The coronavirus pandemic has been causing various sports organizations to stop holding events. Regardless, as of now, the Olympia contest will continue as planned, six months from now.
The Olympia recently went through some big changes, in terms of leadership. The brand, as well as other subsidiaries, were purchased, and are now under new ownership. As a result, there were fans curious as to how this new leadership would handle the issues of coronavirus surrounding the world today.
Fans have that answer now, as their Instagram account posted an update on what to expect moving forward. Due to the fact that there are still six months until the big show, the officials are currently expecting things to continue as planned.
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Despite the news causing uncertainty for businesses around the world, organizers are showing no signs of slowing down, still 6 months out from the annual showdown in Vegas.
With all the excitement surrounding Flex Lewis’s return to battle Brandon Curry for the Mr. Olympia title, along with Dexter Jackson’s announcement that the 2020 Olympia will be his final contest, there are several other must-see storylines emerging for this year’s Olympia Weekend.
It was announced recently that 4 time Fitness champ Oksana Grishina will make her return this September in Vegas. Regarded by many as the greatest performer in the history of the sport, Grishina’s return is already the talk of the pro fitness scene. But that’s not all!
Things just got even more interesting with news that 8-time Fitness champion Adela Garcia will also return to the stage after a 7 year layoff. Garcia tells us, “I’ve been watching the new crop of athletes compete in the fitness division and many of them have inspired me to comeback. This is the right time and Las Vegas is the right place. There is nothing in the world quite like the Olympia stage and I’m so excited to be a part of it. I have a feeling that this will be the greatest Olympia ever.” Scheduled for September 11th, the 2020 Fitness Olympia will be a part of the Friday evening arena show that also includes the “Olympia 212” Finals. The evening will also feature the pre-judging of the Mr. Olympia as well as the return of the Ms. Olympia, along with the finals of the Figure Olympia and the Women’s Physique Division.
Chief Olympia Officer Dan Solomon @dansolomon_official adds, “We have worked hard to turn the Friday evening arena production into a can’t miss event. For many years, the Friday evening show was viewed as a warm-up to the prestigious Saturday evening show. But that’s changing quickly.”
It is good to hear that as of now, the massive contest is expected to continue on as planned. Although it is worth noting that if things do not improve before then, things could change. Hopefully it does not get to that point.