Trudeau issues Invictus challenge to Obamas, royals

Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau answers the challenge issued by Britain's royals and the Obamas with a show of force ahead of the upcoming Invictus games.

TORONTO (REUTERS) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued his challenge for the 2016 Invictus Games.

"Oh, hey. I just thought I'd show our friends in the US and the UK how Canada brings it. Your Majesty, Prince Harry, President and Mrs. Obama. Boom. Orlando Invictus games. Canada's ready."

Mr Trudeau tweeted the video of himself with Canada's competitors for the games, in answer to a challenge last week from US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle to Trudeau, and Britain's Prince Harry.

The tongue-in-cheek challenge war is aimed at publicising the Invictus Games, a contest which features injured and ailing military personnel, similar to the Paralympic Games.
Prince Harry organised the first event in London in 2014 after watching the US military's Warrior Games.

The next games will begin May 8 in Orlando, Florida.

Fifteen different nations from around the world are expected to participate.