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ONCE AGAIN, AMAZON IS LIVE-STREAMING THE OLYMPIA TO MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF FANS AROUND THE WORLD, WITH INTERNATIONAL HOSTS PROVIDING COMMENTARY. DAVID J. PECKER Robin Chang for helping me with this transaction. I look forward to continue working with all of you as we move into the future. Finally, I am excited to announce my presidential appointment as a senior member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. Our purpose is to engage, educate, and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. It is important to know that the council’s message is about people, not politics. That’s why I hope you will all join me in spreading this message throughout your communities and help us build a stronger, healthier America. For the 10th straight year, we increased the prize money. Most important, this year’s increase gives the women’s divisions parity with their counterparts on the men’s side, and I am proud to say, it’s about time. This year, we’re hosting our first-ever amateur competition at Olympia for bodybuilding, men’s physique, classic physique, and bikini. This gives all our amateur athletes the opportunity to earn IFBB Pro League pro status. And once again, Amazon is live-streaming the Olympia to millions and millions of fans around the world, with international hosts providing commentary. David J. Pecker CEO, Chairman, and President, American Media Inc. JANUARY 2018 | FLEX 95