Even before the Norwegian Powerlifting Federation was officially born there was national championships in Norway. Famous olympic weightlifter Leif Jensen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leif_Jenssen), winner at the Summer Olympics in München in 1972, warmed up for his olympic gold with being the best lifter in powerlifting (!) at the national championships only months prior to the olympic games.
Winner of Bikini Fitness was reborn some years ago, but it also existed in the seventies. Wife of Mr. Olympia Frank Zane (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Zane) won the bikinicontest at NABBA Mr.Universe.