The Invictus Games in Düsseldorf
Stars and Stripes Europe August 15, 2023
The Invictus Games are coming to Germany!
Celebrate the spirit of service by attending these historical events. First held in 2014, the Invictus Games bring together wounded and injured servicemembers in competition. This international multi-sport event was founded by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and was originally inspired by the Warrior Games, hosted by the U.S. Department of Defense.
This year’s games, held in Düsseldorf, are themed “A Home for Respect” and are co-hosted by the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces). Over 500 athletes from 21 countries are represented, with Nigeria, Israel and Colombia joining for their first year.
Here is all you need to know to go cheer for your fellow servicemembers:
Get Tickets to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies Now
There are still some tickets available for both the opening and closing ceremonies, but they will likely soon be sold out. Prices range from 21 euros to 41 euros.
Opening ceremonies will include an Olympic-style parade entrance of all the participating nations and athletes. The grand show is hosted by German TV presenters Hadnet Tesfai and Steven Gätjen and includes a stage show featuring headliner Macklemore.
Sporting Events are Free
There is free admission to all the sporting events during the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023. No registration or reservations are needed.
Events include track and field competitions, archery, indoor rowing, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, cycling, wheelchair basketball, table tennis and wheelchair rugby.
The Invictus Games Park
The banks of the Rhine in Düsseldorf will be converted into an entire campus dedicated to the games.