The announcement is finally official as Mr. Olympia 2021 Fitness and Performance weekend returns to Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, from October 7th to the 10th. The dates and location were officially announced in a press release on the Mr. Olympia website itself.
When we look at the history of the Mr. Olympia competition, it was held in September, more specifically in Las Vegas. Due to the restrictions of COVID-19, however, the 2020 show was moved to Orlando, FL, in December.
The President and the Chief Olympia Officer, Dan Solomon, mentioned in the press release that the team was kept busy evaluating the options for this year’s event. Ultimately, they selected the official location of Orlando. This is because the entire city welcomed both fans and athletes with open arms throughout 2020, and the sights are now set on taking things further.
Alongside Solomon, the owner and promoter known as Jack Wood was credited with bringing the Mr. Olympia competition back since it was originally disbanded all the way back in 2014.
It’s important to note that this announcement comes after about two months since the 2020 Olympia competition. Also, it was the first time since 1998 that this competition was held anywhere outside of Las Vegas, NV.
This is the world’s biggest bodybuilding event, alongside the 2021 Arnold Sports Festival. That event would originally be held in March in Columbus, OH, but there are still no official words about where and when that event will occur. The show takes place before Mr. Olympia, as the Arnold Classic champion qualifies for the big event is now set to take place in Florida.
In other news, the 2021 Olympia event will be the first title defense for Mamdouh Elssbiay, who is known as “Big Ramy,” who became the 16th man to hold the title in December of 2020.
Mr. Olympia 2021 Details
Mr. Olympia offers six different tickers, VIP Packages, Friday Finals, Saturday Finals, Expo Passes, Amateur 0 Women’s, Amateur 0 Man’s. In light of concerns surrounding world events, Olympia Productions will issue a 100% refund to tickets if the event is not held. They also post discounts and promotions regarding tickets daily on their site.
The registration for the 2021 Amateur Olympia will take place on Monday, 4th of October. Women’s Judging & Finals will occur on Wednesday, while Men’s Judging & Finals on Thursday. The Olympia Press Conference will be open to the public on Thursday, the 7th of October. Also, Mr. Olympia 2021 will host the “Meet the Olympians” event. The pre-judging will take place on Friday, with reserved seating for VIPs and insider club members. The World Fitness Festival and the Backstage Tour & Photo Opp will happen later that day. The Friday Evening Finals will start at 7 pm.
On Saturday, they will start the morning with the Olympia pre-judging, followed by the Olympia World Fitness Festival, International Sports Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, and The Saturday Evening Finals. The Olympia Victory Gala starting at 11 pm on Saturday will be accessible to VIPs only. Mr. Olympia 2021 will wrap up with Olympia Superstar Seminar for VIP & Insider Club on Sunday. You can also visit their hotel page for special discounted room rates at the Hyatt Regency Orlando and the Rosen Centre Hotel, both attached to the Orange County Convention Center.
Mr. Olympia 2021 will have 11 divisions, Mr. Olympia, Ms. Olympia, 212 Olympia, Figure Olympia, Fitness Olympia, Bikini Olympia, Men’s Physique Olympia, Women’s Physique Olympia, Classic Physique Olympia, Wellness Olympia, and Wheelchair Olympia. They have already posted a list of qualified competitors classified in divisions on their site. As such, we look forward to all of the athletes that will participate in the event.
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