Founded by Prince Harry, the Invictus Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women and the families that play such an important supporting role. It is the only international adaptive sporting event for wounded, ill and injured active duty and veteran service members.
17 nations will compete in ten different adaptive sports with events being held across Greater Sydney, including Sydney Olympic Park and on and around Sydney Harbour.
This will be the Games in which the community embraces those that serve, and have served, and the family and friends that support them; it will inspire the many who on a daily basis battle to turn adversity into opportunity.
Prince Harry announced on 12 November 2016, that the 2018 Invictus Games have been awarded to Sydney, Australia. The fourth Invictus Games, will be held 20-27 October 2018, with around 500 competitors taking part from 17 nations. Sydney follows fellow host cities London 2014 and Orlando 2016, with Toronto in 23-30 September 2017.