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Warrior Games

June 21 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm EDT

The U.S. Department of Defense created the DoD Warrior Games to introduce sick and wounded service members to the motivational challenges of team sports and Olympic-style competition. The next Warrior Games will start on Monday, September 21, 2020 and commence on Monday, September 28, 2020. The Marine Corps’ Wounded Warrior Regiment will host the 2020 Department of Defense Warrior Games in San Antonio, Texas.

In 2010, the United States Department of Defense created the Warrior Games to introduce sick and wounded service members to the motivational challenges of team sports and Olympic-style competition. “After overcoming significant injuries and illnesses,” the Warrior Games official site states, “these athletes prove that life can continue after becoming wounded, ill and injured”.

The competitions themselves are known as “adaptive sports”, including track and field, powerlifting, cycling, wheelchair basketball, and sitting volleyball.

Today, the Warrior Games is an annual event that, much like the Olympics, finds a new venue each year to showcase the games.