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Mr. Olympia: Unique Facts About Each One of Them Since 1965




Mr. Olympia since 1965

                Mr. Olympia Is a title awarded to the winner of the professional men’s bodybuilding contest, at Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness and performance weekend. Weider’s Olympia Fitness and performance weekend is an international competition for bodybuilding that is held annually by the international federation of bodybuilding and fitness. Moreover,  competition was created by Joe Weider to allow Mr. Universe winners to compete and earn money. So many faces have taken home the title Mr. Olympia. The first-ever Mr. Olympia competition was held at the Brooklyn Academy of music, in New York City, on September 18, 1965.

The following are the unique facts about each Mr. Olympia winner since 1965;

Larry Scott (1965-1966)

  • Larry Scott was born on October 12, 1938, in Blackfoot, Idaho, USA. He was nicknamed 'the legend or the golden boy.
  • Larry Scott was 5 feet and 7 inches.
  • He weighed 205lb.
  • Larry Scott was the first Mr. Olympia winner and one of the first bodybuilders to make it to mainstream media.
  • Also, Larry Scott won eight times at position one in the bodybuilding contests, once as position three and once as position nine.
  • He retired at 28 years of age.
  • He died on March 8, 2014, aged 75 years in Salt Lake City Utah in the USA.


SERGIO OLIVER (1967-1969)

  • Sergio Oliver was born July 4, 1941, in Guantanamo, Cuba.
  • He was the nickname “the Myth”.
  • Sergio Oliver was 5feet and 10 inches tall and weighed 255lbs.
  • He won the 1968 Mr. Olympia unopposed and was the first man to beat Arnold Schwarzenegger in Mr. Olympia.
  • Importantly, he won 19 times as the position 1 in the bodybuilding contest,6 times position 2,1-time position 3,2 times position 4,1-time position 7- and 2-times position 8.
  • Sergio Oliver was the most popular bodybuilder in history because of his head-turning physique.
  • Oliver was known for his amazing waist measurements 28 inches, arms 22inches, and chest 58inches.
  • Sergio Oliver becomes a movie star in the movie California state governor.
  • He died on November 12, 2012, aged 71 years in Chicago, Illinois, Unites States of America.

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  • Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was born in July 30,1947 in Thal, Austria.
  • He was nicknamed” the Austrian oak”.
  • He was six feet and 2 inches tall.
  • Arnold Alois weighed 235 lb.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger won Mr. Olympia 1970-1975 and 1980 seven times.
  • He retired in 1980 after achieving virtually every dream.




  • He was born on August 7, 1941, in Sardinia Italy.
  • He was nicknamed “the Sardinian strong man”
  • Columbu was 5 feet and 5 inches tall and weighed 185lb.
  • Franko Columbu holds doctorates in chiropractic and nutrition.
  • He co-starred in a bodybuilding documentary, pumping iron.
  • He was 14 times position 1 in the bodybuilding contest.
  • Columbu won the world's strongest man competition in,1977 despite breaking his leg in one of the events and was unable to complete it.
  • He retired after 1981, Mr. Olympia.
  • He died August 30, 2019, at the age of 78 years in San Teodoro, Italy.

FRANK ZANE 1977-1979

  • FRANK Zane was born on June 28, 1942, in Kingstone, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Zane is aged 79 years.
  • Frank Zane is 5feet and 9 inches tall and weighs 220lb.
  • Frank Zane is nicknamed” the chemist” since he knew how to navigate the world of bodybuilding.
  • His physic is considered one of the greatest in the history of bodybuilders because of the focus on proportion symmetry.
  • Frank Zane had the thinnest waistline out of all the Mr. Olympia winners.
  • Frank Zane has a master’s degree in experimental psychology.
  • Zane is one of the three people to ever conquer Arnold Schwarzenegger in the competition.
  • He won 20 times position 1 in the bodybuilding contest,3 times position2,1 time position 3- and 3-times position 4.
  • Frank Zane was incorporated into the IFBB hall of fame in 1999, therefore becoming one of the greatest.


  • He was born on August 25, 1939, in Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
  • He is 81 years old.
  • Henri Christophe is 5 feet and 6 inches tall and weighs 190lb.
  • Henri Christophe was the oldest Mr. Olympia winner at the age of 43.
  • He has 30 years of bodybuilding career and he is known for having heavy muscles.
  • Henri Christophe is the first African-American to be a Mr. America.
  • Henri Christophe won 31 times position 1 in the bodybuilding contest 16 times position 2,4 times position 3 5 times position 4 one-time positions 5, one-time position 6, one-time position 8 and one-time position 11.
  • Christophe retired in 1994.


  • Bannout was born in Beirut Lebanon.
  • His peers call him “the lion of Lebanon”
  • He is 5 feet and 7 inches tall and weighs 196lb
  • Samir has 17 years of professional bodybuilding career.
  • Importantly, he was the founder of the term “Christmas tree “to the bodybuilding community due to his lower back definition.

