2013 Warrior Games Opening Ceremony Images

By Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentMay 14, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  -  Army Spc. (Ret.) Luis Puertas, from Orlando, Fla., passes the torch to Marine Pfc. Artem Lazukin during the opening ceremonies at the Warrior Games held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. on May 11, 2013.  Hundreds were on hand for the ceremony, including Great Britain's Prince Harry.  (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army Spc. (Ret.) Luis Puertas, from Orlando, Fla., passes the torch to Marine Pfc. Artem Lazukin during the opening ceremonies at the Warrior Games held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. on May 11, 2013. Hundreds were on hand for the ceremony, including Great Britain's Prince Harry. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  -  Army Spc. (Ret.) Luis Puertas, from Orlando, Fla., carries the torch during the opening ceremonies at the Warrior Games held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., on May 11, 2013.  Hundreds were on hand for the ceremony, including Great Britain's Prince Harry.  (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Army Spc. (Ret.) Luis Puertas, from Orlando, Fla., carries the torch during the opening ceremonies at the Warrior Games held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., on May 11, 2013. Hundreds were on hand for the ceremony, including Great Britain's Prince Harry. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  -  Wounded, ill or injured service members from the British Armed Forces sitting volleyball team and the United States sitting volleyball team listen to a pre-game briefing before competing in a exhibition game at the opening ceremonies for the Warrior Games held at the Olympic Training Center on May 11, 2013.  Hundreds were on hand for the ceremony, including Great Britain's Prince Harry.  (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Wounded, ill or injured service members from the British Armed Forces sitting volleyball team and the United States sitting volleyball team listen to a pre-game briefing before competing in a exhibition game at the opening ceremonies for the Warrior Games held at the Olympic Training Center on May 11, 2013. Hundreds were on hand for the ceremony, including Great Britain's Prince Harry. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  -  The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Team performs at the opening ceremonies for the Warrior Games held at the Olympic Training Center on May 11, 2013.  Hundreds were on hand for the ceremony, including Great Britain's Prince Harry.  The ceremony kicked off a weeklong event that pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball.  (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Team performs at the opening ceremonies for the Warrior Games held at the Olympic Training Center on May 11, 2013. Hundreds were on hand for the ceremony, including Great Britain's Prince Harry. The ceremony kicked off a weeklong event that pits more than 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  -  U.S. Navy Admiral James A. Winnefeld, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the crowd at the opening ceremony of the Warrior Games held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs on May 11, 2013.  The ceremony kicked off a weeklong event that pits 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball.  (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - U.S. Navy Admiral James A. Winnefeld, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the crowd at the opening ceremony of the Warrior Games held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs on May 11, 2013. The ceremony kicked off a weeklong event that pits 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. " Wounded, injured or ill service members attended the opening ceremony of the Warrior Games on May 11, 2013, at the Olympic Training Center.  The ceremony kicked off a weeklong event that pits 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball.  (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. " Wounded, injured or ill service members attended the opening ceremony of the Warrior Games on May 11, 2013, at the Olympic Training Center. The ceremony kicked off a weeklong event that pits 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. " Fifty athletes representing Team Army attended the opening ceremony of the Warrior Games on May 11, 2013, at the Olympic Training Center.  The ceremony kicked off a weeklong event that pits 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball.  (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. " Fifty athletes representing Team Army attended the opening ceremony of the Warrior Games on May 11, 2013, at the Olympic Training Center. The ceremony kicked off a weeklong event that pits 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. " Fifty athletes representing Team Army attended the opening ceremony of the 2013 Warrior Games on May 11, 2013, at the Olympic Training Center.  The ceremony kicked off a weeklong event that pits 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball.  (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. " Fifty athletes representing Team Army attended the opening ceremony of the 2013 Warrior Games on May 11, 2013, at the Olympic Training Center. The ceremony kicked off a weeklong event that pits 260 wounded, ill or injured service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL