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Trudeau issues Invictus challenge to Obamas, royals

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 01:08

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. Diane Hodges reports.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issues his challenge for the 2016 Invictus Games... (SOUNDBITE)(English) JUSTIN TRUDEAU, CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER SAYING: "Oh, hey. I just thought I'd show our friends in the U.S. and the U.K. how Canada brings it. Your Majesty, Prince Harry, President and Mrs. Obama..." (SOUNDBITE)(English) JUSTIN TRUDEAU, CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER SAYING: "Boom (DROPS PRETEND MICROPHONE) Orlando Invictus games. Canada's ready." (Canadian Prime Minister Justin) Trudeau tweeted the video of himself with Canada's competitors for the games, in answer to a challenge last week from U.S President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle to Trudeau, and Britain's Prince Harry. The tongue-in-cheek challenge war is aimed at publicizing the Invictus Games, a contest which features injured and ailing military personnel, similar to the Paralympic Games. Prince Harry organized the first event in London in 2014 after watching the U.S. military's Warrior Games. The next games will begin May 8th in Orlando, Florida. Fifteen different nations from around the world are expected to participate.

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Trudeau issues Invictus challenge to Obamas, royals

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 01:08