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CONTEMPORARY BODYBUILDING - WHAT IS IT?

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23/06/2024

2024. WORLD‘S BODYBUILDING.

CONTEMPORARY FEDERATIONS. WHAT IS IT?

Lots of bodybuilding federations today fool athletes and international sport society. It seems that athletes do not think at all. We will try to explain the essence and make clever people start thinking.

Try to get the answers:

- What is bodybuilding sport today?

- Why there are so many federations?

- What is an International federation?

- What are strategic aims of any federation?

Soon our analytical article will give answers to these questions. Follow International Page www.wff.lt

25 YEARS OF DISABLED BODYBUILDING

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22/06/2024

2024. W.F.F. - W.B.B.F. PRO DIVISION FOR DISABLED SPORTSMEN.

25 YEARS OF W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. DISABLED SPORT.

After the 1998 International Congress in Palanga (Lithuania) the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation)  International started working seriously with the Disabled Sportsmen.

Then the first International Champions became  GARIB JOUNIS (Holland), TORSTEN PETERSEN (Denmark), ALEKSANDR KOROLIOV (Estonia) and SERGEJ BEGLIK (Lithuania). The Lithuanian SERGEJ BEGLIK  has won all Official Competitions possible: World and Europe Championship and the “Universe”.

Later the Great Respectful International World and Continent Champions were the following W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Disabled Athletes: ANAND ARNOLD (India), MICKAEL LOUVEL (France), PETER SMIT (Republic South Africa), TOLGA MURAT BALIKCI (Turkey), DIAN MICHAILOV (Bulgaria), ANASTASIA BELKOVSKAJA (Russia), GUSTAVO RODRIGUES (Brazil), GREGORZ DABROWSKI, KAROL MILEWSKI and MARIUSZ KRZYSTOF KUPCZAK (all from Poland), ALEKSANDR GOLUB, NIAS IZMAILOV, OLEG ABORNEV, OLEG PILECKIJ, ALEKSANDR ROSSOMAKIN (all Ukraine), RAVINDER SINGH (India), ALEKSEJS PETKEVICS (Latvia), VIKTOR TOPOL, NIKOLAJ MIRONOV, GENADIJ ZAMETASHKIN, KAROLIS STONCIUS, ARTURAS BOLYCEVAS (all Lithuania).

W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. PRO DIVISION FOR DISABLED SPORTSMEN.

In 2026 the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International Executive Council decided to establish the new Pro Disabled Sport Division. There will be two Categories: the Pro Wheel-Chair Disabled Category and the Pro General Disabled Category.

Athletes covering the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Professional Sport requirements won high places at the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe and World Pro Championships. Among them: KAROL MILEWSKI and MARIUSZ KRZYSTOF KUPCZAK, TOLGA MURAT BALIKCI, ALEKSEJS PETKEVICS.

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), WFF-WBBF Pro Division.

2024 NEWS INTERNATIONAL

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21/06/2024

2024. NEWS BODYBUILDING INTERNATIONAL.

WEIDER BROTHER‘S FRIEND FROM YEMEN.

Today a former friend of JOE AND BEN WEIDER BROTHERS from Yemen Dr. NAJEEB AL JAWFI addressed the International W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS. Both of them underlined that after deaths of WEIDER BROTHERS World Bodybuilding went down. It is finished today as sport. Numerous „federations“ (including I.F.B.B. of Rafael Santonja, International Federation of Body Builders) have only one aim – the money. For them official sport dissapeared for all times. Our friend from Yemen supports the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. ideas to get bodybuilding recognition back. The W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. seeks to work on the dreams of WEIDER BROTHERS including membership in the I.O.C. (International Olympic Committee). Today only W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. is not cheating athletes and makes no festivals and looks on bodybuilding through eyes of official sport.

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.), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.

2024 INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

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20/06/2024

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

WE DO THE SAME WORK AS OTHER FEDERATIONS, BUT OUR WAYS AND GOALS ARE DIFERENT. WHEN FEDERATIONS PLAY FESTIVALS WE SEEK GREAT OFFICIAL GOALS.

2024 OCTOBER W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. INTERNATIONAL SERIA MEGA EVENTS:

35-th WORLD AM-PRO CHAMPIONSHIP

 (October, 2024, Lithuania).

17-th GEORG TENNO MEMORIAL

WORLD AM-PRO GRAND PRIX

 (October, 2024, Parnu, Estonia).

