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WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY.

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15/06/2022

2022. WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY.
I.F.B.B. AND N.A.B.B.A FIFTY YEARS AGO.
Nothing is better than the historic letter of JULIEN BLOMMAERT to BEN WEIDER speaking about the International bodybuilding of the end of seventies and of the beginning of eighties of the last century. On October 1, 1971 the I.F.B.B. (International Federation of Body Builders) Europe Chairman JULIEN BLOMMAERT (Belgium) wrote a letter to the owner and the „Life President“ of the I.F.B.B. BEN WEIDER.
Note: President I.F.B.B. BEN WEIDER gave this letter of JULIEN BLOMMAERT to the I.F.B.B. Vice President SERGE NUBRET. Then in 1985 the above mentioned letter as well as other numerous historic and juridical our sport documents were sent by SERGE NUBRET to the contemporary International President W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS. In his letter SERGE NUBRET wrote that DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS is the only one in the U.S.S.R. to get these documents. World bodybuilding legend SERGE NUBRET was appointed to the position of the I.F.B.B. Vice President at the 1970 Belgrade Congress in Yugoslavia. He served at this position until 1975. In 1976 SERGE NUBRET set the International W.A.B.B.A. (World Amateur Body Building Association). SERGE NUBRET thought it will be safe to send the documents to DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS who may use them to make the situation in bodybuilding sport more open to public. The documents as well as many other historic bodybuilding articles are kept in the archieve files of the International W.F.F. - W.B.B.F. federation.
In the letter of JULIAN BLOMMAERT the situation in I.F.B.B. and N.A.B.B.A. (National Amateur Body Building Association) is spoken over. At that time in the „Western“ World I.F.B.B. and N.A.B.B.A. were the two basic International bodybuilding organizations. In 1968 in the Socialist World started the first International Bodybuilding organization and that wa the „U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Committee“. Also in 1968 the historic „Amber Prix International“ („Gintarinis prizas“, «Янтарный приз») bodybuilding contest started.
JULIEN BLOMMAERT wrote in his letter about the 12-th I.F.B.B. „Mr. Universe“ (1971) competition. Then the winners were GIUSEPPE DEIANA (Belgium), brother of JULIEN BLOMAERT KARL BLOMAERT and ALBERT BECKLES (UK). In the letter he feels sad about the fact that at the I.F.B.B. „Mr. Universe“ contest a N.A.B.B.A. man ALBERT BECKLES won the over all title. JULIEN BLOMMAERT writes that the I.F.B.B. „Mr. Universe“ organization was terrible that time and that the level of competitors was very bad. After the contest there was a fight and a number of people were taken to hospital.
Also JULIAN BLOMMAERT speaks about bad judging. He accuses representatives of Communist Countries, Arab and Orient Countries who organized their own block at the 1970 I.F.B.B. Belgrade Congress.
Note: at the I.F.B.B. International Belgrade Congress out of 24 Countries present 12 were the „Communist Orients“: Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Malaysia, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, Japan, Singapore, Syria and Kenya.
JULIEN BLOMMAERT writes that all of the representatives of the „Communist Orients“ are only dressed like people but in fact they are not civilized.
In the same letter JULIEN BLOMMAERT comments the 1971 N.A.B.B.A. „Mr. Universe“ competition. He thinks that the N.A.B.B.A. position is bright. World‘s best elite bodybuilders are with N.A.B.B.A.: CHRIS DICKERSON, SERGIO OLIVA, BILL PEARL, FRANK ZANE, KEN WALLER, REG PARK etc..
In the letter JULIEN BLOMMAERT accused the International I.F.B.B. President BEN WEIDER with taking important decisions alone. This was against the Rules and the Constitution of I.F.B.B. that was accepted at the I.F.B.B. International Congress in Belgrade. JULIEN BLOMMAERT thinks that it is bad for the I.F.B.B. reputation. He asks BEN WEIDER to „awake otherwise everybody will run away from the I.F.B.B. and only he and JULIEN BLOMMAERT will remain“.
Note: the same situation was also in 1990 when nearly all I.F.B.B. Professional bodybuilders left the I.F.B.B. federation and joined the activities of VINCE MAC MAHON.

INFORMATION.
More detailed information on the Global International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. North America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. South America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Africa, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia Continental Federation, International Sport University (I.S.U., www.isuniversity.lt), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.

WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY.

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14/06/2022

2022. WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY.

WE ARE NOT INDIFFERENT TO REQUESTS.

HIGHEST INTERNATIONAL BODYBUILDING ADVISORY COUNCIL.

55 years working W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) International is directly connected with the „Amber Prix International“ («Янтарный приз», „Gintarinia prizas“, 1968-2021) contest. „Amber Prix International“ is one of the World‘s oldest traditional historic competition still organized in Lithuania. The value of the „Amber Prix International“ was alvays evident and always many known sport organizers of various Countries use to be present there.

It happened so that through all history of the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. good relations of the International W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS and the historic leaders  of the all main traditional International Bodybuilding organizations were in the background. And that were the Owner and the President of International I.F.B.B. (International Federation of Body Builders) BEN WEIDER, the President of N.A.B.B.A. (National Amateur Body Building Association) OSCAR HEIDENSTAM, the President of W.A.B.B.A. (World Amateur Body Building Association) International SERGE NUBRET.

There were moments in the history of the World Bodybuilding when the International leaders connected DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS for friendly assistance.

In 1970 at the I.F.B.B. Belgrade (Yugoslavia) International Congress SERGE NUBRET was appointed to the position of the I.F.B.B. Vice President. In 1976 SERGE NUBRET set another International organization of W.A.B.B.A. as he explains „to fight with the I.F.B.B.“. Then the conflict between BEN WEIDER  and SERGE NUBRET reached the highest point in the Court then in 1985 SERGE NUBRET  sent to DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS twenty pages of the confident I.F.B.B. documents asking to support him. That was very personal information about BEN WEIDER  and we never published this anywhere.

The IFBB International and the I.F.B.B. U.S.S.R. (established in 1987) as well always were suffering of inside intriques and conflicts. First let us remember the famous weightlifting Olympic Champion JURIJ VLASOV (Юрий Власов)  and how badly he was treated when he was elected to the position of the President of the U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Federation. In 1991 President of the U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Federation VASILIJ CHAIKOVSKI (Василий Чайковский) was removed from his position by VLADIMIR DUBININ (Владимир Дубинин). Feeling frustrated of this unfair action VASILIJ CHAIKOVSKIJ imediatelly came to Lithuania. He was looking for support of DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS in his relations with BEN WEIDER.

Fifteen years ago understanding that International Bodybuilding Sport is in awful situation WEIDER brothers JOE and BEN sold their magazines and „Olympia“  Contest and got rid of the I.F.B.B.. After this WAYNE DE MILIA was dismissed from the position of the Director of the I.F.B.B. Professional League. Until that he run this position for many years. Then in 2006 WAYNE DE MILIA established his own organization „Pro Division Inc.“ and addressed DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS to support him. From that time we have heard nothing about „Pro Division Inc.“.

Fighting in between in 2009  and in 2015 I.F.B.B. split two times. First I.F.B.B. was divided between Assistant of BEN WEIDER Spanish RAFAEL SANTONJA  and the I.F.B.B. Vice President PAUL CHUA from Singapore. At that moment PAUL CHUA was supported only by Asia and Arab Countries. Then PAUL CHUA  and Sheikh of UAE AL SHAFAR came to London (U.K.) to fight with RAFAEL SANTONJA in the Court. PAUL CHUA  addressed DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS to support him, but DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS could not come to London as there was European Championship in Lithuania at that time. Also PAUL CHUA and Sheikh AL SHAFAR could not come to Lithuania as they had no E.U. visas. The deal was closed. Some time later PAUL CHUA and the I.F.B.B. Lower ALEX BAUER (Austria) sent 600 pages of I.F.B.B. juridical and financial documents and asked to publish them. We did it as they asked.

Some years ago Australian GRAEME LANCEFIELD established his W.F.F. federation. He started collecting N.A.B.B.A. athletes to his own contests using the N.A.B.B.A. name. N.A.B.B.A. leaders were angry about this. Then in 2018 the President of the N.A.B.B.A. U.S.A. and a famous I.F.B.B. professional bodybuilder EDDIE ROBINSON  addressed DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS to support N.A.B.B.A. in fighting against unfair behavior of GRAEME LANCEFIELD. After this GRAEME LANCEFIELD continued acting against N.A.B.B.A.. At the beginning of 2020 the President N.A.B.B.A. International and a famous U.K. Professional bodybuilder ED ELWOOD asked DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS to support N.A.B.B.A. against GRAEME LANCEFIELD again. To help N.A.B.B.A. we wrote and published a thorough article about this.

