The new date has been decided by the Invictus Games Foundation and the Dutch Organizing Committee, in reference with the municipality of The Hague, the participating nations and partners .
Fifth edition in The Hague
The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans. The Games uses the ability of sport to drive recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate across-the-board reason and respect for those who serve or have served their state. Since the inaugural address Invictus Games in London in 2014, the follow Invictus Games have been held in Orlando ( 2016 ), Toronto ( 2017 ) and Sydney ( 2018 ) .
The fifth Invictus Games, which will hush be referred to as the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, will thus now be held in The Hague from April 16-22, 2022 with more than 500 participants from 20 countries participating in ten adaptive sports events. In the plans, the base hit and wellbeing of the participants always comes first, with a focus on their recovery.
Wouter Bakker, Team Captain for the Dutch Team : “ We look advancing to experiencing the Games in 2022 as they were meant to be : with friends & class and with the back of the public from the stands. Until then, we will continue to do our best to be equip and prepare, we will keep motivate and keep the spirit of the Invictus Games. We look forward to seeing all participants and spectators in well health in The Hague in April 2022. ”
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Mart de Kruif, chairman of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, said : “ We still strive to deliver a safe, surprise and impactful Games. It looks like this should be possible in 2022, and we look forward to hosting them. It was of course a big disappointment that the Invictus Games could not take place, but besides apprehensible in the stream situation. All the hard ferment and efforts of the administration and our partners are identical valuable and form a good basis for an even more beautiful event in 2022. As an organization we besides want to show our own resilience and the Invictus Spirit. now that we have a date to focus on, we and the competitors can set newfangled goals and our Invictus kin will show its lastingness to the populace in 2022. ”
Thanks to the support of partners and suppliers, the Organizing Committee can continue to support the recovery of international wounded, injured and pale service personnel and veterans. The entire Invictus Family is identical grateful for the continuous support of all involved in organizing the Invictus Games The Hague 2020. The sponsors and partners did not have to think farseeing about a possible resume and all have extended their defend through to 2022 .
Conny Wenting, CEO of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, said : “ Thanks to many stakeholders, we managed to find a newfangled date in 2022. The municipality of The Hague warmly welcomes us to the Zuiderpark, in the midst of a busy schedule with early postpone events. We are grateful for the defend of our initiation, presenting partner and all sponsors, this gives us the motivation and a draw of assurance that we can realize an event with an enormous impact and charisma in 2022 even under the stream circumstances. ”