ALSO OTHER INTERNATIONAL CONTESTS PLANNED IN 2024 AUTUMN:

WORLD AM-PRO GRAND PRIX

(October, 2024, Lithuania)

9-th BRICS CHAMPIONSHIP

WORLD AM-PRO GRAND PRIX

(December, Delhi, India)

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.), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.

WORLD PRO RANKING

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19/06/2024

WORLD RANKING LIST

PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES

(Since 1898, All Traditional Federations, Results After 2023 Pro "Olympia"

and 2024 Pro UNIVERSE and Pro Europe Championship, first 50 places only)

MEN

Name, Country, Points, Place.

SCHWARZENEGGER ARNOLD USA-Austria 203 1

JACKSON DEXTER USA 203 1

HEATH PHIL USA 203 1

CUTLER JAY USA 203 1

COLEMAN RONNIE USA 203 1

TAYLOR VINCE ANTHONY USA -Germany 202 2

ROBINSON ROBBY USA 202 2

OLIVA SERGIO USA-Cuba 202 2

CHARLES DAREM USA 202 2

RHODEN SHAWN USA 201 3

PEARSON TONY USA 201 3

LOVE RON USA 201 3

BANNOUT SAMIR Lebanon 200 4

SARCEV MILOS USA -Yugoslavia 199 5

DICKERSON CHRIS USA 197 6

CLAIRMONTE CHARLES UK 197 6

KAWAK EDUARDO France 196 7

DILLETT PAUL Canada 196 7

PASTEL THIERRY France 195 8

LABRADA LEE USA 194 9

PARIS BOB USA 193 10

GASPARI RICHARD USA 193 10

SCHMIDT SONNY New Zealand 190 11

BENAZIZA MOHAMMED Algeria-France 189 12

CURRY BRANDON USA 184 13

COE BOYER USA 182 14

CHRISTIAN MIKE USA 181 15

TINERINO DENNIS USA 168 16

FREDERICK WARREN USA 168 16

STRYDOM GARY USA 164 17

YATES DORIAN UK 158 18

KANASZ MAROS Slovakia 156 19

HANEY LEE USA 154 20

MAKKAWY MOHAMED Egypt 152 21

EMMOTT TONY UK 150 22

ZANE FRANK USA 146 23

GRANT BILL USA 144 24

RAY SHAWN USA 143 25

FULLER JOHNNY UK 141 26

PARK REG UK 136 27

POOLE HAROLD USA 123 28

MATARAZZO MIKE USA 120 29

BIRDSONG BOB USA 120 29

SEVCOV ALEKSANDR Estonia 119 30

NUBRET SERGE France 118 31

QUINN MIKE USA 117 32

DE MEY BERRY Holland 115 33

MALEK MICHAIL Russia 110 34

ELLWOOD EDDIE UK 110 34

FOX BERTIL UK 107 35

BUCHANAN BRIAN UK 107 35

ASHLEY MIKE USA 105 36

WILKOSZ JUSUP Germany 103 37

RICHARDS FRANK UK 102 38

MUNZER ANDREAS Germany 101 39

WAYNE RICK USA 98 40

LAWRENCE IAN Scotland 98 40

CORNEY ED USA 97 41

MERC LEOPOLD Austria 95 42

MARSH JJ USA 94 43

BRISBOIS STEVE Canada 94 43

PAINE GEORGE USA 93 44

HALL KENNY USA 93 44

CALLENDER ROY Canada 93 44

ROSS DON USA 92 45

PEARL BILL USA 91 46

LEVRONE KEVIN USA 90 47

MOHAMMAD MUSTAFA Austria 87 48

DOWNS HENRY UK 87 48

ALBRECHT ACHIM Germany 87 48

FERRIGNO LOUIS Italy-USA 86 49

DUVAL ROY UK 86 49

VIATOR CASEY USA 82 50.

Detailed Information: www.wff.lt

2025 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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18/06/2024

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. SEEKS OLYMPIC RECOGNITION.

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

58-th „AMBER PRIX INTERNATIONAL“

36-th WORLD AM & PRO CHAMPIONSHIP

27-th WORLD „FIT-KID“ CHAMPIONSHIP

27-th WORLD DISABLED CHAMPIONSHIP

51-st LITHUANIA CUP OPEN

 (May 10, 2025, Klaipeda, Republic Lithuania).

