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COLUMBUS, Ohio – One of the most famous movie stars, body builders and politicians of all time is back in Columbus this weekend.
Arnold Schwarzenegger greeted the crowds at the Greater Columbus Convention Center for the Arnold Sports Festival on Saturday.
More than 18,000 athletes are competing in 50 sporting events over the weekend, from bodybuilding to table tennis, arm wrestling to gymnastics.
Arnold’s main message to the crowd is that there’s no shortcut to success.
“It’s gymnastics we really love the most, because this is a fantastic sport, for children and grownups, about discipline and hard work and it gives kids the message that the harder they work, the better they get,” Schwarzenegger said.
The Arnold Sports Festivals runs through Sunday at a number of different locations in downtown Columbus.