Brothers in fate: the story of Invictus Games competitors Serhii Kalytiuk and Roman Panchenko
They both joined the army back in 2013 and did not know each other until summer 2014 despite serving in the same brigade. They were injured in the same battle in June 2014 and met when both were in hospital beds. Long months of treatment and rehabilitation followed. Spinal injur
23 - 24 May `17
Team Ukraine training camp – a “Spetskor” report
Correspondents from the program “Spetskor” visit the sports complex on Trukhaniv Island where the first training camp for the Ukrainian Invictus Games team is underway. Thirty winners of the national selection competition will spend a week living and training togethe
30 April - 01 May `17
“After my injuries, I understood that sport was the only way I could help myself,” says Invictus Games competitor Yurii Dmytrenko.
In March 2016, Yurii Dmytrenko hit a mine during an operation to rescue a reconnaissance group that had come under fire. He lost his leg in the explosion. He started doing sports while still in hospital because he decided there was no better form of rehabilitation out there. Yur
28 - 29 April `17
“The Invictus Games unite”: Oleksandr Sosovskyi talks about participating in the national competition
AFU lieutenant Oleksandr Sosovskyi is a finalist in the National Invictus Games that were held in Kyiv on April 22. He sustained multiple injuries in 2015 as a result of an anti-tank mine explosion. But this didn’t stop him from doing what he loves – sports. Ol
14 - 15 April `17
Invictus Games: “Sport brings you back to life”
Wounds and injuries forced them off the battlefield, but couldn’t break their thirst for victory. Meet Yurii Pysarchuk, Volodymyr Yarokha and Oleksandr Chub – participants of the Kyiv trials for the national Invictus Games team.
The Invictus Games: from the battlefield to the sports arena
The Invictus Games team in Ukraine, in partnership with the Ukrayinska Pravda.Life online newspaper, presents the stories of soldiers who are competing for a spot on the national team to the third Invictus Games i
10 - 11 April `17
Welcome to the Invictus Games Blog!
Just five months remain until the start of the third Invictus Games in Toronto. The national games will be held in Kyiv on April 22 to select the members of the team that will represent Ukraine in Canada. We are launching this blog to introduce you to the heroes of the Invictus