IFBB PRO LEAGUE ADVISORY NOTICE 2007-001

Date:
February 2, 2007
From:
Office of the Chairman
IFBB Professional League
To:
All IFBB Professional Athletes
Re:

2007 OLYMPIA QUALIFYING CRITERIA







Please be advised that, pursuant to Article 4 of the Pro Rules, the qualifying criteria for the Olympia competitions is as follows:

4.1 Mr. Olympia:
The promoter of the Mr. Olympia competition must invite the following competitors:

1. The top 6 from the previous year’s Mr. Olympia;
2. The top 6 from the same year’s Arnold Classic;
3. The top 5 from the same year’s Ironman Pro Invitational and New York Men’s Professional Bodybuilding Championships;
4. The top 3 from any Grand Prix or similar competition held after the previous year’s Mr. Olympia.
5. The winner of the Masters Professional World Championships (if applicable); and
6. Any other competitor who qualifies pursuant to Article 4.5.

4.2 Ms. Olympia:
The organizer of the Ms. Olympia competition must invite the following competitors:

1. The top 6 from the previous year’s Ms. Olympia;
2. The top 6 from the same year’s Ms. International;
3. The top 3 from any other bodybuilding competition held after the previous year's Ms. Olympia; and
4. Any other competitor who qualifies pursuant to Article 4.5.

4.3 Fitness Olympia:
The organizer of the Fitness Olympia competition must invite the following competitors:

1. The top 6 from the previous year’s Fitness Olympia (see Note 1);
2. The top 6 from the same year’s Fitness International;
3. The top 3 from any other fitness competition held after the previous year’s Fitness Olympia; and
4. Any other competitor who qualifies pursuant to Article 4.5.

4.4 Figure Olympia:
The organizer of the Figure Olympia competition must invite the following competitors:

1. The top 6 from the previous year’s Figure Olympia (see Note 1);
2. The top 6 from the same year’s Figure International;
3. The top 3 from any other figure competition held after the previous year’s Figure Olympia; and
4. Any other competitor who qualifies pursuant to Article 4.5.

4.5 Additional Factors:
The following additional factors shall apply:

1. Any former Mr/Ms/Fitness/Figure Olympia winner shall have lifetime eligibility. However, this eligibility shall not be automatic. Where more than five (5) years have elapsed since the last Olympia win, approval of the Pro League shall be required.
2. The Pro League shall have the right to increase or decrease the number of qualifying competitors from any professional bodybuilding, fitness or figure competition.
3. The organizer shall have the right to nominate one competitor, as a “special invitee”, who has not qualified for the current year’s Mr. Olympia competition. This competitor shall compete only with the approval of the Pro League.
4. In men’s and women’s competition, if the athletes who qualify for the next year’s Olympia pursuant to articles 4.1, 4.2 (see Article 4.5.5), 4.3 and 4.4 are already qualified, the next highest placed athlete will also qualify, provided he or she is not already qualified, in which case, no further athletes will qualify (see Note 2).

Note 1: Effective as of the 2006 Olympia.
Note 2: For article 4.5.5, please see IFBB Pro League Advisory Notice 2007-002.

Sincerely,

Jim Manion
Chairman
IFBB Professional League
ifbbproleague@aol.com

 


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