The third Invictus Games will be held in Toronto in 2017. The announcement was made by Prince Harry, founder of the Invictus Games Foundation. The Invictus Games uses the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the wounded, injured and sick servicemen and servicewomen. According to the Invictus Games Foundation, Toronto was awarded the 2017 Games because of the city’s sporting venues and infrastructure, which were utilized to host the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
“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,” said Michael Burns, CEO of Invictus Games Toronto 2017.
The first Invictus Games were held in London in 2014. This year, the 2016 Games will be staged at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida,
“The last Invictus Games inspired tens of thousands of people and was enjoyed by millions of others around the world,” Prince Harry said. “I always hoped the Invictus story would continue after the London games. And having seen so many new people benefit from their journey to Orlando this year, I definitely didn’t want it to end here.”