Arnold Sports Festival Overview
The 2020 Arnold Sports Festival and the world-renowned Arnold Classic bodybuilding championships, already the world’s largest multi-sport festival, will grow even larger in 2020 when the four-day health and fitness celebration presents a record 80 sports and events March 5-8, 2020.
The Arnold Sports Festival will attract an estimated 200,000 sports and fitness fans to watch more than 22,000 athletes compete in 80 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.
2020 Arnold Sports Festival Media Kit
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. The Arnold Amateur will feature the Wellness Division for the first time in 2020.
An expanded Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO will be held March 7-8, 2020 at the Ohio Expo Center. Baton Twirling, Cheerleading & Dance, Futsal, Gymastics and Martial Arts and are also held at the Ohio Expo Center.
The Arnold Fitness EXPO, March 6-8, 2020 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, features more than 1,000 booths of the latest in sports equipment, apparel and nutrition and four stages that host competitions and entertainment.
New in 2020:
* Medievel Fighting
* 2020 WPO Semifinals
* Rogue IWF Grand Prix
* Arnold Strongest Teen
* Arnold Cup Stack Tournament
* Arnold Dart 'N Dodge
* Arnold Bike Rodeo
Many Arnold Sports Festival participants are youth competing in boxing, cheerleading and dance, DanceSport, fencing, gymnastics, martial arts, table tennis and weightlifting. Top student athletes compete for one of ten $2,500 college scholarships presented by the Columbus Rotary and the Arnold Sports Festival.
Olympic Sports: The Arnold Sports Festival is a proving ground for many aspiring athletes. Former Olympians and Olympic hopefuls will appear or compete in 14 Olympic Sports: boxing, fencing, gymnastics, handball, judo, karate, a 5K run, soccer, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon and weightlifting.
Onsite Press Rooms
Greater Columbus Convention Center Room B-132, 400 North High St., Columbus, Ohio, Hours: Friday, March 6 (8 a.m.-6p.m.), Saturday, March 7 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.), or Sunday, March 8 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.). Space is available for coats, meetings and breaks. We are not responsible for items left in the room.
Battelle Grand (Enter from the Hyatt Regency Ballroom foyer). Hours: Wednesday, March 4 (10 a.m.-8 p.m.) Thursday, March 5 (9 a.m.-8 p.m.) Friday, March 6 (8 a.m.-4 p.m., 6 p.m.-10 p.m.) Saturday, March 7 (11 a.m.-4 p.m., 6-10 p.m.)