(PRWEB) February 13, 2013
Boise, ID - February 7, 2013 - It's already being called one of the most anticipated events in the history of bodybuilding and fitness. Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of the new film "The Last Stand," is bringing his annual Arnold Sports Festival back to Columbus, Ohio, the weekend of February 28-March 3, 2013. Under the direction of promoter Jim Lorimer, about 175,000 visitors are expected to see 18,000 athletes compete in more than 45 different sports and events.
For those who can't make the trip to Columbus, Bodybuilding.com will once again present a series of exclusive LIVE webcasts on Friday and Saturday, covering the Arnold Classic Bodybuilding Championship, along with the Ms. International, Fitness International, Figure International & Bikini International events.
Returning to call the action are veteran hosts Dan Solomon, IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Bob Cicherillo, and Physique Coach Dr. Layne Norton. Providing insights and commentary for the women's events will be Fitness Coach & IFBB Fitness Pro Carla Sanchez and the 2011 Ms. Figure Olympia & 2012 Figure International Champion Nicole Wilkins.
All eyes will be on Dexter Jackson as he looks to tie Flex Wheeler's record of four Arnold Classic Titles. Iris Kyle, Erin Stern and Nicole Nagrani will also return, attempting to re-claim their spot in Arnold's coveted winner's circle.
Event Schedule ///
Presented by Cellucor, Optimum Nutrition and MusclePharm, the webcast coverage begins, exclusively at Bodybuilding.com, on Friday at 7 p.m. ET with the Ms. International, Fitness International and Figure International Finals, preceded 10 minutes prior by commentary on the women's prejudging rounds from earlier that day. (Video-On-Demand footage from the Friday women's prejudging events will also be available as soon as feasible.)
On Saturday at 2 p.m. ET, be sure to return to Bodybuilding.com for the exclusive LIVE coverage of the Arnold Classic and Bikini International Prejudging rounds.
Finally, the main event consisting of the Arnold Classic & Bikini International Finals, plus special coverage of the Arnold Strongman Finals, goes live Saturday at 7 p.m. ET, preceded 30 minutes earlier by a special backstage Pre-Show Exclusive. The Post-Show Report from backstage at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium follows the main event, featuring unique interviews and the presentation of the Arnold Classic Webcast Fan's Choice Award.
Webcast Start Times ///
Friday, March 1, 2013, 6:50 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Time)
Women's Pre-Show and Ms. Int'l, Fitness Int'l & Figure Int'l Finals
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 2:00 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Time)
Arnold Classic & Bikini Int'l Prejudging
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 6:30 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Time)
Men's Pre-Show and Arnold Classic & Bikini Int'l Finals
To learn more about Bodybuilding.com's expanded coverage of this year's Arnold Sports Festival, visit: http://www.bodybuilding.com/arnold
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