45-th WORLD GRAND PRIX LATVIA

32-d BALTIC CUP INTERNATIONAL

(May 11, 2025, Kandava, Republic Latvia)

17-th GEORG TENNO MEMORIAL

46-th WORLD GRAND PRIX ESTONIA

(May 17, 2025, Republic Estonia)

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.), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.

1989 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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18/06/2024

WORLD BODYBUILDING ENCYCLOPEDIA.

1989. I.F.B.B. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, PARIS.

During all bodybuilding history the 1989 I.F.B.B. World Championship was one uncomparibable event. During the years only two International bodybuilding events were of so high level. It was the famous of sexual scandals 2004 I.F.B.B. World Championship in Moscow (Russian Federation) and the 2011 W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) World Championship in Viena (Austria). During the eighties of the last Century the International W.A.B.B.A. (World Amateur Body Building Association) ruling structure was like this: President RENAUT ROBINET and General Secretary AKLI CHABENI. Both mentioned persons together with formal I.F.B.B. Vice President and Creator of the W.A.B.B.A. association (it was created in 1976) SERGE NUBRET were working on the 1989 W.A.B.B.A. World Championship in Paris. That time the sponsors were really very big. Some way the I.F.B.B. President BEN WEIDER invited RENAUT ROBINET to his house in Canada. After this visit RENAUT ROBINET declared that he is leaving W.A.B.B.A. and starts working with the I.F.B.B.. As all preliminary work for the 1989 W.A.B.B.A. World Championship was done RENAUT ROBINET announced that he is organizing the I.F.B.B. World Championship in Paris instead of W.A.B.B.A. now. This action of RENAUT ROBINET made awfull strike on SERGE NUBRET and he never reached the previous W.A.B.B.A. level again. After the 1989 I.F.B.B. World Championship in Paris RENAUT ROBINET got no preferences from BEN WEIDER. So he left I.F.B.B. and never appeared in bodybuilding again and was forgotten for ever. Through the years is evident that no International Bodybuilding Organizations around the World ever made any other bodybuilding  contest which is worth to notice. Nothing to compare.

Those bodybuilders of the Lithuanian SSR who neglected the orders of the Olympic Committee of the Lithuanian SSR (L.T.O.K.) were included to the U.S.S.R. Team and participated at the 1989 I.F.B.B. World Championship in Paris. They were not successfull at the competition as all U.S.S.R. team too.

The Chairmen of the „U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Federation“ («Федерация культуризма С.С.С.Р.») were angry about Lithuanian aims to get independant I.F.B.B. membership. They did not include the Vice Chairman of the „U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Federation“ ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS to the U.S.S.R. delegation to go to Paris again.

During the 1989 „U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Championship“ («Чемпионат С.С.С.Р. по культуризму») in Leningrad DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was invited as a Personal Guest of BEN WEIDER to the World Championship in Paris. Their common correspondance went on and BEN WEIDER let DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS take any member of the National Bodybuilding Federation of the Lithusnisn SSR together with him to Paris. Thinking of support about the membership in the I.F.B.B. federation DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS took ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS with him. Both Lithuanians came to France separate from the U.S.S.R. delegation. Later DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS regreted about his decission. During several meetings with the emigrants of the old 1918 Lithuanian Republic ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS behaved rude towards independance of Lithuania.

Delegations of various countries lived in the famous Paris „La Fayette“ hotel. The contest was also organized at a huge „La Fayette“ Palace. Just before the I.F.B.B. World Championship BEN WEIDER invited Lithuanians to his appartments in „La Fayette“ penthouse. The Assistant of BEN WEIDER PAMELA KAGAN (Canada) was also present at the discussion then. The discussion lasted very long. With BEN WEIDER spoke DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS. ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS did not knew languages and even did not understand what both were speking about. Finally another assistant of BEN WEIDER RAFAEL SANTONJA entered the room and said that BEN WEIDER is needed down at the contest as the competitions are nearly to finish and it is high time to present award to the Over All World Champion. BEN WEIDER and DSC. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS agreed to go on discussing matters via later correspondance.

The 1989 I.F.B.B. World Championship Category Winners were ACHMED MOHMED (Egypt), VAN VALCOT SMITH (USA), BERNARD SEALY (Barbados) FRANK HILEBRAND (West Germany), JEAN LUC FAVRE (Switzerland).

