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INDREK OTSUS.

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25/02/2023

INDREK OTSUS.

WORLD BODYBUILDING ENCYCLOPEDIA.

BOOK TWO (covering time 1973-1991).

Today the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation)  International unites 140 Country – Members and organizes nearly 60 annual Amateur and Professional International Events World Wide. Looking from the juridical point of view the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International is no doubt the Real World Bodybuilding Leader.

Crowning it‘s 56 years of  International Bodybuilding activities, the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F.  works on the Unique Global International Bodybuilding Project -  the „World Bodybuilding  Encyclopedia“ («Энциклопедия всемирного культуризма», “Pasaulio kultūrizmo enciklopedija”).

Part One of the Encyclopedia covering period since ancient times to 1973 is finished. Now we are working on the Second Book covering period of time since 1973 until 1991.

INDREK OTSUS.

Multiple National Champion of the Estonian SSR bodybuilder INDREK OTSUS (Индрек Отсус) since 1974 until 1984 participated at the twenty three competitions. His trainer was called „the Soul of Estonia Bodybuilding“ famous INNAR MARDO (Иннар Мардо, 1946 – 2002). INNAR MARDO brought INDREK OTSUS to the highlights of the Internatioal sport. In 1976, 1977, 1979, 1985 INDREK OTSUS was the winner of the „Georg Tenno Memorial“ («Мемориал Георга Тенно», 1971 – 1989, Tallinn, Estonian SSR). In 1985 he was the Over All Champion of this International contest. In 1981 INDREK OTSUS was the category winner of the historic „Amber Prix International“ („Gintarinis prizas“, «Янтарный приз», 1968 – 2023, Klaipeda, Lithuanian Republic). In 1980, 1981, 1982 he won the International „Trener“ («Тренер») contest in Czechoslovakia and in 1981 and in 1982 he was the Over All Champion of this competition. In 1979 INDREK OTSUS won the International contest „Spartacus Cup“ («Кубок Спартакус») in the Socialist Republic of Hungary. In 1981 INDREK OTSUS was a category winner at the „Comsomol Cup“ („Komjaunimo taurė“, «Кубок комсомола», Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR). For some time in 1987 contemporary President of the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) International DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS lived in Tallinn. Then both INDREK OTSUS and DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS organized „Georg Tenno Memorial“ in 1987.

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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25/02/2023

2023. WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY.

ONLY THREE CONTESTS HAD HISTORIC STRATEGIC VALUE.

Today the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation)  International unites 140 Country – Members and organizes nearly 60 annual Amateur and Professional International Events World Wide. Looking from the juridical point of view the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International is no doubt the Real World Bodybuilding Leader.

Crowning it‘s 56 years of  International Bodybuilding activities, the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F.  works on the Unique Global International Bodybuilding Project -  the „World Bodybuilding  Encyclopedia“ («Энциклопедия всемирного культуризма», “Pasaulio kultūrizmo enciklopedija”).

Part One of the Encyclopedia covering period since ancient times to 1973 is finished. Now we are working on the Second Book covering period of time since 1973 until 1991.

ONLY THREE CONTESTS HAD HISTORIC STRATEGIC VALUE.

There are many various level competitions around us and the value to the World‘s sport of every one is different. Through the time today working on the „World Bodybuilding Encyclopedia“ we can clearly see what really every competition means to our sport. During the eighties of the last Century only three contests played great historic role to the Socialist Bodybuilding and to the World‘s Bodybuilding as well. The World was divided politically and the Bodybuilding Sport was prohibited in the Socialist Countries.  It was a big risk for everybody to be connected with this sport. This means that always we look upon the same things from the different point of view. Today we can underline that only three events were extremely important for the further development of bodybuilding:

- 1974 „Georg Tenno Memorial“ (1971 – 1989, «Мемориал Георга Тенно», Tallinn, Estonian SSR, organized Innar Mardo, Иннар Мардо)

1975 I.F.B.B. Europe Championship (Amsterdam, Holland. VOJTECH FIALA from Czechoslovakia had broken the „Iron Wall“ and first time in sport‘s history PETER STACH won the Europe Champion‘s title)

- 1978 „Amber Prix International“ („Gintarinis prizas“, „Янтарный приз», Klaipeda, Lithuanian SSR, organized by DSc. Edmundas Daubaras, Др. Эдмундас Даубарас) opened the new page of the U.S.S.R. bodybuilding.

