1982 Mr. Olympia

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The 1982 Mr. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition held in October[citation needed] 1982 at the Wembley Conference Centre in London, England.


Total prize money awarded was $50,000.

Place Prize Name
1 $25,000 United States Chris Dickerson [1]
2 United States Frank Zane
3 United States Casey Viator
4 Lebanon Samir Bannout
5 England Albert Beckles
6 United States Tom Platz
7 Egypt Mohamed Makkawy
8 England Bertil Fox
9 England Jonny Fuller
10 Germany Jusup Wilkosz
11 United States Boyer Coe
12 United States Danny Padilla
13 France Jacques Nueville
14 United States Dennis Tinerino
15 United States Lance Dreher
16 Australia Roger Walker

Notable events[edit]

  • Chris Dickerson became the first openly gay and oldest competitor to win the Mr. Olympia title at 43 years old.[2]
  • Franco Columbu, the 1981 champion did not compete
  • Tom Platz, who was favored, tore his right bicep 6 weeks prior to the competition and competed after having it surgically repaired.


  1. ^ "Mr. Olympia Contest Results". getbig.com. September 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ 50 years of the Mr. Olympia

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