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You can call out the competitors at Mr. Olympia 2007!

Last year Ronnie.cz made a cool application where you could compare all Mr. Olympia contestants with each other, pose for pose (based on photos from FLEX Online from the prejudging). This year the application is hosted on www.mr-olympia.eu:

You can call out the competitors at Mr. Olympia 2007

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September 29, 2007 Posted by | Bodybuilding, Competitions, Mr. Olympia, Olympia Weekend | , , , , | 13 Comments

Which Mr. Olympia do you think will be victorious in 2007?

1) Jay Cutler
2) Ronnie Coleman
View Results

Which Mr. Olympia do you think will win in 2007?

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September 14, 2007 Posted by | Bodybuilding, Competitions, IFBB, Mr. Olympia, Olympia Weekend | 6 Comments

Bodybuilding.com presents Jay Cutler in Olympia: The Video Series #12

In the latest installment of Bodybuilding.coms pre-Olympia video series Bob Cicherillo travels to Las Vegas, Nevada, to meet Jay Cutler for an interview in Jay’s home, and a back workout in “Jay’s” Gold’s Gym in Vegas. Five weeks out from Mr. Olympia, what are Cutler’s thoughts?

Watch Mr. Olympia himself, Jay Cutler, get ready for the 2007 Mr. Olympia rematch. Can he beat Ronnie Coleman and Victor Martinez again this year and successfully defend his crown?

Bodybuilding.com presents Jay Cutler in Olympia: The Video Series #12

Complete Olympia: The Series Listing with links:

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September 5, 2007 Posted by | Bodybuilding, IFBB, Internet, Mr. Olympia, Ms. Olympia, Olympia Weekend, Supplements, Video | 4 Comments

Jay Cutler is Mr Olympia 2006 – Ronnie Coleman is defeated

Jay Cutler quote after the historic victory:

– They said the champ can’t be taken out. Well you know what? The new champ’s in town. And the Sandow is staying in Las Vegas. And I get to keep my hair. (Jay had promised to shave of his hair if he didn’t win.)

Compare all the Mr. Olympia contestants with each other!

Results 2006 Mr Olympia
September 30, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

  Name Country Round 1+2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
1. Jay CUTLER* USA 12 5 5 22
2. Ronnie COLEMAN* USA 18 10 10 38
3. Victor MARTINEZ* Dominican Republic 34 16 16 66
4. Dexter JACKSON* USA 36 20 19 75
5. Melvin ANTHONY* USA 50 25 26 101
6. Gustavo BADELL* Puerto Rico 62 30 29 121
7. Toney FREEMAN USA 68 35 103
8. Markus RÜHL Germany 84 41 125
9. Dennis JAMES USA 96 47 143
10. Günter SCHLIERKAMP Germany 102 54 156
11. Vince TAYLOR USA 120 50 170
12. Branch WARREN USA 114 61 175
13. Johnnie JACKSON USA 130 67 197
14. Darrem CHARLES Trinidad & Tobago 148 62 210
15. Troy ALVES USA 142 75 217
16. Paco BAUTISTA Spain 160
16. Dennis WOLF Germany 160
16. Rodney ST. CLOUD USA 160
16. Ronny ROCKEL Germany 160
16. Mustafa MOHAMMAD Austria 160
16. David HENRY USA 160
16. Bill WILMORE USA 160
* Qualified for Mr. Olympia 2007
             

October 1, 2006 Posted by | Bodybuilding, Competitions, Contest Results, IFBB, Mr. Olympia, Olympia Weekend | 95 Comments

The Olympia Weekend webcast schedule is now online

In an earlier post I asked “Will this years webcast from Olympia Weekend suck?“. Now Hard Body Entertainment, the company contracted to produce the television pay-per-view, post-event DVD:s, and live webcast, has released more information about the webcast:

Webcast schedule

The webcast will be able to be viewed at www.hardbodyentertainment.TV:

The webcast will be able to be viewed at www.hardbodyentertainment.TV.

$24.95 will buy you an entire weekend (14 hours) of Olympia experience via the webcast. Things are certainly looking better…

August 18, 2006 Posted by | Bodybuilding, Figure, Fitness, Mr. Olympia, Ms. Olympia, Olympia Weekend, Webcast | 3 Comments

Will this years webcast from Olympia Weekend suck?

2006 Olympia Worldwide WebcastHardbody Entertainment (launced in mid 2005) is the new partner that will head the production for the television pay-per-view, post-event DVD:s and live webcasts from Olympia Weekend (webcast apparently won’t cover the main Olympia-competitions – see wording below). In April 2006 the following was posted on Hardbody’s website:

“Hardcore Olympia fans who can’t make it to Vegas in late September will still have some of the best seats in the house! Stay tuned for more details about the 2006 Olympia Worldwide Webcast that will be filled with behind-the-scenes coverage, up close and personal interviews, expo hall, arena events and Hardbody’s World’s Fittest Model Search Finale!”

The first tangiable production so far (besides some flash websites*) is the three minute sneak preview video for FLEX Magazine 2006 Swimsuit Issue Behind-The-Scenes Special. The programme is aimed at television and home video and is “currently under production”.

