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21/08/2019

2019. INTERNATIONAL BODYBUILDING SPORT.

WHAT WE ARE FACING TODAY?

MORE AND MORE NEW FEDERATIONS APPEAR. NOTHING CHANGES.

Every year the International Sport Society meets a number of new National and International Federations of various names and various kinds. Being very little public information available people and sportsmen have difficulties to understand what is what. Every of these federations  use to declare they are better than the other ones. But that are only declarations. For example NABBA (National Amateur Body Building Association, juridically it is a UK Public Club) was split three times during the last twenty years and the new federations appeared then. After these organizations also fighted inside and again were split. The process never ends and it gives nothing positive especially on for the Official Sport, for the recognition of bodybuilding...

For decades due to the false ways of development by the former International Sport Leaders today nobody looks towards bodybuilding seriously. Former beautiful kind of sport is turned in to business only. Manipulating with sportsmen, doping affairs, health and even lives of bodybuilders is a „normal everyday‘s“ case. Nothing is official and it seems like never stopping children‘s game. Bodybuilding lives in a closed inner circle, closed narrow society, which most people do not like or even hate. This is the image of bodybuilding today. And this image is very negative. At the moment only WFF-WBBF (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) International works on the official recognition of our sport and of the bettering the public opinion about the bodybuilding sport.

WHICH FEDERATION IS BETTER?

We mentioned above that today there are lots of “International Bodybuilding federations”. To get the truth about these “federations”  is not so difficult -  just ask then what are their strategic aims? What they seek? It is not so difficult to see that nearly all so called “federations” are only some ambitious plans of some definite individuals... nothing more!

No one of these “federations” ever influenced our sport on official level. No one of them ever tried to do this. They represent various unreal histories. The reason is clear – they have no history at all and this is the reason they create the false ones! Every day they are playing their games and fooling people around. People do not think that that these are not real sport federations in fact! Most “federations” are private companies. Among them many have no proper registration by law as International Organizations. No one of them is recognized officially by any serious organization. In 1998 the I.O.C. (International Olympic Committee) refused to recognize the IFBB and Weider brothers Joe and Ben sold the IFBB  (International Federation of Body Builders) federation, their sport magazines and the “Olympia” contest. After this the situation of bodybuilding is unstable in the World. Sport became extremely commercial and official sport competitions turned to various  “festivals”, “weekends”, “nights”  and “classics”.

It seems that the WFF-WBBF  International is the only one to go on working on the ideas of Weider brothers. At least we make efforts to do this. No one cares for official recognized sport, but WFF-WBBF.

We have spoken many times about such “federations” before, about the nonsense they are creating in our sport and we will leave them in peace now as there is nothing to say more. Sport specialists understand that those federations play no role in the official bodybuilding sport on International level (see the Global Bodybuilding Site www.wff.lt , read historical articles and see unique documents on the main page and in the forum).

When we seriously speak about the real official sport, today we can mention only two International Organizations and that are the IFBB and the WFF-WBBF.

IFBB.

Though today  there are many “hot” IFBB  questions, such as of law, of finance, of book-keeping, of false democracy and of doping.  The private IFBB of RAFAEL SANTONJA even after splitting remains one of the most serious International units of bodybuilding sport.

Note:

In 2009 – IFBB split for the parts of the Spanish RAFAEL SANTONJA and the Singapore  PAUL CHUA. IN 2017 – IFBB split again for the parts of RAFAEL SANTONJA  and the USA NPC (National Physique Committee) of JIM MANION. All mentioned parts are in confrontation one with another today. All parts want to be on top one over another. Seeing this the historic IFBB creators and our real respected friends BEN  and JOE WEIDER brothers could have a heart attack.

WFF-WBBF.

Created in 1968 and celebrating it’s 52-d year of activities the WFF-WBBF (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) works for the official sport of bodybuilding. Today the WFF-WBBF unites national organizations from 134 countries that represent all continents. Every year the WFF-WBBF organizes over 60 International events in various countries.

The WFF-WBBF received recognition by the Non Olympic Sports Committee, by a number of National Olympic Committees, by a number of Governments and Sport Ministries, by the ISU International Sports University (from 2017 ISU is  an Associated  Member of the UNESCO at the UN). Even the Vatican noticed WFF-WBBF International. During the official visit to the Headquarters of Vatican the  Roman Pope Benedictus XI-th award was presented to the International President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS with the Honorable Medal (Medaglia Ufficiale di Pontificato di Sua Santita Benedetto XVI)  and the Pope sent His blessing after the official meeting in Vatican (2011).

It seems today that only the WFF-WBBF International has aims and ideas how to develop bodybuilding on official level. Facing the new ambitious Global projects the WFF-WBBF takes real steps to guide our sport World Wide.

NEWS FROM SCANDINAVIA

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12/08/2019

2019. WFF-WBBF IN SCANDINAVIA.

NEWS FROM WFF-WBBF SCANDINAVIA.
During the last 30 years representatives of the Scandinavia Countries of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway many times successfully participated at the International WFF-WBBF (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) Events.

Some time ago to meet the lacal sport leaders and sportsmen the President WFF-WBBF International DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS  visited Denmark and Sweden.
During the mentioned period of time  the representatives of Scandinavia Bodybuilding Sport visited the International Headquarters WFF-WBBF in Klaipeda (Lithuania). Among them was our old friend and contemporary President WFF-WBBF Finland SIMO BOGDANOFF. The future plans of the developing bodybuilding in their regions were spoken over.

 

GREATEST INTERNATIONAL CONTEST ACHIEVEMENS OF THE SCANDINAVIA ATHLETES:

 

DENMARK:  Multiple WFF-WBBF Amateur World and “Universe” Champion PALLE RASMUSSEN and Multiple WFF-WBBF World Disabled Champion TORSTEN PETERSEN

 

FINLAND: Over All WFF-WBBF World Amateur Champion, WFF-WBBF Amateur Europe Vice Champion and WFF-WBBF Professional  World Vice Champion RACHEL KAUPPILA and Multiple WFF-WBBF Amateur and Professional World and Europe Champion HANNA SKYTTA

 

NORWAY: WFF-WBBF Europe Amateur Championship Vice Champion ALTE KIELLAND and WFF-WBBF Professional  World Vice Champion  VILPONEN TIMO PEKKA and WFF-WBBF World Amateur Champion and Professional  World Vice Champion  KAI KAKNES ANDRE.

 

HALL OF FAME KINGDOM DENMARK.
We would like to remind and to underline that due to the extraordinary International Sport and Social Work in 2008 the President WFF-WBBF International DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS and the Governor State California ARNOLD ALOIS SCHWARZENEGGER received the very Special Award – both of them were included to the Honour Book (Hall of Fame) of the Kingdom of Denmark.

