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"Qualification Match 3 of the 3rd."
USPE European Police Championships Football Women 2020
Denmark - Hungary

The qualification match between Denmark and Hungary for the European Police Championship Football Women took place on the 15th of November 2019 in Esbjerg, Denmark. The opening ceremony took place in the Blue Water Arena. In attendance to make a short opening speech before the game was the mayor of Esbjerg: Jesper Frost Rasmussen; Deputy Police Commissioner for South Jytland Police: Bjarne Sørensen; Vice President of the Danish Police Sport Federation: Jens Claumarch. There was a poignant tribute paid to Magnus Buhl Hansen who was tragically killed in 2019. Magnus was an integral part of the management team for the Danish Police National Women’s football team and Esbjerg was his home town. There was a minute of silence before the game also as a mark of respect.

Denmark started strongly scoring an early goal in the second minute through Ida Andersen. For the opening 20 minutes Denmark looked the stronger team but Hungary came back into the game and began to match Denmark attack for attack as the game moved on. They got their reward in the 28th minute with a goal from Viktoria Sass; and from this point on, the match was very close. It finished all level at half time, with the score at 1 - 1. It set the 2nd half up to be an exciting spectacle.

And an exciting spectacle it was! Denmark started the 2nd half the same way they began the 1st; with an early goal scored by Rikke Christiansen. But Hungary soon struck back and changed the dynamic of the game with two quick goals in the space of two minutes. They came from a goal behind to lead 3 - 2. For much of the latter part of the match, Denmark looked the stronger team. They pressurised Hungary but failed to find the net when it counted. But in the 88th minute, Denmark scored a late equaliser through No.9 Ditte Pedersen. There was more excitement at the end when Denmark made a crucial save in the 91st minute to stop Hungary snatching the victory. And when you thought there couldn’t be any more drama; in the 93rd minute Denmark could’ve won the game with a shot that hit the post. The game finished 3 - 3. Most notable, was the respect & sportsmanship on show. There were very few stoppages for fouls and no yellow cards or cautions to any player. It was an exciting game full of the spirit and the ethos of USPE and it made for a great spectacle for the crowd that was watching.

The match went to penalties. 1st to go was Denmark and they scored decisively from the spot. Hungary followed but missed their spot kick. To add to the excitement that we witnessed during the game; the penalties also added their own drama. After 4 penalties each, the score stood at 2 - 2. With 1 kick to go apiece, it was a case of who would score and who might miss. Denmark scored their last penalty to put all the pressure on the last Hungarian player about to step up. Hungary MISSED… meaning an end to this superb contest. Unfortunately someone has to lose out, but Hungary can be proud of their gutsy performance. Denmark go on to qualify for the USPE European Police Championships Football Women in Trondheim, Norway in June 2020.

Final Score
Denmark 3 Hungary 3
(Denmark win 3-2 on penalties)

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"From 10th to 11th November the second Meeting of the USPE Executive Committee in 2019 took place in Turin/Italy."

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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"6e Conférence européenne du sport policier USPE à Turin / Italie "

Du 7 au 10 novembre 2019, la 6e Conférence européenne du sport policier de l'USPE s'est tenue à Turin / Italie. Des représentants de toute l'Europe se sont réunis et ont élaboré lors d'ateliers communs des lignes directrices généralement valables sur le thème "Le maintien de la santé en tant que responsabilité de direction". Les contributions nécessaires sur ce sujet avaient déjà été obtenues auprès d’orateurs et de spécialistes de ce domaine. En même temps, la conférence sur "Le judo est plus que le sport" pourrait apporter une contribution précieuse. Les participants ont ensuite été en mesure d’appliquer leurs connaissances théoriques directement dans les parties de la conférence "Judo pour tous" et "Digne du devoir - dignes de la vie" de manière pratique.

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"4th USPE European Police Championship Volleyball Women Odolena Voda/Czech Republic 7th – 14th October 2019."

13th October 2019: Final day of the 4th European Police Championship Volleyball WOMEN 2019.

Today, the final two matches have been played to decide how will win the bronze Medal and how will be the new European Police Champion in Volleyball Women 2019.

Bronze Medal match: Greece – Germany 0:1 (16:25, 12:25, 18:25)

In the eagerly awaited final for the bronze medal, the teams from Greece and Germany met each other.

In an interesting and varied game, the German team was able to win at the end with 3: 0 sets against a good presenting Greek team and headed to the bronze medal.

Gold Medal match: Czech Republic – Russia 1:3 (26:24, 18:25, 17:25, 19:25)

The final of the 4th USPE EPC Volleyball Women 2019 contested the winners of the last two championships. The team of the Czech Republic won the 2nd European Police Champion Volleyball in 2013. In 2016, the team from Russia won the 3rd Championship at home in Kazan.

