PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, [October 4, 2016] – The IFBB Professional League, in conjunction with Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend, is pleased to announce the 2017 Olympia Qualification Series.
The Olympia Qualification Series awards points to competitors placing 2nd to 5th. At the end of the Olympia qualifying season, the three competitors with the highest point totals qualify to compete at the Olympia. Ties in 3rd place are broken in favor of the competitor with the better placings over the qualifying season. The tier level is taken into consideration. Athletes are not moved up if a top 3 athlete cannot compete. 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 2017 Olympia Qualification Series are awarded as follows: