News / Prince Harry Launches The Invictus Games

 Prince Harry speaking at the Launch of the Invictus Games
Prince Harry speaking at the Launch of the Invictus Games
Published 06 March 2014
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Prince Harry has today launched a new international sporting event called the Invictus Games.

The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick (WIS) Service personnel across the world.

The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, in partnership with the Ministry of Defence, announced that the Invictus Games presented by Jaguar Land Rover, will take place in London from 10-14 September 2014.

The UK will host the first Invictus Games which will officially commence on 10 September at iconic venues in London including the Olympic Park and the Lee Valley Athletics Centre.

It will see more than 300 competitors from 13 nations across the world take part in eight adaptive sports ranging from athletics, wheelchair basketball to road cycling.

Building on the legacy of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the Invictus Games represent another celebration of adaptive sport in the UK. They will use sport to help inspire recovery and rehabilitation and build a greater understanding and respect for all those who risk their lives for their country.

Prince Harry playing sitting volley ball
Prince Harry playing sitting volley ball
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