Day 1: Opening Ceremony

Today, the World Police & Fire Games was officially opened. During the spectacular Opening Ceremony, athletes from the participating country teams took centre stage. The stadium of Dutch Football club Feyenoord, De Kuip, was filled with 5500 athletes from all over the world during the Athlete’s March of which no less than 1500 athletes from the Netherlands! Additionally, Friends & Family as well as other spectators cheered them on from the stands.

In accordance with tradition, all the athletes in the stadium took the oath. Additionally, the flame was lit in the host city and the WPFG flag was extraordinarily delivered from Chengdu, China to Rotterdam in a police helicopter. The class of 2022 were awarded and the flags were raised.

The show was filled with music from top artists Chris Deluxe, Koen Herfst and Matt Simons. The official anthem of the World Police & Fire Games 2022, In Sport We Unite, is also available to stream now here!

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