We will speak about each of the mentioned events and explain the essence. Only due to these competitions our sport looks as it looks now.

WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY.

PROHIBITION OF BODYBUILDING RUINED RELATIONS.

Relations between the Socialist Countries started in 1966 when Lithuanians organized first International contest in Vilnius (Lithuanian SSR). These relations were ruined when in 1973 the prohibition of bodybuilding in the U.S.S.R. and all Socialist Countries was announced. Everybody was afraid to be punnished. The “U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Committee “ («Общественный комитет по атлетической гимнастике С.С.С.Р.») which was set up in 1968 in Kaunas (Lithuanian SSR) now stopped working too. All Chairmen of the Committee left bodybuilding: Lithuanians VALERIJ KORESHKOV (Валерий Корешков) went on working as a journalist; VYTAUTAS ZUMERIS (Витаутас Зумерис) worked in the sport medicine; Russians GENNADIJ BALDIN (Геннадий Балдин), ROMAN MOROZ (Роман Мороз) and VLADIMIR PETROV (Владимир Петров) were busy with the weightlifting sport.

Similar situation was in other Socialist Countries.

Aiming to escape the prosecution under the leadership of INNAR MARDO (1946 – 2002) Estonians named the bodybuilding as a „National Kind of Sport“. The Government let them go on organizing the „Georg Tenno Memorial‘ (1971 – 1989, Tallinn, Estonian SSR).

Lithuanians without public and publicity were working „underground“.  In 1973 DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS organized bodybuilding contest in the old Klaipeda City prison and in 1974 he also organized the fourth historic „Amber Prix International“ („Gintarinis prizas“, «Янтарный приз»,  1968 – 2022, Klaipeda, Lithuanian Republic). It was held in a bomb shelter.  From time to time „silent“ contests were ogranized in Kaunas too.

WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY.

VOJTECH FIALA OPENS DOORS FOR CZECHOSLOVAKS.

Bodybuilders in Czechoslovakia were supported by their Government. They remembered very well the work of the American BOB HOFFMAN in the International F.I.H.C. federation. The F.I.H.C. was a member of the I.O.C. (International Olympic Committee). For twenty years F.I.H.C. was supported by the Governments of all Socialist Countries. The F.I.H.C. always had power exercises at their regular bodybuilding World Championships. This way the Czechoslovaks started power exercises at their National bodybuilding competitions again. After some time Czechoslovakia bodybuilders received permittion to participate at the I.F.B.B. World and Europe Championships. Bodybuilders of all Socialist World could not even dream about this. Several weeks before the International contests the National bodybuilding team of Czechoslovakia was financed by their Sport Ministry. Bodybuilders lived and trained at the National Olympic Centre in the mountains. It was evident that the sportsmen of Czechoslovakia were fare ahead of all Socialist Countries. It was only on the personal efforts of VOJTECH FIALA who was at those years the President of the National Czechoslovakia Bodybuilding Federation. VOJTECH FIALA used his personal power and contacts at the Government of Czechoslovakia and also abroad in the „Western“ Countries.

This was how the bodybuilders of Czechoslovakia during the years of bodybuilding prohibition is the Socialist Countries entered the 1975 I.F.B.B. Europe Championship (Amsterdam, Holland).

1975 I.F.B.B. EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS.

Category Short

Kemp Nicolas (Belgium)Barange Ronald (France)Bertagna Renato (Italy)

Category Medium

Stach Peter (Czechoslovakia)Annette Mederic (France)Rudman Janko (Sweden)

Category High

Hedrder Billy (Holland)Prink Uwe (West Germany)Lerus Serge (France).

Over All Champion PETER STACH.

