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Invictus Games The Hague 2020 announce new date

Invictus Games The Hague 2020 games have been rescheduled and will take place May 29, 2021, to June 5, 2021.

The announcement was made earlier this month. On March 21, 2020 this year’s games were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conny Wenting, CEO of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, said, “The municipality of The Hague is warmly welcoming us again amid the crowded agenda with other postponed events. ”

The new date was decided in consultation with the Invictus Games Foundation, participating nations, and partners.

Joseph Kiraly, senior manager Soldier On noted, “COVID-19 has certainly had massive implications on the world throughout 2020. As the Invictus Games have been rescheduled for 29 May – 05 June 2021, the women and men of Team Canada are excited to retune their training plans. They continue to support each other as their journey on their road to recovery takes them forward. Soldier On, a program of the Canadian Armed Forces, will support their journey in a safe and responsible manner in partnership with True Patriot Love Foundation. Go Canada!”

The Games harness the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and create a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country—an important step towards recovery for all participants.

Let’s celebrate #IG2020!

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Due to the current circumstances around COVID-19, guidance and social distancing measures are being carefully considered while planning these Games.

Mart de Kruif, chairman of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, says they’re still striving to deliver a safe and impactful Games.

“The Coronavirus, and its effects, influences every public mass event. We will organize the Invictus Games safely, for the competitors, their loved ones and spectators, but we will work within the current COVID-19 measures,” he explained.

For the first time, Belgium will be competing as an Invictus Games nation in The Hague.

Peter Caubergh, a competitor from the Belgian Invictus Games Team said it was clear to him that once the Olympic Games were postponed, the Invictus games would be.

“As an emergency doctor, working at the First Aid during this pandemic was mentally hard but also a very special period. I am now slowly starting to train again as the team training sessions are scheduled for September and October,” he added.

Visit Invictus Games The Hague 2020 here for more information and read competitor’s stories. https://invictusgames2020.com/en/

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