“Mr. Edmundas Daubaras is a constant source of wisdom to the muscle sport all over the World, and his work is promoting Fitness and Bodybuilding is without comparison.
Furthermore Mr. Edmundas Daubaras is a true gentleman and always the Athletes spokesperson No.1, and his work will forever remain a true gesture to anybody with interest in the fine sport of Bodybuilding and shaping bodies.
It is our hope, that Mr. Edmundas Daubaras will remain a true friend of the sport in many years, and we hereby welcome him in the fine company of HALL OF FAME.
13 other Prominent International Persons were nominated this year, but the Jury voted for Mr. Edmundas Daubaras; and he is now in the fine company of amongst others as Arnold Schwarzenegger who received the Honor in 2006.”
Anders Buus,
Chairman of the Hall of Fame Kingdom Denmark.

 

LATEST NEWS FROM SKANDINAVIA.

During the latest years a famous sportsman and multiple World Amateur and Professional Champion LIUDMILA KOLESNIKOVA TONHEIM lives and works in Norway. On August 11, 2019 the Chairman International Judges Council EDITA SENDRIENE  presented LIUDMILA KOLESNIKOVA TONHEIM the International Judge‘s Certificate. Soon at the nearest International contests we will see  LIUDMILA KOLESNIKOVA TONHEIM working  among the International judges.

 

INFORMATION.

More information on the International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: WFF-WBBF International, WFF-WBBF North America, WFF-WBBF South America, WFF-WBBF Asia, WFF-WBBF Europe, WFF-WBBF Africa, WFF-WBBF Asia Continental Federation, WFF-WBBF Pro Division, International Sport University (ISU, www.isuniversity.lt).

WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY.

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03/08/2019

WORLD‘S BODYBUILDING HISTORY. REMEMBER IT.

The authors of this historical article do not seek to present the chronological events. Our aim is to underline the most important historical International bodybuilding moments. The chronological history of our sport was presented in various languaages earlier in the 28-th issue of the International magazine „Sport of fitness and bodybuilding“ (2008) and at the International Site www.wff.lt . In 1986 the former WABBA (World Amateur Body Building Association) President and owner SERGE NUBRET  sent to the President WFF-WBBF International DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS his own archeives that were very usefull.

We will present „World Bodybuilding History“ articles in the folowing way.

-          Part 1. Ben Weider

-          Part 2. Prohibited Sport

-          Part 3. Communist Party Proclames the Champion

-          Part 4. Bodybuilding Lithrature

-          Part 5. First Through Iron Wall

-          Part 6. Your Own Oppinion

-          Part 7. Bodybuilding Future Decided in the Balcony

-          Part 8. Vatican Notices Our Efforts

Later will folow historical articles of the most important bodybuilding countries.

 

Part 7.

FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL BODYBUILDING WAS DECIDED AT THE BALCONY.
Again we speak about the oldest traditional International historic bodybuilding contest the “Amber Prix International” („Gintarinis prizas“, „Янтарный приз», 1968-2018). In  1986 the contest was held in Klaipeda, Lithuania. Nothing to do – „Amber Prix International“ became the real history of World‘s bodybuilding.

In the beginning of seventies of the last century there was a great Russia super heavyweight bodybuilder VLADIMIR DUBININ (Владимир Дубинин).  We remember VLADIMIR DUBININ was exactly the same level and same size at the best years of the legendary ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER. Due to the communist “Iron Wall” his fortune was not successful and this was the reasin that  VLADIMIR DUBININ could not confront the best Western Bodybuilders. Now VLADIMIR DUBININ is the President of the National IFBB (International Federation of Body Builders) Federation of Russia.

In 1986 after 12 years of being fare away from bodybuilding a famous athlete VLADIMIR DUBININ  was invited by DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS to the „Amber Prix International“ contest. As for many years the Russia national teams were led by a Russia artist and bodybuilding organizer VLADIMIR SHUBOV (Владимир Шубов), VLADIMIR DUBININ came to 1986 „Amber Prix International“ leading the Leningrad bodybuilders. This was how VLADIMIR DUBININ appeared on bodybuilding stage again. The former great Russian bodybuilder was making his first steps as organizer and official.

The 1986 “Amber Prix International” was famous of the wins of the best socialist World bodybuilders of the time: VIKTORAS JUCYS and OLEGAS ZURAS (both from Lithuania). These two Soviet bodybuilding monsters started their way of glory at „Amber Prix International“ competitions. In 1988 VIKTORAS JUCYS ended as the first official Over All USSR Champion and OLEGAS ZURAS as the 2004 Over All heavyweight IFBB World Amateur Champion.
After the 1986 “Amber Prix International” contest was over, the VIP Socialist bodybuilding officials gathered at the apartments of DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS to decide the future development of bodybuilding. That were DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS, VLADIMIR DUBININ, VLADIMIR SUBOV, GEORGIJ MOSALIOV (all Russia), ARKADIJ KASANSKIJ (Аркадий Кашанский, Ukraine). At this meeting from all VIP International bodybuilding personalities was missing the only one and that was INNAR MARDO (Innar Mardo was later the first President WFF-WBBF (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) Estonia, the organizer of 2001 WFF-WBBF Europe Championship in Tallinn, Estonia). Then in 1986 in Klaipeda the strategic questions of future bodybuilding were discussed, great sport transformations, nearest International bodybuilding events, foundation and registration of the official recognized USSR Bodybuilding Federation, official recognition of bodybuilding sport in the USSR as well as the common sport contacts with the Western World were spoken over.
Basing on these decisions VLADIMIR DUBININ right after the 1986 “Amber Prix International” organized two “Belyje Nocy” (“White Nights”) International contests in Leningrad (1986, 1987, St. Petersburg, Russia). In 1988 VLADIMIR DUBININ organized the first USSR Bodybuilding Championship, again in Leningrad. DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS has always been among the organizers of these mentioned important events too. This was the moment of honor and glory of the best USSR Bodybuilder of the time – the Lithuanian VIKTORAS JUCYS, who was the Over All Winner of both two “Belyje Nocy” Contests and the over all Champion of the first official USSR championship (1988). Soon the first USA Bodybuilders and Officials came to the USSR, the National USSR Bodybuilding Federation was registered after the wide meeting of bodybuilding organizers in Kubenka (Moscow) and bodybuilding was recognized as sport in the USSR. All this happened in front of inner fighting, intrigues and blackmailing among the all people involved in the process. Then the famous Russia weightlifter and Olympic Champion JURY VLASOV was elected to the USSR Bodybuilding Federation President’s position. But we will speak of those historic moments some time later.

 

Part 8.

VATICAN NAMES BODYBUILDING DISIDENTS.

In 2011 the Official Meeting of the WFF-WBBF (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) Interantional Leaders was organized in Vatican to present the WFF-WBBF activities.

Listening about the bodybuilding activities during the years of prohibition of this sport in the Socialist Countries Vatican Congregat Perfect J. Em. JOZEF KARDINAL TOMKO was interested very much. The Congregat evaluated our efforts and named us „disidents of the Communist regime“.

