INVITUS GAMES THE HAGUE 2020
Dates and location
The Invictus Games The Hague 2020 will be held on 9-16 May 2020. Most of the competition events will take place at Zuiderpark, which will be transformed into a sports town for the Games. The swimming competition will be held at Hofbad swimming pool in Ypenburg, 6 km from The Hague.
19 nations will compete in the Invictus Games The Hague 2020: Afghanistan, Australia, Belgium (debut), Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, UK, USA.
500 competitors will compete at the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 in archery, athletics, indoor rowing, Jaguar Land Rover driving challenge, powerlifting, cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming and wheelchair rugby.
SELECTION OF 2020 TEAM UKRAINE
In 2020, Ukraine will compete in its third Invictus Games. In recognition of the high level of organization and popularity of the Invictus Gams in Ukraine, the Invictus Games Foundation increased the quota for the Ukrainian team from 15 to 20 members.
Veterans and active members of the Armed Forces, National Guard, State Border Guard Service, National Police, Security Service of Ukraine and volunteer units who became ill, wounded or injured during, or as a result of, service in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) zone or during peacekeeping operations in which Ukraine has participated since 1991.
• Passport and 3x4 photograph.
The selection criteria are based on the recommendations of the Invictus Games Foundation.
HOW TO BECOME A TEAM UKRAINE CANDIDATE: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
Step 1 — submit your application using this link.
To register, gather documentation confirming your combat experience, primary medical documents, copy of your passport, identification code and 3x4 photograph. If you are unable to provide these documents during the registration process, bring them with you to the sports testing in the city you selected.
Registration of candidates will be open from 14 June to 20 July 2019. Registration is required for everyone who wants to join the national team.
Step 2 — prepare for sports testing in Lviv, Odesa or Kyiv.
Sports testing will involve 6 sports: athletics (running, long jump and shot put), archery, swimming, powerlifting, indoor rowing, road cycling.
Previous experience in a sport is not required for participation in selection. You can become part of the Ukrainian team even if you have never done sports before.
We’ve compiled a series of videos that will familiarize you with the sports disciplines of the Invictus Games.
Before preparing for and participating in sports testing, please see your doctor for a functional diagnosis and to get permission to do your chosen sport. Your health is most important!
Step 3 — come to sports testing in one of three cities: Lviv (13 July), Odesa (20 July), Kyiv (27 July).
You will receive information about time and place of testing and recommendations after you have registered.
Sports testing is the first stage of the selection process. It is not a competition. It is mainly an opportunity, under the supervision of a professional trainer and doctor, to try several sports (even ones you have never done before) and choose one or more that suit you best. During sports testing, there will also be an interview with members of the organizing committee and registration of documents that candidates weren’t able to submit online.
Updated Regulations for the 2019 sports testing can be found here.
NATIONAL TEAM TRIALS
Step 4 — take part in the National Trials on 14 September 2019 in Kyiv.
All participants of sports testing will be allowed to participate in the National Trials, regardless of their sports results or experience, and compete for a spot on the national team if they have a functional diagnosis from their doctor giving them permission to do the selected sport, and have documents confirming that they became wounded/injured/ill during or as a result of combat zone service.
The list of sports and categories, as well as National Trials Regulations will be posted here in August 2019.