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The Orleans to host Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend

1 September 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- 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 14-16 September.

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, 14 September, 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, 15 September at 7 p.m. – Fitness, Figure and Classic Physique Finals; 212 and Mr. Olympia Judging
Reserved seating - $75 to $275

Saturday, 16 September 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 the website.

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