Wim de Rooij, CEO World Police & Fire Games Rotterdam 2021: “So there you are in Chengdu with the flag of the World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) in your hands. After 30 years of being involved in this wonderful event, a dream begins to come true. Why the dream?
“I have a dream”
Back in 2013, at our first bid presentation in Belfast, I opened my speech with “I have a dream”. My words did not have the same intention as those of Dr Martin Luther King, the well-known defender of equal civil rights. No, my dream was to bring the World Police & Fire Games to Rotterdam, and to introduce the competitors and their family and friends to the beautiful city. In all the years that I have been involved in the WPFG, I have always been received with great hospitality in the cities that were organizing the WPFG at that time. It makes you realize that Rotterdam is also a city that has everything to offer, and in my dream I can already see the event taking place.