At A Glance
Established by Prince Harry in 2014, the Invictus Games are the only international adaptive sporting event for ill, wounded and injured active duty and veteran service members.
12 adaptive sports, including wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, a variety of track and field events and, new to the 2017 Games, golf.
From September 23 to 30, 2017, Toronto will host more than 550 competitors from 17 nations for 8 days of fierce competition.
All competitors will be active duty and veteran service members from participating allied nations who have become ill or injured during or as a direct consequence of their service.
Fully integrated Games, meaning some competitions will see able-bodied and disabled competitors of both genders compete side-by-side.
The 2017 Games will introduce the first-ever Invictus Games relay in the history of the Invictus Games, igniting the Invictus Games spirit across all 32 Canadian military bases and neighbouring communities.
Spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies that will celebrate the outstanding performances and achievements of our unconquered competitors.
The 2017 Invictus Games will be a historic opportunity for Canada and its citizens to pay tribute to and support our wounded, ill and injured soldiers, along with their families, for the sacrifices they make every day on behalf of the 35 million of us. This country’s non-military citizens actively look for ways to express their gratitude to our military, and the Invictus Games will provide an ideal forum for what we know will be an unprecedented outpouring of support.
–Michael Burns, Chief Executive Officer, Invictus Games Toronto 2017