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„The 8th USPE EPC Table Tennis take place in Bratislava/Slovak Republic from the 19th – 23rd September 2019."

At the morning of the 20th September 2019, the opening ceremony took place in the competition hall. Around 100 athletes from 17 member countries competing at this event for the single, double, mix double matches as well the team competition.

At the Opening Ceremony, Secretary of the State in the Ministry of the Interior, Mr. Michal Bagačka, and the President of UNITOP Slovakia, Stanislav Zatorsky, welcomed the participants on behalf of the organizer, followed by USPE Vice-President, Dr. Josef Haupt, who officially opened the 8th USPE European Police Championships Table Tennis.

After the Opening Ceremony the first matches started in the team competition, which will have the finals on Saturday, 21st September 2019.

Dirk Weninger
USPE Technical Delegate

EPC Tabletennis 2019

EPC Tabletennis 2019

EPC Tabletennis 2019



„17. USPE Europäische Polizeimeisterschaften (EPM) im Schießen 2019 in Suhl/Deutschland"

Am 20. Juni 2019 ging mit einer feierlichen Abschlussveranstaltung im Festsaal des Ringberghotels in Suhl eine gelungene und ereignisreiche Europäische Polizeimeisterschaft im Schießen zu Ende. Nachdem die letzten Siegerehrungen vollzogen, besondere Auszeichnungen des Veranstalters und der Union Sportive des Polices d’Europe (USPE) verliehen sowie herausragende Verdienste rund um den Schießsport mit der höchsten Anerkennung der USPE, der „Medal of Honor“, gewürdigt wurden, erklärte der Generalsekretär, Herr Andreas Röhner, die 17. Europäischen Polizeimeisterschaften im Schießen offiziell für beendet.

Begonnen hatte alles bereits vor drei Jahren, als das Deutsche Polizeisportkuratorium sich für die Ausrichtung der besagten Meisterschaft entschied. Das Schießsportzentrum in Suhl bietet, als eine der beliebtesten Anlagen der Welt, beste Trainings- und Wettkampfbedingungen für Sportschützen. Aus diesem Grund legte das DPSK die vertrauensvolle Aufgabe der Ausrichtung einer solch anspruchsvollen EPM in die Hände der Thüringer Polizei.

Zunächst übernahm Polizeidirektor Andreas Röhner die Projektleitung, übergab diese nach seiner Wahl zum USPE Generalsekretär dann an die Leiterin der Bildungseinrichtungen der Thüringer Polizei, Frau Polizeidirektorin Heike Langguth. Gemeinsam mit ihrem hochmotivierten und engagierten Organisationsteam realisierte sie eine hervorragende Europäische Polizeimeisterschaft.

Alle anwesenden Athleten, Betreuer und Delegierten konnten spannende und faire Wettkämpfe miterleben, in denen sich über die sportlichen Höchstleistungen hinaus Kollegen über Ländergrenzen hinweg kennen lernten, Verständnis füreinander weiterentwickelten und Freundschaften schlossen. Genau diese Erfahrungen waren es, die die Veranstaltung zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis für alle Anwesenden machten.

Ein besonderer Dank gilt dem DPSK unter der Leitung von Herrn Ralf Flohr; dem Freistaat Thüringen und insbesondere dem Bildungszentrum der Thüringer Polizei; dem gesamten Organisationsteam der EPM Schießen; dem Technischen Delegierten der USPE für die Sportart Schießen, Herrn Jörg Hirschberger; allen beteiligten Schiedsrichtern unter der Führung von Herrn David Goodfellow; dem Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Suhl, Herrn André Knapp; dem Ringberghotel sowie dem Schießsportzentrum.

