To mark 100 days to go until the kick-off of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 presented by Jaguar Land Rover, the international sporting event (9-16 May) for wounded, injured or sick Servicemen and women, Johan Remkes, Mayor of The Hague and Chef de Mission of the Dutch Team Stefan Nommensen, revealed a mega-campaign image in the atrium of the City Hall.
Mega image and a new ambassador
The compact multi-sport event is being organized in the Zuiderpark in The Hague from 9-16 May 2020. The unveiling concerns a 3 by 6 metre image of the Invictus Games Park in The Hague that will remain in the city hall up to and including the event.
The Mayor said: “No one comes out of a war intact. Even though they are still trained for it. The power that wounded and sick soldiers bring in and then recover is enormous. That they are also able to exercise at a high level borders on the superhuman. I am therefore very happy and grateful that The Hague can offer a stage to these men and women who are admired by so many. We will receive them with open arms. ”
Boardmember of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, Angelien Eijsink , gave a short update about the preparations. “With 100 days to go, we are well on schedule. For the 500 participants from 20 countries, the Zuiderpark will be transformed from beginning of April into the Invictus Games Park for the most compact and sustainable Games ever. We are building a festival site with 22,500 m2 of temporary stadiums for sports, venues for performances, spaces for guest receptions and experience elements for the Ministry of Defence.”
“For clarity’s sake, the entry to the Invictus Games Park will be free to everyone from the 9th to 16th May. To support and encourage those participating in their sporting competition(s) you can purchase tickets online for the various sports events taking place in the Park, including in the Sports Campus, the athletics complex, the temporary main stadium as well as for Swimming, which is taking place in the Hofbad.”
Ambassador Gregory Sedoc
Eijsink then also presented former top athlete employed by the military Gregory Sedoc as an Invictus Games The Hague 2020 Ambassador and Board Member. Sedoc is looking forward to being an Ambassador for the international multi-sport event highlighting the power of sport in recovery.
Chef de Mission Dutch Invictus Games Team
Stefan Nommensen, Chef de Mission of the Dutch Invictus Games Team, gave the following update about the preparations for the Games:
“The athletes are working hard to take the first steps towards achieving their personal goals. We also see that the team members share their experiences with each other and find support from each other. It is becoming a real team. Next week we will also be together with the Friends & Family. They form an inseparable support for our athletes.”
“We are very much looking forward to the Invictus Games The Hague 2020. We are delighted and proud that the Games are being held in the Netherlands and that the participants, although wounded physically or mentally, that they are certainly not defeated!”