Earlier this year, SSC asked the SBBF to explain a number of controversies, including doping at books by shin ohtake the Singapore National Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships, de-afilliation by the Singapore National Olympic Council and “other governance matters”. SBBF failed to respond by the given deadline of 30 April. When approached by SSC, Rano Izhar Rahmat, president of the federation, did not provide a satisfactory answer, the council added. SSC said it then concluded that SBBF could “no longer represent or serve the interest of the sport and its athletes in the capacity of a national governing body”. The leadership of SBBF has consistently shown its inability to lead the sport of bodybuilding morally and operationally,” said Bob Gambardella, chief of Sports Development Group at SSC. “The blatant doping violations and administrative incompetence has caused fragmentation within the bodybuilding fraternity,” he added.
Source: http://sg.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/fit-to-post-sports/singapore-bodybuilding-federation-delisted-singapore-sports-council-090621915.html

MusclePharm Scores 17 Bodybuilding.com Supplement Awards Nominations

The Singapore Sports Council has revoked the Singapore Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation’s (SBBF) status as a national sports association after questions were raised about the federation’s ability and credibility to carry out its responsibilities. SINGAPORE: The Singapore Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation’s (SBBF) status as a national sports association has been revoked by the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) after questions were raised about the federation’s ability and credibility to carry out its responsibilities. The SSC said the federation failed to satisfactorily clarify issues of concern relating to doping. The council’s decision means the federation will not be able to represent Singapore in any multi-sports games, such as the Southeast Asian Games, and they will not be getting any funding from the council. The federation said it respects the decision and will not be asking for a second chance.
Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sport/bodybuilding-sbbf-s-nsa/779536.html

Why Bodybuilding Steroids Do Not Belong In Vitamins

KUALA LUMPUR: Sazali Samad, fresh from bagging gold at the World Police and Fire Games in Belfast earlier this month, is aiming to make it a triple celebration at the Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Championships in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, at the end of the month. The Batu Pahat-born police officer will be defending his Mr Asia title in the lightweight category (below 70kg) on Merdeka Day Aug 31 which also happens to be his youngest child Nur Aleesya Hanas birthday. I retained my Asian title in Guangzhou last year and Im hoping to do it again, said the father of five. Ill be competing on Merdeka Day … Im determined not just to fly the Jalur Gemilang high but make it a happy day for my family as my youngest child will be two years old on that day! Sazali first won the Mr Asia title in 1996 in the bantamweight category (65kg). He then followed it up with victories in bantamweight category in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2009 and 2010 breaking Malek Noors record of six Mr Asia titles. Sazali has since gone on to win the title two more times in 2011 and 2012, both times in the lightweight category. I continued to train hard during the fasting month. It was tough and I needed to motivate myself because I was carrying all those heavy weights without any water or food during training. It gets harder as you get older, but bodybuilding is my passion … I cant live without it, said Sazali, who has also won a record eighth title (lightweight category) at the World Bodybuilding and Physique Championships in Hungary in November. The 45-year-old leads a 12-member strong Malaysian team at the Asian meet.
Source: http://www.thestar.com.my/Sport/Other-Sport/2013/08/17/sazali-aiming-for-triple-celebration.aspx

But if youre a woman taking a vitamin B supplement, the last things you might expect are your voice growing lower, your hair thinning out or growing oddly, and your menstrual cycle stopping. Thats why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a July 26th warning that a B vitamin product sold from a one-woman Long Island supplement company contained two anabolic, or bodybuilding, steroid drugs. One, methasterone, is regulated as a Schedule III controlled substance while the other, dimethazine, can be metabolized to generate two molecules of a methasterone derivative. Methasterone is one of a series of steroids initially synthesized in the 1950s by Syntex, now part of Roche, but it never reached the market. Depending on the dose taken, anabolic steroids can cause liver damage, blood clots, muscle pain, masculinizing effects in women and, in men, testicular shrinkage, infertility, and breast enlargement.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkroll/2013/08/06/bodybuilding-steroids-dont-belong-in-vitamin-products/

Bodybuilding.com suspends sales of pre-workout Craze

The Bodybuilding.com Supplement Awards recognize superior products and brands in the fitness and supplement industry. Nominations are based on sales among the 9,900+ products carried by the site. In the past four years, MusclePharm has won 14 Bodybuilding.com Awards, including 2012 Brand of the Year. “It’s an honor to have MusclePharm products and the brand recognized again this year by Bodybuilding.com,” said Brad Pyatt, founder and CEO, MusclePharm. “As athletes, scientists and fitness enthusiasts, we’re committed to delivering the best products to consumers and proud to receive this seal of approval from our customers and fans.” “Being nominated for a Bodybuilding.com Supplement Award is quite an accomplishment,” explains Bodybuilding.com CEO, Ryan DeLuca. “Nominees are the most popular brands and products on our site and the public chooses the final winners. A Bodybuilding.com Supplement Award is really the ultimate consumer vote of confidence as it means that the supplement users have deemed that brand or product the most trustworthy and effective of its kind.” MusclePharm has been nominated for the following 2013 Bodybuilding.com Awards: — Brand Of the Year – MusclePharm — Pre-Workout Supplement of the Year – Assault — Recovery Supplement of the Year – AMINO1 — Amino Supplement of the Year – AMINO1 — Multi-Vitamin Supplement of the Year – Armor-V — Supplement of the Year – Assault — Men’s Support Supplement of the Year – Battle Fuel XT — Best Overall Protein Powder of the Year – Combat Powder — Supplement of the Year – Combat Powder — Best Packaging of the Year – MP — Casein Supplement of the Year – MP CASEIN — Creatine Supplement of the Year – MP Creatine — Glutamine Supplement of the Year – MP Glutamine — RTD Supplement of the Year – MuscleGel Shot — Clothing Brand of The Year – MusclePharm Sportswear — Breakout Supplement of the Year – Z-Core — Fat-Loss Supplement of the Year – Shred Matrix Winners will be determined via an online voting system that will live on Bodybuilding.com July 15, 2013 – August 12, 2013.
Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/musclepharm-scores-17-bodybuildingcom-supplement-awards-nominations-2013-07-15

Bodybuilding: Sazali seeking triple joy

EDT August 13, 2013 The pre-workout supplement Craze, sold by Driven Sports, was named 2012 New Supplement of the Year by bodybuilding.com. (Photo: Alison Young, USA TODAY) Story Highlights Leading sports supplement retailer Bodybuilding.com wants more tests of powder Craze Craze is no longer listed as a nominee for website’s 2013 Supplement of the Year awards Actions come after USA TODAY investigation of the product’s maker SHARE 320 CONNECT 72 TWEET 4 COMMENTEMAILMORE A leading sports supplement retailer is the latest to suspend sales of the pre-workout powder Craze in the wake of a USA TODAY investigation of the product’s maker. Bodybuilding.com general counsel Bill Carter said Monday the online retailer pulled Craze out of its supplement store late Friday while it seeks further testing of the product. The popular website also has removed Craze from its list of nominees for 2013 Pre-Workout Supplement of the Year. “The main message is there are too many questions, and my view on this is the responsible thing is to investigate it and hold off on sales until we get a definitive answer,” Carter said. Tests by the U.S.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/05/bodybuilding-site-suspends-sales-of-sports-supplement-craze/2618967/