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2014 Mr ZIMBABWE d

Posted on October 21st, 2014
Champion Mbewe 2 years in a row Mr Zimbabwe
 
THE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS REVISITED “ MR AND MS ZIMBABWE 2014 ANALYSIS”

Champion Chienderamwano is now at par with Vaughn Carl who conquered Zimbabwe in 1997 and 1998 and Walter Munyikwa who won the big one in 2004 and 2005. He has won his second title in only his second attempt. He should be respected; otherwise the bodybuilding fraternity will not take us seriously if we fail to honour such an achievement. I agree with analysts who believe that Champion must work on his back and why should I question anyone who is concerned with the Zimbabwe champion's calves but that is not good enough to doubt his ability to do damage on stage. After all Dexter Jackson won 2008 Mr Olympia with below average calves.

Blessing Samaringa returned to the podium with a bang while Manyamana vindicated me by winning the lightweights. Vincent Kandiyero did the obvious by winning the light heavyweights thanks to lack of deeper separations in Ndumiso Dhlodhlo's physique who I believe should try and travel earlier so that he gets enough rest. While Vincent came in thicker, I personally feel he should have tried to come in harder. I must say Vincent has worked very hard especially on his back but it is not easy for him to match his chest which is arguably his biggest body part. The sheer chest size needs an equally bigger and wider back in order to maintain the right proportions. However, at this stage it is not very necessary. I was not a judge but from my opinion, I think a 3-4 kgs lighter Vince Carter would have stolen the title. Blessing Samaringa also punished Isaac “ Sugar “ Chimuchenga because of body looseness by the later. Sugar was holding on to a lot of water especially in the hamstrings and back whereas Blessing was arguably the most conditioned athlete on the day. It is more muscle thickness that Blessing requires for him to challenge for the overall title.

THE JUNIORS
Reginald Pasara was not carrying his best physique and he knows that but he was by far the best junior on Saturday. He needs to add size to his thighs so that they will show sweeping thigh sweeps and also bigger and visible tear drops and inner quads. His upper body is correct. Michael Shonhiwa can be Munashe part 2. The young man has genetics. He needs to go back eat, sleep and then consult people like Munashe, Givemore, Mushunje or any other guru on how best he can bring a devastating physique because the potential is there. The same applies to Dalvin Page and Thomas the master of posingť Rwodzi who could have flip flopped with Joe Jacob Masanhire. Joe has quality muscle, excellent triceps and fairly good thickness but it is the body parts of centre points such as legs and back that he needs to bring up so that graduating into the seniors becomes easy for him.

THE LIGHTWEIGHTS
This is usually the category of extreme condition and I must admit that this year guys failed to impress in that specific area. The other thing is that some of the top guys did not show up. However, it was the category that had its own story to tell. George Munyoro failed to get a medal while Eliah Samaringa got the best placing in a National show in his career at senior level so far. Garikayi Mujuru proved why most people believe he is the next Chenai Mabwere by presenting a well-balanced and proportional physique that lacked maturity and separations only. I will not be surprised if Mujuru wins the lightweights next year. Eliah came in good but not as good as Eliah who entered Mr Profitness open 2011. However the young lad has capacity to look better.

THE MIDDLEWEIGHTS
This was arguably the most competitive category with Blessing Samaringa, Isaac Chimuchenga and Tapiwa Chibota doing everything practically possible to complicate judges lives. Tapiwa came in thicker and more conditioned than Tapiwa who placed 5th at Ironman. Isaac Chimuchenga was fairly thick but Blessing's condition eclipsed him. Blessing Samaringa was conditioned especially the hamstrings and back. That is commendable. Eddie Marondera was good looking but I maintain that he should have targeted the lightweights division not the middle weights . Blessing Nyapimbi should also target the lightweights division.

THE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS
In terms of proportions and thickness the category tried its level best. Dekeya and Dhlodhlo looks like bodybuilders. It is only more muscle size by the former and deep separations by the latter which clearly needs attention for now. Dekeya has the ability to go far. I see a great bodybuilder in that young fellow. Vincent Kandiyero was a clear winner in this category which I feel has the capacity to produce shocks if other guys like Rutendo manages to nail their condition. The same applies to young Paul Matimba although Matimba is not yet a light heavy. He needs to remove more water. His contest weight is not yet 80kgs < 90kgs.

THE HEAVYWEIGHTS
The category is very tricky because it’s not easy to be bigger and conditioned unless you are getting enough supplementation and right food. Champion was a clear winner without a doubt and Partson was a clear first runner up. Upenyu “ Biglife Mahlaulo” was the obvious second runner up while Paul Goredema was clearly better than Thompson Mpala and not Biglife. In my view,this was the easiest category to judge.

LADIES BIKINI
Firstly I would like to comment Desouza for having a different set of judges specifically for fitness. Let Codza and Shamire judge bodybuilding they eat it, sleep it and drink it and above all they love it. Allow Sibangani Guzha and Richard Bessel to officiate fitness because they believe in it. Carla King was outstanding but Diana Machakaire was also good. This is a category that you see ten good looking ladies busy making life very difficult for Angie Cox and company. Judging it will never be easy because everyone will be good. I feel Diana Machakaire with more guidance can leapfrog a number of places to end up in first position.
FITNESS FIGURE
Hellen Costa faced stiffer competition than last year but she was also better than last year. “ Hellen Costa will not be defeated easily “, said one judge and analyst Collin Mushunje. “ She knows her stuff” added the big judge. Tara Lyn Humphreys came with an equally good package but it was the midsection and separations in the lower body that made Hellen the Champion. For a while during the quarter turns , I thought Humphreys was on her way to first Ms Zimbabwe figure title until the second round. Barbs came in with a more improved physique and she could have flip flopped with Tarryn Zelow who came fourth. Barbs need to bring more separations in her lower body otherwise she is on the right path.
LADIES BODYBUILDING
Wendy Hansen!! What a physique, hard and good. A mother of five and a woman of eight pregnancies looking like a sixteen year old girl. That is the beauty of bodybuilding. I met Wendy once in Avondale and she told me a lot about bodybuilding and fitness which made me believe that this lady understands what she is doing. I hope next year with the return of Regina and Lulu ladies bodybuilding will not be the same again because Wendy is here to stay.
MR PHYSIQUE FITNESS
Jonathan Muller was in his own league while Simbarashe Mhaka and Leeroy Antonio were fighting for the second place. It was a very competitive category. My feeling is that muscle models will continue to dominate this category at the expense of fitness models. It is food for thought.

CONCLUSION
Bodybuilding and fitness in Zimbabwe will continue to grow and it is everyone’s responsibility to understand that “ IT IS EVERYONE’S SPORT AND EVERYONE IS PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATEť.
 
Quiet Shangai
 
Bodybuilding Analyzed
 

Zimbabwe Bodybuilding and Fitness Calendar 2014 d

Posted on March 24th, 2014
 

THE 2014 BODYBUILDING AND FITNESS CALENDAR

Mr and Ms Novice 26 April 2014: VENUE BODY TECH HEALTH STUDIO HRE.
Mr and Ms Ironman 7 June 2014: VENUE TO BE ANNOUNCED NEXT WEEK SARTUDAY.
Musclemania Zimbabwe 2 August 2014: VENUE PREJUDGE QUEENSDALE SPORTS CLUB: VENUE FINALS OCHI CITY.
Mr and Ms Harare 30 August 2014: VENUE TO BE ADVISED.
Mr and Ms Zimbabwe 01 November 2014: VENUE TO BE ADVISED.
Dates for Mashonaland West, Mashonaland East, Manicaland,Bulawayo, Gweru, Matebeleland will be announced in due course. We thank all those who have been supporting us and all those willing to support us as fans, athletes, judges, sponsors and media.
 
