From Arnold to Ronnie and every amazing twist and turn in between, here they are! The best of the best: the most memorable moments in the history of the Mr. Olympia contest.
‘Pumping Iron’ Breaks New Ground
The Hulk Hits the Stage
Schwarzenegger was big, as were others before him, but nothing like what he faced with the 6’5″, 270-pound Lou Ferrigno at Madison Square Garden in 1974. Though he easily defeated Ferrigno, the Hulk would proceed to help bring the sport to the mainstream.
Jay Beats Ronnie Coleman Almost
Coleman wasn’t supposed to just win his fourth Olympia in 2001. He was supposed to be able to sleepwalk through his posing routine and still cruise to a 50-point victory. Jay Cutler thought otherwise. Placing eighth at the O a year earlier, Cutler showed up more shredded than an Enron bank statement and actually led Coleman through pre-judging.