LIVE: How to Watch the 2023 Mr. Olympia Saturday Finals

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A complete guide on how to watch the 2023 Olympia. All events including Men’s Open and expo

The biggest event in all of bodybuilding is finally here, the Mr. Olympia contest, and it is something that you do not want to miss. The Mr. Olympia contest is when the best of the best in all 11 divisions come together to compete for the Olympia title, the highest possible honor in the sport of bodybuilding. This contest used to be one day out of the weekend, it is now a weekend full of competition, a full expo, and so much more.

Last year the event was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, but now the 2023 Mr. Olympia is back in Orange County, Florida from November 2-5, 2023. The 2023 Mr. Olympia can be watched live at the Orange County Convention Center or you can head to olympiaproductions.com to purchase the PPV for $74.99. In this post we detail what the order of events are, who is qualified and what time to watch all the action in each division. Don’t worry, Generation Iron is on the ground floor and we got you covered.

How to Watch the 2023 Mr. Olympia

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So how exactly can you watch the Mr. Olympia? Well, the promoters are offering a premium pay-per-view streaming package on olympiaproductions.com. By signing up on the official site you’ll be able to find which package to buy. Then you’ll be able to stream the show from anywhere, so you don’t miss any of the excitement.

Olympia 2023 Premium Package

The 2023 Olympia Premium Package includes: Amateur Olympia Orlando 2023, as well as coverage of all IFBB Pro League events including the Olympia Pre-Judging and the Friday and Saturday evening Finals. With this package, you are able to watch all eleven divisions including:

You also will have access to a highly anticipated pre-event press conference with a brand new format and focus.

The Fan Channel

The Fan Channel is FREE and Premium streams will bring you the world of Olympia, where you can see legends walk among mortals! Hear predictions and witness rivalries at the Olympia Press Conference, see the stars of fitness up close at Meet the Olympians.

FREE content includes:

  • 2023 Olympia Press Conference
  • 2023 Meet the Olympians
  • Coverage from the Olympia World Fitness Expo – Two days of coverage when fans mingle with athletes, celebrities and fitness industry pros.
  • Shows and clips from the Olympia Archives

Olympia Classes and Competitors

2023 Olympia bodybuilding coverage
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Now, let’s take a look at the list of Olympia qualified competitors and what goes into each class.

Men’s Open

The Men’s Open is the main event at 2023 Mr. Olympia and will take two nights to cover, with the prejudging starting on Friday, November 3, 2023, followed by the finals on Saturday, November 3, 2023. This will be the 59th Mr. Olympia competition ever, and its turnout will be competitive. Some big names are returning such as Derek Lunsford who got a close second right behind Hadi Choopan, who will also be coming back to try and reclaim the title, but last year’s third place winner, Nick Walker, will not be returning due to an unexpected hamstring injury.

2023 Mr. Olympia Qualified Athletes (Men’s Open Bodybuilding)

Classic Physique

The Classic Physique division is another popular category with star bodybuilders, such as Chris Bumstead, who is the reigning champ that will be gunning for his fifth title, Ramon “Dino” Rocha Queiroz who has been right on the heels of Bumstead, and Urs Kalecinski who is quickly climbing the ladder. Classic is one of the newer divisions, only coming to the surface in 2016, and it is rapidly growing in popularity as the physiques are seen as more “desirable” than the other men’s divisions. The competitors in Classic are bigger than the Men’s Physique athletes but not quite as big as the Men’s Open contenders, as they are trying to mirror the physiques of the “Golden Era” of bodybuilding, like when Arnold Schwarzenegger was dominating the stage. 

2023 Classic Physique Olympia Qualified Competitors

  • Woilid Baatout (France)
  • Chris Bumstead (Canada)
  • Ramon Rocha Queiroz (Brazil)
  • Urs Kalecinski (Germany)
  • Mike Sommerfeld (Germany)
  • Eric Brown (USA)
  • Daniil Famponte (USA)
  • Andrei Kozhokar (Russia)
  • Michael Daboul (United Kingdom)
  • German Pastor (Spain)
  • Eric Wildberger Lisboa (Brazil)
  • Samuel Paquin (Canada)
  • Damien Patrick (USA)
  • Damian Kuffel (Poland)
  • Vahid Badpei (Iran)
  • Laszlo Kiraly (Hungary)
  • Antoine Loth (Spain)
  • Carlos Dommar (USA)
  • Fabio Junio Ramos Vale (Brazil)
  • John Le (Canada)
  • Marcus Perry (USA)
  • Diego Alejandro Galindo (Brazil)
  • Matthew Greggo (USA)
  • Stephane Matala (France)
  • Jared Thompson (USA)
  • Jae Hun Park (South Korea)
  • Alejandro Cambronero (Costa Rica)
  • Eduardo Oliveira (Brazil)
  • Shicheng Jin (China)
  • Shi Tian Wang (China)
  • Wesley Vissers (Netherlands)
  • Christopher Ziller (Germany)
  • Gabriel Zancanelli (Brazil)
  • Courage Opara (USA)
  • Terrence Ruffin (ISA)
  • Maxime Yedess (France)

Men’s Physique

The Men’s Physique category brings some exciting news this year. The unique buzz around the comeback of four-time champion Jeremy Buendia will be interesting to watch. The Men’s Physique division has had only five winners since its inception in 2012. Three of those winners are in this year’s lineup.

While Buendia has won the title four times, he hasn’t competed since 2018 and he’ll have to dual it out with last year’s winner, Erin Banks, and Brandon Hendrickson, a three-time champion in the same category. Also, watch out for athletes like Kyron Holden, who recently caused an unexpected upset in the Legion Sports Fest Pro this year by beating Banks.

