Kia Orana, Kia ora!
I hope that this email
finds you all in good health.
On behalf of the South
Pacific Bodybuilding Federation I am pleased to bring
you this update.
of Fame - Warren Langman
I am thrilled to inform
you all that Warren Langman, who was the Founder
and now Honorary Life President of the South
Pacific Bodybuilding Federation (1st IFBB Vice
President South Pacific) has just this week
been inducted into the "IFBB Hall of Fame" by IFBB President
Dr Ben Weider and a senior IFBB panel.
Warren is the only
official from this part of the globe to be awarded this
recognition and he is most deserving of this recognition
having given more then 35 years of service as an official
loyal to the IFBB.
Thanks to Warren's
efforts to establish the South Pacific Bodybuilding Federation
we enjoy ourindependence to host
annual events including valuable affiliation to
the South Pacific Games Council which is most important.
(The 1st South Pacific Championships was held in Rarotonga
Look for a special
feature/tribute in a future issue of Flex Magazine.
Pacific Bodybuilding Championships Papeete, Tahiti 20th -
23rd October 2005
It is pleasing
to advise that there will be confirmed entries
of more then 40 competitors for this years championships
in Tahiti (including couples).
This excludes entries
yet to be advised/confirmed by Guam, Fiji, Norfolk, Vanuatu,
My sincere thanks to
Christian Pothier and Oscar Dexter and all members of
the Tahitian organising committee
for their efforts to plan the hosting of this major South
"Member countries" -
please be sure to send to me a copy of your entry form
with names of athletes/officials
host status for 2006 South Pacific Bodybuilding Championships
It is very pleasing to confirm that PNG have submitted a very good proposal
to secure host rights for the 2006 South
Pacific Bodybuilding Championships. Note that they have also paid a deposit to secure this event,
so that it can be ratified at the SPBBF congress this October in Tahiti.
Given that PNG have never hosted a South Pacific Championships event previously,
we are of course thrilled that
they (with valuable NOC support) are willing to take the step up as this will
be a great boost for the
sport in their country.
Rest assured I will be assisting PNG with all necessary planning
in respect of this event.
New Caledonia - confirmed
to host 2011 South Pacific Games
Many of you will already
be aware that New Caledonia (NOC) have
secured the host rights for the 2011 (South)
We are especially thrilled that our beloved sport (Bodybuilding) has been
confirmed as one of the participating sports
for this great event. Many good people made this possible for our sport
- thank you.
Host country options
Given that Samoa are
hosting the 2007 South Pacific Games, I encourage
all our member countries to consider the opportunity
to host the 2008 South Pacific Bodybuilding Championships.
More especially I
encourage Fiji, Guam, Tonga, The Cook Islands or Norfolk
to consider this unique opportunity. This event
can facilitate rapid development of the sport on a national
scale and aside from facilitating the
wider promotion of health and fitness and other
economic benefits, we (SPBBF) are well placed to
provide assistance with dietary and training programmes
for your athletes.
If I can assist any
of you with the pre-planning needed to consider becoming
a host country including any of the important
lobby activity, please don't hesitate to contact
Men's World Championships & IFBB
Congress - Shanghai, China 24th - 28th
We are not yet sure
how many of our South Pacific athletes are intending
to participate at this years Men's World Champs
in Shanghai. Last year in Russia we had athletes
from the Cook Islands, Samoa and Tahiti take part.
Please confirm if you have athletes that are attending
this year in China. There is a link to the official
website just go to www.ifbb.com home
page and scroll down.
Thank you for your continuing interest and support of the SPBBF. Looking forward to seeing many of you
in Tahiti soon.
Please keep us informed
of your activities.
Yours in sport