The Mr. Olympia has been staged 21
times in the month of September, 13 times in the month of October,
and three times in November.
In the United States, east of the
Mississippi River, the Mr. Olympia has been staged 10 times in New
York, New York. Six times in Columbus, Ohio, three times in
Atlanta, Georgia; twice in Chicago, Illinois, and once in Orlando,
In the United States, west of the
Mississippi River, the Mr. Olympia has only been staged five
times, twice in Los Angeles, and three times in Las Vegas.
Overseas, the Mr. Olympia has been
staged in Paris, France; Essen, Germany; Pretoria, South Africa;
Sydney, Australia; London, England; Munich, Germany; Brussels,
Belgium; Goteborg, Sweden; Rimini, Italy; and Helsinki, Finland.
The first nine Mr. Olympia
contests from 1965 to
1973 averaged only 3-4 competitors per contest. Number of
contestants in the Mr. Olympia were: 1965 (3), 1966 (4), 1967 (4),
1968 (1), 1969 (3), 1970 (3), 1971 (1), 1972 (5), 1973 (3).
In 1974 to 1979, the Mr. Olympia has
two classes, over 200, and under 200. The average number of
contestants during these years climbed to 9-10 per contest.
During 1980 - 1983, the Mr. Olympia
averaged 16 competitors per contest.
During the Lee Haney Years, 1984 -
1991, the Mr. Olympia averaged 20-21 competitors per contest.
During the Dorian Yates Years, 1992 -
1997, the Mr. Olympia averaged 18 competitors per contest.
During the Ronnie Coleman Years,
1998-2001 so far, the Mr. Olympia averaged 17 competitors per
Of the 10 men who have planted their
personal flag atop Mount Olympia, all but two have been repeat
winners. The one time champs are Chris Dickerson, and Samir
Only Larry Scott won the Olympia on his
first attempt. The others took two or more tries...
The youngest Mr. Olympia competitor was
Harold Poole in 1965. He was 21 years old.
The oldest Mr. Olympia competitor was
Albert Beckles in 1991. He was 53 years old.
The youngest Mr. Olympia winner was
Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1970. He was 23 years old.
The oldest Mr. Olympia winner was Chris
Dickerson in 1982. He was 43 years old.
The average age of the Mr. Olympia
winners is 33 years old.
Most Mr. Olympia competitions include
Albert Beckles with 13, Shawn Ray with 13, and Samir Bannout with
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