Ein Großer Dank geht auch an Herrn Jan Poulsen (Dänemark); Herrn Børge Bladsgaard Jensen (Dänemark); Herrn Leif Birger Bø (Norwegen) und Herrn Phil Smith (Vereinigtes Königreich), die für ihr Engagement im Schießsport mit der „ USPE Medal of Honor“ ausgezeichnet wurden, genau wie an die sportlich fairen und kameradschaftlichen Delegationen aus den Mitgliedsländern der USPE.


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„Draw for the Final Round of the 4th USPE European Police Championships Volleyball Women 2019“

On Tuesday, June 18th, 2019, the draw for the Final Round of the 4th USPE European Police Championships Volleyball Women took place within the 17th USPE European Police Championships Shooting 2019 in Suhl/Germany. In the presence of the Secretary General, the General Treasurer, the Technical Delegate for the sport of Volleyball and representatives of the participating member countries of the Union Sportive des Polices d’Europe, the lot decided the group classification of the eight finalists. From October 7th to October 14th, 2019 these eight teams will fight for the title “USPE European Police Champion in Women's Volleyball 2019” in Prague/Czech Republic.

>> Draw for the final round

Stefanie Radenovic
Office of the Secretary General

Auslosung Volleyball women 2019

Auslosung Volleyball women 2019

Auslosung Volleyball women 2019

Auslosung Volleyball women 2019



„USPE European Police Championships Volleyball Women 2019 – Preliminary Round of Group D“

The German Police Sport Federation (DPSK) organized the preliminary round group D from 11th – 14th June 2019 in Hannover, Germany, between the guests from Norway and France and the hosts team from Germany.
The German team is well known and feared by other teams for their high level and they let no doubt about which team that shall go to Prague later this year.
The German team won both matches 3 : 0 and the team is as winner of group D qualified for the final round.
The match between Norway and France was more close. Norway won 1st set, but the French team showed big fight and won the next three set.
All matches was held in a very friendly atmosphere and even though all teams cannot participate in the final round this year we hope to see all teams for the next EPC Volley for Women.

Thank you to DPSK for a very well organized preliminary round. The organizing team is very experienced in organizing events like this and everything was carried out in a very high and professional level.

The detailed results are available on the USPE homepage in the category “Volleyball”.

Ole K. Jacobsen
Technical delegate

Photos: Hauke Schilling

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Volleyball women 2019

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Volleyball women 2019

Volleyball women 2019



„USPE European Police Championships Volleyball Women 2019 – Preliminary Round of Group C“

Police Sport UK have been entrusted to organise the preliminary Group C of the qualification for the Final Round of the USPE EPC Volleyball Women 2019.
From 10th - 13th June 2019 the teams of Hungary, Finland and United Kingdom have been invited to Stirling to play their matches.
Unfortunately Finland had to cancel their participation due to professional reasons, so only Hungary and United Kingdom had to match for winning the group and qualifying for the Final Round.
Hungary has won this match 3:0 and has been qualified as the winner of the group. United Kingdom as second has to wait the other results to qualify as one of the best two second.
Police Sport UK has been very hospitable and organised this event in a professional way and standard.

Dirk Weninger
Member of the USPE Technical Commission

 

Volleyball women 2019

Volleyball women 2019



„1st USPE Cup Obstacle Running, 22nd – 24th May 2019 in Amsterdam / Netherlands“

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The 1st USPE Cup in Obstacle Course Running took place in Amsterdam, Netherlands from the 22st – 24th May 2019, was hosted by NPSB (Nederlandse Politie Sportbond). 64 Athletes from 9 Countries participated in the USPE Cup. The participating countries were: Netherlands (Host), Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, and Switzerland. In total there were 47 Men & 17 Women on the start list.


Obstacle CUP

In the Men’s Team Event, all 9 countries had the minimum required number of 3 Men to count towards scoring in the team results. In the Women’s Team Event, 5 countries had the minimum required number of 2 Women to count towards scoring in the team results. These countries were: Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands.


