Levrone to return to 2017 Olympia?

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  1. Mini Forklift Ⓥ

    Mini Forklift Ⓥ The Veganator

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    Sorry guys, I must have typed that without coffee in my system haha. But saying that I didn't actually realise that Mentzer had won an O.

    And yeah, I would consider Lou one of the greats for sure.
     
  2. jks1

    jks1 VIP Member

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    I think the IFBB gave him this 'honorable pass' in 2016 as his presence would have allowed them to attempt to drum up further interest and ticket sales in what appears to be a bodybuilding audience who are losing interest in an increasingly predictable, monotonous and somewhat lacklustre Mr Olympia contest.

    He did seem to make a difference.
     
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  3. jks1

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    Mentzer won the heavyweight class in '79 with a perfect score but the judges decided to give the overall title to Zane, who admittedly did look phenomenal that year
     
  4. IronInsanity

    IronInsanity TID Board Of Directors

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    I was always a fan of Zane.

    This might be my favorite bodybuilding pose of all time...

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  5. jks1

    jks1 VIP Member

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    I really wasn't until recently when I saw contest footage of him in '80 and the late '70s

    Prior to this I'd only seen him in later (mid '80s) contests where he didn't look as good.

    This photo is taken from the '79 Olympia and is one of my favourite pictures, and poses from the Golden Era, absolutely amazing
     

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