The Invictus Games, are described as the world’s only international adaptive sporting event for wounded, injured and sick soldiers and veterans. In September 2017, Toronto will host the event using the facilities built for 2015’s Pan Am Games.
‘only international adaptive sporting event for wounded, injured and sick soldiers and veterans’
Toronto’s Invictus organizers, in a YouTube post, said the games will bring together “more than 600 military competitors from 16 nations competing in 12 sports,” The first meet was held in London, England, in 2014. Orlando, Florida, will host this year’s event.
“2017 is a year steeped in rich Canadian military history, marking the anniversaries of historic battles that shaped and defined the nation. It’s also the year that Canada will commemorate its 150th anniversary of Confederation,” Prince Harry said in the video.
“I cannot think of a better way to mark this milestone than by paying tribute to the soldiers and veterans who have served their country so bravely and to support them along their journey to recovery,” he stated.
“You really will not want to miss this.”