Quiet Shangai
 
 

Interview with Hellen Costa Sinclair d

Posted on March 24th, 2014
 
QUIET SHANGAI (QS) INTERVIEW WITH 2013 MS FIGURE FITNESS ZIMBABWE AND CURRENT MS MUSCLEMANIA ZIMBABWE: HELLEN COSTA (HC).
(QS)What motivated you to start training?
(HC) Being a personal Trainer for a couple of years my colleagues convinced me to try it out and add on my CV....from then I totally fell in love.
(QS)So who inspired you to enter into competitive bodybuilding and fitness?
(HC)The likes of Lynn Baily and many other international Fitness Models made me push harder to get the look. At times I doubted myself and it did take time for my muscle t mature but I never gave up.
(QS)Are you currently affiliated with any federation for example IFBB, NABBA or WPF?
(HC)Not at the current moment but that’s my future goal to compete regionally and get affiliation and move on from there.
(QS)If you are given a choice which federation do you think suit your goals and ambitions?
(HC)I would definitely aim for IFBB; I enjoy good competition at it’s the epitome of bodybuilding and fitness. Hopefully I will get there.
(QS)So how do you look at Arnold Sports Festival to be held in 2016 in South Africa? Is it coming at the right time? What opportunities do you see as an athlete from this event? Are you prepared for the opportunities?
(HC)It is really going to be tight and demanding since this will be an international competition. I will take part; I won’t miss it for the world. Opportunities to further myself will really be thumbs up for me but I wouldn’t be disappointed if there were none because just being able to take part would be an honour.
(QS)Having said that, how many shows are you aiming to enter this year considering that the calendar is now out?
(HC) I am definitely aiming for Muscle mania and Mr & Mrs Zimbabwe and a show in South Africa. In short I am looking forward to participate in 3 shows this year.
(QS)That is great. What do you think must be done by the National executive to promote ladies bodybuilding and fitness?
(HC)Encouraging women by way of rewarding in terms of prizes and give as much support and promotions to the women as is currently being given to their male counterparts.
(QS) What is your advice to ladies who want to take bodybuilding and/or fitness as a career?
(HC)Women should go for it; you attain discipline, knowledge and power and can achieve anything after having gone through this process, not only for career sake but for self-actualisation, self-connection and growth.
(QS)Thank you very much Helen, I hope you will have a successful 2014.
 
 
 

National Federation of Zimbabwe Bodybuilding and Fitness Draft Constitution d

Posted on April 7th, 2014
 
Table of Contents

Article Title Page

1 Interpretation 3
2 Logo 3
3 Name 4
4 Composition 4
5 Objects 4
6 Head Office 5
7 General Provisions 5
8 Official Languages and Correspondence 6
9 Membership 6
10 Executive Council 7
11 Congress 11
12 Elections 14
13 Duties of the Members of the Executive Council 16
14 Standing Committees 22
15 Provinces 25
16 Regional and Continental Federations 27
17 Fees 28
18 Honorary Titles 28
19 Discipline 28
20 Appeals 30
21 Property Rights 30
22 Doping 31
23 Amendments 31
Appendix 1 Code of Ethics 32












EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS


PRESIDENT :

VICE PRESIDENT (Development) :

VICE PRESIDENT (Admin) :


GENERAL SECRETARY :
ASSISTANT GENERAL SECRETARY :

NATIONAL ORGANISING SECRETARY :

TREASURER :

CHAIRPERSONS AND SECRETARIES OF
THE FOLLOWING STANDING COMMITTEES

a. Judges Committee :
b. Technical/Organising Committee :
c. Women’s Committee :
d. Medical Commission :
e. Athletes Committee :
f. Media Liaison and Public relations :
g. Fitness Development committee :
h. Disciplinary Committee :
i. Finance and resource mobilization committee :

:



LEGAL COUNSEL :

PATRONS





Article 1 – Interpretation

1.1 Interpretation:

In the interpretation of the NFZBBF Constitution and Rules, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. “NFZBBF” shall mean the National Federation Of Zimbabwe Body Building And Fitness.

2. “Constitution” shall mean the by-laws of the NFZBBF as set out in the Letters Patent and Supplementary Letters Patent and as prescribed and amended from time to time by the Executive Council.


3. “Rules” shall mean those rules, regulations, policies, guidelines, directives and decisions which the Executive Council may from time to time prescribe and amend for the purpose of carrying out the objects of the NFZBBF.

4. “Executive Council” shall mean the board of directors of the NFZBBF, comprised of the President, Executive Assistant to the President, Executive Director, General Secretary, Assistant General Secretary, Vice Presidents, Chairpersons and Secretaries of Standing Committees, Special Advisors, Treasurer, Legal Counsel, and Patrons.

5. “Congress” shall mean the Executive Council together with the Provinces, as represented by the presidents of the Provinces or their duly appointed representatives or proxies.

6. “Zimbabwe Provincial committee” shall mean an affiliated national sport governing body for the sport of bodybuilding and fitness that has been duly recognized by the NFZBBF based on one Provincial committee per country.

7. “Regional” or “Continental Federation” shall mean an affiliated regional or continental sport governing body for the sport of bodybuilding and fitness that has been duly recognized by the NFZBBF based on one regional or continental federation per region or continent as defined by the NFZBBF.

8. “Member” shall mean a Member in good standing of the NFZBBF, namely a Member who is in conformity with [not in breach of] the Constitution and Rules.

Article 2 – Logo

2.1 Logo:

The logo of this organization, an impression of which is printed upon the front cover of this Constitution, shall be the official logo of the NFZBBF. The logo is a registered trademark and shall not be used without the expressed written consent of the NFZBBF. Where consent for use is granted, the logo shall not be modified in any way, shape or form except where the letters “NFZBBF” are replaced by the initials of a Provincial committee.


Article 3 – Name

3.1 Name:

This organization shall be known under the name “National Federation Of Zimbabwe Body Building And Fitness”, hereinafter called the “NFZBBF”.

Article 4 – Composition

4.1 Composition:

The NFZBBF, founded in 2011, is an international amateur sport governing body for the sport of bodybuilding and fitness and is composed of the Executive Council and those Provinces that have been duly affiliated by the Congress.



Article 5 – Objects

5.1 Objects:
The objects of the NFZBBF are:

1. To develop, promote and control the sport of bodybuilding and fitness on an international scale.

2. To promote an interest in, and a dedication to, better health and fitness through physical culture, proper nutrition, and weight training.

3. To develop and strengthen friendship and cooperation among the Members of the NFZBBF.

4. To supervise the activities of the National, Regional and Continental Federations.

5. To legislate rules for the sport of bodybuilding and fitness.

6. To sanction, regulate and control all international bodybuilding and fitness competitions.

7. To implement an anti-doping program in accordance with such anti-doping rules as may be enacted for that purpose; to conduct in- and out-of-competition doping controls, whether announced or unannounced; whether random, weighted or targeted; whether with advance notice or without advance notice; to conduct doping controls at all world-level competitions; and to ensure that anti-doping programs are implemented and that doping controls are conducted at national, regional and continental levels.

8. To conduct research into the benefits of bodybuilding and fitness as it relates to physical conditioning, both as a basis towards reaching peak athletic performance in sport and to improve the general health of the population at large.

9. To conduct training programs for athletes, coaches, judges, and other officials.

10. To distribute research information on physical culture, nutrition, and weight training to its Members and other interested individuals and organizations.

11. To act as the official international representative of the sport of bodybuilding and fitness at all international sports federations meetings and events.

12. To collaborate with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), and other organizations having as their purpose the promotion of sport on an international scale.

13. To qualify judges at the international level.

14. To discipline Members whose acts are judged contrary to the Constitution and Rules.

15. To honor outstanding contributions to the sport of bodybuilding and fitness, by Members or other individuals or organizations, with special plaques, medals or certificates.




Article 6 – Head Office

6.1 Head Office:

The head office of the NFZBBF shall be located in the city in which the President resides.

Article 7 – General Provisions

7.1 General Provisions:

The general provisions of the NFZBBF are:

1. The NFZBBF is a company without share capital (not-for-profit). Members of the Executive Council are democratically elected or appointed and serve on a voluntary basis. As such, they may neither derive a salary by virtue of their membership nor derive any personal financial gain by carrying out any duty that may ensue because of such membership.

2. The NFZBBF forbids its membership from engaging in any racial, political or religious discussion, demonstration or act that may result, whether directly or indirectly, in the fostering of bias or prejudice between any of its Members.

