Spirit celebrated at closing ceremony of Invictus Games
23 April 2022
The achievements of Australian competitors were celebrated last night at the closing ceremony of Invictus Games in The Hague 2020.
The ceremony marked the end of the 2020 Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands, which was held from 16 to 22 April 2022, after twice being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chief of Joint Capabilities, Lieutenant General John Frewen, DSC, AM, represented the Australian Defence Force at the event.
“Our competitors joined others from 20 nations, all of whom came together to demonstrate the true meaning of the Invictus Games spirit and proved to the world that anything is possible,” Lieutenant General Frewen said.
“Our competitors have an untiring drive to overcome adversity.
“The tenacity, strength and sportsmanship of our Australian competitors is commendable.”
The Australian team of 32 serving and former-serving military personnel were joined at the closing ceremony by friends, family and fans from all over the world who came together to celebrate the successes of the Invictus Games competitors.
The Australian contingent will depart tomorrow on a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A to return home.
The next Invictus Games will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 2023.
The Invictus Games is an international, adaptive multi-sports competition for serving and former military personnel who have been wounded, injured or become ill during their military service.
Competitor biographies are online at Team Australia
Imagery is available at https://images.defence.gov.au/invictus
Vision for broadcast is available at Invictus Games 2022
The Australian Invictus Games team, and their family and friends will arrive in Sydney, NSW, early on Monday, 25 April 2022. Further information will be available shortly.
SQNLDR Amanda Scott (Head of Public Affairs, Team Australia, Invictus Games The Hague 2020): +61 422 608 291
Defence media: media [at] defence.gov.au