62 sports. 70 countries. 34 venues.
The first Police Olympics were held in San Diego, California, in 1967. San Diego Police Lieutenant (Lt) Veon Nyhus recognized the need to promote physical fitness and camaraderie among members of the law enforcement community. Lt Nyhus came up with the idea of the Police Olympics and created the competition with an eye towards promoting physical fitness and sport as a means for officers to improve their overall fitness, reduce stress and increase their professional abilities. That first year, 504 competitors registered to compete in 16 sports held over 2 days. What began in 1967 as the California Police Olympics is continuing to spread its influence across the United States of America and throughout the world. Today, a number of Police and Fire multi-sport athletic programs take place throughout the United States and in several countries around the world.
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