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Olympia 2021 Plans Announced
Last year was challenging to say the least for everyone. Organizers of the 2020 Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend faced more challenges than one could have imagined but still managed to pull off an incredible event. After the success of the 2020 Olympia Weekend moving to Orlando, Florida, it has been announced that Central Florida will once again play host to Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend in 2021, from October 7-10.
President & Chief Olympia Officer Dan Solomon shares, “Our team has been busy evaluating options for this year’s event and we’re excited to announce that Orlando has been selected as the host location. The entire city welcomed our fans and athletes with open arms last year, and our sights are now set on taking things to a whole new level this year.”
The Olympia’s main events will be hosted again at The Orange County Convention Center, including the 57th Mr. Olympia competition as well as the new Olympia World Fitness Festival, formally known as the Olympia Expo. The Hyatt Regency Orlando (connected to the Convention Center) will serve as the official host hotel.
IFBB Professional League President Jim Manion adds, “The best athletes in the world dream of reaching the Olympia stage. After seeing what the Olympia team accomplished in 2020, I’m already looking forward to seeing all of you this October in Orlando.”
For the first time in its history, Olympia Weekend will include 11 IFBB Professional League divisions, highlighted by Big Ramy’s first attempt to defend his Mr. Olympia title and the arrival of the Wellness Olympia. The event also features the return of the Amateur Olympia, a pro qualifier open to ALL NPC athletes.
Olympia owner Jake Wood explains, “It was a proud moment for all of us watching the industry come together in 2020 for an Olympia Weekend we won’t soon forget. But that was just the beginning. Our team is already working to raise the bar even higher this October. You’re not gonna want to miss what we’ve got planned.”
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