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Updates for 1st Aug 2013

The World Police and Fire Games 2013

The 2013 World Police and Fire Games will begin on 1st August 2013 with an Opening Ceremony at a specially constructed arena at The King’s Hall complex which will celebrate the diversity of Northern Ireland and showcase local talent in music and dance.

Brian will be performing at The Opening Ceremony of this largest sporting event to take place in Northern Ireland. Over the next 10 days, competitors from 67 countries will take part in sports ranging from wrist wrestling to the "toughest competitor alive" contest. Over the course of the games, police officers, prison officers and firefighters from across the world will compete in 56 different sports at 42 different venues. The largest contingent of athletes is from America.

BBC Northern Ireland brings live, full coverage of the opening ceremony of the 20th World Police & Fire Games in Belfast, please visit for streaming details. Coverage will begin from 6.30pm (BST).

Alan Simpson Live at the World Police & Fire Games

BBC Radio Ulster presenter Alan Simpson is broadcasting live today from the Kings Hall to capture all the atmosphere of the Opening Ceremony of the World Police and Fire Games. Brian will be a guest on his show today at approx 15:30.

You can listen online at