David Pecker [AMI] wanted the Olympia contest.
Ben Weider would not give him the Olympia contest.
David Pecker wanted the Olympia contest.
Ben Weider and David Pecker fought about it.
Ben said no way over the Mr. Olympia contest.
David Pecker told Wayne Demilia and Jim Lorimer he would support them in a new division.
Wayne started to get sponsorships and the promoters to agree on it.
David Pecker did not respond to the IFBB on the new division.
Wayne continued via signs of encouragement from AMI.
Ben Weider started feeling increased pressure.
Ben Weider realized he may not win if AMI goes with the new division.
Ben Weider gives in – gives Olympia to David Pecker.
David Pecker got what he wanted by playing human pawns.
Archive for May, 2004
In today’s news release on the IFBB website:
- All IFBB professional members are reminded of Article 14.9 of the IFBB Professional Rules (2003 Edition), which states:
?Any IFBB professional athlete, judge or official who participates at a competition or event not approved or sanctioned by the IFBB may be fined, suspended or expelled.?
Hyperbole has always been part of bodybuilding, especially when it comes to the IFBB. But what happens when you tell a story so many times that it becomes accepted as fact?
- AdAge: DAVID PECKER’S AMERICAN MEDIA FLEXES ITS MUSCLE
AMI will be involved with the Mr Olympia and two new events, the Joe Weider World Cup and the Joe Weider International Cup.
Favorite quote: “Even fans concede the comic-book-esque physiques it promotes cannot be achieved without use of performance-enhancement agents such as steroids, which are illegal.”
Houston Chronicle: Congress appears ready to ban over-the-counter sales of muscle-building supplements and other steroid-linked substances…
The article talks about “protecting the children”, but rather than limiting sales to adults, they must ban the whole thing. And my favorite part of this bill: doubling the penalties for selling steroids and steroid precursors within 1000 feet of a gym.
Write your congressman now. Tell him/her to oppose HR 3866
Women’s pro Jan Tana Classic and men’s Master’s Olympia has been canceled.
Held in Hungary this past weekend. Preliminary results, pending drug tests.