Invictus Games Toronto 2017

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This Saturday we see teams from 12 nations compete for the first medals of the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada.

Pairs of drivers from each nation are expected to tackle the off-road and agility driving challenge, which will test their communication, team-work and strategic skills in two time-trials in the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge event, which kicks off the 2017 Games.

Pairs of drivers from each nation are expected to tackle the off-road and agility driving challenge, which will test their communication, team-work and strategic skills in two time-trials in the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge event, which kicks off the 2017 Games.

Competing for gold will be competitors from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Georgia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, UK, USA

Billed as the world’s biggest international adaptive sporting event for wounded, ill and injured servicemen, servicewomen and veterans, the 2017 Invictus Games events include archery, athletics, cycling, indoor rowing, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis,  and, for 2017, golf

The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of and respect for those who serve their country.

The word Invictus is Latin for unconquered. It embodies the fighting spirit of the wounded, injured and ill service personnel and what these tenacious men and women can achieve, post-injury.

Why were the Invictus Games established?

Prince Harry was driven to create an expanded international version following his inspirational visit to the Warrior Games in Colorado in 2013. There, he saw how the power of sport could help wounded warriors physically, psychologically and socially.

This year’s Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada run from 23 – 30 September.

 

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