Next month, the fourth Invictus Games will take place in Sydney, Australia. The Invictus Games are a multi-sport, international event for wounded, disabled and ill service members. Founded by Prince Harry, who was so impressed by the power of sports to help veterans heal and rehabilitate after attending the Warrior Games in the U.S. in 2013 that he vowed to bring this idea to the U.K. He did so in London the following year. The name Invictus comes from the Latin word meaning unconquered, which aptly describes the spirit of the women and men who participate in these events!
This year’s Games will feature more than 500 athletes from a record 18 nations. Competitions will be held in venues across the greater Sydney area and in their spectacular harbor in the following sports: Archery, Athletics, Indoor Rowing, Powerlifting, Road Cycling, Sailing, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby and the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge. The NSW Golf Course will also host the Invictus Games Golf Open for athletes, family and friends!
The 2018 Invictus Games start on October 20th, with the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge, and culminate with the Wheelchair Basketball finals and closing ceremonies on the 27th. Tickets are on sale now at invictusgames2018.org so if you’re in the Sydney area or plan to be there in October don’t miss this inspiring event! We’ll update soon with athletes and teams to watch and exciting news coming out of Sydney!