IPA GAMES 2022 - 2nd Games in Montenegro a huge Success

07 Jun 2022


 

The 2nd IPA Games took place from 8-13 May 2022 in the wonderful seaside resort of Bar, in Montenegro.

The event was attended by more than 500 athletes plus over 700 visitors from 26 countries! A global celebration of Police sports and friendship! The sports competitions involved: indoor football, beach volleyball, 3x3 basketball, shooting, table tennis, as well as running (5,000 m) for both men and women, and by age categories. The performance level of the athletes was high, and they gave us all a unique spectacle!

IPA Montenegro section did its best, leaving everyone with fantastic impressions! Flawless facilities, perfect hotels, a meticulous organisation, and plenty of surprises!  During the opening ceremony, the flag of Montenegro and the flag of the Games were dropped from the sky with two paratroopers, and the programme also included a demonstration of firefighting on a ship, and a rescue by helicopter!

The message shared was: no to Covid, no to war, but yes to friendship and solidarity!

As Chairperson of the IPA Socio-Cultural Commission, I feel completely justified. The hard work of 3 years, both of the commission and of the organising section, brought the desired result and much more!

I congratulate and thank all athletes and coaches, the organisers, the volunteers, plus also the Police and the Local Authorities who wholeheartedly supported the IPA Games.

The Delegates will decide at the IPA World Congress in Spain in October where the next Games will be held in 2024. Montenegro raised the bar very high!

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HVALA IPA MONTENEGRO!

Servo per Amikeco,

Kyriakos Karkalis, IPA Vice President & Chairperson Socio-Cult. Commission