Different of other International Bodybuilding Organizations today W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. seeks huge aims to make bodybuilding recognized and respected. Our sport became so much commercial that today we are the only ones to fulfill the old dreams of BEN WEIDER.

INFORMATION.
More detailed information on the Global International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. North America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. South America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Africa, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia Continental Federation, International Sport University (I.S.U., www.isuniversity.lt), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.

W.F.F. - W.B.B.F. SCANDINAVIA

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12/06/2022

W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. IN SCANDINAVIA.

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

Some time ago to meet the lacal sport leaders and sportsmen the President W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS  visited Finland, Denmark and Sweden.
During the mentioned period of time  the representatives of Scandinavia Bodybuilding Sport visited the International Headquarters W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. in Klaipeda (Lithuania). Among them was our old friend and contemporary President W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. 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 W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Amateur World and “Universe” Champion PALLE RASMUSSEN and Multiple W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. World Disabled Champion TORSTEN PETERSEN.

FINLAND:

Over All W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. World Amateur Champion, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Amateur Europe Vice Champion and W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Professional  World Vice Champion RACHEL KAUPPILA and Multiple W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Amateur and Professional World and Europe Champion HANNA SKYTTA.

NORWAY:

W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe Amateur Championship Vice Champion ALTE KIELLAND and W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Professional  World Vice Champion  VILPONEN TIMO PEKKA and W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. 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 W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. 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. Some time ago 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 detailed information on the Global International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. North America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. South America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Africa, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia Continental Federation, International Sport University (I.S.U., www.isuniversity.lt), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.

OVER ALL WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS.

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WORLD AM CUP OVER ALL WINNERS.

BEST WORLD BODYBUILDERS  AND FITNESS ATHLETES.

Working 55 years and uniting National Federations of 140 Countries that represent all Continents, the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) presents World Amateur Cup Over All Winners.

MEN

Year, Athelet's Name, Country.

2021 KAMIENIAK ARTUR, Poland

2020 ROMAN POLSHIN, Estonia

2019 KANASZ MAROS, Slovakia

2018 KUZNECOV ALEKSANDR, Russia

2017 FARAZIAGHCHEHKAND RASOUL, VAHID Iran

2016 JURANS NORMUNDS, Latvia

2015 JAMES SYLVESTER ONO, UK-Nigeria

2014 DA CRUZ REINALDO JOSE ROBERTO, UK-Portugal

2013 DA CRUZ REINALDO JOSE ROBERTO, UK-Portugal

2012 AGHAKHANI ABOLFAZI, Iran

2011 BELODEDOV IGOR, Russia

2010 SEVCOV ALEKSANDR, Estonia.

 

WOMEN

Year, Athelet's Name, Country.

2021 SIUGALE LAURA, Latvia

2020 SKYTTA HANNA, Finland

2019 SKYTTA HANNA, Finland

2018 FEENEY HOLLIE JADE, UK

2017 GREFFEL LEONOR HILARIO, Denmark-Mozambique

2016 KAKAULINA LIUDMILA, Russia

2015 SENCIUGOVA LIUDMILA, Russia

2014 PUGACHEVA SVETLANA, Russia

2013 DOLZENKOVA ALEKSANDRA, Belarus

2012 KURSANOVA JELENA, Russia

2011 BYKOVA NATALIA, Russia

2010 KOLESNIKOVA LIUDMILA, Russia.

 

International Secretary EDITA SENDRIENE

 

INFORMATION.
More detailed information on the Global International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. North America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. South America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Africa, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia Continental Federation, International Sport University (I.S.U., www.isuniversity.lt), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.

OFFICIAL VISIT TO VATICAN

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10/06/2022

2022. WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY.

PRAVOSLAV ORTODOX CHURCH AWARDED AND VATICAN NAMED DISIDENTS.

PREVIEW. TIME OF PROHIBITION AND PROSECUTION OF BODYBUILDING.