3. The NFZBBF does not distinguish or discriminate between individuals or countries for reasons of race, color, religion, or politics.

4. The duration of the NFZBBF shall be unlimited.

5. The sole authority to interpret the Constitution and Rules shall rest with the President whose interpretation shall be final and binding. The President may, at his own discretion, seek the advice of other Members of the Executive Council or Congress before arriving at a final decision.

Article 8 – Official Languages and Correspondence

8.1 Official Languages and Correspondence:

The NFZBBF policy on official languages and correspondence is:

1. English shall be the official language of the NFZBBF. All communications, publications, documents, and correspondence between the NFZBBF and its membership shall be conducted and printed in English. The proceedings and reports of the Executive Council and Congress shall be conducted and printed in English. Representatives of Provinces may speak their mother tongue however; they shall provide an interpreter to translate into English.

2. The Provincial committee in whose country the annual meeting of the Congress is held shall provide facilities for interpretation into English.







Article 9 – Membership

9.1 General:

Membership in the NFZBBF shall be non-transferable and shall be limited to those individuals and organizations interested in furthering the objects of the NFZBBF and who agree, upon becoming Members, to be bound by the Constitution and Rules and the decisions and rulings of the Executive Council and Congress. Membership shall be offered in the following categories only:

1. Executive Council: This membership shall be comprised of those individuals who have been duly elected or appointed to the Executive Council pursuant to the terms of the Constitution.

2. Provincial committee: This membership shall be comprised of those organizations that have been duly recognized by the NFZBBF as Provinces pursuant to the terms of the Constitution.

9.2 Direct Membership:

Although the NFZBBF shall not offer direct individual membership, members of National, Regional and Continental Federations, by virtue of their acceptance into the NFZBBF family, agree to be bound by the Constitution and Rules.

9.3 Membership by Association:

Athletes, judges, administrators, and other officials become Members of the NFZBBF by virtue of their association with their National, Regional or Continental Federation pursuant to the terms and conditions as set out in the constitution and rules of the respective National, Regional or Continental Federation.

9.4 Rights:

Every Member shall have the right to participate in, and to benefit from, any activity of the NFZBBF so long as that Member meets the qualifications of that activity.

9.5 Resignation:

Any Member may resign from the NFZBBF by submitting a written letter of resignation to the President.

9.6 Revocation:

Any Member may have their membership revoked by majority vote of the Executive Council, or its delegated authority.

9.7 Fee:

Every Provincial committee shall pay a yearly membership fee to the NFZBBF in such an amount as may be determined from time to time by the Executive Council. Notwithstanding the fact that a Provincial committee may be delinquent in the payment of its affiliation fee, a Provincial committee may, upon the approval of the President, remain a Member of the NFZBBF and therefore subject to the Constitution and Rules, but shall otherwise be prevented from enjoying any privileges that would normally accrue by virtue of being a Member in good standing.


Article 10 – Executive Council

10.1 Composition:
The Executive Council is composed of the following officers:
1. President
2. 2 Vice Presidents
3. Executive Director
4. General Secretary
5. Assistant General Secretary
6. National Organising Secretary
7. Chairpersons and Secretaries of the Judges Committee, Technical Committee, Women’s Committee, Medical Commission, and Research and Development Committee
8. Special Advisor to the Medical Commission
9. Treasurer
10. Legal Counsel
11. Patrons


10.2 Powers:

The Members of the Executive Council shall be the directors of the NFZBBF and, as such, the Executive Council shall have power to:

1. Direct the affairs of the NFZBBF in all matters, including the power to prescribe and amend the Constitution and Rules. Between meetings of the Executive Council, Executive Director and General Secretary shall be responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the NFZBBF.

2. Form such committees and delegate such authority as it deems necessary in order to carry out the objects of the NFZBBF.

3. Supervise and control all of the activities of the NFZBBF.

4. Make or cause to be made for the NFZBBF, in its name, any kind of contract that the NFZBBF may lawfully enter into.

5. Authorize expenditures on behalf of the NFZBBF.

6. Delegate by resolution to a Member of the Executive Council the right to employ and pay salaries to employees.

7. Enter into a trust arrangement with a trust company for the purpose of creating a trust fund in which the capital and interest may be made available for the benefit of promoting the interests of the NFZBBF in accordance with such terms as the Executive Council may prescribe.


8. Take such steps as may be deemed requisite to enable the NFZBBF to acquire, accept, solicit or receive legacies, gifts, grants, settlements, bequests, endowments and donations of any kind whatsoever for the purpose of furthering the objects of the NFZBBF.


9. Ensure that the Constitution and Rules are followed by all of its Members and, in the event that the Constitution or Rules is breached, administer such disciplinary measures as are set out in the Constitution and Rules.

10. Convene the meetings of the Executive Council and Congress.

11. Ensure that the decisions of the Executive Council and Congress are carried into effect.

10.3 Meetings:

The Executive Council shall meet every fortnight, or whenever convened by agreement of the President, Executive Director and General Secretary, or at the request of the majority of the Members of the Executive Council.

10.4 Teleconference:

If any Member of the Executive Council consents, generally or in respect of a particular meeting, the Executive Council or a Member thereof may participate in a meeting of the Executive Council by means of such conference telephone or other communications facilities as permits all persons participating in the meeting to hear each other and, a Member of the Executive Council participating in the meeting by such means is deemed to be present at the meeting.

10.5 Notice:

The notice of any meeting of the Executive Council shall be given to each Member of the Executive Council in writing at least seven days before the date fixed for the meeting. The notice shall contain sufficient information concerning the business to be conducted so as to permit the Members of the Executive Council to form a reasoned judgment on any decision to be taken. The term “notice” is defined primarily as “electronic communications by means of e-mail and publication on the World Wide Web”.

10.6 Errors or Omissions:

No error or omission in giving notice of any meeting or any adjourned meeting of the Executive Council shall invalidate such meeting or make void any proceedings taken thereat and any Member of the Executive Council may at any time waive notice of any such meeting and may ratify, approve and confirm any or all proceedings taken or had thereat.

10.7 Quorum:

The quorum at any meeting of the Executive Council shall consist of the Members of the Executive Council who are present at the meeting. The President; the Executive Director, or the General Secretary, or the Assistant General Secretary, must be present.

10.8 Conduct of Meeting and Voting:

The President shall be the chair at all meetings of the Executive Council. Each Member of the Executive Council who is present and who is entitled to vote shall have one vote. Every issue before the Executive Council shall be decided by majority vote. In the event of a tie, the President shall have a second and deciding vote.



10.9 Resolutions:

Between annual meetings of the Executive Council, a resolution in writing, approved by a majority of the Members of the Executive Council entitled to vote on that resolution at a meeting of the Executive Council, is as valid as if it had been passed at a meeting of the Executive Council.

10.10 Minutes:

The minutes of all meetings of the Executive Council shall be taken by the General Secretary, or a duly appointed representative, and shall be forwarded to the Members of the Congress as part of the “NFZBBF International Congress Report”.

10.11 Vacancy of Office:

The office of a Member of the Executive Council shall automatically be vacated:

1. If the Member resigns from office by delivering a written letter of resignation to the President.

2. If the Member is found by a court to be of unsound mind.

3. If the Member bankrupts or suspends payment or compounds with his creditors.

4. If, at a meeting of the Executive Council, a resolution is passed by a majority of the Members entitled to be present and to vote at the meeting that the Member be removed from office for just cause.

5. On death.

10.12 Agents and Employees:

The Executive Council may:

1. Appoint such agents and engage such employees as it may deem necessary from time to time and such person shall have such authority and shall perform such duties as shall be prescribed by the Executive Council at the time of such appointment. Employees or agents of the NFZBBF may, but need not be, Members of the NFZBBF.

2. Fix by resolution a reasonable remuneration for such agents and employees. Such resolution shall have force and effect only until the next meeting of the Executive Council at which time the resolution shall be confirmed failing which the remuneration to such agents and employees shall cease to be payable from the date of such meeting.

