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WELCOME

Joe Weider's Olympia Amateur Spain is considered one of the most important event of Fitness and Bodybuilding in Europe. Beside traditional men’s bodybuilding, our amateur version will also include men’s classic bodybuilding, men’s physique as well as Figure, women’s physique, women’s bodybuilding, Fitness and bikini and now 15 Novice new categories– full spectrum of the spectacular physique sports performed in the amateur nowadays.

This time, the 2019 Joe Weider's Olympia Amateur Spain will be held in Alicante again.

It will be an amazing weekend, where the best athletes will meet with the aim to achieve the such desired professional card awarded by the IFBB PRO LEAGUE.

Emilio Martínez

Promoter, Spain

This Pro Qualifier Contest will be open to ALL amateur athletes worldwide regardless of their federation affiliations.

The only contests the IFBB Professional League will recognize for Professional Status are the Pro Qualifiers associated with the IFBB Professional League; no other contests will be acknowledged.

The IFBB Pro League Pro Qualifiers are the ONLY way to compete on the IFBB Professional League stage, including the OLYMPIA.

In addition, the most outstanding companies in the sector will have the opportunity to present all their novelties at the EXPO that will take place in the Alicante Trade Fair Institution (IFA) complex, at the same time as the competition.

LOCATION

Alicante. Spain

Alicante, or Alacant, both the Spanish and Valencian being official names, is a city and port in Spain on the Costa Blanca, the capital of the province of Alicante and of the comarca of Alacantí, in the south of the Valencian Community. It is also a historic Mediterranean port. The population of the city of Alicante proper was 330,525, estimated as of 2016, ranking as the second-largest Valencian city. Including nearby municipalities, the Alicante conurbation had 452,462 residents. The population of the metropolitan area (including Elche and satellite towns) was 757,085 as of 2014estimates, ranking as the eighth-largest metropolitan area of Spain.

Amongst the most notable features of the city are the Castle of Santa Bárbara, which sits high above the city, and the port of Alicante. The latter was the subject of bitter controversy in 2006–2007 as residents battled, successfully, to keep it from being changed into an industrial estate.The Santa Bárbara castle is situated on Mount Benacantil, overlooking the city. The tower (La Torreta) at the top, is the oldest part of the castle, while part of the lowest zone and the walls were constructed later in the 18th century. The promenade Explanada de España, lined by palm trees, is paved with 6.5 million marble floor tiles creating a wavy form and is one of the most lovely promenades in Spain.

VENUE

IFA  Institución Ferial Alicantina

Find the latest developments in the sector. For three days, the best companies of fitness, sports nutrition and food, machinary and training equipment, all kinds of sports accessories, clothing... will be present at the EXPO.

Address: N-340, Km 731 – 03320 Elche (Alicante).
Latitude 38 ° 17’ 46 ‘’ N  
Length 0 ° 34’ 30 ‘’ 0
Phone: (+34) 96 665 7600
Province: Alicante
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Arrival / Airports

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All the costs of traveling, hotel accommodations, transport from and to the airport and meals are the responsibilities of the individual athletes.

Partners Hotels


www.hotelareca.es

Hotel Areca

Special prices for the event. Please indicate: OLYMPIA when doing the reservation.
In order to enjoy this offer, YOU MUST INDICATE YOUR ARE COMING TO OLYMPIA.

Address: C/ Limón, 2. 03320 - Torrellano.
Elche - Alicante (Spain)
Phone: + 34 965 685 477
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www.hotelspaportamaris.com

Hotel Spa Porta Maris

Sercotel Spa Porta Maris is a luxurious 4-star hotel in Alicante, located between the Postiguet beach and the Alicante marina, with excellent panoramic views of the sea and right in front of the new Mediterranean Casino. Reference: OLYMPIA

Address: Plaza Puerta del Mar 3.
Elche - Alicante (Spain)
Phone: + 34 965 147 021
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www.abbacentrumalicante.com/en/

Hotel ABBA Centrum Alicante

Abba Centrum Alicante Hotel is a four star hotel, which has an excellent location. 10% discount over existing prices on booking.com or www.abbahoteles.com * If places are available. Referral: “OLYMPIA".