Due to political reasons in the early seventies of the last century for nearly two decades bodybuilding was prohibited and prosecuted in the Socialits Countries, especially in the U.S.S.R.. Most bodybuilding leaders got afrayed and stepped away, but not all of them. Among them was DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS who on his own risk began the dialoque with the U.S.S.R. Communist Party Central Committee, the U.S.S.R. Government, the U.S.S.R. Sport Ministry (Goskomsport, Госкомспорт С.С.С.Р.) administration and the most important communist press – Newspapers „Pravda“, „Izvestija“ and „Sovietskij Sport“ («Правда», «Известия», «Советский спорт»). DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS wrote letters, spoke on phone with them and finally personally went to Moscow (Russian Federation) to present the officially registered bodybuilding defending letters to the Headquarters of the mentioned above Institutions. Those letters of DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS  was like real „petitions“ of bodybuilding.

Nobody stopped the prohibition and the prosecution of bodybuilding, but they gave permittion for DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS  to go on organizing „Amber Prix International“ („Gintarinis Prizas“, „Янтарный приз») Contest in Klaipeda (Lithuania). In fact the „Amber Prix International“ was an unofficial U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Championship and this was later accepted by the U.S.S.R. Sport Ministry when it began presenting honourable „U.S.S.R. Sport Master“ names for the „Amber Prix International“ Champions. They say, the „Amber Prix International“ was the World Champiosnip of the Socialist Countries. World level Contests in the Western Countries were no higher in the level of bodybuilders and in the level of organisation, number of the participating Countries and number of participating Athletes. In some aspects „Amber Prix International“ was even higher that those in the West.        

VATICAN NAMES BODYBUILDING DISIDENTS.

In 2011 the Official Meeting of the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) Interantional Leaders was organized in Vatican Headquarters to present the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. 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 W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. 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 Medal (Medaglia Ufficiale di Pontificato di Sua Santita Benedetto XVI) to the International President W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS (Headquarters State Vatican, Cita del Vaticano, March 29, 2011).

During the Official Visit to Vatican the Vatican State Administrator PADRE PAOLO presented the the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. 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 W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS participated at the unique personal Mess.

RESPECTFUL BLESSING FROM VATICAN.
In 2012 the W.F.F.  – W.B.B.F. 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 W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International.

GOOD WORK NOTICED BY PROVOSLAV ORTODOX CHURCH.
The good and positive work done by the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International was noticed by the Pravoslav Ortodox Church too.
In 2010 the IV-th International Convent of the Order of Temple (O.S.M.T.H., 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“.

INFORMATION.

More detailed information on the Global International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. North America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. South America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Africa, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia Continental Federation, International Sport University (I.S.U., www.isuniversity.lt), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.

PRO EUROPE CHAMPIONS

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WORLD FITNESS FEDERATION
(W.F.F. - International)
WORLD BODYBUILDING FEDERATION
(W.B.B.F. - International)
EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
OVER ALL WINNERS
(2006-2021)
MEN BODYBUILDING
Year, Champion's Name, Category, Country.

2021 ALEKSEJS PETKEVICS, Wheel-Chair, LATVIA

2020 MAROS KANASZ, Heavy, SLOVAKIA

2019 DAINIUS DZIKEVICIUS, Heavy, LITHUANIA

2018 MAROS KANASZ, Heavy, SLOVAKIA
2017 JORG FUCHS, Heavy, GERMANY
2016 MAROS KANASZ, Heavy, SLOVAKIA
2015 ANDREJ RUMIANCEV, Heavy, ESTONIA
2014 ANDREJ RUMIANCEV, Heavy, ESTONIA
2013 NIKOLAJ VOROBJOV, Heavy, RUSSIA
2013 ANDREJ DAVYDCIK Light BELARUS
2012 JEVGENIJ KLOCKOV Heavy RUSSIA
2011 ALEKSANDR SEVCOV Heavy ESTONIA
2010 DANIL BRATISKA Heavy RUSSIA
2009 VITALIJ ALEKSANDROV Heavy LATVIA
2009 LEONID FILATOV Light RUSSIA
2008 ALEKSANDR SCIOGOLEV Heavy RUSSIA
2008 LEONID FILATOV Light RUSSIA
2007 ALEKSEJ SEBASTJANOV Heavy RUSSIA
2007 MICHAIL MALEK Light RUSSIA
2006 ALEKSANDR BALDIN Heavy RUSSIA
2006 MICHAIL MALEK Light RUSSIA

 

International Secretary Edita Sendriene

 

INFORMATION.

