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Military Matters: The 2016 Invictus Games

The second edition of the Invictus Games is now taking place in Orlando, Florida. (Source: Invictus Games/Facebook) The second edition of the Invictus Games is now taking place in Orlando, Florida. (Source: Invictus Games/Facebook)

ORLANDO, FL (WTVM) – The second edition of the Invictus Games is now taking place in Orlando, Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Founded by Prince Harry, the para-lympic sports competition is held in honor of injured veterans.

Prince Harry explains why how important and powerful the games can be:

Players from 14 different countries are competing this year.

An Invictus Games American gold medalist says he enjoys this event because it inspires recovery, supports rehabilitation, and demonstrates life beyond stability.

Ryan Pinney, Invictus games gold medalist, says, “Unbelievable, it's hard to put into words because the Invictus Games has brought us a new way to represent our country, a new way to wear a uniform.”

The four day competition wraps up Thursday. The 2017 Invictus Games will be held in Toronto in September.

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