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Persekutuan Bina Badan Malaysia
Ahli Jawatankuasa Baru Bagi Tempoh 2001 Hingga 2003
Suite No. 8, Tingkat 1, Wisma OCM
Jalan Hang Jebat, 50150 Kuala Lumpur
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The earliest bodybuilding activity in Malaysia is believed to have started in Penang, when the Penang Health Culture League was formed in 1912 for the promotion of health culture or fitness through weight-training. However, the history of bodybuilding where modern competitions are concerned could be traced back to the early fifties, where state associations, namely Kedah, Penang, Selangor, Malacca and Johor played an active role in promoting weight-lifting and bodybuilding activities including organizaing bodybuilding contests in their respective states.

All this while bodybuilding has always come under the banner of weightlifting but in 1968 at the Mexico Olympics the International Weightlifting Federation made an important decision to separate bodybuilding from weightlifting. Thus, bodybuilding from that time onwards came to be recognized as a sport on its own, and in the following year, on 20 April, 1969 five states, namely Kedah, Penang, Selangor, Malacca and Sabah took the initiative to form the national controlling body for the sport of bodybuilding, the Malaysian Bodybuilding Federation or MBBF in short.

The newly-formed national federation then became affiliated with the Olympic Council of Malaysia, the Asian Bodybuilding Federation (ABBF) and the International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB). In 1998 during the First Commonwealth Bodybuilding Championship in Malacca, Malaysia proposed the formation of the Commonwealth Bodybuilding Federation (CWBBF) which was fully agreed by all the Commonwealth countries' delegates present, and our Chairman, YB Datuk Wira Gan Boon Leong was unanimously elected President.

Presently, the federation has 15 affiliates and they are: Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, Johor, Terengganu, Pahang, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah, Sarawak, Angkatan Tentera Malaysia Sports Council and the Polis DiRaja Malaysia Sports Council. Only the state of Kelantan is not affiliated with the national body but plans are underway to have a state controlling body formed in that state and eventually it will come under the fold of the MBBF.




Upcoming Events

- [3-7 Dec.] 57th World Amateur Bodybuilding Championship