NABBA USA® OFFICIAL CODE OF ETHICS

 

     
We believe that the sport of bodybuilding is an ideal means for achieving total physical fitness and bodily perfection.  It is a constructive force for developing discipline of the mind as well as of the body.  We also believe that this discipline should find expression not only in quality health habits and planned physical exercise, but also in clean living, quality sportsmanship, and friendly relationships between competitors, officials, and administrators.NABBA USA

To meet these ends, we have published the following codes of ethics for competitors, officials, and organizers under NABBA USA.

 

 

 

Competitors Responsibilities:

We, the bodybuilders, realizing that our conduct reflects on the quality name of the sport of bodybuilding, and realizing the responsibility thereby placed upon us, pledge ourselves:NABBA USA

  1. To fulfill our responsibility to society, to our coaches, and to the officials, promoters, and administrators of NABBA USA.

  2. To honor, dignify and support the sport of bodybuilding by competing to the best of our ability, and to be in top shape when giving an exhibition or a seminar.

  3. To respect our opponents on equal terms in the spirit of friendly rivalry and quality sportsmanship.

  4. To respect the rules of competition and to observe them honestly in cooperation with the officials.

  5. To accept the decisions of the judges in the spirit of quality sportsmanship without descending to selfish recriminations, realizing that those decisions have been made honestly and objectively.

  6. To continue striving for bodily perfection and correct moral principles.

  7. To honor the special trust conferred upon us by our participation and representation of our country, and to adhere to the standard of personal conduct expected of us.

  8. To recognize the value of bodybuilding and to promote its future by serving as an example to inspire others to participate.

  9. To cooperate with our administrators in the development of high standards, both moral and physical, for the sport of bodybuilding and in the progressive furtherance of the aims of NABBA UAA.

  10. Win, lose or draw – you will shake the hand and congratulate your opponents.

 

Official’s Responsibilities

We, the officials, realizing that our actions and decisions as judges, etc., reflect on the quality name of the sport of bodybuilding, and realizing the responsibility thereby placed upon us, pledge ourselves:NABBA USA

  1. To apply honestly, impartially, and objectively, all rules controlling the competition.

  2. To safeguard the interests of all competitors on equal terms.

  3. To cooperate in providing the best possible conditions for the competitions for the benefit of the competitors, officials, and administrators.

  4. To respect the feelings and competitive drive of the bodybuilders, and to make allowances for their heightened emotions in the heat of competition.

  5. To respect the requirements of an effective administration and to cooperate willingly and promptly with the officially-appointed administrators.

  6. To cooperate with the controllers of the competitions by rendering decisions clearly and promptly, and in accordance with the requirements of the competition or judging procedure.

  7. To refrain from attempting to influence the decisions of other judges or officials, and to respect their individual opinions and decisions.

  8. To honor the special trust conferred on us by our selection as judges or officials, and to adhere to the standards of personal conduct expected of us.

  9. To cooperate with our bodybuilders and administrators in the development of high standards, both moral and physical, for the sport of bodybuilding and in the progressive furtherance of the aims of NABBA.

 

Organizer’s Responsibilities

To provide quality judging arrangements and facilities. These should include the following:NABBA USA

  1. Provide the Judges Chairman with a full list of competitors (all divisions).

  2. A reception area – preferably at the judging venue – and officials to check-in athletes and distribute numbers.

  3. Adequate backstage and dressing room facilities (male and female), properly sign-posted, and if possible, close to the stage.

  4. Height measuring equipment.

  5. Two officials to supervise measuring.

  6. Marshals to co-ordinate athletes between dressing room and backstage.

  7. Quality stage and lighting facilities.

  8. Quality music facilities.

  9. Quality microphone facilities – including table microphone.

  10. A proper table and seating arrangement for judging.

  11. A supply of blank paper, pens, etc.

  12. A supply of refreshments.

  13. Officials to coordinate, manage permutations, and tabulate each comparison call-out.

  14. Competitors Numbers must be legible – preferably black numbers on a white background.

  15. Minimum size 4” high x 3 1/4” wide (10.16 x 8.25 cm).

  16. They must also carry an attachment clip.

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