The organisers of the IAAF World Championships London 2017 and the World Para Athletics Championships have today unveiled separate digital platforms to identify the unique qualities of both events which make up the biggest sporting occasion of 2017.
From today, the latest news and up-to-date information for the IAAF World Championships London 2017 can be found at www.iaafworldchampionships.com with the build up to the event to be seen on Twitter and Instagram at @IAAFWorldChamps and on Facebook at facebook.com/IAAFWorldChampionships.
Similarly, important news and information specific to the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 can be found at www.paraathleticschampionships.com while the journey to the event can also be followed on Facebook at facebook.com/ParaAthletics and on Twitter and Instagram at @ParaAthletics.
The IAAF World Championships will be held from August 4-13 at the London Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The turn of the year has seen a host of exciting announcements from organisers including the launch of a London schools ticket offer, the Team Personal Best inspiration programme and education hub Starting Blocks as well as a competition to design a mascot for both championships with plenty more to come between now and July 14.
Niels de Vos, Championship Director for the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London 2017, said: “We’re incredibly excited by the opportunity to demonstrate the unique characteristics of both the World Para Athletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships by creating different digital hubs. We now have two different platforms to engage and communicate to our friends, family, fans and followers what makes each championship special.”
Olivier Gers, IAAF CEO, said: “The new generic ‘IAAF World Championships’ URL and social media handles will help take the hundreds of thousands of ticket-buying spectators and the millions of fans globally on an exciting journey with athletics through this summer’s championships to the next editions in Doha 2019, Eugene 2021 and beyond.”
The IAAF World Championships London 2017 and World Para Athletics Championships will bring together 3000 world-class athletes from more than 200 countries, who will compete in 30 sessions across 20 amazing days. This is the first time that the World Para Athletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships will be hosted by the same city in the same summer.
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