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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).[1] Lee Haney held the first record number of wins from 1984 to 1991.[2]

1980

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The 1980 Mr. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition held on October 4, 1980, at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. The event was one of the most debated competitions in bodybuilding history. Arnold Schwarzenegger won his seventh Mr. Olympia and officially retired from professional bodybuilding.
1980 Mister Olympia - Arnold Schwarzenegger's come back title

1980 Mister Olympia - Arnold Schwarzenegger's come back title

Full and complete contest (poor quality footage)

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Mr. Olympia 1980 - Magyar felirattal (With Hungarian Subtitles)

Contest highlights (clear and better quality footage)

1981

Mister Olympia 1981 w Roy Callender, Samir, Tom and Franco (Fan filmed)

Mister Olympia 1981 w Roy Callender, Samir, Tom and Franco (Fan filmed)

Footage is good, but not official version. Video cuts out after 19:00.

The 1981 Mr. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition held on October 10, 1981, at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio. Following the 1980 Mr. Olympia political controversy, a number of favored bodybuilders boycotted the event, including Frank Zane, Mike Mentzer, and Boyer Coe.[3] Franco Columbu followed Arnold Schwarzenegger's suit (1980 Mr Olympia) and came out of retirement for a one time appearance and won the Olympia, leading some to believe that the contest was rigged.

1982

Mister Olympia 1982

Mister Olympia 1982

Good footage of contest

The 1982 Mr. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition held in October 1982 at the Wembley Conference Centre in London, England. Tom Platz, who was favored, tore his right bicep 6 weeks prior to the competition and competed after having it surgically repaired. Chris Dickerson, the winner, became the oldest competitor to win the Mr. Olympia title at 43 years old.[4]

1983

The 1983 Mr. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition held on September 24, 1983, at the Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany. Samir Bannout won the Mr. Olympia title in his fourth attempt.

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Mr.Olympia 1983 full video

A more complete version of contest

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MR. OLYMPİA 1983 - FULL CONTEST

Another version of same contest (intro seems cut)

1984 to 1989

The 1984 Mr. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition held in October 1984 at the Felt Forum in New York City, New York. The 1984 event had the highest attendance for the prejudging (4,200) and finals (5,000) and the largest amount of total prize money ($100,000) for any Olympia up to that time [5] Lee Haney won his first Mr. Olympia title In 1984, and every consecutive title into the early nineties. The following footages are full version contests of the Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend from 1984 to 1989.

Mister Olympia 1984

Mister Olympia 1984

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MR. OLYMPİA 1985 - PRE -JUDGİNG FULL

Possible sound quality issues

Mister Olympia 1986

Mister Olympia 1986

Mister Olympia 1987

Mister Olympia 1987

Mister Olympia 1988

Mister Olympia 1988

Mister Olympia 1989

Mister Olympia 1989

References

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-22. https://web.archive.org/web/20121122053346/http://www.ifbb.com/contestresults/mrolympia/. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  2. Wikipedia, Mr. Olympia
  3. "1981 Mr. Olympia review by John Hansen". rxmuscle.com. http://www.rxmuscle.com/articles/john-hansen/7083-1981-mr-olympia-part-2.html. 
  4. 50 years of the Mr. Olympia
  5. "History of the Mr. Olympia". IFBB. Archived from the original on 2013-01-20. https://web.archive.org/web/20130120225407/http://www.ifbb.com/contestresults/mrolympia/. 
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