2008 Arnold Classic Sports Festival Main Page!

Check out the exclusive footage from the 2008 Arnold Classic Sports Festival that is being held February 29th Thru March 2nd in Columbus Ohio. We will be updating this page with exclusive videos, picture galleries, results, reviews & more...

2008 Arnold Classic Webcast Info
2008 Arnold Classic Webcast Update!
Dexter Jackson wins the 2008 Arnold Classic! 2008 Arnold Classic DVD will be sold exclusively at Bodybuilding.com! Check back here to get the details. Will be available soon!

Find all the coverage from the 2008 Arnold Classic right here!

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Show Coverage
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Dexter Jackson Phil Heath Kai Greene
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Dexter Jackson, 1st Place, Phil Heath, 2nd Place, & Kai Greene, 3rd Place
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2008 Arnold Classic Results!
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Complete 2008 Arnold Classic Pro & Amateur Results are available. See who won!

2008 Arnold Classic Highlights.
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Webcast Replays Main Page.
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The 2008 IFBB Arnold Classic was a great show and very tough competition. Arnold Classic DVD will be sold exclusively at Bodybuilding.com.

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2008 Arnold Classic Pictures!
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Check out the pictures from the 2008 Arnold Classic here. See if you're in them!

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2008 Arnold Classic Video Clips!
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The 2008 Arnold Classic took place this past weekend in Columbus, Ohio. Check out this section for both pre-event and event video coverage, plus some special predictions & Arnold Expo interviews by Lonnie Teper, Ron Avidan, Isaac Hinds, Richard Barnet, Kris Gethin, Marika Johansson and more! Hundreds of video clips already online!

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Prolab "Charging Forward" Dodge Charger Giveaway!
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Sign up to win a 2008 Dodge Charger courtesy of Prolab and Bodybuilding.com! Monthly instant win prizes available, too!

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Twinlab Label Contest!
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Did you stop by the Twinlab booth at the 2008 Arnold Expo and get your photo taken? Vote for yourself here!

2008 Arnold Classic Fan's Choice Online Voting!  
2008 Arnold Classic Fan's Choice!

2008 Arnold Classic Fan's Choice Online Voting Sponsored By 4Ever Fit. Phil Heath wins with 34% of the vote!

[ Phil Heath Wins! ]

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Related Show: 2008 Iron Man Pro!
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The 2008 IFBB Iron Man Pro has ended! It was a great show and very tough competition. Make sure to check back as we will have the latest results, reviews, video, athlete interviews and more right here!

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Reviews
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The 2008 Arnold Experience - Bigger & Better Yet Again!   dotted line
The 2008 Arnold Experience - Bigger & Better Yet Again!
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Every year, events at the Arnold Sports Festival get bigger and better. There were quite a few different things, including arm wrestling and Olympic lifting that I checked out this year...

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Weider Receives Lifetime Achievement Award.
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In front of an enthusiastic and cheering crowd of 5,000 bodybuilding fans, Ben Weider was presented with the annual Arnold Schwarzenegger Lifetime Achievement Award.

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John Hansen's 2008 Arnold Classic Report.
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This year's event was one of the most entertaining and exciting contests I have seen in awhile. a night filled with exciting performances, moving tributes, inspiring speeches and the flawless production of the biggest bodybuilding show of the year.

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Mark Mason's 2008 Arnold Amateur Championship Review.
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The prejudging was held at the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium so the athletes got a taste of what the professional stage is all about. Here is my review of the 2008 Arnold Amateur Championships.

Isaac Hinds' 2008 Arnold Classic Review.   dotted line
Isaac Hinds' 2008 Arnold Classic Review!
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While everyone in attendance tries to recover from the wild and crazy weekend a number of the IFBB Pro Bodybuilders will be heading to the land down under to compete in the New Zealand and Australia shows.

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The Muscletime Report:
2008 Arnold Classic!

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During prejudging, four bodybuilders clearly distinguished themselves from the rest of the group with only minor differences separating Dexter Jackson, Phil Heath, Kai Greene and Branch Warren. The lineup was that good.

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David Robson's 2008 Arnold Classic Review!
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With all the hype and speculation surrounding the emergence of Phil Heath as the new pro to be beaten, his presumed (by many) dominance at the 2008 Arnold Classic was not to be.