1975. DSC. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

In the Socialist times as it is today the universities of the countries exchanged the groups of students. As DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was a student of Vilnius State University (Lithuanian Republic) he managed to go to the capital of Czechoslovakia Praha in 1975.

In Praha several times DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS had meetings with the President of the Čzechoslovakia National Bodybuilding Federation VOJTECH FIALA. After the 1973 bodybuilding prohibition in Socialist Countries DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was the first representative of the U.S.S.R. bodybuilding who visited Czechoslovakia.

At that time VOJTECH FIALA was just after the 1975 I.F.B.B. Europe Championship where PETER STACH became the Over All I.F.B.B. Europe Champion. During the meetings of VOJTECH FIALA and DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS many questions were spoken over. Among them the situation in International bodybuilding, sport positions in Czecoslovakia and in the U.S.S.R..

Note: we always speak about the Champion and always forget why and how he became the Champion. In this case it was done due to the work of VOJTECH FIALA. At that time he “opened the doors” for the Czechoslovakia bodybuilder to the “West”. There are lots of “heroes” when all goes well. But where were those “heroes” when somebody had to risk and to fight for bodybuilding?

One time  VOJTECH FIALA and DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS visited Praha Rodotin where PETER STACH was living and training. In his gym PETER STACH demonstrated his training session and posed in front of the guests.

Another time VOJTECH FIALA and DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS visited the Ministry of Sport of the Czechoslovakia  (Č.S.T.V., Československy Svaz Telesne Vychvy). They had a meeting with the Chairmen of the Ministry. The Headquarters of the National Bodybuilding Federation of Czechoslovakia were placed at the building of the Ministry of Sport. Then the general secretary of the federation was a famous bodybuilder PETER TLAPAK (1976 I.F.B.B. Europe Champion). At the Headquarters while speaking with PETER TLAPAK the bodybuilder posed and demonstrated his muscles in front of the guests.

When DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was leaving the Czechoslovakia he agreed with VOJTECH FIALA to keep the relations on. The Czechoslovakians appointed Praha bodybuilding trainer IVAN MACH to do correspondence with DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS and inform the federation.

HOW MOSCOW PERMITED “AMBER PRIX INTERNATIONAL”.

All bodybuilders of the Socialist Countries were looking for the ways to stop prohibition of bodybuilding. But no one dared to do anything in real.

Communicating with the President of the National Bodybuilding Federation of Czechoslovakia VOJTECH FIALA DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS had some ideas to solve the question.

We were speaking before about the ways to escape bodybuilding prohibition in Czechoslovakia and Estonian SSR. Presenting bodybuilding as a “National Kind of Sport” Estonians were organizing the “Georg Tenno Memorial” («Мемориал Георга Тенно», 1971 – 1989, Tallinn, Estonian SSR).

Constantly Soviet press was writing awful and bad articles about bodybuilding. DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS started his 5 years long lasting correspondence with the communist press and the U.S.S.R. Ministry of Sport (U.S.S.R. Gockomsport, Госкомспорт С.С.С.Р.). The main “enemy” of bodybuilding was Russian weightlifter and journalist DMITRIJ IVANOV (Дмитрий Иванов) from “Sovetskij sport” («Советский спорт»).  Getting nothing positive of the correspondence and fighting for bodybuilding sport DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS  wrote a long “petition”. He personally brought this petition and presented at the Offices of the Central Committee of the U.S.S.R. Communist Party (ЦК коммунистической партии СССР), the U.S.S.R. Ministry Council (Совет министров СССР), daily newspapers “Pravda” («Правда»), “Izvestija” («Известия») and “Sovetskij Sport”. All of them were informed that the “petition” was presented to all listed addresses.

No one supported DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS ideas and works. On the way to Moscow DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS  visited the Ministry of Sport of the Lithuanian SSR and spoke with the Minister ZIGMAS MOTIEKAITIS (Зигмас Мотекайтис). The Minister asked DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS   no to go to Moscow. The President of the National Bodybuilding Federation of the Lithuanian SSR ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS (Романас Калинаускас) said: “I will not risk my Communist Party membership. All You do is Your own risk”.

