Invictus Games – Toronto 2017
The next instalment of the games for wounded, injured and sick serving personnel and veterans will take place in Canada.
The third installment of the Invictus Games will take place next year in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Invictus Games is a multi-sport event is open to all wounded, injured and sick serving personnel and veterans. The Games are named after 'invictus', the Latin word for 'unconquered' or 'undefeated'. The inaugural Invictus Games were held in London in 2014.
“I always hoped the Invictus story would continue after the London Games. And having seen so many new people benefit from their journey to Orlando this year, I definitely did not want it to end here. So today, I am absolutely delighted to announce that the Invictus Games legacy will continue when Toronto hosts the third Invictus Games.”Prince Harry
The Games will feature over 600 military athletes from 16 countries competing in 12 events including archery, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.
Getting involved in sport helps with self-confidence and feeling psychologically empowered. These significant mental health benefits can be translated outside of sport and into everyday life.