Posted on September 21, 2017
|Invictus Games 2017 – 23 September to 1 October|
|Radio coverage: Listen to Helmand and Back on BBC Radio 5 live at 20:00 BST on Thursday, 21 September|
|TV coverage: Watch BBC One coverage every day from Sunday 24 September|
Five-hundred and fifty men and women step on to the sport arenas of Toronto this week, writing the most recent chapters in stories that started on battlefields across the globe.
The Invictus Games, created by Prince Harry, is an event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, shining a light on their sacrifices but also offering a challenge and pursuit that those who once wore a military uniform can often sorely miss.
Seventeen nations will be represented across 11 sporting events between 23 and 30 September in the third instalment of the event, with medals, pride and rehabilitation at the forefront of the mind of every athlete.
The BBC will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2017 Invictus Games, with a nightly highlights programme on BBC One.
“What we’ve really understood from 2014 and 2016 is the effect these guys as ambassadors have on the general public,” said Prince Harry in the documentary Battle to the Start Line, which you can watch here.