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​100 days until Invitcus Games Sydney

Published date: Thursday, 12 July 2018

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The countdown is on for Invictus Games Sydney 2018 with 100 days to go before the Opening Ceremony.

The Games will bring more than 500 service personnel from 18 nations to compete over eight days in 11 sports such as swimming, wheelchair rugby, and sailing in Sydney.

Prince Harry, His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, created the Invictus Games after a trip to the Warrior Games in the United States in 2013 where he saw the physical, psychological and social benefits of sport for wounded, injured or ill service personnel.

Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott said the Games confirms NSW’s reputation as the home of major events and continuing Sydney’s sporting legacy from the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“We are honoured to host Prince Harry’s Invictus Games in Sydney,” Mr Elliott said.

“The spirit of the Anzac lives on in these athletes at a time when we are commemorating the Centenary of the end of World War I and the service and sacrifice of Australia’s servicemen and women.

“I encourage everyone to get along to the Games. It will be an unforgettable experience to cheer on these athletes as they turn adversity into opportunity.

“If you haven’t already got your tickets then get moving.”

In 2016, the NSW Government launched a successful bid to host the Games in Sydney. The Games start on Saturday, October 20 and tickets start from $20.

Fans can secure their place in the stands by visiting https://www.invictusgames2018.org/the-games/tickets/.