Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend, the leading bodybuilding contest for fitness enthusiasts, will return to the Orleans Arena Sept. 13-15.
For the 13th consecutive year, the Mr. Olympia contest – an annual bodybuilding competition sanctioned by the International Federation of Bodybuilders Professional League (IFBB Pro League) – will bring top bodybuilders and fitness professionals to the stage at Orleans Arena. Bodybuilding legends such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lee Haney, Ronnie Coleman, and Las Vegas’ own Jay Cutler – have all earned multiple Mr. Olympia titles during their reign.
Athletes will compete in eight challenging divisions as the Mr. Olympia finals caps off a thrilling weekend of elite muscle and fitness competitions. In all divisions, there are newly improved competitors vying for the coveted Sandow trophy and champions gunning to maintain their standings.
Some of the bodybuilders competing this year include none other than 7x champion Phil “The Gift” Heath who has tied Schwarzenegger’s wins, Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay, Shawn “Flexatron” Rhoden, former Mr. Olympia Dexter “The Blade” Jackson, Cedric McMillan, William Bonac and Brandon Curry.
On Thursday, Sept. 13, fans can interact with the champs up close and in person at the Meet the Olympians event at Orleans Arena, held on the Concourse Level. VIP ticket holders and Platinum Members will be granted early entry at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public, free of charge at 8 p.m.
- Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. – Fitness, Figure and Classic Physique Finals; 212 and Mr. Olympia Judging
Reserved seating – $75 to $275 (VIP tickets only available at mrolympia.com/2018)
- Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. – Bikini, 212 and Mr. Olympia Finals
Reserved seating – $92 to $330 (VIP tickets only available at mrolympia.com/2018)
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office at 702.284.7777, or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.