He launched the first Invictus Games at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park after just 10 months of planning. The second annual Games took place in Orlando, Florida, in May — while the third annual Games are scheduled for September 2017, in Toronto, Canada.
In his video message Saturday, Harry — the Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation — said the host city had to be a place “known the world over,” had to have “a proud military heritage which would welcome competitors form all the world with open arms,” and had to be a place with residents who are “absolutely sports made and would really get behind our competitor.
“It was an easy decision really,” he said — standing next to Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Ambassador and Wallabies captain Stephen Moore, as well as members of the Australian Defense Force members from all three services at the Tourism Australia offices in Australia House, London.
Australian singer Kylie Minogue, 48, also appeared in the announcement — telling Harry, “we’re stoked the Invictus Games are coming to Sydney.”
“You don’t need to tell the Aussies to bring it,” she added. “It’s guaranteed — no worries!”
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