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20/11/2019

World Fitness Federation (WFF-International).

World Body Building Federation (WBBF-International).

WFF-WBBF International is working since 1968; 135 Country-Members representing all Continents; over 60 annual International Events World Wide.

HONOURABLE INTERNATIONAL SILVER MEDAL AWARDS.

The WFF-WBBF International Federation underlines the huge efforts of some people to develop sport on International level. Beginning with the presentation of the Honour Diploma to the Governor California ARNOLD SCHWARCENEGGER, in 2007 WFF-WBBF for the International Sport  V.I.P.  Persons started presenting exceptional unique INTERNATIONAL HONOR SILVER MEDALS. Each International Honor Silver Medal valued over 2000 Euro.  During the last period the International Honor Silver Medals were presented to a number of exceprional persons from various countries, among them presented to the underlined Persons:

 

Year; Honorable Name; Personal Position; Country

2008. Professor ALFRED GERSTL, President Parliament Austria, Austria

2008. JORGE CEDALE, President WFF-WBBF South America, Argentina

2008. JERZY GOTOWSKI, Mecenat World Championship, Poland

2008. ALEKSANDR GRIDIN, Mecenat World Championship, Lithuania

2008. ZBIGNIEW PACELT, Minister Sport Republic Poland, Poland

2009. VLADIMIR MECIAR, Prime Minister Republic Slovakia, Slovakia

2009. MIKE MITCHELL, World Bodybuilding Legend, Scotland

2010. ROBERT FICO, Prime Minister Republic Slovakia, Slovakia

2011. STEFAN HRCKA, Mecenat World Championship, Slovakia

2011. TOMMY DU RAND, President WFF-WBBF Africa, South Africa

2012. Dr. MOHAMMAD ASTEYANI, Official National Olympic Committee Iran, Iran. 

 

2019 INTERNATIONAL SILVER HONOUR AWARDS.

In 2019 at the old historic Lithuania Raudondvaris Castle the WFF-WBBF International awarded with the Honour Silver Medal the following V.I.P. Persons:

SIGITAS PAULAUSKAS, Mecenat, Lithuania

ANDREJ BASOV, International Vice President WFF-WBBF, Russia

LALIT KUMAR SONI, International Vice President WFF-WBBF, India

DAINIUS DZIKEVICIUS, World Bodybuilding Legend, Lithuania

VALERIJ KORESKOV, World Bodybuilding Legend, Lithuania

SVETLANA PUGACHEVA, Chairman International Technical Committee, Russia.

 

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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10/10/2019

HISTORY AFTER THIRTY YEARS.

1989 FIRST BODYBUILDING CONTEST „USSR VERSUS USA“.

AMERICAN PIONEERS CAME TO USSR.

Ending the USSR and breaking the „Iron Wall“ the socialist countries joined  the democratic World. In 1989 the first bodybuilding contest between USSR and USA was organized in the USSR city of Leningrad (Матчевая встреча «СССР-США»). We will not speak about the competition itself as many participants of is did it many times. We will speak about the facts which remained unknown for thirty years.

That was the first time in the history when USA bodybuilders visited the USSR. Both sides made great preparations for the event. Organizers, trainers, athletes worked a lot. Also worked and special secret services, like KGB. Everybody expected that together with USA bodybuilders the owner and the President of the IFBB (International Federation of Body Builders) BEN WEIDER will visit the USSR too.

LOUIS ZWICK.

In 2002 President WFF-WBBF International (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS met his old friend American LOUIS ZWICK in German Stuttgart. At that time LOUIS ZWICK was a known organizer of International contests like “America Pageant”, “Fame”, “Hit the Rock” etc.. LOUIS ZWICK was not only organizer of these contests. He also was a producer of the television that was working at this event in Germany too. LOUIS ZWICK organized this competition as well as all other just to make a film of it and after to sell the reports to the American sport ESPN television.

INITIATOR OF THE 1989 BODYBUILDING CONTEST “SSSR VERSUS USA”.

In 2002 in Germany LOUIS ZWICK organized a very specific contest. He named it “European Championship”. He brought from America to Germany a number of athletes and all those athletes took first six places among top competitors. Participating German sportsmen were only like a decoration for Americans. Again the contest was filmed. The interviews of American athletes and some spectators were taken.

As DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS knew LOUIS ZWICK since 1989 first visit of the USA bodybuilders to the USSR both have spoken on various topics. Among them was the historic 1989 contest “USSR versus USA”. LOUIS ZWICK surprised saying he was the initiator from America side of this competition in1989. He was selecting every participant personally discussing the individual conditions of his participation in the USSR. Finally he collected the necessary team of bodybuilders. LOUIS ZWICK was taking a big financial risk. Having no his personal money LOUIS ZWICK rented the necessary money from the bank to pay all costs of the event from the American athletes side. Nobody knew what will happen…

RUNAWAYS.

At that time for a number of years the best USSR bodybuilder was VIKTORAS JUCYS from Klaipeda (Lithuania). It seemed he must participate against Americans in 1989 Leningrad competition.   But the plans of DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS who was the trainer and sponsor of VIKTORAS JUCYS  were different. DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was thinking of his personal meeting with BEN WEIDER  and their discussion of the future plans of common work.  Both DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS and BEN WEIDR  were in close correspondence for long years and both were waiting for the moment of meeting.

At the backstage of the “USSR-USA” contest in Leningrad was a group of USA television men. They were filming the event. Speaking with one of them (later we learned that he was LOUIS ZWICK) DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS told him  that the best USSR bodybuilders ROLANDAS BUCINSKAS (Siauliai, Lithuania)  and VIKTORAS JUCYS are present at the event but they will not participate. LOUIS ZWICK was surprised about this and invited all three of us to shoot a film next day.

AMERICAN FILMS.

Next morning DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS took VIKTORAS JUCYS  and ROLANDAS BUCINSKAS down of the hotel to meet the LOUIS ZWICK  and his filming men. Americans explained that they are followed by people from secret services, like KGB and they want all of us to run away from them. Only then the filming will be free of political pressure and represent reality. So we did. We jumped into a free minibus “Latvia” which was close to the hotel and left. We went to a primitive old bodybuilding gym in the suburbs of Leningrad City. Nobody was there but few local athletes. An interview of DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was taken and training of VIKTORAS JUCYS  and ROLANDAS BUCINSKAS was filmed. LOUIS CWICK asked VIKTORAS JUCYS to end the filming with some words in English. Tought by DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS he said: “America – we will pump You up!”.

Later about the contest “USSR versus USA”, about training of the best USSR bodybuilders VIKTORAS JUCYS  and ROLANDAS BUCINSKAS, about the life in the USSR  LOUIS ZWICK made several films. Those films he successfully sold the  ESPN television in America and covered his expenses for the USA bodybuilding team. Later LOUIS ZWICK  sent those films to DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS (films are kept in the archives of the WFF-WBBF International).

TROJKA. INVITATION TO PARIS.

To meet BEN WEIDER DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS succeeded only after the contest “SSSR versus USA”. That was in restaurant “Trojka” where the organizers made a banquet for VIP Persons. Both DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS and BEN WEIDER  were sitting close together and had several hours to discuss the matters both of them planned to as both decided not to discuss this in their correspondence. Ending the discussion BEN WEIDER invited DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS to be his personal guest at the coming World Championship in Paris (France). And this happened as decided.

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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WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY.

MINISTER OF SPORT REPUBLIC POLAND.

In 2008 the WFF-WBBF International Federation (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) was organizing the World Amateur Championship in Polish City Bydgoszcz. The preparation of the contest started a year before it. At once the organizers faced the negative reaction of the National Federation IFBB Poland. The President IFBB Poland (International Federation of Body Builders) PAWEL FILEBORN wrote the letter to the Major City Bydgoszcz KAZIMIERZ DOMBROWICZ  informing him that WFF-WBBF is illegal and has no juridical power to organize such a contest in Poland.

Then under the leadership of the President WFF-WBBF International DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS the official delegation to meet the Minister of Sport of the Republic Poland was organized. Together with the International President the delegation members were the National President WFF-WBBF Poland ANDRZEJ MACIJEWSKI, the Mecenat JERZY GOTOWSKI, the Vice Major City Bydgoszcz KAZIMIERZ DROZD.

The meeting of the WFF-WBBF delegation and the Minister of Sport of the Republic of Poland ZBIGNIEW PACELT was organized at the Headquarters of the Government Republic of Poland. There the WFF-WBBF juridical documents were presented to the Minister ZBIGNIEW PACELT. Among the documents were the documents about the WFF-WBBF International rights to organize competitions in all Countries of the World.

