Columbus, Ohio: Statue of Arnold SchwarzeneggerAn 8-foot-tall bronze sculpture of the musclebound bodybuilder-actor-politician, erected in 2012, commemorates his 1970 Mr. World title at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. The Auditorium was bulldozed in 2014, but the statue was saved and moved downtown.
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Recent pilgrimage to the statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Columbus, Ohio.[Sarah / Travelswithchoppy.com, 05/21/2014]
Schwarzenegger was Pro Mr. World there in 1970 (the statue pose is a larger-than-life Arnold as Mr. Olympia). The Arnold Sports Festival endures as an annual professional bodybuilders event in Columbus.
One of Columbus' more embarrassing landmarks...[Kylie, 07/27/2012]
Many savvy towns would kill for a Mr. World bodybuilding sculpture of Arnold. Interested, Sacramento?
In 1970, Arnold Schwarzenegger won the body-building title of "Mr. World" at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio. In 2012, Arnold returned to Veterans Memorial, now remodeled as an event center, and unveiled an 8-foot-tall, 600 pound bronze statue of himself -- an exact copy of a statue installed only a couple of months earlier at the Schwarzenegger Museum in Austria. It depicts Arnold at the bulky apex of his body-building career, every muscle defined, biceps bulging, and in tiny tights as he flexes for the traffic driving past on US 40.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 03/04/2012]