PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, September 30, 2015 – The IFBB Professional League, in conjunction with Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend, announces the 2016 Olympia Qualification Series, a point-based system that determines qualifiers for all Olympia divisions.
The Olympia Qualification Series awards points to competitors placing 2nd to 5th at IFBB Pro League competitions. At the end of the Olympia qualifying season, the five competitors with the highest point totals qualify to compete at the Olympia. Ties in 5th place in the top 5 point standings will be broken in favor of the competitor with the better competition placings over the qualifying season.
Since the winner of each competition automatically qualifies, no points are awarded for first place. Additionally, competitors placing in the top 5 at the Olympia automatically qualify for the following year.
Points and qualifications in the 2016 Olympia Qualification Series are awarded as follows:
TIER 1: ARNOLD CLASSIC (USA)
2nd 8 points
3rd 7 points
4th 6 points
5th 5 points
TIER 2: ARNOLD CLASSIC (SPAIN), PRAGUE PRO, NEW YORK PRO,
2nd 6 points
3rd 5 points
4th 4 points
5th 3 points
TIER 3: ARNOLD CLASSIC (BRAZIL & AUSTRALIA), PITTSBURGH PRO
2nd 5 points
3rd 4 points
4th 3 points
5th 2 points
TIER 4: ALL OTHER COMPETITIONS
2nd 4 points
3rd 3 points
4th 2 points
5th 1 point
The 2016 Olympia Qualification Series takes effect as of September 18, 2015.
To view the 2016Olympia Qualification Series standings, as well as the current qualifiers for the 2016 Olympia, visit IFBBPRO.com, MROLYMPIA.com or NPCNEWSONLINE.com.
Questions regarding the Olympia Qualification Series may be directed to the
Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend office at email@example.com.