stage at the 2017 Olympia Weekend in Las Vegas. There was a dispute between the NPC (National Physique Committee) and the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) with the latter refusing their judges to participate in the 2017 Amateur Olympia, held at the ...

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The Gift equals The Oak’s record

Phil ‘The Gift’ Heath is still the best bodybuilder in the world. Muscle phenomenon The man who earned the nickname ‘The Gift’ because of his exceptional bodybuilding genes has been winning the Mr. Olympia contest since 2011. The 37-year-old Heath now equals Arnold ‘The Oak’ Schwarzenegger’s Olympia record after being ...

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Big prize money at Gentle Giant Classic

Touted as the biggest money show in the bodybuilding industry, the Gentle Giant Classic will be held at Carnival City’s Big Top Arena in eastern Johannesburg on Saturday, 16 September. An amazing R500,000 in prize money will be up for grabs at this IFBB sanctioned and Arnold Classic Africa 2018 ...

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Bodybuilding’s Super Bowl is here!

Olympia weekend, from 14 to 17 September, is fast approaching and thousands of bodybuilding fans from all over the world are getting ready for the action. Not only will top names in the IFBB Pro League such as Josh Lenartowicz, Brandon Curry, Shawn Rhoden and Dexter Jackson be competing for ...

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Support IBFF Nationals this weekend

The best athletes in the country will trade poses for local recognition at the National Championships hosted by the International Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (IBFF) this weekend. The contest is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 9 September at the Kaleideo Auditorium situated at 32 Fiskaal Street, Glen Marais in Kempton Park. ...

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