10.13 Retirement:

A retiring Member of the Executive Council shall remain in office until the dissolution or adjournment of the meeting at which his retirement is accepted and his successor is elected or appointed.




10.14 Decisions and Rulings:

The decisions and rulings of the Executive Council shall be final except where a decision or ruling subsequently fails to be confirmed by the Congress.

10.15 Absence:

Any Member of the Executive Council who is absent without just cause from any two consecutive meetings of the Executive Council, or who neglects his duties, unless for a valid reason, may be replaced by a majority vote of the Executive Council.

10.16 Sittings:

The sittings of the Executive Council shall be conducted in private.

Article 11 – Congress

11.1 Composition:

The Congress shall be composed of the Members of the Executive Council together with the Provinces, as represented by the presidents of the Provinces or their duly appointed representatives or proxies.

11.2 Powers:

The powers of the Congress are as follows:

1. To confirm or withhold confirmation of the Constitution and Rules, or any amendment to the Constitution and Rules.

2. To consider any matter pertaining to the objects of the NFZBBF and to adopt any measure it may judge necessary on this subject.

3. To elect or appoint, at the relevant special electoral meeting of the Congress, the Members of the Executive Council who shall be the directors of the NFZBBF and who shall serve for a four year term or until such time as they are replaced in accordance with the terms of the Constitution.
4. To receive, at each Congress, the annual reports of the Members of the Executive Council, the annual financial statements and the auditor’s report.

5. To consider and transact any general or special business properly brought before the Congress.

11.3 Meetings:

The annual meeting of the Congress shall be held in conjunction with the Mr and Ms Zimbabwe Bodybuilding Championships.

11.4 Agenda:

The agenda of the annual meeting of the Congress shall consist of, but shall not be limited to, the following items:


1. The examination and approval of the annual reports of the:

a. President
b. Executive Director
c. General Secretary
d. Assistant General Secretary
e. Vice President
f. National Organising Secretary
g. Chairpersons of Standing Committees

2. The affiliation of Provinces.

3. The selection of locations for all events.

4. The propositions from the Provinces.

11.5 Notice:

The notice of the annual meeting of the Congress shall be given in writing and shall be forwarded to the Members of the Executive Council and to the Provinces no later than thirty days prior to the date fixed for the meeting. The notice shall contain sufficient information concerning the business to be conducted so as to permit the Members of the Congress to form a reasoned judgment on any decision to be taken. The term “notice” is defined primarily as “electronic communications by means of e-mail and publication on the World Wide Web”.

11.6 Errors or Omissions in Notice:

No error or omission in giving notice of any annual meeting of the Congress shall invalidate such meeting or make void any proceedings taken thereat. Any Provincial committee may at any time waive notice of any such meeting and may ratify, approve and confirm any or all proceedings taken or had thereat. For the purpose of sending notice, the address of the Provincial committee shall be the last address recorded on the books of the NFZBBF.


11.7 Quorum:

The quorum at the annual meeting of the Congress shall consist of those Provinces present, as represented by the presidents of the Provinces, or their duly appointed representatives or proxies, and the Members of the Executive Council who are present at the meeting. The President; the Executive Director, or the General Secretary, or the Assistant General Secretary, must be present.

11.8 Conduct of the Meeting and Voting:
The President shall be the chair at the annual meeting of the Congress. Each Provincial committee present, provided they otherwise qualify, is entitled to one vote. Each Member of the Executive Council who is present and who is entitled to vote shall have one vote. Every issue before the Congress shall be decided by majority vote. The chair of the meeting shall have a second and deciding vote in the case of a tie.




11.9 Minutes:

The minutes of the annual meeting of the Congress shall be taken by the General Secretary, or a duly appointed representative, and shall be forwarded to the Members of the Congress as part of the “NFZBBF International Congress Report”.

11.10 General:

The following general rules shall apply for all annual meetings of the Congress:

1. Provided they otherwise qualify, each Provincial committee which enters a team of three of more competitors, up to a maximum of eight competitors, at the Mr and Ms Zimbabwe Bodybuilding Championships may be represented by two delegates at the annual meeting of the Congress but shall be entitled to only one vote.

2. A Provincial committee which enters a team of one or two competitors, or which does not enter a team, may be represented by one delegate and shall be entitled to only one vote.

3. Before the opening of the Congress, the General Secretary, or a duly appointed representative, shall verify the credentials of the Members of the Congress and shall issue to each bona fide Member a NFZBBF voting card.

4. The Provincial committee in whose country the Congress is being held shall be responsible for underwriting the cost of accommodations and meals for the Members of the Executive Council as listed in Article 10.1 and, except for delegates without athletes, for the number of competitors and delegates noted in Article 11.10.1 and Article 11.10.2.

5. Propositions from the Provinces must reach the office of the President no later than sixty days before the date fixed for the annual meeting of the Congress.

6. Only those items that are listed on the agenda may be discussed at the annual meeting of the Congress. Time permitting, the President may allow other business to be discussed.

7. To avoid the unnecessary prolongation of the Congress, the President shall have the authority to determine the number and the duration of any speeches.

8. The annual meeting of the Congress shall be conducted in private.

Article 12 – Elections

12.1 Elections:

The election and appointment of officers to the Executive Council shall proceed as
follows:

1. Every four years, at a special electoral meeting of the Congress, the election and appointment of officers to the Executive Council shall take place.

2. Provinces may nominate deserving Members for any position on the Executive Council, except where a Member is an active bodybuilder or fitness athlete.

3. Nominations for the various positions on the Executive Council must be approved in writing by the president of the nominee’s Provincial committee, said approval which must reach the office of the President by registered mail no later than ninety days before the date fixed for the special electoral meeting of the Congress. Where a nominee holds dual citizenship status, the approval must come from the president of the Provincial committee in whose country the nominee is resident and domiciled.

4. Elected or appointed officers shall normally hold office for a period of four years, or until such time as their successors are elected or appointed in accordance with the terms of the Constitution.

5. Incumbent Members of the Executive Council to be eligible for re-election or re-appointment shall be nominated by his or her Provincial committee.

6. Candidates for election or appointment to the Executive Council must be present at the special electoral meeting of the Congress in order to be elected or appointed.

7. Members of the Executive Council, once elected or appointed, shall have an obligation to attend all of the regularly convened meetings of the Executive Council and Congress. A Provincial committee nominating a candidate for the Executive Council must enable that Member, if elected or appointed, to attend all of the regularly convened meetings of the Executive Council and Congress.

8. Election shall be by secret ballot. The President shall appoint two scrutinizers to collect and count the votes. The results will be given to the President who shall announce the names of the successful candidates.

9. If two or more candidates obtain an equal vote, there shall be a second ballot. If a tie still exists, the President shall cast a second and deciding vote.

12.2 Order of Election:

The election or appointment of officers to positions on the Executive Council shall proceed in the following order:

1. President
2. Executive Director
3. General Secretary
4. Assistant General Secretary
5. National Organising Secretary
6. Chairpersons and Secretaries of the following Standing Committees:
a. Judges Committee
b. Technical Committee
c. Women’s Committee
d. Medical Commission
e. Research and Development Committee
7. Special Advisors
8. Treasurer
9. Legal Counsel
10. Patrons



12.3 Elected Positions:

The following Members of the Executive Council shall hold their positions by virtue of being elected:

1. President
2. General Secretary
3. Assistant General Secretary
4. Vice President
5. Chairpersons and Secretaries of the following Standing Committees:
a. Judges Committee
b. Technical Committee
c. Women’s Committee
d. Medical Commission

12.4 Appointed Positions:

The following Members of the Executive Council shall hold their positions by virtue of being appointed by the President:

1. Executive Director
2. Special Advisor to the Medical Commission
3. Chairperson and Secretary, Research and Development Committee
4. Treasurer
5. Legal Counsel
6. Patrons

12.5 Right to Vote:

The following Members of the Executive Council shall have the right to vote at all meetings of the Executive Council and Congress:

1. President
2. Executive Director
3. General Secretary
4. Assistant General Secretary
5. National Organising Secretary
6. All Vice Presidents
7. Chairpersons and Secretaries of Standing Committees
9. Patrons

12.6 Dual Positions:

A Member may hold up to a maximum of two positions on the Executive Council but shall be entitled to only one vote.







