ABBOlympia Weekend Info

Message from the President of the IFBB

On the occasion of the 36th Mr. Olympia, I would like to welcome you to this prestigious event. I promise you that this will be the best Olympia Weekend to date.

As we move forward into the new century, I am also happy to report to you that the IFBB has received full and permanent recognition from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The next objective is to have bodybuilding as an exhibition sport in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. I am working day and night to achieve this goal.

I would like to thank the fans who have called, faxed, and e-mailed their encouragement to me in the question for full Olympic recognition. Your enthusiasm has helped fuel my drive. As we attempt to climb higher mountains, you can be sure I will not let you down.

Yours in health,

Ben Weider

A message from IFBB Pro Division
Chairman Wayne S. DeMilia

Again, I have the honor and privelege of promoting the 2000 Olympia Weekend. I alone cannot make this happen. This event is only made possible through the support of all the sponsors and exhibitors who have donated financially in order the bring our plans to fruition. I thank you all for being part of this event.

This event would also not be the spectacular weekend that it is without the impressive setting of this unique venue. I would personnaly like to thank everyone involved with Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino who have put in countless hours and expended boundless energy to make this event a success. I thank you for your help.

And most important, I would like to thank you, the fans of this great sport. You again have shown your support by turning out in record numbers. Without the fans, we have no sport.

I hope we have been able to give you a memorable and enjoyable weekend. I look forward to seeing you again next year.


Wayne S. DeMilia

A message from IFBB General Secretary
Eric Weider.

I am happy to welcome you to the 2000 Olympia Weekend here at the beautiful Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. I feel that this is the perfect setting for this great event. The atmosphere of the Olympia Weekend is greatly enhanced by the magnitude and magnificence of the Mandalay Bay.

I know that you, the fans, also enjoy the setting and excitement provided by the Olympia Weekend. Again, we have record breaking crowds at the contests, at the Expo, and at Muscle Beach. The IFBB will continue to develop this event and make it a fun time for all fans.

The IFBB is on the cutting edge of the new media age in providing a live webcast of the Olympia contests on the internet this year. We aim to keep our fans informed and connected.

Thank you for your tremendous support and I look forward to seeing you here again next year.


Eric Weider

Peom To Joe Weider

As the bodybuilding fans gather again
To bathe their champions in glory.
We owe it all to just one man
Who started this epic story.

Pecs, triceps, under the lights
Oil to make them shine.
Fans excited, seeing their stars
Quads so deeply defined

Massive proportions, rugged delts
Biceps so peaked they glow.
The Olympia creator is just a man
Who goes by the name of Joe.