How it was happening later we will explain in the other part of this Article. The part is named “1978 “Amber Prix International” (“Gintarinis prizas”, «Янтарный приз», 1968 – 2022, Klaipeda, Lithuanian Republic).

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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24/02/2023

TERRY ROBINSON.

WORLD BODYBUILDING ENCYCLOPEDIA.

BOOK TWO (covering time 1973-1991).

Today the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation)  International unites 140 Country – Members and organizes nearly 60 annual Amateur and Professional International Events World Wide. Looking from the juridical point of view the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International is no doubt the Real World Bodybuilding Leader.

Crowning it‘s 56 years of  International Bodybuilding activities, the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F.  works on the Unique Global International Bodybuilding Project -  the „World Bodybuilding  Encyclopedia“ («Энциклопедия всемирного культуризма», “Pasaulio kultūrizmo enciklopedija”).

Part One of the Encyclopedia covering period since ancient times to 1973 is finished. Now we are working on the Second Book covering period of time since 1973 until 1991.

TERRY ROBINSON.

Hollywood actor, representative of the “Muscle Beach” fitness trainer for Hollywood actors bodybuilder TERRY ROBINSON since 1940 until 1948 participated at the five A.A.U. competitions. Best result of TERRY ROBINSON was the first place and the Over All Winners title at the 1948 A.A.U. “Mr. New York City” contest.

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.

MARVIN EDER.

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23/02/2023

MARVIN EDER.

WORLD BODYBUILDING ENCYCLOPEDIA.

BOOK TWO (covering time 1973-1991).

Today the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation)  International unites 140 Country – Members and organizes nearly 60 annual Amateur and Professional International Events World Wide. Looking from the juridical point of view the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International is no doubt the Real World Bodybuilding Leader.

Crowning it‘s 56 years of  International Bodybuilding activities, the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F.  works on the Unique Global International Bodybuilding Project -  the „World Bodybuilding  Encyclopedia“ («Энциклопедия всемирного культуризма», “Pasaulio kultūrizmo enciklopedija”).

Part One of the Encyclopedia covering period since ancient times to 1973 is finished. Now we are working on the Second Book covering period of time since 1973 until 1991.

MARVIN EDER.

USA bodybuilder MARVIN EDER (1933 – 2022) since 1949 until 1951 participated at the eight A.A.U. and I.F.B.B. competitions. Best results of MARVIN EDER were the first places at the 1949 I.F.B.B. “North American Championships” and 1950 A.A.U. “Mr. Eastern America”.

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.

DMITRIJ ZOLIN.

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22/02/2023

DMITRIJ ZOLIN.

WORLD BODYBUILDING ENCYCLOPEDIA.

BOOK TWO (covering time 1973-1991).

Today the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation)  International unites 140 Country – Members and organizes nearly 60 annual Amateur and Professional International Events World Wide. Looking from the juridical point of view the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International is no doubt the Real World Bodybuilding Leader.

Crowning it‘s 56 years of  International Bodybuilding activities, the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F.  works on the Unique Global International Bodybuilding Project -  the „World Bodybuilding  Encyclopedia“ («Энциклопедия всемирного культуризма», “Pasaulio kultūrizmo enciklopedija”).

Part One of the Encyclopedia covering period since ancient times to 1973 is finished. Now we are working on the Second Book covering period of time since 1973 until 1991.

DMITRIJ ZOLIN.

Russian bodybuilder DMITRIJ ZOLIN (Дмитрий Золин) since 1985 until 2009 participated at the thirty eight W.A.B.B.A., N.A.B.B.A. and W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. competitions. Best results of DMITRIJ ZOLIN were the first place at the 2002 W.A.B.B.A. World and Europe Championships. Also he was at the third place at the 1991 and at the 1995 historic „Amber Prix International“ („Gintarinis prizas“, «Янтарный приз», 1968 – 2022, Klaipeda, Republic 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.

PETER TLAPAK.

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21/02/2023

PETER TLAPAK.

WORLD BODYBUILDING ENCYCLOPEDIA.

BOOK TWO (covering time 1973-1991).

