COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Arnold Sports Festival, already the largest multi-sport event in the world, will grow even larger in 2020 when an estimated 22,000 athletes from 80 nations compete in more than 80 sports and events March 5-8, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio.
Headlining the nation’s largest multi-sport festival are IFBB Pro League professional bodybuilding contests and the Arnold Strongman Classic with the best built and strongest athletes in the world. These premier physique and strongman competitions are featured daily at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
The 32nd Arnold Classic will be held at Battelle Grand on Saturday, March 7, along with the Bikini International, Arnold Classic Men’s Physique and Arnold Strongman Classic Finals. Other IFBB Pro League events on the weekend include Fitness, Figure, Classic Physique, Women’s Physique and Pro Wheelchair.
The Arnold Amateur NPC Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships will be held at the Battelle Grand and Arnold Fitness EXPO from Thursday, March 5 through Saturday, March 7 and is expected to attract more than 700 athletes. The contest will feature the new Wellness Division for the first time.
New events in 2020 include: Arnold Medieval Fighting Invitational; WPO Powerlifting Semifinals; ROGUE World Weightlifting Challenge; Arnold Strongest Teen; Arnold Cup Stacking Tournament; Arnold Dart ‘N Dodge; and Arnold Bike Rodeo.