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2012 Olympia Weekend Coverage

The 2012 Olympia Weekend was held September 27-30, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Orleans Arena and Las Vegas Convention Center. Find all the results right here!

With one of the best lineups of athletes in the contest's 46-year history and more than $1 million in prize money, the 2012 Olympia, sponsored by Ultimate Nutrition and Bodybuilding.com, was a must-see event! Whether you had plane tickets to Vegas, or you viewed from home on our live, free webcast, remember with Bodybuilding.com's full 2012 Olympia Weekend reviews.

Mr. Olympia Top 3 ///

Phil Heath 1st Place
Phil Heath
Kai Greene 2nd Place
Kai Greene
Shawn Rhoden 3rd Place
Shawn Rhoden

Olympia Highlights Reel ///



2012 Olympia Results ///


Official Olympia Results

Official Olympia Results

Get results and see who won in this year's Mr. Olympia, Ms. Olympia, Figure Olympia, Fitness Olympia, Bikini Olympia, and 212 Showdown!

Olympia Photos & Videos ///


Holy Hardbodies: 15 Olympia Bikini Photos

Holy Hardbodies: 15 Olympia Bikini Photos

The Olympia boasts the best Bikini lineup in the world. This incredible collection of elite bodies will inspire you to hit your goals harder than ever!
2012 Olympia Webcast Replays

2012 Olympia Webcast Replays

View Olympia Webcast video-on-demand replays right here! DVD information also available for complete competition coverage.
2012 Olympia Weekend Photo Galleries

2012 Olympia Weekend Photo Galleries

Find all of the greatest moments caught on camera of this year's Olympia Weekend here, as captured by Ron Avidan, Kris Gethin, and Isaac Hinds!
Downloadable Selected Webcast Replays On Our Video Network

Downloadable Selected Webcast Replays On Our Video Network

Downloadable video clips of selected segments from the 2012 Olympia Webcast on the Bodybuilding.com Video Network.

Olympia Reviews ///


2012 Olympia: Phil Heath Wins Mr. Olympia

Phil Heath Wins Mr. Olympia

The Gift isn't done giving. Phil Heath beats Kai Greene, grabs the Sandow, and wins his second Olympia!
2012 Olympia: Erin Stern Wins Figure Olympia

Erin Stern Wins Figure Olympia

The 2012 Figure Olympia was a fantastic fight. Check out the top six Figure femme fatales, including the new Figure champion, Erin Stern!
2012 Olympia: 212 Class Prejudging Report

212 Class Prejudging Report

The 212 Olympia Showdown promises to be a close fight. Everyone wants the 212 crown, but only one man can claim the throne. Get the prejudging scoop.
2012 Olympia: The Battle For Mr. Olympia

The Battle For Mr. Olympia

The battle for Mr. Olympia ends tonight. Who will stand victorious, Sandow in hand? Check this prejudging report for our predictions!
2012 Olympia: Adela Garcia Wins Seventh Fitness Olympia

Adela Garcia Wins Seventh Fitness Olympia

Adela Garcia is unstoppable! The reigning Fitness champ soared to her seventh Fitness Olympia title.
2012 Olympia: Iris Kyle Wins Her Eighth Ms. Olympia Title

Iris Kyle Wins Her Eighth Ms. Olympia Title

Iris Kyle won her eighth Ms. Olympia, tying the great Lenda Murray! It's clear that Kyle is the queen of women's bodybuilding.
2012 Olympia: Nathalia Melo Wins Bikini Olympia

Nathalia Melo Wins Bikini Olympia

The 2012 Olympia Weekend hosted an epic bikini battle. Brazilian bombshell Nathalia Melo won the brawl to become the new Ms. Bikini Olympia!
2012 Olympia: Women's Prejudging Report

2012 Olympia: Women's Prejudging Report

The gorgeous girls of IFBB Fitness, Figure, Bikini, and Women's Bodybuilding stunned the stage at this morning's prejudging. Get our top picks!

Webcast & Awards Winners ///


2012 Olympia Weekend Webcast Replays

2012 Olympia Weekend Webcast Replays

Miss the live event, or just want to view it again? We've got all the IFBB Pro events via video-on-demand right here!
Bodybuilding.com Supplement Award Winners

Bodybuilding.com Supplement Award Winners

Bodybuilding.com is proud to award these products & vendors as winners of the 2012 Supplement Awards. See who won!
2012 Olympia Webcast Fan's Choice Award

2012 Olympia Webcast Fan's Choice Award Winner

Bodybuilding.com presents the 2012 Olympia Webcast Fan's Choice Award, sponsored by MuscleTech. Congratulations to Kai Greene!
Olympia Webcast Press Release

Olympia Webcast Press Release

Everyone's invited — Bodybuilding.com to offer a free, live streaming webcast of Joe Weider's 2012 Olympia Weekend competitions!

