Israel, Colombia, and Nigeria have joined the newly formed Invictus Community of States, increasing the total number of community nations to 23. The organizing committee of the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 has revealed that squads from Colombia and Israel have been invited to compete in Germany next year. This takes the total number of confirmed countries attending the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 to 21.
The new community structure for the Invictus Games Foundation allows wounded, injured, and ill military people and veterans from member countries to participate in the Invictus Games Foundation’s larger program of activities. This activity is offered throughout the year, not just during the Games, and enables smaller countries or nations new to sport recovery programs to explore the potential of sport, esports, and adventurous challenges before any future prospective involvement in an Invictus Games.
“We are extremely appreciative for the warm welcome to the Invictus Community of Nations,” said Limor Luria, Deputy Director General and Head of Israel’s Ministry of Defense’s Rehabilitation Department. It is an honor to be a part of the Invictus Games Foundation’s essential work, to contribute our own expertise in the area of sports rehabilitation, and to learn from the community. We were also honored to be accepted to the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023. As a member of the Invictus Community, veterans who were injured or developed sick while serving will have additional options for recuperation. We have learned a lot about the role of physical exercise as a good catalyst for recovery and rehabilitation in Israel. We are excited to share our experiences and learn from other countries in this inspiring and supporting group.”