Arnie's back ... in Africa


28 May 2016 - Hollywood actor and former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Johannesburg for the inaugural SA showcasing of the Arnold Classic Worldwide Sports Festival.

JOHANNESBURG - Hollywood actor and former US Governer, Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Johannesburg for the Arnold Classic Worldwide Sports Festival.




The annual multi-sport event, named after the former professional body builder, celebrates various sporting codes, particularly body-building and fitness.

While held globally in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, it is now launching it&39;s unaugural South African showcasing, which includes an exhibition extravaganza.

Boxing will be one of the main sporting codes under the spotlight as some of the country&39;s top talent is showcased, with six fights on display- three of those, title fights.

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Forty-six other sporting codes will also share the stage during the 3-day event at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Watch a live stream of the event here.

No stranger to paparazzi and bright lights, Arnie -- the seven-time &39;Mr Olympia&39; -- maintains his mainstream presence across social media platforms, and has been keeping South Africans abreast with his Tweets about the event.



The Arnold Classic South Africa, which coincides with All-Africa month, runs until Sunday 29 May.



* For more news on the Expo, watch the full video report by Shahied Joseph in the gallery above.