Address: C/ Pintor Lorenzo Casanova, 33- 35
03003 Elche - Alicante (Spain)
Phone: + 34 965 130 440
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www.hotelalicantemaya.com

Hotel Maya Alicante

The Hotel Maya Alicante is at the foot of Mount Benacantil and the famous Castle of Santa Barbara, from which you can enjoy a fantastic and complete view of the bay of Alicante. REFERRAL: “OLYMPIA”

Address: Canónigo Manuel Penalva N.º 2
03002 Elche - Alicante (Spain)
Phone: + 34 965 261 211
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IFBB PRO LEAGUE RULES

TANNING

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The Open Contest has banned all tans that can be wiped off. An official will check the tan of all athletes backstage and if the tan comes off by simply wiping, the athlete will be told to remove the tan before going on stage.

REGISTRATION FEE

The Joe Weider's Olympia Spain Registration Fee of EUR 250 (Euros) will have to be paid in advance online through at PAYPAL:

Your coach can attend for a fee of 50€. This fee can be paid through the “Backstage Coach access” form. *Please make sure you include the name of the athlete in the NOTE FIELD.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Registrations payments made after may 25 2019 or at the registration will be € 300

NEW CATEGORY

This is special category for all competitors who have NOT won their class in any IFBB PRO Competition (IFBB Pro League Arnold Classic, IFBB Pro League Olympia amateur, IFBB Pro League Ben Weider Classic, IFBB Pro Qualifier). All competitors from other federations are admitted.

The novice registration fee of 100€ must be paid in advance through the link

In this category only those athletes who cross over with the Ben Weider WWC Pro qualifier (200€ ) will be able to choose the pro card.

The coach pass for the locker room area is 50€ extra. The registration will be made in the specific form “Backstage Coach acces”.*

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Registration payments made from Januray 1, 2019 to may 24 will cost 100€ and registration payments made from may 25 will cost 150€.

CATEGORIES AND EXIT ORDER

SATURDAY JUNE 08.    9:00 am PREJUDGIN - FINALS

DIVISION
CATEGORY
Women’s Fitwell (Wellness)
Open Class
AWARD CEREMONY
Women’s BodyBuilding
Open Class
AWARD CEREMONY
OVERALL WOMEN’S BB - PRO QUALIFIER
NOVICE - Women´s Physique
Open Class
Women's Physique
Open Class
Women’s Physique
Up to and incl. 5’4” / 163 cm
Women’s Physique
Over 5’4” / 163 cm, up to and incl. 5’6” / 168 cm
Women’s Physique
Over 5’6” / 168 cm
AWARD CEREMONY
OVERALL WOMEN´S PHYSIQUE - PRO QUALIFIER
Men´s Physique Junior NOVICE
Open Class
Men´s Physique Junior
Open Class
AWARD CEREMONY
Masters Men’s Physique - over 35 years NOVICE
Open Class
Masters Men’s Physique - over 35 years
Up to and including 5’ 10” / 178 cm
Masters Men’s Physique - over 35 years
Over 5’ 10” / 178 cm
AWARD CEREMONY
Men’s Physique NOVICE
Up to inc. 5`8``/174 cm
Men’s Physique NOVICE
Over 5`88``1/2 (174 cm) up to and incl 5`10`1/2 (179 cm)
Men’s Physique NOVICE
Over 5`10 1/2 (179 cm)
AWARD CEREMONY
Men’s Physique
Up to and incluiding 5´7´´/ 170 cm
Men’s Physique
Over 5’7” / 170 cm, up to and incl. 5’8” / 173 cm
Men’s Physique
Over 5’8” / 173 cm, up to and incl. 5’9” / 176 cm
Men’s Physique
Over 5’9” / 176 cm, up to and incl. 5’11” / 180 cm
Men’s Physique
Over 5’11” / 180 cm, up to and incl. 6’0” / 183 cm
Men’s Physique
Over 6’0 / 183 cm
AWARD CEREMONY
OVERALL MEN´S PHYSIQUE - PRO QUALIFIER