Olympia Previews ///


Gethin's List: Kris Gethin's Predictions For The Olympia Men's Open

Gethin's List: Kris Gethin's Olympia Men's Open Predictions

Kris Gethin took some time out of his crazy busy schedule to bring you his predictions for the 2012 Olympia Men's Open. Did he pick Phil to win again?
2012 Olympia Weekend: Ms. Olympia Preview

2012 Olympia Weekend: Ms. Olympia Preview

Iris Kyle can match legend Lenda Murray's 8 titles if she wins the 2012 Ms. O. She'll face stiff competition from veterans & newcomers looking for a legacy of their own!
2012 Olympia Weekend: Figure Olympia Preview

2012 Olympia Weekend: Figure Olympia Preview

In nine years of figure battles at the Olympia, just five champions have taken home the crown. Two return in 2012. Can anyone defeat them?
2012 Olympia Weekend: Bikini Olympia Preview-String Of Victories

2012 Olympia Weekend: Open Preview — Battle For The Sandow

Are you ready for Vegas? Find out who's in, who's out and who's going to be on top at this year's Olympia Open, according to Author Myron Mielke.
2012 Olympia Weekend: Bikini Olympia Preview-String Of Victories

2012 Olympia Weekend: Bikini Olympia Preview — String Of Victories

New qualification rules and familiar faces make for the biggest Olympia bikini field yet!
Olympia Weekend 2012: Fitness Olympia Preview-Rock Hard & Roll

Fitness Olympia Preview — Rock Hard & Roll

This year's Fitness event could be a stunner. Adela Garcia has won the 1st-place spot locked down for the past three years. Will she finally be dethroned?
2012 Olympia Weekend: Can Heath Repeat? Mr. Olympia Preview!

2012 Olympia Weekend: Can Heath Repeat? Mr. Olympia & 212 Showdown Preview!

Who will have the perfect combination of mass and conditioning in this year's Mr. Olympia & 212 Showdown?

Olympian Interviews ///


Olympia Weekend 2012: Branch Warren Interview

Olympia Weekend 2012: Branch Warren Interview

Branch Warren has seen it all in a 20-year bodybuilding career, but he hasn't won it all. He's balanced, chiseled, and gunning for the Sandow.
Olympia Weekend 2012: Phil Heath - Interview With The Defending Champ

Phil Heath - Interview With The Defending Champ

Phil Heath is the man to beat, and he knows it. With his title defense just under the horizon, The Gift keeps on giving in this wide-ranging interview.
Interview With Richard Tricky Jackson: Preparing For The 2012 Olympia

Interview With 'Tricky' Jackson: Preparing For The 2012 Olympia

Find out what Richard 'Tricky' Jackson has to say about aging, balancing family, and the privilege of competing at the Olympia.
Interview With Al Auguste: Preparing For The 2012 Olympia

Interview With Al Auguste: Preparing For The 2012 Olympia

He might be at the dawn of his career, but Al Auguste can make waves at this year's Olympia.
2012 Olympia Weekend: Nicole Nagrani - Interview With The Defending Champ

2012 Olympia Weekend: Nicole Nagrani - Interview With The Defending Champ

Defending Bikini Olympia champion Nicole Nagrani has never finished lower than 3rd as a bikini pro...
Interview With Ronny Rockel: Preparing For The Olympia

Interview With Ronny Rockel: Preparing For The Olympia

Ronny Rockel is no stranger to the Olympia stage. Find out how this veteran has continued to get bigger and better throughout his ten years of pro competition.
2012 Olympia Weekend: Don't Bet Against Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia

2012 Olympia Weekend: Don't Bet Against Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia

Experience pays dividends in clutch situations. Nobody is more prepared for pressure than Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia. She wants to prove that her recent wins are no fluke!
Interview With David Henry: Preparing For The Olympia

Interview With David Henry: Preparing For The Olympia

Despite being out of the competition last year, David Henry isn't lagging behind. He's not only ready for the Olympia, he's ready to win the first ever 212 Showdown.
2012 Olympia Weekend: Diana Dahlgren Interview

2012 Olympia Weekend: Diana Dahlgren Interview

Diana Dahlgren became a star almost as soon as she turned pro. A 2012 Olympia bikini title would be her greatest athletic triumph to date.
2012 Olympia Weekend: Sonia Gonzales Interview

2012 Olympia Weekend: Sonia Gonzales Interview

The 2010 Olympia bikini winner is on fire in 2012! Count on Sonia Gonzales to make a strong showing.
2012 Olympia Weekend: Jaime Baird Interview

2012 Olympia Weekend: Jaime Baird Interview

Jaime Baird has been a top competitor since the first time she stepped onstage. Is it finally her time to win the big one?

