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Truly a Federation of the Body Builders, by the Body Builders and for the Body Builders. The IBBF was formed to propagate and popularize the sport of Body building in India. The IBBF is recognized as the only National Sports Federation for the sport of Body building in India by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India and is also recognized by the Sports Authority or India (SAI) and the National Anti-doping Agency (NADA).

The IBBF today has 31 State Associations affiliated to it alongwith Government Sports Control Boards like the Indian Railways Sports Control Board, Central Civil Services, Cultural and Sports Board, Ordnance Factory Sports Promotion Board, Major Port Sports Control Board and Services Sports Control Board . There are more than 5000 athletes (Men and Women) registered with the IBBF. All the above said Sports Control Board have extended facilities like recruitment, promotional incentives in Government Bodies and eligibility for National Sports Awards for the Athletes participating in the competitions organized, conducted and managed by Indian Body Builders Federation.

The Executive Committee of IBBF boasts of many illustrious and prominent personalities in the field of Body building. To name a few, Shri Madhukarji Talwalkar, the doyen of fitness Industry in India is the Executive Vice President of the IBBF, Shri Premnchand Degra , Mr Universe (Padamshree and Arjuna Awardee) alongwith Shri T.V. Pauly (Arjuna Awardee) are in the Executive Committee of the IBBF.

The IBBF is keen on conducting activities and seminars on varied topics like Anti Doping seminars, goal setting, stress management and the likes for the benefit of athletes and even officials. The Judges clinic for the continuous up-gradation of knowledge of officials in the field of Judges is a regular feature in the yearly calendar of IBBF. With the advent of Physiques sports categories at International level, the reach of IBBF from hardcore body builders to general public has increased tremendously.

The Asian Bodybuilding Federation was only a dream in 1957 when Teheran (Iran) hosted the first Mr. Asia championships in conjunction with the World Weightlifting championships. It was most befitting that the winner was Iranian, Mahmoud Namjon, whose achievements became permanent monuments in both sports.

The dream became a thrilling reality two years later, largely through the efforts of Mr. Clarence de Alwis, the Secretary of the Ceylon Amateur Bodybuilding Association. The founder members were: Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Pakistan, India, Mynamar (Burma), Thailand and Malaysia (Malaya). All six founder members participated in the first competition for the challenge trophy presented by the doyen of entertainment promoters in Sri Lanka, Mr. Donovan Adrea. It was won by Thailand's Rachan Phatukawang.

The Asian Bodybuilding Federation (ABBF) was established in 1959 and is a permanent organisation. It comprises the union of the different national federations governing the sport for both men and women, on the basis of one federation/association per country.

In 1970, the ABBF scored a milestone in its history when it cooperated with the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilders). Mr. John Ong, the IFBB Director for Singapore organized the Mr. Asia competition, which was won by Akira Myamoto of Japan. The ABBF drafted a constitution to conform with that of the IFBB. A special Congress was held in Singapore. Brig. General Bakhtiar Rana and Ch. Mohammad Amin of Pakistan were elected as ABBF President and Secretary-General, respectively.

ABBF exclusively represents bodybuilding in Asia. ABBF is also a member of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and General Assembly of Asian Sports Federations (GAASF).

Bodybuilding is growing from strength to strength at both competitive and recreational levels. Spectator interest has also swelled. The media has kept abreast with the sport's phenomenal progress and has given our activities much exposure. ABBF is supported by thousands of youngsters in the Asian Continent who want to keep healthy and fit through the sport of Bodybuilding.

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14th February 2018
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