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Code of Ethics

14.1 Competitors/Members

All members including, but not limited to, bikini, bodybuilding, physique and figure athletes, shall realize that their conduct reflects on the good name of the sport of bikini, bodybuilding, physique and figure. As such all said members and/or competitors shall be held to the following standards/code of ethics:

a) to fulfill their responsibility to society, to their coaches, to the officials and to the Executive Committee of the NBPFA;

b) to honor, dignify and support the sport of bikini, bodybuilding, physique and figure by competing in the best condition and to the best of their ability and by being in top shape when giving an exhibition or a seminar;

c) to respect their opponents on equal terms in the spirit of friendly rivalry and good sportsmanship;

d) to abide by the by-laws of the NBPFA and to respect the rules of competition and to observe them honestly in co-operation with the officials, organizers and Executive Committee.

e) to accept the decisions of the officials in the spirit of good sportsmanship without descending to selfish recriminations, realizing that those decisions have been made honestly and objectively.

f) to continue to strive for bodily perfection and correct moral principles;

g) to not engage in any acts of bullying or encourage others (family members or otherwise) to engage in bullying on a member’s behalf including, but not limited to, all acts of force, threat, harassment and/or coercion to abuse, intimidate, and/or aggressively dominate others;

h) to honor the special trust conferred upon them by their participation in and by their representation of the NBPFA and their province at national and international events and to adhere to the standards of personal conduct expected of them;

i) to recognize the value of bikini, bodybuilding, physique and figure and to promote its future by serving as an example to inspire other people to participate;

j) to co-operate with the officials and Executive Committee in the development of high standards, both moral and physical, for the sport of bikini, bodybuilding, physique and figure and in the progressive furtherance of the objects of the NBPFA; and

k) to respect all members of the NBPFA including, but not limited to, the members of the Executive Committee and not to commit any acts of slander and/or libelous against any member or members of the NBPFA including, but not limited to, the members of the Executive Committee. For greater certainty, any inquiries pertaining to officiating and/or the operation of the NBPFA should be sent privately to the Executive Committee and/or properly tabled at the General Assembly and not publicly displayed including, but not limited to, posting comments on websites, social media i.e. Facebook/Instagram pages and/or official groups and/or in public places.

 

14.2 Officials

The officials, realizing that their actions and decisions as judges, reflect on the good name of the sport of bikini, bodybuilding, physique and figure and realizing the responsibility thereby placed upon them shall be held to the following standards/code of ethics:

a) to apply honestly, impartially and objectively all the rules governing competitions;

b) to safeguard the interests of all competitors on equal terms;

c) to co-operate in providing the best possible conditions for the benefit of the competitors, other officials and Executive Committee;

d) to respect the feelings and competitive drive of the bikini, bodybuilding, physique and figure athletes and to make reasonable allowances for their heightened emotions in the heat of competition;

e) to abide by the by-laws of the NBPFA and to respect the requirements of an effective administration and to co-operate willingly and promptly with the officially elected or appointed Executive Committee in the carrying out of their duties and responsibilities;

f) to co-operate with the organizers of the competitions by rendering decisions clearly, promptly and in accordance with the requirements of the competition or judging procedures;

g) to refrain from attempting to influence the decisions of other judges and officials and to respect their individual opinions and decisions;

h) to honor the special trust conferred upon them by their selections as judges and officials and to adhere to the standards of personal conduct expected of them; and

i) to co-operate with the bikini, bodybuilding, physique and figure athletes, other officials and Executive Committee in the development of high standards, both moral and physical, for the sport of bikini, bodybuilding, physique and figure and in the progressive furtherance of the objects of the NBPFA.

 

14.3 Executive Committee:

The Executive Committee, realizing that their policies, decisions and actions reflect on the good name of the sport of bikini, bodybuilding, physique and figure and realizing the responsibility thereby placed upon them shall be held to the following standards/code of ethics:

a) to serve all members, be they bikini, bodybuilding, physique and figure athletes, officials or other Executive Committee, according to their needs;

b) to promote, through the sport of bikini, bodybuilding, physique and figure, an understanding of its objects, its values and achievements, uniting all those whom participate, in whatever capacity, in the feelings of mutual respect and friendship;

c) to safeguard the health and physical fitness of the bikini, bodybuilding, physique and figure athlete;

d) to provide the bikini, bodybuilding, physique and figure athlete with the best possible conditions for achieving bodily perfection;

e) to provide the bikini, bodybuilding, physique and figure athletes, officials and other Executive Committee with the best possible conditions for the conduct of competitions;

f) to co-operate with the organizers, officials and other Executive Committee in the carrying out of their competition duties with the utmost efficiency;

g) to abide by the by-laws of the NBPFA and to apply them in a fair and just manner when dealing with the membership of the NBPFA;

h) to recognize the value of bikini, bodybuilding, physique and figure and to co-operate with the b bikini, bodybuilding, physique and figure athletes in inspiring other people to participate in order to ensure the future of the sport of bikini, bodybuilding, physique and figure; and

i) to co-operate with all interested parties in the development of high standards, both moral and physical, for the sport of bikini, bodybuilding, physique and figure and in the progressive furtherance of the objects of the NBPFA.