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Invictus Games heads to Düsseldorf in 2022

Medalists pose during the medal ceremony for the Men's IR2 Four Minute Endurance during Indoor Rowing on day three of the Invictus Games Sydney (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images for The Invictus Games Foundation)

Düsseldorf in Germany has been announced as the host city for the 2022 edition of the Invictus Games, the multi-sport event for wounded servicemen and women.

The Games will be contested by over 500 athletes from 20 nations, who will compete in a range of adaptive sports. Events will be held in and around Düsseldorf’s Arena-Sportpark over the course of a week, with further detailed to be announced in due course.

The announcement of Düsseldorf as the host city was made by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, and comes following a competitive bidding process.

The announcement comes as The Hague in the Netherlands prepares to host this year’s Invictus Games in May, when Belgium and South Korea will compete for the first time.

The Australian city of Sydney hosted the most recent Invictus Games in 2018.