Invictus Games over 2 jaar in Duitsland

Het toernooi vindt in 2020 plaats in Düsseldorf. Maar eerst is het van 9 tot en met 16 mei de beurt aan Den Haag!

Deze week werd bekend dat Düsseldorf in 2022 gastheer van de Invictus Games is. Prins Harry – die zelf twee keer werd uitgezonden naar Afghanistan – was in 2014 initiatiefnemer voor het toernooi dat is bedoeld om de militairen te helpen bij hun herstel. De deelnemers doen mee aan sporten als rolstoelbasketbal, zitvolleybal, rolstoeltennis, indoorroeien en rolstoelrugby.

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Betrokkenheid Harry

De premier van Noord-Rijnland-Westfalen hoopt dat prins Harry bij de Invictus Games betrokken blijft. Ondanks dat hij en Meghan hebben besloten om een stap terug te doen uit het koningshuis.

 

Dit bericht bekijken op Instagram

 

HRH The Duke of Sussex announces the Invictus Games 2022 will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany! WEDNESDAY 15TH JANUARY 2020: HRH The Duke of Sussex, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, today announced that the Invictus Games 2022 will be hosted in Düsseldorf, Germany. Invictus Games Foundation Patron, HRH The Duke of Sussex said “I am honoured that Germany will take the Invictus Story further, with the sixth Invictus Games heading to Düsseldorf in 2022. Germany has been a key part of the Invictus Games family since the very start in 2014 and I know that they will be exemplary hosts in picking up the mantle and showcasing what sport continues to do for these inspirational men and women in their recovery. I hope everyone in Germany is ready for what will be an incredible week of sport! I have no doubt that the German public will get right behind these Games and that every single competitor can expect a warm welcome and an amazing atmosphere. And as we look ahead to the upcoming Invictus Games The Hague 2020, I’m delighted that two new nations, Belgium and the Republic of Korea, will be taking part for the first time, bringing the number of nations in the Invictus Family to 20 in 2020.” The Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2022 will bring together over 500 competitors from 20 nations to compete in a series of adaptive sports. The city was selected following a competitive process, with the Invictus Games Foundation Chairman, Sir Keith Mills GBE, thanking the other bids for their strong commitment to the international wounded, injured and sick (WIS) service community, and noting that, “the German Games look set to provide a fantastic experience for the competitors, and their Friends and Family.” He further added, “With the upcoming Games taking place in The Hague, marking its own journey of rebuilding and rehabilitation, taking the Invictus Games on to Düsseldorf in 2022 will allow the German hosts and the competitors to continue to inspire those watching or attending and build respect for serving personnel or veterans with wounds, injuries or illnesses.” #invictusgames #dukeofsussex

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Bron: ANP. Beeld Instagram

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