In light of the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, Invictus Games The Hague 2020 has been postponed to 2021. Significant planning to scope the availability of key facilities and resources and confirm a new date for the Games is underway.
Team Australia Chef de Mission Brigadier Philip Winter said he knows that the team who have been training to compete and represent Australia are disappointed, but he also knows that for The Hague to deliver a safe, exciting and impactful Games, the wait until next year will be worth it.
“The 2020 Australian Team will all be invited to attend the Games in 2021 and I commend their resilience and commitment to training as they continue to prepare for the Games next year,” Brigadier Winter said.
The 2021 Games will be the fifth time the international games since their inception in 2014. The Australian Defence Force (ADF), Returned and Services League (RSL) and Veteran Sport Australia (VSA) will partner to send a combined team of 32 current and former serving ADF members to the Games.
The Invictus Games are an international adaptive sport competition for serving and former military personnel who have been wounded, injured or become ill during their military service.
The Invictus Games use the power of sport to motivate recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served their country.
The Games recognise the significant contribution made by family and friends in the recovery process.