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    Invictus Games athletes take in the falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    As Romania’s Doru Hamza stepped off the Via Rail train in Niagara Falls Wednesday, it felt like “fate” he was here.

    Before he was an athlete with the Invictus Games, he was a sergeant with his country’s 300th Infantry Battalion. In 2008, while patrolling the Qalet-Kandahar highway in Afghanistan, his vehicle crossed over an improvised explosive device. His injuries required surgery, performed by a Canadian doctor.

    “He treated me very well,” he said. “I’m grateful to him and the entire medical staff from Canada.”

    Hamza is now one of 550 competitors from 17 nations taking part in the third annual Invictus Games…

    Shortly after arrival, athletes boarded WEGO buses for Table Rock. For many, it was their first glimpse of Niagara Falls up close.

    Falls ready to welcome Invictus athletes

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Niagara tourism partners will host hundreds of international athletes and their families next week as part of the upcoming Invictus Games in Toronto.

    Up to 500 athletes, family members and coaching staff will take a specially chartered Via Rail train to Niagara Falls on Wednesday for a day-long outing to enjoy the destination’s attractions and activities.

    The participants are scheduled to arrive at the Niagara Falls train station on Bridge Street at 11 a.m.

    From there, they will board WEGO buses for Table Rock and will have free time to enjoy attractions.

    They will depart for the train at 2:30 p.m. for their return to Toronto.

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