Next Academy: 10th October 2021



Mr. Olympia Academy


Join the Mr. Olympia Academy, a part of the world leading fitness organization Mr. Olympia!

Mr. Olympia Academy Europe

About Our Academy

We combine the highest standards of education and support. After successfully passing the final exams at the Mr. Olympia Academy, we will deliver a fully respected Certificate in the fitness industry across the Europe and internationally.

From your signing-up for the Mr. Olympia Academy Europe, all the way through your certification, we will support you every step of the way. You will work with the best professionals from the field who will coach and develop your talents, so once you’ve acquired the certification, you’ll be able to start your professional fitness career.

The Mr. Olympia Academy Certification comes from an accredited organization, so you can rest assured that the Certificate is legitimate and valid.

The official logo of the certificate of Mr. Olympia Europe, Joe Wider's, with red, black and gold details.
The winner of the NYC Pro Category, on stage. He is holding the award in his hand and he is celebrating the victory. He is wearing silver trunks.
An image of Chris Bumstead on the Mr. Olympia Stage, with his golden medal on his neck. He is flexing his muscles and he is wearin black trunks.
Tonio Burton on the Mr. Olympia stage, with his medal in front of him, he is flexing his muscles and he is wearing red trunks with the number 22 on it.
An image of Big Remy, on the Mr. Olympia Stage, with a medal on his neck, and a goblet in his hand. He is wearing dark green elegant trunks.
An image of Lee Haney flexing his muscles with a medal on his neck, and he is wearing red trunks.
An image when The Rock is giving the award to the winner of Mr. Olympia, on stage. They are both smiling.

What is Mr. Olympia?

The History of Mr. Olympia

Mr. Olympia is the world’s most prestigious bodybuilding competition. Joe Weider established the contest as a way for Mr. Universe winners to compete further and earn additional money or awards.

Today, we recognize it as Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend—an international bodybuilding competition held annually by the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (IFBB).

An image in black and white of Arnold Schwarzenegger on stage. There is audience in the background.
An image of Flex Wheeler, in black and white. He is on stage, wearing trunks and flexing his muscles.
An image of Dorian Yates, on which he is flexing his muscles. The image is in black and white.
An image of Hadi Choopan, in black and white, on the backstage of the competition. He is wearing elegant trunks with number 3 on it.
Image of Thierry Pastel, in black and white. He is on stage, on a competition.
An image of Kevin Levrone in his young age, in a black and white.

The first Mr. Olympia competition took place in New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music on the 18th of September, 1965, when Larry Scott won his first of two straight titles. Then, they relocated the event to Paris in 1971. Las Vegas, NV, has been the home of the competition since 1999, essentially becoming its trademark location. The last contest, 2020 Mr. Olympia, took place in Orlando, Florida.

Back in the day, the winner of the professional men’s bodybuilding contest was crowned ‘Mr.Olympia,’ aka the name of the competition. In turn, the female bodybuilder got the award ‘Ms. Olympia’. However, over the years, Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend has introduced new divisions.


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Here is how it progressed

Mr. Olympia Today

Currently, the contest features 11 different 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.

It’s great prestige in the fitness world to get to participate in this bodybuilding competition. For an individual to go out on the scene, they first must pass the Olympia Qualifying Season.

The IFBB selects Olympia contestants from among the highest-placed competitors at various qualifying competitions in the Olympia Qualifying Season. The process for each annual event lasts the whole year before, ending only a few months before the actual Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend.

The IFBB announced their updated qualifying rules for most divisions in 2019. Under these conditions, an IFBB athlete must place in the top five in their division at the previous Olympia, win any of the IFBB qualifying contests or rank among the top three in total points awarded for second through the fifth place at qualifying competitions.

If a division has over 25 qualifying competitions, they automatically qualify the previous Olympia winner, the winner of each qualifying competition, and the top five in total points.

At last, the IFBB Professional League also has the discretion to extend special invitations to other competitors.

Lee Haney and Ronnie Coleman are the most notable names regarding the contest, both of which have won the title eight times. The latest Mr. Olympia champion is Mamdouh Elssbiay, better known as Big Ramy.

New Opportunities

The latest news regarding the Mr. Olympia competition refers to training certifications. For the first time in history, the team has opened an opportunity for qualified personal trainers to achieve the highest level of credibility and status in their field by acquiring an official certification.

The Certification Process

To get the certification, you will need to go through the two phases of the process.

Firstly, you need to attend the lectures held online. During this learning process, true professionals in fitness with years of experience will teach the attendees.

At last, you’ll take the final exams and get the Mr. Olympia Academy Certification.

An image of a bodybuilder on the Mr. Olympia stage. He is flexing his muscles.
An image of Oksana Grishina, while performing on Mr. Olympia stage in an elegant dark green costume with gold details.
An image of the bodybuildeers who won the first three places on the Mr. Olympia Competition. They are on stage, with the medals on their necks.
An image of the three women who won the first three places on Mr. Olymipa. They are on the stage with the medals on their neck, and they are flxing their muscles.
An image of Whitney Jones on stage on Mr. Olympia while doing her performance. She is jumping while wearing silver set.
An image of Phil Heath in the gym, during his training. He is wearing yellow t-shirt with black details and he is yelling.