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Author Topic: Rest in Peace - Ben Weider - 02/01/23 - 10/17/08  (Read 16934 times)
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« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2008, 02:59:55 PM »

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/081018/national/weider_obit

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« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2008, 03:09:04 PM »

MONTREAL, Oct 18, 2008 Ben Weider, sports leader, scholar, businessman, and philanthropist, known and honored worldwide for his pioneering work promoting and organizing the sport of bodybuilding and groundbreaking work as a self-taught but hugely influential and popular Napoleonic historian and author, died suddenly Friday in Montreal, city of his birth and lifelong home. He was 85 years old.
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« Reply #52 on: October 18, 2008, 03:10:41 PM »

RIP Mr. Weider
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« Reply #53 on: October 18, 2008, 03:13:16 PM »

R.I.P Ben
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« Reply #54 on: October 18, 2008, 03:13:34 PM »

Poor guy didn't live to see his dream of bodybuilding in the Olympics  Embarrassed

Poor guy lol WTF is wrong with you? He did just fine.
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« Reply #55 on: October 18, 2008, 03:16:37 PM »


Now it's they founded the IFBB in 1940!

actually it was December 1947 that they first announced the name.  The 1948 Mr Eastern North America was the first Weider contest to use IFBB, although Dan Lurie had used the name prior to that.   The Weiders held 9 contests between 1948 and 1952, then nothing until 1959.  1964 was the first 'international congress'.   and the IFBB didn't become a legal corporation until 1969.

http://www.musclememory.com/wiki/index.php?title=History_of_the_IFBB
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« Reply #56 on: October 18, 2008, 03:19:01 PM »

Poor guy lol WTF is wrong with you? He did just fine.

if you knew your history, you'd have realized he was being ironic.  Ben made a big big deal about how his life long dream of getting bodybuilding in the Olympics would finally be realized with the 1976 Montreal Olympics.
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« Reply #57 on: October 18, 2008, 03:26:49 PM »

WOW!...feels like I've lost a friend....Ben did a lot for bodybuilding....RIP
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« Reply #58 on: October 18, 2008, 04:08:56 PM »

thank you mr ben weider for your contributions to history and culture.  you left the world wiser and richer than you found it. my condolences to huguette and the entire weider family
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« Reply #59 on: October 18, 2008, 04:30:45 PM »

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« Reply #60 on: October 18, 2008, 04:34:32 PM »

I knew Ben pretty well and have to admit that he always appeared in public as a perfect gentleman in his blue blazer and spoke somewhat like an early English aristocrat.

It was Ben who spoke so convincingly on behalf of the IFBB and convinced one and all to join up with the IFBB at the NPC Nationals in Santa Monica. What year was that, Tim?
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« Reply #61 on: October 18, 2008, 04:36:42 PM »

if you knew your history, you'd have realized he was being ironic.  Ben made a big big deal about how his life long dream of getting bodybuilding in the Olympics would finally be realized with the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

Calm down, I don't take ND or my "history" as seriously you 2 iron age nudnicks. Embarrassed
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« Reply #62 on: October 18, 2008, 04:50:15 PM »

From watching the O I would have thought Joe would have been the first to go.

P.I.P.

Nvm, I mixed them up...

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« Reply #63 on: October 18, 2008, 05:01:17 PM »

Calm down, I don't take ND or my "history" as seriously you 2 iron age nudnicks. Embarrassed

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha my ass you don't take me seriously , remember your little meltdown ? you know the one Ron had to have a talk to you about? let me remind you?  Wink


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« Reply #64 on: October 18, 2008, 05:21:05 PM »

Rest in Peace mr.Weider
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« Reply #65 on: October 18, 2008, 06:29:56 PM »

RIP Mr Ben Weider.
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« Reply #66 on: October 18, 2008, 06:30:43 PM »

SIP Ben.
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« Reply #67 on: October 18, 2008, 06:36:30 PM »

P.I.P.
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« Reply #68 on: October 18, 2008, 06:45:05 PM »

Wow.RIP Ben
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« Reply #69 on: October 18, 2008, 07:20:53 PM »

RIP Ben. Like him or not, he did so much for the sport.
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« Reply #70 on: October 18, 2008, 07:32:54 PM »

Ben seemed to be everywhere from the 1970s right though to the early 2000's Promoting BB around the Globe, you'd see Mr Weider in the back Pages of Flex etc, presenting all sorts of awards to different heads of BB federations around the world, obviously Health/age reasons are why Ben handed over the Reigs to his long time sidekick/assistant/friend Rafael Santonja some years back, Ben's dream of achieving Official Olympic Recognition for BB as a actual sport to  compete in the Olympics did not and in my view will not achieve Acceptance for obvious Public/Mainstream reasons...However it would be wrong to suggest for one moment Ben didnot give 110% into making that Dream a reality or his never say die attitude for gaining more and more Public recognition for BB as a respectable sport, Mr Weider you were a true general for the BB and your work ethic for both the Ifbb and the sport in General was incredible, Ben you have more than EARNED the right for a long rest mate...Condolences to your Family and in particular your Brother Joe.


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« Reply #71 on: October 18, 2008, 09:26:37 PM »

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« Reply #72 on: October 18, 2008, 11:00:37 PM »

RIP Ben and condolences to Joe and the Weider Family

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« Reply #73 on: October 18, 2008, 11:06:38 PM »

MONTREAL, Oct 18, 2008 Ben Weider, supplement charlatan, schmoe, cheapskate, and greedy cutthroat, despised and degraded worldwide for his seedy work promoting and organizing the sport of gay muscle bears in thongs and mundane work as a self-centered and hugely unnoticed but popular symbol of old man gayness , died suddenly Friday in Montreal, city of his birth and lifelong home. He was 85 years old.

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« Reply #74 on: October 18, 2008, 11:14:07 PM »

RIP, another pioneer gone, behind the scenes more so, but a pioneer no less. Cry
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