The first-ever Arnold Classic Europe will be held Oct. 8-9 in Madrid, Spain and will feature IFBB Pro League men’s bodybuilding and fitness, a complete lineup of amateur bodybuilding events, amateur sports and a health & fitness expo.
Arnold Classic Europe is a joint venture between Gov. Schwarzenegger, Arnold Sports Festival co-promoter Jim Lorimer, and Rafael Santonja, the president of the International Federation of Body Building.
“We have had many requests over the years to take the Arnold Classic to many cities throughout the world, and we are excited to begin the globalization of our event with the first Arnold Classic Europe,” said Lorimer, co-promoter of the Arnold Sports Festival. “Rafael Santonja has been one of our biggest supporters and we look forward to working together for many years.”
In addition to pro men’s bodybuilding and pro fitness, the Arnold Classic Europe will have contests for amateur bodybuilding, fitness, bodyfitness (figure) and bikini competitions. Others will include strongman, armwrestling, weightlifting, gymnastics, Paralympics and track & field. Events will be held at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos
Organizers hope the Arnold Classic Europe will build on the success of the Arnold Sports Festival, which began as the Arnold Classic professional men’s bodybuilding competition in 1989 and has grown to include more than 18,000 athletes competing in more than 45 sports and events each year.
For more information on the Arnold Classic Europe, visit www.arnoldclassiceurope.es.
The Arnold Sports Festival
The Arnold Sports Festival is the largest multi-sport festival in the nation featuring 18,000 athletes competing in more than 45 sports and events, including 12 Olympic sports, and the 700-booth Arnold Fitness EXPO. The Arnold Sports Festival was founded in 1989 by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer of
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