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Ronnie Coleman announces retirement from Mr. Olympia Competition

Ronnie Coleman Announces Retirement From Mr. Olympia CompetitionBSN Online, supplement sponsor to Ronnie Coleman, announces his retirement from the Olympia competition stage:

Amidst a whirlwind of speculation, Internet message board gossip, hearsay, conjecture and bodybuilding industry rumors for the last year, 8-Time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman and arguably the greatest bodybuilder of all time has just shocked the world by announcing that he will be officially retiring from Olympia competition after this upcoming Mr. Olympia contest on September 29th.

Ronnie, knee-deep in contest prep and in all-out training camp mode, was just quoted moments ago as saying, “This is it for me at the Olympia, and September 29th will be the last time I step on a Mr. Olympia stage. I want to thank God, my family, my friends, all the great fans who have supported me over the years, Weider and especially BSN. I don’t take anything for granted and appreciate all the support from the bottom of my heart. I’ll see you all at the Olympia!”

But it is not a total retirement, as FLEX Online reports from the interview on Monday with on Pro Bodybuilding Weekly:

Coleman, however, stopped short of saying he was retiring from the sport entirely. “I like a lot of the European stuff, so maybe the European stuff or the Arnold Classic if I can get my nerves up for that,” Coleman said of where he would compete next, if not at the Olympia. “But definitely, I would like to do the European Stuff if they can have it any more over there, because the tour has already been cancelled for this year.”

When pressed by hosts Dan Solomon and Bob Cicherillo on why he would become the first Olympia winner to lose the O, then go on to compete in other competitions, Coleman answered, “The Olympia is no small task, that’s a big task. There’s a lot of pressure going into it, a lot of work you gotta put your body through and stuff. Just the Olympia atmosphere itself is so, so big. And I’ve done that for so many years now. It comes to a point where you have to move on and do some other things.”

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September 11, 2007 - Posted by | Bodybuilding, Competitions, Mr. Olympia


  1. he will always be the best

    Comment by yanick | September 27, 2007 | Reply

  2. How can you retire with bulk like that?
    stay well

    Comment by Graham | December 31, 2007 | Reply

  3. all i have to say is thanks ronnie. talk about adding fire to muscle. wow!!!!!

    Comment by tim swinford | February 13, 2008 | Reply

  4. all i have to say is thanks have inspired many and yes, dont stop!!!

    Comment by tim swinford | February 13, 2008 | Reply

  5. Dear Ronnie Sir,

    Its a shocking news for me. U R a simply Great Body Builder in the Universe.

    Nobody Getting Physic & most important size, like u, in past, in present & in Future also.

    u r my IDOL,u r my ALL TIME FAVOURITE Body builder.

    Comment by arif | February 19, 2008 | Reply

  6. What do you guys think, will he keep juicing now that he’s retired?

    Comment by Josh | April 3, 2008 | Reply

  7. Dear Mr. Ronnie,

    You have been a Blessing to many, You are the Original Mr. O

    Comment by Dear Mr. Ronnie | April 14, 2008 | Reply

  8. ronnie you are amazing at what you do you inspire me greatly you are number one for sure good luck with the rest of your career

    Comment by gray | July 28, 2008 | Reply

  9. Wooow , this incredible world of Bodybuilding, i love it. I have found this site with the best bodybuilding videos:

    Comment by markus | October 16, 2008 | Reply

  10. i like ronnie coleman & jay cutler and all mr olympia
    im from iran and like all you
    thank you

    Comment by mohsen askary | January 3, 2009 | Reply

  11. What will Ronnie do after retirement? Movies, Trainer, Entrepreneur, Actor, Police Officer?

    Comment by David Noel | March 22, 2009 | Reply

  12. slt je suie akgerien et je suis love coleman ronnie je suis sportif oussi mucsl…… byeeeeeee vive coleman ronnie

    Comment by aissam feroui | September 2, 2009 | Reply

  13. Good luck ronnie, you’ll always be a legend

    Comment by Fitness guy | September 4, 2009 | Reply

  14. “Ronnie Coleman” the Legendary Body Builder! You remain humble in spite of what you are now. Good luck, man! I wish I could workout with you to have a muscle mass like yours. I think, it would never happen so I’ll take a testosterone booster supplement to become like you, if not, at least to gain more muscle mass. Read more: I salute you, Ronnie!

    Comment by Lucas Horsfall | February 5, 2015 | Reply

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