Coronavirus is hardly an unknown to the world now, but the bad news is Arnold Sports Festival events are going to suffer due to this.
2020 is not a good year for anyone of us, and it can be clearly seen due to the happenings which are happening right now.
However, it’s necessary to remain calm and take the necessary precautions needed to protect yourself from Coronavirus.
Covid-19 is getting serious day by day, and even a few days back, President Trump ordered to free up $ 50 billion in Federal Resources.
But surely, various other countries are talking about their own measures.
All the sports events, schools, and businesses are getting closed down around the world, and this is due to Covid-19.
On the other hand, bodybuilding events are also getting affected and will not be carried on as scheduled. Arnold Classic Australia and Brazil are one of those events.
Not long ago, the Ohio Classic competition and EXPO was scheduled to be conducted on time.
Still, these got canceled, and now according to the news, the fans can only attend the finals of this competition.
Undoubtedly, EXPO brings millions of dollars to the local economy, which was a real problem for Columbus.
But yes, when it comes to the safety of the people, nothing could be of that much importance.
Moreover, the Arnold Classic Brazil and Australia were only a few days away, and now these two events are announced to postpone.
A lot of sources have confirmed the cancellation of those events, and so the country has warned to ban public gatherings of no more than 500 people.
It is with regret that we have to announce the cancellation of the Pro classes at the Arnold Classic Australia this coming week
The severe travel restrictions being imposed in many countries make it impossible to guarantee that we can get our athletes here to Australia, or to be able to return safely home
The health and safety of all involved is what has made this decision our only possible and responsible course of action with our international athletes
We await further advice regarding the expo, the amateur pro qualifier and the other many events we have planned
Things are changing every hour
At this moment, we have no official direction, guidance or correspondence from our state government
This is uncharted territory and we will do whatever possible to safeguard the health and best interests of all concerned
More to come
Even IFBB Pro Nathan De Asha has confirmed this news, which is one of the athletes of Arnold Classic Australia, and he also expressed his aggression over his Instagram account.
The event surely had a super big line-up with top-class competing guys, including Dexter Jackson, and Big Ramy.
But it was a bad call for De Asha as he was prevented from partaking in the competition in Ohio at the Arnold Classic, all because of coronavirus.
A lot of hype was created due to this event, and there was so much excitement among the fans, but it seems that it is not going to happen.
2020 is really a bad year so far due to various happenings.
Surely the virus is at its extreme and not allowing the events to be continued on the scheduled dates.
It’s unfortunate news for all the Arnold Sports Festival fans that this event has got postponed.
But event management cannot take the risk of any precious life, and so have forbidden the conduct of any kind of sporting event due to coronavirus.
Let’s hope for the best, and we really have to wait to see how we can settle with coronavirus.
Reda is an ACE Certified Nutritionist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt and bodybuilder with 11 years of experience. He's been published on many influential websites such as lifehack.org, Wealthy Gorilla, Good Men Project and more.