Police & Fire Games!
Speaking of games, the World Police & Fire Games are also going on now: the largest multi-venue international sporting event ever hosted in this region, with 10,000 athletes from 60 countries competing over a 10-day period. 25,000 came for the opening ceremonies at RFK. Here, Fairfax Co Police Chief Edwin Roessler and Sheriff Stacey Kincaid flank 2012 Olympic gold medalist Katla Harrison after she awarded medals to the medal winners in Judo.
The Greek basketball team at the GMU Recreation Center wore shirts that said Will You Marry Me as their teammate proposed to his girlfriend after their game. She said yes! All the athletes also hold full-time jobs as law enforcement officers and career firefighters. The games, free and open to the public, range from badminton and bodybuilding to Judo and soccer. Complimentary tickets and more info on the games here. Closing ceremonies are this Sunday, July 5, at Wolf Trap.