SATURDAY JUNE 08.    16:00 pm PREJUDGIN - FINALS

DIVISION
CATEGORY
Fitness
Open Class
AWARD CEREMONY - PRO CARD FITNESS
Figure NOVICE
Open Class
Figure - Class A
Up to and including 5’ 42” (157 cm)
Figure - Class B
Over 5’ 2”/157 cm up to and including 5’ 4” (163 cm)
Figure - Class C
Over 5’ 4” (163 cm)
Figure Master - over 35 years
Open Class
AWARD CEREMONY
OVERALL FIGURE PRO QUALIFIER
Womens´s Bikini Junior NOVICE
Open Class
Womens´s Bikini Junior
Open Class
AWARD CEREMONY
Women´s Bikini Over over 35 years NOVICE

Open Class

Women´s Bikini Over over 35 years

Up to and including 5’ 4” (163 cm)

Women´s Bikini Over over 35 years

Over 5’ 4” (163 cm)

AWARD CEREMONY
Women´s Bikini - Class A

Up to and including 5’ 1” (155 cm)

Women´s Bikini - Class B

Over 5’ 1” and up to and including 5’ 2” (157 cm)

Women´s Bikini - Class C

Over 5’ 2” and up to and including 5’ 3” (160 cm)

Women´s Bikini - Class D

Over 5’ 3” and up to and including 5’ 4” (163 cm)

Women´s Bikini - Class E

Over 5’ 4” and up to and including 5’ 5” (165 cm)

Women´s Bikini - Class F

Over 5’ 5” and up to and including 5’ 6” (168 cm)

Women´s Bikini - Class G

Over 5’ 6” and up to and including 5’ 7” (170 cm)

Women´s Bikini - Class H

Over 5’ 7” (170 cm)

AWARD CEREMONY
OVERALL BIKINI PRO QUALIFIER

SUNDAY JUNE 09.    16:00 pm PREJUDGIN - FINALS

DIVISION
CATEGORY
Men´s Classic Physique NOVICE

Open Class

Master Men´s Classic Physique - over 40 years

Open Class

AWARD CEREMONY
Men´s Classic Physique - Class A

Up to and incl. 5’7” / 170 cm**

Men´s Classic Physique - Class B

Over5’7” /170cm,up to and incl. 5’10” /178cm**

Men´s Classic Physique - Class C

Over 5’10”/178cm,up to and incl. 6’0”/183 cm**

Men´s Classic Physique - Class D

Over 6’ 0” / 183**

AWARD CEREMONY
OVERALL MEN´S CLASSIC PHYSIQUE - PRO QUALIFIER
Men´s Bodybuilding NOVICE

Up to and incl. 80 kg.

Men´s Bodybuilding NOVICE

Over 80 kg

AWARD CEREMONY
Masters Men´s Bodybuilding - over 40 years - NOVICE

On Class

Masters Men´s Bodybuilding - over 40 years

up to and including 176 ¼ lbs (80 kg)*

Masters Men´s Bodybuilding - over 40 years

over 176 ¼ lbs (80 kg) up to and including 198 ¼ lbs (90 kg)*

Masters Men´s Bodybuilding - over 40 years

over 198 ¼ lbs (90 kg)*

Masters Men´s Bodybuilding - over 50 years

up to and including 176 ¼ lbs (80 kg)*

Masters Men´s Bodybuilding - over 50 years

over 178 ¼ lbs (80 kg)*

Masters Men´s Bodybuilding - over 60 years

Open Class

AWARD CEREMONY
Masters Men´s Bodybuilding - Lightweight

over 143 ¼ lbs (65 kg) up to and including 154 ¼ lbs (70 kg)

