Get prepared: One year until Invictus Games Sydney

 Today marks one year to go until more than 500 wounded, injured and ill veteran and current servicemen and women descend on Sydney to showcase the healing power of sport and the resilience of the human spirit.

“Prince Harry reminded us last month that it’s now ‘game on down under’, and we’re all systems go as we prepare to welcome the Invictus Games to Australia,” said Invictus Games Sydney chief delivery officer, Michael Hartung.
“For many of our wounded warriors and the family and friends who support them, their Invictus Games journey is just beginning and in 365 days they will arrive at the Sydney Opera House to celebrate how far they’ve come.”
[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”15046″ align=”left”]“What a wonderful moment that will be for our international visitors, our Australian team and the family and friends who have shared their journey of rehabilitation,” he said.
The 2017 Invictus Games were held in Toronto last month and Mr Hartung said there was a real sense of excitement in Canada about next year’s Games ‘down under’.
New South Wales premier, the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, has called on all Australians to get on board for Invictus Games 2018.
“On 20 October 2018, NSW will celebrate the healing power of sport and cheer on more than 500 competitors from 18 nations,” said the Premier. “I look forward to welcoming competitors to NSW for an unforgettable Invictus Games.”
“Our entire state is incredibly proud of the Invictus Games competitors who have represented NSW and the nation so well in Toronto and we are all counting down to Sydney 2018,” said NSW minister for Veterans Affairs, the Hon David Elliott MP.
More than 500 competitors from 18 nations will compete in 11 sports in Sydney from October 20 to 27 in 2018. The events will be staged across Greater Sydney, including Sydney Olympic Park and on and around Sydney Harbour, with the Opening Ceremony to be held at the Sydney Opera House.
“Invictus Games Sydney 2018 would not be possible without the amazing support of our event partners from government, business, not-for-profit and the defence community’” said Mr Hartung.

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