On March 19, we announced that in the light of the Coronavoris 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. To reschedule #IG2020 was the only right decision in protecting everyone involved. After the announcement we received so many supportive messages from all over the world. Thank you for all the kind words and support!
Our time will come and #IG2021 will be even better! Stay safe everyone. 💛🖤
Johan Remkes, Acting Mayor of the Municipality of The Hague:
“We fully understand the decision of the board of the Invictus Games The Hague not to let this major international sports event take place this year. Of course we also understand that competitors may be disappointed, because they trained so hard to compete at the Invictus Games 2020. Initiatives of the organizing committee to move the event are welcome.”
Bruno Bruins, Minister for Medical Care and Sport:
“For all competitors, family, friends and others involved it is a pity that the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 will be rescheduled until 2021 because of the Coronavirus. In view of the circumstances a wise decision of the organisation.
I assume that all parties involved will make every effort to make the Invictus Games The Hague a great success next year. Of course, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport will contribute to this as well.”
Lisette Mattaar, director and secretary board of the vfonds:
“The vfonds continues to support the Invictus Games, 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 2021. Of course, further agreements will have to be made, but we are one of the Founding Partners of the IG in the Netherlands and will continue to do so in 2021.”
Ank Bijleveld- Schouten, Minister of Defence:
“It’s a wise decision not to let the Games continue this year. In these circumstances, unfortunately, it can not be otherwise.
But that does not alter the fact that it is a great disappointment for the participants and their families. It really is something you all live for. And so are the volunteers and the people in the organization.”
Admiral Rob Bauer, (Netherlands) Chief of Defence:
“It’s incredibly unfortunate for everyone involved in the Games. I hope that the competitors, their families and friends can give it a place and continue on the road to recovery. It helps to find a way to keep training at home. Because that remains – especially in this day and age – incredibly important. I wish the competitors and their families a lot of strength. We will not let you down.”