Powered by the very good atmosphere made by the spectators in the full hall in Odolena Voda, the two teams delivered an exciting and intensive match. After 4 sets the Russian Team could win 3:1.
The team from Russia successfully defended their title from 2016. Congratulation!
Congratulation to the Czech team for the silver medal.

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Congratulations to all teams how were playing today’s finals.

With the dedicated, professional and fair performance, all participating teams of this Championship have made a great advertisement for the European Police Sport.

A big thanks to all referee for their performance during the last five days and the host of UNITOP Czech Republic for the very good organizing of the 4th USPE European Police Championship Volleyball Women.

Dirk Weninger, USPE Technical Delegate
Wolfram Müller, USPE Office



"4th USPE European Police Championship Volleyball Women Odolena Voda/Czech Republic 7th – 14th October 2019."

12th October 2019: Semi-finals and Placement matches

As at the other days, four matches have been played to decide the placement for the 8th to the 5th place and the finals.

1st semi-final: Czech Republic – Greece: 3:0 (25:16, 25:10, 25:11)

The first semi-final of the Day took place between the No. 1 of Group A (Czech Republic) and the second placed of Group B (Greece).

The host's team of Czech Republic was able to live up to their role as favorites and won against a motivated fighting team from Greece. It was the first time that a team of Greece was able to qualify to a Final Round of a USPE European Police Championship Volleyball Women.

Tomorrow they will play for the bronze medal against Germany.

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2nd semi-final: At the second semi-final of the Day, the 1st placed of Group B (Russia) played against the 2nd placed of Group A (Germany).

The match between the team from the actual European Police Champion Russia and the second placed of the last USPE European Police Championship Volleyball Women Germany was an exciting semi-final.

After the Russian team won the 1st set, the German team was able to win the 2nd and 3rd sets. The 4th and most competitive set was won by Russia with 25:20. The final decision had to be made in the 5th set. In this set the team from Russia could win with 15:2.

The Czech Team will face the reigning champion Russia in tomorrow's final.

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Match for the 7th Place: Netherlands – United Kingdom: 3:0 (25:14, 25:15, 25:15)

In the match for place 7 of this tournament, the national police teams of Netherlands (4th Group A) and United Kingdom (4th Group B) were matching each other, which ended with a victory of Netherlands.

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Match for the 5th Place: Belgium – Hungary: 3:0 (25:16, 25:17, 25:17)

The match for place 5 of this championship, was played by the national police teams of Belgium (3rd Group A) and Hungary (3rd Group B). After an interesting and varied game, Belgium won against Hungary.

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A very big thanks to all teams of this European Police Championships for their performance and fair play.

Dirk Weninger, USPE Technical Delegate
Wolfram Müller, USPE Office



"4th USPE European Police Championship Volleyball Women Odolena Voda/Czech Republic 7th – 14th October 2019."

11th October 2019: The third and last day of the group stage of the USPE EPC Volleyball Women 2019.

As at the other days, four matches have been played to decide about the semi-finals and placement matches.

9th Match: Group A Germany – Belgium 3:0 (25:21, 25:18, 25:14)

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10th Match: Group B Greece – Hungary 3:0 (25:12,25:21,25:17)

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11th Match: Group A Czech Republic – Netherlands 3:0 (25:15, 25:20, 25:13)

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12th Match: Group b Russia – United Kingdom 3:0 (25:6, 25:14, 25:9)

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On Saturday the first semi-final will start at 09:00 am with Germany against Russia, followed by the second semi-final between Czech Republic and Greece.

The matches for the placements will be played on the same day in the afternoon:

Match for the 7th Place
Netherlands – United Kingdom

Match for the 5th Place
Belgium - Hungary

Congratulations to all teams for playing the group stage with great engagement as well fair play to the other teams and referees. Furthermore, a big thanks to all referee for their performance during the last three days.

Dirk Weninger, USPE Technical Delegate
Wolfram Müller, USPE Office



"4th USPE European Police Championship Volleyball Women Odolena Voda/Czech Republic 7th – 14th October 2019."

The second matchday of the USPE EPC Volleyball Women 2019 has started on 10th October.
Four matches have been played in the group stage.

5th Match: Group B, Greece – United Kingdom 3:0 (25:12, 25:16, 25:22)

After the team from Greece had lost their first match against the team from Russia, they were able to win against the team from United Kingdom 3:0 on the second matchday.

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6th Match: Group A, Belgium – Netherlands 3:2 (22:25, 25:21, 27:25, 16:25, 15:11)

In an exciting and close match, the team from Belgium beat the team from the Netherlands after a match time of 2:05 h - 3:2.

