Invictus Games London 2014

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The success of these Games can be measured not by medals won, but by the renewed sense of purpose and confidence in your abilities that you have gained."

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth

From the Closing Ceremony

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Invictus Games London 2014

Behind the Games
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Invictus Games London 2014

The inaugural Invictus Games, held from 10-14 September 2014 in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, brought together over 400 competitors from 13 nations around the world. Across four days of intense sporting action, they competed in ten sports in five venues.

Two years on from the spectacle of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, tens of thousands of people returned to pack iconic venues in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This time they were cheering on men and women who just six months prior had been unknown to the public, despite the personal sacrifice they had made on behalf of their country.

The Games started with a spectacular Opening Ceremony, with an audience of 5,000 gathering on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the special military themed opening event. A fly past from The Red Arrows, displays by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and the Queen’s Colour Squadron and performances from bands in the Royal Marines, Army and RAF kicked off the Games in style.

The Jaguar Land Rover Invictus Games Closing Concert was a star-studded event, featuring the likes of the Foo Fighters, Bryan Adams, Ellie Goulding and The Kaiser Chiefs. It was the perfect finale for an inspirational four days of sporting action.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth

"As I have followed the competition over the past four days, I have been deeply moved by your courage, determination and talent. The success of these Games can be measured not by medals won, but by the renewed sense of purpose and confidence in your abilities that you have gained."

The numbers

409 competitors; 204 support staff; 751 Family & Friends; Over 300 volunteers; 79,000 attendance across the Games

Medal Sports

Archery, Athletics, Cycling, Indoor Rowing, JLR Driving Challenge, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Rugby


The following 13 countries took part in the Games: Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, UK and USA.


10th - 14th September 2014


Venues included the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Lee Valley Athletics Centre and Gaydon JLR testing facility

London 2014 Gallery

Pushing the boundaries

London 2014

10th - 14th September

We just want to say thank you to everyone. This has meant so much.

Dave Henson Captain of British Armed Forces team

Memorable stories from London 2014

I AM coming to London

The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, in partnership with the Ministry of Defence, today announces that the ‘Invictus Games’ presented by Jaguar Land Rover, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel, will take place in London from 10-14 September 2014.

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