1982 Mr. Olympia
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Total prize money awarded was $25,000. 2525
- Chris Dickerson became the first openly gay and oldest competitor up to that time to win the Mr. Olympia title at 43 years old.
- Franco Columbu, the 1981 champion did not compete
- Tom Platz, who was favored, tore his right bicep 6 weeks prior to the competition and competed after having it surgically repaired.