Most impressive was the Vatican State evaluation of the positive work of the WFF-WBBF in developing total fitness and bodybuilding throughout the World. For this work done the Vatican Congregat Perfect J. Em. JOZEF KARDINAL TOMKO presented the Vatican Pontific Medals (Medaglia Ufficiale di Pontificato di Sua Santita Benedetto XVI) to the International President WFF-WBBF DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS and the WFF-WBBF VIP Official Slovak STEFAN HRCKA (Headquarters State Vatican, Cita del Vaticano, March 29, 2011).

During the Official Visit to vatican the Vatican State Administrator PADRE PAOLO presented the the WFF-WBBF Officials the Vatican Administration Headquarters, the Closed Historic Treasure Archieves and the Storage Place of the historically valuable personal items of all Pontifics of Vatican State. Early morning at St. Peter‘s Basilica the President WFF-WBBF DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS participated at the unique personal Mess.

RESPECTFUL BLESSING FROM VATICAN.
in 2012 the WFF-WBBF International Headquarters received a letter from the State Vatican.
Sending this Honourable Blessing Letter the Pontific BENEDETTO XVI-th once again positively evaluated the efforts of the WFF-WBBF International.

GOOD WORK NOTICED BY PROVOSLAV ORTODOX CHURCH.
The good and positive work done by the WFF-WBBF International was noticed by the Pravoslav Ortodox Church too.
In 2010 the IV-th International Convent of the Order of Temple (Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Herosolymitani) was held in Coimbra (Portugal).
In recognition of the new ideas to unite all Christian Confessions Bishop ARCHIMANDRITE CHARALAMPY awarded DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS with the St. Nicholas the Wonderworker’s Silver-Gold Medal.

WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY

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31/07/2019

WORLD‘S BODYBUILDING HISTORY. REMEMBER IT.

The authors of this historical article do not seek to present the chronological events. Our aim is to underline the most important historical International bodybuilding moments. The chronological history of our sport was presented in various languaages earlier in the 28-th issue of the International magazine „Sport of fitness and bodybuilding“ (2008) and at the International Site www.wff.lt . In 1986 the former WABBA (World Amateur Body Building Association) President and owner SERGE NUBRET  sent to the President WFF-WBBF International DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS his own archeives that were very usefull.

We will present „World Bodybuilding History“ articles in the folowing way.

-          Part 1. Ben Weider

-          Part 2. Prohibited Sport

-          Part 3. Communist Party Proclames the Champion

-          Part 4. Bodybuilding Lithrature

-          Part 5. First Through Iron Wall

-          Part 6. Your Own Oppinion

-          Part 7. Bodybuilding Future Decided in the Balcony

-          Part 8. Vatican Notices Our Efforts

Later will folow historical articles of the most important bodybuilding countries.

 

Part 5.

FIRST THROUGH THE IRON WALL

At the Soviet times the Universities of different countries used to change students in between. While studying the Law and Philology at the Vilnius State University contemporary International President WFF-WBBF DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS  was included into such studnet‘s groups and  two times visited Czechoslovakia (1974 and 1976). Serious sport contacts with Czechoslovakia bodybuilding leaders started at once. DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS had constant meetings and correspondence with the President IFBB (International Federation of Body Builders) Czechoslovakia VOJTECH FIALA. VOJTECH FIALA was a talanted smart and active Bodybuilding Official.  It was most result of VOJTECH FIALA personal work and his presonal International contacts that in 1974 Czechoslovakia broke the „Iron Wall“ of communists and started participating at the World and Continental Championships in the Western World. It was PETR STACH who won the European Championship first time in bodybuilding history representing all Socialist Countries in 1975. PETR STACH performed a complicated multy - pose posing routine accompanied by the music. He gave the  Western Bodybuilders the posing lessons and after his successfull participation new posing ideas started in the bodybuilding World. Before this at the Official Contests the Bodybuilders used to pose on a small podium. It was like this: a bodybuilder went on 1 x 1 meter podium, hit 1 - 2 poses, then thought for some time and hit 1 - 2 more poses again and that was all. What is interesting that during this „hard“ posing program bodybuilders somehow managed to forget and skip 1 or 2 poses... That was a popular topic of discussion after the routine.
Regular participation of Czechoslovakia Bodybuilders in the West quickly rised them on the Top in the Socialist Bodybuilding. Sportsmen of multiple Socialist Countries had no such chances and really envied the Czechoslovaks. On the hard political situation like this being the biggest regular International Event in the Socialist World the „Amber Prix International“ was of unbelievably great importance at that times.
Visiting Czechoslovakia DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS met a number of personal friends among the Sport Leaders and Bodybuilders: PETR STACH, PETR TLAPAK, ROBERT DANTLINGER, ALOIS PEK and many others. Good relations of DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS were set with JOZEF MAZAK (later with MILAN PERDOCH). Both of them were directors of the in Bratislava (Czechoslovakia) published Magazine „Trener“. In those years „Trener“ Magazine used to publish bodybuilding materials constantly and it was the only sourse of regular information about our sport in the Socialist World. DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS wrote a number of articles for „Trener“ Magazine too. Among them about the „Amber Prix International“  („Gintarinis prizas“, „Янтарный приз», 1968-2017).
DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was in constant contact with Bodybuilding Leaders of Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, China. Two times after the invitation of the Czechoslovakia Bodybuilding Official Professor FRANTISEK BULVA DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was present as a VIP quest at the meetings of the National Czechoslovakia Bodybuilding Federation Executive Council (1976, Brno). DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS  was in intensive correspondence with the Czechoslovakia Bodybuilding Officials and Athletes (lots of documents are in the historic archives of the WFF-WBBF International).
Under the personal initiative of DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS the  unique International Contest between the National Teams of Lithuania and Czechoslovakia were thoroughly planned and worked out. After a long work finally DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS received from Sport Ministerium invitations for the Lithuania Bodybuilding Team to participate in Czechoslovakia. It was the unbelievable result in Socialist times. The successfull visa work started and ... it ended with the same result as it ends very often. Due to the inner misunderstandings, envy, jealousy, blackmailing letters of the Bodybuilding Officials to the Governmental Security Institutions of the USSR (KGB), the Contest in Czechoslovakia was canceled. These „famous“ historic documents, invitations still remain not used in the WFF-WBBF International archives. Angry with the USSR Bodybuilding Officials who did this, DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS gave his personal Intenational Contacts to his good Estonian friend and Bodybuilding Leader INNAR MARDO. Later INNAR MARDO used these contacts. INNAR MARDO due to his good personal contacts in Estonia Government, a number of times participated at International Contests in Hungary, Poland and Czechoslovakia with the National Teams Estonia (1979 - 1981). It was INNAR MARDO who using the contacts given him by DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS brought the Over All „Amber Prix International“ Winner OLEV ANNUS and the „Amber Prix International“ Champion INDREK OTSUS (Estonia) abroad to win all the competitions they participated. Both of them won against the already famous Czechoslovakia bodybuilding stars. And again nothing new: when all goes well with INNAR MARDO, the envy, jealousy and dirty blackmailing starts in Estonia too. That made INNAR MARDO to leave his Bodybuilding activities for a number of years, OLEV ANNUS emigrated to Finland and became a famous Bodybuilder of IFBB and NABBA (National Amateur Body Building Association). For participating at NABBA Events OLEV ANNUS twice was sanctioned and disqualified by the IFBB for „life“, but he always managed to come back and to participate again and again.

 

Part 6.

 THE RIGHT TO HAVE YOUR OWN OPPINION.

There are different point of views, there are different oppinions. But on what basis they are built? Often people discuss the history of bodybuilding never themselves being involved in any historic process. Often they only have heard something...
International President WFF-WBBF (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS personally took part in many important International Sport Events and still is. Many superior International Bosybuilding Events had happened not only with the participation of DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS, but often he himself was the initiator of those Historic Bodybuilding Events and Happenings.
For many decades among all USSR Bodybuilding Leaders DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was the only one to know several foreign languages. That gave the opportunity for DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS to communicate direct with all International Bodybuilding Leaders through the World. Let us remember the famous International Press Conference when the IFBB (International Federation of Body Builders) Owner and President BEN WEIDER came on official visit to the USSR first time. Then in front of public and journalists this long lasting Press Conference turned into a two hours lasting dialogue between BEN WEIDER and DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS.
Today the President WFF-WBBF International DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS is in contact with nearly all known International Bodybuilding Leaders of the World. This prove thousands of documents saved in the historic archives of the WFF-WBBF International. The WFF-WBBF today is involved in important International Bodybuilding activities to change the basic position of our sport, to get the official recognition for Bodybuilding. That is why there is no enough time to be spent working on the documents of the History of World Bodybuilding.
Having another University Low Degree DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS studied the Juridical Background of every so called „International Bodybuilding Federation“. The statements about the WFF-WBBF being the World‘s nearly Sole International No Profit Bodybuilding Federation are proved by juridical documents. Not everybody like this. But do not talk, do not blackmail us – just go and register Your own International Federation according the International Law requirements, work for the bodybuilding sport at least fivety years as we did, have definite results of Your own work and then we will agree that all is ok with Your federation. But we do not think the real „owner“ of Your International Federation, who owns it as his private property, will let You see in public the real documents if there are such documents at all. In most cases – no.
For example, all of us know, that NABBA (National Amateur Body Building Association) is registered as a UK public club, not as an International Sport Federation. It looks unserious.
It looks unserious when WABBA (World Amateur Body Building Association) International for many yeras had only it‘s name and logo registered. Nothing more.
On the official level we may call this „international bodybuilding humour“. Every ministry of sport of any country and every serious Governmental Sport Official will have nothing to do with such „International Federations“. And it is so until they do not cheat the Governmental Structures telling and presenting them false information about their federations.
Having new ideas and based on the correct juridical registration International WFF-WBBF works for the official recognition of our sport. For the last two decades other federations use to copy the ideas of WFF-WBBF: model fitness, bikiny categories, classic bodybuilding and fitness, „fit-kids“, disabled bodybuilding etc.. We have nothing against – take and use them. But again it proves the WFF-WBBF is on the right way.

WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY.

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24/07/2019

WORLD‘S BODYBUILDING HISTORY. REMEMBER IT.

The authors of this historical article do not seek to present the chronological events. Our aim is to underline the most important historical International bodybuilding moments. The chronological history of our sport was presented in various languaages earlier in the 28-th issue of the International magazine „Sport of fitness and bodybuilding“ (2008) and at the International Site www.wff.lt . In 1986 the former WABBA (World Amateur Body Building Association) President and owner SERGE NUBRET  sent to the President WFF-WBBF International DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS his own archeives that were very usefull.

We will present „World Bodybuilding History“ articles in the folowing way.

-          Part 1. Ben Weider

-          Part 2. Prohibited Sport

-          Part 3. Communist Party Proclames the Champion

-          Part 4. Bodybuilding Lithrature

-          Part 5. First Through Iron Wall

-          Part 6. Your Own Oppinion

-          Part 7. Bodybuilding Future Decided in the Balcony

-          Part 8. Vatican Notices Our Efforts

Later will folow historical articles of the most important bodybuilding countries.

Part 3.

COMMUNIST PARTY PROCLAMES THE CHAMPION

In 2017 the WFF-WBBF (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) held the 50-th „Amber Prix International“ (1968 – 2017, „Gintarinis prizas“, „Янтарный приз») Contest in Klaipeda (Republic Lithuania). Then the  Global CNN television made a report about the WFF-WBBF International activities that have seen one billion (one milliard) people World Wide.

Bodybuilding specialists and fans know very much about this World’s  Oldest Historic Bodybuilding Competition. We were informing before, that for many years when Bodybuilding Sport was prohibited and prosecuted in the Socialist Countries (especially in the USSR),  the “Amber Prix International” used to be the World Championship of the Socialist Countries, the unofficial Championship of the USSR. And later on this was recognized by the Sport Ministry (Goskomsport) of the USSR. Having in mind the high level of the “Amber Prix International”  and it’s political value to the International Sport, various special services and secret structures use „to keep an eye“ and to follow the competition. The importance of the “Amber Prix International” proves the fact, that right after the “Perestrojka”  began, the Ministry of Sport of the USSR  started to give highest governmental honorable “Soviet Sport Master” (мастер спорта СССР) degrees and other privileges for the Champions of the “Amber Prix International”.
The 1981 “Amber Prix International” competition was exceptional in the Socialist State Politics. Then a Russian weightlifter E.MOROZ was responsible for the Bodybuilding Sport  (атлетическая гимнастика) in the Ministry Sport USSR (Госкомспорт СССР). But the real working President Russia Bodybuilding organization was  a Russia painting artist  VLADIMIR SUBOV in fact. After the Russian Bodybuilder and the contemporary Russia National IFBB President VLADIMIR DUBININ (Владимир Дубинин)  lost his titles against Estonian OLEV ANNUS and against Lithuanian PRANAS MURAUSKAS in 1974, VLADIMIR DUBININ  was out of the our sport game for long thirteen  years. After constant insistance of DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS and his personal invitation VLADIMIR DUBININ appeared in sport society again at the “Amber Prix International” in Klaipeda only in 1986.
In 1981 just before the “Amber Prix International” the meeting of the USSR International  Judges Council was held in Klaipeda. At this meeting participated DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS („Amber Prix International“ organizer), VLADIMIR SUBOV (representing Russia), ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS (representing  USSR bodybuilding comission), ARKADIJ KASANSKIJ (representing Ukraine), INNAR MARDO (representing Estonia), ALEKSANDRAS NOVIKOVAS (representing Lithuania) and some other International level judges and organizers. The secretary of the USSR Bodybuilding Comission ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS told the judges that it is high time to change the USSR leading bodybuilder and to stop the successful career of Estonian athlete OLEV ANNUS. Many bodybuilders admired OLEV ANNUS  and that was against USSR politics. At that time already twice winning the “Amber Prix International” (1978, 1979) and a number of International events in Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia OLEV ANNUS was the sole leader among bodybuilders of the Socialist Countries. Under the pressure of ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS the judges of the “Amber Prix International” did as he told them: OLEV ANNUS  was not the winner. Due to this the Over All Winner’s Title at the 1981 “Amber Prix International” went to the Lithuanian Sportsman SAULIUS MISEVICIUS. OLEV ANNUS was in shock loosing the battle to the lower level athlete. He has written letters accusing the International Judges but the result was impossible to change.
In 2010 at the WFF-WBBF Amateur  and Pro World Championship in Slovakia Brusno Kupele resort VLADIMIR SUBOV came there with the National Team Germany. Having possibilities to speak free now he explained the political situation of the 1981. VLADIMIR SUBOV  told the organizers that the sport life of OLEV ANNUS was decided in Moscow long before he participated in Klaipeda at the 1981 “Amber Prix International”. Then the USSR Communist Party Central Committee ruled everything, sport too. Having information that OLEV ANNUS wants to leave the Soviet Union the USSR Communist Party Propaganda Council gave orders to the Sport Ministry of the USSR and E.MOROZ gave the same orders to ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS – get down the Estonian bodybuilder OLEV ANNUS. So using the Judges ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS  did at the 1981 “Amber Prix International”.

