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INT. BODYBUILDING AND FITNESS ORGANIZATIONS
WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY.
1988. FIRST OFFICIAL U.S.S.R. BODYBUILDING CUP.
BACKGROUND.
We started working on the second part of the „World Bodybuilding Encyclopedia“ („Pasaulio kultūrizmo enciklopedija“, «Энциклопедия мирового культуризма»). The book will cover the time since 1973 until 1991. In 1973 the bodybuilding sport was prohibited and prosecuted in the Socialist Countries. In 1991 the Socialist System was ruined.
Looking from the point of view of the Communist regime about twenty years bodybuilding was on illegal position in the Socialist Countries. Being afraid many organizers and bodybuilders stopped the activities. Only two regular traditional contests were organized in the U.S.S.R.. That were the „Georg Tenno Memorial („Georgo tenno Memorialas“, «Мемориал Георга Тенно», Tallinn, Estonian SSR, 1971 - 1989) and the „Amber Prix International“ („Gintarinis prizas“, «Янтарный приз», Klaipeda, Lithuanian SSR, 1968 - 2022). The organizer of the „Georg Tenno Memorial“ was INNAR MARDO (Иннар Мардо, 1946 – 2002) and the organizer of the organizer of the „Amber Prix“ was DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS. All other Socialist Countries did not organize the traditional International competitions. Later during the „MIKHAIL GORBACHOV Perestrojka“ (Перестройка) the U.S.S.R. Ministry of Sport (Goskomsport, Госкомспорт С.С.С.Р.) recognized the „Amber Prix International“ as the unofficial U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Championship. Then the U.S.S.R. Ministry of Sport started presenting to the Champions of the „Amber Prix International“ the honourable titles of the „U.S.S.R. Sport Master“Мастер спорта С.С.С.Р.).
To set the official U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Federation in 1987 the U.S.S.R. Congress of bodybuilders was organized in Kubenka city (near Moscow, Russian Federation). To the position of the President was ellected an Olympic Weightlifting Champion JURIJ VLASOV (Олимпийский чемпион Юрий Власов).
In 1988 in Leningrad (Russian Federation) the first official „U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Cup“ Кубок С.С.С.Р. по культуризму») was held. The contest was recognized by the U.S.S.R. Government. National teams on many Socialist Countries participated at the event.
1988. U.S.S.R. FIRST OFFICIAL BODYBUILDING CUP.
The contest was held in the prestigeaus Leningrad City Palace „Oktiabrskij (дворец „Октябрьский», Ленинград). The delegates and the athletes lived in the superious hotels. The Champions of the first supported by the Government USSR Bodybuilding Cup pirmenybių («Кубок С.С.С.Р. по культуризму») were the known bodybuilders:
STANISLAV POLIAKOV (Станислав Поляков, Riga, Latvian SSR; trained by FELIKS SAJKOVSKIJ – Феликс Сайковский)
VALERIJ BOGDANOVIC (Валерий Богданович, Minsk, Belorussian SSR; prepared without a trainer)
SAULIUS MISEVICIUS (Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, prepared without a trainer)
VIKTORAS JUCYS (Klaipeda, Lithuanian SSR; trained by DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS).
The Over All Champion of the 1988 U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Cup was VIKTORAS JUCYS.
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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.


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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 55 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 diferent. 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 to everybody to be connected with this sport. This means that always we look upon the same things from the diferent point of view. Today we can underline that only three events were extremelly important for the further development of bodybuilding:
- 1974 „Georg Tenno Memorial“ («Мемориал Георга Тенно», Tallinn, Estonina SSR, organized Innar Mardo, Иннар Мардо)
1975 I.F.B.B. Europe Championship (Amsterdam, Holland. Peter Stach from Czechoslovakia had broken the „Iron Wall“ and won the Europe Champion‘s title)
- 1978 „Amber Prix Intarnational“ („Gintarinis prizas“, „Янтарный приз», Klaipeda, Lithuanian SSR, organized by DSc. Edmundas Daubaras, Др. Эдмундас Даубарас).
We will speak about each of the mentioned events and explain the essence. Only due to them our sport looks as it looks now.
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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.


