Arnie's awesome multi-sport festival

Arnold Shwarzenegger Hong Kong show

We’re all looking forward to watching the Summer Olympics this month, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself face to face with top international athletes, in a setting where you can discuss, learn and share?

The Arnold Classic Asia Multi-Sport Festival, running from August 20 to 21 at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), provides you with the perfect opportunity to do just that. Live sport, health and fitness workshops and even a seminar by the event’s founder, Arnold Schwarzenegger himself, are included in the exciting line-up of events.

Among leading venues in the Asia-Pacific region, AWE has successfully attracted the show (the world’s largest, annual multi-sport festival) to Hong Kong. What will be the city’s largest ever sport event promises to bring together a powerhouse of both international and local elite sportsmen. Designed to attract health and fitness enthusiasts of all ages, all manner of sports are represented, ranging from chess and table tennis to arm wrestling and the martial arts.

In addition to the interactive workshops and live sport events, AWE expects to play host to over 300 big-name brands. You’ll find the latest health and fitness products, nutritional supplements and related services all under one roof, plus information on current trends and developments in the industry.

Through training and competition, sport encourages children to set goals, develop their stamina and build their physique. It helps them cultivate teamwork, develop a mental and physical balance, and grow up healthy and happy. For this reason, I hope you will join me in bringing your children along to the Arnold Classic Asia Multi-Sport Festival. There are plenty of interactive parent-child activities on offer to entertain, educate and inspire. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to have fun here in Lantau.

Contributed by Lantau Development Alliance founding chairman, Allen Ha

The Lantau Development Alliance (LaDA) is a group of local organisations and enterprises on Lantau that have come together to promote the social and economic development of the island. Visit


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