The preview doesn’t convince me that Hardbody Entertainment has what it takes to produce a solid live webcast. It lacks pizzazz… With sexy female athletes in really small pieces of clothing, how can you go so wrong!?! The preview has nothing like the come-hither looks that’s present in IronMan’s Sexy Swimsuit Spectaculars. Here a couple of DVD covers from bodybuilding.com – see what I mean?


All who have been watching the live webcasts bodybuilding.com has put on knows that it takes several attempts, with trial and error (and cursing), to get things remotely working.This years webcast better be free (as in beer) – some errors in such a webcast fans can forgive. But if they are promised an excellent production and it doesn’t work out… All hell breaks loose on the discussion forums. Ehm, the forums seem even more hellish than usual I mean.

In the beginning of 2006 BODY Magazine included a DVD with the magazine, it had hour long version of the events at the two day fair/expo FitnessFestivalen 2005 in Gothenburg. The DVD isn’t anything advanced, but still, the amount of work that goes into making it… The editor who produced the DVD brought his powerful computer, sound equipment and editing software to our office. The final editing process took no more than two days, thanks to the 15+ years of experience the editor had.

Here’s the DVD-trailer of the many events and competitions at FitnessFestivalen 2005 (with a short history introduction):

* hardbodyentertainment.net, rtpstore.com, roadtothepros.com, myroadtothepros.com, and fitmodelsearch.com.

July 31, 2006 Posted by | DVD, Olympia Weekend, Webcast | 2 Comments

‘Pro Bodybuilding Weekly’ to Host Olympia Press Conference

The two hosts for the online radio show ‘Pro Bodybuilding Weekly‘ will also be hosting the 2006 Olympia Press Conference:

“The annual event, which serves as the official kickoff to the Olympia Weekend, is scheduled for Thursday, September 28th in Las Vegas. As the media and fans gather, PBW hosts Dan Solomon & Bob Cicherillo will moderate the panel of Olympia athletes, including Ronnie Coleman as he looks to make history with a record 9th consecutive Olympia crown.”

But most important of all, will Bob Cicherillo be able to trump his pimpin’ shirt from last years Olympia?

Bodybuilding.com: 2005 Olympia press conference photos by Irvin Gelb

July 31, 2006 Posted by | Mr. Olympia, Olympia Weekend, Radio | Leave a comment

Free Olympia Tickets For US Military Personnel

IFBB.com’s subsite for Joe Weider’s 2006 Olympia Weekend was yesterday updated with the following news:

“For the sixth consecutive year, Joe and Ben Weider, and their partners at American Media Inc/Weider Publications, have authorized active-duty military personnel with a valid ID card to attend the Olympia Expo, Mr. Olympia, Ms. Olympia, Fitness Olympia and Figure Olympia competitions free of charge.

[…]

To show our gratitude and acknowledge the tremendous sacrifice military personnel go through in service to the country, it is our honor to provide free tickets to members of the Armed Forces. Since 2001, over 3600 military personnel have attended the Olympia events as our special guest and we look forward to meeting and thanking service members for all they do this year,” commented IFBB President Ben Weider.”

Shawn Ray’s Colorado Pro Show also showed support for the troops. From an interview on getbig.com:

“Q: What is the American War Heroes? They are featured on the Colorado Pro site.

A: We are working with the United States military, all branches? The Air Force, the Army, the Navy, the Marines – supporting them. They will have a strong presence there. They will have 30 volunteers for the show. They will have a booth there, with some war heroes and war veterans from Desert Storm and Iraq. Colorado had a very strong military presence. I am going to visit a few of the bases on the way in – they actually have a military show coming up that Melvin Anthony is guest posing at.”

July 28, 2006 Posted by | IFBB, Mr. Olympia, Olympia Weekend | Leave a comment

Joe Weider’s 2006 Olympia Weekend

A July 19th press release has information about the 42nd rendition of the Olympia Weekend. The biggest news are:

  • An increase in Mr. Olympia prize money, $66,000 more than last year. $546,000 this year, with $155,000 going to to the first place competitor (Ronnie Coleman – wanna bet?)
  • New format for Mr. Olympia (prejudging is held in conjunction with the finals for Fitness Olympia and Ms Olympia on Friday night)
  • Women’s contests prejudging (Fitness, Figure and Ms. Olympia) will be held at the Olympia Expo friday afternoon, with the finals for Figure Olympia held Saturday night in conjunction with Mr. Olympia finals.
  • As always, the Expo promises to be bigger than the year before, including “World’s Fittest Model Search”, and SMA Tournament (Sports Martial Arts).

Olympia Ticket Info: To order call the Orleans Arena Box Office at (702) 284-7777 or toll-free at (888) 234 2334. You can also order tickets online at www.orleansarena.com.

Joe Weider's 2006 Olympia Weekend

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July 22, 2006 Posted by | Bodybuilding, Figure, IFBB, Mr. Olympia, Olympia Weekend | Leave a comment