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7th Match: Group B, Russia – Hungary 3:0 (25:4, 25,17, 25:8)

In the third game of the day, the dominating Russian team defeated the hard-fighting Hungarian team 3:0.

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8th Match: Group A, Czech Republic – Germany 3:1 (20:25, 27:25, 25:22, 25:19)

In the fourth and last match of the day, the host Czech Republic could win in a very good match against Germany 3:1.

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Congratulations to the winning teams and thanks to all referee for their performance.

Dirk Weninger, USPE Technical Delegate
Wolfram Müller, USPE Office



"4th USPE European Police Championship Volleyball Women Odolena Voda/Czech Republic 7th – 14th October 2019."

3rd Day of the 4th USPE EPC Volleyball Women

The first matchday of the USPE EPC Volleyball Women 2019 has started on 9th October.
Four matches have been played in the group stage.

1st Match: Group A Czech Republic – Belgium 3:0 (25:19, 25:16, 25:18)

2nd Match: Group B Russia – Greece 3:0 (25:14, 25:20, 25:17)

3rd Match: Group A Germany – Netherlands 3:0 (28:26, 25:19, 25:16)

4th Match: Group B Hungary – United Kingdom 3:0 (25:17, 25:15, 26:24)

Congratulations to the winning teams and thanks to all referee for their performance.

Dirk Weninger, USPE Technical Delegate
Wolfram Müller, USPE Office

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“4th USPE European Police Championship Volleyball Women Odolena Voda/Czech Republic 7th – 14th October 2019.“

1st Day of the 4th USPE EPC Volleyball Women

After the arrival and accreditation of all teams, the Technical Meeting of 4th USPE EPC Volleyball Women took place at the Hotel Oslanka, where all athletes, attendants and delegates are very well accommodated.

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2nd Day of the 4th USPE EPC Volleyball Women

The 2nd Day of the championship was the training-day for each in the sports hall of the city Odolena Voda which is about 30min away from the Hotel in Prague. Every team had the opportunity of 1 h training.

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Training of the Team Belgium

While the teams had training, the mayoress of the city Odolena Voda welcomed the USPE delegates and the delegates of the countries.

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USPE Secretary General, Mr. Andreas Röhner, Mayoress of Odolena Voda Mrs.Hana Plecitá, Organiser Unitop CR Mr. Jiri Jon

In the evening the opening ceremony took place in the congress hall of the hotel. Around 130 participants and officials, from 8 member countries took part at the opening ceremony. Deputy Minister of the State in the Ministry of the Interior, Dr. Josef Postránecký, the President of UNITOP Czech Republic, Vladislav Husák as well the mayoress of the city Odolena Voda, Mrs. Hana Plecitá welcomed the participants on behalf of the organizer and the host city, followed by USPE Vice-President, Dr. Josef Haupt, who officially opened the 4th USPE European Police Championship Volleyball Women 2019.

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Opening Ceremony

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USPE Secretary General, Mr. Andreas Röhner, Deputy Minister of the State in the Ministry of the Interior, Dr. Josef Postránecký, USPE Vize President Dr. Josef Haupt

The matches will start on 9th October 2019 at 09:00 am with the opening match of Czech Republic and Belgium.

Dirk Weninger, USPE Technical Delegate
Wolfram Müller, USPE Office



“From September 27th to 29th, the 2nd meeting of the Technical Commission of the Union Sportive des Polices d'Europe (USPE) 2019 took place in Luxembourg.

For two days, the President, the Secretary General, the General Treasurer and the 8 Technical Delegates of the USPE dealt with the current topics of the European police sport, especially the competition calendar and the rules and regulations of the different sports, and thus created the basis for its further development.

A big thank-you goes to the colleagues of the Luxembourg Police Sports Federation, who made the best conditions for the meeting possible by a professional organization.”

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

The final matchday of the 8th USPE European Police Championships the k. o. matches in the individual events have been played to find out the winners and medallists in:
Men’s singles, Men’s doubles, Ladies’ singles, Ladies’ doubles, Mixed doubles.

After exiting matches and close results in the sets, the results have been as followed:

Mixed Doubles
1st Place
Sylvie Plaisant/Frederic Lefebvre (FRA)
2nd Place
Gladieux, Elisabeth/Auquire, Frederic (FRA)
3rd Place
Nicole Gallitschtisch/Gernot Egger (AUT)
Elodie Bessolier/Reynald Resse (FRA)

Women’s Double
1st place
Sylvie Plaisant/Elisabeth Gladieux (FRA)
2nd Place
Svetoslava Nikolova/ Diyana Koteva (BUL)
3rd Place
Sára Beranova/Lucie Obrdlikova (CZE)
Elodie Bessolier/Caroline Petit (FRA)