There was a banquet in „La Fayette“ after the competition. BEN WEIDER sat DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS close to him and presented him to the Heads of the delegations of various countries. DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS got many new International contacts. Being drunk at the banquet ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS decided to „fight for Lithuanian Independance“ and quarreled with Vice Chairman of the „U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Fdereation“ VLADIMIR DUBININ (Владимир Дубинин). He accused VLADIMIR DUBININ about not taking him to I.F.B.B. Events in Australia (1988) and France (1989). It was DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS to stop the fighting. Details on the 1989 I.F.B.B. World Championship You can find in various languages on Global Site  www.wff.lt .

1989 USSR BODYBUILDING FEDERATION COUNCIL

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16/06/2024

1989. SOCIALIST BODYBUILDING NEWS.

„U.S.S.R. BODYBUILDING FEDERATION“ COUNCIL.

The 1989 „U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Federation“ Council was collected in Leningrad as Lithuanians aimed to get independant membership in the I.F.B.B. federation. It was a chance to solve this problematic question peacefully. All Chairmen of the „U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Federation“ were present: Chairman VASILIJ CAIKOVSKIJ (Василий Чайковский), Vice Chairmen VLADIMIR DUBININ (Владимир Дубинин) and ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS. Also representatives of the „U.S.S.R. Sport Ministry“ («Министерства спорта С.С.С.Р.») were present at the Council too. National Federation of the Lithuanian SSR was represented by a member of the Olympic Committee of the Lithuanian SSR (L.T.O.K., Lietuvos Tautinis Olimpinis Komitetas) ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS, a member of the Olympic Committee of the Lithuanian SSR Klaipeda Department DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS and ARUNAS PETRAITIS. Basing on his correspondance with the I.F.B.B. President BEN WEIDER, on the „U.S.S.R. Constitution“, on the Constitution of the Lithuanian SSR, on the I.F.B.B. Constitution DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS wrote a Declatarion. Also DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS paid the entry fee of the Lithuanian SSR federation to join the I.F.B.B.. The Declaration was about the independant membership of the National Federation of the Lithuanian SSR in the I.F.B.B.. It was ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS to read the Declaration. He was afraid... DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS and ARUNAS PETRAITIS pushed him to the stage. Again ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS did not read. Then DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS came on the stage and said the preliminary words. Only after this ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS read the Declaration. The W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) International Archieves have a video material about this happening. Delegates of various Socialist Republics were against the action of the Lithuanians and did not support the Declaration. Lithuanians were alone as National Federations of the Estonian and Latvian SSR joined them some months later and only formally. DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS informed BEN WEIDER about the Concil in Leningrad.

More details about the ways to Independance of the National Federation of the Lithuanian SSR are in various languages on Global Page www.wff.lt .

ESTONIA OFFICIAL VISIT

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15/06/2024

2024. HEADS OF INTERNATIONAL SPORT UNIVERSITY AND INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION VISITED CAPITAL OF ESTONIA.

INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT FITNESS SPORT.

Pandemia and contemporary war in Ukraine made huge obstacles for our International work. Many huge projects were stopped. Still we do our best.

Working on the coming International Events in June, 2024 Heads of the International Sport University (I.S.U., International Sport University) and International W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation)  federation arrived to the capital of Estonia City Tallinn on June 10. The delegation is led by the I.S.U. Rector and International W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS.

FOR FITNESS SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL FOUND.

On June 12, 2024 in Tallinn (Republic Estonia) the International „W.F.F. FOUNDATION S.A.“ was established. Developing sport around the World the Foundation will finance fitness activities in various countries. The Foundation is placed in the centre of Tallinn at the „Georg Otsa Malestusklass“.

VISITS TO PARLIAMENT AND NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE ESTONIA.

During the June visit to Estonia Official Meetings of the Chairmen of „W.F.F. FOUNDATION S.A.“ at the Parliament and National Olympic Committee of the Republic Estonia were setteled. The meetings will be held right after the 17-th „Georg Tenno Memorial“ («Мемориал Георга Тенно») and „World Grand Prix“ contests (October, 2024, Parnu, Estonia).

INFORMATION.

More detailed 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).

RIP IRINA VALETT

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15/06/2024

2024. NEWS INTERNATIONAL.

R.I.P. IRINA VALETT.

Famous France Athlete and former W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) World Champion MICHAEL LOUVEL informed about sad news – on June 14, 2024 died French Bodybuilder, I.F.B.B. Pro (International Federation of Body Builders)  and former W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. World Champion IRINA VALETT. Rest In Peace FRIEND.

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.), W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pro Division, W.P.S.F. World Power Sports Federation.