Bodybuilding.com Announces Exclusive 2014 Olympia Webcast

Bodybuilding.com presents the live webcast of the historic 50th Annual Olympia Weekend in Las Vegas. You're invited to watch our 2014 IFBB pro events coverage for free!

Press Release—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Bodybuilding.com Announces Exclusive 2014 Olympia Webcast

Boise, ID - August 28, 2014 - Bodybuilding.com, the Internet's most-visited fitness website and largest online retailer of nutritional supplements, will offer a free worldwide webcast of the 2014 Olympia Weekend, presented by BSN, MuscleTech, and Dymatize Nutrition.

This year marks the historic 50th anniversary of Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend, and is a must-see event for all fans of physique competition. Thanks to Bodybuilding.com, everyone can tune in for free! Our live HD webcast, as well as post-event VOD (video-on-demand) replays, will stream in the Bodybuilding.com Webcast Player, the Bodybuilding.com Livestream Channel, the Livestream Roku channel for those watching on big-screen TVs, and the Livestream mobile app*.

Bodybuilding.com's live webcast will stream the IFBB pro events on Friday night and Saturday night (September 19th and 20th) from The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, beginning at 6:30 p.m. PDT (9:30 p.m. EDT) both nights. The Friday night webcast segment will feature the Mr. Olympia judging round, and the finals for the beautifully fit women of the Bikini, Fitness, and Ms. Olympia competitions.

2014 Olympia Weekend Webcast player

The Saturday night webcast segment concludes the pro competitions with the finals for the women's Figure division, the men's 212 Showdown, and the main event—the Mr. Olympia finals. Reigning 3-time Mr. Olympia Phil Heath will battle to defend his title against fierce challengers (and champions in their own right) Kai Greene, Dexter Jackson, Branch Warren, Dennis Wolf, Shawn Rhoden, and Victor Martinez—just to name a few!

The webcast also features plenty of expert pre-show discussion and post-show analysis and athlete interviews, and also includes the annual Webcast Fan's Choice Award , where fans get to vote for their favorite athlete, just like they have since Bodybuilding.com began live streaming this event back in 2007. The presentation of the 2014 Bodybuilding.com Supplement Awards winners will also be viewable via webcast. The annual Supplement Awards continue to set the standard for recognition of the best products and brands in the fitness and supplement industry.

Each live segment kicks off with an insightful pre-show discussion hosted by veteran sports broadcaster Dave Farra (SyFy, Fox Sports, NBC), who will also provide play-by-play coverage of the competition. Farra will be joined by a panel of leading experts including Larry Pepe (Fox Sports), one of the most trusted voices in bodybuilding.

Top female physique competitors Felicia Romero and Kathleen Tesori will provide valuable insight into the women's figure, fitness, bikini and Ms. Olympia competitions.

To view the free, exclusive Bodybuilding.com 2014 Olympia Weekend webcast presented by BSN, MuscleTech, and Dymatize Nutrition, please visit:
http://streaming.bodybuilding.com/2014-olympia-webcast/

Be sure to check out all of Bodybuilding.com's comprehensive 2014 Olympia Weekend coverage at:
http://www.bodybuilding.com/olympia

*Kindle Fire Users may need to download the Android Livestream app from the 1Mobile Market (because it's not currently offered in the Amazon App Store).

Athlete Q&A

Olympia Champions
Olympia Champions Ashley Kaltwasser (Bikini), Iris Kyle (Women's Bodybuilding) & Nicole Wilkins (Figure).

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Ashley Kaltwasser: After taking 10th at the 2013 Arnold Classic, you've been winning pretty consistently. What changed? Your mentality? Your training?

After taking 10th in 2013 at the Arnold, I took a close look at myself to see what I needed to improve upon. I then worked on minor details and polished up my overall package.

We'd also like to know if you're putting any pressure on yourself to win again. Like, how competitive are you?

Yes, there is much more pressure on me this year. At last year's Olympia, I wanted to place in the top ten. Now, I want to make history by being the first woman to be a repeat Olympia champion. I am a super competitive person. As long as I can remember, I was always super competitive in any sport I participated in.

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Iris Kyle: What keeps you coming back show after show? What else do you hope to achieve in the fitness industry?

Being in a sport that does not compensate you a third what is deserved obviously must have other great benefits and reasons to remain apart of it, not to mention being the pinnacle of the sport itself. Two reasons, really: first, I'm passionate and love my sport, and secondly, inspiring others to stay healthy and to reach for the unattainable—never settling or accepting defeat, knowing dreams don't have deadlines.

Do you feel like it's time to let someone else take the spotlight or is there even a "retirement age" for a sport like this?

Age is only a number, and being a part of an individual sport indicates that it is obviously all about you as an individual—and until I feel my drive, motivation, and God's gift of spirit and talent has vanished, only then will my days expire.

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Nicole Wilkins: Your physique looked absolutely amazing last year at the Olympia—better than it ever has. Can a person improve from that? If so, what specifically are you trying to improve?

Well, my goal this year is to match my previous conditioning. However, I would like:

  • My lats to be slightly wider.
  • My waist to be a little smaller.
  • My glutes to be a bit rounder.
  • A tighter glute/hamstring tie-in.
  • My calves to be slightly bigger.

[Editor's Note: Best of luck in Las Vegas, ladies!]

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