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Separate World Championships are organised for men, women children, juniors and masters on an annual basis in different locations. 

Events are open to IFBB-affiliated national federations and participation of athletes is limited to A and B teams, which are selected following qualifying competitions in each country. 

These Championships provide the most number of points towards the IFBB Elite World Rankings. 

The places and dates of the 2020 IFBB World Championships are:

World Children's Championships - Cacak, Serbia, June 19 to 21

World Fitness Championships - TBD, October 16 to 18

World Junior Championships - Targu Mures, Romania, October 23 to 26

World Fit Model Championships - Latvia, Riga, October 31 to November 2

World Men’s Championships - Xi’An, China, November 4 to 9

World Masters Championships - Antalya, Turkey, December 4 to 6