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Brazil: Schwarzenegger inaugurates 'Arnold Sports Festival' in Sao Paulo

Brazil, Sao Paulo
April 13, 2019 at 04:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Arnold Schwarzenegger, legendary bodybuilder and one-time governor of California, was the star of the show at the launch of his Arnold Sports Festival in Sao Paulo on Friday.

The 71-year-old Hollywood star was greeted by scores of fans at the opening ceremony, during which bodybuilding athletes competed on stage.

Schwarzenegger said that this Sports Festival gives an equal opportunity to all people, and most importantly people with a handicap to "compete and to be respected."

The Arnold Sports Festival takes place in Sao Paulo from April 12 to 14.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, legendary bodybuilder and one-time governor of California, was the star of the show at the launch of his Arnold Sports Festival in Sao Paulo on Friday.

The 71-year-old Hollywood star was greeted by scores of fans at the opening ceremony, during which bodybuilding athletes competed on stage.

Schwarzenegger said that this Sports Festival gives an equal opportunity to all people, and most importantly people with a handicap to "compete and to be respected."

The Arnold Sports Festival takes place in Sao Paulo from April 12 to 14.

W/S Former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger walks through crowd, Sao Paulo

M/S Schwarzenegger

W/S Schwarzenegger

M/S Schwarzenegger on stage

W/S Bodybuilding contests

M/S Bodybuilding contest

M/S Bodybuilding contests

M/S Bodybuilding contests

M/S Bodybuilding contest

M/S Bodybuilding contests

W/S Arnold Schwarzenegger speaking on stage *UPSOUND*: "We have record numbers this time. We have literally: 12,000 athletes in fourteen different sports participating here today."

M/S Bodybuilding contests

SOT, Arnold Schwarzenegger, former athlete and actor: "People that are physically handicapped, no matter what the handicap is, will be allowed to train and to compete and to be respected equally."

M/S Schwarzenegger *CUTAWAY*

SOT, Arnold Schwarzenegger, former athlete and actor: "I want to make sure that people did the special Olympians, that the intellectually handicapped that they have a right to participate and to go to compete, be respected."

W/S Schwarzenegger cutting red tape

M/S Schwarzenegger with red tape

W/S Schwarzenegger posing for photo with children

M/S Schwarzenegger posing for photo with children

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