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    Loudoun to host eight World Police and Fire Games events

    Loudoun will play host to thousands of athletes across eight venues during the World Police and Fire Games next year. - Courtesy/Fairfax 2015
    Next year more than 10,000 athletes, friends and families will descend on Northern Virginia for the World Police and Fire Games hosted by Fairfax County.

    Loudoun will play host to thousands of those athletes across eight venues.

    Below is a list of those event spaces:

    Badminton
    Northern Virginia Badminton Club, 44590 Guilford Drive, Suite 100, Ashburn

    Bowling
    Bowl America Dranesville, 46940 Woodson Drive, Sterling

    Cycling
    Mount Weather, 19844 Blue Ridge Mountain Road, Bluemont

    Golf
    Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodbridge Parkway, Leesburg

    Ice Hockey
    Ashburn Ice House, 21595 Smith Switch Road, Ashburn

    Paintball
    PEV's, 39835 New Road, Aldie

    Soccer Outdoor
    Morven Park, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg

    Soccer Indoor
    Dulles Sportsplex, 21610 Atlantic Blvd., Sterling

    Off-beat sports to be played in Fairfax

    Some off-beat sports will be part of the games as well, including:

    Muster – A competition generally for fireman focusing on individual skills related to traditional firefighting drills, like the hose lay, hose roll, ladder climb and other events.

    Police Motorcycle Riding – Motorcycle police compete in a series of time-trial like events on courses gauging mostly agility and control of the motorcycle.

    Police Service Dogs – Tests canine's ability to detect narcotics and explosives as well as ability to subdue suspects.

    Stair Race – As it sounds, the quickest firefighter up and down 26 flights of stairs in full gear wins.

    Toughest Competitor Alive – An octathlon with events in 5 kilometer run, shotput, 100 meter dash, 100 yard swim, 20 foot rope climb, bench press, pull-ups and an obstacle course.

    Ultimate Firefighter – A firefighting quadrathlon with events in hose task (carrying and rolling a hose), weight and strength, an obstacle course and high rise (climbing ladder with hose).

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