From 1950 to 1968, the
International Weightlifting Federation considered
itself as the world governing organization for Bodybuilding too
(At that time the name was therefore
FIHC - Fédération Internationale Haltérophile et
From time to time - usually at the World Weightlifting Championships
the Mr. Universe competition was held. It is not to be confused with
identical named events organized by other organizations. In particular, it
was only reserved for amateurs. The contest consisted of two each with
points assessed exercises: athletic impression (without muscle contraction)
and free posing.
In some years there was next to the overall ranking also
separate rankings in two body size classes? In the missing years
the competition was not held.
Remark: Bodybuilding in other federations as the FIHC it is not the concern of my web site.