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Invictus Games Toronto 2017
The third Invictus Games took place in Toronto, Canada from 23-30 September 2017. These Games brought together 539 competitors from 17 nations for 8 days of fierce competition. As well as countries who participated in the 2014 and 2016 Invictus Games, Iraq, Ukraine and Romania took part in their first ever Games. Competitors were joined by over 1,000 of their families and friends to recognise the vital role they play on a competitor’s recovery journey.
Competitors took part in 12 adaptive sports including archery, athletics, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair rugby and new to the Games, golf. All competitions took place in state-of-the-art sport venues throughout Toronto and were packed with thousands of cheering fans. There was also a driving challenge by Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Presenting Partner Jaguar Land Rover.
The 2017 Games also introduced the first-ever Invictus Games relay which ignited the Invictus Games spirit across Canada, reaching 32 military bases and neighbouring communities.
"To the competitors, through your athleticism, through your drive and your competitive spirit, you are showing the world that illness and injury can actually be a source of tremendous strength. We know that no one leaves a battlefield unchanged and that not all scars can be seen."
Overall attendance: 75,000
Number of volunteers: 1,427 (worked a total of 80,000 hours)
Number of service dogs: 14
Hours of competition: 152
Number of accredited media: 621
Archery, Athletics, Cycling, Golf, Indoor Rowing, JLR Driving Challenge, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Tennis and Wheelchair Rugby
17 nations took part in the Games: Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Iraq, Jordan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, UK, Ukraine, and USA.
23rd - 30th September 2017
The Games were perceived, above all else, as being about the competitors — at 64 per cent rather than the 53 for the competition.