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WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY.
1988. FIRST OFFICIAL U.S.S.R. BODYBUILDING CUP.
BACKGROUND.
We started working on the second part of the „World Bodybuilding Encyclopedia“ („Pasaulio kultūrizmo enciklopedija“, «Энциклопедия мирового культуризма»). The book will cover the time since 1973 until 1991. In 1973 the bodybuilding sport was prohibited and prosecuted in the Socialist Countries. In 1991 the Socialist System was ruined.
Looking from the point of view of the Communist regime about twenty years bodybuilding was on illegal position in the Socialist Countries. Being afraid many organizers and bodybuilders stopped the activities. Only two regular traditional contests were organized in the U.S.S.R.. That were the „Georg Tenno Memorial („Georgo tenno Memorialas“, «Мемориал Георга Тенно», Tallinn, Estonian SSR, 1971 - 1989) and the „Amber Prix International“ („Gintarinis prizas“, «Янтарный приз», Klaipeda, Lithuanian SSR, 1968 - 2022). The organizer of the „Georg Tenno Memorial“ was INNAR MARDO (Иннар Мардо, 1946 – 2002) and the organizer of the organizer of the „Amber Prix“ was DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS. All other Socialist Countries did not organize the traditional International competitions. Later during the „MIKHAIL GORBACHOV Perestrojka“ (Перестройка) the U.S.S.R. Ministry of Sport (Goskomsport, Госкомспорт С.С.С.Р.) recognized the „Amber Prix International“ as the unofficial U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Championship. Then the U.S.S.R. Ministry of Sport started presenting to the Champions of the „Amber Prix International“ the honourable titles of the „U.S.S.R. Sport Master“Мастер спорта С.С.С.Р.).
To set the official U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Federation in 1987 the U.S.S.R. Congress of bodybuilders was organized in Kubenka city (near Moscow, Russian Federation). To the position of the President was ellected an Olympic Weightlifting Champion JURIJ VLASOV (Олимпийский чемпион Юрий Власов).
In 1988 in Leningrad (Russian Federation) the first official „U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Cup“ Кубок С.С.С.Р. по культуризму») was held. The contest was recognized by the U.S.S.R. Government. National teams on many Socialist Countries participated at the event.
1988. U.S.S.R. FIRST OFFICIAL BODYBUILDING CUP.
The contest was held in the prestigeaus Leningrad City Palace „Oktiabrskij (дворец „Октябрьский», Ленинград). The delegates and the athletes lived in the superious hotels. The Champions of the first supported by the Government USSR Bodybuilding Cup pirmenybių («Кубок С.С.С.Р. по культуризму») were the known bodybuilders:
STANISLAV POLIAKOV (Станислав Поляков, Riga, Latvian SSR; trained by FELIKS SAJKOVSKIJ – Феликс Сайковский)
VALERIJ BOGDANOVIC (Валерий Богданович, Minsk, Belorussian SSR; prepared without a trainer)
SAULIUS MISEVICIUS (Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, prepared without a trainer)
VIKTORAS JUCYS (Klaipeda, Lithuanian SSR; trained by DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS).
The Over All Champion of the 1988 U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Cup was VIKTORAS JUCYS.
WHAT IS OFFICIAL RECOGNIZED FEDERATION. TRAINER OF CHAMPION.
During the last years appeared many “new federations” which fool sportsmen. No International organizations recognize them and their activities mean nothing to the sport. Basing on the former background Ministries of Sport of the former Communist Countries still finance national I.F.B.B. federations. Until bodybuilding sport due to the efforts of BOB HOFFMAN was ruled by the F.I.H.C. (F.I.H., Federation Internationale Halterophile) which is an I.O.C. (I.O.C., International Olympic Committee) member; until bodybuilding sport due to the efforts of WEIDER brothers JOE and BEN was ruled through the Membership in G.A.I.S.F. (“General Association of International Sports Federations”) – bodybuilding was a recognized and respected sport. Forget the official bodybuilding after during the last years I.F.B.B. two times was divided (2008, 2015). Only seeking money and fighting for profit is left. Last President of I.F.B.B. RAFAEL SANTONJA finally ruined the sport. In 2022 W.A.D.A. stopped working with I.F.B.B.. About other “federations” better to keep silence – it is only humor…
So, recognized and supported by the U.S.S.R. Ministry of Sport (“Госкомспорт С.С.С.Р.») the U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Federation organized the first official “U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Cup” in Leningrad (Russian Federation) in 1988. The U.S.S.R. Ministry of Sport presented respectable titles of the “U.S.S.R. Master of Sport” for the Winners of this contest and gave medals and diplomas for the trainers of the Champions. Among them was the trainer of the Over All Champion DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS. 
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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.


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WORLD AMATEUR RANKING LIST
(Since 1898, All Traditional Federations;
only first 50 places from over 10000 Athletes;
Counting only Official Recognized Contests;
Results presented after 2022 World Championships).
MEN
Competitor's Name, Country, Points, Place.
SCHWARCENEGGER ARNOLD USA-AUSTRIA 287 1
TAYLOR VINCE ANTHONY USA -GERMANY 286 2
JACKSON DEXTER USA 286 2
CUTLER JAY USA 285 3
PEARSON TONY USA 284 4
COLEMAN RONNIE USA 284 4
ROBINSON ROBBY USA 283 5
SARCEV MILOS USA -YUGOSLAVIA 282 6
RICHARDSON BILL UK 281 7
RHODEN SHAWN USA 281 7
CHARLES DARREM USA 280 8
CHRISTIAN MIKE USA 279 9
PASTEL THIERRY FRANCE 278 10
PHILLIPS TERRY UK 271 11
OLIVA SERGIO USA-CUBA 270 12
PEARSON TONY USA 270 12
LOVE RON USA 268 13
CLAIRMONTE CHARLES UK 266 14
DICKERSON CHRIS USA 264 15
DILLETT PAUL CANADA 264 15
SCHMIDT SONNY NEW ZEALAND 262 16
BANNOUT SAMIR LEBANON 261 17
ZANE FRANK USA 260 18
KAWAK EDUARDO FRANCE 260 18
COE BOYER USA 256 19
CITRONE JOHN UK 255 20
PAINE GEORGE USA 252 21
MALDONADO JOHNNY USA 252 21
HEATH PHIL USA 252 21
ANNUS OLEV ESTONIA-FINLAND 251 22
HANDLEY JAMES USA 249 23
GASPARI RICH USA 248 24
TINERINO DENNIS USA 247 25
KOSZEWSKI "ZABO" IRVIN USA 246 26
JOHNS DAVE USA 246 26
LABRADA LEE USA 244 27
CURRY BRANDON USA 244 27
LAWRENCE IAN SCOTLAND 242 28
GALLUCCI BOB USA 242 28
HANEY LEE USA 240 29
GRANT BILL USA 240 29
PARK REG UK 236 30
BIRDSONG BOB USA 236 30
WALLER KEN USA 235 31
BOOS JOHN USA 235 31
RAY SHAWN USA 234 32
LOPEZ ANIBAL USA 234 32
STRYDOM GARY USA 232 33
HALL KENNY USA 232 33
GIULLIANI EDDIE USA 232 33
DODD JOE USA 231 34
POOLE HAROLD USA 230 35
MAKKAWY MOHAMED EGYPT 230 35
FAUTZ CHARLES USA 230 35
PARIS BOB USA 229 36
COVINGTON KEN USA 229 36
BECKLES ALBERT UK 229 36
POLIAKOV STANISLAV LATVIA-ISRAEL 228 37
COLLRAS CHARLES USA 225 38
CORNEY ED USA 224 39
SANTIAGO ELMO USA 223 40
FULLER JOHNNY UK 223 40
ROSS CLANCY USA 222 41
GIULIANI EDDIE USA 221 42
PETERS DON USA 219 43
GULLIANI ED USA 219 43
PEACOCK ART USA 218 44
DE MEY BERRY HOLLAND 218 44
BROWN JOHN USA 218 44
GRYMKOWSKI PETE USA 217 45
BENAZIZA MOHAMMED ALGERIA-FRANCE 217 45
FREDERICK WARREN USA 213 46
BROWN LEON USA 213 46
DUBICKAS VINCAS LITHUANIA 212 47
RODRIGUEZ CARLOS USA-ARGENTINA 211 48
GUZMAN JOSE USA 211 48
DAYTON MICHAEL USA 211 48
HOLIC ANTON CZECHOSLOVAKIA 210 49
CALLENDER ROY CANADA 209 50.
 
