Prince Harry and all parties involved had always hoped that the 2014 Games would be just the beginning of the Invictus story and that other cities and countries would take up the challenge and continue the legacy.
Thanks to its success, the inaugural Invictus Games has created the blueprint for inspiring many more ‘wounded warriors’ on their journey of recovery. For every competitor that took part in 2014, there are ten more who could benefit from having the same opportunity.
We want to build on the success of 2014 and broaden the concept in the future. The Invictus Games Foundation was set up to manage the process of selecting the hosts of future games and overseeing their delivery.
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The inaugural Invictus Games in London 2014 used the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick service men and women. The Invictus Games Foundation has been set up to develop this legacy, manage the process of selecting the hosts of future games and oversee their delivery. The Foundation recently announced that the next Invictus Games will take place the 9th - 16th of May 2020 in the Hague the Netherlands.
"These Games have shone a spotlight on the 'unconquerable' character of servicemen and women, their families and the 'invictus' spirit."
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
BY WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY
THE HAGUE 2020