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Your Guide to Everything You Have to See and Do at the 2012 Joe Weider’s IFBB Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend
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Ultimate Nutrition presents the 2012 IFBB Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend, brought to you by bodybuilding.com. For bodybuilders, powerlifters, health and fitness buffs, and extreme sports athletes, from hardcore gym rats to weekend warriors, this is the place to be. And this year will be the biggest ever! Yeah, we know, you’ve heard that before, but the Olympia Expo is supersizing to take over South Hall 1 and South Hall 2—that’s double the fun and tons more free stuff for you!

And for the first time ever, fans can purchase Friday and Saturday expo passes for only $45 with the Olympia Weekend Expo Pass. All you have to do is sign up at mrolympia.com/tickets.html. Your pass will be waiting for you at will-call at the Las Vegas Convention Center. No lines, no hassles, and you save money. Plus, you’ll get a one-year subscription to FLEX and Muscle & Fitness!

You’ve been waiting all year for this, and with so much activity and excitement going on, you’ll want to make sure you do it right. That’s where we come in. You won’t miss a thing with our do-it-all guide. Rub elbows with sports’ biggest names, challenge yourself (or show off!) with one of the many strength and fitness events, check out the latest developments in exercise and nutrition from the world’s top sports science and supplement companies, watch the crowning of this year’s Olympia champions—and get an eyeful of the hottest, fittest babes on the planet. So here is your ultimate Olympia Weekend to-do list so you can leave Vegas with memories that will last you a lifetime.

 

11. OLYMPIA AFTER PARTY

 

WHAT Come on, do you really need details?


WHEN Sept. 29, midnight

WHERE TAO Nightclub, The Venetian


BONUS An eyeful of bikini models, IFBB Pro League athletes, tons of hot chicks in skimpy outfits, and all the mayhem that makes Vegas the party capital of the world

MORE INFO mrolympia.com

 

10. BSN’S OLYMPIA GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

WHAT You watch the best grapplers in the world tie up their opponents like pretzels on TV, and you’ve always wondered to yourself, “I wonder if I can do that?” Well, put down that drink, grab a bag of chips, and suit up for the official grappling tournament of the Olympia Weekend. No-gi divisions on Friday and Brazilian jiu-jitsu divisions on Saturday.

OPEN TO All

WHEN Sept. 28–29, 10 a.m.


WHERE Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall


BONUS Prizes include custom championship belts, trophies, and medals. All competitors receive a free Expo pass, so sign up early!

MORE INFO mrolympia.com/grappling.html and grapplingevents.com

 

9. OLYMPIA ARM WARS

 

WHAT Remember arm wrestling for lunch money when you were a kid? Multiply that by an intensity factor of a million
and you get the Arm Wars Super Series of Professional Arm Wrestling. The Olympia High Stakes edition will feature the best arm wrestlers from all over the world.

WHEN Sept. 28–29, 10 a.m.

WHERE Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall


BONUS With an international cast, expect to see national, European, and world champions lock up for the grand prize.

MORE INFO mrolympia.com/armwars.html and armwars.com

 

8. MHP’S OLYMPIA STRONGMAN CHALLENGE

 

WHAT Now in its fourth year, this American Strongman Corporation event will pit the best American strongman competitors against their international counterparts in such strongman staples as the Max Log Press, Atlas Stones, and Conan’s Wheel, as well as the new Giant Flipper Challenge.

WHEN Sept. 28–29, 10 a.m. (Fan Experience), 12 p.m. (Strongman Challenge)

WHERE Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

BONUS Watch these Godzilla-size athletes wage war against some really heavy things that the rest of us would need a forklift to move. Records are sure to fall.

MORE INFO mrolympia.com/amer_strongest.html and americanstrongman.com

 

7. MUSCLE & FITNESS MODEL SEARCH

 

WHAT You put in a lot of hard work in the gym to look good for the ladies, so show off the fruits of all your hard-earned labor. Physiques will be judged on muscularity, shape, symmetry, and overall condition— remember, this isn’t a bodybuilding contest, so shredded glutes aren’t required.

WHEN Sept. 28–29, 1 p.m.

WHERE Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

OPEN TO Men ages 18 years and older

BONUS The winner will receive an exclusive photo shoot with Muscle & Fitness magazine, an opportunity to appear on the cover, and two VIP tickets to the 2013 Olympia Weekend.

MORE INFO mrolympia.com/m&f.html

 

 

6. FLEX BIKINI MODEL SEARCH

 

WHAT Sometimes a picture really is worth...


WHEN Sept. 28, 1 p.m., prejudging; Sept. 29, 1 p.m., finals


WHERE Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall


BONUS Maybe, just maybe, you’ll get the chance to talk to one of the gorgeous contestants

MORE INFO mrolympia.com/flex-bikini.html and FLEXonline.com

 

 

5. OLYMPIA’S U.S. AIR FORCE XTREME FIT CHALLENGE

 

WHAT Teams comprising men and women from the military will pit their physical
skills and mental toughness against one
another on a grueling obstacle course. No weak links allowed.

OPEN TO All active military personnel

WHEN Sept. 28–29, 11 a.m.– 5 p.m.

WHERE Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

BONUS Ultimate bragging rights

MORE INFO mrolympia.com

 

4. MEN’S FITNESS ULTIMATE ATHLETE

 

WHAT It is put-up or shut-up time with this test of speed, strength, endurance, and all-around athletic skill that includes football, baseball, basketball, and the killer MMA Extreme Fit Challenge. Bring your A-game!

OPEN TO Men ages 18 years and older


WHEN Sept. 28–29, 10 a.m.

WHERE Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall


BONUS $5,000 prize and trophy for the overall winner!


MORE INFO mrolympia.com/menfitness.html

 

3. MISS OLYMPIA, FIGURE, FITNESS, AND BIKINI OLYMPIA

 

WHAT Iris Kyle, Nicole Wilkins, Adela Garcia, and Nicole Nagrani will try to become repeat champions in the Ms. Olympia, Figure, Fitness, and Bikini Olympia competitions, respectively.

WHEN Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m., Ms. Olympia, Figure, Fitness, and Bikini Olympia prejudging; 7 p.m., Ms. Olympia, Fitness, and Bikini Olympia finals; Sept. 29, 7 p.m., Figure Olympia finals

WHERE Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Ms. Olympia, Figure, Fitness, and Bikini Olympia prejudging; Orleans Arena, 
Ms. Olympia, Figure, Fitness, and Bikini Olympia finals


MORE INFO mrolympia.com and FLEXonline.com

 

2. OLYMPIA 212 SHOWDOWN

 

WHAT The race is on as Kevin English, Flex Lewis, Jose Raymond, and others try to become the inaugural Olympia 212 Showdown winner.

WHEN Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m., prejudging;
 Sept. 29, 7 p.m., finals


WHERE Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, prejudging; Orleans Arena, finals


MORE INFO mrolympia.com and FLEXonline.com

 

1. MR. OLYMPIA

 

WHAT The main event! Defending champion Phil Heath takes on Jay Cutler, Kai Greene, Branch Warren, Dennis Wolf, Evan Centopani, and the rest of bodybuilding’s elite as they battle for the right to go down in history as the absolute best of the best.

WHEN Sept. 28, 7 p.m., prejudging; Sept. 29, 7 p.m., finals

WHERE Orleans Arena

MORE INFO mrolympia.com and FLEXonline.com

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