It's game on in the Hague
16 April 2022
The countdown is officially over for the highly-anticipated international adaptive sports competition as the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 kicks off in The Netherlands.
The Invictus Games is an international adaptive multi-sports competition that will bring together up to 500 serving and former military personnel from 20 nations who have been wounded, injured or become ill during their military service.
The combined Australian team includes 32 serving and former serving military personnel along with over 100 of their family and friends. The team are enjoying the hospitality of The Hague during the games that run from 16 to 22 April 2022.
The Chief of Joint Capabilities, Lieutenant General John Frewen, said the competitors were an inspiration to many and were doing Australia proud.
“Many of our competitors have found that this incredible opportunity improved their lives and are approaching everyday tasks with renewed vigour. They are looking for opportunities to play more active roles in helping their fellow service men and women in their road to recovery,” Lieutenant General Frewen said.
“The Games are an opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who have defended our freedoms and values and to pay respect to their courage and determination to overcome adversity to be able to compete on the world stage.
“I would like to acknowledge the family and friends who have supported the ongoing recovery of our wounded, injured and ill personnel. I know they feel immense pride at the achievements of the competitors.”
Previous Invictus Games have been held in London (2014), Orlando (2016), Toronto (2017) and Sydney (2018).
Competitor biographies are available online at www.defence.gov.au/events/invictus-games-hague-2020-aus-team-members.
Imagery will be available at https://images.defence.gov.au/invictus