Mr. Olympia

  • Flexerman

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    Sep 03, 2012 11:52 AM GMT
    Anyone going to the Mr. Olympia Weekend in Las Vegas later this month?
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    Sep 03, 2012 1:35 PM GMT
    I would if I could afford the flight haha maybe next year
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    Sep 03, 2012 1:38 PM GMT
    I look forward to the day when WADA gets involved in that event. icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 03, 2012 2:08 PM GMT
    I went to the Mr. O in 2008- the year Dexter Jackson won. While it was a great experience and something that I always wanted to see, I wouldn't go again.

    The tickets were very expensive- $160 for the pre-judging, $212 for the finals. And while they were 'decent' seats and the best available when I booked I was still quite a ways from the stage and the view, even with binoculars, was not great. If you're really interested in seeing the competition, watch it on Bodybuilding.com or buy the dvd.

    The best part of the Olympia weekend for me was the expo where you can get up close & personal with some of the athletes. I got to meet and chat with Markus Ruhl and Lou Ferrigno among others.
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    Sep 03, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
    Yeah, I think the cost and crowds are what would turn me off. That's why I've never bothered to go. I think the NPC contests would be more interesting.