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Jason Dhir's 2013 Olympia Afterparty

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For more information about the party location:


http://www.rumorvegas.com/


2013 Mr. Olympia Show Poster

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Images courtesy of GetBig.com:


http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?topic=487398.0


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2012 IFBB Olympia Show Poster


http://www.ifbbpro.com/events/2012-ifbb-olympia/

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Updated Olympia Competitor Lists!

With the new Olympia Qualification System in place, it was a bit of a wait to see who would be the remaining competitors to qualify for the 2012 Olympia!  Click here to see who will be competing at the big dance!


Competitor Lists



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Pre-Order Your 2012 Olympia DVDs!

To Pre-Order Your 2012 Olympia DVDs, Visit:
https://ifbbtv.com/video3/index.php?ref=149

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2012 Bodybuilding.com Olympia Coverage

2012 Olympia Coverage

Find all of our 2012 Olympia Coverage right here on Bodybuilding.com:


bodybuilding.com/olympia


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OLYMPIA PRIZE MONEY HITS ALL-TIME HIGH

PRESS RELEASE


A staggering $900,000 is up for grabs at Joe Weider’s 2012 Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend, plus a special surprise in store for next year.


America Media Inc. (AMI) and the IFBB Pro League, producers of the Olympia weekend are thrilled to announce that the prize money for this year’s event has been increased to $900,000. “We’re proud to be increasing the prize money at what continues to be the biggest event in bodybuilding,” said AMI Chairman and CEO David Pecker. “The athletes at the Olympia are the best in their sport and the rewards they’re fighting for should be the biggest in the sport.”


This year’s Mr. Olympia winner is guaranteed a cool quarter-million-dollar check for his accomplishment. In addition, the Bikini Olympia and the Olympia 212 Showdown prize totals will increase by a combined $25,000.


A new addition to next year’s Olympia, the IFBB Pro League has also announced that the winner of the 2012 Amateur Olympia will be granted a berth at the 2013 Mr. O. The 2012 IFBB Amateur Olympia is scheduled for November 29-30, at Kadalya Stadium in Kuwait City, Kuwait.


“The IFBB’s mission is to give athletes all over the world the opportunity to compete at the highest level,” said IFBB Pro League Chairman Jim Manion. “Thanks to the combined efforts of IFBB President Rafael Santonja, Mr. Olympia LLC and AMI, we are making it possible for athletes to follow their dreams and for fans of this great sport to see the best bodybuilders in the world.”


Industry leader Ultimate Nutrition once again presents Joe Weider’s 2012 Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend brought to you by Bodybuilding.com. The weekend features the Mr. Olympia, 212 Showdown, Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Ms. Olympia contests and expo full of exciting events takes place September 27-30 in Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale now. Visit www.MrOlympia.com for further details.


2012 OLYMPIA PRIZE MONEY


Mr. Olympia


1st $250,000


2nd $100,000


3rd $75,000


4th $50,000


5th $40,000


6th $30,000


7th $18,000


8th $17,000


9th $16,000


10th $14,000


11th $4,000


12th $4,000


13th $4,000


14th $4,000


15th $4,000


16th $2,000


17th $2,000


18th $2,000


19th $2,000


20th $2,000


21st $2,000


22nd $2,000


23rd $2,000


24th $2,000


25th $2,000


TOTAL $650,000


Ms. Olympia


1st $28,000


2nd $14,000


3rd $8,000


4th $5,000


5th $3,000


6th $2,000


TOTAL $60,000


Fitness O.


1st $28,000


2nd $14,000


3rd $8,000


4th $5,000


5th $3,000


6th $2,000


TOTAL $60,000


Figure O.


1st $28,000


2nd $14,000


3rd $8,000


4th $5,000


5th $3,000


6th $2,000


TOTAL $60,000


Bikini O.


1st $15,000


2nd $6,000


3rd $4,000


4th $2,500


5th $1,500


6th $1,000


TOTAL $30,000


212 Showdown


1st $20,000


2nd $9,000


3rd $5,000


4th $3,000


5th $2,000


6th $1,000


TOTAL $40,000



GRAND TOTAL $900,000

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2012 Olympia Expo Doubles in Size!

NEWS RELEASE:
Ultimate Nutrition presents the 2012 Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend brought to you by Bodybuilding.com is well on its way to becoming the largest and most exciting Olympia to date. Here’s a sneak peek at what we’ve planned for September.

We are thrilled that we have DOUBLED the size of the Mr. Olympia Expo. That’s right! We are taking over South Hall 1 AND South Hall 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Twice the size means twice the excitement. Join us, as we bring you events such as MHP’s America’s Strongest Man Championships, BSN’s Olympia Grappling Championships, Pro Powerlifting Championships, the Olympia 212 Showdown, Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Ms. Olympia and new events such as the Olympia Arm Wars and Men’s Fitness Ultimate Athlete among others that will get your adrenalin pumping! Bring comfortable shoes because you will get a workout walking through over 500,000 sq ft of muscle madness.

For the first time, we’re offering our fans an opportunity to purchase the Olympia Weekend Expo Pass – which will save time and money! The Olympia Weekend Expo Pass is available online for $45 when you sign up at http://www.mrolympia.com/tickets.html. Once purchased, simply pick up your passes at the Olympia Expo Will Call counter. It’s that simple!

For more information on all the Olympia Weekend festivities, please log on to www.MrOlympia.com.

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New Olympia Qualifying Rules Set by the IFBB Pro League


The IFBB Pro League released the following amendment to the Olympia qualifications.  This will mean a smaller pool of contestants at the 2012 Olympia.


 


September 21, 2011


NEW OLYMPIA QUALIFYING RULES


After meetings held during the Olympia Weekend and following further discussions between IFBB Professional League and Mr. Olympia, LLC, beginning 2012, only the following competitors will qualify for the Olympia:


1. top four (4) in each division at the Olympia.
2. top three (3) in each division at the Arnold Classic/International;
3. top two (2) in each division at the New York Pro; and
4. 1st Place at all other competitions


The top four (4) in each division at the 2011 Olympia will qualify for the 2012 Olympia.


The remaining 2011 competitions are not affected.


The IFBB Professional League and Mr. Olympia, LLC may offer special invites.


Jim Manion
Chairman
IFBB Professional League


 


http://www.ifbbpro.com/news/ifbb-pro-league-advisory-notice-092111/


http://www.hardbody.com/news/2011/09/23/new-olympia-qualifying-rules-the-hardbody-take/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HardbodyNewsUpdates+%28HARDBODY+Fitness%2FFigure+News+%26+Updates%29


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Miss The Live Webcast? Not To Worry...

Did you miss the live 2011 Olympia webcast?  Not to fear, the free replays are available here until the end of the month:


http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/2011-olympia-webcast-replays.html



But don't delay, time is limited on viewing these!

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2011 Olympia Webcast: Live Now!

Are you watching the live 2011 Olympia Webcast? If no, why not? It's free, and it's live right now! :)

http://streaming.bodybuilding.com/2011-olympia-webcast/

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Webcast Replays Available Here

Replays of the 2011 Olympia Weekend webcast are available here:


http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/2011-olympia-webcast-replays.html


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2011 Olympia Webcast: Live Now!

Are you watching the live 2011 Olympia Webcast? If no, why not? It's free, and it's live right now! :)

http://streaming.bodybuilding.com/2011-olympia-webcast/

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A REEL exciting event..

Blockbuster


Kris Gethin has this event covered for you. 


Check out his BLOCKBUSTER BASH here!!

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