Have you been following the 98-member U.S. Team as they compete in the inaugural Invictus Games in London? The competition, which is based on the Warrior Games features approximately 430 active duty and veteran wounded, ill, and injured Service members from fourteen nations. The competition kicked off September 10 and runs through September 14.
Participants will compete in nine sports including: cycling, swimming, wheelchair rugby, track and field, archery, powerlifting, wheelchair basketball, indoor rowing, and sitting volleyball.
Our U.S. Team is comprised of 53 active duty and 45 veterans – 20 from the Marine Corps, 22 from the Army, 22 from the Air Force, 22 from the Navy, and 12 from U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Their wounds, illnesses, and injuries range from PTS, PTSD, and TBI, to spinal cord injuries, autoimmune diseases, and amputations.
We haven’t found a live, online stream of the 2014 Invictus Games. In the meantime, you can view video highlights and watch our U.S. Military Team in action. If we find a way to watch the action live before the games end, we’ll share here on our blog.