How To Watch the 2022 Mr. Olympia

The 2022 Olympic weekend is just around the corner. The Biggest Show in Bodybuilding will be held December 16-18, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV and will feature competition in all 11 IFBB professional divisions. The headline contest is a potential title defense by two-time reigning Mr. Olympia Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay. However, many in the strength and fitness world are even more excited about the Classic Physique division, led by three-time reigning Olympic gold medalist Chris Bumstead.

Cydney Gillon will appear on stage seeking a record-breaking sixth figure division title. Jennifer Dory wants to defend her Bikini Olympic title. Derek Lunsford relinquishes his 212 division crown to make his Men’s Open debut by special invitation. Can anyone dethrone the Queen of the Women’s Physique Division, Sarah Villegas, or capture the crown of two-time Ms. Olympia Andrea Shaw?

There’s plenty of other action in the other divisions, t00, and it’s all streamed live. Viewers can catch all of the 2022 Olympia action via the $59.99 premium pay-per-view package on Olympia Productions’ website –

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Who is watching who?

It will be difficult for any of the challengers in all divisions to take the Olympic title from a defending champion. It seems most people, including former Mr. Olympia champions Phil Heath and Jay Cutler, are expecting Big Ramy to run it back for a three-peat in Las Vegas.

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That doesn’t mean that a surprise could happen, however. Cutler and another former Mr. Olympia champion, Samir Bannout, expect Lunsford to bring a show-stealing package that could potentially land him in the top 5. Heath will comment, having previously expressed that he thought Hadi Choopan “made it” in 2021 – perhaps conditioned well enough to have earned the Sandow trophy. We’ll see if Choopan can make that happen this year.

Similarly, William Bonac found himself outside the top 5 in 2021 and needed to earn his way back to the Olympia by winning the 2022 Boston Pro. He has claimed that 2022 will be his best physique yet. His muscle bellies are notoriously full, so the judges may rate that more favorably this year.

Hunter Labrada and Nick Walker were in the top five in 2021, only improving their packages in the off-season. Suffice it to say the 2022 Mr. Olympia lineup is absolutely stacked and a Big Ramy title defense must be earned against such a strong field.

Olympic Preview 2022

Below is a preview for each of the 11 divisions that will be contested at Olympia 2022:

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