Article 13 – Duties of the Members of the Executive Council

13.1 President:

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the NFZBBF and, as such, shall have the following duties:

1. To have the general and active management of the affairs of the NFZBBF.

2. To chair, direct the debate, preside over and keep order at all meetings of the Executive Council and Congress, according to the tradition and rules of parliamentary debate.

3. To ensure that all orders and resolutions of the Executive Council and Congress are carried into effect.

4. To have the sole authority to interpret the Constitution and Rules, said interpretation to be final and binding. The President may, at his own discretion, seek the advice of other Members of the Executive Council or Congress before arriving at a final decision.

5. To be the official spokesperson and representative of the NFZBBF in all matters of public relations.

6. To represent the NFZBBF at all meetings of the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), the WFF-WBBF and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

7. To make the inspection tour of the Provincial committee in whose country the World Bodybuilding Championships or any other major international championships is being organized. The organizer shall incur the cost of his first-class travel, suite accommodations, and meals.

8. To attend the WFF-WBBF Bodybuilding Championships and all continental championships. The organizer shall incur the cost of his first-class travel, suite accommodations, and meals.

9. To play a principle role in the opening and closing ceremonies at the WFF-WBBF Bodybuilding Championships or at any other competition that he may attend.
10. To present awards to the category winners at the WFF-WBBF Bodybuilding Championships and at all other major competitions above the national level that he may attend.

11. To preside over the Judges Committee at all international competitions, with the authority to settle any dispute or appeal that may arise.

12. To have authority to appoint an ad hoc disciplinary committee whose purpose shall be to investigate and evaluate disciplinary matters and to recommend a resolution to the President.

13. To have authority to appoint an ad hoc appeal committee whose purpose shall be to investigate and evaluate complaints, protests and appeals and to recommend a resolution to the President.

14. To have a second and deciding vote in the event of a tie at any meeting of the Executive Council or Congress.



15. To have authority to appoint a representative or representatives to attend any particular event should he, for whatever reason or reasons, be unable to do so. The representative(s) shall be accorded the same privileges as the President.

16. To have authority to make appointments, or withdraw appointments, to positions on the Executive Council and all Standing and Ad Hoc committees.

17. To have authority to appoint a “delegate-at-large” whose purpose shall be to assist in the organization of bodybuilding and fitness events within a specific area of the world.

18. To be an ex-officio Member of all standing or “ad-hoc” committees.

13.2 Executive Director:

The Executive Director shall have the following duties:

1. To assist the President in the performance of his duties.

2. To correspond and liaise with the Provinces as directed by the President.

3. To be the consultant for all Provinces requiring information or advice on the Constitution and Rules, or about actions of their Members which are in violation of the Constitution and Rules.

4. To make, when mandated by the President, the inspection tour of the Provincial committee in whose country the WFF-WBBF Bodybuilding Championships or any other major international championships is being organized. The organizer shall incur the cost of her business-class travel, accommodations and meals.

5. To be an ex-officio Member of all standing or “ad hoc” committees.

6. To represent the NFZBBF when mandated to do so by the President.

7. To fulfill any other duty, or duties, that may be assigned by the President or Executive Council.

13.4 General Secretary:

The General Secretary shall have the following duties:

1. To assist the President in the performance of his duties.

2. To record, or have recorded, in the books to be kept for that purpose, all votes and minutes of the meetings of the Executive Council and Congress.

3. To give or cause to be given notice of all meetings of the Executive Council and Congress.

4. To carry out any correspondence that may be directed by the President or the Executive Council.

5. To keep and maintain files of all documents in writing of the NFZBBF.

6. To have custody of the minute book and seal of the NFZBBF, which he shall deliver only when authorized by the President to do so and to such person or persons as may be named by the President.

7. To provide information concerning bodybuilding and fitness to interested parties.

8. To assist the President in drawing up the agenda of the annual meeting of the Congress; to include the propositions from the Provinces, and to send this agenda to the Members of the Executive Council and to the Provinces no later than thirty days prior to the date fixed for the annual meeting of the Congress.

9. To distribute the annual “NFZBBF International Congress Report” to the Provinces.

10. To ensure the publication of all championship results at the national and international levels.

11. To assist the President in the resolution of any problems that may arise as a result of a violation of the Constitution and Rules by any Member or a Provincial committee. If necessary, the President may direct that he conduct an investigation in the country concerned and the Provincial committee of that country shall incur the cost of his business-class travel, accommodations and meals.

12. To make, when mandated by the President, the inspection tour of the Provincial committee in whose country the WFF-WBBF Bodybuilding Championships or any other major international championships is being organized. The organizer shall incur the cost of his business-class travel, accommodations and meals.

13. To be an ex-officio Member of all standing or “ad hoc” committees.

14. To represent the NFZBBF when mandated to do so by the President.

15. To fulfill any other duty, or duties, that may be assigned by the President or the Executive Council.


13.5 Assistant General Secretary:

The Assistant General Secretary shall have the following duties:

1. To assist the President in the performance of his duties.

2. To carry out the duties of the General Secretary should the General Secretary, for whatever reason or reasons, be unable to do so.

3. To have the same powers as the General Secretary when called upon to act in his stead.

4. To fulfill any other duty, or duties, that may be assigned by the President or the Executive Council.

13.6 Vice Presidents: Development

The Vice Presidents shall have the following duties:

1. To assist the President in the performance of his duties.


2. To supervise the activities of the Provinces within their continental jurisdiction without interfering with the internal control of the Provinces unless they violate the Constitution and Rules.

3. To take an active part in the organization of the continental championships within their jurisdiction.

4. To play an active advisory role at any continental annual meeting of any congress that may be held within their jurisdiction.

5. To report on the activities of their continent at the annual meeting of the Executive Council and Congress.

6. To ensure that a national championships is organized every year in each country under their jurisdiction.

7. To fulfill any other duty, or duties that may be assigned by the President or the Executive Council.


13.7 Special Advisors:

The President may appoint, at his discretion, a number of Special Advisors who shall have those duties and responsibilities as assigned by the President, generally to act as an advisor to a Standing Committee or to the Executive Council.

13.8 Treasurer:

The Treasurer shall have the following duties:

1. To assist the President in the performance of his duties.

2. To have the custody of the funds and securities of the NFZBBF and to keep full and accurate accounts of all assets, liabilities, receipts and disbursements of the NFZBBF in the books belonging to the NFZBBF and to deposit all monies, securities and other valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the NFZBBF in such chartered bank or trust company, or, in the case of securities, in such registered dealer in securities as may be designated by the President.

3. To disburse the funds of the NFZBBF as may be directed by the President taking proper vouchers for such disbursements, and to render to the President, whenever he may require it, an accounting of any and all transactions and a statement of the financial position of the NFZBBF.

4. To arrange for audited financial statements to be submitted to the Executive Council and Congress at their annual general or other meetings.

5. To fulfill any other duty, or duties, that may be assigned by the President or the Executive Council.







13.9 Legal Counsel:

The Legal Counsel shall have the following duties:

1. To advise the NFZBBF on all matters of a legal nature.

2. To represent the NFZBBF in all matters wherein such legal representation is requested by the President.

3. To fulfill any other duty, or duties, that may be assigned by the President or Executive Council.

13.10 Patrons:

The President, at his discretion, may appoint, to the position of Patron, any Member who has demonstrated a lifetime of dedication and commitment towards the development of the NFZBBF and the sport of bodybuilding and fitness. Patrons may attend and vote at the annual meetings of the Executive Council and Congress.


Article 14 – Standing Committees

14.1 Standing Committees:

The Executive Council may, from time to time, form such standing committees, as it may deem necessary in order to carry out the objects of the NFZBBF. The standing committees shall perform such tasks and provide such reports to the President, Executive Council and Congress as may be determined by way of rules enacted for that purpose.

