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World Police and Fire Games begin in Los Angeles




Police recruits attend their graduation ceremony at LAPD Headquarters where rappers Snoop Dogg and The Game led a peaceful demonstration outside on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, in what they called an effort to promote unity in the aftermath of the deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas.

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Police recruits attend their graduation ceremony at LAPD Headquarters where rappers Snoop Dogg and The Game led a peaceful demonstration outside on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, in what they called an effort to promote unity in the aftermath of the deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas. / AFP / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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While the Olympics won't be in Los Angeles until 2028, the city is currently getting a sneak preview of what it looks like to have thousands of athletes descend on the city.

Yesterday, more than 10,000 athletes from over 70 different countries came to LA to kick off the 32nd World Police and Fire Games. They will compete in 56 different sports during the next two weeks.

There are classics like cycling and wrestling, and more unusual competitions, like pistol shooting and an ultimate firefighter competition.

And all the athletes are a mix of active - and retired - police officers and firefighters.

Take Two spoke with LAPD Senior Lead Officer Eric Mollinedo, who also serves as a cycling coordinator for the games.

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