Earlier this month Prince Harry announced that he was to launch an event called the Invictus Games later this year. Following the news that Britain’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan is due to cease, Prince Harry was instrumental in bringing an event he’d seen in Colorado named the Warrior Games, over to the UK.
The Invictus Games is a Paralympic-style Championship for injured servicemen and women and will be held at Olympic Park from September 10-14. The Invictus Games are being organised not to support the conflict in Afghanistan nor to support the forces themselves, but to support the strong, inspirational servicemen and women and the journey they’ve been on. The games presents a wonderful opportunity to recognise the commitment of those who have served our country and pay tribute to those wounded or injured.
Organisers have said that so far there are over 300 sick, injured and wounded service men and women from thirteen different nations set to take part in eight adaptive sports at the home London 2012 Olympics later this year. There are both serving and veteran members of the forces due to compete and programme will include archery, indoor rowing, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair basketball, road cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, driving challenges and athletics.
Events are being held at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 10-14 September 2014 and Prince Harry is urging Britain to show our support. All track and field events for the Invictus Games will be taking place at rijo42 customer, Lee Valley Athletics Centre. We’re proud and privileged to be the official coffee supplier to some of the most prestigious sporting venues in the country, and Lee Valley Athletics Centre is most certainly one of them. A customer of ours since 2012, Lee Valley have Brasil commercial coffee machines on site, meaning spectators of this wonderful event can be assured of a great cup of coffee!