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Myron Mielke's 2008 Arnold Classic Review!
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Dexter Jackson is now a three-time Arnold Classic Champion. Why did he win? Why didn't Phil Heath? Here's my analysis of the judging and the placements along with some commentary on the event.

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Jaime Filer's 2008 Arnold Overall Experience!
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The 2008 Arnold Classic took place this past weekend in Columbus, Ohio. The memories of this trip will last me a life-time. Here is what my overall experience was like at the Arnold.

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Jaime Filer's 2008 Arnold Classic Men's Finals Review!
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Congrats to three time winner Dexter Jackson! Jaime Filer's on location review of the 2008 Arnold Classic Men's Finals.

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2008 Arnold - Jaime Filer's Women's Finals Review.
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Get Jaime Filer's on location review of the women's finals from the the 2008 Arnold Classic.

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2008 Arnold - Kris Gethin's Women's Finals Review.
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Get Kris Gethin's on location review of the women's finals from the the 2008 Arnold Classic.

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2008 Arnold Classic Blog
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Get the latest post-show thoughts and opinions right here about the recent 2008 Arnold Classic that was held in Columbus, Ohio. Staff members and many others will continue to visit here to share their thoughts about their experiences!

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2008 Arnold Classic Men's Prejudging Review.
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If you want conditioning, Dexter is number one. If you want shape, Branch is your man. And for a combination of the two, Kai Greene is your clear winner. Here is my review of the 2008 Arnold Men's Prejudging...

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2008 Arnold - Jaime Filer's Women's Prejudging Review.
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It's the 20th anniversary of the Ms. International competitions and we expect nothing less than stellar performances from each and every women. Here's hoping they don't disappoint.

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UFC 82: Review Of The Uprising In Columbus   dotted line
UFC 82: Review Of The Uprising In Columbus.
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The Nationwide Arena in the heart of Columbus, Ohio was the battleground for the second annual MMA fights being held in conjunction with the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival...

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2008 Arnold Classic Workouts
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Dexter Jackson's Back-Breaking Training Session.
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To build a back that has barn-door width and 3-D thickness, there are 4 key exercises that must be a part of your weekly training session. Here is the workout that Dexter Jackson used to win the 2008 Arnold Classic...

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Pre-Show Coverage
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2008 Arnold Classic Info.
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The 2008 Arnold Classic was held on February 29th through March 2nd in Columbus, Ohio. No one wants to miss this amazing one-of-a-kind annual event! Find all the preshow show details right here...

Ronnie Skipper Interview: Phil Heath.   dotted line
Ronnie Skipper Interview: Phil Heath.
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Ronnie hits rock bottom after a meeting with his nemesis Bob. But a chance meeting with a certain Iron Man winner could help change all that.

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Bodybuilding.com Booth At The 2008 Arnold Classic.
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Get the latest on the Bodybuilding.com Booth at this year's Arnold Classic. We put together a great team and had an even larger booth for everyone to see...

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2008 Arnold Classic Featured Wallpapers!
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View and download the latest Arnold Classic wallpapers right here. If these professional and inspiring wallpapers don't motivate you, it is hard to say what will! This week's new wallpapers: 2008 Iron Man Pro Winner Phil "The Gift" Heath & Runner Up Gustavo Badell!

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PBW Covers the Arnold!
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"Pro Bodybuilding Weekly" is the official bodybuilding radio show of the 2008 Arnold Sports Festival. Tune in to the weekly broadcasts for exclusive updates, reports and interviews with the contenders. Visit the PBW "Replay" page right here at Bodybuilding.com!

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Previews
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Larry Pepe's 2008 Arnold Classic Preview!
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Let's take a look at the incredible field of competitors hoping to have the Governator hand them the overall trophy when the dust settles.

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2008 Arnold: Preview And HOT TIPS Guide!
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Tens of thousands of people will become confused and lost! Learn more about this electrifying show right here! If you are attending the 2008 Arnold Sports Festival I've got some easy-to-follow tips to make it a great weekend!

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2008 Arnold Classic Preview.
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The 2008 Arnold Classic - This year we will be seeing a lot of new faces and some pros that are making their way to the top. Here are my predictions on how the pro men will place at the largest fit expo in the world!

