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ETIAM IN PUGNA

Still in the Fight

Invictus Games

The Invictus Games is a Paralympic-style competitive event showing the unconquerable spirit of wounded, ill, and injured service men and women. Team US is made up of competitors from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Special Operations Command. Many of them have competed at Warrior Games and/or previous Invictus Games and are at the top of their game. While this is a competitive event it's more about the indomitable spirit of our wounded warriors and highlights the resiliency needed to adjust to a new "normal." If you've never witnessed something like this then you are in for a treat. 

 

The Invictus Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for defence personnel who are striving to overcome physical and emotional challenges. The Games also recognise the significant contribution made by family and friends in the recovery process. Rather than an elite sports competition, the Invictus Games is for competitors of all abilities and seeks to ignite their "unconquerable" spirit.

 

This year the Invictus Games will be held in Sydney, Australia, October 20-27th. Competition will occur at multiple venues including the Olympic Park, Opera House, and Sydney Harbour. There are 500 competitors from 18 Nations competing in 11 sports including archery, athletics, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, sailing, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, and wheelchair rugby. Check back here for updates and stories about your team. Are you ready? #IAM


Learn more about the Invictus Games at the official site:  https://www.invictusgames2018.org/

Social Media Channels:

  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/InvictusSydney
  • Instagram: www.instagram.com/invictusgames2018
  • Twitter www.twitter.com/invictussydney
  • Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/invictussydney
  • YouTube: www.youtube.com (search InvictusSydney)

Invictus, a poem by William Ernest Henley

Invictus, a poem by William Ernest Henley from Invictus Games Sydney 2018 on Vimeo.

Members of the Invictus Games community have joined together to narrate the poem, Invictus by William Ernest Henley. The poem reminds us all of the power of resilience and the unconquered human spirit. "I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul' has become a rallying cry for the wounded, injured and ill former and currently serving defence personnel who are using the healing power of sport to recover, rehabilitate and overcome.

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