Obstacle CUP

The race was something new to the USPE Calendar and because of this it would be exciting to see how it would fit within the ethos of Police Sports. The course was 10km in length and it was a two loop (5km) course with 60 obstacles (30 obstacles repeated twice on the two loops). The men’s race started at 10:00 am and the women’s race started at 10:05 am. Both races were very exciting to watch. In both races the athletes started together when the gun was fired and sprinted about 200-300m toward the first obstacle which was a high wooden frame about 15 metres in height. For all the athletes, it was a case of getting to the obstacle first and pulling yourself up a rope and going over the top and back down. With this obstacle completed the fastest, most agile and strongest would be in a position to lead out the race from the beginning. In both the men’s and women’s race a small group headed off together leaving the chasing pack. From this point, spectators could see the dynamic of what was to unfold for the various standards of athletes from each country. The major rule which was in each athletes head was in relation to the wristband they were wearing… The rule stated that if you failed to complete an obstacle, the wristband would be removed from your wrist and this would incur a ‘1 hour time penalty’. It was obvious through the effort of every athlete that this would seriously affect their own result, but more crucially the result of the team. It was at Obstacle No.1 that something very special was witnessed – “Great teamwork by many countries”. The fastest and strongest had departed Obstacle No.1 but those that remained needed the help of their fellow team mates by the assistance of hand to foot when the strength to lift their own body weight up and over the high rope and frame had become too much. This start to this exciting race immediately summed up everything we strive for in the spirit of USPE and in our Police duties…. Team-work, tactics, strength, endurance. ….. On each team you could see the athletes immediately reassess the race that was now unfolding at this difficult first obstacle. Some teams let their strongest athletes go ahead but for those of similar ability – they decided to partner up and leave no man/woman behind. They decided that the team would only be as strong as their last person. This was fantastic to see.


Obstacle CUP

In the men’s race Hrdina Pavel, (Czech Republic), Thomas Buyle (Belgium) and Gerrit te Grotenhuis (Netherlands) closed in on the half way point close enough together. Some athletes were stronger runners and some were stronger climbers. This made for exciting viewing because when one athlete pulled away or closer on the running, another athlete would do the same while climbing or tackling the obstacle. Thomas Buyle (Belgium) took a decisive lead right on halfway from Hrdina Pavel (Czech Republic).


Obstacle CUP

In the women’s race Sandra van den Brink (Netherlands) was looking very strong at 5km and she had a good lead from Kristyna Hurkova (Czech Republic). Going into the 2nd half of the race she was looking like the favourite to win, but with 30 obstacles to go, it would be interesting to see if she could withstand the fatigue that was showing on many athletes.


Obstacle CUP

Back in the men’s race, Thomas Buyle (Belgium) was strong throughout the next 30 obstacles and although he had more than 1 minute to spare over Pavel (Czech Rep.) in 2nd place, there was one final obstacle which would be new to every athlete; and which could decide their fate, if they were not strong enough to finish the race out.


Obstacle CUP

‘The High Wall followed by the sequence of hanging ropes’ waited for athletes at the very end. Here you would need to scale the wall and then make it from rope to rope (8 ropes in all) supporting your body weight with tired arms in order to make it the finish line and ring the bell. If you fail and touch the ground, you must return to the start of the obstacle again and try with even more muscle fatigue in your arms! By which point any lead you had could fizzle away, and you could be overtaken if the athlete behind was stronger! There was no failing for Buyle (Belgium). He looked strong and his superb athleticism, endurance and strength took him to the end of the obstacle. With a roar he landed, two feet on the ground and rang the finish line bell. A superb end to a superb race. Pavel (Czech Rep.) and te Grotenhuis (Netherlands) finished strongly to claim 2nd and 3rd place. Although the winner of the men’s race came from Belgium, Belgium would not figure in the team prizes. Some excellent team work by Switzerland would decide the team title. They remained together throughout the race, helping and supporting each other throughout. And it was this tactic that made them the narrow winners by just under 50 seconds from the Netherlands in 2nd place and the Czech Republic in 3rd.

