- United Kingdom
Participation in sports recovery via the Invictus Games has been shown to have a significant short- and long-term positive impact on the recovery journey of international wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and veterans.
As a preview to the full report findings being released in 2022, interim findings on the impact of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 so far indicate that its competitors experienced greater post-traumatic recovery than those who did not participate.
Research explores the long-term physical, psychological and social impact of sport participation for recovery. By assessing the responses of those participating in the Games against those who did not participate, findings are indicating that competitors demonstrated a greater appreciation of life, a greater understanding of new possibilities that exist post-injury or illness, and a greater development of personal strength.