More detailed information on the Global International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. North America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. South America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Africa, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia Continental Federation, International Sport University (I.S.U., www.isuniversity.lt), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.

2022 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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08/06/2022

WORLD‘S BEST AMATEUR & PRO ATHLETES REPRESENTING ALL CONTINENTS.

WE DO THE SAME WORK AS OTHER FEDERATIONS, BUT OUR WAYS AND GOALS ARE DIFERENT.

W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. INTERNATIONAL SERIA MEGA EVENTS:

55-th „AMBER PRIX INTERNATIONAL“

33-d WORLD AM & PRO CHAMPIONSHIP

24-th WORLD „FIT-KID“ CHAMPIONSHIP

24-th WORLD DISABLED CHAMPIONSHIP

48-th LITHUANIA CUP OPEN

2022 INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS.

(August 27, 2022, Klaipeda, Lithuania).

OFFICIAL VISIT TO PARLIAMENT REPUBLIC LITHUANIA.

VISIT TO ROYAL PALACE LITHUANIA AND VILNIUS CATHEDRAL.

(August 29, 2022, Vilnius, Lithuania).

INFORMATION.
More detailed information on the Global International Site www.wff.lt, see forum topics. Also information available on the Facebook pages: W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. North America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. South America, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Africa, W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Asia Continental Federation, International Sport University (I.S.U., www.isuniversity.lt), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.

WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY

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GLIMPSES OF THE BODYBUILDING HISTORY.

HOW IT WAS IN REAL.

In 1959 the USA „Father of Weightlifting“ BOB HOFFMAN through the International Weightlifting Federation F.I.H.C. first time brought bodybuilding sport to the Socialist Countries. That was the World Weightlifting Championship in Warszawa - the Capital of the Polish Democratic Republic. Then F.I.H.C. organized the traditional bodybuilding „Mr. Universe“ in Warszawa too.

1963. FIRST SOCIALIST INTERNATIONAL BODYBUILDING ORGANIZATION.

They say, that in the sixties of the last Century the bodybuilding pioneers in the U.S.S.R. were Estonian GEORG TENNO (Георг Тенно) and Russian ROMAN MOROZ (Роман Мороз). In 1963 under the influence of BOB HOFFMAN the first International Bodybuilding Organization in the Socialist Countries (Всесоюзная комиссия по атлетической гимнастике) was established by the Ministry of Sport U.S.S.R. (Goskomsport U.S.S.R.). It was set at the U.S.S.R. Weightlifting Federation then. To control the bodybuilding sport the Ministry appointed the Chairman of this organization. That was a friend of BOB HOFFMAN a known  U.S.S.R. weightlifting authority ROMAN MOROZ. The mentioned organization did not work as there were no real bodybuilders in the U.S.S.R. at that time.

It was nothing special when a bodybuilding organization was established at the weightlifting federation of any country. International Weightlifting Federation F.I.H.C. since 1947 ruled the official World Bodybuilding sport. The F.I.H.C. and the A.A.U. were members of the International Olympic Committee. In fact using the positions in F.I.H.C. and A.A.U. the official World and U.S.A. bodybuilding sport was ruled by BOB HOFFMAN. Until 1969 no one could fight with BOB HOFFMAN when he had the I.O.C. members F.I.H.C. and A.A.U. behind.

Later in 1968 the mentioned International Bodybuilding Organization of the Socialist Countries was renewed. It happened during an International Contest in Lithuania. Five members of the Executive Council ruled the Organization: Russians ROMAN MOROZ, VLADIMIR PETROV, GENADIJ BALDIN and Lithuanians VALERIJ KORESHKOV and  VYTAUTAS ZUMERIS (Роман Мороз, Владимир Петров, Геннадий Балдин, Валерий Корешков, Витаутас Зумерис).

