Orlando Attractions Update – The Invictus Games, an international adaptive-sporting event for injured military members, will be held at Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in 2016.
More than 400 competitors are expected to compete in 10 sports — archery, cycling, indoor rowing, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.
The Wide World event is scheduled for May 8-12, 2016. It will feature injured active-duty and veteran service members.
The first Invictus Games were held in London in 2014. Prince Harry was inspired to create an international event after a visit to the U.S.-based Warrior Games.
“I can’t wait to see the American public supporting these inspirational men and women at the next Games,” Prince Harry said. “And what better place to host such a great family event than Orlando.”
About 65,000 spectators attended 2014’s sporting events, opening ceremony and closing concert. More than 10 million watched the games on BBC.