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In 1947 in Philadelfia (USA) under the influence of the „Father of the USA Weightlifting“ BOB HOFFMAN at the International Congress of the International Weightlifting Federation F.I.H.C. decided to lead alongside with weightlifting also the World‘s Bodybuilding Sport. F.I.H.C. was a member a member of the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.). Again under the influence of BOB HOFFMAN the first in bodybuilding history „Mr. Universe“ contest was organized in 1947 in Philadelfia. It was done together with the World Weightlifting Championship. The first in the history „Mr. Universe“ title went to a pupil of BOB HOFFMAN American Weightlifter STEVE STANKO. In 1948 again under the initiative of BOB HOFFMAN the second F.I.H.C. „Mr. Universe“ was organized in London (UK). As FIHC was a member of the I.O.C. tt was organized together with the London Olympic Games. It was done through a member of the UK National Olympic Committee B.A.W.L.A. (British Amateur Weightlifting Association). The Winner of the second F.I.H.C. „Mr. Universe“ was again a pupil of BOB HOFFMAN again America Weightlifter JOHN GRIMEK.

In 1950 in UK was established the N.A.B.B.A. (National Amateur Body Building Association). The first N.A.B.B.A. „Mr. Universe“ was held also in London and the Winner was again American STEVE REEVES. 

The first I.F.B.B. (International Federation of Body Builders) „Mr. Universe“ contest was organized in 1959 in Mexico. Them there were only four competitors from Mexico, Canada, USA and UK. The Winners were EMILIO KURY (Mexico), ED THERIAULT (Canada), EDDIE SILVESTRE (Mexico). The Winner of the „Most Muscular“ was EARL MAYNARD (UK).

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