The 1997 Mr. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition held on September 20, 1997 at the Terrace Theaterin Long Beach, California, California.
Total prize amount awarded was $285,000.
Dorian Yates won his sixth consecutive Mr. Olympia title despite sustaining a torn triceps three weeks before the competition
Flex Wheeler withdrew from the competition after he was car-jacked by two thieves, whom he fought, and scared off, but not before he had taken on some bruises and damages to his arm.
This year the contest involved a two day format, prejudging Friday night, and finals Saturday night, last time this happened was 1989.
Mr Olympia 1997 results