COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Arnold Sports Festival, the world’s largest multi-sport festival, and the world-renowned Arnold Classic bodybuilding championships presents a record 60 sports and events.
The Arnold Sports Festival will attract an estimated 200,000 sports and fitness fans to watch more than 22,000 athletes compete in 60 sports and events, including 16 Olympic events, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, the Ohio Expo Center and various other Central Ohio venues.
The Arnold Classic and related IFBB Pro League events and the Arnold Amateur NPC Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships will be held in Battelle Grand and on the Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
An expanded Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO is also held at the Ohio Expo Center. Archery, Baton Twirling, Cheerleading, Futsal, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Pickleball, Table Tennis and XPC Powerlifting/POWER X are among the events at the Ohio Expo Center.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer have co-produced the Arnold Sports Festival since 1989 when it debuted as a one-day bodybuilding competition known as the Arnold Classic. The Arnold Sports Festival has steadily grown into a four-day festival that features professional and amateur bodybuilding, weightlifting, powerlifting and strongman. Also featured is a lineup of youth sports that includes gymnastics, cheerleading and dance, fencing, martial arts and many others.