The Invictus Games in The Hague have been moved to April 16-22, 2022.

The multisport event for physically and mentally injured soldiers and veterans was postponed twice due to the corona pandemic.

"It was of course a great disappointment that the Invictus Games could not take place again, but also understandable in the current situation. We are still looking forward to organizing the Games in 2022," said chairman Mart de Kruif.

Initially, the Invictus Games were to be held in The Hague from 9 to 16 May 2020.

Due to the corona pandemic, the event was postponed until this year, but it is too early to host an international tournament at this point.

"We look forward to experiencing the Invictus Games in 2022 as they were meant to be: with friends and family and with the support of the public from the stands," said team captain Wouter Bakker of the Dutch team.

The Invictus Games were co-created by the British Prince Harry and were first held in London in 2014.

After editions in Orlando (2016), Toronto (2017) and Sydney (2018), it will soon be The Hague's turn.

D├╝sseldorf will be the host in 2024.

Twenty countries and five hundred participants will be coming to The Hague next year.

With athletics, weightlifting, archery, indoor rowing, JLR Driving Challenge, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, cycling, sitting volleyball and swimming, ten sports are on the program in the Hofstad.

In 2018 there were thirteen.