2012 Olympia Product Savings ///


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More Pre-Show Coverage ///


Picture Perfect: 20 Inspirational Olympia Shots

Picture Perfect: 20 Inspirational Olympia Shots

Every year, the world's best physique athletes walk the stage & showcase their hard work. Get ready for the 2012 Olympia with these spectacular shots!
Road To The Olympia: Too Big To Fail!

Road To The Olympia: Too Big To Fail!

It's leg day with Branch Warren! Gulp. Get ready for the quad workout of your life. Hold on tight, lift heavy and embrace your right to bare big quads.
Road To The Olympia 2012: Branch & Phil Will Match Minds As Well As Physiques

Road To The Olympia 2012: Branch & Phil Will Match Minds As Well As Physiques

Learn how Branch, Phil and other pro bodybuilders mentally prepare for battle.
PBW Radio Olympia Coverage

PBW Radio Olympia Coverage

Olympia week begins with the annual PBW radio broadcast featuring those long awaited Olympia predictions! Bob Cicherillo, Chad Nicholls & Dan Solomon get you ready for the biggest event of the year!
Road To Olympia 2012: Phil Heath Versus Branch Warren

Road To Olympia 2012: Phil Heath Versus Branch Warren

This showdown has been years in the making. Phil Heath has his Sandow; Branch Warren has one gaping hole on his resume...
Rise To Royalty: Phil Heath And Branch Warren's Contest History

Rise To Royalty: Phil Heath And Branch Warren's Contest History

Phil Heath and Branch Warren will battle for the 2012 Mr. Olympia crown. Compare their physiques and accomplishments with this detailed timeline!
Phil Heath's Crushing Chest Workout!

Phil Heath's Crushing Chest Workout!

Mr. Olympia Phil Heath flies through a blistering chest workout and shows you how to turn less-than-impressive pecs into a standout body part.
Posing Suits And Tanning Oil: Your Guide To Understanding Olympia Judging

Posing Suits & Tanning Oil: Your Guide To Understanding Olympia Judging

Here's what the judges are looking at in picking the winners.
Who Will Be At Our Expo Booth This Year?

Who Will Be At Our Expo Booth This Year?

Get the latest on the Bodybuilding.com booth at the 2012 Olympia Expo. We will have Team Bodybuilding.com members present, as well as some celebrity appearances!
Giveaway To Compete For Free In The Men's Fitness Ultimate Athlete!

Giveaway To Compete For Free In The Men's Fitness Ultimate Athlete!

Enter now to win a free entry to compete in the 2012 Men's Fitness Ultimate Athlete competition at the Olympia!
Promax Nutrition Mr. Olympia Giveaway

Promax Nutrition Mr. Olympia Giveaway

Promax is giving away an Olympia experience in Las Vegas that you will never forget, including a hardcore DTP workout with Kris Gethin!
Olympia Weekend Information

Olympia Weekend Information

The 2012 Olympia Weekend will be held September 27-30, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Orleans Arena and Las Vegas Convention Center. Get the When, Where, How and more right here!
Mr. Olympia Coming to a Theatre Near You

Mr. Olympia Coming to a Theatre Near You

AMI & the Vladar Company are producing "Generation Iron" — they're following the top 7 bodybuilders as they fight to capture the 2012 Mr. Olympia title.
Nearly One Million Dollars up for Grabs at The 2012 Olympia

Nearly One Million Dollars up for Grabs at The 2012 Olympia

AMI Chairman & CEO David Pecker said, "The athletes at the Olympia are the best in their sport and the rewards they're fighting for should be the biggest in the sport."
2012 Olympia Expo DOUBLES in Size

2012 Olympia Expo DOUBLES in Size

The Olympia Expo is taking over South Hall 1 AND South Hall 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Twice the size means twice the excitement!

