The UK has hosted some of the most high-profile sporting events in the world over the past few years with the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London in 2012 having been hailed as a resounding success, and more recently the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow having been described by many as the best ever.
If you weren’t lucky enough to get a ticket for any ticket for any of the action during these fantastic sporting extravaganzas – or if you did and now want to relive the thrill once more – then you are in luck, because the capital is set to host yet another incredible celebration of sport this year.
The Invictus Games will be taking place from September 10th to 14, with many of the contests being staged in the same venues that were used during the Olympics.
Drawing on the enormous success of the Paralympic Games, the Invictus Games have been created to celebrate the incredible spirit and will to win of ex-servicemen who have been injured in combat, using the power of sport to inspire recovery and generate wider understanding and respect for those who have made sacrifices for their country.
More than 400 competitors from 14 nations around the world will be participating in the Invictus Games, with the event being widely supported by a number of prominent public figures.
Among these is Prince Harry, who has played a pivotal role in bringing the games to London after being inspired by the Warrior Games in Colorado last year.
Speaking about the amazing spirit of the Games, Prince Harry said: “I am extremely proud that we are bringing an event like this to the UK for the first time and believe it can have a long lasting impact on the wellbeing of those who have served their country so bravely”.
Tickets are currently available for a range of sports, so if you fancy witnessing this unique event then be sure to book your stay in a London hotel now.