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Warrior Games to highlight mental, physical toughness of wounded veterans next month

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Central Florida veterans will be among those competing in next month’s Department of Defense Warrior Games.

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The games, hosted by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, will highlight the exceptional physical skills and mental toughness of wounded, ill and injured active-duty and veteran service members, according to a news release.

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The games take place Aug. 19-28 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, kicking off with an opening ceremony.

There will be 12 sports featured in the games: archery, cycling (both road race and time trials), shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track, field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, indoor rowing, powerlifting, and golf as an exhibition.

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Athletes from Central Florida represent Team Army, Team Air Force, Team Navy, Team Marine Corps and Team Special Operations Command, according to a news release.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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