02/06/2007 2007 OLYMPIA SET FOR VEGAS

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American Media, Inc. (AMI) and the IFBB Professional League announced today that Joe Weider’s 2007 Olympia Weekend competitions (Mr. Olympia, Ms. Olympia, Fitness and Figure Olympia) will be held at the Orleans Arena and the Olympia Fitness Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The weekend blasts off with the Press Conference on Thursday, September 27th, culminating with the Champions Seminar on Sunday, September 30th.

For the first time in nearly a decade, we head into the Mr. Olympia with a new defending champion. Jay Cutler overcame the odds in defeating the already legendary Ronnie Coleman, who returns for another attempt at record breaking number nine. “Jay didn’t beat me. He’s just holding the Sandow for me until I take it back, which I will come September,” promises Ronnie. But Jay’s not looking to relinquish his crown anytime soon. “I worked too long and too hard for this, it’s mine and I’m keeping it,” says a determined Cutler. This year, he’ll have to fight off not only a rejuvenated Ronnie Coleman, but a very hungry Victor Martinez, finally realizing his true potential as a premier bodybuilder. Ronnie, Victor, Gustavo Badell, Dexter Jackson, and Melvin Anthony, all of whom know that the first title defense will surely be the hardest will bring their best game to overthrow Jay’s hopes of starting his own dynasty. And our fit and fabulous ladies have their own battles ahead of them. Ms. Olympia Iris Kyle, Fitness Olympia Champion Adela Garcia, and Figure Olympia Champion Jenny Lynn will all return to defend their titles.

Returning to the Las Vegas Convention Center is the Olympia Fitness Expo, showcasing the latest innovations in sports science and nutrition. This year’s Expo is expected to attract over 25,000 bodybuilding and fitness enthusiasts from around the world. Witness over 350 Sports Martial Arts combatants fight their way to honor and glory in the two day tournament that has grown into the premier competition of the Sports Martial Arts world. Also, the UFC returns, bringing the ultimate in hard hitting action. Fans can watch the thrilling Battle of the Biceps, the grueling Kings of the Bench, plus a host of new events, making the Olympia Fitness Expo the place to be in Las Vegas on September 28th & 29th. Experience all the action as this is simply the hottest ticket in town!

Tickets for the events will go on sale at the Orleans Box Office starting March 31st. Check our website at www.MrOlympia.com for further details. For more information, contact The 2007 Olympia Information Line at 1-866-MrO-2007.

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