THE INVICTUS GAMES: BBC ANNOUNCES COVERAGE PLANS FOR 2023 GAMES
Coverage begins on iPlayer and Red Button at 6pm on Saturday 9 September. Audiences will be able stream up to three events a day throughout the Games with coverage concluding on Saturday 16 September.
The One Show will also be at the heart of the action, bringing audiences all the latest news and interviews from Dusseldorf throughout the week. JJ Chalmers will be joined by special guests and explore the inspiring stories of recovery and rehabilitation from the athletes across the competition.
The sixth edition of the Games comes will begin with the Opening Ceremony where competitors from 21 nations will be greeted by Prince Harry and entertained by a performance from American rapper, Macklemore.
The competition gets underway on Sunday 10 September with live action from the Athletics, Powerlifting and Wheelchair Rugby competitions.
The Live Schedule – BBC iPlayer and Red Button:
Saturday 9th – Opening Ceremony from 6pm
Sunday 10th – Athletics, Wheelchair Rugby and Powerlifting from 7.55am
Monday 11th - Athletics and Wheelchair Rugby from 7.55am
Tuesday 12th - Wheelchair Basketball and Indoor Rowing from 7.50am
Wednesday 13th – Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball and Table Tennis from 7.50am
Thursday 14th – Sitting Volleyball and Table Tennis from 7.50am
Friday 15th – Cycling, Archery, Table Tennis and Sitting Volleyball from 7.50am
Saturday 16th – Archery from 11.35 am and Closing Ceremony from 7pm
Audiences will also be able to stream the Closing Ceremony, featuring performances from Sam Ryder and Rita Ora from 7pm.
JJ Chalmers says: "The Invictus Games is so much more than a sports competition. The sport is fantastic and the competition is amazing, but actually that is just the vehicle through which the competitors shine. Seeing them have an impact on their own physical and mental recovery and improving the lives of their family around them is inspiring."
Dan McGolpin, Director, BBC iPlayer & Channels, says: "We’re excited to bring The Invictus Games to the UK on BBC iPlayer and Red Button where we will be streaming all the live action straight from Dusseldorf. Our viewers will be able to follow a huge range of inspirational athletes as they compete in many thrilling events."
Alex McLeod, BBC Commissioner, The One Show, says: "It’s great that we can be a part of this special coverage of The Invictus Games. Our audience will get an exclusive behind the scenes look at the events and get access to the athletes and special guests through JJ.
Audiences can watch the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 from 6pm on Saturday 9th September on BBC iPlayer and Red Button.