The fifth annual Invictus Video games formally kick off in The Hague, Netherlands in 2022, however earlier than we go any additional, you could be questioning what the Invictus Games are all about. After serving in Afghanistan, Prince Harry was launched to the Warrior Video games throughout a visit to the US in 2013. He made it his mission to create an occasion much like it that used sports activities to assist help the bodily, psychological, and social restoration of active-duty troopers and veterans, and in consequence, Harry launched the seven-day sporting occasion in September 2014. The title comes from the Latin phrase “invictus,” that means unconquered or undefeated, and the competitors options greater than 550 opponents from 17 nations and a dozen sports activities, together with archery, biking, golf, indoor rowing, and wheelchair basketball.
The video games doubtless maintain a particular place in Harry and Meghan’s coronary heart, because it’s the place the couple first met. Again in Could 2016, Harry was launching the 2017 occasion in Toronto, the place Meghan had been filming Fits. A yr later, the philanthropic occasion doubled because the pair’s first public look as a pair. Quick-forward to current day, and the duke and duchess at the moment are engaged on a collection with Netflix concerning the competitors. In April, Harry and Meghan introduced their upcoming docuseries titled Coronary heart of Invictus, which is able to observe athletes as they put together for the 2022 Invictus Video games within the Netherlands.
“For the reason that very first Invictus Video games again in 2014, we knew that every competitor would contribute in their very own distinctive option to a mosaic of resilience, dedication, and resolve,” Harry stated in an announcement on Archewell’s web site. “This collection will give communities around the globe a window into the transferring and uplifting tales of those opponents on their path to the Netherlands subsequent yr. As Archewell Productions’ first collection with Netflix, in partnership with the Invictus Video games Basis, I could not be extra excited for the journey forward or prouder of the Invictus neighborhood for repeatedly inspiring international therapeutic, human potential and continued service.” A premiere date for the present has but to be launched.