INVICTUS GAMES SYDNEY 2018 TO REIGNITE 2000 PARALYMPIC SPIRIT THIS OCTOBER
31 Jul 2018
- Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will be held from 20-27 October 2018;
- Founded by HRH The Duke of Sussex, the Games use the healing power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and ill active service members and veterans. The Games also recognise the significant contribution made by family and friends in the recovery process;
- Invictus Games Sydney 2018 coincides with the 18th anniversary of the 2000 Paralympics, and the Centenary of the end of World War 1;
- More than 500 competitors from 18 nations will be competing in Sydney Olympic Park, where nine of the 11 medal sports will be hosted;
- Tickets to all events can be purchased here
THE indomitable Invictus spirit is on its way to Sydney.
Eighteen years to the day since the ground-breaking Sydney 2000 Paralympics, the Invictus Games – the brainchild of His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex – will be staged in Sydney from 20–27 October.
Founded in 2014, the Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and ill active service members and veterans. ‘Invictus’ is Latin for ‘unconquered’ and the Games celebrate the unconquerable human spirit of the competitors and the family and friends who support them. Sydney won the bid to host the fourth Invictus Games due to its presence on the world stage, its storied military history, and its love for all things sport.
Patrick Kidd OBE, CEO Invictus Games Sydney 2018, is calling on Australians to buy tickets and be in the stands to support our wounded warriors at the Games.
“Invictus Games Sydney 2018 provides a moment in time for us all to join together and actively demonstrate our support for our veterans and service personnel”, said Mr Kidd.
“This will be an unforgettable experience as we salute the courage and resilience of those who will compete in Sydney during eight days of incredible competition. Don’t miss your chance to be there.”
Sydney Olympic Park – home of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and Paralympic Games – will host 11 of the 13 medaled sports for the Games. Many of the adaptive sports featured in the Paralympics will once again return to Sydney.
The Quaycentre will host Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Rugby from 24-27 October, while Swimming events will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on 23-24 October.
Archery will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre on 25 October and Powerlifting at the Genea Netball Centre 24 October.
New sports not part of the 2000 Games will also be featured, such as Sitting Volleyball (23 October at the Quaycentre) and Indoor Rowing (22 October at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre).
Tickets to each event can be obtained here
The 18 nations competing at Invictus Games Sydney 2018 are:
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
For more about Invictus Games Sydney 2018, sports and competitors head to the official website