Prince Harry launches sporting event for wounded servicemen
Prince Harry arrives to attend a Christmas Day Service with other members of the royal family at St. Mary's church on the grounds of Sandringham Estate, the Queen's royal estate in Norfolk, England, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. (AP / Lefteris Pitarakis)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, March 6, 2014 7:56AM EST
LONDON -- Britain's Prince Harry is launching the "Invictus Games," a new sporting event for wounded, injured and sick service personnel.
Inspired by a visit to the Warrior Games in the United States, Harry described the Paralympic-style competition as "such a good idea by the Americans that it had to be stolen."
He told reporters Thursday seen "how the power of sport can positively impact the lives of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women."
The games will be funded in part from a government fund holding proceeds of fines levied on banks for manipulating currency rates.
Jaguar Land Rover will be a sponsor of the September event featuring athletes from Britain, Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand and the United States