14.2 Judges Committee:

The Judges Committee shall be comprised of a Chairperson and a Secretary and shall have the following duties pertaining to NFZBBF international events:

1. To be responsible for the training, appointment, and promotion of judges at the international level.

2. To appoint statisticians, who shall be sworn to secrecy and who shall, from the judge’s score sheets, calculate the results of all NFZBBF international events.

3. To determine the timetable for the registration and weighing-in of competitors.

4. To supervise the registration and weighing-in of competitors.

5. To supervise and determine the order in which the competitors shall appear before the judges.

6. To select judges for NFZBBF international events from the nominations of the Provinces. The selection meeting shall be conducted in private.

7. To supervise and determine the selection of competitors for the semi-finals (prejudging) and finals.


8. To have the power to temporarily co-opt Members to assist in carrying out the duties of the Committee.

9. To arrange the practical testing of test and probationary judges.

10. To maintain a list of accuracy marks for all judges who adjudicate NFZBBF international events.

11. To deliberate on any matter affecting the judging rules and procedures and to recommend improvements in this area to the President and Executive Council.

12. To fulfill any other duty, or duties, that may be assigned by the President or Executive Council.


14.3 Technical Committee:

The Technical Committee shall be comprised of a Chairperson and a Secretary and shall have the following duties:

1. To ensure that all amendments to the Constitution and Rules are carried out in accordance with the directives of the President or Executive Council.

2. To ensure that the propositions from the Provinces are presented in a format suitable for review by the President and Executive Council.

3. To liaise with the organizers of the WFF-WBBF World Bodybuilding Championships and International Congress, or any other event as directed by the President, for the purpose of assisting in the handling of any technical matter.

4. To assist the Judges Committee in ensuring the smooth running of the WFF-WBBF Men’s World Bodybuilding Championships, or any other event as directed by the President.

5. To have the power to temporarily co-opt Members to assist in carrying out the duties of the Committee.

6. To assist the President or Executive Council in resolving issues of a technical nature.

7. To deliberate on any matter affecting the technical aspects of the sport of bodybuilding and fitness and to recommend improvements in this area to the President and Executive Council.

8. To fulfill any other duty, or duties, that may be assigned by the President or Executive Council.

14.4 Women’s Committee:

The Women’s Committee shall be comprised of a Chairperson and a Secretary and shall have the following duties:

1. To promote, develop and control all activities of women in the sport of bodybuilding and fitness, including competitions and championships.



2. To encourage the formation of similar organizations within Provinces and to liaise directly with them in matters pertaining to women’s bodybuilding and fitness.

3. To prepare material for the wider popularization of women’s bodybuilding and fitness.

4. To be responsible, in cooperation with the Judges Committee, for the training of women judges.

5. To formulate the rules and regulations for judging women’s competitions and championships.

6. To publish guidelines and standards for awarding points and placings.

7. To have the power to temporarily co-opt Members to assist in carrying out the duties of the Committee.

8. To meet at least once per year on the occasion of the Women’s World Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships.

9. To deliberate on any matter affecting women’s bodybuilding and fitness and to recommend improvements in this area to the President and Executive Council.

10. To fulfill any other duty, or duties, that may be assigned by the President or Executive Council.

14.5 Medical Commission:

The Medical Commission shall be comprised of a Chairperson and a Secretary and shall have the following duties:

1. To be responsible for the collection of medical material on the effects of years of bodybuilding and fitness on the human organism.

2. To prepare material for the wider popularization of bodybuilding and fitness as a method for improving physical conditioning.

3. To exchange information on specific sports injuries, their cure, and prevention.

4. To collect documentation on sports medicine in the sphere of bodybuilding and fitness.

5. To coordinate the planning and carrying out of research for the solution of scientific problems for bodybuilders and fitness athletes.

6. To become a member of the Interprovincial committee of Sports Medicine (FIMS) and the International Council of Sport and Physical Education (ICSPE) and to maintain ongoing communications with these organizations.

7. To organize medical symposia in conjunction with the World Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships.

8. To have the power to temporarily co-opt Members to assist in carrying out the duties of the Commission.


9. To actively oppose the use and abuse of prohibited substances and methods for the purpose of attempting to gain a pharmacological advantage in sport competition.

10. To supervise the doping control at designated NFZBBF events.

11. To deliberate on any matter affecting medical and doping issues and to recommend improvements in this area to the President and Executive Council.

12. To fulfill any other duty, or duties, that may be assigned by the President or Executive Council.

14.6 Research and Development Committee:

The Research and Development Committee shall be comprised of a Chairperson and a Secretary and shall have the following duties:

1. To conduct research into sports psychology as it pertains to bodybuilders and fitness athletes.

2. To conduct research into exercise kinesiology as it applies to bodybuilders and fitness of athletes.

3. To educate the bodybuilding and fitness community on matters pertaining to sport-related issues.

4. To deliberate on any matter affecting sport-related issues and to recommend improvements in this area to the President and Executive Council.

5. To fulfill any other duty, or duties, that may be assigned by the President or Executive Council.

Article 15 – Provinces

15.1 General:

For the purposes of governing the sport of bodybuilding and fitness at the national level, and carrying out the mandate and objects of the NFZBBF at such level, the NFZBBF shall recognize one Provincial committee per country where such country shall be defined as “a country whose statehood is recognized by the international community”.

15.2 Procedures:

Any national sport governing body for the sport of bodybuilding and fitness, wishing to affiliate with the NFZBBF, shall submit, in writing and to the President, the following documentation:

1. A request for affiliation, signed by their president and general secretary.

2. Documented proof of the organization’s acceptance by their Ministry of Sport, or National Olympic Committee, that they are the sole recognized national sport governing body for the sport of bodybuilding and fitness within their country.

3. A copy of their constitution and rules, said constitution and rules which must be in conformity with the Constitution and Rules of the NFZBBF.



4. The annual affiliation fee, said fee which shall be made payable to the NFZBBF and which shall be in an amount as established from time to time by the Executive Council.

5. A signed statement by the president of the organization seeking affiliation with the NFZBBF that the organization agrees to abide by the Constitution and Rules of the NFZBBF and the decisions and rulings of the Executive Council.

15.3 Confirmation of Membership:

Upon receipt of the applicable documentation and affiliation fee, the organization shall be provisionally affiliated as a Provincial committee until the next annual meeting of the Congress at which time the affiliation shall either be confirmed or denied.

15.4 Authority:

The Provinces shall be authorized by the NFZBBF to carry out its objects at the national level and, as such, shall have the following duties:

1. To administer the sport of bodybuilding and fitness within their own jurisdiction according to the Constitution and Rules.

2. To advise their Members of the current Constitution and Rules, decisions and rulings of the President, Executive Council and Congress, as well as the policies and activities of the NFZBBF.

3. To submit and uphold the points of view of their Members at the annual meeting of the Congress.

4. To implement Doping Control programs and to ensure that their athlete-members are competing drug-free at NFZBBF-sanctioned international events.

15.5 Resignation:

Any Provincial committee may resign from the NFZBBF at any time by submitting a written letter of resignation to the President.

15.6 Suspension: Any Provincial committee may be suspended for the following reasons:

1. Falling two or more years in arrears in the payment of its affiliation fee.

2. Failing to adhere to or comply with the Constitution and Rules or the decisions and rulings of the Executive Council and Congress.

3. Failing to implement an effective Anti-Doping Program and to ensure that its athletes are competing drug-free at NFZBBF-sanctioned international events.

15.7 Notification:

Any notification regarding suspension, expulsion or dissolution of a Provincial committee shall be forwarded by registered mail.


15.8 Obligations: Every Provincial committee shall be obligated to organize bodybuilding and fitness competitions within their country including annual national championships. The Provincial committee shall make every effort to send a national team with delegates to the various NFZBBF international events and shall take such steps as are necessary to ensure that national team Members are competing drug-free at NFZBBF international events.

Article 16 – Regional and Continental Federations

16.1 Provisions:

The NFZBBF may recognize Regional and Continental Federations subject to the following provisions:

1. That the President must give written approval of any request to organize a Regional or Continental Federation.

2. That only Provinces already affiliated with the NFZBBF may affiliate with a Regional or Continental Federation.
3. That a copy of their constitution and rules shall be forwarded to the President, said constitution and rules which shall be in conformity with the Constitution and Rules of the NFZBBF.