Today the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation)  International unites 140 Country – Members and organizes nearly 60 annual Amateur and Professional International Events World Wide. Looking from the juridical point of view the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International is no doubt the Real World Bodybuilding Leader.

Crowning it‘s 56 years of  International Bodybuilding activities, the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F.  works on the Unique Global International Bodybuilding Project -  the „World Bodybuilding  Encyclopedia“ («Энциклопедия всемирного культуризма», “Pasaulio kultūrizmo enciklopedija”).

Part One of the Encyclopedia covering period since ancient times to 1973 is finished. Now we are working on the Second Book covering period of time since 1973 until 1991.

PETER TLAPAK.

Multiple National Czechoslovakia Champion bodybuilder PETER TLAPAK since 1971 until 1979 participated at the fourteen competitions. Best result of PETER TLAPAK was the first place at the 1976 I.F.B.B. Europe Championship.

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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20/02/2023

2023. WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY.

ONLY THREE CONTESTS HAD HISTORIC STRATEGIC VALUE.

Today the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation)  International unites 140 Country – Members and organizes nearly 60 annual Amateur and Professional International Events World Wide. Looking from the juridical point of view the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International is no doubt the Real World Bodybuilding Leader.

Crowning it‘s 56 years of  International Bodybuilding activities, the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F.  works on the Unique Global International Bodybuilding Project -  the „World Bodybuilding  Encyclopedia“ («Энциклопедия всемирного культуризма», “Pasaulio kultūrizmo enciklopedija”).

Part One of the Encyclopedia covering period since ancient times to 1973 is finished. Now we are working on the Second Book covering period of time since 1973 until 1991.

ONLY THREE CONTESTS HAD HISTORIC STRATEGIC VALUE.

There are many various level competitions around us and the value to the World‘s sport of every one is different. Through the time today working on the „World Bodybuilding Encyclopedia“ we can clearly see what really every competition means to our sport. During the eighties of the last Century only three contests played great historic role to the Socialist Bodybuilding and to the World‘s Bodybuilding as well. The World was divided politically and the Bodybuilding Sport was prohibited in the Socialist Countries.  It was a big risk for everybody to be connected with this sport. This means that always we look upon the same things from the different point of view. Today we can underline that only three events were extremely important for the further development of bodybuilding:

- 1974 „Georg Tenno Memorial“ (1971 – 1989, «Мемориал Георга Тенно», Tallinn, Estonian SSR, organized Innar Mardo, Иннар Мардо)

1975 I.F.B.B. Europe Championship (Amsterdam, Holland. VOJTECH FIALA from Czechoslovakia had broken the „Iron Wall“ and first time in sport‘s history PETER STACH won the Europe Champion‘s title)

- 1978 „Amber Prix International“ („Gintarinis prizas“, „Янтарный приз», Klaipeda, Lithuanian SSR, organized by DSc. Edmundas Daubaras, Др. Эдмундас Даубарас) opened the new page of the U.S.S.R. bodybuilding.

We will speak about each of the mentioned events and explain the essence. Only due to these competitions our sport looks as it looks now.

THE BACKGROUND.

UNIQUE „AMBER PRIX INTERNATIONAL“.

The „Amber Prix International“ („Gintarinis prizas“, «Янтарный приз», 1968 – 2022 m. , Klaipeda, Republic Lithuania) was and still is a unique happening. It needs to be studied thoroughly by the specialists of the sport history. There is no othre international contest in the World which is so much connected with the World history.

The „Amber Prix International“ is the oldest traditional competition after the N.A.B.B.A.  (National Amateur Body Building Association) „Mr. Universe“ that is held in the UK since 1950.

We will touch the folowing topics while telling stories about the „Amber Prix International“:

-        During the twenty years lasting prohibition of bodybuilding sport the „Amber Prix International“ together with the „Georg Tenno Memorial“ („Мемориал Георга Тенно», 1971 – 1989, Tallinn, Estonian SSR) were the only ones regular International bodybuilding competitions in the U.S.S.R. and all Socialist countries.

-        The possibility to organize open bodybuilding contests in other places came when in 1978 DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS won the fight for bodybuilding against the Highest Communist Institutions of the U.S.S.R.

