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Tug of War

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During July 13-20, 2008, Saskatoon hosted the Can-Am Police-Fire Games. Firefighters and police officers from Canada and the USA competed in a variety of athletic events -- it's essentially their version of the Olympics. On July 16, one of the events was Tug of War. Police men and women were pitted against Fire men and women. The competition was fierce, and impressively balanced: many of the matches lasted 3 to 4 minutes before one team prevailed.
The setting
The setting
Let the games begin
Let the games begin
Fire minus 1
Fire minus 1
Fire's in trouble
Fire's in trouble
Hang in, guys. You've almost got 'em:
Hang in, guys. You've almost got 'em:
Don't give up now
Don't give up now
Grit and determination
Grit and determination
C'mon guys!
C'mon guys!
Maximum exertion
Maximum exertion
Another inch or two
Another inch or two
Disappointed fan
Disappointed fan
Heave!
Heave!
I hope they can do it
I hope they can do it
Dig in, dig in
Dig in, dig in
C'mon
C'mon
Holdin' our own
Holdin' our own
Lean into it
Lean into it
Let's hold 'em
Let's hold 'em
True grit
True grit
Moment of collapse
Moment of collapse
Visitors' team
Visitors' team
Fireman down
Fireman down