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UFC 82: Pride Of A Champion Preview!
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The UFC makes its way to Columbus, Ohio on March 1st for UFC 82, a tremendous fight card headlined by a Middleweight Championship unification bout between UFC champion Anderson Silva and Pride champion Dan Henderson.

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David Robson Preview:
Who Will Come Prepared - My Top Seven!

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The 2008 Arnold Classic will showcase pro bodybuilding's top talent as part of the biggest sporting event in the world, the Arnold Classic Sport's Festival. Picking the top six was not easy. Nevertheless, here is my selection.

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Myron Mielke's Preview Of The 2008 Arnold Classic.
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This is a very tough line-up and the placings will literally come down to the last few ounces of water under each competitor's skin. Here's a preview of each competitor and in the order I think they will place!

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Jaime Filer's 2008 Arnold Classic Preview: My Top Five!
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The Arnold Sports Festival is the REAL beginning to the season and second only to the Olympia. 'The Arnold' is probably the most important competition during the year. Here is who I think will take top five in this huge IFBB men's pro show!

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Isaac Hinds' 2008 Arnold Classic Preview, 20th Edition - Similar Faces... Different Places!
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2008 Arnold Classic Preview - The past winners will be honored on Saturday night and another champion will be crowned. Will it be a similar face...?

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Isaac Hinds' 2008 Arnold Ms. International, Fitness & Figure International Preview!
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The women will take the stage on Friday at the Arnold Expo and follow it up with the night show later that day. Here are my top picks for the women's bodybuilding, fitness, and figure competitions

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Who Will Win The 2008 Arnold Classic?
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Who will win the 2008 Arnold Classic? Victor is out so who will be the top dog? Will 'The Gift' come in and blow everyone out? Get answers right here as our members give you their shocking top 10 preview!

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Who Will Win The 2008 Arnold Classic Ms. International?
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Who will win the 2008 Arnold Classic Ms. International? The women have been training hard and are ready for the first big show... Find out who our forum members think will bust out and win! Includes top 10 women bodybuilders and more!

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Interviews / Profiles
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Constantinos Demetriou Reveals Past & Present! dotted line
Constantinos Demetriou Reveals Past & Present!
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Constantinos Demetriou, Australia's hottest and newest male bodybuilder to hit the stage, is now less than a week away from hitting the international stage at the Arnold Classic.

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Gabriela Cioban Competes Overseas For First Time!
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I caught up with Gabriela Cioban a few weeks out from her debut attendance at the Arnold Classic. Here is what she had to say about her first time competing internationally!

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Jen Hendershott Pre-Arnold Interview.
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One of my favorite fitness competitors is back to the Arnold stage despite her saying she was retiring in 2007. Jen will make history during this great event by competing for the ninth time. Learn more about this irresistible fitness athlete right here!

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Jim Lorimer Podcast Interview.
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Daniel Gastelu talks with Jim Lorimer, promoter of the Arnold Sports Festival and the Arnold Classic. Learn all about the upcoming 2008 Arnold Weekend!

2008 Arnold Classic Profile: Branch Warren Shoots For Redemption.   dotted line
2008 Arnold Classic Profile: Branch Warren Shoots For Redemption.
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Branch is of the breed that lets his body do the talking. Will Branch satisfy his need for perfection by showing up with a perfect package? This brief profile will shed some light.

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2008 Arnold Preview - Dexter Jackson: Hungry Like A Wolf!
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At the Arnold - In 2005, Dexter beat Chris Cormier and in 2006 he beat Branch Warren. Dexter has a proven track record... The details below might be some indication of how it will go down!

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A Phil Heath Background Check - Can He Bring It All In '08?
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Such an impressive resume at such a young age is rarely seen in our sport - Phil got his pro card when he was only 27 - he has already won 3 pro shows. This critique is just a handy way to see where he might be headed!

2008 Arnold Classic Profile: Kai Greene, Bodybuilding's Posing Predator!   dotted line
2008 Arnold Classic Profile: Kai Greene, Bodybuilding's Posing Predator!
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Polished posing and a sleek physique, complete with surgical-like cuts and a good supply of hard muscle, gave The Predator Kai Greene a decided advantage...