 

Part 4.

SOCIALIST COUNTRIES BODYBUILDING LITERATURE.

Before the prohibition of bodybuilding in the middle of the sixties of the last century in all Socialist World Countries  the only one regular magazine about bodybuilding sport was Polish „Sport Dla Wszystkich“. At that time Lithuanians presented the basics of bodybuilding in the magazine „The Student“(„Moksleivis“).

Through the time of the prohibition of bodybuilding sport in the Socialist Countries nobody even dreamed about the bodybuilding literature. The exception was in Czechoslovakia Bratislava issued  „Trener“ Magazine and the German DDR (Deutsches Demokratik Republik)  Weight Lifting Magazine „The Weightlifter‘s Training“ ( „Schwer Atlet Training“) which started to publish some information about our sport. During this time DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS  used to give articles and contest information for these Magazines. Also for BEN WEIDER‘S „Flex“ magazine. All magazines used to publishe the DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS given materials. First of all it was information from the World‘s Oldest Traditional Bodybuilding Contest, the only one anual International Bodybuilding Event in all Socialist Counties, the „Amber Prix International“ („Gintarinis prizas“, „Янтарный приз», 1968-2017). The above mentioned Czechoslovakia „Trener“ Magazines were published by JOZEF MAZAK and later by MILAN PERDOCH.

International WFF-WBBF worked and still works on the documents and various materials of World‘s Bodybuilding History. The WFF-WBBF „Sport of Fitness and Bodybuilding“ Magazine started in English, Russian and Lithuanian languages in 1989. During this period of time the WFF-WBBF printed and spread through the World several millions copies of the Magazine. „Sport of Fitness and Bodybuilding“ is awailable at the National WFF-WBBF federations in all 129 Country - members of the WFF-WBBF International as well as at the most important World‘s International Bodybuilding and Fitness Events.
Main articles of the „Sport of Fitness and Bodybuilding“ Magazine were published in various Internet Pages, sport and public media, among them regularly in Spanish „Fitness Alive“ (Argentina, Magazine for South America and Spain), in German „Fitness News“ (Austria, Magazine for Germany, Austria and Switzerland), in English „Strenght and Health“ (UK, Magazine for England, Scotland and Ireland), in Russian „Zeleznyj Mir“ (Russia, for Russia and Post Soviet Russian Speaking Countries and etc..).
At the beginning a number of the WFF-WBBF Magazines were of methodical character. These Magazines were teaching the bodybuilders how to train from the primityve beginning to the Top Professional Level. Through decades the President WFF-WBBF International DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS collected and translated materials and documents from different possible sources, analised, evaluated and systemized them and finally presented as methodical recommendations for the sportsmen. That were a number of popular International Seria Magazines under the titles like “ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER recommends”, “Training Programs of the World’s Best Bodybuilders”, “Bodybuilding Stars Recommend” etc..). Ending the 90-ties of the last century basing on these Magazines a number of new generations of bodybuilders were born and educated. Wishing to have these Magazines in their collections the libraries of a number of Countries addressed the International WFF-WBBF Headquarters (like German State Library of Leipzig, Germany).
Today the WFF-WBBF „Sport of Fitness and Bodybuilding“ („Sportinis fitnesas ir kultūrizmas“, „Спортивный фитнес и культуризм») magazine has only informative International character but this makes it to be even more important. The Magazine covers most important World‘s Bodybuilding and Fitness Events and it gives true situation of sport on Official International Level, sets the goals of the sport for the future. Nobody else in the World does it, but the WFF-WBBF.

WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY. HOW IT WAS IN REAL.

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WORLD‘S BODYBUILDING HISTORY. REMEMBER IT.

BEN WEIDER. HOW IT WAS IN REAL

PREAMBULA.

The authors of this historical article do not seek to present the chronological events. Our aim is to underline the most important historical International bodybuilding moments. The chronological history of our sport was presented in various languaages earlier in the 28-th issue of the International magazine „Sport of fitness and bodybuilding“ (2008) and at the International Site www.wff.lt . In 1986 the former WABBA (World Amateur Body Building Association) President and owner SERGE NUBRET  sent to the President WFF-WBBF International DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS his own archeives that were very usefull.

We will present „World Bodybuilding History“ articles in the folowing way.

-          Part 1. Ben Weider

-          Part 2. Prohibited Sport

-          Part 3. Communist Party Proclames the Champion

-          Part 4. Bodybuilding Lithrature

-          Part 5. First Through Iron Wall

-          Part 6. Your Own Oppinion

-          Part 7. Bodybuilding Future Decided in the Balcony

-          Part 8. Vatican Notices Our Efforts

Later will folow historical articles of the most important bodybuilding countries.

 

WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY. UNKNOWN STORIES. HOW IT WAS IN REAL.

Part 1.

BEN WEIDER.

As any history, the World Bodybuilding History was too much complicated. Somebody knows something, most do not know anything. Our 120 years lasting sport history used to be presented in many different ways.

