The 2022 Arnold Sports Festival UK (ASFUK) will happen on Sept. 23-25, 2022, in Birmingham, England. The Festival’s namesake, energy sports activities and Hollywood icon Arnold Schwarzenegger, is not going to be in attendance. The 2022 Arnold Classic UK and the 2022 Arnold Strongman Classic UK contests are part of the general Festival. 

In a proper assertion launched on Sept. 22, 2022, Executive Director of the Arnold Sports Festival, Brian Flowers, famous that Schwarzenegger wouldn’t be in attendance at this yr’s version due to monetary points behind the scenes

“While Gov. Schwarzenegger very much wished to attend, we were informed that financial obligations to a variety of people had not been met and requested assurances that the financial commitments to all competitors be satisfied by having monies put it in escrow for them,” Flowers wrote. “As a result of the Promoter’s failure to do so and the fact we were never able to reach an agreement with the Promoter regarding details of the appearance, Gov. Schwarzenegger will not appear in-person.”

The ASFUK Instagram web page launched its personal assertion. It clarified that followers who’ve particular occasion tickets to the Festival could be contacted at an undisclosed time:

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With the hiccup between Schwarzenegger’s non-attendance and promoters, the opposite vital change to the ASFUK is that the Festival can have a brand new identify, “Experience With Sports Festival UK,” transferring ahead. Whether this alteration would happen instantly for the 2022 version or go into impact in 2023 was not disclosed. 

“We are looking forward to growing the Experience With Sports Festival UK, and we are eager to bring you on this journey with us,” the ASFUK Instagram web page wrote. 

2022 will mark the second straight event that Schwarzenegger doesn’t attend the Festival. He missed the inaugural version after issues with COVID-19. 

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The 2022 ASFUK options numerous tentpole contests involving sports activities like powerlifting, CrossFit, and bodybuilding. The standing of the latter phase — the 2022 Arnold Classic UK — was addressed by the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro League in an announcement launched on Sept. 22, 2022.

The group, led by President Jim Manion, assured that “all IFBB Pro League athletes who place at the 2022 ASF will be paid.” The 2022 Arnold Classic UK options 9 divisions from the Men’s Open and 212 to Women’s Physique and Bikini. 

At the time of this writing, the 2022 ASFUK is continuing as deliberate. In the occasion of any new developments or updates, Breaking Muscle will alter this info accordingly. 

Featured picture: @arnoldsportsuk on Instagram