The Unconquered – The Invictus Games 2018

With Price Harry and Meaghan Markle arriving in Sydney, as well seeing advertising all over the city, you’ve probably heard that the Invictus Games are about to start!

So, what is it?

The Invictus Games is an international multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans compete. This event was created by Prince Harry in 2014 after he attended the Warrior Games in the United States in 2013 and saw the positive effect sport can have on servicemen and women.

The first Invictus Games were hosted by London in 2014 with more than 400 competitors from 13 nations. The second Invictus Games were hosted by Orlando and the third in Toronto. Sydney now hosts the forth Invictus Games with over 500 competitors from 18 countries to compete in 11 medal sports.

When is it?

The 2018 Games run from 20th October to 27th October.

Events:

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Indoor Rowing
  • Jaguar Land Rover Driving
  • Powerlifting
  • Road Cycling
  • Sailing
  • Sitting Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Wheelchair Ruby
  • Wheelchair Tennis

Schedule:

Saturday, October 20

7:30pm-9pm: Opening Ceremony, Sydney Opera House

Sunday, October 21

9:30am-12:30pm: Road cycling time trial
11:30am-4:50pm: Sailing
1:30pm-6:00pm: Road cycling criterium (bike race)

Monday, October 22

9:00am-1:30pm: Indoor rowing
4:30pm-8:30pm: Sitting volleyball (pool play 3)

Tuesday, October 23

9:30am-12:00pm: Swimming heats
1:30pm-6:15pm: Powerlifting (session 1)
2:00pm-4:00pm: Sitting volleyball semi-finals
5:30pm-9:00pm: Sitting volleyball medal finals

Wednesday, October 24

9:00am-12:30pm: Powerlifting (session 2)
9:00am-12:15pm: Wheelchair rugby (pool play 1)
1:15pm-4:25pm: Wheelchair rugby (pool play 2)
1:30pm-6:30pm: Powerlifting (session 3)
5:00pm-10:00pm: Swimming finals
6:30pm-9:40pm: Wheelchair rugby (pool play 3)

Thursday, October 25

9:00am-5:05pm: Athletics (session 1)
2:30pm-4:10pm: Wheelchair rugby semi-finals
5:30pm-8:55pm: Wheelchair rugby celebrity match and medal finals

Friday, October 26

9:00am-11:35am: Wheelchair basketball (pool play 1)
10:00am-3:05pm: Athletics (session 2)
1:00pm-3:35pm: Wheelchair basketball (pool play 2)
5:00pm-9:05pm: Athletics (session 3)
5:00pm-8:30pm: Wheelchair basketball (pool play 3)

Saturday, October 27

9:30am-11:40am: Wheelchair basketball semi-finals
1:00pm-3:40pm: Wheelchair basketball medal finals
7:30pm-9:00pm: Closing ceremony, Sydney Olympic Park

Where to watch it?

If you can’t get down to any of the events, ABC’s iView will exclusively stream each event as well as cover the opening and closing ceremonies.

Nicole Parker

About Nicole Parker

Nicole completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy from ACU and has worked exclusively in a Private Practice setting since graduating. Nicole has been involved as a Physiotherapist with various netball teams and has enjoyed the challenge of working with a wide range of patients both on and off the courts. As well as her love of sport, Nicole has a special interest in hr treatment of neck pain and headaches. She has also completed further training in Pilates Matwork from the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, and plans to continue to expand her Pilates skill set. Nicole loves maintaining an active lifestyle and is a keen traveller.

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