Masters Men´s Bodybuilding - Middlweight

over 154 ¼ lbs (70 kg) up to and including 176 ¼ lbs (80 kg)

Masters Men´s Bodybuilding - Light-Heavyweight

over 176 ¼ lbs (80 kg) up to and including 198 ¼ lbs (90 kg)

Masters Men´s Bodybuilding - Heavyweight

over 198 ¼ lbs (90 kg) up to and including 225 ¼ lbs (102 kg)

Masters Men´s Bodybuilding - Super Heavyweight

Over 225 ¼ lbs / 102 kg

AWARD CEREMONY
OVERALL MEN´S BODYBUILDING - PRO QUALIFIER

COMPETITORS RULES

IFBB Pro League Official Rules

MEN’S BODYBUILDING

  1. Posing suits must be standard men’s swimsuit with at least ½ rear coverage.
  2. Suits must meet acceptable standards of taste and decency. Thongs are prohibited. Posing suits must be one color. Fringe, wording, sparkle or fluorescents is prohibited.
  3. Competitors must not alter the fit of the posing suit by hiking it up in the back or by pulling up the sides during Front and Rear Lat Spreads.
  4. The following is prohibited while onstage
  1. Props
  2. Chewing gum
  3. “Moon Pose” (any competitor performing this pose will be disqualified)
  4. Lying on the stage.
  5. Bumping and shoving (the first and second person involved will be disqualified). Competitor numbers must be worn on the left side of the posing suit during the Judging and Finals.

*Judges will score competitors according to the “total package”, which is a balance of size, symmetry and muscularity.

MANDATORY POSES:

  • Front Double Biceps
  • Front Lat Spread
  • Side Chest Back
  • Double Biceps
  • Back Lat Spread
  • Side Triceps
  • Abdominals and Thighs

MEN'S CLASSIC PHYSIQUE

  1. Since the inception of the Men’s Classic Physique division two years ago, the standard to wear was the Black Classic Physique Shorts. Over time we’ve heard you, the competitors, with suggestions and have previously followed through by both adding another height division from three to four and increasing the allowable weights for your height in both the NPC and IFBB Professional League. Probably the suggestion we’ve heard the most though is competitors wanting to compete in more traditional posing trunks that don’t cover the top of the thighs and hamstrings. Well you wanted “Classic” and now you are going to get “Classic”! Starting January 1, 2019, ALL Men’s Classic Physique competitors, both IFBB Pro and NPC, will be competing in Classic Physique Posing Trunks! Competitors are required to wear the same type of cut and all Classic Physique Posing Trunks that are worn in competition must be black and no less than 4‐1/2 Inches on the sides/hips. See the photo examples.
  2. Board shorts or bodybuilding posing trunks are prohibited.
  3. Competitors are required to wear the same type of cut and all shorts that are worn in competition must be black.
  4. Judges will score competitors according to the “total package”, which is a balance of size, symmetry and muscularity.

MANDATORY POSES:

The Judging is scored 100% and will consist of comparisons of the quarter turns and the following “5” mandatory poses:
  • Front Double Biceps
  • Side Chest
  • Back Double Biceps
  • Abdominal and Thighs
  • Favorite Classic Pose (No most muscular)

MEN'S PHYSIQUE

ATTIRE

  1. Competitors compete in Board Shorts.
  2. The shorts must be above the knee in length and can be 1” below the belly button.

ONSTAGE 
Competitor numbers must be worn on the left side of the shorts at all times while onstage.
The “Moon Pose” is prohibited.
Gymnastic moves are prohibited.

MUSCULARITY AND BODY CONDITION
Judges will be looking for fit competitors who display proper shape and symmetry combined with muscularity and overall condition. This is not a bodybuilding contest so extreme muscularity should be marked down.

