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Arnold Sports Festival Overview

With 46 sports and events, including 13 Olympic sports, the 2011 Arnold Sports Festival was held in Columbus, Ohio in the US. The festival has expanded into the world’s largest multi-sport weekend since its 1989 beginning. More than 100,000 sports fans came to see the competitions in a variety of more than 40 sports and events.

The highlight of this year’s edition was without any doubt the competition of “Islands vs. the Mainland” where USA’s best lifters were pitted against the best lifters from the Pacific Islands.

Mr. Paul Coffa, General Secretary of the Oceania Weightlifting Federation and Head of the Mainland Team reported “It was fantastic to have Arnold Schwarzenegger attending part of the event. In fact Arnold was so impressed with the young lifters that he sat down to referee a few of them. Having so many kids competing is what I call development of the sport.”

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