Doug Henry Chevrolet Buick GMC is all about supporting the men and women who serve in our armed services. We’re proud to offer military savings to our active and retired service members and we’re excited that the Invictus Games will be returning this year. If you’ve never heard of the Invictus Games, read on to learn more, then mark your calendar for April 16th and tune in to support our veterans.
What are the Invictus Games?
The Invictus Games are a sporting event that allows wounded soldiers to compete in a tournament of skills much like the Olympics. Prince Harry started the games in 2014 after seeing the Warrior Games in the United States. Prince Harry is a former service member himself. Therefore, he wanted an opportunity to show the world the talent, strength, and abilities of wounded and injured servicemen and women. Prince Harry took the name for the Invictus Games from a poem by William Ernest Henley. “Invictus” means “unconquered”, and that is what the poem and the games embody.
Who is Competing in the Invictus Games?
There will be more than 500 talented athletes competing in the 2022 Invictus Games. All of which will represent one of 20 countries that have assembled a team. The countries participating include the United States, Great Britain, Poland, New Zealand, Australia, Afghanistan, Germany, France, and Denmark. This year, the United States will be sending 65 competitors to the Invictus Games. You can see a full list of athletes representing our Department of Defense here.
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Where and When Can I Watch the Invictus Games?
The Invictus Games will be hosted in The Hague, Netherlands. The games will kick off on April 16th and end on April 22nd. So, over the course of a week, you’ll have an opportunity to catch the competitors as they compete in archery, cycling, volleyball, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and a Land Rover driving challenge. As of right now, the Invictus Games have not announced whether the games will be streamed live on any services. The Invictus Games Foundation has an active YouTube channel and will likely post highlights from the games throughout the competition.
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