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Follow the Invictus Games (#IG2018) on Twitter

By Olly Wilton
Thursday, 18 October 2018

It’s game on Down Under, as the 2018 Invictus Games (#IG2018) arrives in Sydney for 2018! Once the competition begins, the real-time #IG2018 global viewing party will be on Twitter. Here you can watch and track the action, celebrating the sporting skills of wounded, injured or ill former and current servicemen and women.

This how-to-follow guide offers sports fans everything needed to get closer to the #IG2018 action as it unfolds on Twitter.

Watch the #IG2018 live on Twitter!

Can’t get to a TV? We’ve got you covered as ABC live streaming over 57 hours of action on Twitter for a global audience (excluding United Kingdom) via the @ABCTV Twitter account.

Here’s the full #IG2018 Twitter live streaming schedule that will be broadcast from @ABCTV (please note that times listed here are subject to minor change).

Saturday 20th October

  • 7.30pm – 9:00pm, Opening Ceremony, Sydney Opera House

Sunday 21st October

  • 9.30am – 12.30pm Road cycling time trial
  • 1.30pm – 6:00pm Road cycling criterium (bike race)

Monday 22nd October

  • 9:00am – 1.30pm Indoor rowing

Tuesday 23rd October

  • 9.30am – 12:00pm Swimming heats
  • 1.30pm – 6.15pm Powerlifting (session 1)

Wednesday 24th October

  • 9:00am – 12.15pm Wheelchair rugby (pool play 1)
  • 1.15pm – 4.25pm Wheelchair rugby (pool play 2)
  • 5:00pm – 10:00pm Swimming finals

Thursday 25th October

  • 9:00am – 5.05pm Athletics (session 1)

Friday 26th October

  • 10:00am – 3.05 pm Athletics (session 2)
  • 5:00pm – 9.05pm – Athletics (session 3)

Saturday 27th October

  • 9.30am – 11.40am Wheelchair basketball semi-finals
  • 1:00pm – 3.40pm Wheelchair basketball medal finals
  • 7.30pm – 9:00pm Closing ceremony, Sydney Olympic Park

Twitter will also be jam packed with coverage, commentary, and stories of the people behind @InvictusSydney. When you’re not watching live events, follow the media, event and athlete accounts bringing colour and context to your #IG2018 viewing experience with highlights and personal stories.

If you don’t want to miss a thing, follow these Twitter accounts throughout the Games:

@ABCNews — Posting inspiring human stories from your favourite Invictus Games athletes.

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@ABCSydney — Snippets of the best #IG2018 events, plus more colourful stories surrounding the action.

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@ABCGrandstand — On-going #IG2018 event updates.

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@InvictusSydney — The official Twitter account of the Sydney Invictus Games will be sharing personal stories and highlights of all the #IG2018 action.

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@KensingtonRoyal — The best source of news for all things Royal in nature. Follow Meghan and Harry as they tour the country and attend #IG2018.

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@WeAreInvictus — The official Invictus Games Foundation Twitter account will be Retweeting key athletes and team accounts across the week.

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@MarkOrmrod — the official account of Australian Royal Marines commando and triple amputee, Mark Ormrod. Omrod won two silver medals for rowing in 2017 and is hoping to do one better in 2018!

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@RachWilliams0n — a UK Invictus athlete who has had to re-train herself to become left-handed after suffering nerve damage to her right arm. She also has own hashtag — #TeamRach!

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And if sports is not your thing, you can follow the action packed Australian tour from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (the surprise baby announcement, lit up Aussie Twitter.

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Follow these accounts and the #IG2018 conversation for all the Invictus Games 2018 action. If it’s happening at the Games, it’s happening on Twitter.

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Olly Wilton

‎@ollywilton‎

Partnerships Manager, Twitter