-        In 1986 during the „Amber Prix International“ in Klaipeda leaders of the U.S.S.R. bodybuilding agreed about the future plans to set the U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding federation and the ways how to develop bodybuilding

-        There were some records. In 1990 at the „Amber Prix International“ participated 89 teams and there were over 50 participants in each category

-        Together with the „Amber Prix International“  in 1990 and in 1991 official U.S.S.R. junior Championships were held

-        Ending the nineties of the last century the Ministry of Sport of the U.S.S.R. (U.S.S.R. Goskomsport, Госкомспорт С.С.С.Р.) named the „Amber Prix International“  as „unofficial USSR Championship“ («неофициальный Чемпионат С.С.С.Р.) and started presenting names of the „Sport master of the U.S.S.R.“ («Мастер спорта С.С.С.Р.») to the winners of the „Amber Prix International“

-        During the history the Chairmen of our competitions  were Prime Ministers of the Republic Lithuania, Ministers and Members of the Parliament

-        Celebrating 40 years of the  „Amber Prix International“  in 2008 the Parliament of the Republic Lithuania voted for the State financing of the „Amber Prix International“. The money was placed to the Budget of the Lithuanian Republic.

-        In 2011 the Official Meeting of the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) Interantional President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS  was organized in Vatican.

Listening about “Amber Prix International” during the years of prohibition of sport in the Socialist Countries Vatican Congregat Perfect J. Em. JOZEF KARDINAL TOMKO evaluated efforts of DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS and named him as „dissident of the Communist regime“. The Vatican Congregat Perfect J. Em. JOZEF KARDINAL TOMKO presented the Vatican Pontific Medal (Medaglia Ufficiale di Pontificato di Sua Santita Benedetto XVI) to DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS (Headquarters State Vatican, Cita del Vaticano, March 29, 2011).

-        In 2015 a number of Members of Parliament Republic and Government Lithuania were present at the „Amber Prix International“. The High Quest Officials called DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS an „Embassador of the Republic Lithuania in the World“ seeing high level of competition and participating many athletes from Europe, Asia, America and Africa. 

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.

CHARLA SEDACCA.

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CHARLA SEDACCA.

WORLD BODYBUILDING ENCYCLOPEDIA.

BOOK TWO (covering time 1973-1991).

Today the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation)  International unites 140 Country – Members and organizes nearly 60 annual Amateur and Professional International Events World Wide. Looking from the juridical point of view the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International is no doubt the Real World Bodybuilding Leader.

Crowning it‘s 56 years of  International Bodybuilding activities, the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F.  works on the Unique Global International Bodybuilding Project -  the „World Bodybuilding  Encyclopedia“ («Энциклопедия всемирного культуризма», “Pasaulio kultūrizmo enciklopedija”).

Part One of the Encyclopedia covering period since ancient times to 1973 is finished. Now we are working on the Second Book covering period of time since 1973 until 1991.

CHARLA SEDACCA.

1987 Over All USA National Champion CHARLA SEDACCA since 1986 until 1988 participated at the seven N.P.C. and I.F.B.B. competitions. Best result of CHARLA SEDACCA was the first place at the 1987 I.F.B.B. World Amateur Championship.

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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WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY.

PROHIBITION OF BODYBUILDING RUINED RELATIONS.

Relations between the Socialist Countries started in 1966 when Lithuanians organized first International contest in Vilnius (Lithuanian SSR). These relations were ruined when in 1973 the prohibition of bodybuilding in the U.S.S.R. and all Socialist Countries was announced. Everybody was afraid to be punnished. The “U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Committee “ («Общественный комитет по атлетической гимнастике С.С.С.Р.») which was set up in 1968 in Kaunas (Lithuanian SSR) now stopped working too. All Chairmen of the Committee left bodybuilding: Lithuanians VALERIJ KORESHKOV (Валерий Корешков) went on working as a journalist; VYTAUTAS ZUMERIS (Витаутас Зумерис) worked in the sport medicine; Russians GENNADIJ BALDIN (Геннадий Балдин), ROMAN MOROZ (Роман Мороз) and VLADIMIR PETROV (Владимир Петров) were busy with the weightlifting sport.