1966. FIRST SOCIALIST INTERNATIONAL CONTEST.

First pioneers of bodybuilding in Russia were weightlifters MARK SHAFRAN (Марк Шафран), ROMAN MOROZ (Роман Мороз), the first in the Socialist Countries World Weightlifting Champion GRIGORIJ NOVAK (Григорий Новак), Estonian GEORG TENNO  and GENNADIJ BALDIN (Геннадий Балдин). In 1966 a bodybuilding contest was organized in Moscow (Russia) where the winner was IGOR PETRUCHIN (Игорь Петрухин). Also in 1966 the first in the Socialist Countries International Bodybuilding competition was organized in Vilnius (Lithuania). The Winners were IGOR PETRUCHIN (Russia), RYTIS MACIJAUSKAS and KLEMENSAS ALSHAUSKAS (both Lithuania).

TRADITIONAL BODYBUILDING CONTESTS.

During the bodybuilding prohibition in the Socialist World (1973 – 1987) only few brave persons dared to organize competitions. There were only two regular International Bodybuilding Contests in all Socialist World: the „Amber Prix International“ (1968 – 2021, „Gintarinis prizas“, «Янтарный приз») organized in Lithuania by DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS and „Georg Tenno Memorial“ (1971 – 1989, «Мемориал Георга Тэнно») organized in Estonia by INNAR MARDO.

PROHIBITION OF BODYBUILDING.

In 1973 the prosecution and prohibition of bodybuilding started in the Socialist World. Every country went it‘s own original way. In some countries contests were still organized with huge difficulties. First of all in Czechoslovakia. The National Champion of Czechoslovakia in 1973 was LADISLAV KLERI, MILAN POLELKA was at the second place and JAN CERNY was at the third place.

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WORLD CHAMPIONS

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WORLD BODY BUILDING FEDERATION (W.B.B.F. - International)
WORLD FITNESS FEDERATION (W.F.F. - International)
DISABLED WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
OVER ALL CHAMPIONS
(1999 - 2021)
Year , Competitors' Name,  Country.
2021 PETKEVICH ALEKSEJ, LATVIA

2020 PETKEVICH ALEKSEJ, LATVIA

2019 KUPCZAK MARIUSZ, POLAND

2018 BALIKCI TOLGA MURAT, TURKEY

2017 KUPCZAK MARIUSZ, POLAND
2016 ANAND ARNOLD, INDIA
2015 MILEWSKI KAROL, POLAND
2014 ABORNEV OLEG, UKRAINE
2013 ROSSOMAKIN OLEKSANDR, UKRAINE
2012 GOLUB ALEKSANDR, UKRAINE
2011 TOPOL VIKTOR, LITHUANIA
2010 BALIKCI TOLGA, MURAT TURKEY
2009 BALIKCI TOLGA, MURAT TURKEY
2008 LOUVEL MICKAEL, FRANCE
2007 ROCH RAFAL, POLAND
2006 KRUTULIS ARTURAS, LITHUANIA
2005 ZAMETASKIN GENNADIJ, LITHUANIA
2004 YOUNIS GARIB, HOLLAND
2003 BEGLIK SERGEJ, LITHUANIA
2002 PETERSEN TORSTEN, DENMARK
2001 KOROLIOV ALEKSANDR, ESTONIA
2000 PETERSEN TORSTEN, DENMARK
1999 PETERSEN TORSTEN, DENMARK.

International Secretary Edita Sendriene

 

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PRIME MINISTERS SLOVAKIA

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2022. WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY.

PRIME MINISTER SLOVAKIA ADDRESSES WFF-WBBF INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT.
GOVERNMENT SLOVAKIA OFFICIAL LETTER.

In 2009 the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation)  International Federation organized “Universe” contest in Slovakia Brusno Kupele resort. Historically that was the first so high level International event in Slovakia.

Evaluating the long lasting International work of the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. and underlying the successful “Universe” contest in Brusno Kupele, the Prime Minister Republic Slovakia ROBERT FICO  addressed the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS with official letter.

Prime Minister ROBERT FICO congratulated the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Federation with well done International event and encouraged the International President for the future work.

AT THE EVENT PARTICIPATED PREVIOUS PRIME MINISTER SLOVAKIA.

At the International event in Brusno Kupele participated as the VIP Guest previous Prime – Minister republic Slovakia VLADIMIR MECIAR (Vladimir Mečiar). He spoke at the opening ceremony of the competition and awarded the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS with the Prime – Minister’s Award.

INFORMATION.

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