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Welcome to the CACBBFF Hall of Fame

Excellence does not come through luck, or from going through the motions, or by practicing when we get around to it. Rather it comes from a lifetime commitment to passion... intense focus... goal-driven habits that hone our skills everyday... with willingness to push - and exceed - yesterday's limits. To follow the remarkable steps of exceptional athletes, coaches, promoters, officials and administrators; whose efforts help forge the present-day achievements of their organizations; has always been a traditional and inspirational chapter in the history of all sport institutions.

The CACBBFF, being no exception to the preceding practice, joins the international sporting community by honoring the men and women in the Central American and Caribbean area who guided modern generations of competitors, managers and directors to their current achievements, by leading the way during a challenging era with reduced technology and expertise.

I am very grateful to the CACBBFF for providing everyone with the opportunity to commemorate the lasting accomplishments of those who established an unforgettable and permanent influence on our sport.


Javier Pollock
IFBB Caribbean Vice President

Ben Weider, OC, CStJ, CQ, PhD
IFBB Founder & Honorary Life President Trainer of Champions since 1936 Since 1945, Ben Weider and his brother Joe have operated Weider Sports Equipment Limited and Weider Health and Fitness in Canada and the United States . These two companies manufacture and sell their products throughout the world.

The Weider organization has fostered the development of a strong and still-growing fitness and strength-conditioning industry which has provided employment for thousands, as well as a refreshing new approach to health and physical well-being.

In addition, Ben and Joe Weider were instrumental in developing the vitamin, mineral, protein and sports nutrition industry.

Ben Weider is the Founder and President of the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB), which he started in Montreal in 1946. The IFBB currently has 172 national affiliates making it one of the world's largest sporting organizations. Bodybuilding and fitness are considered an important factor in the collective health of citizens.

On the 30th of January 1998, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) granted official provisional recognition to the IFBB. This recognition is probably the most important of Ben Weider's accomplishments after 52 years of determination and persistence.

The IFBB is a member of the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) , the Association of the IOC Recognized International Sports Federations (ARISF), the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education , and the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee .

The IFBB is recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia and the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa. The IFBB is also recognized and participates in the following Games: the Southeast Asia Games, the Asian Games, the South American Games, the Central American Games, the Caribbean Games, the Arab Games, the South Pacific Games, the African Games and the World Games.

Joe Weider
A true pioneer in his efforts to bring strength and fitness consciousness to the public's attention, Joe Weider continues to use his expertise to help people the world over lead healthier, happier lives.

Joe oversees a publishing empire that includes the "bible" of bodybuilding MUSCLE & FITNESS, FLEX for the hard-core bodybuilder, MEN'S FITNESS for the active man, SHAPE, FIT PREGNANCY, NATURAL HEALTH, and MUSCLE & FITNESS HERS for women who want more out of fitness. Joe has come a long way. Today, he remains the dominant force in the fitness-publishing field because of an unyielding passion for what he does best - educating athletes and the public on the importance of physical development and nutrition.

In association with the IFBB (International Federation of BodyBuilders), led by his younger brother Ben, Joe began sponsoring physical development contests for men. In 1965 he created the Mr. Olympia contest, considered by many to be the "Super Bowl of bodybuilding". Among the most famous Mr. Olympia is Arnold Schwarzenegger, a seven-time titleholder turned film superstar.

Throughout the years Joe Weider has been recognized for his leadership, dedication and outstanding contributions to the field of physical fitness. His hard working, hands-on-everything career led him to be named Publisher of the Year in 1983 by The Periodical and Book Association; in 1992 the United States Sports Academy presented him with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Fitness Award; in May 1995, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports from California Gov. Pete Wilson. But the honor that Joe is perhaps most proud of is the Distinguished Citizen Award that was presented to him by the Boy Scouts of America in June 1991 that refers to him as "the father of fitness".