Next Invictus Games to be held in 2016

Monday November 17, 2014

The bidding process for the next Invictus Games in spring 2016 and summer 2017 is now open The Invictus Games Organising Committee announced on Monday.

In order to give hosts enough time to plan and fundraise for the next Invictus Games, no tournament will take place in 2015.

Prince Harry, the founder of the event, said that he "always hoped September's Games would just be the beginning".

"I am delighted there is an appetite to build on the success of 2014 and broaden the concept in the future."

Dave Henson, Captain of the British Armed Forces Team, said he was "delighted" to hear about plans for 2016 and 2017.

"The Games have been an incredible success and I can speak for many other wounded, injured and sick service-people when I say we are very keen to see them being held again.

The first ever Invictus Games saw over 400 competitors from 13 nations compete in nine sports, as well as a driving challenge organised by Jaguar Land Rover, over the course of 5 days in London this year.

The sporting event was attended by some 79,000 spectators, with over another 10million viewers watching at home.

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