How much money did Invictus round up make?
The Round Up opened in sixth place with $6.32 million on 632 screens in 3 markets. Of that, $5.67 million was earned on 602 screens in France, which was easily enough for first place in that market. More…
How many countries were invited to the Invictus Games?
14 countries were invited to the 2014 games, 8 from Europe, 2 from Asia, 2 from North America and 2 from Oceania. No countries from Africa were invited. There were teams from all the invited countries, except Iraq, competing in the games. The closing concert was broadcast on BBC Two hosted by Clare Balding and Greg James.
Who are the Invictus Games Organising Committee members?
Debbie Jevans (formerly Director of Sport for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; Organising committee member Invictus Games 2014) Paddy Nicoll (Trustee, HALO Trust; formerly Army, Row2Recovery and Invictus Games 2014).
Who was the first ambassador for the Invictus Games?
Lewis Hamilton, a six-time Formula One World Champion, was appointed as the first ambassador. 3 July 2015, Lewis invited some Invictus Games athletes to the British Grand Prix. The first Invictus Games were held on 10–14 September 2014.
Why are the Invictus Games important to the UK?
He also said that their long-term objective was to ensure that injured troops are not forgotten as Britain’s involvement with the War in Afghanistan comes to an end. The Invictus Games Foundation is the owner of the brand and the selector of future Host Cities.
Where was the second Invictus Games held in 2016?
The event also included a recorded message from the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama. The second games opened on 8 May 2016 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World, near Orlando, Florida, United States.
When was the poem Invictus by William Shakespeare written?
It was written in 1875 and published in 1888 in his first volume of poems, Book of Verses, in the section Life and Death (Echoes). Originally, the poem was published with no title.