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.


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2023. Celebrating fifty six years of the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation)  International Activities and confronting the coming New Year of 2023 -  Congratulating Words of the President W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International DSc. Edmundas Daubaras.
Dear Friends,
Closing the year of the 2022 we want to thank all of You for the huge work that was done. We have been working much and achieved good positive results in 2022 again. Today the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International Federation unites National Organizations of 140 countries, that represent all Continents.
Contemporary bodybuilding moves fastly. Many new organizations appear, many private businessmen are cheating bodybuilders and organize contests with „great names“. They have no history. They have no future. Nothing is official. No official Institutions recognize any of them. In 2022 W.A.D.A. (World Anti Doping Agency) refused to recognize the I.F.B.B. (international Federation of Body Builders). Now bodybuilding is only business and commerce. It has nothing to do with real sport.
The W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International steps into the 56-th year of it’s activities. Two years lasting COVID-19 and now the war in Ukraine complicated work of all fields of life. Sport too.  In 2022 W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International organized huge events in America, Asia and Europe. It was not easy but we did it:
-       The 23-d “Universe” contest, Ludhiana, India.
-       The 2022 International Congress and Press Conference, Ludhiana, India. The Congress was led by International President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS, Vice Presidents ANDREJ BASOV and Professor LALIT KUMAR SONI. Leaders of the India ruling political party were present at these events.
-       The Historic 55-th “Amber Prix International” and the 33-d World Championship, Klaipeda, Republic Lithuania.
-       In the beginning of July, 2022 during the Official Visit of the International President W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS to Poland the nearest future plans were discussed. In the beginning of September, 2022 the Official Meeting with the High Governmental Officials of the Republic Poland was planned. The Official Meeting took place on September 4, 2022 in City Bydgoszcz. At the meeting were present International President DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS, International Vice President Professor LALIT KUMAR SONI, Member Parliament Poland JAN SZOPINSKI (Jan Josef Szopinski), Vice Major City Bydgoszcz KAZIMIERZ DROZD, Mecenat JERZY GOTOWSKI  and a number of businessmen. At the Meeting important International questions were spoken over. Among them the 2023 Official Visit of the High Delegation Poland to India and the visit to the Headquarters United Nations. Also at the Meeting President W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS presented the International Honour Gold Medal to the Member Parliament Poland JAN SZOPINSKI.
Today the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. 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.
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.
In 2016 under the initiative of the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International the International Sport University (I.S.U., Tarptautinis sporto universitetas, Международный университет спорта; www.isuniversity.lt ) was established and registered in the European Union. Under the guidance of talanted administrators and scientists now it works succcessfully. In 2017 the I.S.U. became the Associated member of the U.N.E.S.C.O. organization at the U.N. (United Nations). Professor of four Universities VASILIJ BESPALENKO and Professor LALIT KUMAR SONI work  activelly at the International Sports University.
Some time ago the Chairman Parliament Republic Slovakia Mgr. Art. Andrej Hrciar sent his congratulating words to the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International and also he awarded the International President DSc. Edmundas Daubaras with the Honour Award of the Parliament Republic Slovakia. After several years we would like to remember that in 2012 in Vatican through His personal letter the Roman Pope Benedictus XVI (Benedetto XVI)  blessed the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International activities.
Representing World‘s Fitness and Bodybuilding Sport the W.F.F.-International and the W.B.B.F.-International are the only ones World Wide Officially Registered International Non Profit Sport Organizations that work well for our sport so long time. New ideas and tremendous work done for the International Sport make the W.F.F. and W.B.B.F. to be the today’s International Leaders in Bodybuilding and Fitness World Wide. We mean the Official Level. The W.F.F. and W.B.B.F. do not live yesterday’s life. We have lots of  new Global Bodybuilding Projects ahead.
W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. plans huge events in India, Thailand, Poland, Brasil and Lithuania in 2023. The work already goes on.
W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. seeks the recognition of bodybuilding sport as that was real during the „BOB HOFFMAN‘s“ times. In 2023 we plan colaboration with the U.N., U.N.E.S.C.O. and I.O.C. as well. We are sure to reach our goals uniting 140 contry-members and working together with various International Organizations.
HEALTH, SUCCESS, LUCK AND HAPPINESS IN 2023!!!
God bless all of us in our sincere pray!


