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Fifteen nations were invited to participate in the 2016 Games, which was held from May 8 – 12, 2016 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. During that week, over 500 military competitors took part in 10 sporting events as they were cheered on by thousands of family members, friends and spectators. They competed not only in the spirit of cordial competition, but also in camaraderie among the competitors and nations. The George W. Bush Institute conducted an international symposium at the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 on May 8, to discuss solutions aimed at helping returning servicemen and women improve outcomes for their transition back to civilian life. The Invictus Games Orlando 2016 shone a light on the holistic recovery and rehabilitation that occurs through sport for the wounded, ill, and injured Service men and women who participate in them. Though only 500, these men and women represent the tens of thousands of Service members around the globe who face the daily challenges from their wounds, illnesses, and injuries, both visible and invisible. “The 2014 Games were just the beginning of the Invictus story. The competitors showed grit, determination and humor: an absolute refusal to be beaten or be defined by their injuries – the Invictus spirit was born. I can’t wait to see the American public supporting these inspirational men and women at the next games.” ~ Prince Harry

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https://invictusgamesfoundation.org/games/2016/