Bodybuilding in Spain is called culturismo or fisicoculturismo in Castellano or culturisme in Catalan. I am not quite sure how big a sport or movement bodybuilding is in Spain. Here in Mallorca, the fitness movement seems big enough to warrant an annual competition, now in its fifth year. This afternoon at 17h00 you could head to Alcúdia and the Auditori there. For the admission fee of 20 € you could then witness the ladies and the caballeros let their muscles play to win the accolade of Mister Baleares, or Miss Baleares as the case would be. Soledad Quiña may be in with a chance to win the title of Bodyfitness femenino. The male category for Classic Bodybuilding seems wide open this year.
Wikipedia tells us that “In the early 2000s, the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB) attempted to make bodybuilding an Olympic sport. The IFBB obtained full IOC membership in 2000. An attempt was made to get bodybuilding approved as a demonstration event at the Olympic Games which, if successful, would lead to it being added as a full contest. This did not happen as of yet. Olympic recognition for bodybuilding remains controversial since many argue that bodybuilding is not a sport.” Thanks for sharing that information.
The photo (top) was taken from the Internet, courtesy of diariodemallorca.es.