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Invictus Games opens in Sydney

Published 16th October, 2018 in Sport & Recreation

The international sports event for wounded, injured and ill servicemen and servicewomen takes place in Sydney from 20-27 October 2018.


Over 500 competitors from 18 countries have gathered to compete in the fifth Invictus Games.

After an incredible opening ceremony at the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House on Saturday, the games moved to Sydney Olympic Park. Participants will compete in 11 medal sports, including powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball and archery.

The closing ceremony will be held at Qudos Bank Arena on 27 October 2018.

Transport to the games

Spectators are encouraged to take public transport to the games. During the games there will be extra train services, including express trains between the city and Olympic Park every 30 minutes and between Lidcombe and Olympic Park every 10 minutes.

Accessible buses will transport athletes around Sydney during the competition. Seats have temporarily been removed from seven State Transit buses so all competitors, including those who are in wheelchairs or have mobility requirements, and support staff can travel together to their events.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said it’s important teams are able to get to and from venues as easily as possible, so they can focus on competing.

“It’s the competitors who will drive these games, and I’m glad we can help keep them moving, and get them to their events hassle free,” Mr Constance said.

To plan your trip to the Invictus Games, visit

For details of road closures and special event clearways, check

Published 16th October, 2018 in Sport & Recreation
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