From October 20 – 27, the Invictus Games will be coming to Sydney. Founded by Prince Harry in 2014, the Invictus Games is an international sports event for wounded, injured and ill active service personnel. For those heading to Sydney for this event, here is everything you need to know about the Games, and where to find the best accommodation near the Invictus Games.
What Sports Will Be Played?
Sydney is the fourth city to host the Games – the first was held in London 2014, followed by Orlando in 2016 and Toronto last year – where competitors from 18 nations will compete in 11 adaptive sports.
The sports played at the Invictus Games are adaptive versions of existing sports. In each event, certain rules and equipment are modified to accommodate for the needs of Invictus Games athletes and establish an even playing field – regardless of their impairment.
The following events to be hosted in Sydney include:
- Indoor Rowing
- Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge
- Road Cycling
- Sitting Volleyball
- Wheelchair Basketball
- Wheelchair Rugby
About the Venues
In October, Sydney will come to life by hosting a range of sporting events across Greater Sydney, including the Sydney Olympic Park and Sydney Harbour.
Sydney Olympic Park is the main hub for the games. The large sports and entertainment complex is easy to access by public transport and offers a wealth of family-friendly entertainment. Due to the close proximity of each venue in the park itself, attendees will have no problem travelling between events – and there’s plenty of accommodation near the Invictus Games too.
On and around Sydney Harbour, the clear pristine waters and scenic views will serve as the backdrop for the sailing and road cycling events. With more than 240 kilometres of shoreline, spectators will have plenty of space to set up camp, enjoy a laidback picnic, and watch the action unfold before them.
Other notable venues to host events will be the Royal Botanic Gardens and NSW Golf Course, which will be hosting the Invictus Family Golf Open.
Accommodation for the Invictus Games
Finding the right accommodation near the Invictus Games can be tricky, especially if you plan on seeing a lot of different events around Sydney. Plan your itinerary in advance. Choose the events you are most interested in seeing and find accommodation that is conveniently located near where those events will take place.
Luckily, you have a range of accommodation options to suit your needs and budget. Greater Sydney has a wide range of reasonably priced hotels and motels, while those on a budget will have no problem finding a caravan site, hostel or backpacker venue.
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Whether you plan on attending the Invictus Games in its entirety or a few days, it’s easy to choose flexible accommodation that meets your exact needs.
“Sydney East Luxury Accommodation offers flexible accommodation for spectators and participants of the Invictus Games. Book here or call +61 409 946 313 for more information about accommodation in Sydney.”