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The Invictus Games (Gaullican: Jeux invictus, Vespasian: Giochi invitto) are a major international multi-sport competition in which athletes from across the globe participate. The two major set of events are the Summer and Winter Games, but there are also the Youth and Paravictus Games. The Games are held every four years, alternating between Summer and Winter every two years.

The modern Invictus Games began when Girolamo Aurelio Fioravanti founded the International Invictus Committee and hosted the first games in Solaria in 1898. The games were based on the Sol Invictus festival held in the late Solarian Republic, which were a celebration of Sol, the patron god of old Solaria. The ancient Solarians competed in a number of sports and shows of physical prowess to prove that they were worthy of Sol's supreme patronage. Additional inspiration was taken from the Solarian triumphs and the similar but distinct Mytikas games which took place in ancient Piraea.

The most recent Winter Games were 2020 Winter Invictus Games held in Novokharbatsk, Soravia, while the most recent Summer Games were 2022 Summer Invictus Games held in Verlois, Gaullica.

History

Inspirations

[sol invictus games, mytikas games, solarian triumphs] [maybe also attempted revivals or other international competitions] [a world fair perhaps?]

Foundation and first game

Winter, Youth and Paravictus games

[discuss the launch of the winter games, the youth games, and the paravictus games]

20th century games

21st century games

Variants

Summer Invictus Games

Winter Invictus Games

Youth Invictus Games

Paravictus Games

Invictus Spirit

[discuss the Invictus Spirit, the ethos of the games]

International Invictus Committee

The International Invictus Committee is the governing body for the Invictus Games. It works in partnership with National Invictus Committees (NICs) which represent participating nations. The IIC and NICs, according to the Invictus Charter, are jointly responsible for ensuring the integrity of the Games. On occasion, the IIC has banned NICs from participation for violating the Charter and by-laws, the most recent example being the six-year ban given to the Champanian NIC due to proven allegations of doping.

President of the IIC

The current President of the International Invictus Committee is Prospero D'Agosta of Etruria.

Charter

Bidding process

The privilege of hosting the games is controversial and often hard-fought, as it is both considered an honour and has a positive effect on the host nation's economy. This honour went entirely to Euclean nations prior to the Solarian War, with only Adunis, at the time a part of Gaullica proper, hosting an Invictus Games outside of Euclea or Asteria Superior before 1950. At the time, the bidding process was largely ad-hoc, with NICs putting their case to the Euclean-dominated IIC. The large Euclean colonial empires also meant that there were very few independent nations in the global south eligible to host.

After the conclusion of the Solarian War, however, the world had changed. Decolonisation was taking place, and the Etrurian empire had collapsed. The IIC changed the bidding process for the Summer Invictus Games to make it more equitable. Instead of bidding for each Games individually, countries would bid for a set of three Games, with one nation from Euclea, Coius and Asteria being chosen to host a game in each bloc. The first set of Games to use this system was the 1950, 1954 and 1958 Games, hosted by Estmere for Euclea, Eldmark for Asteria and Senria for Coius. This is the system which remains in place to this day.

Symbols

The Invictus flag

Invictus emblem

The Invictus emblem depicts three arcs, one each in red, blue, and yellow, forming an unfinished circle. The arcs symbolize the three Invictus continents of Euclea, Coius, and Asteria reaching out toward each other, and the incomplete circle symbolizes the ever-unfinished work of international cooperation in sport. The design also recalls the shape of the medals that are awarded to top athletes.

Invictus flag

The Invictus flag's design consists of the Invictus emblem on a white background.

Invictus anthem

Ceremonies

Commercialisation

Coverage

Sports

The most recently added sport at the Summer Games was esports, at the 2022 Games in Verlois.

Controversies

Boycotts

Women's participation

Doping and foul play

Champanian doping scandal

Champions and medalists

Nations

Host nations and cities

Year Summer Winter Host city Country Continent
1898 I Solaria  Etruria Euclea
1902 II Adunis  Gaullica Coius
1906 III s'Holle  Hennehouwe Euclea
1910 IV Morwall  Estmere Euclea
1914 V Liberty City  Rizealand Asteria
1918 VI Istros  Tengaria Euclea
1920 I Siegberg  Werania Euclea
1922 VII Verlois  Gaullica Euclea
1924 II Faulia  Etruria Euclea
1926 VIII Wiesstadt  Werania Euclea
1928 Cancelled due to the Great War
1930
1932
1934
1936 III New Morwall  Rizealand Asteria
1938 IX New Rayenne  Cassier Asteria
1940 IV Longwood  Estmere Euclea
1942 X Vicalvi  Etruria Euclea
1944 Cancelled due to the Solarian War
1946
1948 V Louten  Gaullica Euclea
1950 XI St Avelines  Estmere Euclea
1952 VI Saint-Sacrement  Cassier Asteria
1954 XII Hammarvik  Eldmark Asteria
1956 VII Niederburland  Valduvia Euclea
1958 XIII Keisi  Senria Coius
1960 VIII Estevia  AFR Asteria
1962 XIV Rémont  Ardesia Asteria
1964 IX Paltamo  Soravia Euclea
1966 XV Patovatra  Soravia Euclea
1968 X Tolbury  Estmere Euclea
1970 XVI Tosei  Senria Coius
1972 XI Spreglen  Caldia Euclea
1974 XVII Los Santos  Rizealand Asteria
1976 XII Nobeoka  Senria Coius
1978 XVIII Westbrücken  Werania Euclea
1980 XIII Monroial  Gaullica Euclea
1982 XIX Ogbei  Ansan Coius
1984 XIV Helganes  Scovern Euclea
1986 XX Sainte-Marie  Cassier Asteria
1988 XV Vallenoche  Paretia Euclea
1990 XXI Keisi  Senria Coius
1992 XVI Rongzhou  Shangea Coius
1994 XXII Harimisaareke  Valduvia Euclea
1996 XVII Urebosk  Alsland Euclea
1998 XXIII San Alessandro  Etruria Euclea
2000 XVIII Pestelya  Chistovodia Asteria
2002 XXIV Port Hope  Satavia Asteria
2004 XIX Benbaun  Caldia Euclea
2006 XXV Crescent Island City  Dezevau Coius
2008 XX Shenkong  Shangea Coius
2010 XXVI Baiqiao  Shangea Coius
2012 XXI Barnier  Cassier Asteria
2014 XXVII Gatôn  Satucin Asteria
2016 XXII Ubeyama  Senria Coius
2018 XXVIII Spreglen  Caldia Euclea
2020 XXIII Novokharbatsk  Soravia Euclea
2022 XXIX Verlois  Gaullica Euclea
2024 XXIV Rimso-Nordfolden  Scovern Euclea
2026 XXX Sindae  Ansan Coius
2028 XXV Asteria or Coius
2030 XXXI Asteria
2032 XXVI Asteria or Coius