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WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY.
1988. FIRST OFFICIAL U.S.S.R. BODYBUILDING CUP.
BACKGROUND.
We started working on the second part of the „World Bodybuilding Encyclopedia“ („Pasaulio kultūrizmo enciklopedija“, «Энциклопедия мирового культуризма»). The book will cover the time since 1973 until 1991. In 1973 the bodybuilding sport was prohibited and prosecuted in the Socialist Countries. In 1991 the Socialist System was ruined.
Looking from the point of view of the Communist regime about twenty years bodybuilding was on illegal position in the Socialist Countries. Being afraid many organizers and bodybuilders stopped the activities. Only two regular traditional contests were organized in the U.S.S.R.. That were the „Georg Tenno Memorial („Georgo Tenno Memorialas“, «Мемориал Георга Тенно», Tallinn, Estonian SSR, 1971 - 1989) and the „Amber Prix International“ („Gintarinis prizas“, «Янтарный приз», Klaipeda, Lithuanian SSR, 1968 - 2022). The organizer of the „Georg Tenno Memorial“ was INNAR MARDO (Иннар Мардо, 1946 – 2002) and the organizer of the organizer of the „Amber Prix“ was DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS. All other Socialist Countries did not organize the traditional International competitions. Later during the „MIKHAIL GORBACHOV Perestrojka“ (Перестройка) the U.S.S.R. Ministry of Sport (Goskomsport, Госкомспорт С.С.С.Р.) recognized the „Amber Prix International“ as the unofficial U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Championship. Then the U.S.S.R. Ministry of Sport started presenting to the Champions of the „Amber Prix International“ the honourable titles of the „U.S.S.R. Sport Master“Мастер спорта С.С.С.Р.).
To set the official U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Federation in 1987 the U.S.S.R. Congress of bodybuilders was organized in Kubenka city (near Moscow, Russian Federation). To the position of the President was elected an Olympic Weightlifting Champion JURIJ VLASOV (Олимпийский чемпион Юрий Власов).
In 1988 in Leningrad (Russian Federation) the first official „U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Cup“ Кубок С.С.С.Р. по культуризму») was held. The contest was recognized by the U.S.S.R. Government. National teams on many Socialist Countries participated at the event.
1988. U.S.S.R. FIRST OFFICIAL BODYBUILDING CUP.
The contest was held in the prestigeous Leningrad City Palace „Oktiabrskij (дворец „Октябрьский», Ленинград). The delegates and the athletes lived in the superious hotels. The Champions of the first supported by the Government „U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Cup“ («Кубок С.С.С.Р. по культуризму») were the known bodybuilders:
STANISLAV POLIAKOV (Станислав Поляков, Riga, Latvian SSR; trained by FELIKS SAJKOVSKIJ – Феликс Сайковский)
VALERIJ BOGDANOVIC (Валерий Богданович, Minsk, Belorussian SSR; prepared without a trainer)
SAULIUS MISEVICIUS (Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, prepared without a trainer)
VIKTORAS JUCYS (Klaipeda, Lithuanian SSR; trained by DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS).
The Over All Champion of the 1988 U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Cup was VIKTORAS JUCYS.
WHAT IS OFFICIAL RECOGNIZED FEDERATION. TRAINER OF CHAMPION.
During the last years appeared many “new federations” which fool sportsmen. No International organizations recognize them and their activities mean nothing to the sport. Basing on the former background Ministries of Sport of the former Communist Countries still finance national I.F.B.B. federations. Until bodybuilding sport due to the efforts of BOB HOFFMAN was ruled by the F.I.H.C. (F.I.H., Federation Internationale Halterophile) which is an I.O.C. (I.O.C., International Olympic Committee) member; until bodybuilding sport due to the efforts of WEIDER brothers JOE and BEN was ruled through the Membership in G.A.I.S.F. (“General Association of International Sports Federations”) – bodybuilding was a recognized and respected sport. Forget the official bodybuilding after during the last years I.F.B.B. two times was divided (2008, 2015). Only seeking money and fighting for profit is left. Last President of I.F.B.B. RAFAEL SANTONJA finally ruined the sport. In 2022 W.A.D.A. stopped working with I.F.B.B.. About other “federations” better to keep silence – it is only humor…
So, recognized and supported by the U.S.S.R. Ministry of Sport (“Госкомспорт С.С.С.Р.») the U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Federation organized the first official “U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Cup” in Leningrad (Russian Federation) in 1988. The U.S.S.R. Ministry of Sport presented respectable titles of the “U.S.S.R. Master of Sport” for the Winners of this contest and gave medals and diplomas for the trainers of the Champions. Among them was the trainer of the Over All Champion DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS. 
KALINAUSKAS MAKES PROBLEMS FOR BODYBUILDERS AGAIN.
All Champions of the first “U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Cup” were included to the U.S.S.R. National Team. Two bodybuilders of the Lithuanian SSR were among them. That were VIKTORAS JUCYS and SAULIUS MISEVICIUS. The team had to participate at the I.F.B.B. World Championship in Australia. Everybody had to receive special “foreign” passports and Australia visas. The U.S.S.R. National Team was led by the delegation of officials. The General Secretary of the U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Federation ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS (Романас Калинаускас) was not included to the delegation to Australia. He was responsible to prepare “foreign passports” and Australia visas for the Lithuanian bodybuilders. ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS was angry about being not included to the delegation to Australia. He stopped the passports of VIKTORAS JUCYS and SAULIUS MISEVICIUS. Bodybuilders arrived to the airport and waited for the passports. The passports did not come…
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WORLD BODYBUILDING HISTORY.
WORLD FITNESS FEDERATION
(W.F.F. - International)
WORLD BODYBUILDING FEDERATION
(W.B.B.F. - International)
WORLD AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
OVER ALL WINNERS
(1990-2022)

