Singapore Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation stripped of National Sports Association status

Mr Rano Izhar Rahmat, President of the Singapore Body-Building Federation (SBBF). The SBBF has had its National Sports Association status revoked with immediate effect. -- BH FILE PHOTO: MOHD TAUFIK A KADER
Mr Rano Izhar Rahmat, President of the Singapore Body-Building Federation (SBBF). The SBBF has had its National Sports Association status revoked with immediate effect. -- BH FILE PHOTO: MOHD TAUFIK A KADER

The Singapore Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (SBBF) has had its National Sports Association status revoked with immediate effect.

In a statement on Friday, the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) said that recent instances of doping at the national championships had called into question the federation's ability and credibility to carry out its responsibilities and obligations as the sport's governing body.

The SBBF also failed to make a representation by the given deadline of April 30 to address the scandal.

"The leadership of SBBF has consistently shown its inability to lead the sport of bodybuilding - morally and operationally. The blatant doping violations and administrative incompetence has caused fragmentation within the bodybuilding fraternity. This decision is made to start to restore credibility and to rebuild the sport of bodybuilding," said Bob Gambardella, Chief of Sports Development Group, SSC.