08/30/2011

Video: 2011 World Police & Fire Games open in NYC

A brief disruption by Hurricane Irene cancelled events this past weekend, but all games resumed Monday

By PoliceOne Staff

NEW YORK — Police officers and firefighters are gathering in New York City for the largest multi-sport event outside of the Summer Olympics.

The World Police & Fire Games opened last Friday and will continue until Sunday, drawing an expected 18,000 first responders to compete in 69 different sports.

A brief disruption by Hurricane Irene cancelled events this past weekend, but all games resumed Monday.

Sports include hockey, baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming and judo.

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