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Nova launches Invictus Games podcast, ‘The Soldier and the Story with Wippa’

Nova have launched a podcast series,  “The Soldier and the Story with Wippa” for the Invictus Games.

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The announcement:

Invictus Games – The soldier and the story with Wippa special podcast series

The Invictus Games Sydney 2008, presented by Jaguar Land Rover, will take place from 20 to 27 October. To mark this special event, Nova’s Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli will host a podcast series, Invictus Games – the Soldier and the Story with Wippa, featuring some inspirational Australian competitors as well as an Ambassador for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, which launches today.

Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli said: “Our men and women who represent Australia through their commitment to the services should be recognised, and their recovery supported, as in many ways possible. Their stories should be told and need to be heard and it’s an honour for me to present them to you.”

Founded by His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex in 2014, the Invictus Games is an international sporting event for the wounded, injured and ill service men and women, both active duty and veteran. The Games use the healing power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and celebrate the crucial role played by family and friends.

The word ‘invictus’ is Latin of ‘unconquered ‘ and embodies the fighting spirit of our wounded warriors. They have been tested and challenged but not overcome. They have proven that by embracing each other and the support of family and friends they can reclaim their future.

The fourth Invictus Games will see 500 competitions form 8 nations contest medals in 1 adaptive sports. More than 100 family and friends will accompany the competitors, with all being supported by over 100 volunteers.

Micheal ‘Wippa’ Wipfli speaks to competitors Kevin Jacoby, Leading Seaman Vanessa Broughill and Craig McGrath, who share their stories of hardship and resilience that has led them to compete at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. Wippa will also speak to Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Ambassador Curtis McGrath OAM whose incredible survival story and infectious positivity makes for highly motivational listening.

Produced by Two Basic Scoops Media and NOVA Entertainment, Invictus Games — the Soldier and the The Story with Wippa launches Tuesday 6 October and further episodes will be released in the lead up to and during the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. Listen to Invictus Games — the Soldier and the The Story with Wippa on Acast or wherever you get your podcasts.

From a Nova media release

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