Abu Dhabi 4 November 2017
With a spectacular opening ceremony at the Police Academy in Abu Dhabi the 2nd USIP World Police Games were started. Atletes from 44 countries entered the exercise area carrying their country flags and shields watched by the big audience with delegation leaders and other honored guests. The combination of a spectacular and modern show with at the end the traditional aspects of the United Arab Emirates made the opening ceremony an unforgettable event for the atletes and the audience.
The USIP president Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah said during his speech that Police Sports connect Police officiers from all over the World. Sport is a excellent tool to share experience, friendship and knowledge with each other. The USIP president said that the 2nd USIP World Police Games will show the community that Police officers are fit for the job. He wished all athletes a fair play and a lot of success. During his opening speech the undersecretary of the Ministery of Interior Lt.General Saif Abdullah Al Safar said that the UAE Ministry of Interior who host and support the preparations made this great event possible since the start of the preparations 2 years ago. The organizing committee of the UAE Police Sport Federation and the committees of the USIP had a big challenge to organize this event and finally managed to register 44 Countries with more than 900 participants . The 44 countries will take part at 4 Police related sport disciplines such as practical service pistol shooting, swimming, judo and jiu-jitsu.