2022 OQS Rules

The list of Qualified Athletes and Point Standings is available at this link … 2022 OQS Standings.

The IFBB Professional League, along with Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend, is pleased to announce the 2022 Olympia Qualification System (“OQS”).

The 2022 OQS qualifies athletes for the 2022 Olympia.  The qualification period starts on September 13, 2021 and ends on November 20, 2022.

The OQS awards points to competitors placing 2nd to 5th.  The top 3 athletes with the highest point totals at the end of the qualification period qualify to compete at the Olympia.  Ties are broken in favor of the athlete with the better placings (the tier levels are also taken into consideration).  Athletes are not moved up if a position becomes vacated.

As of September 13, 2021, only the division winner at the Europa Pro Championships and only the winner at each Wellness contest qualifies for the 2022 Olympia.

Athletes who qualified for the 2021 Olympia but who could not compete due to COVID-related visa restrictions will receive 5 points towards the 2022 Olympia.


Top 5 from the 2021 Mr. Olympia
Top 3 from all other 2021 Olympia divisions
Winner of each contest
Top 3 in the Point Standings


(for all divisions except the 2021 Mr. Olympia)
4th – 12 points
5th – 11 points


Arnold Classic (USA), Rising Phoenix (does not include Arizona Pro)
2nd – 10 points
3rd – 9 points
4th – 8 points
5th – 7 points


Arnold Classic Australia,
Arnold Classic Brazil, Arnold Classic UK,
Pittsburgh Pro, New York Pro, Tampa Pro,
Toronto Pro, Japan Pro,
Europa Pro Championships
, Mr. Big Evolution Pro Portugal, Dubai Pro
2nd – 8 points
3rd – 7 points
4th – 6 points
5th – 5 points


Chicago Pro, Romania Muscle Fest Pro,
Legion Sports Fest Pro, Puerto Rico Pro,
EVLS Prague Pro
2nd – 6 points
3rd – 5 points
4th – 4 points
5th – 3 points


All other contests*
2nd – 4 points
3rd – 3 points
4th – 2 points
5th – 1 point

*Ben Weider Natural: Men’s Bodybuilding divisions 1st place awarded 5 points

September 26, 2022: The 2022 Arnold Classic UK Wheelchair division is added to the above list.

To view the 2022 OQS list of qualified athletes and point standings, please visit the OQS section of www.IFBBPRO.com, www.NPCNEWSONLINE.com or www.MROLYMPIA.com. If there are any discrepancies in published lists, IFBBPRO.com’s list is the official list.

Each athlete is solely responsible for understanding the OQS Rules and for verifying the accuracy of his or her points in the OQS Point Standings.

Questions regarding the 2022 OQS may be directed to Tony Blinn at tblinn@ifbbpro.com.