Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend Brings Fitness And Bodybuilding Superstars To Orleans Arena

Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend, the leading bodybuilding contest for fitness enthusiasts, will return to the Orleans Arena Sept. 13-15.

For the 13th consecutive year, the Mr. Olympia contest - an annual bodybuilding competition sanctioned by the International Federation of Bodybuilders Professional League (IFBB Pro League) - will bring top bodybuilders and fitness professionals to the stage at Orleans Arena. Bodybuilding legends such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lee Haney, Ronnie Coleman, and Las Vegas' own Jay Cutler - have all earned multiple Mr. Olympia titles during their reign.

Athletes will compete in eight challenging divisions as the Mr. Olympia finals caps off a thrilling weekend of elite muscle and fitness competitions. In all divisions, there are newly improved competitors vying for the coveted Sandow trophy and champions gunning to maintain their standings.

Some of the bodybuilders competing this year include none other than 7x champion Phil "The Gift" Heath who has tied Schwarzenegger's wins, Mamdouh "Big Ramy" Elssbiay, Shawn "Flexatron" Rhoden, former Mr. Olympia Dexter "The Blade" Jackson, Cedric McMillan, William Bonac and Brandon Curry.

On Thursday, Sept. 13, 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. 14 at 7 p.m. - Fitness, Figure and Classic Physique Finals; 212 and Mr. Olympia Judging

Reserved seating - $75 to $275 (VIP tickets only available at

Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. - Bikini, 212 and Mr. Olympia Finals

Reserved seating - $92 to $330 (VIP tickets only available at

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

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

Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook and on Twitter. The Orleans Arena is a property of Boyd Gaming. Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties in seven states. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. For additional Company information and press releases, visit

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