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The Best of Golden Age Old School Bodybuilders
The Best of Golden Age Old School Bodybuilders
Arnold Schwarzenegger Lou Ferrigno Sergio oliva
The good old days of bodybuilding world, a lot of positive character and charisma. This will always be remembered.

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50 years Mr. Olympia | Facebook Covers


50 years Mr. Olympia | Facebook Covers

13 champions from Mr. Olympia
Larry Scott, Sergio Oliva, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu, Frank Zane, Chris Dickerson, Samir Bannout, Lee Haney, Dorian Yates, Ronnie Coleman, Jay Cutler, Dexter Jackson,

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Sergio Oliva Biography | Cuban Bodybuilder History Info


Sergio Oliva Biograhpy

Born: July 4, 1941
Died: November 12, 2012
Birthplace: Guanabacoa, CUBA
Nickname: The Myth
Height: 5′ 10″ (178 cm)
Weight: 255 lbs (116 kg)
Arms: 20″ (51 cm)
Waist: 32″ (81 cm)
Chest: 52″ (132 cm)

Considered as the most genetically gifted bodybuilder of all time, Sergio Oliva, was the first ever African-American athlete to win the Mr. Olympia title. He was widely known for being the only bodybuilder to defeat Arnold Schwarzenegger for the Mr. Olympia title in 1969.

Of Cuban descent, Oliva was born on July 4, 1941. He fought in the Cuban Revolution as part of Batista’s army, who eventually lost to Fidel Castro. After the revolution, he spent his time on the beaches of Cuba where he met someone who invited him to join the local weightlifting club.

In just 6 months, he was making a name for himself and was soon joining competitions. He was a member of the weightlifting team of Cuba at the 1962 Central American and Caribbean Games in Kingston, Jamaica.

One night, he snuck out of the quarters, sprinted at top speed to the American consulate and demanded and asked for a political asylum, which he got. He settled in Chicago, Illinois, and never returned to his home country again. While there, he started lifting weights at the Duncan YMCA, and pretty soon the local bodybuilding community were buzzing about this Cuban powerhouse who could lift more weights than most Olympic athletes in his weight class.

By 1963, Oliva had won his first bodybuilding competition for Mr. Chicago. This began his 22-year bodybuilding career that saw him won a total of 20 1st place titles, appearances in many movies, and his stamp as a worldwide bodybuilding icon.

Oliva got the nickname “The Myth,” after bodybuilder and writer Rick Wayne called him so at the Montreal World’s Fair in 1967. People who saw Oliva were said to be in awe at the sight of his unbelievable physique.

All this time, Oliva served as a Chicago police officer in a 25-year career. He got married and fathered Sergio Oliva, Jr. who is following his father’s footsteps in competitive bodybuilding.

Sergio Oliva died on November 12, 2012 due to kidney failure at the age of 71. He will forever be remembered as a bodybuilding legend, champion, and icon.


1965 – AAU Mr America (Most Muscular)
1965 – AAU Junior Mr America (Most Muscular)
1966 – AAU Mr America (Most Muscular)
1966 – AAU Junior Mr America
1966 – IFBB Mr. World
1967 – IFBB Mr. Universe
1972 – WBBG Mr. Galaxy
1974 – WBBG Mr International Professional
1975 – WBBG Olympus
1976 – WBBG Olympus
1977 – WBBG World Championships Professional
1978 – WBBG Olympus
1980 – WABBA World Championships Professional
1980 – WABBA Pro World Cup
1981 – WABBA Pro World Cup

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Sergio Oliva | Mr. Olympia | Wallpapers

Sergio Oliva Poster

Sergio Oliva wallpaper

Sergio Oliva | Mr. Olympia | Wallpapers

Born: 07/04/1941
Nickname: “The Myth”
Location: Guanabacoa, Cuba
Weight: 111 kg defined
123 kg out of season

Sergio Oliva was a member of the Cuban national team weightlifters. While the team was in Kingston, Jamaica at the Pan American Games in 1962 and Sergio took the chance and went to the United States.

