London to host Paralympic 2017 World Championships

11:15 19 December 2012

The Olympic Park. File picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Olympic Park. File picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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London will host the 2017 World Paralympic Championships, it was announced today.

The IPC event will be held in July 2017 at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, just a month before the venue hosts the IAAF World Athletics Championships.

It means the capital will become the first city to host the two Championships side-by-side.

The Greater London Authority will organise the Championships, partnering with UK Athletics, ParalympicsGB, Newham Council, the London Legacy Development Corporation and the University of East London.

The athletics competition at the London 2012 Paralympics drew sold-out crowds of 80,000 for every session and attracted more than one billion cumulated television viewers worldwide at what is now one of the world’s most well-known stadiums.

Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham, said: “The dual legacy promises of the 2012 Games were to transform the East End of London and inspire a generation through sport.

“In partnering to organise the 2017 IPC Athletics World Championships Newham will not only help to secure that legacy, we will underline our commitment to enhancing opportunities for people with disabilities.”


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