MEN
Year, Competitor's Name, Country.
2022 VILIUS PRANCKEVICIUS, LITHUANIA

2021 ARTUR KAMIENIAK, POLAND
2020 ROMAN POLSHIN, ESTONIA
2019 ARKADIUSZ DEMIDOWICZ, POLAND
2018 TOLGA MURAT BALIKCI, TURKEY
2017 MAROS KANASZ, SLOVAKIA
2016 FARREIRA GLAYSON SOUTO, BRAZIL
2015 MAROS KANASZ, SLOVAKIA
2014 NIKOLAJ VOROBJOV, RUSSIA
2013 MOSTAFA GOLMIRZA ESKANDARI, IRAN
2012 NIKOLAJ VOROBJOV, RUSSIA
2011 ALI IMANI, IRAN
2010 ALEKSANDR SEVCOV, ESTONIA
2009 ALEKSANDR ANASKIN, RUSSIA
2008 WOJCIECH NADOLSKI, POLAND
2007 ROMAN DUBOVICKIJ, RUSSIA
2006 ANTONIO OSTA, URUGUAY
2005 ALEKSANDR BALDIN, RUSSIA
2004 KONSTANTIN ZACHAROV, RUSSIA
2003 ALEKSANDR TUMASEVIC, RUSSIA
2002 FRANCO CARLOTTO, SWITZERLAND
2001 MINDAUGAS KVASYS, LITHUANIA
2000 MASSIMO MONACO, ITALY
1999 FRANCO CARLOTTO, SWITZERLAND
1998 JURGEN KOCH, GERMANY
1997 JURGEN KOCH, GERMANY
1996 JAN BOLKEN, GERMANY
1995 HOLGER DANNHEIM, GERMANY
1994 DIRK KARREGARN, GERMANY
1993 KLAUS MARTIN, GERMANY
1992 MURAT AIBBYAK, TURKEY
1991 REINER GORBRACHT, GERMANY
1990 VOLKER FORTSCH, GERMANY

WOMEN
YEAR, COMPETITOR'S NAME, COUNTRY.
2022 ANNA SOBOLEWSKA KUCHARSKA, POLAND

2021 LAURA SIUGALE, LATVIA
2020  HANNA KRISTINA SKITTA, FINLAND
2019 HOLLIE JADE FEENEY, UK
2018 HANNA KRISTINA SKITTA, FINLAND
2017 ALEKSANDRA ANTIPOVA, RUSSIA
2016 YAMILA TOLEDO, ARGENTINA
2015 LIUDMILA SENCIUGOVA, RUSSIA
2014 JELENA KURSANOVA, RUSSIA
2013 MARIA SOL FARINELLI, ARGENTINA
2012 DALVANIZA AQUINO, BRAZIL
2011 CRECKY CHAVES, BRAZIL
2010 LIUDMILA KOLESNIKOVA, RUSSIA
2009 LIUDMILA KOLESNIKOVA, RUSSIA
2008 JOLANTA MILERIUTE, LITHUANIA
2007 IRINA RIABOVA, RUSSIA
2006 ROSALIA DUTRA DE CAMPOS, ARGENTINA
2005 RACHEL KAUPPILA, FINLAND
2004 MARINA BURINSKAJA, LATVIA
2003 MARIE PIERRE DOMINIQUE RIPERT, FRANCE
2002 IRINA ZINCENKO, RUSSIA
2001 SVETLANA PUGACHEVA, RUSSIA
2000 MARIA KONSTANTINIDOU, GREECE
1999 TINA PUSH, GERMANY
1998 CLAUDIA MACHMOR, GERMANY
1997 EDITA DAUBARAITE, LITHUANIA
1996 DANIELA HARIC, CROATIA
1995 ALEXANDRA BAUMANN, GERMANY
1994 MANUELA NOUGEBAUER, GERMANY
1993 SANDRA BAUERTLE, GERMANY
1992 MANUELA FRANC, GERMANY
1991 SABINE WEEKE, GERMANY
1990 BETTINA BINDER, GERMANY

Chairman W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International Judges Council Edita Sendriene

