19 DEC 2012 General News London, UK

London to host 2017 IPC Athletics World Championships

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After staging one of the best and most-talked about Paralympic Games in history this summer, London was announced as the host city of the 2017 IPC Athletics World Championships on Wednesday, 19 December.

The Championships will be held in July 2017 at the Olympic Stadium, just a month before the same venue plays host to the IAAF World Championships. London will become the first city to host the two Championships side-by-side, recreating the summer of sport which transformed the British capital in the summer of 2012.

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

London won the right to stage the 16th edition of the IAAF World Championships (Saturday 5 to Sunday 13 August 2017), when the IAAF Council in Monaco on 11 November 2011 voted in favour of the British capital over Doha, Qatar.

The IAAF World Championships in 2013 will be hosted by Moscow, Russia (10 - 18 August 2013), and in 2015 will be followed by Beijing, China in 2015 (22 - 30 August 2015).