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Athletics: London named host city for 2017 Paralympic World Championships

December 20, 2012

London has been named the host city for the 2017 Paralympic Athletics World Championships, which will be held in the Olympic Stadium one month before the World Athletics Championships.

This is the first time the city will host both championships in one year, and organisers are hoping to follow in the success of the London 2012 Games and Paralympic Games, and the incredible support of the British public.

London Mayor Boris Johnson said: “By bringing the IPC Athletics World Championships to our wonderful Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park just a month before the World Athletics Championships, the capital is poised to recreate the magic of 2012.”

This is part of UK Sport’s ‘The Gold Series Events’, the campaign to continue the Olympic legacy using lottery money to bring world class sporting events to the UK.

Among the events being targeted are the semi-finals and final of football’s European Championship in 2020 and the Hockey World Cup, the 2016 Track Cycling World Championships and European Swimming Championships, along with the Diving World Series, the World Triathlon Series, the World Figure Skating Championships and the Track Cycling World Cup.

Bianca Fermi, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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