INVICTUS GAMES THE HAGUE 2020   09-16 MAY 2020   THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS

Національні змагання Ігор Нескорених пройдуть у Києві 14 вересня

Організаційний комітет Ігор Нескорених в Україні радий оголосити про визначення остаточної дати проведення Національних змагань Ігор Нескорених — 14 вересня.

Раніше в повідомленнях комітету могла мітитись дата 8 вересня, але через технічні обставини старт Ігор був перенесений на 1 тиждень.

Як і минулого року, більшість змагань Ігор пройдуть на стадіоні «Піонер» (вулиця Академіка Туполева), який має сучасний атлетичний майданчик, бігові доріжки з м’яким покриттям та обладнані трибуни для глядачів.

На «Піонері» пройдуть змагання з бігу, в тому числі бігу на візках, веслуванні на тренажерах, стрибках в довжину, стрільби з лука, пауерліфтингу та штовхання ядра. Початок змагань — 9:00.

Також в Національних змагань Ігор Нескорених будуть залучені ще дві додаткові локації для проведення змагань з плавання та велоперегонів. Про них Оргкомітет повідомить додатково.

Про особливості Національних змагань Ігор Нескорених 2020

Участь в Національних змагань Ігор Нескорених 2020 візьмуть понад 200 учасників відбору, які попередньо пройшли спортивні тестування та почали підготовку за обраним видом спорту.

Долати не суперників, а себе та свої поранення — головна мета Національних змагань 2020. Саме тому на Іграх фіксуватимуть результат, але не присуджуватимуть призові місця — медалі змагань отримають всі учасники.

Таке рішення пов’язано з тим, що цього року відбір в збірну відбуватиметься в новому форматі — вирішальне значення матиме не спортивний результат, а мотивація учасника, спортивна етика та дисципліна, а також те, наскільки участь у Іграх Нескорених може бути корисною для його або її подальшої реабілітації. Ці характеристики визначають за допомогою співбесід з організаторами та психологами, які проходять на спортивних тестуваннях та Національних Іграх.

Повний перелік критеріїв та їхня вага опубліковані тут.

Kyiv to host the largest sports testing in the three years of Invictus Games in Ukraine

This Saturday, 27 July, Ukraine's capital will host the final stage of a nationwide sports testing as part of Team Ukraine selection for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020. More than 150 wounded, injured and ill servicemembers and veterans will take part in the upcoming event — the biggest turnout in the three years Ukraine have participated in the Invictus Games.

Sports testing is the first live event for Team Ukraine candidates after online registration. During the event, they can try out different sports from the ones Team Ukraine will be competing in, and choose one or several they feel most comfortable in considering their previous experience or physical limitations. In the process, all participants are assisted by a team of qualified coaches and medics.

In 2019, Invictus Games Organising Committee in Ukraine had updated its selction criteria following recommendations by the Invictus Games Foundation. This year, the Committee will mostly be looking at how participation in the Invictus Games may contribute to participants' rehabilitation, as well at their motivation and discipline. Throughout the selction process, participants will undergo several stages of inteviews with the representatives of the Committee — both buring the sports testings and the National Trials.

Joining this years' candidates during the sports testings will be Team Ukraine members of the previous years, who will act as assistant coaches and mentors for prospective team members All attendees of sports testings in Kyiv, Lviv, and Odesa, will be invited to take part in the National Team Ukraine Trials in Kyiv on 14 September — the final stage of selction that will decide the composition of Ukraine's 2020 squad.

Sports Testing in Odesa is over!

On 20 July, Odesa welcomed 18 wounded, injured and ill servicemembers and veterans from 7 Ukrainian oblasts (regions) for a sports testing event as part of the 2020 Team Ukraine selection.

During the event, participants could try out several sports from the Invictus Games programme, even if they had never done sports before. The main goal of the testing for the participant is not getting the best result, but rather going throught several disciplines and chosing the ones that fit them the most. In the process, participants are assisted by professional coaches and medics, as well as members of previous years' Team Ukraine.