STAGE PRESENCE AND PERSONALITY
Judges are looking for the competitor with the best stage presence and poise who can successfully convey his personality to the audience.

WOMEN’S BIKINI

ATTIRE

  1. Competitors compete in a two-piece suit. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped.
    Thongs are prohibited. Competitors can compete in an off-the-rack suit. All suits must meet acceptable standards of taste and decency.
  2. Competitors must wear high heels.
  3. Competitors may wear jewelry.

PRESENTATION
Competitor numbers must be worn on the left side of the suit bottom at all times while onstage
Each competitor, in numerical order, walks onstage and performs their “Model Walk” (personal preference). The “Model Walk” is described as follows:
Walk to the center of the stage, stop and do a front stance, then a full turn and do a back stance, then turn to the front again and face the judges. Length of time allowed is 30 seconds.

JUDGING AND SCORE
JThe Presentation and Comparisons are scored 100% using the following criteria: 1. Balance and shape 2. Overall physical appearance including complexion, skin tone, poise and presentation.

WOMEN'S PHYSIQUE

  1. Competitors compete in a two-piece bikini.
  2. The bikini bottom must be v-shaped. Thongs are prohibited.
  3. The bikini must meet acceptable standards of taste and decency.
  4. Competitors can compete in an off-the-rack bikini.
  5. The bikini does not have to be solid in color
Competitor numbers must be worn on the left side of the bikini bottom at all times while onstage.
Competitors compete barefoot.
The “Moon Pose” is prohibited.
Lying on the stage is prohibited.
Gymnastic moves are prohibited.

MANDATORY POSES:

  • Front double biceps/open hands (no flat footed full front pose – some sort of front twisting pose)
  • Back double biceps/open hands
  • Side triceps with leg extended
  • Side chest with arms extended
  • Front abdominals and thighs

WOMEN’S FITNESS

ATTIRE

  1. Competitors may dress as they deem appropriate to perform their fitness routines, except that:
    a. Fitness routine attire must meet acceptable standards of taste and decency.
    b. Thongs are prohibited.
  2. CAthletic footwear may be worn at the discretion of the competitor.

MUSIC

  1. Routine music must be on a CD or USB stick.
  2. Routine music must be the only music on the CD or USB stick.
  3. Routine music must not contain vulgar lyrics. Competitors using music containing vulgar lyrics will be disqualified.

The fitness routine is scored 100% based on the following criteria:

  •  Strength The amount and types of strength moves. The degree of difficulty of these moves. The ease and correctness of the moves.
  • Flexibility The number and types of flexibility moves. The degree of difficulty of these moves. The ease and correctness of the moves
  • Cardiovascular The tempo of the routine.
  • Overall Package: Full general assessment including but not limited to creativity, stage presence, outfits, hair and make-up

WOMEN’S FIGURE

ATTIRE

  1. Competitors compete in a two-piece suit. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped.
    Thongs are prohibited. Competitors can compete in an off-the-rack suit. All suits must meet acceptable standards of taste and decency.
  2. Competitors must wear high heels.
  3. Competitors may wear jewelry.

PRESENTATION

Each competitor, in numerical order, walks to the center of the stage and performs the quarter turns. Length of time allowed is 30 seconds.

SCORING

The Presentation and Comparisons are scored 100% using the following criteria:

  1. Small degree of muscularity with separation, no visible striations
  2.  Overall muscle tone with shapely lines, overall firmness and not excessively lean
  3. Full general assessment
  4. Healthy appearance
  5. Skin tone and make-up

WOMEN’S BODYBUILDING

ATTIRE

  1. Posing suit bottoms must be V-shaped with at least ½ rear coverage. Suits must meet acceptable standards of taste and decency. Thongs are prohibited.
  2. Posing suits may include a printed design with fringes, lace, sparkle or fluorescents.
  3. Competitors must not alter the fit of the posing suit by hiking it up in the back or by pulling up the sides during Front and Rear Lat Spreads. 

