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This Happened — September 10: The First Invictus Games

The first Invictus Games opened at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on this day in 2014, which had been the site of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The games lasted from September 10 to 14.

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What are the Invictus Games?

The Invictus Games is an international sporting event that was established by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. It provides a platform for wounded, injured, or sick military personnel and veterans from various nations to compete in adaptive sports. The Games aim to promote the power of sport in aiding the recovery and rehabilitation of participants and raise awareness about the challenges faced by wounded warriors.

Why were the Invictus Games established?

Prince Harry was inspired to create the Invictus Games after attending the Warrior Games in the United States. He recognized the positive impact that adaptive sports could have on the physical and mental well-being of wounded service personnel. The Games were established to provide a supportive and competitive environment for participants to showcase their skills, determination, and resilience.

How many countries participated in the first Invictus Games?

The inaugural Invictus Games saw the participation of 13 countries: the United Kingdom, United States, Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Iraq, Italy, and the Netherlands. Over 400 competitors took part in the various sporting events.

Which sports were featured in the first Invictus Games?

The first Invictus Games featured a range of adaptive sports, including athletics (track and field), archery, wheelchair basketball, road cycling, indoor rowing, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, wheelchair rugby, swimming, and wheelchair tennis. The sports were chosen to accommodate participants with a variety of injuries and disabilities.

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How Parenthood Reinvented My Sex Life — Confessions Of A Swinging Mom

Between breastfeeding, playdates, postpartum fatigue, birthday fatigues and the countless other aspects of mother- and fatherhood, a Cuban couple tries to find new ways to explore something that is often lost in the middle of the parenting storm: sex.

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Parenting v. intimacy, a delicate balance

Silvana Heredia

HAVANA — It was Summer, 2015. Nine months later, our daughter would be born. It wasn't planned, but I was sure I wouldn't end my first pregnancy. I was 22 years old, had a degree, my dream job and my own house — something unthinkable at that age in Cuba — plus a three-year relationship, and the summer heat.

I remember those months as the most fun, crazy and experimental of my pre-motherhood life. It was the time of my first kiss with a girl, and our first threesome.

Every weekend, we went to the Cuban art factory and ended up at the CornerCafé until 7:00 a.m. That September morning, we were very drunk, and in that second-floor room of my house, it was unbearably hot. The sex was otherworldly. A few days later, the symptoms began.

She arrived when and how she wished. That's how rebellious she is.

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