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Arnold Classic Returns This September

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Arnold Classic Returns This September

The Arnold Classic returns to Columbus Sept. 25, 2021, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Last year, the event was downsized to only allow attendance of competitions to athletes and their families, in response to the newly declared coronavirus pandemic. The sports festival and related bodybuilding contests typically take place annually in March but were […]

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Photos: Arnold Classic 2018

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Arnold Classic 2018

The yearly gathering of mega-humans and amateur sportsters took place over the weekend as the Convention Center and surrounding venues welcomed what felt like a billion people for The Arnold Sports and Fitness Expo 2018. Over 1,000 vendors crammed into the sensory overload expo hall to showcase the latest in sports equipment, apparel and funky […]

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Schwarzenegger’s Aftermath Premieres at Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Schwarzenegger’s Aftermath Premieres at Gateway Film Center

He said he would be back, and he is – onscreen, anyway. Open fan of Columbus Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in Aftermath, a movie filmed and set in Central Ohio. Based on the real-life mid-air collision of Danish airplanes in 2002 and recast as an American disaster, the film follows the merging paths of a grieving […]

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Photos: Arnold Sports Festival 2017

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Arnold Sports Festival 2017

March has arrived. For Columbus that means a rolled D60 for temperature, possible snow; possible sun, and the annual gathering of human brick-walls, protein shake pushers, many thousands of out-of-towners hoping to capture an intimate moment with Arnold’s statue, and the 18,000 athletes that spread themselves all over the metro area to compete in around […]

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The Confluence Cast: Arnold Sports Festival

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Arnold Sports Festival

Let’s get pumped up! The Arnold Sports Festival is coming to town and I sat down with the organization’s president, Bob Lorimer, to learn about how it got started, how Bob is carrying on the legacy of his father,  and I focus way too much on table tennis. Shownotes for this episode Connect with the Confluence Cast: […]

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Arnold Brings His Next Film to Columbus

Hope Madden Hope Madden Arnold Brings His Next Film to Columbus

Film Columbus and its president, John Daugherty, can thank a friend for the next major Hollywood film to be shot in Columbus. The plane crash drama 478 will begin shooting locally by mid-December, thanks in large part to its star’s fondness for Columbus. “They contacted me a few weeks ago, and it was pretty much […]

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Photos: Arnold Sports Festival 2015

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Arnold Sports Festival 2015

The 27th annual Arnold Sports Festival took place in Columbus from March 5 through March 8. Over 175,000 were estimated to be in attendance, watching athletes compete in a wide range of sports from bodybuilding to weightlifting to boxing to fencing to table tennis and more. For more information, visit www.arnoldsportsfestival.com. Matt Ellis is a freelance […]

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