 
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2023. NEWS INTERNATIONAL.
W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. PAKISTAN.
Today W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation) International Headquarters received information from Pakistan. President W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Pakistan ALOUDIN BHATI informed about the 2023 Pakistan W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Youth Championship that was held in January, 2023.
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WORLD BODYBUILDING ENCYCLOPEDIA.
1987 INTERNATIONAL CONTEST „WHITE NIGHTS“.
Preparing the 2-d book of the „World Bodybuilding Encyclopedia“ (Энциклопедия всемирного культуризма») we will publish some separate historical articles of that time (1973 – 1991).
To participate as a guest at the 1986 historic „Amber Prix International“ («Янтарный приз», “Gintarinis prizas”, 1968 – 2022, Klaipeda, Republic Lithuania) DSC. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS (Др. Эдмундас Даубарас) invited from Leningrad (Russian Federation) a former famous U.S.S.R. bodybuilder VLADIMIR DUBININ (Владимир Дубинин). After loosing at the 1974 „Georg Tenno Memorial“ («Мемориал Георга Тенно», 1971 – 1989, Tallinn, Estinian SSR) VLADIMIR DUBININ stopped participating at competitions and did not appear at the International events. When the 1986 „Amber Prix International“ ended the VIP International bodybuilding persons came together to the appartments of DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS in Klaipeda. The reason was to discuss the plans of the future development of bodybuilding sport in the U.S.S.R. and Socialist Countries and to start the new U.S.S.R. Bodybuildin Federation. At the meeting participated: a well known U.S.S.R. bodybuilder VLADIMIR DUBININ, since 1975 representing Russian Federation at the International events VLADIMIR SUBOV (Владимир Шубов, Moscow), 1985-1986 International contest organizer in Ukraine ARKADIJ KASANSKIJ (Аркадий Кашанский, Charkov, Ukrainian SSR) and the historic „Amber Prix“ organizer DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS. At that time DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was the only one among the U.S.S.R. bodybuilding leadres who perfectly knew several foreign languages. Also foreign situation was discussed as DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was in touch with the I.F.B.B. (International Federation of Body Builders) President BEN WEIDER, the  W.A.B.B.A. (World Amateur Body Building Association) President SERGE NUBRET (Serge Nubret) and the N.A.B.B.A. (National Amateur Body Building Association) President OSCAR HEIDENSTAM.  
Note: during the prohibition of bodybuilding in the U.S.S.R. and Socialist Countries the „Amber Prix International“ was the only one regularly organized International Bodybuilding competition in the Socalist World. Later the U.S.S.R. Ministry of Sport (U.S.S.R. Goskomsport, Госкомспорт С.С.С.Р.) recognized the „Amber Prix“ as the „unofficial U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Championship“ (неофициальный чемпионат С.С.С.Р. по культуризму) and started presenting to the „Amber Prix“ Champions the title of the „U.S.S.R. Sport Master“ («Мастер спорта С.С.С.Р).
At the 1986 International meeting in Klaipeda participants discussed the starting of the new U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Federation“Федерация С.С.С.Р. по культуризму»). VLADIMIR DUBININ preposed the organize in Leningrad the International „White nights“ contest along with the „Amber Prix International“ and „Georg Tenno Memorial“.
„WHITE HIGHTS“.
In 1987 VLADIMIR DUBININ organized the International „White Nights“ competition as it was decided in Klaipeda. The contest was held at the still prestigeous in Russia  „Leningrad Palace Oktiabrskij“ («Дворец Октябрьский»). Bodubuilders of various U.S.S.R. republics participated at the event. The Category Winners were NIKOLAJ MALYSEV (Николай Малышев,  Russian Federation), PAVEL KOSENKO (Павел Косенко, Estonian SSR), BORIS RAJEV (Борис Раев, Leningrad, Russian Federation), the pupil of Dr. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS bodybuilder VIKTORAS JUCYS (Викторас Юцис, Klaipeda, Lithuanian SSR). The title of the Over All „White Nights“ Champion went to VIKTORAS JUCYS.
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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 55 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 to 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“ («Мемориал Георга Тенно», Tallinn, Estonian SSR, organized Innar Mardo, Иннар Мардо)
1975 I.F.B.B. Europe Championship (Amsterdam, Holland. Peter Stach from Czechoslovakia had broken the „Iron Wall“ and 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).
We will speak about each of the mentioned events and explain the essence. Only due to them our sport looks as it looks now.
1974. “GEORG TENNO MEMORIAL”. BEGINNING.
Due to political reasons after 1971 bodybuilding in Socialist Countries was in problems. Finally in 1973 bodybuilding sport was prohibited in the U.S.S.R. and all Socialist Countries. Bodybuilding activities were prosecuted. The press was full of negative articles about bodybuilding.
Competitions were not organized at that time. But there were some exceptions.
Representative of the Estonian SSR INNAR MARDO (Иннар Мардо, 1946 – 2002) and his friends started pressing the polititians of the Estonian SSR.  They presented bodybuilding as a national kind of sport in Estonian SSR. They spoke about old Estonian traditions in power sports, strongmen and wrestling. All remembered such known Estonian sport persons as GEORG LURICH (Георг Лурих, 1876 - 1920), GEORG HACKENSCHMIDT  (Георг Гаккеншмидт, 1878 – 1968), Olympic Champion KRISTIAN PALUSALU  (Kristian Trossmann, Кристиан Палусалу, 1908 – 1987).  Estonian GEORG TENNO(Георг Тенно, 1911 - 1967)  for long years on was working at the high sport offices of the U.S.S.R.. This was in 1971 when Estonians started organizing in Tallinn the International „Georg Tenno Memorial“ («Мемориал Георга Тенно», 1971 – 1989) competition. The contest was nearly on regular basis and local governments somehow supported it.
Similar to Estonians did the bodybuilders of Czechslovakia. To hide the real bodybuilding basis they added a number of power exercises in their contests.
In Lithuania competitions were held underground and without public. In 1974 DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS organized the fourth historic „Amber Prix International“ („Gintarinis prizas“, «Янтарный приз», 1968 – 2022, Klaipeda, Lithuanian Republic). It was held in a city bomb shelter. After this the „Amber Prix“ was organized regularly. In 1976 the International Competition was held in Kalinin (Tver, Russian Federation). The Contest was done in a small city gym. In 1977 an International Contest was organized in a small Lithuanian SSR city Kedainiai and it was held in a small gym too. Lithuanians as well as bodybuilders of other Socialist Countries were hiding the bodybuilding with the power exercises.
In 1974 the „Georg Tenno Memorial“ was the only one bodybuilding contest in the U.S.S.R. which was supported by the Estonian Government. Though the U.S.S.R. polititians were prohibiting to do this. 
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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. Peter Stach from Czechoslovakia had broken the „Iron Wall“ and 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.
1974. “GEORG TENNO MEMORIAL”. BEGINNING.
Due to political reasons after 1971 bodybuilding in Socialist Countries was in problems. Finally in 1973 bodybuilding sport was prohibited in the U.S.S.R. and all Socialist Countries. Bodybuilding activities were prosecuted. The press was full of negative articles about bodybuilding.
Competitions were not organized at that time. But there were some exceptions.
A representative of the Estonian SSR INNAR MARDO (Иннар Мардо, 1946 – 2002) and his friends started pressing the polititians of the Estonian SSR.  They presented bodybuilding as a national kind of sport in Estonian SSR. They spoke about old Estonian traditions in power sports, strongmen and wrestling. All remembered such known Estonian sport persons as GEORG LURICH (Георг Лурих, 1876 - 1920), GEORG HACKENSCHMIDT  (Георг Гаккеншмидт, 1878 – 1968), Olympic Champion KRISTIAN PALUSALU  (Kristian Trossmann, Кристиан Палусалу, 1908 – 1987).  Estonian GEORG TENNO(Георг Тенно, 1911 - 1967)  for long years on was working at the high sport offices of the U.S.S.R.. This was in 1971 when Estonians started organizing in Tallinn the International „Georg Tenno Memorial“ («Мемориал Георга Тенно», 1971 – 1989) competition. The contest was nearly on regular basis and local governments somehow supported it.
Similar to Estonians did the bodybuilders of Czechslovakia. To hide the real bodybuilding basis they added a number of power exercises in their contests.
In Lithuania competitions were held underground and without public. In 1974 DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS organized the fourth historic „Amber Prix International“ („Gintarinis prizas“, «Янтарный приз», 1968 – 2022, Klaipeda, Lithuanian Republic). It was held in a city bomb shelter. After this the „Amber Prix“ was organized regularly. In 1976 the International Competition was held in Kalinin (Tver, Russian Federation). The Contest was done in a small city gym. In 1977 an International Contest was organized in a small Lithuanian SSR city Kedainiai and it was held in a small gym too. Lithuanians as well as bodybuilders of other Socialist Countries were hiding the bodybuilding with the power exercises.
In 1974 in Estonian SSR the „Georg Tenno Memorial“ was the only one bodybuilding contest in the U.S.S.R. which was more or less supported by the Government. Though the U.S.S.R. polititians were prohibiting to do this.
4-th „GEORG TENNO MEMORIAL“ BRAKED PROHIBITION OF BODYBUILDING.
 