Similar situation was in other Socialist Countries.

Aiming to escape the prosecution under the leadership of INNAR MARDO (1946 – 2002) Estonians named the bodybuilding as a „National Kind of Sport“. The Government let them go on organizing the „Georg Tenno Memorial‘ (1971 – 1989, Tallinn, Estonian SSR).

Lithuanians without public and publicity were working „underground“.  In 1973 DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS organized bodybuilding contest in the old Klaipeda City prison and in 1974 he also organized the fourth historic „Amber Prix International“ („Gintarinis prizas“, «Янтарный приз»,  1968 – 2022, Klaipeda, Lithuanian Republic). It was held in a bomb shelter.  From time to time „silent“ contests were ogranized in Kaunas too.

VOJTECH FIALA OPENS DOORS FOR CZECHOSLOVAKS.

Bodybuilders in Czechoslovakia were supported by their Government. They remembered very well the work of the American BOB HOFFMAN in the International F.I.H.C. federation. The F.I.H.C. was a member of the I.O.C. (International Olympic Committee). For twenty years F.I.H.C. was supported by the Governments of all Socialist Countries. The F.I.H.C. always had power exercises at their regular bodybuilding World Championships. This way the Czechoslovaks started power exercises at their National bodybuilding competitions again. After some time Czechoslovakia bodybuilders received permittion to participate at the I.F.B.B. World and Europe Championships. Bodybuilders of all Socialist World could not even dream about this. Several weeks before the International contests the National bodybuilding team of Czechoslovakia was financed by their Sport Ministry. Bodybuilders lived and trained at the National Olympic Centre in the mountains. It was evident that the sportsmen of Czechoslovakia were fare ahead of all Socialist Countries. It was only on the personal efforts of VOJTECH FIALA who was at those years the President of the National Czechoslovakia Bodybuilding Federation. VOJTECH FIALA used his personal power and contacts at the Government of Czechoslovakia and also abroad in the „Western“ Countries.

This was how the bodybuilders of Czechoslovakia during the years of bodybuilding prohibition is the Socialist Countries entered the 1975 I.F.B.B. Europe Championship (Amsterdam, Holland).

1975 I.F.B.B. EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS.

Category Short

Kemp Nicolas (Belgium)Barange Ronald (France)Bertagna Renato (Italy)

Category Medium

Stach Peter (Czechoslovakia)Annette Mederic (France)Rudman Janko (Sweden)

Category High

Hedrder Billy (Holland)Prink Uwe (West Germany)Lerus Serge (France).

Over All Champion PETER STACH.

1975. DSC. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

In the Socialist times as it is today the universities of the countries exchanged the groups of students. As DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was a student of Vilnius State University (Lithuanian Republic) he managed to go to the capital of Czechoslovakia Praha in 1975.

In Praha several times DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS had meetings with the President of the Čzechoslovakia National Bodybuilding Federation VOJTECH FIALA. After the 1973 bodybuilding prohibition in Socialist Countries DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was the first representative of the U.S.S.R. bodybuilding who visited Czechoslovakia.

At that time VOJTECH FIALA was just after the 1975 I.F.B.B. Europe Championship where PETER STACH became the Over All I.F.B.B. Europe Champion. During the meetings of VOJTECH FIALA and DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS many questions were spoken over. Among them the situation in International bodybuilding, sport positions in Czecoslovakia and in the U.S.S.R..

Note: we always speak about the Champion and always forget why and how he became the Champion. In this case it was done due to the work of VOJTECH FIALA. At that time he “opened the doors” for the Czechoslovakia bodybuilder to the “West”. There are lots of “heroes” when all goes well. But where were those “heroes” when somebody had to risk and to fight for bodybuilding?

One time  VOJTECH FIALA and DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS visited Praha Rodotin where PETER STACH was living and training. In his gym PETER STACH demonstrated his training session and posed in front of the guests.

