Team Canada joins 2023 Invictus Games


Team Canada joins 2023 Invictus Games


Sept. 8, 2023

Global Korean Post


Team Canada left Ottawa for the 2023 Invictus Games, which will take place September 9-16, 2023, in Düsseldorf, Germany. The athletes have trained hard to ready themselves for these games as they embark on this major milestone in their road to recovery.


Team Canada is represented at the Invictus Games by 31 competitors – 12 serving Canadian Armed Forces members and 19 Veterans – each of whom acquired an illness or a physical or mental health injury while in service to Canada.


Team Canada will join more than 500 competitors from 21 other nations competing in ten adaptive sports throughout the course of the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023: archery, cycling, athletics, indoor rowing, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and for the first time, table tennis.


Canada will host the next Invictus Games in February 2025 in Vancouver/Whistler, along with four host First Nations, for the first ever adaptive winter games.

The Invictus Games have been held in London (2014), Orlando (2016), Toronto (2017), Sydney (2018) and The Hague (2022).


The more than 500 competitors at this year’s Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023 will represent 22 countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Republic of South Korea, Romania, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.