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Prince Harry's Warrior Games itinerary in Colorado Springs expanded, confirmed

By Joe Paisley Published: May 2, 2013 0

British Prince Harry's time at the 2013 Warrior Games will include attending the opening ceremony and a volleyball exhibition on the first day, and the cycling competition at the Air Force Academy.

The May 11 ceremony at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs is a closed event as is volleyball.

The cycling is scheduled for 12:30 to 4 p.m. May 12 at Falcon Stadium and is free and open to the public. The games last until May 16.

The itinerary was confirmed by Beth Bourgeois, associate director of public relations at the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Prince Harry, 28, is the youngest son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana. He is regarded as one of the world's most eligible bachelors. He is third in line to the throne, behind Charles and older brother Prince William.

The younger heir served in the British Army and flew missions in Afghanistan. His trip will have a 'strong central theme of supporting injured servicemen and women from both the UK and US armed forces, ' a March press release announcing his initial plans noted.

British veterans and active duty service members participated in last year's Warrior Games on an exhibition basis. This is the first year they will compete as a squad along with five teams representing each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces: Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy/Coast Guard and Special Operations.

The teams compete in seven sports - archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, and wheelchair basketball. The event is designed to help the recovery of the 260 wounded, ill, and injured servicemen and women participating.

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