Invictus Games coming to Toronto

Wounded, injured, sick service men and women get chance to represent country again

Definition of Invictus

Latin adjective, “unconquered, unsubdued, invincible.”


Prince Harry announced Wednesday he is bringing the Invictus Games to Toronto in September 2017.

“Today I am absolutely delighted to announce that the Invictus legacy will continue, when Toronto hosts the third Invictus Games in September 2017,” Prince Harry said in the video.

The Invictus Games offers wounded, injured and sick service men and women a chance to represent their country once again. Athletes will be training for sports such as track and field, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis. Prince Harry has high hopes for Toronto in 2017 and even hinted hockey might be added to the games.

“The Invictus Games in Toronto will have more competitors, more participating nations and more sports then ever before,” he said in the video. “It will even involve competing on ice. Cause its Canada after all.”

Toronto does not have to wait until 2017 to see the prince. He also announced that he plans to make a stop in Toronto before heading to Orlando, where the 2016 Invictus Games will be held.

“From what I’ve seen, the plans for 2017 are already developing well,” he said in the video. “I’ll be heading to Toronto in May, on my way to Orlando for the official launch of the countdown to the 2017 Invictus Games.”


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Posted: Mar 18 2016 11:49 am
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