The World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) came to Belfast for the first time from 1st - 10th August 2013. It featured almost 7,000 competitors across 56 sports at 41 venues, with 3,500 volunteers. The WPFG is a biennial event for serving and retired police, fire, prison and border security officers. WPFG is the third largest international multi-sport event in the world and the largest ever sporting event to take place in Northern Ireland. The concept of promoting sport and fraternity within the police and fire fighting communities began in 1967, with the staging of the first ever California Police Olympics. This concept grew and led to the establishment of the World Police & Fire Games Federation (WPFGF) in 1983, with the first Games taking place in San Jose in 1985.
Once all the athletes had completed their circuit of the stadium and taken their seats, it was the turn of the weird (and often shit) "artistic" displays which often accompany such opening ceremonies. I have no idea what this was supposed to be but it had flying bath tubs and steam punk styley costumes
Full view this ceremonial bugger!