MUSIC

  1. Posing music must be on a CD or USB stick.
  2. Posing music must be the only music on the CD or USB stick.
  3. Posing music must not contain vulgar lyrics. Competitors using music containing vulgar lyrics will be disqualified. 

PRESENTATION

  1. Each competitor proceeds to center-stage individually in numerical order and automatically performs the mandatory poses. No signal from the Head Judge is required.
  2. Each competitor has a maximum of 60 seconds to perform the poses. A warning will be given when 10 seconds remain.
  3. Competitors are not required to use the full 60 seconds. 

SCORING

  1. The Judging is scored 100%. 
  2. Ties are broken using the Relative Placement method.

MANDATORY POSES:

  • Front Double Biceps
  • Front Lat Spread
  • Side Chest
  • Back Double Biceps
  • Back Lat Spread
  • Side Triceps
  • Abdominals and Thighs

JUDGES

The judging panel is determined by the IFBB Professional League.

MEDIA ACCREDITATION

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CURRENCY

The national currency in Spain is EURO. All major credit cards are widely accepted at most major hotels, department stores and restaurants. You may be requested to show your passport.

USEFUL INFORMATION

DIFFERENCE: UTC/GMT +1 hour (CET)

VISAS

EU-country citizens do not need to obtain a visa. All other countries should consult the Spanish Embassy in their country to determine if they need a visa. All National Federations

could ask for an Invitation letter either to the Championship Organizer or IFBB Professional League. The invitation letter does not mean you are granted your visa. IFBB Professional League and Championship organizer are not responsible of attendants visas.

An athlete, who requested and received an invitation from the IFBB Professional League Head Office or the Organizing, Committee of an IFBB Professional League sanctioned event

for visa purposes and used this visa to unlawful stay in the host country or any other country, will be subjected to the disciplinary proceedings and measures.

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CAMERA/VIDEOTAPE EQUIPMENT

Camera and/or videotape equipment shall be strictly prohibited in the backstage and/or dressing room areas except when used by IFBB Professional League-authorized media persons and, in any event, these devices shall be strictly prohibited in the dressing room area.

CLIMATE

This section covers Spain’s east coast on the Mediterranean Sea and include Alicante. During the month of June, the daily temperature is minimum 17 °C (63° F) and maximum 27 °C (81 °F).

ELECTRICAL CURRENT

In Spain the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 – 240 V (as in the UK. Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa).

Socket / plug of type C, F or L.

LANGUAGE

The official language in Alicante is Spanish. English is widely spoken in hotels, restaurants, shopping centers and tourist areas.

Schedule Event

Friday 7th June 2019
Location: EXPO IFA Alicante
FROM 10:00 A 14:00
MR OLYMPIA PRO QUALIFIER ATHLETES REGISTRATION
FROM 16:00 A 20:00

MR OLYMPIA PRO QUALIFIER ATHLETES REGISTRATION


Saturday 8th June 2019
Location: EXPO IFA Alicante
8:30
EXPO FITNESS EXPO OPEN DOORS
FROM 9:00
PREJUDGING/FINALS
WOMEN´S FIT WELL (WELLNESS)
WOMEN´S BODYBUILDING
WOMEN´S PHYSIQUE
MEN´S PHYSIQUE
FROM 16:00
PREJUDGING/FINALS
WOMEN´S FITNESS
WOMEN´S FIGURE
WOMEN´S BIKINI
Sunday 09th June 2019
Location: EXPO IFA Alicante
8:30
EXPO FITNESS EXPO OPEN DOORS

COMPETITION MR OLYMPIA AMATEUR PRO QUALIFIER

FROM 16:00
PREJUDGING/FINALS
MEN´S CLASSIC PHYSIQUE
MEN´S BODYBUILDING

PROMOTER

Emilio Martínez
IFBB Professional League Promoter