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MR OLYMPIA COMPETITION

 

 

FOUNDER OF MR OLYMPIA COMPETITION

In 1963, Joe Weider had a vision that he felt would take the sport of bodybuilding to a new level. Joe came up with the ultimate contest with the ultimate prize, the Mr. Olympia.

 

HISTORY OF MR OLYMPIA COMPETITION

The first Mr. Olympia was held on September 18, 1965, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, with Larry Scott winning his first of two straight titles.

 

Mr. Olympia is the title awarded to the winner of the professional men’s bodybuilding contest at Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend – an international bodybuilding competition that is held annually by the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (IFBB). Joe Weider created the contest to enable the Mr. Universe winners to continue competing and to earn money.

 

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE OLYMPIA

 

  • Previous Mr. Olympia winners (if more than 5 years they must have IFBB approval).

 

  • Top 6 finalists from the previous year’s Mr. Olympia.

 

  • Top 6 finalists from the same year’s Arnold Classic.

 

  • Top 5 finalists from the same year’s New York Men’s Professional (previously called Night of the Champions).

 

  • Top 3 finalists from any other competition in the IFBB professional tour held during the subsequent year prior to the Mr. Olympia.

 

  • The winner of the Masters Professional World Championships.

 

  • The event organizer can nominate one competitor who has not qualified by other means, as a “special invitee.”

 

 

  1. OLYMPIA WINNERS:

 

2014       Phil Heath           Las Vegas, NV

2013       Phil Heath           Las Vegas, NV

2012       Phil Heath           Las Vegas, NV

2011       Phil Heath           Las Vegas, NV

2010       Jay Cutler            Las Vegas, NV

2009       Jay Cutler            Las Vegas, NV

2008       Dexter Jackson Las Vegas, NV

2007       Jay Cutler            Las Vegas, NV

2006       Jay Cutler            Las Vegas, NV

2005       Ronnie Coleman               Las Vegas, NV

2004       Ronnie Coleman               Las Vegas, NV

2003       Ronnie Coleman               Las Vegas, NV

2002       Ronnie Coleman               Las Vegas, NV

2001       Ronnie Coleman               Las Vegas, NV

2000       Ronnie Coleman               Las Vegas, NV

1999       Ronnie Coleman               Las Vegas, NV

1998       Ronnie Coleman               New York, NY

1997       Dorian Yates       Los Angeles, CA

1996       Dorian Yates       Chicago, IL

1995       Dorian Yates       Atlanta, GA

1994       Dorian Yates       Atlanta, GA

1993       Dorian Yates       Atlanta, GA

1992       Dorian Yates       Helsinki, Finland

1991       Lee Haney           Orlando, FL

1990       Lee Haney           Chicago, IL

1989       Lee Haney           Rimini, Italy

1988       Lee Haney           Los Angeles, CA

1987       Lee Haney           Gothenburg, Sweden

1986       Lee Haney           Columbus, OH

1985       Lee Haney           Brussels, Belgium

1984       Lee Haney           New York, NY

1983       Samir Bannout  Munich, Germany

1982       Chris Dickerson London, England

1981       Franco Columbu               Columbus, OH

1980       Arnold Schwarzenegger                Sydney, Australia

1979       Frank Zane          Columbus, OH

1978       Frank Zane          Columbus, OH

1977       Frank Zane          Columbus, OH

1976       Franco Columbu               Columbus, OH

1975       Arnold Schwarzenegger                Pretoria, South Africa

1974       Arnold Schwarzenegger                New York, NY

1973       Arnold Schwarzenegger                New York, NY

1972       Arnold Schwarzenegger                Essen, Germany

1971       Arnold Schwarzenegger                Paris France

1970       Arnold Schwarzenegger                New York, NY

1969       Sergio Oliva        New York, NY

1968       Sergio Oliva        New York, NY

1967       Sergio Oliva        New York, NY

1966       Larry Scott           New York, NY

1965       Larry Scott           New York, NY

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