The World Police and Fire Games

The World Police and Fire Games takes place every other year. It is an athletic even that is open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel throughout the globe, comprising a wide range of individual and team sports.

The WPFG was established by the World Police and Fire Games Federation that is based in San Diego, California.

The Games has over 10,000 participants, just a little more than the participants than the Summer Olympic Games. It also exceeded the third position holder which is The Commonwealth Games. 

During the early 2010s, the United Kingdom hosted all three events consecutively—the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the 2013 World Police and Fire Games in Belfast, Ireland and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

In 1967, the first California Police Olympics was held. The idea of the Games started to evolve and led to create the World Police and Fire Games Federation – it is a non-profit organization that is ran by the Californian Police Athletics Federation.

In 1985, the first WPFG were held in San Jose, California with almost 5,000 participants.

The largest participants of the WPFG were held in New York, New York with over 16,000 athletes from 59 different countries.

Montréal was orginally set to host the 2017 Montreal World Police and Fire Games, however the Montreal Firefighters Association called for a boycott of the event, which was supported by other groups around thw rold and subsequently the host city decided to withdraw.

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