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Arnold Classic Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Flex Wheeler, Jay Cutler, Kevin Levrone, Kai Greene Among Former Champions To Be Honored. Inaugural Champion Rich Gaspari To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Arnold Classic 25 Year Documentary DVD

From the makers of the Evolution in Bodybuilding movie, a new Documentary about the Arnold Classic and it’s 25 years making history is coming out. Here is more information on this DVD debuting at the 2013 Arnold Sports Festival.

2012 Los Angeles Fit Expo Pictures

With more than 30,000 people attending the 2013 Los Angeles Fit Expo, here are a few of the expo pics that were taken by Ron Avidan during the weekend of February 19-20th, which occurred at the L.A. Convention. Check it out!

2013 NPC Ironman Naturally Pictures

The first NPC contest of the season was held at the Los Angeles Fit Expo on January 19th. Here are the pics from the contest, set at the Los Angeles Convention Center, promoted and emceed by Lonnie Teper.

2013 Bodybuilding.com Bodyspace Winners

Congratulations to Samantha Leete and Brian Casad for winning the 2012 Bodybuilding.com Bodyspace Finals, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 19th. Here are the complete results and pictures.

2013 Fit Expo Los Angeles – January 19-20th

On January 19-20th, the Los Angeles Convention Center will be the home of the 2013 Fit Expo, with 20+ various events, tons of booths and the first big event of the year. Come check it out.

2012 Mr. Olympia – The ‘Expert’ Predictions for the contest

The 2012 Mr. Olympia, the premier pro bodybuilding contest , will begin on Friday, September 28th, at 7pm, at the Orleans Arena, where 20 of the best bodybuilders in the world will go head to head against each other. As we do each year, the predictions come, and the debate begins. Who will be the top six?

4x Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler Signs with BPI Sports

It’s official. Jay Cutler has signed with BPI Sports and will be launching his own signature series sometime in 2013 with the company. BPI Marketing Director Diana Ross shared, “This is the first of many big moves to come for BPI Sports. Cutler will allow BPI to market its subsidiary brands in various outlets like never before, while allowing Cutler to stand behind our brands, rather than in front of.”

2012 June NPC Athletes of the Month

The National Physique Committee and Gaspari Nutrition have announced seven competitors – Anthony Pasquale, LaDawn McDay, Vida Guerra, Mallory Haldeman, Darrian Tissenbaum, Sadik Hadzovic and Betty Vasquez – as the Athletes of the Month in their respective divisions for the month of June.

Generation Iron – a new bodybuilding docudrama coming soon

American Media Inc. has partnered with writer/director Vlad Yudin and producing partner Edwin Mejia of the Vladar Company to produce and direct a bodybuilding docudrama titled, Generation Iron. They will follow the world’s top seven bodybuilders as they fight to bring home the 2012 Mr. Olympia title.

NPC Athletes of the Month – May 2012

The National Physique Committee and Gaspari Nutrition are proud to announce seven athletes – Dan Newmire, Cassandra Wilson, Hope Davis, Lacey DeLuca, Trina Thompson, Guy Marquardt and Allison Spencer – as the Athletes of the Month in their respective divisions for the month of May.

2012 Olympia prize money reaches $900,000!

A staggering $900,000 is up for grabs at Joe Weider’s 2012 Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend, plus a special surprise in store for next year. America Media Inc. (AMI) and the IFBB Pro League, producers of the Olympia weekend are thrilled to announce that the prize money for this year’s event has been increased to $900,000.

Former Bodybuilding.com CFO Joins MusclePharm

New changes are happening at MusclePharm. Emerging supplement company MusclePharm has announced former Bodybuilding.com Chief Financial Officer, Gary Davis has joined their team.

2012 Olympia expo DOUBLES in size – wow!

Last year, the expo booths sold out, and a lot more vendors wanted to come and enjoy the experience of the greatest bodybuilding competition in the world. This year, they will get a chance to, as the 2012 Olympia is going to double the area of the expo floor. We can’t wait. Here is the official press release.

NPC National Vice President / NJ State Chairman John Kemper passes away

R.I.P. John Kemper, who passed away on June 13th, 2012. He was the NPC National Vice-President, the NPC New Jersey State Chairman, an NPC Promoter, an NPC/IFBB Judge, and the creator of The World Famous Diamond Gym, New Jersey. Today is truly a sad day, and we all offer our condolences to his family.

2012 IFBB New York Pro Pictures

Over 2,000 pictures from the 2012 IFBB New York Pro, taken by Ron Avidan, including competitor meetings, misc pics, prejudging and finals. Check out six of the toughest IFBB contests of the year.

Robbie Durand Named Editor-in-Chief Of FLEX Magazine

David J. Pecker, Chairman, President and CEO of American Media, Inc. (AMI), today announced the appointment of Robbie Durand as Editor-in-Chief of FLEX magazine, AMI’s monthly magazine that is the No. 1 information source for serious bodybuilders and undisputed leader in delivering hard-core bodybuilding service and entertainment.

NPC Athletes of the Month for March 2012

The first-ever NPC Athletes of The Month have been selected! Congratulations to George Peterson, Sheena Ohlig, Glenese Markes, Amber Masino, Kelsie Bergin, Michael Anderson and Amber Leon, who have been selected as the March NPC Athlete of The Month in their respective divisions.

Robert Kennedy – Bodybuilding Industry Icon passes away

Robert Kennedy, one of the icons of the bodybuilding industry, passed away on Friday, April 13th, at the age of 73. Bob, publisher of many bodybuilding magazines, books and all around incredible person, lost his battle with cancer. He will be missed by his family, friends and fans.

Olympia Qualification Series Announced by the IFBB Pro League

Something had to happen. Last year, during and before the Olympia, it was realized that way too many competitors were being qualified to the best and most elite contest of the year, resulting in 28 competitors just in bikini alone on stage. And crowding what should have been just the top 15-18 competitors only.