NABBA

National Amateur Body-Builders' Association Scandinavia

Universe Championships

The Universe Championships are an annual bodybuilding event organised by the National Amateur Bodybuilders Association (NABBA). It features four competitions: NABBA Amateur Mr. Universe, Professional Mr. Universe, Miss Figure, and Miss Toned Figure. First held in 1948, the contest was initially only for amateur male bodybuilders but a separate contest for professionals was added in 1952. The NABBA defines amateur as someone who has ”never entered and accepted prize money in an advertised professional event”. Miss Physique, a women’s contest, was added in 1968 and Miss Figure was introduced in 1986. A separate competition called IFBB Mr. Universe was organized by the IFBB. This changed its name to the World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships in 1976.

Mr.Universe at 1967