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When is the Olympia 2022

When is the Olympia 2022

Olympia 2022

Fitness fans everywhere will be coming together soon for the annual competition - Joe Weider’s Olympia 2022. This year isn’t going to be one to miss. I’s bigger and better than ever, with more athletes, competitions, and fun for all the fitness enthusiasts in America and beyond.


We’re proud sponsors of the Olympia 2022, and will be setting up a booth with all your favorite WOLFpak fitness gear and our WOLFpak athletes. You’ll have a chance to shop and meet and greet some of the icons of bodybuilding. It’s going to be a weekend for the books.


So how did the Olympia form? Who is Joe Weider? Who won Mr. Olympia 2021? We’re going to answer all your burning questions plus more in this article.


What is The Olympia?

The Olympia is a fitness and performance weekend and expo. It’s held every year, bringing together the best in the business of bodybuilding. Bodybuilders train all year to reach their peak during the Olympia weekend, where they’ll be competing against other pros to get the infamous title - Mr. Olympia.


But it’s not just men invited to compete in this event. There are competitions for women, including the equally esteemed Ms. Olympia. You’ll be able to compete if you’re an amateur or pro, so long as you’ve registered or been invited through qualifiers.

Even if you’re not competing, there will be plenty to do. We’re talking meet and greets, talks by some of the greats, fitness booths, new products, and more. It’s not just a competition, it’s a convention!


According to the Olympia website, it’s the biggest lineup in Olympia history. Like we said, you’re not going to want to miss this weekend!


When is The Olympia 2022?

This year, The Olympia competition is going to be held on December 15-18 in Las Vegas, Nevada at Planet Hollywood on the Vegas strip.


What is The Olympia 2022 Schedule?

You might be wondering what the schedule for the Olympia is, so here’s a link with the official weekend schedule. Here are some of the key events:


  • Thursday 12/15/2022 - 12pm - Olympia Press Conference Presented by WOLFpak - Location: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (Criss Angel Theater)
  • Thursday 12/15/2022 - 7-8pm - Meet the Olympians - Location: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (Celebrity Ballroom)
  • Friday - Sunday 12-15/16/2022 - 9am - Olympia World Fitnes Expo - Location: The Venetian Expo & Convention Center (Halls B & C)
  • Olympia Evening Finals 12-13/16/2022 - Location: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (Zappos Theater)
    • Friday
      • Classic Physique Olympia
      • Men's Physique Olympia
      • Bikini Olympia
      • Wheelchair Olympia Pre-Judging & Finals
    • Saturday
      • Olympia
      • Men's Physique Olympia
      • Bikini Olympia
      • Classic Physique Olympia


  • Sunday 12/18/2022 - 11am Olympia Superstar Seminar


Who is Joe Weider?

Joe Weider was a Canadian bodybuilder and entrepreneur who died aged 93 after a long-standing career dedicated to his love for bodybuilding and fitness. He co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB) alongside his brother Ben.


As you may have guessed, he was the creator of Mr. Olympia, Ms. Olympia, and the Masters Olympia bodybuilding contests. That’s how they got their name!


What is the History of the Olympia?

The Olympia was initially started as a competition just for men, in only one category. If you look back at the first ever event, which was held on September 18, 1965, the competitors are a lot smaller than they are now. That’s because the art of bodybuilding had yet to be well-established, so many bodybuilders were putting on mass largely based on trial and error.


The first ever Mr. Olympia was held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, with Larry Scott winning his first of two straight titles.


Today, The Olympia is considered the most prestigious award in bodybuilding.


How Much Do You Win in The Olympia 2022?

Since its inception, the prize winnings for The Olympia title has increased. As of 2022, it’s bigger than ever, set to more than $1.6 million. But that doesn’t all go to Mr. Olympia - it’s shared across the other competitions. However, Mr. Olympia is the highest paying event.


Here’s the breakdown of Mr Olympia Winners Prize Money 2022:


Mr. Olympia: $750,000

212 Showdown: $84,000

Ms. Olympia: $95,000

Fitness Olympia: $85,000

Figure Olympia: $80,000

Bikini Olympia: $95,000

Men’s Physique Showdown: $61,000

Women’s Physique Showdown: $80,000


WOLFpak at The Olympia

WOLFpak are proud sponsors of the Olympia 2022. We’ll be presenting the Olympia Press Conference on Friday, and sponsoring the entire event and expo. We’ll have a booth set up in the expo hall, with your chance to get your hands on some WOLFpak fitness gear.


We’ll have our famous athlete backpacks, wolf workout clothes, fitness accessories, fitness patches, and meal prep bags all on offer for you to try and buy.


We’re excited to announce that we are also releasing a new 2022 Olypmia WOLFpak on 11.13.22 . It’ll be in the 35L Traditional  size and the 45L Meal Management variation. Click here to view more about this release.


At the Olympia Expo we’ll have a booth set up with some of your favorite WOLFpak athletes:


Hunter Labrada

Yarishna Ayala

Shaun Clarida

Jennifer Dorie

Mark Anthony

Jessica Reyes Padilla


At the WOLFpak booth you’ll have the opportunity to talk to some of these fitness greats - ask them what their diet is like, or how they got started in bodybuilding. It’s the opportunity to take your own fitness journey to the next level!


WOLFpak fitness backpacks are proud sponsors of the Olympia because of our love for bodybuilding - we have designed fitness backpacks specially for the sport of bodybuilding. We have a bodybuilding cooler in the meal prep bag so you can ensure your meals are kept cold and prepped. Each bag has pockets and compartments to separate your training gear. They are a necessity if you’re a bodybuilder - amateur or pro!


Join the WOLFpak fam. See you at the Olympia. Click here to learn more.

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