Olympia Weekend, the most prestigious event in the world of bodybuilding with more than 100 participants, returns to the Orleans Arena September 28-30 (Pictured: Phil Heath and Jay Cutler at last year’s event).
Olympia Weekend, the most prestigious event in the world of bodybuilding with more than 100 participants, returns to the Orleans Arena September 28-30.
For the seventh consecutive year, the Mr. Olympia contest — an annual bodybuilding competition sanctioned by the International Federation of Bodybuilders Professional League (IFBB Pro League) — will take center stage at the Orleans Arena. Winning this prestigious event is considered the highest accolade in the sport of professional bodybuilding. With total prize money exceeding $900,000, the 2012 IFBB Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend holds the record for the all-time highest single purse in the history of the sport.
First-time Mr. Olympia Phil Heath will defend his title at this year’s event. Other title contenders include Dexter Jackson, Kai Greene, Branch Warren and Dennis Wolf.
The parallel contest, Ms. Olympia, will feature seven-time and current Ms. Olympia Iris Kyle, Fitness Olympia Adela Garcia, Figure Olympia Nicole Wilkins and Bikini Olympia Nicole Nagrani, who will return to defend their titles.
- Friday, September 28 – Fitness, Bikini, Ms. Olympia Finals and Mr. Olympia Judging Doors open at 6 p.m. Reserved seating – $64.86 to $159.14
- Saturday, September 29 – Figure Olympia, 212 Showdown and Mr. Olympia Finals Doors open at 6 p.m. Reserved seating – $75.33 to $211.52
- Sunday, September 30 – Superstar Seminar Gala Reserved seating – $36.92
Orleans Arena at The Orleans Hotel and Casino
4500 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103