The Invictus Video games returns on Saturday after being postponed from 2020 to 2021, after which once more to 2022 because of the pandemic.
The Video games are a global sporting occasion for “wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and ladies,” and have been held 4 occasions since its debut in 2014.
2022 marks the fifth Invictus Video games and can see greater than 500 opponents from 20 nations compete in a collection of adaptive sports activities.
Members will compete in ten sports activities: athletics, weightlifting, hand archery, indoor rowing, a Land Rover driving problem, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, biking, sitting volleyball and swimming.
Sir Keith Mills, Chairman of the Invictus Video games Basis, mentioned: “We imagine the following Invictus Video games will act as an inspiration to opponents and people attending or watching at house.”
Right here is the whole lot it is advisable to know.
When do the Invictus Video games start and finish?
The video games start on Saturday 16 April and finish on Friday 22 April.
The place are they being held?
They’re being held in The Hague, the Netherlands.
What’s Harry and Meghan’s involvement?
Prince Harry launched the Invictus Video games in London 2014, after seeing a British staff compete on the US Warrior Video games in Colorado in 2013, a contest for wounded servicemen within the U.S.
The duke mentioned in a press launch: “At its coronary heart, the Invictus Video games is about empowering each single particular person around the globe.
“It’s a worldwide show of resilience, willpower, and neighborhood for which every of us can draw inspiration.”
Round 300 opponents from 13 international locations which fought alongside the UK in current navy campaigns took half within the 2014 occasion.
The Duchess of Sussex will be part of Prince Harry on the Invictus Video games in The Hague for the primary few days, says a spokesperson for the couple.
The place does ‘Invictus’ come from?
Organisers of the occasion say William Ernest Henley’s 16 line poem from 1875 ‘Invictus’ captures the spirit of the occasion.
An aumputee himself, the British poet’s work represents self-discipline and fortitude in adversity.
How can I watch it?
There are nonetheless no official broadcast particulars for the 2022 version of the Video games.
The BBC has the rights for all of the protection and might be providing highlights every day on BBC One.