During the last fivety years International President WFF-WBBF (World Fitness federation, World Body Building Federation) DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS personally took part at many most important International historic bodybuilding events. At many of them DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was not only a participant, but even many of these events had happened under his initiative.
During all his active life in sport DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was always in good friendly relations with the International Bodybuilding Top Personalities: BEN WEIDER (Canada), WAYNE DE MILIA (USA), PAMELA KAGAN (Canada), PAUL CHUA (Singapore), SERGE NUBRET, AKLI CHABENI (both France), OSCAR HEIDENSTAM, IVAN DUNBAR (both UK), VOJTECH FIALA (Czechoslovakia). During a long period of time to set some definite questions the Owner and the life President of the IFBB (International Federation of Body Builders) BEN WEIDER many times used to ask DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS to meet his assistant RAFAEL SANTONJA. Even today EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS communicates with nearly all International bodybuilding leaders who play important role in the official World‘s sport movement.
Personal relations of DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS with BEN WEIDER always had and still have big historical value. Due to these relations DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was always in the centre of important International activities. These relations with BEN WEIDER gave him opportunity to get the information that others could not get. This gave the possibility for DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS to influence many important International bodybuilding events. Rich WFF-WBBF archieves prove decades lasting relations, personal meetings and correspondence with BEN WEIDER.
BEN WEIDER in his private magazines many times published materials sent by DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS. Much attention in Weider‘s magazines had been given for even now one of the World‘s oldest still runnig International „Amber Prix International“ Contest (1968-2017, „Gintarinis prizas“, „Янтарный приз»). For many years „Amber Prix International“ was the unofficial bodybuilding championship of the USSR (for many years bodybuilding was prohibited in the USSR, Union Soviet Socialist Republics). For most time of the history of „Amber Prix International“ DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was the main organizer of this event. And still he is (under the WFF-WBBF). Evaluating the importance of the „Amber Prix International“ a number of times BEN WEIDER sent his own signed Diplomas for the „Amber Prix International“ champions. It was BEN WEIDER to press Vice President IFBB International PAUL CHUA and President IFBB Israel ASHER FRIG to send their teams to Klaipeda (Lithuania) to participate at the „Amber Prix International“. It was BEN WERDER to give the order for his Spanish assistant RAFAEL SANTONJA to host „Amber Prix International“ Champions at the IFBB Mediteranian Contest held in Marocco (see letters of BEN WEIDER, http://www.wff.lt, read forum). Finally relations between DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS and BEN WEIDER reached such a level, that BEN WEIDER asked to stop discussing and making decissions via correspondence and to start to settle all important questions at the common private meetings. During a definite period of time a number of meetings of DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS and BEN WEIDER were held – in Leningrad, Moscow (USSR, Russia), in Paris (France), in Kuala Lampur (Malaysia), in New York (USA). DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was always a personal guest of BEN WEIDER. BEN WEIDER had been ready to meet DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS at any possible time even postponing his other works and duties (see letters of BEN WEIDER). The top culmination of the common relations was when both decided to set a Joint-Venture Company (protocol of intentions, November 25, 1990, Helmsley Palace, New Yourk, USA, archieves WFF-WBBF International).
No matter that later on DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS went his own way and started the WFF-WBBF International, no matter he stopped his official contacts with the IFBB, he has always been in friendly relations with BEN WEIDER. Even when DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was already leading WFF-WBBF International but keeping old common contacts BEN WEIDER used to send him the official IFBB magazines and materials (until BEN WEIDER stepped away and sold his private IFBB magazines in 2000).

 

Part 2.

PROHIBITED SPORT.
For quite a long period of time bodybuilding was prohibited in the USSR and in almost all Socialist Countries. For political reasons being as the „Western sport“ bodybuilding  has never been supported in all socialist World. Everywhere gyms were closed, contests prohibited, sportsmen and organizers were prosecuted, media flew as maximum dirt as possible to bodybuilding. Under pressure of the Communist Party the Ministry of Sport of the USSR (Union Soviet Socialist Republics) issued a strict order against bodybuilding and this way they had a juridical law basis to follow bodybuilders. For many years of the prosecution of bodybuilding sport in the Sport Ministry (Goskomsport) was employed a former weightlifter E.MOROZ (later V.TAMARLAKOV). Both of them were responsible for controlling the bodybuilding in the USSR. A step below of them was another one representative  - the Lithuanian ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS. Everybody was afrayed to fight or even to say a single word to stand for bodybuilding. As in such a wide territory nobody organized bodybuilding contetsts, but DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS dared to do it first with „Amber Prix International“ in Klaipeda (Lithuania). ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS and other high officials wanted to stop DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS saying that in case the new procecutions started they are not going to loose their Communist Party certificates and they will stay away from DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS. Nevertheless DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS did not listen to them and did it on his own risk. The contest in Klaipeda took place, only the DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS played his game with the Sport Ministry and he had to make some artificial changes adding power exercises to the usual programme. Just after this DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS started active correspondence with the Sport Ministry of the USSR as well as with the main USSR political media: newspapers „Pravda“, „Izvestija“, „Soviet Sport“, which used to publishe awfull articles against bodybuilding (like „Trijanskij kon kulturizma“..). Then DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS wrote a number of articles protecting bodybuilding and started to collect signatures of known people to support  these articles. It became a real pettition to unite people to protect bodybuilding sport (these historic materials are in the archieves of the WFF-WBBF International (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation). Then DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS on his risk went to Moscow to register and present these materials at the Headquarters of the Central Committe of the Communst Party of the USSR and the Ministry Council of the USSR. When back to Lithuania from Moscow DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS started to receive lots of calls from the Headquarters of the Central Committe of the Communst Party USSR. The discussion started. It was evident that some positive agreement may happen. That bothered Lithuanian Communist Leaders. Finally the telepfone of DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was totally swiched off line and they invited DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS to Klaipeda Headquarters asking to stop pushing the highest USSR officials. At the same time, though bodybuilding was a prohibited sport, they gave DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS permittion to organize anual „Amber Prix International“ (1968-2017, „Gintarinis prizas“, «Янтарный приз») in Klaipeda. It is not a secret that for many years „Amber Prix International“ was the only one International bodybuilding contest in the Socialist World and until 1988 it was recognized and proclaimed  as a not official Championship of the USSR. If not the „Amber Prix International“ nuobody knows what would have been the history of bodybuilding in the USSR and all Socialist World. Nobody knows how the Socialist bodybuilding sport would have met the first USA bodybuilders that came to the USSR under the leadership of the Owner and life President IFBB (International Federation of Body Builders) BEN WEIDER. BEN WEIDER was an old personal friend of DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS. For many years they bogth had active correspondence, a number of mutual meetings in various countries. Finally they were working on setting a Join-Venture Company (again these documents are in the archieves of the WFF-WBBF International (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation. See documents and letters of BEN WEIDER, http://www.wff.lt, read forum).

OFFICIAL NEWS

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2019. IN DIFERENCE WITH OTHER INTERNATIONAL FEDERATIONS WFF-WBBF GOES OFFICIAL WAY.
HIGH AWARD AND WELCOME OF SLOVALKIA PARLIAMENT TO WFF-WBBF.
In October, 2016 during the WFF-WBBF (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) World AM and Pro Championships the Chairman Prliament Republic Slovakia Mgr. Art. ANDREJ HRNCIAR (Andrej Hrnčiar) has sent His welcome to the WFF-WBBF International. Also Mgr. Art. ANDREJ HRNCIAR awarded with Honour Diploma the President WFF-WBBF International DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS „For World Wide Fitness and Bodybuilding Development on the Occassion of the World Championship in Fitness and Bodybuilding“.

HEAD PARLIAMENT SLOVAKIA AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

With the official congratulations Vice President Parliament Republic Slovakia JAN FIGEL  was present at the 2013 WFF-WBBF (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation)  World Amateur Championship in Brusno.

After the WFF-WBBF International Himna was played, the Vice President Parliament Republic Slovakia JAN FIGEL  (Podpredseda vlady Slovenskej Republiki) awarded the International President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS with the Silver Medal of the Parliament Republic Slovakia and the Parliament Diploma of Honour.