2012 Olympia Promo Video ///





Hardbody Road To The Olympia ///


Hardbody Road To The Olympia: Dianna Dahlgren - Rounding The Booty

Hardbody Road To The Olympia: Dianna Dahlgren - Rounding The Booty

See what Dianna's doing for her final workouts & where you can meet her during throughout the Olympia weekend.
Hardbody Road To The Olympia: Teresa Anthony Update

Hardbody Road To The Olympia: Teresa Anthony Update

Teresa's just one week out from the biggest show of the year and she's ready to rock!
Hardbody Road To The Olympia: Juliana Daniel's Juggling Act

Hardbody Road To The Olympia: Juliana Daniel's Juggling Act

Juliana will be making her second appearance on the big stage and she's looking to stay in the top spots.
Hardbody Road to The Olympia: Nicole Nagrani Juggles Demanding Schedule

Hardbody Road to The Olympia: Nicole Nagrani Juggles Demanding Schedule

The Reining Bikini Olympia champ updates us on what's happening as she prepares for her title defense.
Hardbody Road to The Olympia: Erin Stern Motivation

Hardbody Road to The Olympia: Erin Stern Motivation

2010 Figure Olympia Champ Erin Stern recently won in Sarasota, but she has her sights on reclaiming the Figure Olympia title she once held.
Hardbody Road To The Olympia: Canadian Fitness Star Fiona Harris

Hardbody Road To The Olympia: Canadian Fitness Star Fiona Harris

IFBB Fitness Pro Fiona Harris will be competing in her first Olympia in just a few weeks, yet she wasn't even a pro at the start of 2012.
Hardbody Road To The Olympia: Nathalia Melo ''Listen to Your Body''

Hardbody Road To The Olympia: Nathalia Melo "Listen to Your Body"

Check out what's happening in Nathalia's world in this installment of her Road to The O.
Hardbody Training: Legs Like Mallory Haldeman

Hardbody Training: Legs Like Mallory Haldeman

A pair of 2nd place finishes puts Mallory in the Figure Olympia via the Qualification Points Series, not too shabby of a start to a pro career.
Hardbody Road to The Olympia: Teresa Anthony - The Veteran

Hardbody Road to The Olympia: Teresa Anthony — The Veteran

Teresa Anthony joins us on the Hardbody Road to The Olympia series, but this isn't her first trip to the big dance...
Hardbody Road To The Olympia: Nathalia Melo - The Challenger

Hardbody Road To The Olympia: Nathalia Melo — The Challenger

Nathalia Melo is on the road to the Olympia for the third time.
Hardbody Road To The Olympia - Candice Lewis - The Rookie

Hardbody Road To The Olympia: Candice Lewis — The Rookie

Candice "the rookie" joins us on her road to the Olympia.
Hardbody Road To The Olympia: Dianna Dahlgren - The Contender

Hardbody Road To The Olympia: Dianna Dahlgren — The Contender

Cover girl, Dianna Dahlgren joins the "Hardbody Road to The Olympia" series.
Hardbody Road To The Olympia: A Competitor's Life - Nicole Nagrani, The Champ

Hardbody Road To The Olympia: A Competitor's Life — Nicole Nagrani, The Champ

Check out what the champ had to share in her first installment of "A Competitor's Life."

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Olympia Qualification Series ///


2012 Olympia Weekend: How Do Athletes Qualify?

2012 Olympia Weekend: How Do Athletes Qualify?

This year marks the debut of a new Olympia qualification system. Get all the facts, rules and opinions from pros right here!
The Final Stretch: Olympia Qualification Series Breakdown

The Final Stretch: Olympia Qualification Series Breakdown

Let's review the points-based system and how it works.
Olympia Qualification Series - Adapts a Point System

Olympia Qualification Series — Adapts a Point System

Effective immediately, competitors who enter and place consistently in the top five will still have a chance to see the Olympia stage.
Olympia QS

Olympia QS

To view the current IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series standings, as well as the current qualifiers for Olympia weekend, click here...

History Of The Olympia Weekend ///


Clash Of The Titans: Bodybuilding's 10 Greatest Rivalries Of The Past 50 Years

Clash Of The Titans: Bodybuilding's 10 Greatest Rivalries Of The Past 50 Years

Before the gods could rule Olympus, they first had to overthrow the Titans who ruled before them...
The History Of The Mr. Olympia Contest

The History Of The Mr. Olympia Contest

Author Matt Weik has put together a list of past Mr. Olympia results, Olympia history, and much more.
The Sandow - The Greatest Prize In Bodybuilding!

The Sandow — The Greatest Prize In Bodybuilding!