In the women’s race van den Brink (Netherlands) was unopposed approaching the end of the 10km and she took on the last obstacle in commanding fashion. With a huge smile she sprung off the obstacle with both arms in the air and ran towards the race bell to sound victory for the women’s individual title. Hurkova (Czech Rep.) was 3 mins 53 secs behind in 2nd, and making up the Dutch team winning time, in 3rd place, was Wendy Knigge (Netherlands). It was a great day for the Netherlands in the women’s race, where they took Gold and Bronze individually and also Gold in the Women’s team event. The Czech Republic took the Silver medal in the women’s teams, and Hungarian team were the Bronze medal winners.


Obstacle CUP

It could be said that new event of OCR, arguably contains much of the traits required for regular front line policing. In daily policing we face many obstacles. The Police athletes tackling the Obstacle Course in Amsterdam displayed all of these traits: Teamwork, Speed, Co-ordination, Endurance and Strength, both mental and physical. As spectators looked on as the final athletes attempted the final obstacle, it was heartening to see their determination to finish at all costs, and to see their own Police colleagues assisting them to the finish line. But the most satisfying thing of the day was to see Police athletes from other countries, against who they had just competed against, shouting and willing them on to the end. This new sport had bonded the entire field of athletes together in a way that would make USPE proud.

It was a great competition, a definitely a fitting Police Sport event.

Ian Redican (Technical Delegate Marathon/Cross Country)



„USPE European Police Championships Volleyball Women 2019 – Preliminary Round of Group A“

From 17th to 20th May 2019 the Belgium Police Sports Federation (Belgische Politiesportbond – Fédération Sportive de la Police Belge; BPSB) organized the Preliminary Round of Group A for the USPE European Police Championships Volleyball Women 2019.

The Netherlands, Slovakia and Belgium sent their teams to participate in these qualifiers.

After three exciting matches, the team from the Netherlands was the winner of this group and qualified for the Final Round which will take place from 7th to 14th October 2019 in Prague.

The two best second-placed teams out of the four Preliminary Rounds also qualify for the Final Round. Therefore the Belgian team also keeps the possibility to participate in this event. The Slovakian team that played at a similar level as the other teams finished third.

The detailed results are available to download in the category “Volleyball”.

The USPE thanks the Belgium Police Sports Federation for organizing this Preliminary Round on a very high and professional level.

Dirk Weninger (Technical Delegate Volleyball)

 

Volleyball women 2019

Volleyball women 2019

Volleyball women 2019




15th USPE European Police Championships (EPC) Judo in Györ/Hungary

From 9th to 13th May 2019, the 15th European Police Championships Judo took place in Györ/Hungary.

159 athletes from 16 nations have found their way to Hungary's EPC Judo and were welcomed with a solemn ceremony at the Olympia Arena in Györ on 10th May 2019.

After exciting fights in the individual disciplines, the team competitions were held on Sunday, 12th May 2019 for the first time in the history of the European Police Championships Judo.

Finally Germany won with Russia and France coming in second and third, which also reflected the ranking in the medal table of the nations. The overjoyed Romanian team secured itself the second bronze medal.

The European Police Championships were then ended solemnly. The flag of the USPE was passed from Hungary to Germany, to be hoisted again in June in Suhl at the 17th European Police Championships Shooting.

For their outstanding achievements in Judo sport, Mr. Christopher Hunt from the United Kingdom and Mr. Johannes Daxbacher from Germany were awarded with the "Medal of Honor" by the President and the Secretary General of the USPE at the final event in Györ.

Special thanks go to the Hungarian Police Sport Federation, headed by Dr. Peter Varga, for the excellently organized championships.

But also the competent referees as well as the sporty fair teams of the participating countries, who have made the championships an experience full of positive memories, should be praised at this point.

