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Arnold Sports Festival

22,000+ Athletes | 80+ Nations | 80+ Sports & Events

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Columbus, OH | MAR 3-6, 2022

Arnold Sports Festival

The 2022 Arnold Classic and the IFBB Pro League divisions Arnold Classic Physique, Fitness International and Bikini International will be held on March 3 in Columbus, OH.

Nick Walker

IFBB Pro League

Nick Walker Wins 2021 Arnold Classic

Nick "The Mutant" Walker won his first Arnold Classic title in his debut on the Arnold stage when he edged Iain Valliere to win the 2021 Arnold Classic.

Columbus, OH

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Hotels in Columbus

Connections Housing has partnered with The Arnold Classic to provide low group rates for the 2021 show. Get details on our preferred hotel partners.

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IFBB Athlete Profiles

Read more about your favorite IFBB Pro League stars that will be featured in the various Arnold Sports Festival competition divisions.

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1,000+ booths of sports equipment, apparel, nutrition, non-stop competitions and entertainment are what make the EXPO the heart of the Arnold Sports Festival.


The largest series of multi-sport festivals in the world

In 1989, the Arnold Sports Festival was founded by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Columbus business Jim Lorimer in Columbus, Ohio. Other festivals are held in Melbourne, Australia; São Paulo, Brasil; Johannesburg, South Africa; Seville, Spain; and Birmingham, England.

Strongman lifting log on stage.

March 3-6, 2022 | Columbus, OH

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Tickets to the 2022 Arnold Sports Festival are NOW ON SALE. VIP Packages to the Arnold Classic and Arnold Strongman Classic are available plus Ultimate Expo, 3-Day Passes, Daily Expo Tickets and much more.

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March 4-6, 2022 | Columbus, OH

Arnold EXPO

The 2022 Arnold Expo features nearly 1,000 booths of the latest in sports nutrition apparel and equipment and four stages of unique, non-sport sports competitions. The Arnold Expo is open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Friday, March 4 and Saturday March 5 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday.

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Strongman lifting heavy weightbar.

March 4-6, 2022 | Columbus, OH

Arnold Strongman Classic

The Arnold Strongman Classic will be held in the Strongman Arena inside the Arnold Expo in 2022. The world’s best Strongman athletes will battle for the coveted Louis Cyr Trophy on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5. VIP and Reserved Seats now available.

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