This will be PeruFresh second time in a row to form part of The Arnold Sports Festival, already the largest multi-sport event in the world, will grow even larger in 2018 when an estimated 20,000 athletes from 80 nations compete in a record 75 sports and events from March 1-4, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.
Headlining the nation’s largest multi-sport festival are professional bodybuilding and strongman competitions with the most well built and strongest athletes in the world. These premier physique and strongman competitions are featured on two structurally reinforced stages at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
The 30th Arnold Classic will be held at Battelle Grand on Saturday, March 3, along with the Bikini International, Arnold Classic Men’s Physique and Arnold Strongman Classic Finals. Other IFBB Pro League events on the weekend include Arnold Classic 212, Fitness, Figure, Women’s Physique, Pro Wheelchair and, new in 2018, Arnold Classic Physique.
The Arnold Amateur NPC Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships will be held at the Battelle Grand and Arnold Fitness EXPO from Thursday, March 1 through Saturday, March 3 and is expected to attract more than 700 athletes from 80 nations.
Sports and events at the Ohio Expo Center in 2018 include Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO, archery, baton twirling, boxing, cheerleading & dance, equestrian, gymnastics, martial arts, pickleball, table tennis, taekwondo, XPC Powerlifting and POWER X.
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 grown over the years and is now a four-day festival that features more than 75 sports and events.
“We are very proud to provide the opportunity for athletes, a majority of them youth, to compete at the largest multi-sport festival in the world.” Arnold Swarzenegger