First he lived in Miami, where he worked hard physical labor and 1963rd year he moved to Chicago. He works as a police officer and a weightlifting completely switched to bodybuilding. In 1966 he won the IFBB Mr. World title the same year he performed at the Mr Olympia, where Larry Scott wins.

After that Sergio with their elongated heads full of all muscle groups, and small joints, excellent symmetry and sensational mass gaining a reputation as an invincible competitor.

Oliva 1967 years wins the IFBB Mr. Universe, and three times in a row won the most prestigious title of Mr. Olympia (1967-1969).

After losing a duel with Arnold 1972 years at Mr. Olympia, Sergio is no longer competes under the auspices of the IFBB, until 1984, when he won with 43 only eighth place in the Mr Olympia.

The same placement wins next year and so ends career of a man who wore a slightly mysterious nickname “The Myth”.

Additional comments:
Sergio Oliva is still today considered for bodybuilders with the best genetics in the history of bodybuilding. With hands bigger than his head, huge breasts, small waist and great massive thighs, Oliva is the opinion of many experts in this field, was simply-unique!

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Sergio Oliva The Myth | Just Unbelievable | Bodybuilder Motivation

sergio oliva the myth

 Sergio Oliva The Myth

“Just Unbelievable”

“Sergio Oliva was one of the greatest #bodybuilders of all time & a true friend. A fierce competitor w/ a big personality – one of a kind.” – #ArnoldSchwarzenegger

#sergioOliva #TheMyth #mrOlympia

Official Website @ Sergio Oliva

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Mr Olympia 1985 | Bodybuilding history | Lee Haney Winner 1985 Mr O

Mr Olympia 1985y

Mr Olympia 1985

The 1985 Mr. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition held on October 26, 1985 at the Forest National Theatre in Brussels, Belgium.

Total prize money awarded was $100,000.

Lee Haney won his second consecutive Mr. Olympia title.

Mr Olympia 1985 results

1.50,000$Lee Haney
2.20,000$Al Beckles
3.10,000$Rich Gaspari
4.6,000$Mohamed Makkawy
5.4,000$Mike Christian
6.3,000$Berry DeMey
7.Tom Platz
8.Sergio Oliva
9.Bob Paris
10.Frank Richard
11.Bob Birdsong
12.Tony Pearson
13.Wilfried Sylvester
14.John Brown
15.Jacques Neuville
16.Danny Padilla
17.Ali Malla
18.Johnny Fuller
19.Gerard Buinoud
20.Salvador Ruiz
21.Appie Steenbeek
22.Renato Bertagna
23.Sean Jenkins
24.Ben Herder


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Mr Olympia 1971 | bodybuilding history | Mr Olympia 1971

Mr Olympia 1971

Mr Olympia 1971

Arnold Schwarzenegger won his second consecutive Mr. Olympia title.

Prize money 1000$.

Despite of being disqualified, Franco Columbu and Sergio Oliva were permitted to pose for the crowd for exhibition.

Mr Olympia 1971 | bodybuilding history

The 1971 Mr. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition held September 24-25, 1971 at the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris, France. It was the 7th Mr. Olympia competition held.

The competition was a disappointment to many because three of its four competitors were disqualified before the event, leaving Arnold Schwarzenegger to win the contest unopposed. It was the first time the IFBB barred contestants from any of its events. The IFBB’s effort to get bodybuilding represented in the 1976 Olympics required the organization enforce its constitution to give it parity with other official international athletic organizations. Sergio Oliva and Roy Callender were disqualified for entering unsanctioned meets, and Franco Columbu was disqualified for entering the AAU Mr. World contest the previous year.

If bodybuilding is to become an Olympic Games event it must have an amateur division and it must have rules and regulations specifying who is eligible or not to compete in amateur and professional categories.” insisted IFBB President Ben Weider in the keynote speech opening the contest.


  1. Arnold Schwarzenagger
  2. Roy Callender DQ
  3. Franco Columbu DQ
  4. Sergio Oliva DQ