After evaluation of the situation the reaction of the Minister was quick. The Minister ZBIGNIEW PACELT issued the letter informing about the rights of the WFF-WBBF International Federation and that was the opening doors for the WFF-WBBF International activities in Poland. All misunderstandings of unfriendly people were finished.

WFF-WBBF HONOUR MEDAL FOR SPORT MINISTER POLAND.

During this official meeting at the Headquarters of the Government Republic of Poland the WFF-WBBF International Honour Silver Medal was proudly presented to the Minister ZBIGNIEW PACELT.

OFFICIAL MEETING AT THE PARLIAMENT REPUBLIC LITHUANIA.

Right before the2008  World Amateur Championship in Poland, the Major of the City Bydgoszcz KAZIMIERZ DOMBROWICZ with him accompanying Polish Officials was included in the delegation of the WFF-WBBF International which  took part at the 2008 Official Meeting at the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania.

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, International Sport University (ISU, www.isuniversity.lt ), WFF-WBBF Pro Division, WPSF World Power Sports Federation.

UKRAINE

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01/10/2019

2019. HOSPITABLE CITY OF LVOV.

„STAVROPIGION UNIVERSITY“, INTERNATIONAL SPORT UNIVERSITY AND WFF-WBBF-WPSF NEWS.

GREAT HAPPENING FOR INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC SOCIETY.

At the end of September, 2019 the  President of the International WFF-WBBF (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building federation), Rector of  the ISU (International Sport University) DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS is on  official visit to Ukraine.

DOCTOR HONORIS CAUSA.

During the official visit of the I.S.U. Rector DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS meetings with the Rector of the oldest Ukraine University Professor DSc. YAROSLAV KMIT (профессор Др.  ЯРОСЛАВ КМИТ) were organized. The preliminary work was done by the Professor of four Ukraine Universities VASILIJ BESPALENKO (профессор четырёх украинских университетов ВАСИЛЬ БЕСПАЛЕНКО). During the common conference of the University Rectorates  the new highest academic science degree of  “Doctor Honoris Causa” was presented to MICHAEL LEUKO (Михайл Левк) from the USA.

GETTING READY TO VISIT ROMAN POPE. GUESTING AT FAMOUS FABERGE CLUB.

A member of famous historic „Faberge“ club, unique master of gold and diamonds, paiter, writer ALEKSANDR MIROSNIKOV from Ukraine Nikolajev city invited I.S.U. delegation to visit his gallery and working places. Among various questions spoken was the discussion of details of the comming official visit to Vatican. We were informing before that ALEKSANDR MIROSNIKOV made several special unique orders for the Roman Pope. Under the lead of DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS these orders will be presented to the Roman Pope Francis at His Headquarters in Vatican.

VALERIJ KORESKOV – HONOURABLE MEMBER OF HISTORICALLY OLDEST UKRAINE SOCIETY.

Under the invitation of DSc.EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS  and Professor VASILIJ BESPALENKO to participate at the International Sport Festival organized by the Ukraine City Lvov came VALERIJ KORESKOV from Vilnius (Lithuania). VALERIJ KORESKOV is a famous Lithuania jornalist, art photographer, writer, poetry writer and participant of the last Senior Olympic Games. Several years ago in Italy VALERIJ KORESKOV received „International John Grimek Award“. During the international festival „for social work and his service for people“ VALERIJ KORESKOV received from the rector of the Stavropigion University Profesor DSc. YAROSLAV KMIT the Honour membership Diploma - Certificate of the nearly eight hundred years old Stavropigia Society. VALERIJ KORESKOV received congratulations of lots of people and among them from the Major City Lvov ANDREJ SADOVOJ (Andriy Sadovyi).

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL IN UKRAINE LVOV.

At the end of September, 2019 International festival was organized in Ukraine city Lvov. Among over a thousand guests were people from Poland, Romania, Slovakia,  Lithuania and Ukraine. At various activities of the festival among others reports were made by the International WFF-WBBF President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS, Professor VASILIJ BESPALENKO  and multiple Olympic medalist VALERIJ KORESKOV.

HOSPITABLE CITY OF LVOV.

Beautiful finishing touch of the September Official Ukraine visit of the International WFF-WBBF Federation and the I.S.U. delegation was the hospitable Evening Party. The party was organized by the municipal administration of the City Lvov. The Ukraine top organizers and foreign guests were invited to take part at the party. Major of the City Lvov ANDRIY SADOVYI and his wife JEKATERINA congratulated the participating guests.

