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Prince Harry and the Invictus Games

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The first edition of the Invictus Games takes place this week at the Olympic Park in London.

The Games are for wounded servicemen and women from 13 nations that have served alongside each other in war and is the brain child of Prince Harry.

Miraculously the Invictus Games was put together in the space of ten months and was inspired by the American equivalent ‘The Warrior Games’.

At a promotional event HRH Prince Harry said: “I have had some sleepless nights, I think all of us have. There are so many moving parts of this that everything’s just not going to fall in to place. Luckily, things have fallen in to place easier than it would have done say if I wasn’t involved, and for that I’m hugely privileged I guess, we all are.”

Some 400 competitors will compete in 9 adaptive sports.

Invictus means ‘unconquerable’ and the games will use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of those who put their lives on the line for their country.