World Police & Fire Games 2022: one year to go

Rotterdam, July 29, 2021 – In just one year’s time, the World Police & Fire Games 2022 will take place in Rotterdam. No fewer than 10,000 competitors from 70 countries are taking part in 63 sports at these international Games for Police, Fire, Customs and Corrections Services personnel.

At an impressive session in Rotterdam Ahoy in the presence of Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb, the director of WPFG2022, Eva van der Vegt, provided invited guests and the media with an update on this major and above all unique mixed-sport event that is coming to the Netherlands for the first time in history.

Encounters, sportsmanship & respect
“The World Police & Fire Games 2022 utilise sport as a means to create encounters between public safety workers. In addition, we want to stimulate sportsmanship and generate respect for all those public safety workers who are there for us day and night. That is why the motto of this edition is: In Sport We Unite,” said Eva van der Vegt.
Rotterdam, the beating heart of WPFG2022
During WPFG2022, there will be no fewer than 30 locations – spread throughout the Netherlands – where activities are being organized. Rotterdam is the beating heart of this unique event.

Besides the many sporting components and side events in Rotterdam, an Athletes Village will be created on Willemsplein. It will be a vibrant meeting place for everyone involved in the Games. In addition to valuable encounters, a cultural program and sports demonstrations can be enjoyed here.

Mayor Aboutaleb is proud that Rotterdam is organizing the 19th edition: “This major event gives public safety workers from all over the world the unique opportunity to meet each other in a sporting environment, share their sometimes intense experiences and make contacts. The city of Rotterdam is delighted to act as a stage for the World Police & Fire Games.”

Ellie Lust ambassador WPFG2022
In addition to a demonstration of the service-related sports that can be seen during WPFG2022, Ellie Lust was today introduced in Rotterdam Ahoy as WPFG2022 ambassador. Ellie competed in the volleyball section of the WPFG in Memphis, Tennessee in 1991.

She has experienced how valuable it is to meet fellow public safety workers in a sporting setting, and for that reason Ellie is delighted to make a contribution to WPFG2022.

Together with Mayor Aboutaleb and Eva van der Vegt, she unveiled the campaign visual.

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Photo's: ©Annemieke van der Togt