Invictus Games begin to wrap-up in Toronto

Published On September 29, 2017 | By Jacob Phillips | Sports

Anthony McDaniel (C) of the United States competes against Denmark during their semi final wheelchair rugby match at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 28, 2017. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

By: Jason Ramroop, Wrence Trinidad and Tyson Lautenschlager

After a week of highly competitive sports, the Invictus Games, an event that celebrates war veterans, is set to wrap-up in Toronto.

The games, which featured events around the city such as wheelchair tennis and road cycling, attracted thousands of people to check out the games from far and wide.

“Toronto has put on an absolutely ‘stonker’ of a games so far. It is brilliant,” Matthew Smith of England told Humber News.

While the spotlight has rightfully been placed on the athletes participating in the games, the starpower of the Invictus Games was shown on Friday when former U.S. President and Vice-President Barack Obama and Joe Biden joined Prince Harry to watch the games after Obama gave a speech in Toronto.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) converse as they watch a wheelchair basketball event with Britain’s Prince Harry (R) and Jill Biden (2nd L) at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

The closing ceremonies for the games will take place at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday. Among some of the headlining celebrities that will take the stage to put a bow on the games are rock-and-roll powerhouses Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams and Kelly Clarkson.

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