Men’s Double
1st Place
Martin Matejicek/Kamil Knybel (CZE)
2nd Place
Jiri Cizek/ Petr Vesely (CZE)
3rd Place
Daniel Bjorneboe Fynsk/Sebastian Winther (DEN)
Gábor Göndös/Tibor Poór (HUN)

Women’s Single
1st Place
Sylvie Plaisant (FRA)
2nd Place
Nicole Gallitschtisch (AUT)
3rd Place
Elisabeth Gladieux (FRA)
Marthe Nilsen (NOR)

Men’s Single
1st Place
Lyubomir Kralev (BUL)
2nd Place
Daniel Bjorneboe Fynsk (DEN)
3rd Place
Vincent Blom (NED)
Kamil Knybel (CZE)


Dirk Weninger, USPE Technical Delegate; Wolfram Müller, USPE Office

>> Results 2nd Day
>> Results single events

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

On the second day of the USPE EPC Table Tennis 2019 the total of 190 matches have been played.

The highlight of the second competition day were the finals of the team competitions for women as well as for men.

In the final of the women's team competitions, the team from France could win 3:0 against the team from the Czech Republic.

Results:
1st Place France
2nd Place Czech Republic
3rd Place Netherlands
3rd Place Bulgaria

In the final of the men's team competitions, the team from the Slovak Republic won 3:1 against the team from Denmark.

Results:
1st Place Slovakia
2nd Place Denmark
3rd Place Hungary
3rd Place France

Congratulations to the winning teams and a big thank you to all referee and umpire for their performance during the first two days of the competition.


Dirk Weninger, USPE Technical Delegate; Wolfram Müller, USPE Office

>> Results 2nd Day

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

Update first day.

At the first matchday of the USPE EPC Table Tennis 2019 the team competition took place.
After exciting and fair matches, the teams of France vs. The Netherlands and Bulgaria vs. Czech Republic played the semi-finals in women team competitions.
In the men team competitions, the teams of Hungary vs. Denmark and France vs. Slovak Republic played for the final.
Following teams qualified for the final in the afternoon of the 21st September 2019.

Team Men: Slovak Republic vs. Denmark

Team Women: France vs. Czech Republic


Dirk Weninger, USPE Technical Delegate; Wolfram Müller, USPE Office

>> Results 1th Day


„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

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„17th USPE European Police Championships (EPC) Shooting 2019 in Suhl / Germany“

On June 20th, 2019, successful and eventful European Police Championships Shooting ended with a festive closing event in the ballroom of the Ringberghotel in Suhl. Following the recent award ceremonies, special awards from the organizer and the Union Sportive des Polices d'Europe (USPE), and honoring outstanding achievements in the field of shooting with the highest recognition of the USPE, the "Medal of Honor", the Secretary General, Mr. Andreas Röhner, declared the 17th European Police Championships Shooting officially closed.

It all started three years ago, when the German Police Sports Board decided to host the said championships. The Shooting Sports Center in Suhl offers, as one of the most popular facilities in the world, the best training and competition conditions for shooters. For this reason, the German Police Sports Board placed the trusting task of hosting such a demanding EPC in the hands of the Thuringian Police.

First, Police Director Andreas Röhner took over the project management, then handed it over after his election as the USPE Secretary General to the head of the educational institutions of the Thuringian Police, Police Director Heike Langguth. Together with her highly motivated and dedicated organization team, she realized outstanding European Police Championships.

All athletes, attendants and delegates were able to witness exciting and fair competitions, in which they met colleagues across national borders beyond their sporting achievements, developed understanding for each other and made friends. It was exactly these experiences that made the event an unforgettable experience for all present.

A special thank goes to the German Police Sports Board under the leadership of Mr. Ralf Flohr; the Free State of Thuringia and especially the Education Center of the Thuringian Police; the entire organizing team of the EPC Shooting; the USPE Technical Delegate for the sport shooting, Mr. Jörg Hirschberger; all participating referees under the leadership of Mr. David Goodfellow; the Lord Mayor of Suhl, Mr. André Knapp; the Ringberghotel and the Shooting Sports Center.

A big thank you also goes to Mr. Jan Poulsen (Denmark), Mr. Børge Bladsgaard Jensen (Denmark), Mr. Leif Birger Bø (Norway) and Phil Smith (United Kingdom), who were honored for their great commitment in the shooting sport with the “USPE Medal of Honor”, as well as to the sporty fair and comradely delegations from the member countries of the 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

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„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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„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

 

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„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.


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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.


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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.


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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).


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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.


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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

>> Picture Gallery EPC Judo 2019 <<

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Judo 2019

Judo 2019

Judo 2019

Judo 2019

Judo 2019

Judo 2019



„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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1_TC-Meeting_2019




„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