The Invictus Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women.

“These Games have shone a spotlight on the ‘unconquerable’ character of servicemen and women, their families and the ‘invictus’ spirit. These Games have been about seeing guys sprinting for the finish line and then turning round to clap the last man in. They have been about teammates choosing to cross the line together, not wanting to come second, but not wanting the other guys to either. These Games have shown the very best of the human spirit.”

HRH The Duke of Sussex, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation

“Up until my awareness of the Invictus Games, all I had been doing was living in memories. In my mind my life has been over and I was just waiting to be done because I’m not capable of doing or living like I used to. I‘m starting to think however, that my game has just begun.”

Competitor, Team USA


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Nov 09, 2018

Invictus Games Foundation appoints new Operations Director

The Invictus Games Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Smith CBE as Operations Director. He will be joining the team from January 2019. Richard has a military background, having served in the Army as a Brigadier and was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.  He coordinated the contribution of 18,000 military personnel to the security of the London […]


Oct 27, 2018

Closing Ceremony speech from the Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, The Duke of Sussex

Sunday 27th October 2018 Good evening Sydney and those watching around the world. As always when these Games close, I would like to start by saying thank you. To PK and Lieutenant General Peter Lay and the whole Sydney 2018 team – the vision and hard work has paid off and you have put on […]


Oct 27, 2018

HRH The Duchess of Sussex leads the applause for friends and family at Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Closing Ceremony

Sunday 27th October 2018 Good evening everyone. It is such an honour to be here tonight celebrating all of you, and supporting my husband in the Invictus Games, which he founded four years ago. In that short span of time, the Games have evolved into an international platform of some of the best athletics and […]