      Also, Samir Bannout won 6 times position 1 in the bodybuilding contest,3 times position 2,2 times position 3,3 times position 4,7 times position 5,6 times position 6,3 times position 7,3 times position 8,3 times position 9 4 times position 10- and 11-times position 11 plus other positions. He retired in 1996.

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LEE HANEY 1884-1991

  • Lee Haney was born on November 11, 1959, in Fairburn, Georgia, USA.
  • His nickname is “Total-Lee Awesome”
  • He is 5 feet and 11 inches tall and weighs 255 lb.
  • Known as the most record holder for most Mr. Olympia wins, he has 8 Mr. Olympia wins.
  • Lee Haney has a career of 25 years and is one of the most known bodybuilders.
  • Haney was 19 times position 1 in the bodybuilding contests,2 times position2, and 3 times position 3.


DORIAN YATES 1992-1997

  • Dorian Andrew Mientjez yates was born on APRIL 19,1962 at Solihull, England, and is 59 years of age.
  • His nickname is “the shadow”
  • He is 5 feet and 10 inches tall and weighs 250-260 lb, thus becoming one of the heaviest bodybuilders.
  • Known for his exercises and back muscles.
  • He is the 5th highest number of Mr. Olympia wins in the history of bodybuilding.
  • Most people consider Dorian Yates one of the best pro bodybuilders in history.
  • He is one of the professional bodybuilders with the biggest size, thus earning his nickname.
  • Dorian won 14 times position 1 in the bodybuilding contest,2 times position 2- and one-time position 7.


  • Rooney Dean Coleman was born on May 13, 1964, in Monroe, Louisiana, USA, and is 57 years of age.
  • Coleman's nickname is “the king’.
  • Coleman is 5 feet and 11 inches tall and weighs 136lb.
  • Rooney Coleman is the winner of the Mr. Olympia title for eight consecutive years.
  • He holds the most International Federation of Bodybuilders and Fitness (IFBB).
  • Rooney Coleman won 25 times.
  • He is one of the professional bodybuilders with the biggest bodies.

       Rooney Coleman in the bodybuilding contest won;15 times position 1, 1-time position2,5 times position 3, 4 times position 4,5 times position 5,7 times position 6, once position 9, once position 11, and once position 11.

JAY CUTLER (2006-2007), (2009-2010)

  • Jason Isaac Cutler was born on August 3, 1973, in Sterling, Massachusetts, USA.
  • He is 48 years of age.
  • He is 5 feet and 10 inches tall and he weighs 260lb.
  • Jay Cutler is a four-time Mr. Olympia winner.





  • Dexter Jackson was born on November 25, 1969, in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Jackson is 51 years of age.
  • Hs nickname “the blade DJ”.
  • He is 5 feet and 6 inches tall and weighs 215 lbs.
  • Dexter has made a record-setting of 20 Mr. Olympia appearances.
  • Jackson Dexter is the only bodybuilder to have won the title Mr. Olympia and Masters Olympia competitions.
  • He is the fifth oldest bodybuilder to win an international federation for bodybuilding and fitness show at the age of 49.

PHIL HEATH (2011-2017)

  • Philip Jerrod heath was born on December 18, 1979, in Seattle Washington, USA.
  • He is 41 years of age.
  • His nickname the “the gift” or” the next big thing”
  • Philip Heath is 5 feet and 9 inches tall and weighs 240lb.
  • He is a seven-time Mr. Olympia winner as position 1,2 times position 2 Mr. Olympia,2 times position 3 Mr. Olympia, and once position 5.




  • Shawn Rhoden was born on April 2, 1975, in Kingston, Jamaica.
  • Rhoden is 46 years of age.
  • His nicknamed “the Jamaican muscle machine”.
  • Shawn is 5 feet and 10 inches tall and weighs 245lbs.
  • Known to be the oldest bodybuilder to ever have won the Mr. Olympia title at the age of 43.





  • Brandon Curry was born on October 19, 1982, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
  • His nickname “the prodigy” or “beefcake”.
  • Brandon curry is 38 years old.
  • Brandon is 5 feet and 8 inches tall and weighs 255lb.





  • Mamdouh Mohammed Hassan Elssbiay was born on September 16,1984at Kafr El Sheikh, Egypt.
  • His nickname is “the big Ramy”.
  • He is 5 feet and 9 inches tall and weighs 295 lb.
  • Mamdouh Elssbiay is the reigning and defending champion gorm r Olympia as of 2020.


      Different bodybuilders have different unique factors. These factors range from their physical appearance of the body and the titles they have won. However, bodybuilding training is a factor that boosts muscle growth and without it, even having the best diet, muscles will not grow. Everyone nowadays goes to the gym to keep their body fit including women.

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