2012 Masters Olympia & Women’s Pro World Fitness, Figure and Bikini moved to Miami.
IFBB MASTERS OLYMPIA, WOMEN'S PRO WORLD FITNESS, FIGURE & BIKINI CHAMPIONSHIPS MOVING TO MIAMI, FLORIDA
NEW YORK, NY (June 6, 2012): Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend and the IFBB Professional League have announced that the 2012 Masters Olympia and Women's Pro World Fitness, Figure and Bikini Championships will be moving to Miami.
The Masters Olympia was originally to be held in Prague, Czech Republic. Instead, it will move to The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, the venue where promoter Jarka Lorie Schneider held last year's Pro World Masters and Bikini Championships.
The event will be held on December 7-8.
"It's a more convenient location for the most of our exhibitors," Masters Olympia promoter Jarka Lorie Schneider said. "We expect the weather to be more accommodating and anticipate less potential travel problems in Miami during that time of year."
The total prize money for the event is $250,000, with $100,000 going to the winner of the Masters Olympia. The competition is open to IFBB Pro League competitors over the age of 40. The last Masters Olympia, held in 2003, was won by Claude Groulx. In all, nine Masters Olympia competitions were held from 1994 to 1997 and 1999 to 2003. The list of past champions includes Robby Robinson (1994), Sonny Schmidt (1995) and five-time winner Vince Taylor (1996-1999, 2000-2001).
WHAT: Masters Olympia and Women's Pro World Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships WHEN: December 7-8 WHERE: Miami, Florida
MASTERS OLYMPIA CHAMPIONS
1994 - Robby Robinson
1995 - Sonny Schmidt
1996 - Vince Taylor
1997 - Vince Taylor
1999 - Vince Taylor
2000 - Vince Taylor
2001 - Vince Taylor
2002 - Don Youngblood
2003 - Claude Groulx
PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN IFBB Masters Olympia
1st place: $100,000
2nd place: $50,000
3rd place: $25,000
4th place: $15,000
5th place: $10,000
Best Performance Award: $5,000
*The Masters Olympia is open to IFBB Pro League competitors 40 years of age or older
IFBB Pro World Fitness, Figure and Bikini
1st place: $7,000
2nd place: $5,000
3rd place: $3,000