2021 Arnold Sports Festival USA postponed.
The 2021 Arnold Sports Festival USA is the biggest bodybuilding and fitness event after the Olympia Weekend.
With contests taking place all over the world, shared between the IFBB Elite Pro and the Pro League, the Arnold Sports Festival is an event the majority of amateur and pro athletes look forward to.
The 2020 Arnold Sports Festival USA was the first major event that had to cut down on their events due to the Covid-19 pandemic back in March 2020.
Cancelling the Arnold Expo USA in 2020, obviously hit Classic Productions very hard financially.
Classic Productions, the company that runs the Arnold Sports Festival tried to keep their sponsors happy by creating the ‘Arnold Virtual Expo’.
Emails would be sent out to subscribers with special offers from their sponsors.
Originally the date for the 2021 Arnold Sports Festival USA was set for 4-7 March, 2021.
This date is indicated on the home page of the official website for the Arnold Sports Festival.
2021 Arnold Sports Festival USA Postponed
When link for the Arnold Sports Festival USA is clicked for more information, the next page reveal a message that says “THE 2021 ARNOLD SPORTS FESTIVAL USA HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO LATER IN 2021. MORE INFO COMING SOON.”
This is a major blow to a number of amateur and especially pro athletes that look forward to compete in one of the most prestigious events on the NPC and IFBB Professional League calendar.
As it is still considered not to be safe to organize events with large indoor gatherings, the decision was made to postpone the event to an undisclosed date.
Evolutionofbodybuilding.net contacted Arnold Sports Festival Media Relations Director Matt Lortz, he confirmed the news.
“At this point we do not know when the event will be held in 2021. We are looking at a variety of potential new dates, but the situation with COVID-19 is so fluid that it is not yet clear when it will again be safe to have large, indoor gatherings. We hope to have more information as soon as possible but it might be weeks before we have clarity.” – Matt Lortz
With the 2021 Olympia Weekend moved at the last minute to Florida, there may be a possibility that the Arnold Sports Festival USA takes place at a new location.
Another Arnold Sports Festival event that is being postponed is the one organized by Tony Doherty in Australia.
Doherty has been his very hard with the very strict Covid-19 restrictions that were created by the Australian government.
Tony confirmed that not only is the 2021 Arnold Sports Festival Australia postponed, but there is a possibility that it may be cancelled.
Until publishing this article, the events in Spain, UK, South America and South Africa all have dates indicated for 2021, but just as with the USA and Australia, they all could be postponed as well.
Evolutionofbodybuilding.net will keep our readers up-to-date with any new announcements related to the dates of the Arnold Sports Festival USA when they are made available in the coming weeks.