While the tabloids may cover Prince Harry and his American actress girlfriend, this Sunday he’ll give them something else to talk about - the third annual Invictus Games.
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FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE INVICTUS GAMES
Inspired after visiting the Warrior Games in the U.S., Prince Harry founded the Invictus Games in 2014. The Games are an international sporting event for injured servicemen and women.
‘Invictus’ means unconquered, which is also reflected in the motto for the games. The motto, “I AM,” embodies the belief that, even with an illness or injury, a person can still be undefeatable.
The competitors from 17 allied nations are all active duty and veteran service members who have been become ill or injured during or as a direct consequence of their service. Team U.S.A. has 90 athletes competing. Here’s a complete list of the participating countries.
More than 550 competitors will descend on Toronto, Canada for this year’s games (Sept. 23 – 30). The eight days of competition feature 12 adaptive sports, including archery, track and field, powerlifting and, for the first time, golf. Complete schedule
Much like the Olympics, the Games will have Opening and Closing Ceremonies. This year’s Opening Ceremony will feature a legendary Canadians including Official Invictus Ambassador to Games Toronto, Mike Myers, and singers Sarah McLachlan and Alessia Cara. (Don’t tell Justin Bieber he wasn’t invited.) The not-so-Canadian, Bruce Springsteen and Kelly Clarkson will perform at the Closing Ceremony.
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