Invictus Games The Hague 2020 confirmed for April 16-22, 2022
April 7, 2021 - The Invictus Games The Hague 2020 presented by Jaguar Land Rover, which has already been postponed twice due to the Coronavirus pandemic, has found a new date in the Spring of 2022, and will be held from April 16 to 22.
The new date has been decided by the Invictus Games Foundation and the Dutch Organizing Committee, in consultation with the municipality of The Hague, the participating nations and partners.
Fifth edition in The Hague
The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans. The Games uses the power of sport to drive recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate wider understanding and respect for those who serve or have served their country. Since the inaugural Invictus Games in London in 2014, the following Invictus Games have been held in Orlando (2016), Toronto (2017) and Sydney (2018).
The fifth Invictus Games, which will still be referred to as the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, will thus now be held in The Hague from April 16-22, 2022 with more than 500 participants from 20 countries participating in ten adaptive sports events. In the plans, the safety and well-being of the participants always comes first, with a focus on their recovery.
Wouter Bakker, Team Captain for the Dutch Team: "We look forward to experiencing the Games in 2022 as they were meant to be: with friends & family and with the support of the public from the stands. Until then, we will continue to do our best to be fit and prepared, we will keep moving and keep the spirit of the Invictus Games. We look forward to seeing all participants and spectators in good health in The Hague in April 2022. "
Mart de Kruif, chairman of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, said: “We still strive to deliver a safe, surprising and impactful Games. It looks like this should be possible in 2022, and we look forward to hosting them. It was of course a big disappointment that the Invictus Games could not take place, but also understandable in the current situation. All the hard work and efforts of the organization and our partners are very valuable and form a good basis for an even more beautiful event in 2022. As an organization we also want to show our own resilience and the Invictus Spirit. Now that we have a date to focus on, we and the competitors can set new goals and our Invictus family will show its strength to the world in 2022.”
Thanks to the support of partners and suppliers, the Organizing Committee can continue to support the recovery of international wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans. The entire Invictus Family is very grateful for the continuous support of all involved in organizing the Invictus Games The Hague 2020. The sponsors and partners did not have to think long about a possible restart and all have extended their support through to 2022.
Conny Wenting, CEO of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, said: “Thanks to many stakeholders, we managed to find a new date in 2022. The municipality of The Hague warmly welcomes us to the Zuiderpark, in the midst of a busy schedule with other postponed events. We are grateful for the support of our founding, presenting partner and all sponsors, this gives us the motivation and a lot of confidence that we can realize an event with an enormous impact and charisma in 2022 even under the current circumstances.”
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About Invictus Games The Hague 2020
De Invictus Games is een internationaal sportevenement voor fysiek en/of mentaal gewonde militairen. De Invictus Games gebruikt de kracht van sport om herstel te stimuleren, revalidatie te ondersteunen en breder begrip en respect te genereren voor hen die hun land dienen of gediend hebben.
‘Invictus’ staat voor ‘onoverwonnen’. Het symboliseert de vechtlustige geest, van fysiek en/of mentaal gewonde militairen. Het laat zien wat je, ondanks je verwondingen, kunt bereiken.
Aan de Invictus Games, die in het voorjaar van 2022 in Den Haag worden gehouden, doen 500 deelnemers mee, uit 19 verschillende landen. Zij zullen actief zijn in tien verschillende sporten.
Alle deelnemers mogen, op uitnodiging en kosten van de organisatie, twee vrienden of familieleden die hebben geholpen tijdens het revalidatieproces meenemen naar het evenement.
Iedere deelnemer aan de Invictus Games heeft zijn eigen verhaal, maar allen hebben ze de innerlijke kracht gevonden om door te gaan en zichzelf op te richten. Alleen, met hulp van familie en vrienden, maar altijd mede dankzij de kracht van sport.
The Invictus Games is an international adaptive sporting event for Wounded, Injured and Sick Servicemen and women, both serving and veteran. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of all those who serve their country.
The word ‘Invictus’ means ‘unconquered’. It embodies the fighting spirit of wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and personifies what these tenacious men and women can achieve post injury.
The Invictus Games is about much more than just sport – it captures hearts, challenges minds and changes lives.
The Invictus Games 2020 will be held in The Hague in the spring of 2022 and invites 500 competitors, from 19 different countries. They will participate in 10 different sports.
All competitors may bring two friends or family members who have helped during the rehabilitation process, at the invitation and expense of the organization.
The participants all have their own story of physical and/or psychological injury or illness. But all of them have found the inner strength to go on and reinvent themselves. Sometimes alone, often with the help of family and friends, but always through the power of sport. The Invictus Games The Hague 2020 is the platform to share their stories and add another chapter to their book of life.