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 IFBBPro.
Joe Weider created the contest to enable the Mr. Universe winners to continue competing and to earn money. The first Mr. Olympia was held on September 18, 1965, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, with Larry Scott winning his first of two straight titles.
The 2020 Mr. Olympia will be offering as a pay-per-view streaming on Olympia TV, the steam will be available on olympiaproductions.com. User will be able to buy the package and watch the full Olympia live stream online.
Watch the LIVE Mr. Olympia 2020 Webcast Streaming
You will be able to watch the Mr. Olympia live streams from your mobile device, tablets, and your computer and smart TVs.
Olympia 2020 Premium Package
This package offers complete competition coverage. Included in this package: LIVE stream coverage all Olympia Pre-Judging & Evening Shows from the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, including:
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020
Olympia Press Conference
Meet The Olympians
Friday, Dec. 18, 2020
Fitness Olympia Pre-Judging
212 Olympia Pre-Judging
Figure Olympia Pre-Judging
Women’s Physique Olympia Pre-Judging
Ms. Olympia Pre-Judging
Olympia 212 Finals
Fitness Olympia Finals
Figure Olympia Finals
Women’s Physique Olympia Finals
Ms. Olympia Finals
Mr. Olympia Pre-Judging
Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020
Classic Physique Olympia Pre-Judging
Bikini Olympia Pre-Judging
Men’s Physique Olympia Pre-Judging
Wheelchair Olympia Finals
Mr. Olympia Finals
Bikini Olympia Finals
Men’s Physique Olympia Finals
Classic Physique Olympia Finals
Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020
SuperStar Seminar Live Stream
The Olympia Weekend isn’t just about the pros. The two days of LIVE coverage get underway at 8AM ET Tuesday, December 16th and continue at 8AM ET Wednesday, December 17th.
Pre-Judging and Finals (Women’s Physique, Figure, Bikini, and Wellness), Dec. 15, 2020, 8 a.m. EST
Pre-Judging and Finals (Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, and Men’s Physique), Dec. 16, 2020, 8 a.m. EST
Fan Channel – Free 2020 Olympia Live Stream
Mr. Olympia is also offering a free live stream with limited offerings.
Olympia Press Conference, Dec. 17, 2020, 12 p.m. EST
The Mr. Olympia is widely considered the top bodybuilding competition in the world. It’s held annually by the International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (IFBB) and has been brought to the masses by Arnold Schwarzenegger from his wins in the ’70s and ’80s.
First held in New York in September 1965 and still running today some 51 years later, the competition has been held around the world over the years, but it seems to have found its permanent home in Las Vegas, where the event has been hosted for the last 17 years.
Contrary to what most people think, Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t hold the record for the most wins – that record is shared by Lee Haney and Ronnie Coleman, who have each won eight titles. Haney won his titles between 1984 and 1991 and Coleman between 1998 and 2005. (Schwarzenegger won it seven times.)
It’s not all about the prize money though – it’s the Olympic games of the bodybuilding world, where winners get maximum exposure, increased sponsorship opportunities and of course bragging rights over everyone else.
What do Mr. Olympia winners do in the offseason?
Larry Scott (two-time winner) took his $2000 prize money and retired to focus on his family. He raised five kids and set up a personal training company before passing away in March 2014, having succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 75.
Lee Haney (current most wins, shared with Ronnie Coleman) retired at the age of 31 and used his bodybuilding knowledge to help others by setting up a personal training company. As well as helping regular gym goers, he has been the go-to trainer for professional athletes and coaches and even helped Evander Holyfield defend his two heavyweight titles. At 56 years old, he’s still going strong.
Ronnie Coleman (current most wins, shared with Lee Haney) was a serving police officer during most of his wins, although he retired from the force in 2003. His last competition was the 2007 Mr Olympia when he came fourth. He has launched his own range of supplements under the name ‘Ronnie Coleman Signature Series’, which are designed to provide bodybuilders with supplements that work and that he is happy to put his name against. Ronnie has suffered serious back issues, probably from the amount of training he has done, and he has had seven operations in the last nine years. Only recently has he been back in the gym .
The complete list of Mr. Olympia winners
Larry Scott, 1965 – First Place
Harold Poole, 1965 – Second Place
Earl Maynard, 1965 – Third Place
Larry Scott, 1966 – First Place
Harold Poole, 1966 – Second Place
Earl Maynard, 1966 – Third Place
Sergio Olivia, 1967 – First Place
Chuck Sipes, 1967 – Second Place
Harold Poole, 1967 – Third Place
Sergio Olivia, 1968 – First Place
Sergio Olivia, 1969 – First Place
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1969 – Second Place
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1970 – First Place
Sergio Olivia, 1970 – Second Place
Reg Lewis, 1970 – Third Place
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1971 – First Place
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1972 – First Place
Sergio Olivia, 1972 – Second Place
Serge Nubret, 1972 – Third Place
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1973 – First Place
Franco Columbu, 1973 – Second Place
Serge Nubret, 1973 – Third Place
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1974 – First Place (Overall Winner)
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1975 – First Place (Overall Winner)
Franco Columbu, 1976 – First Place (Overall Winner)