1965 Mr. Olympia

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The 1965 Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competition was the first ever held after its creation by Joe Weider.[1] Mr. Olympia was established to allow the Mr. Universe winners to compete against each other and take it to a higher level, as well as allowing the bodybuilders to earn more money.[2] The competition was staged on September 18, 1965, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City.[3]

The competition was won by Larry Scott who won a cash prize of $1000.[2][dubious ]Harold Poole, the runner-up, remains the youngest-ever competitor to have participated in the Olympia to this day, at the age of just 21.


Place Prize Name
1 United States Larry Scott
2 United States Harold Poole
3 Barbados Earl Maynard


  1. ^ Wayne, Rick (1985). Muscle Wars. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-55353-6.
  2. ^ a b Burke, Paul T. (2005). Burke's Law: A New Fitness Paradigm for the Mature Male. Trafford Publishing. p. 24. ISBN 1-4120-6939-4.[self-published source]
  3. ^ "History of the Mr. Olympia". California Pro Figure Championships. Retrieved May 29, 2010.

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