„DIPLOMA OF HONOUR to the President of the Global Federation of WBBF  and WFF DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS for his lifetime contribution to fitness and bodybuilding and promotion of the sport between youth and physically disabled people around the world“.

OFFICIAL VISIT TO SLOVAKIA PARLIAMENT.

During the visit to the 2013 WFF-WBBF World Amateur Championship in Brusno Kupele resort the Vice President Parliament Republic Slovakia JAN FIGEL  invited the International President WFF-WBBF DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS to pay the Official Visit to the Parliament Republic Slovakia.

Right after the World Championship in Brusno the International President WFF-WBBF DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS came to the Slovakia Capital City Bratislava where the Official Meeting at the Headquarters Parliament Republic Slovakia was payed.

During the meeting in the Parliament a number of important National and International sport and fitness questions were discussed and spoken over.

VICE PRIME MINISTER SLOVAKIA AWARDS.

Representing the Government Republic Slovakia on the occasion of the 2013 WFF-WBBF World Amateur Championship the Vice Prime Minister Republic Slovakia LUBOMIR VAZNY awarded the International President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS with the Slovakia Parliament Diploma of Honour.

PREVIOUS OFFICIAL MEETING.

Also we would like to underline that the 2012 WFF-WBBF World Amateur Championship was organized under the supervision and support of the Prime Minister Republic Slovakia REBERT FICO.

In 2012 also right after the the World Championship the International President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS came to Bratislava where the Official Meeting at the Headquarters Prime Minister Republic  Slovakia was payed. Then the the International President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was awarded by the Diploma of Honour of the Prime Minister Republic  Slovakia.

INFORMATION.

More information on the International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: WFF-WBBF International, WFF-WBBF North America, WFF-WBBF South America, WFF-WBBF Asia, WFF-WBBF Europe, WFF-WBBF Africa, WFF-WBBF Asia Continental Federation, WFF-WBBF Pro Division, International Sport University (ISU, www.isuniversity.lt).

WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY

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2019. FIFTY YEARS HISTORY OF WFF-WBBF AND IFBB RELATIONS.

WEIDER BROTHERS AND DSC. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS.

At the moment the WFF-WBBF (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation)  is preparing to publish a historical article. The article will cover fifty years lasting relations of the WFF-WBBF International (represented by the International President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS) and the IFBB (International Federation of Body Builders), represented by the IFBB owners WEIDER brothers JOE and BEN.

Today looking through the time passed we see clearly the World bodybuilding history. As for long time the World was divided into two parts this history was developed both in the „West“ side and also in the so called „Socialist World“.  Speaking about the DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS and the WEIDER brother‘s relations any can easy see the development of all historically traditional bodybuilding federations. Also we can see the aims of all federations, we can see the real work that was done by these federations on International level. Then there is no need to discuss „which federation is better“.

GET TO KNOW WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY. UNIQUE GLOBAL PROJECT - WORLD BODYBUILDING ENCYCLOPEDIA.

Today the WFF-WBBF International unites 134 Country – Members and organizes nearly 60 anual Am and Pro International Events World Wide. Looking from the juridic point of view the WFF-WBBF International is no doubt the Real World Bodybuilding Leader.

Crowning it‘s 50 years of  International Bodybuilding activities, the WFF-WBBF)  works on the Unique Global International Bodybuilding Project -  the „World Bodybuilding  Encyclopedia“ («Энциклопедия всемирного культуризма»). 

Covering the period of the last Century only two Historical Bodybuilding  Country – Articles –Revues are left to prepere. That are Atricles on Russia and Lithuania. All other Countries that were influencing the International Sport during the last 120 years are already written bu us for the Encyclopedia.

The Head of the Encyclopedia working group is the President WFF-WBBF International DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS.

Until now nobody even tried to work on such a huge International Project. To be frank, only few people can do it. There were attempts to name some previous works as „Encyclopedia“ too, but that were not Encyclopedias of Bodybuilding Sport in real (for example, as Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s „Encyclopedia“ was written about himself in person mostly). In real every Encyclopedia covers much wider things.

The  „World Bodybuilding  Encyclopedia“  is based on the fivety years collected Historic Archives of the WFF-WBBF International and also on the Archivic Documents presented to us by the Owner and the President of WABBA (World Amateur Body Building Association) SERGE NUBRET (France),  the Heads of the UK Public Club NABBA (National Amateur Body Building Association) OSCAR HEIDENSTAM (England) and IVAN DUNBAR (Ireland), the Owners and Heads of the IFBB (International Federation of Body Builders)  Commercial Company  BEN WEIDER (Canada), PAUL CHUA (Singapore), ALEX BAUER (Austria), JOSE PARDO HIDALGO (Spain).

Starting with EUGENY SANDOW our „Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding“ covers the period of nearly 120 years time. It presents over 8000 known International Bodybuildings Sport Personalities who were very important for the World Bodybuilding Sport during the period of the last Century. All these 8000 Bodybuilding Persons are representing all historically known traditional International Bodybuilding Federations. Comparing with the Bodybuilding Encyclopedia made by USA Bodybuilding Organizers in Internet, our „World Bodybuilding  Encyclopedia“ covers 90% wider information than the one of the USA.

All Athletes of these Federations of the last 120 years, who took high places at the Official Competitions as the World and Continent Am and Pro Championships, are in our Encyclopedia. All known International Officials and Organizers are also in our Encyclopedia as well.

Our  „World Bodybuilding  Encyclopedia“ will be published in various popular languages, including the Chinese language.

IMPORTANT WORLD BODYBUILDING FACTS.

We would like to underline that  the 2017 year was an extraordinary year for the World‘s bodybuilding. In 2013 the International Sport Society was celebrating 50-th anniversary of the World‘s Oldest Traditional Bodybuilding Contest  „Amber Prix International“ (международный турнир „Янтарный приз», 1968-2017). 

In 2018 the International Sport Society was celebrating the 120-th anniversary of the first bodybuilding contest ever (held in 1898 in England and Russia). Also in 1898 in England the first Bodybuilding „Health and Strenght“  Magazine was started to issue and it is issued until now by ROY EDWARDS.

In 2017 the International Sport Society was celebrating the 90-th anniversary of female  fitness. It is connected with BRONE‘s DUBAR  regular trainings and participation in New York City in 1928. We are glad that the Americans started collecting additional historic  information about BRONE DUBAR for the coming „Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding“. BRONE DUBAR with her family emigrated from Lithuania to the USA right before the First World War.

 

INFORMATION.
More detailed information on the Global International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: WFF-WBBF International, WFF-WBBF North America, WFF-WBBF South America, WFF-WBBF Asia, WFF-WBBF Europe, WFF-WBBF Africa, WFF-WBBF Asia Continental Federation, WFF-WBBF Pro Division, International Sport University (ISU, www.isuniversity.lt ), WPSF World Power Sports Federation.

