The Sandow Trophy
The Ultimate Prize in Bodybuilding
Since making its debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1965, only 13 men have stood on stage and held aloft the coveted Sandow trophy. Only 13 men have dedicated their entire lives to the pursuit of the greatest prize in bodybuilding, and succeeded. Only 13 men have begun the Mr Olympia weekend as a competitor, and ended it with automatic legendary status. As we approach the landmark 50th instalment of Mr Olympia contests, we look back at these 13 men, to tell the story of the greatest bodybuilding show on earth.