World body backs Belfast Police & Fire Games

World Police & Fire Games chief Mike Graham is confident that this year's event in Belfast will be a success despite the slow initial registration figures for the 1-10 August games.

"I can't guarantee the outcome but based on our experience fire fighters and police officers are procrastinators and if it wasn't for the 11th hour they would never register," said Mr Graham.

The Games global chief added that the King's Hall is the "ideal venue" for the event's opening ceremony.