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Who was the best and most deserving Mr.Olympia?

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Who was the best and most deserving Mr.Olympia?


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Mr.Olympia 2008

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1965-1966 LARRY SCOTT
1967 -1969 SERGIO OLIVA
1970 - 1975 & 1980 ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
1976 & 1981 FRANCO COLUMBU
1977 - 1979 FRANK ZANE
1982 CHRIS DICKERSON
1983 SAMIR BANNOUT
1984 -1991 LEE HANEY
1992 - 1997 DORIAN YATES
1998 - 2006 RON COLEMAN
2006 - current JAY CUTLER
 
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Im goin for Frank Zane... that guys lines and proportions are almost perfect.
 
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Dorian or Ronnie simply because they changed the whole sport. Maybe for the worse depending on your view but they did change it. Not sure who I am going to pick.
 
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Arnold, he made the sport.
 
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True. Arnold did make the sport well known :).
 
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I think its Arnold also.
 
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The OAK FTW :hsughr:
 
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Coleman. Lights out, Game over.
 
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Arnold deserved it the most, along with dorian and ronnie for upping the level.
 
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this one goes to arnold !!! hes the man :xyxthumbs:
 
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I have to say Arnold as well.
 
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Arnold. The Father of bodybuilding.
 
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The bend-overage for Arnold is crazy. I mean, sure he was a great Mr. O, but the best ever? In my opinion, if '74 - '75 Arnold went up against '98 - '99 Coleman, I would feel safe to say that Coleman would win in comparison.
 
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The bend-overage for Arnold is crazy. I mean, sure he was a great Mr. O, but the best ever? In my opinion, if '74 - '75 Arnold went up against '98 - '99 Coleman, I would feel safe to say that Coleman would win in comparison.


mabye not the best ever but the most deserving he won it in those years and because of his carisma he spread the sport and if it wasnt for him we wouldnt be where we are today so the best mabye not but most deserving yes
 
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mabye not the best ever but the most deserving

Most deserving? I don't know about that. Even on Pumping Iron, Serge Nubret, who was a late entry, almost beat him.

he won it in those years and because of his carisma

Charisma alone should not be what wins contests. He may have looked great, but if you look at the 1980 Mr. O line-up (Which included Zane, Dickerson, Demayo, Mentzer, and Coe) you can't honestly tell me Arnold deserved to win that contest. If you think any different you need your eyes checked.

he spread the sport and if it wasnt for him we wouldnt be where we are today

If it wasn't Arnold it would have been someone else. Pumping Iron just happened to propel bodybuilding forward into the mainstream media. If Arnold wasn't the star, it would have been someone else jolted into super-stardom.
 
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Arnold was great and definitely deserving, but Ronnie was the best ever Mr O IMO and didn't even have to play mind games. He was the best because no one could touch him even to this day, the best Ronnie is still unbeatable by any bodybuilder competing today.
 
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Lee Haney had the best combination of size,aesthetics,symmetry and condition. He had it all, not too small and not too big.

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If i hadnt said Frank Zane i would have definately gone Lee Haney.
 
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Charisma alone should not be what wins contests. He may have looked great, but if you look at the 1980 Mr. O line-up (Which included Zane, Dickerson, Demayo, Mentzer, and Coe) you can't honestly tell me Arnold deserved to win that contest. If you think any different you need your eyes checked.

Demayo wasnt in the 1980 Mr Olympia?
 

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