Prince Harry congratulating wounded warriors at the inaugural INVICTUS GAMES in 2014. The INVICTUS GAMES created by Prince Harry is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel.
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Sporting Event For Wounded Warriors

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

ABOUT THE INVICTUS GAMES
Established by Prince Harry in 2014, the Invictus Games are the only sporting event for ill, wounded and injured active duty and veteran service members.

Most of us will never know the full horrors of combat. Many Servicemen and women suffer life-changing injuries, visible or otherwise, whilst serving their country. How do these men and women find the motivation to move on and not be defined by their injuries? How can they be recognized for their achievements and not given sympathy?

Prince Harry asked these questions. On a trip to the Warrior Games in the USA in 2013 he saw how the power of sport could help physically, psychologically and socially. His mind was made up. London would host the inaugural Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel.

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. The Games harness the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country. Through the Games we can shine a spotlight on the sacrifices these men and women made serving their country, and their indefatigable drive to overcome.

Following London, the second Invictus Games were held in Orlando Florida in May 2016. Five Hundred competitors from 15 countries participated. Toronto Canada will host the 2017 Invictus Games in September, 2017 with 550 competitors participating from 17 nations.

Hosting the Games in Canada in 2017, the year the country celebrates the 150th anniversary of its confederation, will provide a unique opportunity for Canadians to commemorate and honor its ill, wounded and injured soldiers, and their families.

The Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Legacy
The Invictus games Toronto 2017 mark the beginning of a legacy program to support the growth of adaptive sport programs in Canada and to further personal and professional opportunities for servicemen and women transitioning from the Canadian Armed Forces.

The Invictus Games Toronto September 23 – 30, 2017
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Prince Harry speaks at the official launch event for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on May 2, 2016 at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Sitting behind Prince Harry is 2016 Team Canada who competed at the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 from May 8 to 12.
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Prince Harry and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking with 2016 Team Canada competitors Bruno Guévremont and Steven Daniel at the official launch event for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on May 2, 2016
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2016 Team Canada competitor Steven Daniel competing in Indoor Rowing at the Invictus Games Orlando 2016.
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2016 Team Canada competitor Christine Gauthier wins a gold medal along with fellow Team Canada competitor Natacha Dupuis who won a bronze medal in powerlifting at the Invictus Games Orlando 2016.
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2016 Team Canada competitor Sarah Dentry-Travis wins silver in Archery at the Invictus Games Orlando 2016.
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2016 Team Canada competitor Luc Martin wins silver in Archery at the Invictus Games Orlando 2016.
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