Due to the global health situation, all IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) competitions were postponed. Well, the new show dates have been released and if they do hold up, we might be seeing a sort of normal rest of 2020.
Although, this year has been anything but normal and the following dates are still tentative. Originally, IFBB Pro League President Jim Manion said there’d be no competition until at least May 10th. However, that wasn’t the case. But a few days ago, we learned that the Olympia weekend has been confirmed for mid-December 2020 with a new location too.
Chief Olympia Officer Dan Solomon also promised this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever, which is what everyone is hoping for, especially under new ownership. Athletes will also have until October 18 to qualify for the show.
Check out the recent Olympia announcement below…
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Olympia President Dan Solomon delivers the big news….and it’s the start of a new era for the fitness industry’s most prestigious event. #Olympia2020 @dansolomon_official @ifbb_pro_league @jake_wood_wos @phvegas @npcnewsonlineofficialpage @t_manion @mrolympiallc @tamerelguindy @npcworldwideofficial
Updated IFBB Schedule For 2020
We listed the most notable competitions and their dates below although you can see the full schedule here.
Tampa Pro (July 31 and August 1, 2020)
The season shall continue with the Wings of Strength Yamamoto Nutrition Cup Tampa Pro competition which is typically the last show to qualify for the Olympia. However, it’ll be the first show if all goes well from now until then.
Pittsburgh Pro (September 2-5, 2020)
No Men’s Pro show for this event.
New York Pro (September 5, 2020)
Prague Pro (September 26, 2020)
Athleticon (October 10, 2020)
Athleticon is the brainchild of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Dany Garcia. And although this will be the inaugural event, it could rival the Olympia and Arnold Classic as there will be so many different, exciting things to experience. It’ll take place in Atlanta, Georgia.
Chicago Pro (October 16-17, 2020)
The Chicago Pro will be the final Olympia qualifier for 2020 otherwise athletes will have to qualify via another process.
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OLYMPIA QUALIFICATION DEADLINE: In light of the schedule change, the deadline for Olympia qualification has been extended to October 18th. — All of us at Olympia Headquarters would like to thank the IFBB Professional League for creating several opportunities for the best athletes in the world to earn their spot on the 2020 Olympia stage. #PlanetHollywood #Olympia2020 #December @ifbb_pro_league @jake_wood_wos @t_manion @dansolomon_official @mrolympiallc
Competitors and fans alike will be excited to see the new schedule for the remainder of 2020. Hopefully, the shows will take place at the dates provided in the schedule and now, this gives everyone something to look forward too after a disappointing start to the year.
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