4. That any regional or continental championships shall be conducted in accordance with the Constitution and Rules.

5. That the Regional or Continental Federation shall neither have the power to issue international judging cards nor the power to issue sanctions for competitions outside their regional or continental jurisdiction.

6. That the Vice President shall be a Member of their executive council and shall act as the liaison between the Regional or Continental Federation and the NFZBBF.

7. That the Regional or Continental Federation shall ensure that the NFZBBF Anti-Doping Program is followed at all regional- and continental-level events.

16.2 Assistance:

Should a Regional or Continental Federation require assistance in developing, organizing and coordinating their activities, the President may authorize the Vice President to perform such duties as are deemed necessary to ensure the successful management and operation of the Regional or Continental Federation. The Vice President may appoint individuals within that continent to assist in reaching any organizational goals.

Article 17 – Fees

17.1 Affiliation Fees:

The Provinces shall pay an annual affiliation fee, said fee which shall be made payable to the NFZBBF and which shall be in an amount as determined from time to time by the Executive Council. This fee shall become due and payable in the month of January of each year. Any Provincial committee that fails to pay their annual affiliation fee may neither participate in, nor vote at, the annual meeting of the Congress, or the meetings of the Standing Committees, nor may their Members participate in any competitions

organized under the sanction of the NFZBBF, including the World Championships. A letter of reminder shall be forwarded to any Provincial committee who is delinquent in the payment of their annual affiliation fee. Any Province that fails to pay the annual fee may neither nor participate any competition held by the NFZBBF.

Article 18 – Honorary Titles

18.1 Honorary Titles:

The President may grant honorary titles to any deserving individual for meritorious service to the NFZBBF and the sport of bodybuilding and fitness. All such individuals shall have the right to attend the annual meeting of the Congress and may join in all discussions but shall not have the right to vote. Honorary Members shall not be eligible to attend any of the meetings of the Executive Council or of the Standing Committees except by written invitation of the President. Further, these individuals shall be responsible for incurring the cost of their own travel, accommodations, meals, and other expenses.


Article 19 – Discipline

19.1 General:

Provinces, and their athletes and officials, join the NFZBBF of their own free will and agree to respect and abide by the Constitution and Rules. Should they contravene the Constitution and Rules, they automatically negate their status as a Member in good standing and, as such, are prohibited from enjoying any privileges that would normally accrue by virtue of being a Member in good standing.

19.2 Disciplinary Committee:

The President shall have the authority to appoint an “ad hoc” committee whose purpose shall be to investigate disciplinary matters and to report the results of the investigation to the President. The President may, at his own discretion, call upon the assistance of other Members of the Executive Council and/or Members of the Congress in order to assist in the resolution of any disciplinary matter.

19.3 Sanctions:

If a Member, whether athlete or official or a National, Regional or Continental Federation, is found guilty of contravening the Constitution and Rules, or of conduct prejudicial to the NFZBBF, said Member or National, Regional or Continental Federation may be reprimanded, fined, suspended, or expelled from the NFZBBF.

19.4 General Provisions:

The following general provisions shall apply:

1. If a Provincial committee does not pay its annual affiliation fee, does not hold proper elections, does not register Members, does not organize regular competitions to include a national championships, does not actively campaign to enroll new members, or does not follow the Constitution and Rules, or does not implement an effective Anti-Doping Program to ensure that its athletes are competing drug-free at NFZBBF-sanctioned international events, it shall first


receive a written letter of warning. If the Provincial committee continues to act contrary to the Constitution and Rules, it may be fined, suspended, or expelled.

2. If a Provincial committee does not respect its engagement, financial or otherwise, with another country or countries, or with the NFZBBF, the Provincial committee may be fined, suspended, or expelled.

3. Any athlete or official who is suspended may not compete, give an exhibition or seminar, judge or otherwise officiate, organize events, or act in an administrative capacity, whether in his or her own country, or in any other country, for the NFZBBF or any NFZBBF-recognized Provincial committee.

4. The issuance of false certificates (cards) shall be deemed a serious offence punishable by fine, suspension, or expulsion.

5. Any athlete or official who threatens a judge or official by word or gesture, or who uses offensive words to any other athlete or official and who refuses to withdraw same, may be fined, suspended or expelled.

6. Any athlete or official who engages in activity of a pornographic nature, or whose conduct is deemed prejudicial to the NFZBBF, may be fined, suspended, or expelled.

7. Any athlete or official who participates in a competition or event not approved or sanctioned by the NFZBBF, may be fined, suspended or expelled. Participation shall include, but shall not be limited to, competing, guest posing, giving a seminar, lecture or similar presentation, judging, officiating, allowing the use of one’s name and/or likeness for promotional purposes, and/or taking part in a non-NFZBBF sanctioned competition or event in any other way, shape, or form.

8. Once recognized by the NFZBBF pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Constitution and Rules, or pursuant to the terms and conditions of the constitution and rules of a National, Regional or Continental affiliate, no athlete, judge, official, administrator or other Member shall hold membership in any other bodybuilding and/or fitness organization; nor shall that Member participate in or promote, in any way, shape or form, their activities, failing which the Member may be fined, suspended or expelled.

9. Disciplinary action may be taken against any athlete or official who contravenes the NFZBBF Code of Ethics, attached as Appendix 1, which shall form an integral part of the Constitution and Rules.

10. Disciplinary action may be taken against any Member for prejudicial conduct, where such conduct is defined as being demonstrably harmful to the NFZBBF and/or to the sport of bodybuilding and fitness, whether through gross malfeasance or egregious moral behavior.

Article 20 – Appeals

20.1 Appeals:

Any Member, believing that he or she has been wronged in any way, shape or form, and after having followed the proper “chain of command” in an effort to resolve the matter, shall have the right to file a complaint or appeal to the President who shall investigate, or cause to be investigated by an ad hoc appeal


committee appointed by the President, the complaint or appeal; shall then make a determination upon the complaint or appeal, and shall report such determination to the complainant or appellant. There shall be no right of appeal from the interpretation given to the Constitution and Rules by the President.

Article 21 – NFZBBF Property Rights

21.1 Property Rights:

All NFZBBF international competitions, events and activities are the sole exclusive property of the NFZBBF. The granting of a sanction to organize a NFZBBF competition, event or activity shall, in no way, shape or form signify that the NFZBBF has relinquished its property rights, in whole or in part, to the competition, event or activity.

21.2 Liability:

The NFZBBF shall not be held liable for any financial or other loss to an organizer, and/or associate, should the NFZBBF exercise its right, with just cause, to claim or reclaim its property, whether that property is a competition, event or other activity.

Article 22 – Doping:

22.1 Position Statement:

The practice of sport involves physical health and fitness, dedication to training, and proper nutrition. Doping, which includes the use of Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods to artificially enhance performance, is unethical, contrary to the concept of fair play, undermines the values of sport, and can endanger the health of the athletes. The practice of doping is forbidden within the NFZBBF.

22.3 Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

The NFZBBF officially recognizes the authority of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Article 23 – Amendments

23.1 Amendments:

The Constitution may be repealed or amended by majority decision of the Executive Council. Any such repeals or amendments must be confirmed by majority decision of the Congress.

APPENDIX 1 to the NFZBBF CONSTITUTION

NFZBBF CODE OF ETHICS
Introduction: The NFZBBF Code of Ethics exist as a set of beliefs that have been written to serve as guidelines for the way in which all Members, be they athletes, judges, officials, administrators or others, should strive to conduct themselves as Members of the NFZBBF family. Provinces and other Members join the NFZBBF of their own free will and, in so doing, agree to abide by the NFZBBF Constitution and Rules of which the Code of Ethics forms an integral part. Any Member who is found to have contravened the Code of Ethics may be subject to disciplinary measures. Athletes: We, the athletes, realizing that our conduct reflects on the good name of the sport, and realizing the responsibility thereby placed upon us, pledge ourselves:

1. To fulfill our responsibility to society, to other athletes, judges, officials, and administrators of the NFZBBF.

2. To honour, dignify, and support the sport by competing in the best condition and to the best of our ability, and by being in top shape when giving an exhibition or a seminar.