Author Brian Bullman notes that if you are reading this, there is little doubt that you know just what it takes to earn the most coveted trophy in our great sport, The Sandow.
A History Lesson In Bodybuilding

A History Lesson In Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding Historian David Robson challenges you to learn more about how bodybuilding has evolved over the years, broken down by the different eras...
Past Olympia Coverage On Bodybuilding.com

Past Olympia Coverage On Bodybuilding.com

Get comprehensive coverage of past Mr. Olympia contests on Bodybuilding.com: results, interviews, photo galleries, video and more.

Social Media Coverage ///


Rsardinia's Official 2012 Mr. Olympia Play-By-Play Thread

Rsardinia's Official 2012 Mr. Olympia Play-By-Play Thread

You're invited to join in on the discussion as we see who will be crowned the 2012 Mr. Olympia and will be recognized as the best bodybuilder on the planet!
BodySpace Olympia Blog

BodySpace Olympia Blog

Get even more 2012 Olympia Weekend updates posted on BodySpace via our official Olympia Blog.
IFBB Forum Updates

IFBB Forum Updates

Here you can discuss in real time pro bodybuilding contests & competitors! For example, take the Olympia poll and cast your predictions!
Getbig Forum: 2012 Mr. Olympia Predictions - Choose the Top Six!

Getbig Forums: 2012 Mr. Olympia Predictions - Choose the Top Six!

Debate, decide... but can YOU predict the Top 6 in order?
Olympia Twitter Updates

Olympia Twitter Updates

We offer 2 Olympia Twitter feeds: one for @OlympiaUpdates at large, and one specifically for the @OlympiaWebcast, guest tweeted by Rudy Leandri!
Olympia Facebook Updates

Olympia Facebook Updates

We offer 2 Olympia Facebook feeds: one for Bodybuilding Contests specifically, and also our main FB page!

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2012 IFBB Arnold Classic Europe

2012 IFBB Arnold Classic Europe

See the coverage of the 2012 Arnold Classic Europe, held in Madrid, Spain, here!
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2012 IFBB Sheru Classic

We've got you covered for the 2012 IFBB Sheru Classic, held in Delhi, India! Find all of our coverage here.
2012 IFBB British Grand Prix

2012 IFBB British Grand Prix

Neil Hill's British Grand Prix is happening in Manchester as part of the SportEx Festival. Find our coverage here!


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Branch looks good this in overall mass, definition and much better in overall proportion than in his history. Good luck to him this year. Unfortunately If Heath looks even marginally better than last year, he will win again.

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TRUTH IS...I HAVE NO DOUBT ABOUT PHIL HEATH WINNING THE 2012 MR. OLYMPIA....SEE MY FACEBOOK PAGE (ALEX KINION) AND KNOW THAT HE IS "NUMBER ONE" AND THERE IS NO ONE GOOD ENOUGH TO TAKE THAT AWAY FROM PHIL...HE'S A GIFT FROM "GOD" TO THE PERFECTION OF BEING "GOD'S GIFT TO BODYBUILDING"...AAAMEN!!!

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amen, brother...amen

stay shredded,
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THE MR. OLYMPIA CONTEST IS THIS WEEKEND SEPT 28-29TH IN LAS VEGAS AND TRUTH IS...I HAVE NO DOUBT ABOUT MY FRIEND PHIL "THE GIFT" HEATH WINNING THE 2012 MR. OLYMPIA, FOR HE HAS THE WHOLE PACKAGE! HE IS ALSO "THE AMBASSADOR" OF BODYBUILDING FOR BEING HUMBLE, FRIENDLY, WISE, INTELLIGENT, FLEXIBLE WHICH ARE SOME QUALITIES NEEDED TO REPRESENT OUR SPORT...HE IS "NUMBER ONE" AND THERE IS NO ONE GOOD ENOUGH TO TAKE THAT AWAY FROM PHIL...HE'S A GIFT FROM "GOD" TO THE PERFECTION OF BEING "GOD'S BEAUTIFUL GIFT TO BODYBUILDING"...TOP THAT GUYS!!!

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gotta love the BUZZ that only the OLYMPIA can bring

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CONGRATZ, PHIL (in advance)!!! ;) I also call Mr. Heath winning every single olympia 'till he's 37! 'till then, no one will ever even touch him...he's too THREE-DIMENSIONAL!!!

in the meantime, watch out for guys like Shawn Rhoden (the Flex Wheeler look alike), Roelly Winklaar, Jason Huh, and Steve Kuclo in the near future!

stay shredded,
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when are yall gonna post the supps award winners??

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