Inspired by Invictus

Anyone looking for inspiration this week should have found it in the fourth Invictus Games, taking place in Sydney. Athletes from eighteen countries participated, all being wounded, sick or veterans from the armed forces. Each has their own personal story of overcoming, and defying, adversity to compete in sports that many able-bodied people find difficult.

The event was created by Prince Harry four years ago with two intentions. The first was to demonstrate the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and demonstrate life beyond disability. The second was to ensure that injured troops were not forgotten.

On the evidence so far both aims have been achieved. Congratulations to all those involved.


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