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
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2012 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
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!
View Olympia Webcast video-on-demand replays right here! DVD information also available for complete competition coverage.
By photographer Kris Gethin.
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 video clips of selected segments from the 2012 Olympia Webcast on the Bodybuilding.com Video Network.
The Gift isn't done giving. Phil Heath beats Kai Greene, grabs the Sandow, and wins his second Olympia!
The 2012 Figure Olympia was a fantastic fight. Check out the top six Figure femme fatales, including the new Figure champion, Erin Stern!
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.
The battle for Mr. Olympia ends tonight. Who will stand victorious, Sandow in hand? Check this prejudging report for our predictions!
Adela Garcia is unstoppable! The reigning Fitness champ soared to her seventh Fitness 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.
The 2012 Olympia Weekend hosted an epic bikini battle. Brazilian bombshell Nathalia Melo won the brawl to become the new Ms. Bikini Olympia!
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
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 is proud to award these products & vendors as winners of the 2012 Supplement Awards. See who won!
Bodybuilding.com presents the 2012 Olympia Webcast Fan's Choice Award, sponsored by MuscleTech. Congratulations to Kai Greene!
Everyone's invited — Bodybuilding.com to offer a free, live streaming webcast of Joe Weider's 2012 Olympia Weekend competitions!
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?
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!
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?
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.
New qualification rules and familiar faces make for the biggest Olympia bikini field yet!
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?
Who will have the perfect combination of mass and conditioning in this year's Mr. Olympia & 212 Showdown?
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.
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.
Find out what Richard 'Tricky' Jackson has to say about aging, balancing family, and the privilege of competing at the Olympia.
He might be at the dawn of his career, but Al Auguste can make waves at this year's Olympia.
Defending Bikini Olympia champion Nicole Nagrani has never finished lower than 3rd as a bikini pro...
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.
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!
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.
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.
The 2010 Olympia bikini winner is on fire in 2012! Count on Sonia Gonzales to make a strong showing.
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
From protein and pre-workout formulas to muscle-building necessities and other must-haves, these deals are for you if you're looking for a bargain!
More Pre-Show Coverage
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!
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.
Learn how Branch, Phil and other pro bodybuilders mentally prepare for battle.
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!
This showdown has been years in the making. Phil Heath has his Sandow; Branch Warren has one gaping hole on his resume...
Phil Heath and Branch Warren will battle for the 2012 Mr. Olympia crown. Compare their physiques and accomplishments with this detailed timeline!
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.
Here's what the judges are looking at in picking the winners.
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!
Enter now to win a free entry to compete in the 2012 Men's Fitness Ultimate Athlete competition at the Olympia!
Promax is giving away an Olympia experience in Las Vegas that you will never forget, including a hardcore DTP workout with Kris Gethin!
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!
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.
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."
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
See what Dianna's doing for her final workouts & where you can meet her during throughout the Olympia weekend.
Teresa's just one week out from the biggest show of the year and she's ready to rock!
Juliana will be making her second appearance on the big stage and she's looking to stay in the top spots.
The Reining Bikini Olympia champ updates us on what's happening as she prepares for her title defense.
2010 Figure Olympia Champ Erin Stern recently won in Sarasota, but she has her sights on reclaiming the Figure Olympia title she once held.
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.
Check out what's happening in Nathalia's world in this installment of her Road to The O.
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.
Teresa Anthony joins us on the Hardbody Road to The Olympia series, but this isn't her first trip to the big dance...
Nathalia Melo is on the road to the Olympia for the third time.
Candice "the rookie" joins us on her road to the Olympia.
Cover girl, Dianna Dahlgren joins the "Hardbody Road to The Olympia" series.
Check out what the champ had to share in her first installment of "A Competitor's Life."
Olympia Qualification Series
This year marks the debut of a new Olympia qualification system. Get all the facts, rules and opinions from pros right here!
Let's review the points-based system and how it works.
Effective immediately, competitors who enter and place consistently in the top five will still have a chance to see the Olympia stage.
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
Before the gods could rule Olympus, they first had to overthrow the Titans who ruled before them...
Author Matt Weik has put together a list of past Mr. Olympia results, Olympia history, and much more.
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.
Bodybuilding Historian David Robson challenges you to learn more about how bodybuilding has evolved over the years, broken down by the different eras...
Get comprehensive coverage of past Mr. Olympia contests on Bodybuilding.com: results, interviews, photo galleries, video and more.
Social Media Coverage
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!
Get even more 2012 Olympia Weekend updates posted on BodySpace via our official Olympia Blog.
Here you can discuss in real time pro bodybuilding contests & competitors! For example, take the
and cast your predictions!
Debate, decide... but can YOU predict the Top 6 in order?
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