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1997 Mr. Olympia

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The 1997 Mr. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition held on September 20, 1997, at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach, California.



Total prize amount awarded was $285,000.

Notable events

  • Dorian Yates won his sixth consecutive Mr. Olympia title despite sustaining a torn triceps three weeks before the competition
  • Flex Wheeler withdrew from the competition after he was car-jacked by two thieves, whom he fought, and scared off, but not before he had taken on some bruises and damages to his arm
  • This year the contest involved a two-day format, prejudging Friday night, and finals Saturday night, last time this happened was 1989
  • References

    1997 Mr. Olympia Wikipedia

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