2021 Olympia Qualification System Rules

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The IFBB Professional League, along with Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend, is pleased to announce the 2021 Olympia Qualification System (“OQS”).

The 2021 OQS qualifies athletes for the 2021 OLYMPIA.  The qualification period starts on October 19, 2020 and ends on September 12, 2021.

The OQS awards points to competitors placing 2nd to 5th.  Depending on the division, the top 3 or top 5 athletes with the highest point totals 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.

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July 21, 2021: The 2021 Olympia Qualifying Season runs from October 19, 2020 to September 12, 2021.  Based on past statistics, Classic Physique was initially placed in the “More than 25 Contests in a Division” category.  Due to COVID restrictions, some Classic Physique contests were later cancelled or postponed.  As a result, Classic Physique was moved to the “25 or less Contests in a Division” category and the point standings were recalculated in accordance with the OQS Rules shown below. 

25 OR LESS CONTESTS IN A DIVISION
(MBB, 212, CP, FIT, FIG, WP, WBB, WELL)
 MORE THAN 25 CONTESTS IN A DIVISION (MP, BIK)

WHO QUALIFIES?

  • Top 5 from the 2020 Olympia
  • Winner of each contest
  • Top 3 in the Point Standings

TIER 1 CONTESTS:

Arnold Classic (USA), Rising Phoenix
2nd – 10 points
3rd – 9 points
4th – 8 points
5th – 7 points

TIER 2 CONTESTS:

Arnold Classic Australia,
Arnold Classic Brazil, Arnold Classic UK,
Pittsburgh Pro, New York Pro, Tampa Pro,
Toronto Pro, Japan Pro,
Europa Pro Championships

2nd – 8 points
3rd – 7 points
4th – 6 points
5th – 5 points

TIER 3 CONTESTS:

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

TIER 4 CONTESTS:

All other contests*

2nd – 4 points
3rd – 3 points
4th – 2 points
5th – 1 point

*Ben Weider Natural: MBB 1st place awarded 5 points

WHO QUALIFIES?

  • Winner from the 2020 Olympia
  • Winner of each contest
  • Top 5 in the Point Standings

Olympia

2nd – 12 points
3rd – 11 points
4th – 10 points
5th – 9 points

Arnold Classic (USA)

2nd – 10 points
3rd – 9 points
4th – 8 points
5th – 7 points


All other contests

2nd – 5 points
3rd – 4 points
4th – 3 points
5th – 2 points

 

 

To view the 2021 OQS list of qualified athletes and point standings, please visit the OQS section of www.IFBBPRO.com, www.MROLYMPIA.com or www.NPCNEWSONLINE.com.

Questions regarding the 2021 OQS may be directed to Tony Blinn at tblinn@ifbbpro.com.