3. To respect our opponents on equal terms in the spirit of friendly rivalry and good sportsmanship.

4. To respect the NFZBBF Constitution and Rules as well as the rules of competition and to observe them honestly in cooperation with other competitors, judges, officials, administrators, and organizers.

5. To accept the decisions of the judges, officials and administrators in the spirit of good sportsmanship without descending to selfish recriminations, realizing that these decisions have been made honestly, fairly, and objectively.

6. To assist the NFZBBF in the promotion of the sport by acting as a goodwill ambassador of the sport, promoting the sport in a positive manner, and protecting the good image and integrity of the sport and the NFZBBF.

7. To work for the NFZBBF, not against it, in promoting its values, morals and ethics; to exercise our right of protest in a courteous, respectful manner, following the proper chain of command; to refrain from innuendo, malicious gossip and rumour-mongering; to refrain from personal attacks against any other Member of the NFZBBF.

8. To continue striving for bodily perfection and correct moral principles.

9. To honour the special trust conferred upon us by our participation in, and by our representation of, the NFZBBF and our country, at international events, and to adhere to the standards of personal conduct expected of us.

10. To recognize the value of the sport and to promote its future by serving as an example to inspire other people to participate.

11. To cooperate with our officials and administrators in the development of high standards, both moral and physical, for the sport and in the progressive furtherance of the objects of the NFZBBF.

12. To oppose the use of banned substances and methods and to compete drug-free.

13. To refrain from any conduct that may be considered prejudicial to the NFZBBF;


14. To conduct ourselves at all times in a manner that reflects positively upon the image of the sport and the NFZBBF.

Judges: We, the judges, realizing that our actions and decisions as judges reflect on the good name of the sport, and realizing the responsibility thereby placed upon us, pledge ourselves:

1. To apply honestly, impartially, and objectively all of the rules governing competitions.

2. To safeguard the interests of all competitors on equal terms.

3. To cooperate in providing the best possible conditions for the benefit of the competitors, other officials, and administrators.

4. To respect the feelings and competitive drive of the athletes, and to make reasonable allowances for their heightened emotions in the heat of competition.

5. To respect the NFZBBF Constitution and Rules and the requirements of an effective administration and to cooperate willingly and promptly with the officially elected or appointed administrators and other officials in the carrying out of their duties and responsibilities.

6. To cooperate with the organizers of the competitions by rendering decisions clearly and promptly, and in accordance with the requirements of the competition or judging procedures.

7. To refrain from attempting to influence the decisions of other judges or officials, and to respect their individual opinions and decisions.

8. To assist the NFZBBF in the promotion of the sport by acting as a goodwill ambassador of the sport, promoting the sport in a positive manner, and protecting the good image and integrity of the sport and the NFZBBF.

9. To work for the NFZBBF, not against it, in promoting its values, morals and ethics; to exercise our right of protest in a courteous, respectful manner, following the proper chain of command; to refrain from innuendo, malicious gossip and rumour-mongering; to refrain from personal attacks against any other Member of the NFZBBF.

10. To honour the special trust conferred upon us by our selection as judges, and to adhere to the standards of personal conduct expected of us.

11. To cooperate with the athletes, other officials, and administrators in the development of hig
 
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NFZBBF STATUS d

Posted on March 24th, 2014
 

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF ZIMBABWE BODYBUILDING AND FITNESS STATUS.

The National association announced through their executive committee that Otis Goredema who was the President of the mother-body has resigned due to other commitments. The veteran trainer and administrator tendered his resignation at the Sports and Recreational Council offices after a fairly good year in office which saw the return of Mr and Ms Zimbabwe among other notable events. I want to take this opportunity to give honour to the former competitor who worked tirelessly in promoting bodybuilding and fitness and managed a rare thing of staging Novice, Ironman and Zimbabwe in one calendar year.


The National association therefore do not have a substantive president and the executive members are requesting all members of the bodybuilding family to come in numbers at Body-tech gym cnr Albion Street and Chinhoyi Street to select a new President. The building was formally Shoppa Stoppa upstairs. The time is 1300hrs. The executive would want people to vote for the president and all those willing to take up the post can forward their names to Isaac Ziyavaya cell number 0778254137. There will also be a selection of sub committees which are the Organising committee, Finance and resource mobilisation committee, Disciplinary committee, Marketing and Public relations Committee and the Judges Committee. There will also be elections for Deputy Treasurer, Marketing and Public relations Committee member and the Deputy, Fitness Committee member and the Deputy. All Heads of Provincial set ups are required to attend this important meeting. Interested members can again contact Isaac Ziyavaya or Tofara Moyo.

The role of the executive will be to finalise the issue of the constitution by 31 December 2014. The association should also enable the existence of vibrant provincial structures by December 31st 2014. The association must create a financial reporting system that will enable good corporate Governance by December 31st 2014. After that general elections will be contacted and that will be a continuous thing as per constitution.

ALL MEMBERS OF THE BODYBUILDING AND FITNESS FRATERNITY FROM ALL CORNERS OF ZIMBABWE ARE ENCOURAGE TO ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT MEETING ON SARTUDAY THE 29TH OF MARCH 2014 AT BODYTECH HEALTH STUDIO, HARARE: TIME 1300HRS.
 
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Mr OLYMPIA: PHIL HEATH ENTERS THE LEGEND

Posted on October 4th, 2013
3 times Mr Olympia: Phil Heath
 
It is with a candid and touching tribute to his wife, who was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, that Philip HEATH received the SANDOW and the US$250,000 cash prize award past week end in the Orleans Arena of Las Vegas.

With this third Mr Olympia title in a row Phil "The Gift" Heath enters the Legend of Bodybuilding, joining Jay Cutler, Ronnie Coleman, Lee Haney, Arnold Schwarzenegger and other myths of the sport.

Interestingly, the 33 years old Seattle boy started Bodybuilding rather late. In high school he was playing Basketball. His talent for this sport allowed him to obtain an athletic scholarship of the University of Denver, where he graduated in IT and Business Administration.

It is in 2002 that Phil discovered his GIFT for Bodybuilding and made his debut in this sport. Three years later he had the IFBB Pro card. Three more years and he placed 3rd at his first Mr Olympia. He was the second novice placing in the top 3 since Flex Wheeler in 1993. Three more years and he was dubbed Mr Olympia.

2011, 2012 and now 2013, since he took the Sandow from the hands of Jay Cutler, Phil Heath seems to own it. Although Phil does not, yet, dramatically tower his contenders, the gap is widening Olympia after Olympia.

The still uncrowned Kai Greene remained a threat this year. Freakier as ever, Phil's Runner up though appeared with a much lesser condition than past year while his persistent problems of symmetry seem insurmountable. Yes the PREDATOR was still a threat but less than past year and it is very unlikely than the 38 years old Cartoonish Monster could match Heath structure in the future.

The announced comeback of Jason Isaac Cutler failed. Despite a full year of preparation, the one who once brought down KING RONNIE from its pedestal, the 4 times Mr Olympia ended 6th. Many predict that after this setback the 40 years old Bodybuilder could retire and focus on his product lines "The Jay Cutler Signature Series"ť.

This year, the surprise came from Dennis Wolf. Regularly in the top 6 since 2007, the German bodybuilder brought an unbelievable package to the show and was rewarded with the 3rd place.

Wolf surprised by overtaking last year revelation Shawn Rhoden, and 2008 Mr Olympia Dexter Jackson who respectively placed 4th and 5th.

The much expected performance of Egyptian Freak Big Ramy, Mamdouh Elssbiay from his real name, confirmed how important experience is at this level of competition. Big Ramy who made a breakthrough and overshadowed Bodybuilding great Victor Martinez at the New York Pro earlier this year placed 8th.

However along with Shawn Rhoden, Mamdouh Elssbiay has got the right look and structure. It should be just a matter of time before both find themselves with the Sandow.
 
Anoma Yao
 
Mr Olympia 2013 Photos