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1st October 2017
Prince Harry’s speech at the Closing Ceremony of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017

Prince Harry’s speech at the Closing Ceremony of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 “I want to start by saying thank you. Thank you to Michael Burns and his team, to all the amazing volunteers, to our friends and families, and to the people of Toronto. You have delivered the biggest Invictus Games yet, with the […]

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1st October 2017
Record-breaking Invictus Games reaches new heights

The Invictus Games Toronto 2017, presented by Jaguar Land Rover, finished with a spectacular Closing Ceremony on Saturday night, offering a chance for competitors, their families and thousands of spectators to celebrate the end of eight days of inspiring competition — and the best-attended and largest Invictus Games ever hosted. During his closing remarks, Prince […]

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30th September 2017
Team Unconquered Represents International Cooperation at Invictus Games

The Invictus Games had a late entry into its sitting volleyball competition. One that has shown everyone just what the Games are all about. Comprised of players from four nations — Romania, Ukraine, Denmark and the United States — this mixed team formed when another country was unable to compete in the event. “We don’t […]

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29th September 2017
From Flag to Competition to Reflection: Dale Robillard Shares His Invictus Experience

Dale Robillard competed in the golf competition at the Invictus Games Toronto 2017, and he ranked 11th in the men’s golf finals. A resident of British Columbia, he served as an official flagbearer during the National Flag Tour.  He may not have nabbed a medal in the finals, but for this retired master warrant officer […]

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29th September 2017
From Military to Murderball: an Interview with Chris Klodt

Few people consider playing a contact sport to come back from an injury. Canadian Forces member Chris Klodt is one of those “few people.” Chris and the rest of the Canadian squad entertained sports fans this week as they took on teams from around the world at the 2017 Invictus Games. The action took place […]

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29th September 2017
Through Difficulty to the Stars – An Interview with Team Italy

  Pellegrina Caputo is one of 15 members of Team Italy. At the Invictus Games this year, she competed in athletics, in discus and shot put, taking home a silver medal in the women’s IF1/IF2 shot put. Based in Avellino, Pellegrina began her army career in 2005. In August 2008, she was deployed to Kosovo, […]

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29th September 2017
Transformed Lives at the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Swimming Finals

The swimming finals at the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 saw competitors with a wide range of abilities take to the pool in front of an enthusiastic crowd that included Prince Harry and four-time Canadian Olympic medallist Penny Oleksiak. The 17-year-old Invictus Games ambassador said she experienced a new level of inspiration as she presented the […]

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28th September 2017
Denmark Takes Gold at Wheelchair Rugby Finals at Invictus Games Toronto 2017

The wheelchair rugby finals at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre on Thursday featured big hits and intense action from four stellar teams. Fighting for top honours, Team UK faced off against Team Denmark. This was Denmark’s second trip to the wheelchair rugby finals in two years, having lost gold to Team USA at the Orlando 2016 […]

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27th September 2017
Inspirational Stories from Women’s Cycling

The cycling competition got underway on Tuesday in Toronto’s High Park, as Prince Harry attended the beginning of what would be a fierce competition, despite the scorching temperatures. Christy Wise from Team United States competed in women’s road cycling in the IRB category, winning bronze. After losing her leg two years ago after being hit […]

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27th September 2017
An Interview with UK Team Competitor Luke Sinnott

Luke Sinnott of Team United Kingdom competed in four track events in athletics, winning medals in three. Competing in the back-to-back events, he won silver in the 100-metre sprint, gold in the 200-metre sprint and 400-metre sprint. These are not Luke’s first Invictus Games. He also competed in Orlando last year and hopes to compete […]

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26th September 2017
Groundbreaking research examines impact of Invictus Games

Through comprehensive evaluation of past and current Invictus competitors from different countries and backgrounds with varied injuries, Shirazipour has found that the Invictus Games are a transformative experience for those involved and present an opportunity for participants to rejoin their military family. “The Games are a gift for competitors in their recovery,” said Shirazipour. “The […]

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25th September 2017
The spirit of fight and perseverance

When Ulfat Al-Zwiri began wheelchair racing, it felt overwhelmingly unfamiliar, but she knew it was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. After competing in the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 — where she had cheering spectators on their feet as she finished the 100-metre race more than a minute behind the other competitors — Ulfat was […]

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