2012 Mr. Olympia
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The 2012 Mr. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition and the feature event of Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend 2012 held September 27–30, 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the 48th Mr. Olympia competition. Other events at the exhibition included the 212 Olympia Showdown, Ms. Olympia, Fitness Olympia, and Figure Olympia contests. The documentary film Generation Iron was filmed while following several Olympia contestants as they prepared for this competition.
|2012 Mr. Olympia|
|Genre||Professional bodybuilding competition|
|Begins||September 27, 2012|
|Ends||September 30, 2012|
|Venue||Las Vegas Convention Center and Orleans Arena|
|Location(s)||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Previous event||2011 Mr. Olympia|
|Next event||2013 Mr. Olympia|
A total prize pool of $650,000 was awarded.
|9||$16,000||Johnnie O. Jackson||45||46||91|
- Phil Heath won his second consecutive IFBB Mr. Olympia title 
- Kai Greene placed second, his best ever showing after finishing third in the 2011 Mr. Olympia contest
- Evan Centopani placed eighth in his Mr. Olympia debut
- Toney Freeman, at the age of 46 years, finished in seventh place
- Jay Cutler, four-time Mr. Olympia, could not compete after undergoing surgery for a torn left bicep
- "OLYMPIA PRIZE MONEY HITS ALL-TIME HIGH". ifbbpro.com. July 16, 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-11-14. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
- "Mr. Olympia 2012 Results: Winners, Complete Events Recap & More". bleacherreport.com. September 30, 2012.