His Royal Highness looks back at the success of the 2014 games, and announces that the next games will take place in Orlando in 2016.
A full transcript of Prince Harry’s video message can also be downloaded from this link: http://we.tl/tD0M0swD0w
The Invictus Games is the international adaptive sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women, both serving and veteran. They use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of all those who serve their country.
The inaugural Invictus Games, held in London last September, saw over 400 competitors from 13 nations compete in nine sports, as well as a driving challenge organised by Jaguar Land Rover.
Teams came from Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Georgia, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, UK and USA. The nine sports were Archery, Athletics, Wheelchair Basketball, Road Cycling, Powerlifting, Indoor Rowing, Wheelchair Rugby, Swimming and Sitting Volleyball. Crowds of over 65,000 people packed venues on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Lee Valley Athletics Centre from 10 – 14 September and more than 10 million watched the Games on the BBC.