Iris Kyle Set to Return for the 2020 Ms. Olympia Competition

Return of the Queen!

2020 has been a year filled with uncertainties. With so many negative things going on in the news you would think that the entire year has been a bust.

But there has been some good news to enjoy. One piece of positive news has been the return of Women’s Bodybuilding at the 2020 Olympia. After being scrapped for the last few years, the category is making a comeback.

If that wasn’t enough, apparently ten-time Ms. Olympia champion Iris Kyle has decided to return to the stage this year.

Reported on the official IFBB Pro League Instagram page, Iris Kyle is looking to make a comeback and earn an eleventh Ms. Olympia victory.

iris kyle announces return. Aiming for 11th Ms. Olympia @mrolympiallc
No bodybuilder, male or female, has won more Olympia titles than Iris Kyle. After 6 years away from the stage, the female bodybuilding legend has surprised fans with the announcement that she will return this December. With a record 10 Olympia titles to her credit, along with 7 Ms. International titles, the world’s most decorated female bodybuilder has set her sights on Olympia Weekend in Las Vegas and the highly anticipated re-launch of the historic Ms. Olympia.

Iris explains, “Now is the right time for me to return to the greatest stage in bodybuilding. I’ve had so many incredible moments at the Olympia and I am focused on winning one more. I’m dedicating this one to all the fans who continue to inspire me in so many ways.”

During last year’s event, it was announced that the Ms. Olympia will return in 2020 following a 5 year layoff. With the support of new owner Jake Wood, the tradition of the Ms. Olympia has been restored, news that has been celebrated by the entire female muscle building community.

Olympia President Dan Solomon adds, “The 2020 Olympia continues to get more exciting. Many of the all-time greats want to be a part of the new Olympia experience we are creating. In addition to Iris Kyle going for number 11, we will also witness the return of Oksana Grishina and Adela Garcia, two of the greatest fitness champions of all time, along with the highly anticipated return of Flex Lewis, and the emotional farewell to Dexter Jackson as he competes for the final time.” Solomon continues, “And with 5 months still to go, I have a feeling there will be more big announcements to come.”

 

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@iriskyle announces return. Aiming for 11th Ms. Olympia @mrolympiallc No bodybuilder, male or female, has won more Olympia titles than Iris Kyle. After 6 years away from the stage, the female bodybuilding legend has surprised fans with the announcement that she will return this December. With a record 10 Olympia titles to her credit, along with 7 Ms. International titles, the world’s most decorated female bodybuilder has set her sights on Olympia Weekend in Las Vegas and the highly anticipated re-launch of the historic Ms. Olympia. Iris explains, “Now is the right time for me to return to the greatest stage in bodybuilding. I’ve had so many incredible moments at the Olympia and I am focused on winning one more. I’m dedicating this one to all the fans who continue to inspire me in so many ways.” During last year’s event, it was announced that the Ms. Olympia will return in 2020 following a 5 year layoff. With the support of new owner Jake Wood, the tradition of the Ms. Olympia has been restored, news that has been celebrated by the entire female muscle building community. Olympia President Dan Solomon adds, “The 2020 Olympia continues to get more exciting. Many of the all-time greats want to be a part of the new Olympia experience we are creating. In addition to Iris Kyle going for number 11, we will also witness the return of Oksana Grishina and Adela Garcia, two of the greatest fitness champions of all time, along with the highly anticipated return of Flex Lewis, and the emotional farewell to Dexter Jackson as he competes for the final time.” Solomon continues, “And with 5 months still to go, I have a feeling there will be more big announcements to come.” With several production upgrades planned at its new home at the Planet Hollywood Resort, Olympia Weekend will also host the Olympia World Fitness Festival (formerly the Olympia Expo) at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, located adjacent to the Venetian Hotel. Tickets and hotel room opportunities for the December 17-20 event are now available at MrOlympia.com as Trifecta Presents Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend, brought to you by Wings of Strength. @npcnewsonlineofficialpage

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