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9th November 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 […]

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27th October 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 […]

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27th October 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 […]

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26th October 2018
LOVE AND LANDMINES

The Invictus Games Foundation meet with competitors as they relax in gaps between the sporting competition schedule, and discover a love story Down Under. Surrounded by his pals, Talash cuts quite the dash in his suit. The others are noticeably more casual. His hair is styled to within an inch, the aftershave is ever present […]

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25th October 2018
Mateship

“If you had to describe your dance moves in one word, what would it be?” “Probably… ‘Random’. Can I go now? Nutbush is about kick-off!” Emily says. I have so many questions. What is ‘Nutbush’? Is it a new adaptive sport or an Aussie variant for what most other people would refer to as Volleyball […]

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23rd October 2018
6,000 students to experience Invictus Games Sydney 2018 this week

Hundreds of school students have been arriving at Sydney Olympic Park for school workshops at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 presented by Jaguar Land Rover. A joint initiative of the Department of Education and the Department of Premier and Cabinet, the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Education Project was launched back in August and provides high quality curriculum materials […]

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22nd October 2018
“Kia ora!”

“Kia ora New Zealand!”, I bellow, as I stride into the Team NZ camp. ‘Kia ora’ is a popular greeting, a way to say ‘hi’ or ‘hello’ in New Zealand, but it’s literal translation from Maori is, ‘have life be well/healthy’. A particular poignant phrase as I would come to discover. “Kia ora”, the response […]

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21st October 2018
The Estonian Rhumba

The Invictus Games Foundation joined the cycling competition at the Royal Botanic Gardens on Sunday. As competitors, family members, and supporters milled around the track, we caught up with one of Team Estonia for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. Margus Hoop is a big Estonian, and looks tough. It’s a little intimidating, and as I […]

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20th October 2018
A speech by The Duke of Sussex at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Opening Ceremony

Saturday 20th October, 2018 Sydney Opera House Hello Sydney. Hello Australia. And hello Invictus. On this day in 1973, my grandmother, The Queen stood in front of this Opera House and declared it open. Forty-five years later, to the day, it is my honour to be standing in front of this iconic symbol of Australia’s place […]

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20th October 2018
Have you got a Luna or a Lene?

The Invictus Games Foundation joined the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge, on Cockatoo Island. The first medal event of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018… “Here he’s not the only one” Luna says. “He’s with friends and other people just like him. Here he’s happy.” 13-year-old Luna is bright, confident, mature and – thankfully for me […]

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19th October 2018
“Today is just about being with each other.”

It’s the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, and the Invictus Games Foundation have joined the Golf Open, presented by ISPS Handa. “Take your time Janusz. Don’t rush it, keep your head down, you’ve got all the time in the world my friend.” It’s clearly not Keith’s first rodeo. The seventy-something year old Canadian has done this […]

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3rd October 2018
Special Gala Performance of Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical in support of the Invictus Games Foundation: Thursday 6th December 2018

In April 2018, hit West End show, Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical, announced a wide-ranging global partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation, the governing body of the Invictus Games. The producers are now delighted to be able to announce a special Gala Performance of the musical in support of the Invictus Games Foundation […]

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