2020. HOSPITABLE INDIA.

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2020. IN INDIA WFF-WBBF WILL ORGANIZE BIGGEST EVENT OF ASIA.

ASIA WILL COLLECT BEST WORLD ATHLETES.

The WFF-WBBF (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) International has activities history of more than 50 years. Today the Federation unites national organizations of 134 countries that represent all Continents. Every year the WFF-WBBF organizes 60 international events in various countries.

After receiving support of the highest India Government officials and businessmen the WFF-WBBF  International in this country will organize in March, 2020 the biggest Asia bodybuilding event.

2019 WFF-WBBF INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN INDIA.

On the 26-th of  February, 2019 to set the actual working questions of the International Events  the International President WFF-WBBF and the Rector of the ISU International Sport University  DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS arrived to India. The arranged progamme of the visit was very wide.

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS.

In March, 2019 two International events were held in India Cities of Ludhiana and Delhi. The first contest was organized by the famous India Company ”Avon”  in Ludhiana on March 1-3, 2019. The India WFF-WBBF National Championship was  held in Delhi on March 10, 2019.

INTERNATIONAL JUDGES.

A number of known International Judges arrived from European Countries to the contests in India. The judges were from Estonia, Lithuania, Belarus and Russia. In the main Judging Team were working OLEG LUNIN, SVETLANA  and NIKOLAJ VOROBJOV, ZINA USIKOVA. All costs spent by the arriving delegates were covered by the organizers: visas, transport, air tickets, hotels and food. Arrived judges at once started working. A number of meetings, consultations were made. Also the contest venue was inspected and culture programme for the judges organized.

MONEY PRIZES.

Together with standard prizes all first five places of each contest category winners got money prizes as well. Over all men category winner received  7500 US dollars and over all women category winner received 1200 US dollars. All competitors got hotel rooms and food free of charge.

AVON, GREATEST 2019 BODYBUILDING CONTEST IN INDIA.

On March 2-3, 2019 the AVON contest was held in Ludhiana City. Hundreds of India bodybuilders came to this prestigious event. The level of organizing team and participating athletes were of the highest International standards or even better. Any World championship organizers of any International federation can only dream of such an event. The venue place was full of spectators and journalists.

The VIP launge was full of Guests and among them were:

ONKAR SINGH PAHWA, the Owner Avon Cycle & Fitness Machines Pvt. Ltd.

SANTOSH MOTWANI, the director Avon Fitness Machines Pvt. Ltd.

VIJAI SAMPLA, the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment in India

VIJAJ KUMAR CHOPRA, the Editor in Cheif for Punjab Kesari Print News Organization

SONI SOOD, a famous Bollywood Actor.

The organizers did it perfect with everything – free transport, food, drinks and much atthention to delegates, judges  and participants. The life of our sport is nicer and it is going on!

„EK AAS WOMEN HELPLINE (NGO). INDIA EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN VOLUNTEERS ASSOCIATION.

On March 6, 2019 India Exceptional Women Volunteers Association „EK AAS WOMEN HELPLINE (NGO)“ honoured and awarded a number of persons who are involved in social work. Among awarded persons were the International President WFF-WBBF DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS, the Chairperson of the International REGINA Cancer Center REGINA DAUBARIENE. The „EK AAS WOMEN HELPLINE (NGO)“  Association is led by the Chairperson SIMMI CHOPRA PASHAN. Among a number of VIP Guests a Member of the Parliament of the India Republic SARDAR RAVNEET BITTU was present.

VISITING INDIA PARLIAMENT MEMBER‘S HEADQUARTERS

We have informed before, that during the WFF-WBBF Asia Championship in Ludhiana among a number of India famous polititians was present SARDAR RAVNEET BITTU, Member of the Parliament India Republic. This Highest Level Polititian of the India Republic invited the International President WFF-WBBF Federation DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS  and the Vice President International  WFF-WBBF Federation LALIT SONI to visit him at his Headquarters. The Official Visit to meet the Polititian happened.

INDIA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

On March 10, 2019 the WFF-WBBF India National Championship was held in Delhi. The winners:  the over all fitness model champion was Sameer Mittal and the over all bodybuilding champion was Dhruba Jyoti Tamuly. This contest was a selection trial to the official International contests in the European Union – in Lithuania (May 18-19, Klaipeda).

CULTURE PROGRAMME.

After competitions in Ludhiana and Delhi the organizers made a culture programme. First was visited the Delhi “Red Fort” and Minora. After it was Taj Mahal and the place of birth of Lord Krishna.

SPORT FESTIVAL „KAMILA LOHTIA COLLEGE ANNUAL ATHLETIC MEET“.

On February and March, 2019 the ISU International Sports University Chairmen DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS and LALIT SONI as VIP Guests payed official visit to the  Kamla Lohtia Sanathan Dharam College of the Punjab University Chandigarh represented by Principal Dr. Shiv Mohan Sharma and a number of Professors. There was the opening ceremony of the annual sport‘s festival. Among VIP Guests was  SH. SURINDER DAWAR, Member Parliament, M.L.A. Ludhiana.

INDIA-PAKISTAN WAGAH BORDER.

The WFF-WBBF Chairmen President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS, Vice President LALIT SONI and Amritsar Chairman RAMANDEEP SINGH visited as VIP Guests India – Pakistan Wagah Border. The meeting and lunch with the Chief Official of the border control was organized. Sitting in VIP lounge among thousands of people all watched the famous “Flag Ceremony”.

HOLI – ANNUAL INDIA COLOUR FESTIVAL.

Being on official visit to India the International Chairmen WFF-WBBF the President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS and the Vice President LALIT SONI as VIP Guests took part at the „Holi“. „Holi“ is an old India religious happening – the annual India colour festival.

INFORMATION.

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AMERICA NEWS

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13/06/2019

2019. NEWS FROM AMERICA!

SCHWARZENEGGER, NEVSKY AND HUES ARE ON THE COVER OF "3 MORE REPS!"

3 More Reps! The Golden Age of Bodybuilding is a new edition of the legendary book from George Snyder and Rick Wayne that will feature action stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Matthias Hues and Alexander Nevsky (3 times WFF/WBBF Mr.Universe) as well as other super professionals in the bodybuilding world (Franco Columbu, Frank Zane, Dave Draper and many more) giving their personal secrets to training. 

In the case for Alexander Nevsky, his chapter focuses on how to get started if you want to gain muscle mass. Before becoming the bodybuilding and action star he is known for today, Alexander Nevsky was a skinny kid who got inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ralf Moeller and Matthias Hues and started training. He has become friends with all his childhood idols since.

The book was just released in North America and is available on Amazon, link is below

https://www.amazon.com/Three-More-Reps-Bodybuilding-interviews/dp/109341488X

 

INFORMATION.

More information on the International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: WFF-WBBF International, WFF-WBBF North America, WFF-WBBF South America, WFF-WBBF Asia, WFF-WBBF Europe, WFF-WBBF Africa, WFF-WBBF Asia Continental Federation, WFF-WBBF Pro Division, International Sport University (ISU, www.isuniversity.lt ).