Message from our Founding Partners

On February 2, we announced that in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we were forced to conclude that organising the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 presented by Jaguar Land Rover, can no longer take place as planned in 2021. To reschedule the Games again, was the only right decision in protecting everyone involved. After the announcement we received so many supportive and inspiring messages from all over the world. Thank you for all the kind words and support!

We are Invictus! 💛🖤  

Jan van Zanen, Mayor of The Hague:

“We fully understand the decision of the board of the Invictus Games The Hague to cancel this major, international sporting event this year. The safety of competitors, their loved ones, volunteers, and spectators is paramount. Of course, we also understand that competitors may be disappointed because they have trained so hard and have been looking forward to the Invictus Games. Initiatives by the organising committee to relocate the event will be welcomed.”

Tamara van Ark, Minister for Medical Care and Sport:

“The Invictus Games The Hague are again postponed. Unfortunately, the coronavirus is not yet under control worldwide. For me, the health of everyone comes first. I hope that in 2022 participants from all over the world can enjoy an attractive sporting event together with their family, friends and everyone else involved. I count on all partners to make the Invictus Games The Hague in 2022 a success, together.”

Lisette Mattaar, director and secretary board of the vfonds:

“The vfonds continues to support the Invictus Games The Hague, as it has done from the beginning. The vfonds was the first party to make a financial commitment, making it possible to bring the Invictus Games to the Netherlands. The Invictus Games organisation is currently looking for ways to continue the event in 2022. Of course, further agreements will have to be made, but we are one of the Founding Partners of the Invictus Games in the Netherlands and will continue to do so in 2022.”

Ank Bijleveld- Schouten, Minister of Defence:

“It is a bitter disappointment that the Invictus Games can once again not go ahead. They must now be rescheduled once again, as the health of all competitors and those involved is paramount. Athletes know better than anyone that the road to recovery is often fickle and unpredictable. The road out of the corona pandemic is this too and provides many bumps like this one. Like the perseverance of competitors in the fight to recovery, we continue to work hard for a safe Games that do justice to the Invictus spirit. It inspires me that the competitors don’t give up and support each other during these challenging times. I am proud of them!”

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