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What Is Mr Olympia? Bodybuilding Hall Of Fame


What Is Mr Olympia? Bodybuilding Hall Of Fame

In 1965, Joe Weider created a contest that took bodybuilding to a whole new level. Today, the Mr Olympia competition is the elite of bodybuilding competitions. It is an annually held competition by the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (IFBB).
The Mr Olympia competition is a competition which finds the best bodybuilder on the planet!

The Mr Olympia competition runs annually and you can only enter as an athlete by invitation only.


How to Qualify

For reasons that I hope are obvious, you have to qualify for the Mr Olympia competition if want to compete in it.
You must be an IFBB Professional in one of the following categories:

  • Top five from the previous year’s Mr Olympia
  • Top 3 in each division of the Arnold Classic or International
  • Top two in each division at the New York Pro
  • 1st place at all other competitions.
  • The winner of the Masters Professional World Championships.


How do they do it?

Apart from training like crazy and having a world-class diet, there’s not much to it.
In all seriousness, like most professional athletes, preparing for bodybuilding competitions takes a great deal of determination, work-ethic, drive and commitment.

Pumping Iron - Special Edition [DVD] [1977]
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Pumping Iron - Special Edition [DVD] [1977]
  • Lions Gate Home Entertainment (05/25/2009)
  • DVD, Suitable for 12 years and over
  • Running time: 83 minutes
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Mike Katz, Franco Columbu, Ed Corney
  • English


The Champion of Champions

The following people have won the Mr Olympia title, I’m sure you’ll recognise a name or two:

Larry Scott1965, 1966
Sergio Oliva1967, 1968, 1969
Arnold Schwarzenegger1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1980
Franco Columbu1976, 1981
Frank Zane1977, 1978, 1979
Chris Dickerson1982
Samir Bannout1983
Lee Haney1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
Dorian Yates1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Ronnie Coleman1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Jay Cutler2006, 2007, 2009, 2010
Dexter Jackson2008
Phil Heath2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Nobody was like me!

“The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else, I’d hate that!”


2017, Mr Olympia Contest

September 14, 2017 – September 17, 2017

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