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The third In­vic­tus Games will be held in var­i­ous venues around Toronto from Sept. 23 to 30. The open­ing cer­e­mony will be streamed live on Face­book (@ in­vic­tus­toronto).

More than 550 com­peti­tors from 17 al­lied na­tions will take part in the sport­ing events.

The sports are open to ill, wounded and in­jured ac­tive duty and vet­eran service mem­bers. Each com­peti­tor is able to bring two family mem­bers or friends, all ex­penses paid.

Canada will field a team of 90 ath­letes, led by co-cap­tains Nat­acha Dupuis (com­pet­ing in track and field and row­ing) and Si­mon Mail­loux (com­pet­ing in track and field and sit­ting vol­ley­ball).

Gold, sil­ver and bronze medals are awarded for each com­pe­ti­tion.

Canada won 22 to­tal medals at the 2016 In­vic­tus Games in Or­lando. The over­all win­ner was the U.S. with 145 in to­tal.

The Toronto Games in­volve 11 adap­tive sports, including archery, ath­let­ics (track and field), cy­cling, golf, in­door row­ing, pow­er­lift­ing, sit­ting vol­ley­ball, swim­ming, wheel­chair bas­ket­ball, wheel­chair rugby and wheel­chair ten­nis. Jaguar Land Rover is also spon­sor­ing a driv­ing chal­lenge, test­ing the com­peti­tors’ abil­ity to drive fast and ac­cu­rately.

The fed­eral gov­ern­ment is con­tribut­ing $17.5 mil­lion to sup­port the games. The On­tario gov­ern­ment will kick in $10 mil­lion.

Next year’s games will be held in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia.

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