Written by David Robson David Robson
September 8, 2014
The 2014 Olympia will be a contest for the ages. Read who we think will come out on top!
Winning the prestigious title of Mr. Olympia is no easy feat. Hundreds of top professional bodybuilders have vied for Olympia success, but only 13 Mr. Olympias have been crowned since its inception 50 years ago. Despite those odds, the event inspires droves of elite iron warriors to step onto one of the biggest stages of their lives.
The 2014 Olympia—being held in Las Vegas for the 16th year in a row—will host plenty of top-tier talent combined with fresh faces that wish to break through to the coveted top six.
The big question for this year's Olympia is whether three-time champ Phil Heath can maintain his winning streak, or if his bodybuilding nemesis, Kai Greene, will filch the title from the Sandow incumbent. So far, most bets have been on Heath taking home his fourth title, but in what is probably the most stacked and competitive Olympia of all time I have a feeling a new champion will be crowned. Aside from the obvious threat posed by Kai Greene, there is Mamdouh Elssbiay (aka Big Ramy), Dennis Wolf, Shawn Rhoden, and Dexter Jackson. Every one of these behemoths continue to up their game with each Olympia outing.
It was tough putting together my list of top ten, but here's how I think the 2014 Olympia will play out:
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