Who can imagine the idea to organize an International Bodybuilding Contest when bodybuilding was prohibited in the U.S.S.R. and in all Socialist Countries? When the Governments announced the prohibition of bodybuilding the competitions were stopped everywhere. The participants of the 4-th „Georg Tenno Memorial“ had risk to be punnished but they dared to particpate in Estonia anyhow. This way the 4-th „Georg Tenno Memorial“ was a serious polittical step.
In 1974 among the possible winners of the contest was the 1971 – 1972 Over All Champion of the „Georg Tenno Memorial“  Russian VLADIMIR DUBININ (Владимир Дубинин). Nevertheless the Estonians were making a surprise with OLEV ANNUS (Олев Аннус) for everybody. Lithuanians kept silence. After serving in the army among the participants was a former National Champion of the Lithuanian SSR and the winner of the 1971 International Contest PRANAS MURAUSKAS (Пранас Мураускас). He represented a famous historical „Vilnius Bodybuilding School“ («Вильнюсская школа культуризма»). VLADIMIR DUBININ laughed at PRANAS MURAUSKAS when somebody showed him this bodybuilder. PRANAS MURAUSKAS weighed 37 kilograms less than VLADIMIR DUBININ.
The results of the the 4-th „Georg Tenno Memorial“:
1-st Junior Category
1.    MISIURA ARVYDAS (Lithuanian SSR, Vilnius)
2.    KIRSUPUU PEEP (Estonian SSR)
3.    OTSUS INDREK (Estonian SSR)
2-d Junior Category
1.    BEREZOVSKY SEMION (Семён Березовский, Lithuanian SSR, Vilnius)
2.    SALAVEJUS GINTAUTAS (Lithuanian SSR)
3.    ARRO ARNE (Estonian SSR)
Men‘s Categories
Category Short
1.    GORELIK JEVGENIJ (Gorelik Eugene, Евгений Горелик, Lithuanian SSR, Vilnius)
2.    KURGPOLD ULO (Estonian SSR)
3.    TOLSTYCH SERGEJ (Сергей Толстых, Russian Federation)
  Category Middle
1.    MURAUSKAS PRANAS (Lithuanian SSR, Vilnius)
2.    LOBAČIOV JURIJ (Юрий Лобачёв, Russian Federation)
3.    ŽURENKO JURIJ (Юрий Журенко, Lithuanian SSR, Vilnius)
Category High
1.    ANNUS OLEV (Estonian SSR)
2.    DUBININ VLADIMIR (Russian Federation)
3.    DUDIN SERGEJ (Сергей Дудин, Russian Federation).
The Over All Winners of the 4-th „Georg Tenno Memorial“ were SEMION BEREZOVSKY and PRANAS MURAUSKAS. Except OLEV ANNUS all category Winners were representing „Vilnius Bodybuilding School“ («Вильнюсская школа культуризма»). The Chairmen and Trainers of this „school“ were the Legend of Bodybuilding CZESLAV TAMULEWISZ (Чеслав Тамулевич, Ceslav Tamulevic) and VITALIJ ASOVSKIJ (Виталий Асовский). The main bodybuilding person of the Estonian SSR INNAR MARDO (1946 – 2002)  organized the publications about the competition in the „Western“ bodybuilding press. He did it hrough his personal friends in Finland. For long time the pictures of PRANAS MURAUSKAS were in the pages of many World Bodybuilding Magazines.
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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. Peter Stach from Czechoslovakia had broken the „Iron Wall“ and 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.
1974. “GEORG TENNO MEMORIAL”. BEGINNING.
Due to political reasons after 1971 bodybuilding in Socialist Countries was in problems. Finally in 1973 bodybuilding sport was prohibited in the U.S.S.R. and all Socialist Countries. Bodybuilding activities were prosecuted. The press was full of negative articles about bodybuilding.
Competitions were not organized at that time. But there were some exceptions.
A representative of the Estonian SSR INNAR MARDO (Иннар Мардо, 1946 – 2002) and his friends started pressing the polititians of the Estonian SSR.  They presented bodybuilding as a national kind of sport in Estonian SSR. They spoke about old Estonian traditions in power sports, strongmen and wrestling. All remembered such known Estonian sport persons as GEORG LURICH (Георг Лурих, 1876 - 1920), GEORG HACKENSCHMIDT  (Георг Гаккеншмидт, 1878 – 1968), Olympic Champion KRISTIAN PALUSALU  (Kristian Trossmann, Кристиан Палусалу, 1908 – 1987).  Estonian GEORG TENNO(Георг Тенно, 1911 - 1967)  for long years on was working at the high sport offices of the U.S.S.R.. This was in 1971 when Estonians started organizing in Tallinn the International „Georg Tenno Memorial“ («Мемориал Георга Тенно», 1971 – 1989) competition. The contest was nearly on regular basis and local governments somehow supported it.
Similar to Estonians did the bodybuilders of Czechslovakia. To hide the real bodybuilding basis they added a number of power exercises in their contests.
In Lithuania competitions were held underground and without public. In 1974 DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS organized the fourth historic „Amber Prix International“ („Gintarinis prizas“, «Янтарный приз», 1968 – 2022, Klaipeda, Lithuanian Republic). It was held in a city bomb shelter. After this the „Amber Prix“ was organized regularly. In 1976 the International Competition was held in Kalinin (Tver, Russian Federation). The Contest was done in a small city gym. In 1977 an International Contest was organized in a small Lithuanian SSR city Kedainiai and it was held in a small gym too. Lithuanians as well as bodybuilders of other Socialist Countries were hiding the bodybuilding with the power exercises.
In 1974 in Estonian SSR the „Georg Tenno Memorial“ was the only one bodybuilding contest in the U.S.S.R. which was more or less supported by the Government. Though the U.S.S.R. polititians were prohibiting to do this.
4-th „GEORG TENNO MEMORIAL“ BRAKED PROHIBITION OF BODYBUILDING.
 