Another time VOJTECH FIALA and DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS visited the Ministry of Sport of the Czechoslovakia  (Č.S.T.V., Československy Svaz Telesne Vychvy). They had a meeting with the Chairmen of the Ministry. The Headquarters of the National Bodybuilding Federation of Czechoslovakia were placed at the building of the Ministry of Sport. Then the general secretary of the federation was a famous bodybuilder PETER TLAPAK (1976 I.F.B.B. Europe Champion). At the Headquarters while speaking with PETER TLAPAK the bodybuilder posed and demonstrated his muscles in front of the guests.

When DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was leaving the Czechoslovakia he agreed with VOJTECH FIALA to keep the relations on. The Czechoslovakians appointed Praha bodybuilding trainer IVAN MACH to do correspondence with DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS and inform the federation.

HOW MOSCOW PERMITED “AMBER PRIX INTERNATIONAL”.

All bodybuilders of the Socialist Countries were looking for the ways to stop prohibition of bodybuilding. But no one dared to do anything in real.

Communicating with the President of the National Bodybuilding Federation of Czechoslovakia VOJTECH FIALA DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS had some ideas to solve the question.

We were speaking before about the ways to escape bodybuilding prohibition in Czechoslovakia and Estonian SSR. Presenting bodybuilding as a “National Kind of Sport” Estonians were organizing the “Georg Tenno Memorial” («Мемориал Георга Тенно», 1971 – 1989, Tallinn, Estonian SSR).

Constantly Soviet press was writing awful and bad articles about bodybuilding. DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS started his 5 years long lasting correspondence with the communist press and the U.S.S.R. Ministry of Sport (U.S.S.R. Gockomsport, Госкомспорт С.С.С.Р.). The main “enemy” of bodybuilding was Russian weightlifter and journalist DMITRIJ IVANOV (Дмитрий Иванов) from “Sovetskij sport” («Советский спорт»).  Getting nothing positive of the correspondence and fighting for bodybuilding sport DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS  wrote a long “petition”. He personally brought this petition and presented at the Offices of the Central Committee of the U.S.S.R. Communist Party (ЦК коммунистической партии СССР), the U.S.S.R. Ministry Council (Совет министров СССР), daily newspapers “Pravda” («Правда»), “Izvestija” («Известия») and “Sovetskij Sport”. All of them were informed that the “petition” was presented to all listed addresses.

No one supported DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS ideas and works. On the way to Moscow DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS  visited the Ministry of Sport of the Lithuanian SSR and spoke with the Minister ZIGMAS MOTIEKAITIS (Зигмас Мотекайтис). The Minister asked DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS   no to go to Moscow. The President of the National Bodybuilding Federation of the Lithuanian SSR ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS (Романас Калинаускас) said: “I will not risk my Communist Party membership. All You do is Your own risk”.

How it was happening later we will explain in the other part of this Article. The part is named “1978 “Amber Prix International” (“Gintarinis prizas”, «Янтарный приз», 1968 – 2022, Klaipeda, Lithuanian Republic).

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.

BRIAN SILK.

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BRIAN SILK.

WORLD BODYBUILDING ENCYCLOPEDIA.

BOOK TWO (covering time 1973-1991).

Today the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation)  International unites 140 Country – Members and organizes nearly 60 annual Amateur and Professional International Events World Wide. Looking from the juridical point of view the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International is no doubt the Real World Bodybuilding Leader.

Crowning it‘s 56 years of  International Bodybuilding activities, the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F.  works on the Unique Global International Bodybuilding Project -  the „World Bodybuilding  Encyclopedia“ («Энциклопедия всемирного культуризма», “Pasaulio kultūrizmo enciklopedija”).

Part One of the Encyclopedia covering period since ancient times to 1973 is finished. Now we are working on the Second Book covering period of time since 1973 until 1991.

BRIAN SILK.

USA bodybuilder BRIAN SILK SR. since 1986 until 2015 participated at the fifteen A.A.U. and N.P.C. competitions. Best results of BRIAN SILK were the first places at the 1986 and at the 1987 A.A.U. Junior “Mr. America” contest and at the 1987 A.A.U. “Mr. USA”.

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.