Shaquille O’Neal Named 2020 Mr. Olympia Ambassador

Last edited: January 28, 2020
by Reda Elmardi

Shaquille O’Neal To Be Ambassador at Mr. Olympia 2020

It is exciting and interesting news to know that Shaquille O'Neal is a huge bodybuilding fan.

We all know how great a basketball player he was, but only a few of us knew that he is a bodybuilding fan as well. O'Neal is a hall of fame holder in basketball and one of the legends of the game.

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2020 Olympia is drawing nearer, and all the bodybuilding community was waiting to know who would be this year’s Olympia Ambassador. The wait is finally over now.

On 22 January, American Media and Chief Olympia Officer Dan Solomon released a press release.

Not to forget, Dan Solomon is in charge of promoting and producing the Mr. Olympia competition.

The news came out in the press release that Shaquille O'Neal is named the 2020 Olympia Ambassador.

It is interesting to know that Shaquille O'Neal 2020 Olympia Ambassador.

It was only a year ago that this position was created.

In 2019, Mr. Olympia's management decided to nominate Olympia Ambassador each year from now on. The first Olympia Ambassador was 4-time Mr. Olympia winner Jay Cutler.

Though bodybuilding is expanding each day, this decision was taken to particularly involve the celebrities in bodybuilding and also create awareness regarding fitness.

The management wanted to expand Mr. Olympia's content popularity beyond its fan base and bodybuilding enthusiasts.

For 2020 Mr. Olympia, Shaquille O'Neal 2020 Olympia Ambassador. Mr. Olympia management has also been able to involve celebrities like Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, also known as “The Rock.”

Dan Solomon was all praiseful for O'Neal while naming him as the Olympia Ambassador. Dan Solomon expressed why he is given this position.

He told the media that Shaq has been attending Olympia weekend regularly and he is a huge supporter as well.

Dan Solomon expressed his contributions to the bodybuilding scene in recent years and how he has been a regular supporter of recent Mr. Olympia contests.

Shaquille O’neal is one of the most sought after influencers and product endorser.

That's all the reasons behind the Shaquille O'Neal 2020 Olympia Ambassador position.

Though Shaquille O'Neal didn't make a direct statement in response to getting this position, we'll see him contributing to the bodybuilding scene as he is already doing.

He partnered with Roc Shabazz to organize his first bodybuilding competition in Atlanta.

Shaquille O'Neal has been a fitness enthusiast in recent years and also shows his work.


He posted a recent video of himself posing in an elevator. Over 1.8 million people watched the video.

The press release stated that he'd prepare for Mr. Olympia and his training video will also be documented.

O'Neal has played NBA for 19 years.

He has played from six different NBA teams, but his longest stint was with Los Angeles Lakers.

Shaquille O'Neal won 4 NBA championships.

He also managed to win the Olympic Gold Medal and also a member of Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. 2020 Mr.

Olympia content will take place on Sep 10-13 with Shaquille O'Neal 2020 Olympia ambassador this time.

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About the Author

Reda Elmardi is an ACE Certified Nutritionist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt and bodybuilder with 11 years of experience. He's been published on many influential websites such as, Wealthy Gorilla, Good Men Project and more.

About Reda Elmardi

Reda is an ACE Certified Nutritionist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt and bodybuilder with 11 years of experience. He's been published on many influential websites such as, Wealthy Gorilla, Good Men Project and more.

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