Invictus Games 2018
Invictus Games is a fantastic multi-sport event held for injured servicemen, created by Prince Harry. First held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London in 2014, the Games have gone on to be hosted in Orlando (2016) and Toronto (2017).
The 2018 event is to be held in the Sydney Olympic Park, used for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games between the 20th and 27th October 2018.
The Opening Ceremony is to be held at the Sydney Opera House on the 20th, with the Closing Ceremony at the Qudos Bank Arena (Sydney Super Dome) on the 27th October.
18 countries are due to take part at the 2018 games across the following sports:
Archery – Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre (25th – 26th October)
Athletics – Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre (25th – 26th October)
Indoor Rowing – Quaycentre (22nd October)
Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge – Cockatoo Island (20th October)
Powerlifting – Genea Netball Centre (23rd – 24th October)
Road Cycling – Royal Botanic Garden (21st October)
Sailing – Farm Cove/Sydney Harbour (21st October)
Sitting Volleyball – Genea Netball Centre/Quaycentre (22nd – 23rd October)
Swimming – Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (23rd – 24th October)
Wheelchair Basketball – Quaycentre (26th – 27th October)
Wheelchair Rugby – Quaycentre (24th – 25th October)
Wheelchair Tennis – Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre (22nd – 23rd October)
Book your tickets through the Official Website here.
The Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge on Cockatoo Island is a free ticketed event, with Road Cycling and Sailing free events to view.
Tickets for the Closing Ceremony range from $50 – £175.
For all other events, tickets are priced at:
Adults – $20 (Pool and Heats) / $25 (Finals)
Concession (Australian Government issued Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card or DVA Health Care Card) – $15 (Pool and Heats) / $20 (Finals)
Junior (4-14 years) – $15 (Pool and Heats) / $20 (Finals)
Junior (3 years and under) – Free
Family (2 Adults & 2 Juniors or 1 Adult & 3 Juniors) – $55 (Pool and Heats) / $70 (Finals)
Group 10+ – $15 (Pool and Heats) / $20 (Finals)
How do I get there?
Air – Kingsford Smith Airport is 15km south of Sydney CBD and serves many international and domestic destinations.
Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.
Coach – Sydney Coach Terminal is located underneath Central Station and has a number of operators with long-distance bus services.
Greyhound is one of the most well known companies and tickets can be booked through the official website here.
Train – NSW TrainLink operates services from Sydney’s Central Station to destinations including Brisbane (14½ hours), Broken Hill (13½ hours), Canberra (4¼ hours), Coffs Harbour (9 hours) and Melbourne (11 hours).
You can book online tickets, through the official website here.
Where and when is the next Invictus Games?
Can’t make it to Sydney? The next Invictus Games is taking place in May 2020 in The Hague in The Netherlands.