Prince Harry and all parties involved had always hoped that the 2014 Games would be just the beginning of the Invictus story and that other cities and countries would take up the challenge and continue the legacy. The Invictus Games Foundation was established to pursue and develop the Invictus Games’ legacy. The Foundation was set up to build on the success of 2014 and broaden the concept in the future. The Foundation manages the process of selecting the hosts of future games and overseeing their delivery.
The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women, both serving and veterans. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of all those who serve their country.
The word ‘Invictus’ means ‘unconquered’. It embodies the fighting spirit of the wounded, injured and sick service personnel and what these tenacious men and women can achieve, post injury. Please click here to find out more.
Prince Harry was driven to bring the event to an international audience following his inspirational visit to the Warrior Games in Colorado in 2013. He saw how the power of sport could help ‘wounded warriors’ physically, psychologically and socially.
The inaugural Invictus Games took place from 10-14 September in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Over 400 competitors from 13 nations competed in 9 sports. Please click here to find out more about the 2014 Invictus Games.
The Warrior Games is an existing domestic event in the US. Prince Harry was inspired by the Warrior Games on his visit to Colorado in 2013 and wanted to bring an international version of the event to the UK.
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