ESPN Announces TV Event Schedule for Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

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ESPN Wide World of Sports WWOSESPN will begin its 40+ hours of coverage of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 presented by Jaguar Land Rover with the Opening Ceremony from Champion Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., live on ESPN2 on Sunday, May 8, at 8 p.m. ET. ESPN2 will also provide daily coverage May 9-11 from 7-8 p.m. each day, supplemented by more than 35 hours of live action on ESPN3. The Closing Ceremony will be live on ESPN2 at Champion Stadium on Thursday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m.

The Invictus Games will feature 10 competitive-style sports—archery, cycling, indoor rowing, power lifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis. More than 500 military competitors from 15 countries around the world will compete in the 2016 Games,

ESPN2’s primetime shows will highlight the key events and personalities. ESPN2 coverage will also be available live via WatchESPN across computers, smartphones, tablets, and connected devices via an affiliated video provider. ESPN’s international networks will provide coverage to more than 50 countries via our television networks and digital platforms in Latin America, Oceania, the Caribbean and Canada. Coverage will also be available to US service personnel via Armed Forces Network and ESPN3.

2016 Invictus Games schedule:

Date Time (ET) Event/Commentators Network
Sun, May 8 8 – 10 p.m. Opening Ceremony ESPN2
Mon, May 9 8 – 11 a.m. Powerlifting Finals ESPN3
  1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Rowing Finals ESPN3
7 – 10 p.m. Archery Finals ESPN3
  7 – 8 p.m. Day 1 Primetime Show ESPN2
Tue, May 10 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Track & Field Finals ESPN3
2 – 4:30 p.m. Sitting Volleyball Semifinals ESPN3
  7 – 9:30 p.m. Sitting Volleyball Gold & Bronze Matches ESPN3
7 – 8 p.m. Day 2 Primetime Show ESPN2
Wed, May 11 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Swimming Finals ESPN3
2 – 4:30 p.m. Wheelchair Rugby Semifinals ESPN3
  7:30 – 11p.m. Wheelchair Rugby Gold & Bronze Medal Matches & Exhibition ESPN3
7 – 8 p.m. Day 3 Primetime Show ESPN2
Thur, May 12 8 – 10 a.m. Wheelchair Tennis Final ESPN3
  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wheelchair Basketball Semifinals ESPN3
  2 – 4 p.m. Wheelchair Basketball Gold & Bronze Medal Matches ESPN3
  7:30 – 10 p.m. Closing Ceremony ESPN2