Who can imagine the idea to organize an International Bodybuilding Contest when bodybuilding was prohibited in the U.S.S.R. and in all Socialist Countries? When the Governments announced the prohibition of bodybuilding the competitions were stopped everywhere. The participants of the 4-th „Georg Tenno Memorial“ had risk to be punnished but they dared to particpate in Estonia anyhow. This way the 4-th „Georg Tenno Memorial“ was a serious polittical step.
In 1974 among the possible winners of the contest was the 1971 – 1972 Over All Champion of the „Georg Tenno Memorial“  Russian VLADIMIR DUBININ (Владимир Дубинин). Nevertheless the Estonians were making a surprise with OLEV ANNUS (Олев Аннус) for everybody. Lithuanians kept silence. After serving in the army among the participants was a former National Champion of the Lithuanian SSR and the winner of the 1971 International Contest PRANAS MURAUSKAS (Пранас Мураускас). He represented a famous historical „Vilnius Bodybuilding School“ («Вильнюсская школа культуризма»). VLADIMIR DUBININ laughed at PRANAS MURAUSKAS when somebody showed him this bodybuilder. PRANAS MURAUSKAS weighed 37 kilograms less than VLADIMIR DUBININ.
The results of the the 4-th „Georg Tenno Memorial“:
1-st Junior Category
1.    MISIURA ARVYDAS (Lithuanian SSR, Vilnius)
2.    KIRSUPUU PEEP (Estonian SSR)
3.    OTSUS INDREK (Estonian SSR)
2-d Junior Category
1.    BEREZOVSKY SEMION (Семён Березовский, Lithuanian SSR, Vilnius)
2.    SALAVEJUS GINTAUTAS (Lithuanian SSR)
3.    ARRO ARNE (Estonian SSR)
Men‘s Categories
Category Short
1.    GORELIK JEVGENIJ (Gorelik Eugene, Евгений Горелик, Lithuanian SSR, Vilnius)
2.    KURGPOLD ULO (Estonian SSR)
3.    TOLSTYCH SERGEJ (Сергей Толстых, Russian Federation)
  Category Middle
1.    MURAUSKAS PRANAS (Lithuanian SSR, Vilnius)
2.    LOBAČIOV JURIJ (Юрий Лобачёв, Russian Federation)
3.    ŽURENKO JURIJ (Юрий Журенко, Lithuanian SSR, Vilnius)
Category High
1.    ANNUS OLEV (Estonian SSR)
2.    DUBININ VLADIMIR (Russian Federation)
3.    DUDIN SERGEJ (Сергей Дудин, Russian Federation).
The Over All Winners of the 4-th „Georg Tenno Memorial“ were SEMION BEREZOVSKY and PRANAS MURAUSKAS. Except OLEV ANNUS all category Winners were representing „Vilnius Bodybuilding School“ («Вильнюсская школа культуризма»). The Chairmen and Trainers of this „school“ were the Legend of Bodybuilding CZESLAV TAMULEWISZ (Чеслав Тамулевич, Ceslav Tamulevic) and VITALIJ ASOVSKIJ (Виталий Асовский). The main bodybuilding person of the Estonian SSR INNAR MARDO (1946 – 2002)  organized the publications about the competition in the „Western“ bodybuilding press. He did it through his personal friends in Finland. For long time the pictures of PRANAS MURAUSKAS were in the pages of many World Bodybuilding Magazines.
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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.


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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.
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).
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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.


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«GEORG TENNO MEMORIALS».
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.
“GEORG TENNO MEMORIALS”.
Working on the second book of the “World Bodybuilding Encyclopedia” it came to our mind to underline the “Georg Tenno Memorial” («Мемориал Георга Тенно», 1971 – 1989, Tallinn, Estonian SSR) contest. There are many reasons and among them these:
-       When bodybuilding sport in 1973 was prohibited in the U.S.S.R. and Socialist Countries – the “Georg Tenno Memorial” and the “Amber Prix International” (“Gintarinis prizas”, «Янтарный приз», 1968 – 2002, Klaipeda, Republic Lithuania, Organizer DSc. Edmundas Daubaras) were the only ones regular International competitions in the Socialist World. That was and still is a part of the World bodybuilding history.
-       The “Georg Tenno Memorial” was organized by the “Heart of Estonia Bodybuilding” INNAR MARDO (Иннар Мардо, 1946 – 2002). Since 1998 until his death he was the president of the National W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. federation.
-       In 1987 DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS for several months was working in Tallinn. INNAR MARDO was ill. Then DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS (Др. Эдмундас Даубарас) and Estonian INDREK OTSUS (Индрек Отсус) organized the 1987 “Georg Tenno Memorial”.
-       Since the first “Georg Tenno Memorial” and „Amber Prix International“ best bodybuilders of the U.S.S.R. participated at these competitions. For them that was the only one chance to “go to another country regularly” at that time.
Step by step we will write the stories about each of the “Georg Tenno Memorial”. Also we will touch International happenings that were connected with the “Georg Tenno Memorial”.
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.


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