No Invictus Games this year! Europe shaken by the Coronavirus, the games for war wounded created by Harry are postponed.
Sports events cancel one by one because of the Coronavirus. This time, it’s the Invictus Games. Prince Harry announced it on video.
It was his baby, his idea … But Prince Harry must give it up for a moment: the Invictus Games will not take place. The blame for the Coronavirus epidemic, which affects the whole world.
Less known than the Paralympic and Olympic games, the Invictus Games were created by the prince. Objective: to pay tribute to the war wounded through sport.
The fourth edition of the games was to be held in May, in the Netherlands. But the health situation forces them to be postponed. “This decision is the most sensible and safest,” says Prince Harry in a video.
FACING CORONAVIRUS, HARRY CANCELS GAME INVICTUS
Euro football, Roland Garros and maybe the Olympics, sports competitions are disappearing. The calendar runs out, and Prince Harry could not save his creation. Because of the Coronavirus.
The disease affects thousands of people in the 14 participating countries. These games, however, started from a fine principle: honoring 400 war cripples in eight sports.
A beautiful tribute that will not take place. And for good reason. Europe has closed its borders, the United Kingdom is also very affected: May 16 and 17 seemed too close, while the epidemic seems far from over.
“I’m sorry I can’t organize this for you,” said Prince Harry sadly in his video. He had the idea to create these games, to pay homage to the soldiers of the allied countries of England …
But this edition will not take place. At least not for now. The prince must therefore regretfully postpone the competition. But Harry knows how to stay strong. “I encourage you to stay focused. The positive side is that you have 12 months to be even fitter. “