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What you need to know about the Invictus Games

Last Updated Sep 22, 2017 at 2:19 pm EDT

Invictus Games founder Prince Harry is in Toronto for the multi-sport competition that gets underway in the city this weekend. Here’s what you need to know about the annual event.

What are the Invictus Games?

The Invictus Games are an international sporting event for wounded, ill and injured servicemen and women, both currently serving and veterans.

When and why were the Games founded?

Prince Harry founded the Invictus Games in 2014 as a way to inspire and motivate wounded soldiers on their paths to recovery and generate understanding and respect for those who serve their country.

Which nations participate?

Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, New Zealand, Netherlands, Romania, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Which sports are included in the Games?

Archery, athletics, cycling, golf, indoor rowing, driving, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis

Where will the competitions be held?

Air Canada Centre, Fort York National Historic Site, Nathan Phillips Square, Mattamy Athletic Centre, St. George’s Golf and Country Club, the Distillery District, High Park, Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, York Lions Stadium

Where will the Invictus Games be held next year?

Sydney, Australia