Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted
Sport: Body Building
Inducted: 1992
Country: USA/Canada
Born: February 1, 1924, in Montreal, Canada
Died: October 17, 2008

Ben Weider is president of the International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB). He and his brother, Joe Weider, founded the IFBB in 1946 in Montreal, Canada, in order to unify, control, and coordinate the sport of bodybuilding throughout the world.

As a member of the General Association of International Sports Federations since 1969, Weider’s IFBB represents 168 countries in the area of physical culture and bodybuilding. Among its many activities, the IFBB provides research to national Olympic committees, international sports federations, and the International Federation of Sports Medicine.

Since 1946, the World Amateur Bodybuilding championships have been sanctioned by the IFBB. In support of youth fitness programs and sports research worldwide, Weider has contributed state-of-the-art training gymnasia to many countries, including Canada, Germany, Israel, Lebanon, the People’s Republic of China, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and the
United States.

Honored throughout the world for his dedicated service, Weider is a recipient of the Order of Canada and was a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. In November 1996, he was inducted into the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame.
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