Looking at Olympia programs in chronological order, you can see not only how the booklets have changed but also how the Olympia itself evolved: from a small men’s contest in a crowded lineup of shows (always in New York City) in the ’60s to a prestigious, stand-alone men’s contest (held in different locations around the globe) in the ’80s and ’90s to a fitness celebration with multiple male and female competitions this century (held in Las Vegas). The programs write a history of the Olympia itself.

1965 Mr. Olympia program
First Mr. Olympia

1966 Mr. Olympia program Larry Scott

1973 Mr. Olympia Arnold Schwarzenegger

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First of six Olympias staged in Columbus and co-promoted by Arnold.

1977 Mr. Olympia

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1979 Mr. Olympia

1981 Mr. Olympia

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1983 Mr. Olympia

1986 Mr. Olympia Lee Haney

mr olympia 1988
Cover art by noted fantasy artist Boris Vallejo.

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history of Mr. Olympia

1993 Mr. Olympia
First of three consecutive Mr. Olympias staged in Atlanta. The Mr. and Ms. Olympias are still separate; they are first staged together the next year.

1995 Olympia
First Fitness Olympia. Combined with Master’s Olympia, Mr. Olympia, and Ms. Olympia, the Olympia Weekend becomes multifaceted event.

1996 Olympia

1997 Mr. Olympia

1999 Olympia
First of 21 consecutive Olympias in Las Vegas.

2000 Olympia

2001 Olympia

2003 Olympia Ronnie Coleman
First Figure Olympia.

2004 Olympia Jay Cutler Ronnie Coleman

2005 Olympia

2006 Olympia Sandow

2007 Olympia Sandow

2008 Olympia Jay Cutler
First 202 Olympia.

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2010 Olympia

2012 Olympia Phil Heath
202 Olympia becomes 212 Olympia.

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2017 Olympia Phil Heath

2018 Olympia