From Chris Bumstead to Big Ramy: Everything You Need to Know About Mr. Olympia 2022

Published 12/01/2022, 4:30 PM EST

The Mr. Olympia 2022  is just around the corner; starting from December 15th to December 18th. It is a prestigious yearly bodybuilding competition. Founded in 1965, brothers Joe and Ben Weider competed in the competition to establish the best bodybuilder in the world. Since then, it has become the most important title of a bodybuilder’s career.

Now, the 58th edition of the mega-event will be held at the Zappos Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Below are some of the essential details you must know about the famous event.

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CBum, Big Ramy, and other top contenders to keep an eye on

Canada’s Chris Bumstead is a three-time Classic Physique Olympia champion. And he is now aiming for his fourth consecutive win at Mr. Olympia 2022 event. Although Bumstead is the favorite to win the title this year, he still has some great competitors.

The two-time Arnold Classic winner Terrence Ruffin, former Olympia champion Beron Ansley and youngsters Urs Kalecinski and Ramon Rocha Queiroz are Bumstead’s strongest rivals for claiming the title.

Like CBum, Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay is also one of the biggest names in Mr. Olympia 2022. The two-time defending champion is aiming for his third Olympia championship and is a fan favorite.

However, it wouldn’t be an easy task for Big Ramy as his rival and the two times Arnold Classic winner, Brandon Curry, is seeking redemption by claiming his title back. Curry won the Mr. Olympia title back in 2019. He is Ramy’s biggest rival on stage.

Other bodybuilders to watch out for

Last year’s second runner-up and two-time People’s Choice Winner Hadi Choopan is one of the bodybuilders expected to spice up the competition. With a firm eye on winning the competition this year, 2021 Arnold Classic winner Nick Walker might be an interesting athlete to keep an eye on.

William “The Conqueror” Bonac is a Mr. Olympia runner-up and has also won the Arnold Classic award twice. Besides, the bodybuilder has claimed that this year’s Mr. Olympia will be his best appearance so far.

Mr. Olympia’s 2022 schedule

As the excitement for the most-decorated bodybuilding event grows, let’s mark our calendars and prepare for a prestigious event to begin. Here is the schedule for Mr. Olympia’s 2022 championship.

THURSDAY 12/15/2022

OLYMPIA PRESS CONFERENCE PRESENTED BY WOLFpak

Location: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (Criss Angel Theater)

Open to the Public

12:00 pm

11:30 am, VIP & Insider Club Entry

11:45 am, General Public Entry 

MEET THE OLYMPIANS PRESENTED BY BSN

Location: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (Celebrity Ballroom)

Open to the Public 

7:00 pm, VIP & Insider Club Entry

8:00 pm, General Public & Media Entry

FRIDAY 12/16/2022

Location: Pick-up at Planet Hollywood Resort, Drop-off at Venetian Expo

8:30 am, Service Begins and Continues Back and Forth Every 30 Minutes 

5:30 pm, Last Pick-up at Venetian Expo, Returning to Planet Hollywood Resort

OLYMPIA PRE-JUDGING

Location: The Venetian Expo & Convention Center (Halls B & C)

9:00 am, VIP & Insider Club Member Entry

9:30 am

Fitness Olympia

212 Olympia

Figure Olympia

Women’s Physique Olympia

Ms. Olympia

Wellness Olympia

OLYMPIA WORLD FITNESS EXPO

Location: The Venetian Expo & Convention Center (Halls B & C)

9:00 am, Early Entry for VIPs, Insider Club Members, & Expo Early Entry Weekend Pass Holders 

10:00 am, General Public Entry

BACKSTAGE TOUR & PHOTO OPP

Location: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (Zappos Theater)

Gold VIP & Insider Club Members Only

3:00 pm

OLYMPIA FRIDAY EVENING FINALS

Location: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (Zappos Theater)

6:00 pm

212 Olympia Finals

Fitness Olympia Finals

Figure Olympia Finals

Women’s Physique Olympia Finals

Ms. Olympia Finals

Wellness Finals

Mr. Olympia Pre-Judging

SATURDAY 12/17/2022

Location: Pick-up at Planet Hollywood Resort, Drop-off at Venetian Expo

8:30 am, Service Begins and Continues Back and Forth Every 30 Minutes

5:30 pm, Last Pick-up at Venetian Expo, Returning to Planet Hollywood Resort

OLYMPIA PRE-JUDGING

Location: The Venetian Expo & Convention Center (Halls B & C)

9:00 am, VIP & Insider Club Member Entry 

9:30 am

Classic Physique Olympia

Men’s Physique Olympia

Bikini Olympia

Wheelchair Olympia Pre-Judging & Finals

OLYMPIA WORLD FITNESS EXPO

Location: The Venetian Expo & Convention Center (Halls B & C)

9:00 am, Early Entry for VIPs, Insider Club Members, & Expo Early Entry Weekend Pass Holders

10:00 am, General Public Entry

OLYMPIA SATURDAY EVENING FINALS 

Location: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (Zappos Theater)

7:00 pm

Mr. Olympia

Men’s Physique Olympia

Bikini Olympia

Classic Physique Olympia

OLYMPIA VICTORY GALA

Location: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (Celebrity Ballroom)

VIPs Only

11:00 pm

SUNDAY 12/18/2022

OLYMPIA SUPERSTAR SEMINAR

Location: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (Celebrity Ballroom)

11:00 am

The prize money for the 2022 Mr.Olympia competition

According to the Sillyseason, the prize money of the 2022 Mr. Olympia event is hefty. Moreover, the bodybuilders will not only aim for the prestigious title but also the attractive prize money that comes with it. Here is a detailed list of all the prize money for different Mr. Olympia event categories.

Mr. Olympia: $750,000

212 Showdown: $84,000

Ms. Olympia: $95,000

Fitness Olympia: $85,000

Figure Olympia: $80,000

Bikini Olympia: $95,000

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Men’s Physique Showdown: $61,000

Women’s Physique Showdown: $80,000

 In all, the prestigious bodybuilding event will be giving out a total of $1,600,000 at the Mr. Olympia 2022

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As it is one of the few year-ending sporting competitions, Mr. Olympia is sure to attract a huge audience and spectators. All in all, whether you watch it from home or at the center, Mr. Olympia 2022 championship is going to be very interesting to watch.

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Soumya Bontra

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Soumya Bontra is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She has been working as a sports journalist and writer for the past two years. Soumya has a Bachelor’s in Mass Media.

Edited By: Pritam Priyedarshi

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