Prince Harry to attend Invictus Games in Orlando as 100-day countdown begins

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Invictus Games 2016 run from May 8 until May 12 in Orlando, and officials are celebrating the start of the 100-day countdown Friday.

Fifteen nations are invited to participate in the 2016 Games.

Prince Harry will attend the Invictus Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista.

According to the website, the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 will shine a light on the holistic recovery and rehabilitation that occurs through sport for the wounded, ill, and injured service men and women who participate in them. Though there are only 500 competitors, these men and women represent the tens of thousands of service members around the globe who face the daily challenges from their wounds, illnesses, and injuries, both visible and invisible.

The Invictus Games aid in holistic healing throughout the recovery and rehabilitation process, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially.

"The 2014 Games were just the beginning of the Invictus story. The competitors showed grit, determination and humor: an absolute refusal to be beaten or be defined by their injuries – the Invictus spirit was born. I can't wait to see the American public supporting these inspirational men and women at the next games," said Prince Harry.

According to a release, Prince Harry gave a speech on Jan. 23, during the first day of the United Kingdom team trials for the 2016 Invictus Games, to all the competitors, sending them luck in the upcoming selection process.

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