Reliving Day 5 Action
Fire after winning Gold in Division 2 last night
Reliving Day 4 Action
Reliving Some Day 3 Action
Reliving Some Day 2 Action
Emergency Eddie ripping up the Mary Peters Track!
Competitors tackle the water jump in 2,000m steeplechase at Mary Peters Track!
Reliving Opening day 1!
The arena filling up as athletes take their seats after parading in opening
This had to be the best beard of the Opening Ceremony
The arena filling up as athletes take their seats after parading in Opening
Business and Realtor sponsors
The Last Straw Real Estate Services
Strawhomes.com has been a leading provider of the 2013 WPFG and has also improved our facilities tremendously by providing real estate agents as volunteers from all over the world including United States, Canada, and Europe. With their help all of our Athletes were able to find appropriate accommodations without having to dish out large sums on home rentals or hotel fees and have been tremendous in their efforts to mitigate the costs associated with the high housing fees. We sincerely thank our realty related sponsor for allowing us to provide condos and houses for these Athletes during their stay!
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services.
Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine.
The Danske Bank Group, is the largest bank in Denmark and one of the leading financial enterprises in Northern Europe.
Kukri are an international sportswear brand who specialise in making and selling kit for 75 different sports.
Deloitte offers integrated services that include Audit, Tax, Consulting and Corporate Finance.
COCA-COLA HELLENIC BOTTLING
Coca-Cola Hellenic are the official sponsor of the WPFG Volunteering Programme. They are also the Official Hydration Partner and Official Soft Drink Supplier.
Coca-Cola’s Powerade brand is the ‘Official Sports Drink’ of WPFG 2013.
Coca-Cola’s Deep RiverRock water brand is the ‘Official Water of WPFG 2013’.
Translink is Northern Ireland’s major integrated public transport provider of bus and train services (Metro, Ulsterbus, Goldline, NI Railways and Enterprise).
Translink is the Official Transport Partner for the 2013 World Police & Fire Games.
Food NI are the official food sponsor for the Games. Showcasing the best of local food and ingredients at sporting venues and Taste of Ulster restaurants they guarantee a great local food experience.
Scott Safety is a manufacturer of innovative respiratory protection, PPE, safety devices and a range of products to suit the needs of First Responders.
Donnelly Group is the largest independent vehicle dealer in Northern Ireland and is one of the most progressive motoring companies in the UK.
Getting Around Northern Ireland
Translink Bus and Train Services
T: +44 (0) 28 9066 6630, W: www.translink.co.uk
Passport Advice Line (UK) T: 0300 222 0000
UK nationals can travel without a passport but will need photographic identification. Individual airline and ferry company requirements can vary. Passports are not required for travel between Northern Ireland and the Republic. For further information, contact the British Embassy in your country of origin.
Bringing a pet?
UK Pet Travel Scheme helpline: T: +44 (0) 870 241 1710
T: 0845 606 2030 / +44 (0) 191 218 1999 (overseas)
You need to obtain a European Health Insurance card (EHIC) which will allow you to access state-provided healthcare in all European Economic Area (EEA) countries at a reduced cost or sometimes free of charge. You can apply online at their website or by telephone. Visitors are strongly advised to take out private travel insurance.
Sterling currency. Most large stores accept Euro, although generally you will get a better rate if you bring Sterling. Main credit cards are in general use but bring cash too. In main towns, bank hours are 09:30-16:30. Automatic
Teller Machines (ATMs) dispense cash at hundreds of locations, banks, garages and shopping centres. Bureau de Change are in larger bank branches, travel agents, the Belfast Welcome Centre, some other tourist information centres, big hotels and at a few visitor
To call Northern Ireland from abroad, dial 00 44 + area code (without 0)
+ local number. From the Republic of
Ireland, dial 048 + area code (without 0)
+ local number. From elsewhere in UK or to make an internal call, dial area code (with 0) + local number. To call the Republic from Northern Ireland, dial 00 353 + the area code (without 0)
+ local number.
T: +44 (0) 28 9024 6609
Belfast Welcome Centre is the only place that provides this service. £3 per item for up to 4hrs. £4.50 4hrs+. Last pick up is 15 minutes before closing.
Check your bill to see if a service charge has been made. If not and you’re satisfied with the service add 10-15%.
Pub Licensing Hours
Monday-Saturday: 11:30 – 23:00. Sunday: 12:30 – 22:00.
Some pubs with an Entertainment Licence can serve alcohol until 01:00. Club opening times vary.
Thursday is late night shopping until
21:00 (Castlecourt) or Wednesday – Friday (Victoria Square). Late night shopping varies in other towns/cities and may only include shopping centres/larger stores. On Sundays shops are open from 13:00 and stay open until 17:00/18:00 in Belfast and in many other towns/cities.
Dial 999 for emergency services. If your passport is lost or stolen, contact the local police station, embassy or consulate.
There are many accessible attractions throughout Northern Ireland. Please contact the venue to check accessibility provisions prior to visiting.
The 2013 World Police & Fire Games represents a fantastic opportunity for the general public to watch international competitors compete in a range of sports.
As well as the traditional sports seen at most international multi-sport events such as Track & Field, Swimming, Cycling, Rugby and Soccer, the World Police & Fire Games offers some quite unique events such as the Ultimate Firefighter, Muster and Toughest Competitor Alive!
VENUES AND SCHEDULE
Click here to download a venue map for all sports locations and the sports events schedule. For more details, including start times for each sport please visit the individual sports pages. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)28 9092 2181
Entry to most sport events at the Games is free and access to venues is on a first come, first served basis. There are exceptions for some events; due to restrictions no public access is available at the following venues:
- Hydebank Wood – Field and 3D Archery
- Ballykinler Training Centre – Biathlon, Pistol PAP & PPC, Rifle Large Bore and Small Bore, Shotgun – Sporting Clays and SWAT (access only for those with friends and family passes – please note that photographic identification will also be required)
- Athletes’ Village – Wrist Wrestling
Belvoir Park Golf Club, Malone Golf Club and Shandon Park Golf Club – there will be limited space available for the general public; access will be granted on a first come, first served basis. The designated viewing areas will be clearly identified at each venue.
The Stair Race at Obel Building will not have spectating areas, except from street level.
Saturday, 3 August 2013
1pm – Prejudging session. This session is unticketed – admission is on a first come first served basis.
7pm – Showcase. This event is ticketed and a limited number of tickets will be available to the general public from 10am on Saturday 3rd August 2013. These are only available from the Waterfront Hall counter.
Monday 5th – Wednesday 7th August 2013
6.00pm – doors open 5.30pm. Finish time 11.00pm
All bouts are open to the general public and no tickets are required.
Friday 9th August 2013 – Boxing Finals
6.00pm – doors open 5.30pm. Finish time 11.00pm
Tickets are available free of charge and will be on release from Monday 5 August at the Waterfront Hall and the Ulster Hall Box Office counters; tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone without advance tickets may also queue outside the venue on the day of finals and will be allowed access if space is available.
OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES
A limited number of tickets were available to the public for the Opening Ceremony but due to fantastic demand, these have now all been allocated. The ceremony will however be streamed live on the internet worldwide at www.bbc.co.uk/ni
The Closing Ceremony is not open to the general public.
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