REPUBLIC OF SLOVAKIA

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N DIFERENCE WITH OTHER INTERNATIONAL FEDERATIONS WFF-WBBF GOES OFFICIAL WAY.
BEGINNING OF COMMUNICATION WITH SLOVAKIA GOVERNMENTAL INSTITUTIONS.

The friendship with the highest Government Institutions of the Republic Slovakia started in 2009. Then in historical Brusno Kupele resort under the initiative of Slovakia Mecenat STEFAN HRCKA  the  WFF-WBBF (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) International was organizing the traditional „Universe“ contest. To take part as the VIP Guest at the competition came the former Prime Minister of the Republic Slovakia VLADIMIR MECIAR. A Parliament Member and the Head  of the Jouth and Sport Committee of the Government Republic Slovakia DUSAN GALIS came to congratulate the contest organizers. DUSAN GALIS brought the letter of the Prime Minister Republic Slovakia ROBERT FICO to the International President WFF-WBBF DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS. In this letter the Prime Minister was thanking the International Federation for the high International activities in Slovakia. Also the Prime Minister ROBERT FICO invited the President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS to visit the Headquarters of the Government Republic Slovakia in Bratislava and to meet him there.

HIGH AWARD AND WELCOME OF SLOVALKIA PARLIAMENT TO WFF-WBBF.
In October, 2016 during the WFF-WBBF  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.

VALERIJ KORESKOV

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03/09/2019

80 YEARS OLD VALERIJ KORESKOV SEEKS OLYMPIC MEDAL.

„LIFE BEGINS ONLY OVER 70 YEARS AGE.

ALL LIFE WITH SPORT.

A famous Lithuania journalist, writer and poet, the well known art photographer  and „ bodybuilder of all times“ VALERIJ KORESKOV from Vilnius City spent all his life with sport.

AWARDED WITH INTERNATIONAL JOHN GRIMEK PREMIUM.

First time being 70 years old VALERIJ KORESKOV particiapted among senior athletes at the Olympic Games and at the Senior Europe Championship.  Then in Italy VALERIJ KORESKOV was awarded with the International „John Grimek Award“. In 2005 the International „John Grimek Award“ was presented to the International WFF-WBBF Federation President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS as well.

STUDENT OF FAMPOUS VILNIUS „VICTORIA“ GYM.

Fifty years ago the International WFF-WBBF President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS  met VALERIJ KORESKOV at the famous Vilnius „Victoria“ gym. VALERIJ KORESKOV was attending this gym regularly, had all the time great shape but never took part at the competitions. At that time „Victoria“gym  was run by the genious trainers CESLAV TAMULEVIC  and VITALIJ ASOVSKIJ. Both trainers prepared a number of the unique and extremelly high level champions of the historic „Amber Prix International“ contest. At taht time many famous people attended „Victoria“ gym, among them the former Prime Minister Republic Lithuania GEDIMINAS KIRKILAS, the Head of the State Control Committee RISARDAS KRINICKIS. The specialists know very well that after the prohibition and prosecution of bodybuilding in the Socialist Countries the „Amber Prix International“ was recognized by the USSR Sport Ministry (Goskomsport USSR) as official USSR bodybuilding Championaship. The Sport Ministry started presenting the high official  „Sport Master“ names to the champions of the „Amber Prix International“. After the evaluating historic events of those years the specialists decided that the „Amber Prix International“ was the real World Championship of the Socialist Countries in fact. The political and social value, the level of the organizers, the level of participating athletes was exactly the same as it was at those years in the „Western“ World or even much better.

In 2011 during the Official Visit of the WFF-WBBF International delegatyion to the Vatican our activities during the socialist times were named as „disidentic“ towards the Communist Regime. For the work done in those years the President WFF-WBBF International DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was awarded with the medal of the Roman Pope (Medaglia Ufficiale di Pontificato di Sua Santita Benedetto XVI, any interested may find articles and historic documents on Global Site www.wff.lt at the main page and in forum topics).

VALERIJ KORESKOV WILL SEEK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALS.

Not long ago VALERIJ KORESKOV spoke with the Heads of the WFF-WBBF International. He is intending to seek the medals at the nearest World Amateur Championship.

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),WPSF World Power Sports Federation.

ARTICLE.

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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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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.