ESPN will begin its 40+ hours of coverage of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 presented by Jaguar Land Rover with the Opening Ceremony from Champion Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., live on ESPN2 on Sunday, May 8, at 8 p.m. ET. ESPN2 will also provide daily coverage May 9-11 from 7-8 p.m. each day, supplemented by more than 35 hours of live action on ESPN3. The Closing Ceremony will be live on ESPN2 at Champion Stadium on Thursday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m.
The Invictus Games will feature 10 competitive-style sports—archery, cycling, indoor rowing, power lifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis. More than 500 military competitors from 15 countries around the world will compete in the 2016 Games,
ESPN2’s primetime shows will highlight the key events and personalities. ESPN2 coverage will also be available live via WatchESPN across computers, smartphones, tablets, and connected devices via an affiliated video provider. ESPN’s international networks will provide coverage to more than 50 countries via our television networks and digital platforms in Latin America, Oceania, the Caribbean and Canada. Coverage will also be available to US service personnel via Armed Forces Network and ESPN3.
2016 Invictus Games schedule:
|Sun, May 8||8 – 10 p.m.||Opening Ceremony||ESPN2|
|Mon, May 9||8 – 11 a.m.||Powerlifting Finals||ESPN3|
|1:30 – 4:30 p.m.||Rowing Finals||ESPN3|
|7 – 10 p.m.||Archery Finals||ESPN3|
|7 – 8 p.m.||Day 1 Primetime Show||ESPN2|
|Tue, May 10||8 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Track & Field Finals||ESPN3|
|2 – 4:30 p.m.||Sitting Volleyball Semifinals||ESPN3|
|7 – 9:30 p.m.||Sitting Volleyball Gold & Bronze Matches||ESPN3|
|7 – 8 p.m.||Day 2 Primetime Show||ESPN2|
|Wed, May 11||8 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Swimming Finals||ESPN3|
|2 – 4:30 p.m.||Wheelchair Rugby Semifinals||ESPN3|
|7:30 – 11p.m.||Wheelchair Rugby Gold & Bronze Medal Matches & Exhibition||ESPN3|
|7 – 8 p.m.||Day 3 Primetime Show||ESPN2|
|Thur, May 12||8 – 10 a.m.||Wheelchair Tennis Final||ESPN3|
|10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Wheelchair Basketball Semifinals||ESPN3|
|2 – 4 p.m.||Wheelchair Basketball Gold & Bronze Medal Matches||ESPN3|
|7:30 – 10 p.m.||Closing Ceremony||ESPN2|
About the Invictus Games
The Invictus Games are the only international adaptive sporting event for injured active duty and veteran service members. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of all those who serve their country as well as their families and caregivers. The Invictus Games Foundation has been established to pursue and develop the legacy of the Invictus Games, Prince Harry’s sporting event for wounded, ill and injured servicemen and women.
The Invictus competitors are men and women who have come face-to-face with the reality of making a sacrifice for their own country. The word ‘invictus’ means ‘unconquered’ and the event embodies the fighting spirit of the wounded, injured and ill service personnel and what these men and women can achieve post service. For more information on the 2016 Invictus Games, including volunteer, sponsorship and ticket opportunities, visit https://invictusgames2016.org/.