Follow Invictus Games Team Ukraine on Facebook and YouTube for the latest news, photos, and videos from the 2020 selection.

Lviv hosts first round of sports testing for 2020 Invictus Games Team Ukraine prospects

On 13 July, Lviv became the first of the three Ukrainian cities to host sports testing as part of selection process for the Ukrainian team that will compete in the upcoming Invictus Games The Hague 2020.

Taking part in the Lviv event were 56 Ukrainian servicepersons and veterans from eight regions. During the testing, participants could try out six sporting disciplines and chose one or several they felt most comfortable with: archery, athletics (running, long jump, shot put), indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, or swimming.

During the testing, all participants were supervised by professional coaches and medics, as well as ex-members of the national team and winners of the past Invictus Games, who this year have become mentors for 2020 Team Ukraine prospects. They shared their experience in preparing for the international competition, showed participants the proper way to perform exercises and cheered them up during the testing.

Despite being a sporting event, testing is primarily a social event aimed at introducing participants to the sporting disciplines, format and principles of the Invictus Games, as well as setting a stong foundation for prospects' preparation for the upcoming National Trials in Kyiv this September.

Following Lviv, sports testing will be held in Odesa (20 July) and Kyiv (27 July). The National Trials will be open to all sports testing participants irrespective of their results. The approach is based on the updated Team Ukraine selection criteria that are now mostly focused on motivation and sports ethics demonstrated by the competitors, as well as how participating in the Invictus Games will contribute to their rehabilitation.

Many thanks to all the participants, coaches, medics, mentors and volunteers, who made this year’s first sporting trials a success. Looking forward to meeting you in Odesa!

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Ukraine begins selection of its national team for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020

Starting 14 July, Invictus Games Organising Committee in Ukraine began accepting applications from prospective candidates looking to become part of the national team that will represent Ukraine during the 2020 Games.

The 2020 Team Ukraine will consist of 20 members, up from 15 last year following a decision by the Invictus Games Foundation to increase participation quota for Ukraine. This year, selection and preparation of Team Ukraine will be managed by the Ministry for Veterans Affairs of Ukraine, charitable foundation Povernys’ Zhyvym (Come Back Alive) and strategic communications agency StratCom Ukraine assisted by an interagency working group.

Team Ukraine back home after Invictus Games Sydney 2018

Today, 29 October, families, friends and fans gathered in the Boryspil International Airport to welcome 15 members of Team Ukraine as they flew back from the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 in Australia.

This announcement is only available in Ukrainian. For the original version, please follow the link.

Media Announcement: Join us in welcoming Team Ukraine back from Australia at Boryspil Airport

This Monday, 29 October, we'll be welcoming back from Australia 15 wounded, injured and ill servicemembers and veterans that represented Ukraine at this year's Invictus Games in Sydney. The welcome will take place at 14:00 Kyiv time at the arrivals area of the Boryspil Airport (fligt No. EK2353).

This news piece is only available in Ukrainian. For the original version, please follow the link.

Heading home with a record — Team Ukraine wraps up the 2018 Invictus Games with 20 medals

26 October marked the final day for Team Ukraine at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. This year, Ukraine's wounded, injured and ill servicemembers and veterans won 20 medals in 9 sporting disciplines, 6 more compared to the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 that had been the first even Games for Ukraine.

This news piece is only available in Ukrainian. For the original version, please follow the link.

No day without a medal — recap of Days 3 and 4 of the 2018 Games

Ukraine's national team continues to compete for the prizes of the 2018 Games in the Sydney Olympic Park. During the third and the forth day, our competitors took part in powerliftng and smimming contests, recording winning scores in both disciplines.

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Three medals in two days — Team Ukraine off to a good start at the 2018 Invictus Games

The second day of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 has come to an end, leaving Team Ukraine in high moods and with three medals to its name — gold in road cycling followed by gold and bronze in indoor rowing,  

This news piece is only available in Ukrainian. For the original version, please follow the link.