Robin Chang explains IFBB Pro League situation
The top man of the Olympia Weekend, Director of Promotions Mr. Robin Chang explained in detail the situation between the IFBB Pro League and the IFBB.
Robin is a person that takes his work seriously and the finished product of the Olympia Weekend is proof of that.
Robin is usually very silent when it comes to controversy, but today he went to his official Facebook page to explain in detail the situation between the IFBB Pro League and the IFBB.
In a couple of paragraph’s Robin makes you wonder how the IFBB will continue with their IFBB Elite Pro series.
Robin’s comments, raise many questions from athletes especially from Europe and others who compete with the IFBB.
The IFBB went from being the biggest federation in the world to becoming a federation that many people doubt now since a IFBB Pro card can only be attained with the IFBB Pro League that is run by Jim Manion.
Evolutionofbodybuilding.net is at the Arnold Classic Europe in Barcelona and we are eagerly waiting to see if any more news will be released about this situation from the IFBB.
This is Robin Chang’s statement in full:
Now that the 2017 Olympia Weekend is behind us, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support and address some of the rumors and lies that has been posted online.
The following are my opinions and in no way reflect those of the IFBB Professional League, the NPC and American Media, Inc.
* There is only ONE IFBB Professional League.
* The same IFBB Professional League that has sanctioned the Olympia Weekend and the Arnold Classics around the world the past 13 years.
* The same IFBB Professional League that has increased prize money for the athletes from $1.3 million in 2005 to $4.1 million in 2016
* The same IFBB Professional League that had 15 pro contests in 2005, and GREW THE SPORT to 108 pro contests worldwide in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, North America, South America, Africa and throughout Europe.
* The same IFBB Professional League with the sole authority to grant IFBB Professional League status to athletes and judges, and to sanction IFBB Professional League contests worldwide.
* The same IFBB Professional League that has helped hundreds of amateur athletes around the world turn pro, despite their National Federation’s effort to keep them as amateurs.
* The IFBB Professional League is the ONLY path to IFBB Pro status through its Pro Qualifiers. These Pro Qualifiers will be open to all amateur athletes from ANY organizations around the world. Amateur athletes are now free to compete wherever they wish without fear of penalty or suspension.
* The IFBB Professional League does NOT operate under an antiquated system with ridiculous rules, restrictions, and sanctions that no longer apply to the current competitive climate.
* The IFBB Professional League is NOT associated/affiliated with the IFBB, or its so-called “Elite Pro.”
Just as our founding fathers, Joe and Ben Weider entrusted me/AMI/David Pecker with the Olympia Weekend, they entrusted the IFBB Professional League and their legacy to Mr. Jim Manion.
Just a reminder…before the IFBB Professional League decided to separate itself from the IFBB, what did the IFBB offer their athletes? Ask yourself this, “ What is the IFBB offering you now WITHOUT the IFBB Professional League?”
This is an exciting time for ALL athletes involved in our beloved sport. Don’t let the lies and propaganda mislead you. If your dream is to turn professional and one day step on the Olympia stage, there’s only one choice, and that’s the IFBB PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE!