Invictus Games 2016: A look at the competition

Prince Harry returns to the United States for the 2016 Invictus Games, an international Paralympic-style multi-sport event. Putting it simply, the Olympics for wounded veterans.

The word “Invictus” is Latin for “undefeated” which is exactly how Prince Harry wishes to portray these fearless, selfless and determined competitors.

The sporting events — in which hundreds of participants will compete — include archery, indoor rowing, power-lifting, road cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, athletics, wheelchair basketball, rugby and tennis.

The Invictus Games will take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida starting this Sunday, May 8, with the “Symposium for Wounded Veterans” hosted by the honorary chairman of the event, George W. Bush.

It will continue throughout next week including a closing ceremony on May 12.

Other notables in attendance will be US First Lady Michelle Obama, British artists James Blunt and Laura Wright, as well as actor Morgan Freeman.

More to come, as Campus Sports will be covering the event.

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