Prince Harry joins Sky’s ‘Game Changers’ for Invictus special
Sky Sports’ Game Changers programme played host to a very unique guest as part of a special episode dedicated to the Invictus Games.
Prince Harry joined regular hosts Di Dougherty and Darren Campbell, as well as double-leg amputees Stuart Robinson and Scott Meenagh, and Mary Wilson who has suffered severe muscle injury and has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, on the children’s sports show which appears on the British broadcaster weekly.
Robinson, Meenagh and Wilson all competed in the 2014 Invictus Games.
Inspired by participating in the Warrior Games in the United States, Harry came up with the idea for a similar event for injured service personnel in the United Kingdom.
The Invictus Games have been dubbed the Olympic Games for wounded servicemen and women and features more than 400 competitors from 13 countries competing in a range of disciplines including athletics, wheelchair rugby, archery, rowing and basketball.
The episode featuring the fifth in line to the British throne was filmed at Lambs Lane Primary School in Berkshire, which integrates students with disabilities into its mainstream education programme. It will air on Sky Sports from Friday (April 29).
The 2016 Invictus Games, will bring together more than 500 competitors from 15 nations to compete in 10 sports – archery, cycling, indoor rowing, power lifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.
The Games will be held between May 8-12, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.