Invictus Games 2016
Most of us will never know the full horrors of combat. Many Service men and women suffer life-changing injuries, both visible and invisible, while serving their countries. How do these men and women find the motivation to move on and not be defined by their injuries?
How can they be recognized for their achievements and not given sympathy? Prince Harry asked these questions. On a trip to the Warrior Games in the USA in 2013, he saw how the power of sport could help physically, psychologically, and socially. His mind was made up. London would host the inaugural Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, ill, and injured Service men and women – both active duty and veteran.
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According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, studies show that adaptive sports provide clear benefits for disabled veterans including less stress, reduced dependency on pain and depression medication, fewer secondary medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, hypertension), higher achievement in education and employment and more independence.
Service men and women, both active duty and veteran, from around the world succumb to wounds, illnesses, and injuries during their time of service. Global awareness of the life-altering impacts from these wounds, illnesses, and injures by non-military and non-military family members has not been fully realized.
In the United States alone, there are over 50,000 wounded Service members – which does not include the invisible wounds: PTS, PTSD, and TBIs. The wounded, ill, and injured men and women in uniform around the world will need live a lifetime of recovery and rehabilitation. But they do not go through the recovery and rehabilitation processes alone; their families are greatly impacted and everyone must adjust to a “new normal” in their daily activities and lifestyle.
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July 07, 2016:Marks earns Army's inaugural berth in Paralympic swimming
May 16, 2016:
Support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their countries
May 16, 2016:
Athlete Dedicates Invictus Medals to Soldier Who Saved His Life
May 13, 2016:
Competitors Enjoy Camaraderie at 2016 Invictus Games
May 05, 2016:
Archer hopes to win gold for USA at Invictus
The Invictus Games Orlando 2016 for our Wounded Warriors will feature 10 competitive events including archery, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.
The second Invictus Games will be held May 8-12, 2016, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.