USPE Office

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„First Meeting of the USPE Executive Committee“

From 05th to 07th April the first Meeting of the USPE Executive Committee in 2019 took place in Oslo/Norway. The USPE President, Mr. Luc Smeyers, thank the members of the board for the constructive and future-oriented meeting.

 

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„First Meeting of the USPE Technical Commission“

From 28th to 30th March the first Meeting of the USPE Technical Commission in 2019 took place in Reykjavik/Iceland.

The numerous agenda items were dealt with and discussed in a concentrated manner. All members seek for a close and result-oriented cooperation in the future for the further development of European police sport.

 

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„Polizei und Judo in Europa“

Bei dieser historischen Tagung am 30.01.2019 bei der V. Bereitschaftspolizeiabteilung (V. BPA) in Königsbrunn / Bayern, trafen sich der USPE-Generalsekretär Andreas Röhner und der DPSK-Vorsitzende Ralf Flohr, beide seit Januar 2019 neu in ihren Ämtern, mit der Vizepräsidentin des Europäischen Judo-Verbandes (EJU), Jane Bridge. Mit bei diesem kontinentalen Austausch „Polizei und Judo“ waren auch der DPSK-Geschäftsführer Karl-Heinz Hofmann und Stefanie Radenovic von der USPE-Geschäftsstelle sowie DPSK-Fachwart Judo, Johannes Daxbacher, der die Organisation übernahm.

Markus Ferber, Mitglied des Europäischen Parlaments, war leider verhindert, ließ aber in einem Brief verlesen, dass er „Judo neben der rein körperlich-sportlichen Komponente vor allem im technischen Bereich als einen großen Gewinn für die Polizei, die immer mehr mit aggressiven Bürgern und steigender Gewalt konfrontiert ist“ sieht. Für Ferber zählen allerdings neben den Judotechniken auch die „Judo-Werte“ wie Respekt und Wertschätzung mit entscheidend dazu.

Diesen besonderen Anlass würdigend, lud der Erste Bürgermeister der Stadt Königsbrunn, Franz Feigl, die Delegation zum Eintrag in das Goldene Buch seiner Stadt ein.

Jane Bridge, Judoweltmeisterin von 1980, freute sich über die Erfahrungen aus den allerersten „Mixed Team Meisterschaften für Polizei-Judo-Mannschaften“, die bei der DPM Judo 2018 erstmals durchgeführt wurden. Das DPSK ist hier Vorreiter und konnte die guten Erfahrungen aus erster Hand an die USPE weitergeben, die für die anstehenden Polizei-Europameisterschaften ebenfalls diesen spannenden Mannschaftskampf eingeführt hat.

Abschließend fasste DPSK-Fachwart Johannes Daxbacher seine langjährigen und internationalen Erfahrungen zum Tagungsthema zusammen. „Wir als deutsche Polizeibeamte genießen weltweit eine sehr hohe Anerkennung. Judo ist nicht nur eine olympische Sportart, sondern auch ein gutes Mittel für eine elegantere Konfliktlösung für Polizeibeamte“.

 

Goldenes Buch Andreas Roehner

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USPE Generalsekretariat in Thüringen

Am 24. Januar fand in der Vertretung des Freistaats Thüringen beim Bund in Berlin die offizielle Übergabe des Generalsekretariats der USPE von Berlin nach Meiningen in Thüringen statt. Unter Anwesenheit von Herrn Ministerialdirigenten Michael Schulze (Thüringen), Herrn Senatsdirigenten Klaus Zuch (Berlin) und des Präsidenten der USPE, Luc Smeyers, übergab Fred Kusserow an Andreas Röhner den Staffelstab. Mit seinem Team Stefanie Radenovic und Wolfram Müller wird nunmehr der europäische Polizeisport in Thüringen administriert.

 

Übergabe USPE Staffelstab

Übergabe USPE Staffelstab

Übergabe USPE Staffelstab