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The Invictus Games (Gaullican: Jeux invictus, Vespasian: Giochi di invictus) 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 is also the Youth and Paravictus games. The games are held every four years, alternating betwen 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 Ulan Khol, hosted by Soravia, while the most recent Summer Games were 2022 Verlois, hosted by Gaullica.

History

Inspirations

[sol invictus games, mytikas games, solarian triumphs] [maybe also attempted revivals or other international competititons] [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 continues to act as the primary governing body for the Invictus Games, but works with a number of National Invictus Committees which represent participant nations. The IIC and NICs, according to the Invictus Charter, both responsible for ensuring the integrity of the games. On occassion, the IIC has had to ban NICs from participation if they are felt to have put this integrity at risk; the most recent example of this being the 6-year ban of the Champanian NIC following proven allegations of doping.

Charter

Bidding process

The privilege of hosting the games is one which has been subject to controversy and is often hard-fought, as it is both considered an honour and has been shown through recent studies to have a positive effect on the host nation's economy. This honour largely went to Euclean nations prior to the Solarian War, with only Adunis - at the time considered part of Gaullica proper - having hosted an Invictus Games outside of Euclea or Asteria Superior before 1950. At this time, the bidding process was largely ad-hoc, with NICs putting their case to the IIC. As the IIC at the time was largely dominated by Euclean sportspeople, most games were hosted in Euclea. 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 utterly. 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 utilise 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 for the Summer Games.

Bidding for the Winter Games works differently [how?]

Symbols

The Invictus flag

Ceremonies

Commercialisation

Coverage

Sports

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

Controversies

Boycotts

Women's participation

Doping and foul play

Champanian doping scandal

Champions and medallists

Nations

Host nations and cities

Summer Invictus host cities

Year No. Host Games dates /
Opened by
Sports
(Disciplines)
Competitors Events Nations Top nation
Total Men Women
1898 I Solaria 6–15 April 1898
Chief of State Romolo Alessandri
Etruria
1902 II Adunis 14 May – 28 October 1902
a person
1906 III Hennehouwe s'Holle 1 July – 23 November 1906
a person
1910 IV Estmere Morwall 27 April – 31 October 1910
King Edward IV
1914 V Rizealand Liberty City 6–22 July 1914
a person
1918 VI Lenovo 14 August – 12 September 1918
Emperor Dragomir II
15
(21)
103
1922 VII Verlois 14 August – 12 September 1922
a person
1926 VIII Werania Wiesstadt 14 August – 12 September 1926
King Leopold IV
1930 IX (1) Awarded to Estmere (Morwall). Cancelled due to the Great War
1934 IX (2) Awarded to Scovern (Rimso). Cancelled due to the Great War
1938 IX (3) Cassier Nouvelle-Rayenne 14 August – 12 September 1938
a person
1942 X Tyrrenhus 14 August – 12 September 1942
Co-Leaders Ettore Caviglia and Aldo Tassinari
1946 XI (1) Awarded to Senria (Keisi). Cancelled due to the Solarian War
1950 XI (2) Estmere St Avelines 14 August – 12 September 1950
President Wolfgar Godfredson
1954 XII Eldmark Hammervik 14 August – 12 September 1954
a person
1958 XIII Senria Keisi XX September - XX October 1958
Prime Minister Tokiyasu Kitamura
1962 XIV Ardesia Remont 14 August – 12 September 1962
a person
1966 XV Soravia Patovatra 14 August – 12 September 1966
President Gabriel Tozulyak
1970 XVI Senria Tosei XX November - XX December 1970
Prime Minister Takesi Takahata
1974 XVII Rizealand Los Santos 14 August – 12 September 1974
a person
1978 XVIII Werania Westbrücken 14 August – 12 September 1978
King Otto XI
1982 XIX Ansan Ogbei 14 August – 12 September 1982
a person
1986 XX Cassier Saint-Marie 14 August – 12 September 1986
a person
1990 XXI Senria Keisi XX September - XX October 1990
Prime Minister Kiyosi Haruna
1994 XXII Kirenia Harimisaareke 14 August – 12 September 1994
a person
1998 XXIII Etruria San Alessandro 14 August – 12 September 1998
President Nicolò Grassi
2002 XXIV Satavia Port Hope 14 August – 12 September 2002
Prime Minister Milo Malan
2006 XXV Dezevau Crescent Island City 14 August – 12 September 2006
a person
2010 XXVI Shangea Baiqiao 14 August – 12 September 2010
State Chairman Yuan Xiannian
2014 XXVII Satucin Gatôn 14 August – 12 September 2014
Premier Martin Allaire
2018 XXVIII Caldia Spálgleann 14 August – 12 September 2018
King Kenneth IV
2022 XXIX Gaullica Verlois 11 July – 1 August 2022
President Monique Degar-Abdulrashid
28 (36) TBA TBA TBA 301 75 TBA
2026 XXX TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
2030 XXXI TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Winter Invictus host cities