2008 Arnold Competitor Profile: Ronny Rockel, IFBB Australia Grand Prix Champion!   dotted line
2008 Arnold Competitor Profile: Ronny Rockel, IFBB Australia Grand Prix Champion!
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At one point a 143 pound Ronny Rockel was more interested in his profession as a tiler in East Germany, than being a professional bodybuilder.

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IFBB Pro Gina Aliotti Takes The Figure Stage By Storm!
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Gina Aliotti has been taking the figure stage by storm since her debut. She's one of the younger competitors but isn't short on experience.

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IFBB Figure Competitor Kristal Richardson Speaks About Her 2008 Arnold Debut!
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I caught up with Kristal less than a week out from her 2008 Arnold debut. Kristal has improved from show to show as a pro and rose to pro status relatively quickly.

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Moe El Moussawi Prepares For The 2008 Arnold Classic!
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Moe has steadily risen to the top since making his professional debut at the 2006 Iron Man Pro... Coming out of nowhere this amazing bodybuilder has stunned everyone.

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Press Releases
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Record Webcast Audience Watches 2008 Arnold Classic   dotted line
Record Webcast Audience Watches 2008 Arnold Classic!
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Bodybuilding.com, the world's # 1 ranked bodybuilding and fitness website, was pleased to welcome Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to its worldwide webcast coverage of the 2008 Arnold Classic, which was the most watched event in bodybuilding history.

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2008 Arnold Sports Festival Highlights: A Weekend Of Sports!
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Another amazing weekend in Columbus, Ohio is upon us. The 2008 Arnold Sports Festival returns to celebrate its 20th anniversary with many great events! See what they are right here!

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2008 Arnold Press Release.
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With 37 events and 12 Olympic sports the 2008 Arnold Sports Festival presents fitness and fun for the entire family Feb. 29, March 1 & 2. Get the latest information right here as Arnold and Jim Lorimer prepare to host the grand event!

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2008 Live Webcast Coverage.
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Bodybuilding.com will be starting off this contest season by providing a free live webcast of the 2008 Iron Man Pro and Arnold Classic Sports Festival. Don't miss this opportunity to check out the exclusive coverage!

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2008 Arnold: The Charity After-Bash MEGA-PARTY '08!
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On March 1st, 2008 the Charity After-Bash will begin. Jason Dhir presents the party that is now twice the size from last year and is absolutely loaded.

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Previous Arnold Classic Coverage
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The 2007 Arnold Classic!   dotted line
The 2007 Arnold Classic!
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The 2007 Arnold Classic Weekend is really the greatest thing on the planet - With nearly 16,000 athletes and 130,000 people in attendance you can imagine! Check here for exclusive reviews, pics and results.

Winner of the 2007 Arnold Classic: Picture Of Victor Martinez Victor Martinez

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The 2006 Arnold Classic took place March 3-5, 2006 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. It was a great show!

Winner of the 2006 Arnold Classic: Picture Of Dexter Jackson Dexter Jackson

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The 2005 Arnold Weekend was by far the best ever. With an incredible lineup of professional bodybuilders, figure and fitness competitors and much more. If you weren,t there, you missed out! Dexter Jackson won in 2005.

Winner of the 2005 Arnold Classic: Picture Of Dexter Jackson Dexter Jackson

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2004 Arnold Classic.
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Who won each of the contests? Was there any surprise victories? Do you agree with the judges placings? Should Jay Cutler should have won in 2004?

Winner of the 2004 Arnold Classic: Picture Of Jay Cutler Jay Cutler

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With Chris Cormier in the line-up again, Jay Cutler had to bring an incredible package to the table after he won in 2002 with a perfect score!

Winner of the 2003 Arnold Classic: Picture Of Jay Cutler Jay Cutler

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2002 Arnold Classic.
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With a star packed line-up, Jay Cutler came to the Arnold with intentions to win big. And he did!

Winner of the 2002 Arnold Classic: Picture Of Jay Cutler Jay Cutler

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2001 Arnold Classic.
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After coming off a win at the 2000 Mr. Olympia, Ronnie Coleman brought a flawless physique to Ohio. Do you think he should have won?

Winner of the 2001 Arnold Classic: Picture Of Ronnie Coleman Ronnie Coleman

    Arrow Find All Of The Past Winners Of The Arnold Here.