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Invictus Games to be Held at ESPN Wide World of Sports in May 2016

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14 July 2015 No Comment

wwosThe second Invictus Games are headed to the ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8-12, 2016 according to an announcement from Prince Harry.

The Invictus Games are the only international adaptive sporting event for injured active duty and veteran service members. The games help to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate an understanding of all those who serve their country.

More than 400 competitors from up to 14 countries will compete in 10 sports at the Invictus Games Orlando 2016. The events are: archery, cycling, indoor rowing, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis.

After visiting the United States-based Warrior Games Prince Harry founded the first Invictus Games which were hosted in London in 2014.

“I am absolutely delighted to announce that the United States has taken up the challenge and will host the next Invictus Games near Orlando, Florida,” said Prince Harry in the announcement of the games. “I can’t wait to see the American public supporting these inspirational men and women at the next Games. And what better place to host such a great family event than Orlando.”

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