The IFBB is a member of the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and the
International World Games Association (IWGA); is recognized by over 90 National Olympic Committees
(NOCs); and regularly participates as a medal sport in IOC recognized Regional Games.
The National Physique Committee (NPC) is the number one amateur bodybuilding organization in the United States.
The sport's top amateur athletes realize the NPC is their route to the world's largest bodybuilding organization -
the International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB), and to professional success.
The National Gym Association (NGA), founded in 1979, is an amateur bodybuilding organization whose goals are to
promote bodybuilding events for drug-free athletes. The NGA is the amateur affiliate to the World Natural
Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF), and as such, runs pro-qualifiers for this organization.