The Bodybuilding Legends Podcast
Season 7 - Old School Bodybuilding
Season 7, Episode 209 - 1984 Mr. Olympia report

The 1984 Mr. Olympia contest was one of the best Olympia’s in the 60 year history of that competition. Featuring 20 of the best bodybuilders of that time, the 1984 Mr. Olympia featured bodybuilders from the 1970’s (Chris Dickerson, Boyer Coe, Robby Robinson, Albert Beckles, Roy Callender, Bob Birdsong) matching up with the current group of bodybuilding champs (Lee Haney, Mohamed Makkawy, Samir Bannout, Jusup Wilcosz, Bob Paris). The most exciting aspect of this contest, however, was the return of Sergio Oliva to the Mr. Olympia stage. After a 12 year absence from the Mr. Olympia contest, Sergio decided to come back to New York and make a bid for the title. Lee Haney won his first of eight Mr. Olympia titles at this contest and he showed the dominance that would make him the best bodybuilder of the 1980’s and one of the greatest of all time.

On this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast, host John Hansen reads all the contest reports of the 1984 Mr. Olympia from the major bodybuilding magazines (Muscle & Fitness, Flex, Muscle Mag International and IronMan). Written by Jeff Everson, Rick Wayne, Greg Zulak and Garry Bartlett, these contest reports of the 1984 Mr. Olympia will reveal all the drama, excitement, anticipation and emotion of one of the best Mr. Olympia competitions in history.

Episode aired on June 4th, 2024.