Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend Returns to Orleans Arena Sept. 14-16

LAS VEGAS—The premier event for bodybuilding and fitness enthusiasts, Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend, will bring IFBB Pro League fitness and bodybuilding superstars to the Orleans Arena Sept. 14-16.

For the 12th consecutive year, the Mr. Olympia contest – an annual bodybuilding competition sanctioned by the International Federation of Bodybuilders Professional League (IFBB Pro League) – will return to the stage at the famous Orleans Arena. Bodybuilding legends such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lee Haney, Ronnie Coleman, and Las Vegas’ own Jay Cutler – bodybuilders who have all earned multiple Mr. Olympia titles during their reign – will be in attendance over the weekend.

Athletes will compete in eight electrifying divisions as the Mr. Olympia finals caps off a historic weekend of elite muscle and fitness competitions. In all divisions, there are newly improved competitors vying for top position; champions gunning to maintain their standings; and legends returning from retirement. 

Some of the bodybuilders competing for the Sandow this year include none other than 6x champion Phil “The Gift” Heath, Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay, Shawn “Flexatron” Rhoden, former Mr. Olympia Dexter “The Blade” Jackson, Cedric McMillan, William Bonac, Brandon Curry, and the return of the legendary “Sultan of Symmetry,” Flex Wheeler, who is making his long-awaited comeback to the much-heralded Classic Physique division.

On Thursday, Sept. 14, 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. 15 at 7 p.m. – Fitness, Figure and Classic Physique Finals; 212 and Mr. Olympia Judging

Reserved seating - $75 to $275

Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. – Bikini, 212 and Mr. Olympia Finals

Reserved seating - $92 to $330

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office at 702.284.7777, or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.   

About Orleans Arena

The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. In addition, the Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook and on Twitter. The Orleans Arena is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com. Boyd Gaming and Orleans Arena press releases are available at boydgaming.mediaroom.com.