2023 Men’s Physique Olympia Qualified Competitors

  • Adeyemi Awoyemi (UK)
  • Ali Bilal (Belgium)
  • Anderson Arruda (Brazil)
  • Andre Ferguson (USA)
  • Arya Saffaie (USA)
  • Ayoub Sulayman (Libya)
  • Benquil Marigny (USA)
  • Bhuwan Chauhan (India)
  • Brandon Hendrickson (USA)
  • Carlos DeOliveira (Brazil)
  • Charjo Grant (USA)
  • Corey Morris (USA)
  • Daniel Ammons (USA)
  • Derrick Stevenson (USA)
  • Diogo Montenegro (Brazil)
  • Drew Cullen (USA)
  • Edvan Palmeira (Brazil)
  • Emanuel Hunter (USA)
  • Emile Walker (USA)
  • Emmanuel Costa (Brazil)
  • Erin Banks (USA)
  • Febo Gambacorta (Italy)
  • Ismael Martinez Dominquez (Mexico)
  • Jason Huynh (USA)
  • Jeremiah Maxey (USA)
  • Jeremy Buendia (USA)
  • Jeremy Potvin (USA)
  • Jonas Jamena (Phillipines)
  • Joseph Lee (USA)
  • Joven Sagabain (Phillipines)
  • JunHo Lee (South Korea)
  • Kahlia Ramzi (Algeria)
  • Kyron Holden (USA)
  • Mahmood Al-Maghrabi (Bahrain)
  • Mauro Fialho Garcia, Jr (Spain)
  • Mehdi Kabbadj (Morocco)
  • Ming Chieh Tsai (Taiwain)
  • Rafael Oliveira (Brazil)
  • Reubeb Glass (USA)
  • Riccardo Croci (Italy)
  • Rodrigue Chesnier (France)
  • Ryan Terry (UK)
  • Sidy Pouye (Spain)
  • Vinicius Mateus Veiro Lima (Brazil)
  • Vitor Chaves (Brazil)
  • Victor Manuel Ramirez Chavez (Costa Rica)
  • Yoon Sung Lee (South Korea)

Men’s 212

The Men’s 212 bodybuilders are the next biggest division besides the Men’s Open and Classic. The men in this category hold more muscle mass than the Classic Physique contenders but are not quite as big as the Men’s Open competitors, and they are generally shorter. This year, you’ll see some past champions on stage, which include the reigning champ Shaun Clarida, the 2019 champ and another top pick, Kamal Elgargni, as well as Hidetada Yamagishi, amongst other competitors. Fortunately for them and other competitors, the previous Men’s 212 champ, Derek Lunsford, won’t compete in the Men’s 212 class for the immediate future. Instead, he is giving the Men’s open title another shot, after receiving the special invitation to compete last year and placing second. And Ronnie Coleman believes that Lunsford has a shot at winning the Mr. Olympia title one day, maybe even this year. 

Men’s 212 Olympia Qualified Competitors

  • Felipe Fierro (Chile)
  • Shaun Clarida (USA)
  • Angel Calderon Frias (Spain)
  • Kamal Elgargni (Libya)
  • Ahmad Ashkanani (Kuwait)
  • Felipe Moraes (Brazil)
  • Kerrith Bajjo (USA)
  • Piotr Borecki (Poland)
  • Andrei Melnikov (Russia)
  • Roman Iushchenko (Ukraine)
  • John Jewett (USA)
  • Chris Jones (USA)
  • Fabrizio de Souza Moreira (Brazil)
  • Naser Mohamed (Kuwait)
  • Keone Pearson (USA)
  • Hidetada Yamagishi (Japan)
  • Oleh Kryvyi (Ukraine)
  • Hossein Kalateh (Canada)

Other Olympia Divisions To Watch

Olympia Qualification System
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We sadly can’t cover every single division preview in one super-sized article. But there are far many more exciting competitions in store for this weekend at the Olympia 2023. Ms. Olympia returns, as well as the always entertaining routines of the Fitness division.

Men’s and Women’s Physique will also be present alongside Figure, Bikini, and Wellness, and we cannot forget the Wheelchair Division. All in all the event makes for a massive 11 divisions present during the weekend event. That means more drama, excitement, and champions to stand in the spotlight.

You can check out the remaining division qualified competitor lists by checking out our site!

When to Watch the Olympia

Now you’ve seen how to watch the Olympia, and who all is qualified, but when do the events occur? Specifically the bodybuilding related events, like the press conference, pre-judging, and finals. Let’s cover this!

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023

  • Amateur Olympia — Women’s Judging & Finals — 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023

  • Amateur Olympia — Men’s Judging & Finals — 8:00 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023

  • Olympia Press Conference — 12:00 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 3, 2023

  • Olympia World Fitness EXPO — 9:00 a.m.
  • Olympia Pre-Judging — 9:30 a.m.
    • Fitness
    • 212
    • Figure
    • Women’s Physique
    • Ms. Olympia
    • Wellness
  • Olympia Friday Finals — 6:00 p.m.
    • 212 Olympia
    • Fitness
    • Figure
    • Women’s Physique
    • Ms. Olympia
    • Wellness
    • Mr. Olympia Pre-Judging — 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023

  • Olympia Pre-Judging — 9:30 a.m.
    • Classic Physique
    • Men’s Physique
    • Bikini
    • Wheelchair — Pre-Judging & Finals
    • Olympia Saturday Finals — 7:00 p.m.
    • Mr. Olympia
    • Men’s Physique
    • Bikini
    • Classic Physique

Wrap Up

Now, the Mr. Olympia 2023 will be a big show, with a lot of talent lined up, and that is why we have detailed how to watch the 2023 Mr. Olympia contest. So, will you be watching it?

Generation Iron will continue to provide coverage from the 2023 Olympia throughout the weekend. For more news and updates, follow Generation Iron on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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