Invictus Games begin to wrap-up in Toronto
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.
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.