It looks like battles at the 2017 Olympia Weekend are not only on the stage but off the stage as well – as it’s been reported that the IFBB International (not Jim Manion’s IFBB pro) has suspended the NPC.
According to the report during the 2017 Amateur Olympia that was held in Las Vegas this week, the IFBB refused to let their judges take part in the event. Apparently due to the fact that the NPC were insisting that their judges take control of the event.
A letter was released to the public by the CSFF (South American Confederation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) – NPC judges do not have the same qualifications as international IFBB International judges as NPC judges do not have an international card.
Because of this reveal, the IFBB have pulled their judges out, it was also revealed that the IFBB judges went to the show with their respective athletes not wearing their IFBB uniforms. The CSFF asked the IFBB to take action against the NPC.
IFBB took notice, a press release was issued by the IFBB stating that the NPC are suspended temporarily for the events that occurred at the Olympia Weekend in Vegas between the 13-14 September 2017.
We are not sure what this mean moving forward? The questions need to be answered:
Is IFBB International separating from the NPC?
Just a fight for power between various federations.
Could this be a reaction after AMI managed to acquire 100% control over the Olympia?
Did the President of the IFBB, Rafael Santonja and his delegation make the trip to the 2017 Olympia Weekend?
Will Europe have their own Pro League?
Well, it’s hard to tell at the moment, but we’ll all need to keep a close eye on what happens next to find out.