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Police Officers, Firefighters From Around the World Compete in Los Angeles

The Olympics-style international competition continues through Aug. 16

Competition begins in earnest Tuesday in the 2017 World Police & Fire Games, with events in 20 sports throughout the Los Angeles area.

Tuesday's events include boxing and wrestling at the Los Angeles Convention Center, bowling at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, a cycling time trial in Acton, racquetball at The Claremont Club, shooting at the Los Angeles Police Academy, softball at Big League Dreams in West Covina, tennis at Griffith Park and track and field at West Los Angeles College.

Approximately 8,000 active and retired police officers and firefighters from more than 70 nations will compete in 65 events in the biennial 11-day Olympics-style competition, which will continue through Aug. 16.

Cycling races were held Sunday and Monday and the opening ceremony Monday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

LAPD Officers Michael Braun, Jahna Rinaldi and Yvette Holcombe won medals in Monday's hill climb cycling race in Castaic.

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