iris kyle olympia

Iris Kyle aiming to win her 11th Ms. Olympia title in December.

Iris Kyle, the athlete that has surpassed any male or female when it comes to winning Olympia titles.

Iris has 10 Ms. Olympia and 6 Ms. International titles to her name and after six years away from the bodybuilding stage, she has announced that she will be competing at the 2020 Ms. Olympia this December.

The news was made official on NPC news Online.

With Iris returning to the competitive stage, the event that is making its return has just got better in every way.

With the Iris going against the other top female bodybuilders from all over the world, the competition will be at the highest level.

With Iris being the last Ms. Olympia winner when the competition was removed from the competition calendar in 2014, she will be officially defending her title.

The Official Press Release

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.

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Competition History
1996
California Championships – NPC, Overall Winner
Orange County (CA) Classic – NPC, Overall Winner
USA Championships – NPC, HeavyWeight, 2nd

1997
Nationals – NPC, HeavyWeight, 4th
USA Championships – NPC, HeavyWeight, 3rd

1998
USA Championships – NPC, Overall Winner
USA Championships – NPC, HeavyWeight, 1st

1999
Ms International – IFBB, 15th
Olympia – IFBB, 4th
World Pro Championships – IFBB, 2nd

2000
Ms International – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 3rd
Olympia – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 5th

2001
Ms International – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 2nd
Olympia – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 1st

2002
Ms International – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 2nd
Olympia – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 2nd
Show of Strength Pro Championship – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 2nd

2003
Olympia – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 2nd

2004
Ms International – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 1st
Ms International – IFBB, Overall Winner
Olympia – IFBB, Overall Winner
Olympia – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 1st

2005
Olympia – IFBB, Bodybuilding, 2nd

2006
Ms International – IFBB, Winner
Olympia – IFBB, Bodybuilding, 1st

2007
Ms International – IFBB, Winner
Olympia – IFBB, Bodybuilding, 1st

2008
Ms International – IFBB, Bodybuilding, 7th
Olympia – IFBB, Bodybuilding, 1st

2009
Ms International – IFBB, Bodybuilding, 1st
Olympia – IFBB, Bodybuilding, 1st

2010
Ms International – IFBB, Bodybuilding, 1st
Olympia – IFBB, Bodybuilding, 1st

2011
Ms International – IFBB, Bodybuilding, 1st
Olympia – IFBB, Bodybuilding, 1st

2012
Olympia – IFBB, Bodybuilding, 1st

2013
Ms International – IFBB, Bodybuilding, 1st
Olympia – IFBB, Bodybuilding, 1st

2014
Olympia – IFBB, Bodybuilding, 1st