The 2013 Olympia weekend is quickly approaching. The event organizers recently announced the prize money and there’s a $50,000 increase from last year. The IFBB men and women’s physique divisions were added to the competition and will each have $10,000 up for grabs. The Bikini division had an increase in prize money, as did the men’s 212 bodybuilding showdown.
The Olympia. Where Legends Are Made. Conceived by Joe Weider, the 1965 Mr. Olympia, which was comprised of past Mr. Universe winners (at the time, the highest accolade in the sport), decided once-and-for-all who was truly the best. The physiques that won on this stage, names like Scott, Schwarzenegger, Zane, Haney, Yates, Coleman, Cutler, Heath and others, will echo through the ages. Today, the Olympia is more than just the greatest bodybuilding contest in the world, it is the greatest event in the sport, representing all eight divisions of the IFBB Professional League and home to an enormous expo with hundreds of health and fitness vendors and exciting sports and exhibitions for competitors and fans alike. Yes, the Olympia is far and away the ultimate achievement in the sport, and it is befitting that the total prize money, which has increased to $950,000, is a new record for the bodybuilding and fitness industry. The total cash prize for the Mr. Olympia will be $650,000, with $250,000, the coveted Sandow and a place in bodybuilding history going to the winner. The 212 Showdown has increased to $60,000 and the Bikini Olympia to $40,000 in total prize money, respectively.
It all happens September 26-29 in Americaâ€™s playground, Las Vegas, NV when Ultimate Nutrition presents the 2013 IFBB Joe Weiderâ€™s Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend, brought to you by Bodybuilding.com. Itâ€™s not too late to get your tickets. Go to MrOlympia.com now!
TOTAL PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN
Mr. Olympia: $650,000
212 Showdown: $60,000
Ms. Olympia: $60,000
Fitness Olympia: $60,000
Figure Olympia: $60,000
Bikini Olympia: $40,000
Menâ€™s Physique Showdown: $10,000
Womenâ€™s Physique Showdown: $10,000
2013 OLYMPIA PRIZE MONEY
Women’s Physique Showdown
Men’s Physique Showdown
212 Olympia Showdown
GRAND TOTAL $950,000
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