Never before seen photos of the 1998 Mr. Olympia by KP Fitness Photos

Ronnie Coleman - Mr. Olympia

Never before seen photos of the 1998 Mr. Olympia by KP Fitness Photos.

Bodybuilding fans and athletes have been sharing the same photos year after year on social media.

The classic bodybuilding photos are still great to see and share to keep the history of the sport alive.

Once in a while a rare batch of photos suddenly appear from nowhere.

KP Ourama is a bodybuilding historian, fan, show promoter and as well IFBB Assistant General Secretary.

KP Ourama with the help of Ismo Häyrinen were very active taking photos at major bodybuilding competitions between 1997 and 2016.

Just last week, KP Ourama created a new Instagram page showcasing all the rare photos he has taken at various shows.

In this feature, with the permission of KP Ourama we reveal the photos they took at the 1998 Mr. Olympia.

The 1998 Mr. Olympia is a special contest as it is the first of eight consecutive victories for Ronnie Coleman.

Ronnie Coleman shocked every athlete on that stage to win the title after the six year dominance of Dorian Yates.

Flex Wheeler, Nasser El Sonbaty and Kevin Levrone were all favorites to win, but it would be Ronnie Coleman who takes the first of eight Sandow trophies home.

1998 Olympia, Madison Square Garden, New York.
Photos by @ismohayrinen
1998 Mr. Olympia results
1. Ronnie Coleman
2. Flex Wheeler
3. Nasser El Sonbaty
4. Kevin Levrone
5. Shawn Ray
6. Chris Cormier
7. Lee Priest
8. Ernie Taylor
9. Mike Matarazo
10. Jean Pierre Fux
11. Milos Sarcev
12. Johnny Moya
13. Darrem Charles
14. Aaron Baker
15. Gunter Schlierkamp
16. Ahmad Haidar
17. Claude Groulx
Paul Dillett