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sport, leisure & travel the power of sport P rince Harry was recently in Australia to officially launch the countdown to the 2018 Invictus Games Sydney. doubt that the Sydney public will make different adaptive sports in Sydney these games their own.   from October 20-27, 2018. The events will be staged across Greater Sydney, the Governor-General and Invictus Harry said: “Sydney will soon be the Games Sydney 2018 Ambassador, His international adaptive sport event for custodian of the Invictus spirit and Excellency General the Honourable wounded, injured and ill servicemen the focus for hundreds of men and Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d). and women, both active duty and women using the Invictus Games to veteran. The Games uses the power motivate their recovery from physical an important platform to recognise of sport to inspire recovery, support and mental injuries. those who serve our country, both on rehabilitation and generate a wider active duty and veterans; and to be understanding and respect for those country – from Perth to Sydney, from inspired by their spirit to have a go who serve their country. ‘Invictus’ Darwin to Adelaide – will embrace the and rise above physical and mental is Latin for unconquered, and it Invictus Games and show their support challenges,” Sir Peter said. embodies the fighting spirit of our for competitors from their local towns service personnel. and right across the country. I have no from 18 nations will compete in ten Speaking at the launch Prince “I know that people across the “The Invictus Games are coming to Australia – game on down under!” including Sydney Olympic Park and on and around Sydney Harbour. The launch was also attended by “The Invictus Games provides More than 500 competitors The Invictus Games is an Prince Harry with members of the Australian squad for the 2017 Invictus Games. Photo courtesty Invictus Games Media. 28 sport, leisure & travel linkonline.com.au