Big guns, big city

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Recognized as the largest event of its kind in the world, the Arnold Sports Festival once again brought thousands of fitness enthusiasts to Downtown Columbus. We visited the packed Columbus Convention Center on Saturday to watch more than a dozen athletic competitions, including table tennis, gymnastics, fencing, kickboxing and power lifting. After a long day at the Arnold, we enjoyed dinner at Due Amici followed by dancing on the patio at Spice Bar. The many visitors really enhanced the night and gave Columbus a big-city feel. In fact, while walking around the crowded Downtown streets, one entourage member commented, "This feels like being in Chicago!"