Image ID 2J57TMR Team Canada in action during wheelchair basketball at the Invictus Games The Hague 21042022 CREDIT Koen Van Weel,ANP,Alamy Stock Photo.jpg
Team Canada in wheelchair basketball action this week during the Invictus Games taking place in The Hague, the Netherlands (Picture: Koen Van Weel/ANP/Alamy Stock Photo).
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Canada wins bid to host Invictus Games in 2025

It will be the first Invictus Games to incorporate winter adaptive sports, in addition to some of the core sports seen in previous events.

Image ID 2J57TMR Team Canada in action during wheelchair basketball at the Invictus Games The Hague 21042022 CREDIT Koen Van Weel,ANP,Alamy Stock Photo.jpg
Team Canada in wheelchair basketball action this week during the Invictus Games taking place in The Hague, the Netherlands (Picture: Koen Van Weel/ANP/Alamy Stock Photo).

The 2025 Invictus Games will be held in Canada after the country was chosen over rival bids from New York and Seattle.

Prince Harry, patron of the Invictus Games, said he was "extremely excited" to announce Canada had been picked as host of the first winter hybrid games in three years' time.

It will be the first Invictus Games to incorporate winter adaptive sports, in addition to some of the core sports that have been seen in previous events.

The Duke of Sussex added: "The Invictus Games Vancouver-Whistler 2025 will offer a global platform to expand the range and profile of winter adaptive sports.

"With deep respect, I'm also pleased to share that the Games in Canada will be held in partnership with the First Nations, in the spirit of truth and reconciliation with indigenous communities."

Watch: The Hague reflects on hosting the Invictus Games.

More than 500 competitors from 20 nations will come together at the event, which will be held across Vancouver and Whistler in February 2025.

The new winter sports will include Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, skeleton, and wheelchair curling.

The core sports making a return will be indoor rowing, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair basketball.

The Invictus Games 2025 said it is working closely to respond to Canada’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, and to make sure that indigenous protocols are respected in all aspects of the Games, as the events will be held on the traditional territories.