A room in Las Vegas is filling up slowly. It is not only filling up with competitors, photographers, and equipment but it is also filling up with the hopes, dream, desires, wishes and the aspirations of those who wish to touch the sky and become immortal by winning the Mr Olympia. The faces on these athletes simply do not lie, they are tired and weary with the knowledge that in less than 24 hours, they will be in the fight of their entire lives.
They have trained and dieted for 364 grueling days just for about 1 day…or being simplistic, just a mere 4 hours of standing on stage to be put on trial in front of the judges. They will not have an attorney present with them but there will be a very large audience present that will witness their fate as to which individuals will be deemed worthy to hold the title of Mr or Mrs Olympia. The stakes are high as it should be evident being in the city worldly known for gambling and placing bets. Few will go home as a legend and the vast majority will go home as a loser.
This isn’t Sparta…..this is Bodybuilding.