Arnold Schwarzenegger's world famous Sports Festival in Columbus Ohio has been cancelled, or at least postponed due to safety concerns about the Coronavirus. About 250,000 were scheduled to attend the fitness expo in the Ohio Capital with a population of almost 900,000.
During a news conference with Ohio Governor Mike Dewine, Arnold protectively stated "we can’t risk bringing 250,000 people together."
Arnold Schwarzenegger Postpones Sports Festival Due To Coronavirus
The strongman competition and body building championship will still be set to go on but spectators will only be allowed to attend the finals, while the exposition portion of the event is completely removed from the schedule. While Arnold's Sports Festival is not the first major event or tour to be cancelled due to the growing Coronavirus fears, it is the first major event on US soil to be shut down as a precaution.
“Making money is less important than being healthy and promoting health and fitness” Schwarzenegger said in his statement, concluding “We want people to stay healthy and fit. That’s what it’s all about.”