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the first bodybuilding show, staged in 1891 and billed as "the great show," was developed and promoted by none other than the great eugene sandow.
after popularizing bodybuilding though frequent strength exhibitions and posing displays across europe and america, sandow, 34, decided, after three years of planning, that the time was right. he would provide all sandow students in the u.k with the opportunity to display their physiques in a competition setting replete with a full judging panel and paying audience.
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