World Police and Fire Games 2013

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15 th World Police and Fire Games 2013 was held from August 1-10 at Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK). The games featured almost 7,000 competitors from 67 countries across 56 sports.US topped the medal tally followed by Spain, UK and Canada while India finished 11th with 51 gold, 29 silver and 12 silver medals.
Medal Tally:
  • 1 ) US: 248 gold, 182 silver & 150 bronze
  • 2 ) Spain: 154 gold, 131 silver & 104 bronze
  • 3 ) UK: 147 gold, 107 silver & 72 bronze
Introduction:
The World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) is a biennial athletic event, open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel worldover. 
The Games, attracting approximately 10,000 entrants, is just a tad fewer than the Summer Olympics.It, in fact, exceeds the third position holder the Commonwealth Games in terms of number of participants.
 
Some facts:
First World Police & Fire Games: San Jose, California (US) in 1985
Next games: Fairfax County, Virginia, (US) in 2015
The largest: WPFG 2011: with over 16,000 athletes in attendance from 59 nations in New York, (US)
Hosts:
US: 6 times (1985, 87, 91, 93, 2001,2011)
Canada: 4 times (1989, 97, 2005 & 2009)
Australia: 2 times (1995 & 2007)
Sweden, Spain & UK: Once (1999, 2003 & 2013 respectively)
First Asian Host: China (proposed in 2019)
 
Britain's Treble:
2012 Summer Olympics in London 
2013 World Police and Fire Games in Belfast, Northern Ireland & 
2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland
 
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